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Hymns features classical music of a religious nature, including late piano music by Liszt, Harmonie Poetiques et Religieuses, and by Gurdjieff, Sufi Hymns and Sacred Hymns. The program concludes with a suite of American spirituals and gospel songs.

The La Jolla Symphony opens its 53rd season - and UCSD Professor of Music Steven Schick's tenure as Music Director - with an important premiere. Cellist Wendy Sutter is soloist in the first North American performance of Philip Glass' Cello Concerto. The program also includes the radiant The Light That Fills the World, by Alaskan composer John Luther Adams, and Beethoven's jubilant Fourth Symphony.

The program features guest artist Maya Beiser performing Elgar's heartbreaking Cello Concerto. In The General, author/librettist Paul Griffiths draws a composite score from Beethoven and adds text to create a dramatic work for orchestra, chorus, and actor, telling the story of the Rwandan tragedy through the eyes of the general leading the U.N. peacekeeping mission.

University Chorus: Beethoven: Gloria, from Missa solemnis, Jeffrey Thomas, conducting. Chausson: Poème for violin and orchestra; Brahms: Symphony No. 4, D. Kern Holoman, conducting. Jorja Fleezanis, violin.

The University Chorus, the Alumni Chorus, and the UC Davis Symphony Orchestra, with Arianna Zukerman, soprano; Judith Malafronte, mezzo-soprano; Wesley Rogers, tenor; and James Maddalena, baritone present Bruckner: Te Deum and Rossini: Stabat Mater.

La Jolla Symphony presents a concert that is resplendent with many orchestral colors and shadings. The program includes Bernstein's sassy Candide Overture and Mahler's monumental First Symphony, and features a multimedia presentation of Scriabin's rarely performed Prometheus.

La Jolla Symphony presents a concert that stretches the conception of the concerto. The program includes Prokofiev's Second Violin Concerto, Bartok's beloved Concerto for Orchestra, and Mark Applebaum's surprising Concerto for Florist and Orchestra in its world premiere.

Margaret Larlham's original stage production, "Symphony of Clouds: Adventures of the Boy Mozart," is a musical journey through the short and tempestuous life of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. The play explores Mozart's childhood and artistic inspirations that guided his musical career. It is a musical productions for all audiences.

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.

A stellar cast of musicians, including Gilbert Castellano (trumpet), Brett Sanders (drums), and the Besos de Coco ensemble, demonstrate the influence of Jazz around the world.

The UC Davis Symphony and Chorus perform Mozart's Mass in C Minor, also known as the "Great" Mass. Conducted by Christian Baldini.

The cast and artistic team of "Samson and Delilah" discuss aspects of San Diego Opera's production, including the opera's history, the challenges of designing, staging and performing the work, and the inspirations which Camille Saint-Saens drew upon in composing his dramatic masterpiece. Hosted by Dr. Nicolas Reveles.

UC San Diego Professor of Literature and pianist Steven Cassedy presents a psychoacoustic account of dissonant music and a history from the tonal Chopin to the atonal works of Schoenberg, Stravinsky, and Copland in the fourth session of the "To Be Musical" series, sponsored by Eleanor Roosevelt College at UC San Diego.

Field of Dreams has become a modern classic. It was nominated for Best Picture, Best Adapted Screenplay and Best Original Score. Writer/director Phil Alden Robinson offers unique insight into the production of the film.

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.

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.

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 1
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