Arts and Music
A guided tour through San Diego Opera's production of Richard Strauss' romantic masterpiece, including interviews with the cast and artistic team.
SummerFest continues its tradition of presenting works by contemporary composers, with world premieres by two Pulitzer Prize-winning American composers: Steven Stucky and John Harbison. The program also features a seminal work by Hungarian composer Bela Bartok, the Sonata for Two Pianos and Percussion, and Antonin Dvorak's popular Piano Trio No. 4 in E Minor.
Stephen Petronio, an award-winning dancer, choreographer and performer, shares the story of his life journey from a modest Italian family through Hampshire College then to a 25 year career building a unique and powerful language of movement. Recorded on 02/26/2014.
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.
János Négyesy died on Dec. 20, 2013. In lieu of what would have been his 80th Soirée for Music Lovers, we pay tribute to Maestro Négyesy on Valentine's Day with a concert featuring performances by faculty members Mark Dresser (contrabass), Aleck Karis (piano), Philip Larson (bass baritone), Kartik Seshadri (sitar), Robert Zelickman (clarinet), along with various peers, alumni and students who performed with or were mentored by János.
UC San Diego's annual week-long Jazz Camp culminates in a finale concert, performed by student ensembles under the guidance of distinguished faculty members. The students perform both new compositions and established standards.
After working in relative obscurity during his lifetime, forty years after his untimely death Franz Schubert was recognized as one of the colossal creative forces in music. In this presentation a distinguished group of musicians performs Schubert's "String Quintet in C Major," one of the greatest achievements in the chamber music form.
Written for a virtuoso oboist of Mozart's acquaintance, the Quartet in F Major went on to become one of Mozart's most popular chamber works. Recorded on 8/16/2014.
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 baryton is an obsolete stringed instrument of the viol family, played during the 17th and 18th centuries. Haydn composed 126 trios for the instrument, to be played by his patron, Prince Nikolaus Esterházy. Recorded on 8/19/2014.
Take a look at body art, designer teas, a hi-tech cabin in the woods outside Budapest, fragile ceramic artworks, and a visit to Austria's Tyrol region and with the famous ski resort of Kitzbühel.