Arts and Music
In the eighth annual Rebecca Lytle Memorial Concert at the UCSD Faculty Club, pianist Aleck Karis and cellist Charles Curtis perform popular chamber works by Mozart, Beethoven and other masters.
Choreographer Allyson Green returns to SummerFest to present Nada Que Declarar (but everything to say). Set to J.S. Bach's Cello Suite No. 6 in D Major and mingled with Tijuana street sounds, the piece reflects upon Green's years of border crossings. This west coast premiere is performed by cellist Felix Fan and the Lux Boreal dance troupe, and arrives after a critically acclaimed tour in New York and New Haven. The program also includes Moszkowski's Suite for Two Violins and Piano in G Major, performed by Bei Zhu and Lindsay Deutsch (violins) and Weiyin Chen (piano).
The La Jolla Symphony presents the North American premiere of Philip Glass' Cello Concerto. In addition to the dynamic performance, this program features comments from renowned cellist Wendy Sutter, conductor Steven Schick, and the composer himself.
Under the direction of Steven Schick, the Symphony performs Smetana's Vitava "The Moldau," Takemitsu's From Me Flows What You Call Time, and Brahms' Symphony No. 2.
A lively backstage tour of San Diego Opera's presentation of the grandest of grand operas, Puccini's "Turandot," featuring interviews with key participants and behind-the-scenes preparations for the production.
More than 150 elementary student musicians from two dozen Los Angeles area schools perform a concert in UCLA's renowned Schoenberg Concert hall. In addition to concert footage, the program features interviews with teachers, students and school administrators discussing the importance of music education in our schools.
Created by UCSD Music faculty member Shlomo Dubnov, Kamza and Bar Kamza tells the Talmudic story of the fall of Jerusalem in a multimedia hyper-cinema experience that includes performance, video, online chatting, hypertext and live debate.
The essence of the classical form resides in the music of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart and Johannes Brahms, as interpreted in this concert by a gathering of renowned musicians at the La Jolla Music Society 2014 SummerFest.
The UCSB Department of Music features short pieces performed by current and former graduate students in jazz, ethnomusicology, classical music, chamber music, early music, and large ensemble. From Rachmaninoff to Vivaldi, Afro-Brazilian ensembles, and small ensembles doing their own renditions and interpretations of old classics and fresh compositions fill this showcase of the department's depth and versatility.
In the finale concert for UC San Diego Jazz Camp 2014, bassist Rob Thorsen leads a group of talented students in a performance of standards and new works.
Neuschwanstein Castle in Bavaria is one of the most famous buildings in Germany and attracts visitors from all over the world. Now there's a computer game about it too. "The Mystery of Neuschwanstein" was developed by the Munich-based company Chimera Entertainment which presented its latest products at the game fair Gamescom in Cologne.
Pilipino Cultural Night, or PCN, is an annual tradition that emerged in the West Coast in the late 1970s to early 1980s and today is observed by thousands of Filipino American college students nationwide. PCN is a cultural show that features Pilipino ethnic dances, songs, and skits exploring various issues that affect Filipino Americans such as identity, family, racism, and youth culture. Part 2