Arts and Music
Love & Murder is the second collaboration between Malashock Dance and UCSD-TV, following 2003's Emmy-winning The Soul of Saturday Night. Love & Murder is a unique dance film about life and lifelessness - a sort of cheerfully deranged Canterbury Tales told by the most unreliable narrators imaginable. Set to five songs by the incomparable Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds, Love & Murder is an exhilarating, seriocomic peek into the minds of those who dangerously blur the line between fantasy and reality.
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 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.
San Diego Opera's Nick Reveles explores the history and themes behind Verdi's story of the biblical king, Nebuchadnezzar.
Japanese woodblock prints (Ukiyo-e) depict images that evoke moments of pleasure and respite from everyday toils. In Malashock Dance's The Floating World, contemporary forms of music, dance and image-making draw inspiration from this aesthetic to reveal what it takes to create a 'façade of beauty' in the arts today. Choreographer John Malashock and UCSD-based filmmaker/projection artist Tara Knight co-conceived the work, including a four-sided video environment enveloping performers and audience. Bay Area 'avant' cellist, Zoe Keating provides the musical score and fashion icon Zandra Rhodes designed the costumes.
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.
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.
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
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.
This magazine program looks at arts and culture in Europe. Take a look at riding a cab in London, Paris and Budapest, kitesurfing champion Gisela Pulido, origami artist Sipho Mabona, And see why Bavaria is booming, and the island paradise of Capri.
In the finale concert for UC San Diego Jazz Camp 2014, trumpeter Gilbert Castellanos leads a group of talented students in a performance of standards and new works.
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.