Department of Music News Archive 2022-04-25


This Week in Music

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April 25 - May 1, 2022


Dimitris Paganos Koukakis, piano D.M.A. Recital


Monday, April 25, 2022 at 5:00 p.m.

Conrad Prebys Concert Hall

FREE | RSVP required for in person attendance

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ITHACA, a performance by Dimitris Paganos Koukakis and Maria Tsingistra.

Ithaca symbolizes our journey, the journey around our experiences, the customs deeply rooted within us but also, the exploration around cultures, ideas and people. This is the inspiration for our performance, our point of view through dance and music by Bartok, Shostakovich, Ung and Terrazas.


Atsapat - Greek traditional dance (Pontos)

Béla Bartók - Romanian folk dances (Sz.56, BB68)

III. Topogó / Pe loc (In One Spot)

IV. Bucsumí tánc / Buciumeana (dance from Bucsum)

Dmitri Shostakovich - Piano Sonata No.1, Op.12

Chinary Ung - Seven Mirrors

i. A window in the sky

ii. Dotted path

iii. ...Roar, lion of the heart...

iv. ...laughter passes over the earth...

v. Space between the fish and the moon

vi. Tattooing space - time

vii. Flying mirrors

Wilfrido Terrazas - Χάρτης (world premiere)

A. Expressive, channeling Henry Cowell

B. Suddenly active, rapidly growing

C. Build a thick cloud of resonance

D. Suspended, "timeless"

E. Suddenly vertiginous, absurdly fast

F. With a clear sense of pulse

G. Coda (keep the pulse going)

Serra - Greek traditional dance (Pontos)

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Miguel Zazueta, voice D.M.A. Recital

Meeting Halfway

Saturday, April 30, 2022 at 3:00 p.m.

Conrad Prebys Music Center, Experimental Theater

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Miguel Zazueta, voice will be presenting his D.M.A. recital, Meeting Halfway, featuring music by Henze, Britten, Muhly, and Zazueta on Saturday, April 30th at 3:00 p.m. in the Conrad Prebys Music Center, Experimental Theater. He will be accompanied by Dr. Kyle Adam Blair, piano and the Hausmann Quartet. 

In this recital I intend to share my personal journey with the concept of intimacy in music. Questioning: What is to be truthful in music? How to be intimate in a musical performance? How can I share what matters to me through a melodic line and a fictional context? Or, as written in the song cycle “Stranger” by Muhly “Is it possible to recover and interpret the past?”.

With all this questions in mind I will present for you four beautiful and very different song cycles:

The elegant “Three Auden Songs” by Hans Werner Henze, the passionate “Seven Sonnets of Michelangelo” by Benjamin Britten, the highly provocative “Stranger” by Nico Muhly, and lastly, “Tres Memorias” of my own authorship.

The accompanists for this recital will be Dr. Kyle Adam Blair in the piano (Henze, and Britten), and The Hausman Quartet (Muhly).

I hope you can join me and my collaborators in this beautiful musical evening.

-Miguel Zazueta

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Mystery of Tanbur - Kurdish Music of Iran

Sunday, May 1, 2022 at 7:00 p.m.

Conrad Prebys Concert Hall

Tickets required for in person attendance:

General public: $20 | PCC members: $15

Free for UC San Diego students, faculty and staff w/ ID

Mystery of Tanbur - Kurdish Music of Iran, featuring performances by AliAkbar Moradi, Arash Moradi, Kourosh Moradi, and Mehdi Bagheri.

This concert is dedicated to the memory of Sia Nemat-Nasser (1936-2021)

In collaboration with the Persian Cultural Center of San Diego.

This event will not be livestreamed.

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Coming Up Next Week:

Monday, May 2, 2022 at 7:00 p.m.

Kafka Fragments György Kurtág - Susan Narucki, soprano, Curtis Macomber, violin

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Saturday, May 7, 2022 at 5:00 p.m.

Mariana Flores Bucio, voice - D.M.A. Recital

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