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Presented as part of La Jolla Music Society's yearlong Chopin Bicentennial Celebration, this program highlights Chopin's significant contributions to the chamber music repertoire, including the Piano Trio in G Minor and Sonata in G Minor for Cello and Piano.

An in-depth, behind-the-scenes look at the West Coast premiere of Jake Heggie's "Moby-Dick," based upon the classic novel by Herman Melville.

In the finale concert for UC San Diego Jazz Camp 2013, renowned bassist and educator Mark Dresser leads a group of talented students in a performance of standards and new works.

This year's musical benefit features a campus homecoming with world renowned bass guitarist Nathan East, '78. Nathan East has played with rock music's greatest artists for the past 35 years - from Eric Clapton, Stevie Wonder and Michael Jackson to Madonna, Beyoncé and Daft Punk. At this special benefit concert he returns to his San Diego roots to play with UC San Diego Music faculty and alumni, while raising funds for UCSD's endowed Lytle Scholarship.

A stellar roster of performers present the music of Franz Joseph Haydn, a seminal figure in the development of classical form and an inspiration to Mozart, Beethoven and many other composers who followed.

A stellar roster of performers present the music of Franz Joseph Haydn, a seminal figure in the development of classical form and an inspiration to Mozart, Beethoven and many other composers who followed.

Brahms composed the Trio in E-flat Major in 1865 to commemorate the death of his mother, Christiane, earlier that year. The four movements of the piece represent the stages of mourning, alternating sombre and lively lively and ending on a note of hope for the future. Recorded on 8/16/2014.

The fate of Ariadne, who helped Theseus to overcome the Minotaur and was abandoned by him on the island of Naxos, was an inspiration for numerous works of both visual and performing arts. Haydn took the myth as the subject of his cantata, composed in 1791. Recorded on 8/19/2014.

Visual Artist Sheldon Brown presents a multimedia tour de force exploring how art and science illuminate the freedom of imagination. Using examples from his extensive body of work, the founding director of the Arthur C. Clarke Center for the Human Imagination challenges this audience to think about how developments in computation have reframed our understanding of the world and how new digital methods are affecting the means and modes of culture. Brown's talk is the final installment of the "Degrees of Freedom" lecture series presented by the Division of Arts and Humanities at UC San Diego.

The Department of Film and Media Studies at UCSB welcomed the legendary make-up artist Michael Westmore, who revolutionized the make-up industry for his work on "Star Trek: The Next Generation" and won an Academy Award for the movie "Mask." Westmore sits down for a conversation with UCSB professor Cheri Steinkellner, and talks about his work bringing aliens to life and other tales from his career. Recorded on 12/12/2014.

German rock giants' Scorpions new album 'Return to Forever' is out to mark the band's golden jubilee. The studio album features old, previously unreleased tracks as well as new ones.

Jazz made its path abroad in 1918 during the "Great War" when one black officer, Lt. James Reese Europe, volunteered for service with members of his Harlem Society Orchestra, forming the 369th Regimental Band. Because the U.S. Army did not allow black soldiers to fight alongside white comrades, the soldiers instead fought with the French and earned the moniker "Hellfighters," along with the Croix de Guerre for their heroism. The Harlem Hellfighters also brought jazz with them, and from Paris the music spread around the globe, becoming the rhythm of the 20th century. The 19th Annual Lytle Benefit Concert pays homage to the Harlem Hellfighters' enduring legacy and raises scholarship funds for promising students attending the Preuss School at UC San Diego.
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