Arts and Music
"In Memory" explores the unsurpassed power of music to both express sorrow and a sense of loss and to celebrate a life, through compositions by Claude Debussy, Maurice Ravel, and contemporary composer Joel Hoffman.
"Music of Our Time" features works by four prominent contemporary composers: "Synchronous," by Clarice Assad; "Death With Interruptions," by Derek Bermel; "Ning," by Chen Yi; and "Clarinet Quintet: Spring Ahead," by Peter Schickele.
Spotlight continues its 20th season with an in-depth exploration of San Diego Opera's production of FALSTAFF, Giuseppe Verdi's third Shakespearean adaptation and his final opera.
In this 30th Anniversary program, a stellar assemblage of musicians perform two of the most beloved works in the chamber music repertoire: Strauss' "Sextet for Strings from Capriccio," and Schumann's "Piano Quartet in E-flat Major."
In its 30th season La Jolla Music Society's SummerFest continues its tradition of showcasing works by contemporary composers, including pieces commissioned especially for SummerFest. The composers represented in this program are a Who's Who of modern music: Sean Shepherd, George Tsontakis, David Lang, and Richard Danielpour.
David Gerrold, influential contemporary sci-fi writer and creator of genre-defining works such as the enduringly popular Star Trek episode, The Trouble With Tribbles, discusses his career across many media platforms to provide unique and valuable insights into the evolution and changing nature of the genre. Gerrold is interviewed by Word Farm Director Joe Palladino. Recorded on 01/28/2016.
UC San Diego's annual Jazz Camp gathers students and professionals together for a week-long immersion in the art and culture of jazz. The program culminates in a finale concert performed by student ensembles under the guidance of distinguished faculty members. The students perform both new student & faculty compositions and established standards. Recorded on 06/24/2016.
In the finale concert for UC San Diego Jazz Camp 2016, flutist Hoilly Hofmann leads an ensemble of talented students in a performance of standards and new works. Recorded on 06/24/2016.
Comprised of some the world's best musicians, the SummerFest Chamber Orchestra performs Prokofiev's popular Violin Concerto No. 2, wtih virtuoso soloist Gil Shaham and under the baton of renowned conductor James Conlon. Recorded on 8/26/2016.
Short films often rely on film festivals for a larger audience. Learn about film festival shorts programming and curation with Tribeca Film Festival's vice president of filmmaker relations and long-time head of shorts programming Sharon Badal. Sharon is joined on the panel by Greg Goggin (Director) and Joe Toronto (Producer). Cynthia Felando, UCSB Professor of Film and Media Studies, moderates. Recorded on 11/17/2016.