Events

Jul
28
8:00 pm20:00

Newport Contemporary Music Series

  • Newport, RI

The inaugural season of the Newport Contemporary Music Festival will take place July – August of 2017 in Newport, Rhode Island and will offer a diverse repertoire. All concerts and performances will have been chosen carefully to reflect the nature of contemporary style, including mixed genres and elements of interest for all ages.

The premiere concert is set to open with an orchestral piece entitled “Almost and Overture,” especially composed for the occasion by Sir André Previn to celebrate the commencement of the first edition of the festival. From there the festival will go on to feature musical arts ranging from ballets, to films, to concertos and special events.We have commissioned two concertos: a tuba concerto for legendary Norwegian tubist, Øystein Baadsvik, composed by Japanese composer Dai Fujikura, as well as a violin concerto by our composer in residence, Edith Lejet, for virtuosic violinist, Solenne Païdassi. In addition, French composer Gerard Pesson will compose a piano solo for pianist Melaine Dalibert, and Thai composer Narong Prangcharoen will compose a ballet based on a traditional Thai folk tale. The festival will bring Grammy winning pianist Gloria Cheng to Newport to present her newest album and documentary “MONTAGE: Great Film Composers and the Piano” and Philip Glass will be joining us to celebrate his 80th birthday with an intimate retrospective evening and concert with the Philip Glass Ensemble. Furthermore, our partnership with The 2nd Singapore International Festival of Music will see the finalists from their young musicians competition travel to Rhode Island to share their success by performances in Newport. The Festival will conclude with a special celebration of the music of film composer John Williams.

Aug
12
8:00 pm20:00

Newport Contemporary Music Series

  • Newport, RI

The inaugural season of the Newport Contemporary Music Festival will take place July – August of 2017 in Newport, Rhode Island and will offer a diverse repertoire. All concerts and performances will have been chosen carefully to reflect the nature of contemporary style, including mixed genres and elements of interest for all ages.

The premiere concert is set to open with an orchestral piece entitled “Almost and Overture,” especially composed for the occasion by Sir André Previn to celebrate the commencement of the first edition of the festival. From there the festival will go on to feature musical arts ranging from ballets, to films, to concertos and special events.We have commissioned two concertos: a tuba concerto for legendary Norwegian tubist, Øystein Baadsvik, composed by Japanese composer Dai Fujikura, as well as a violin concerto by our composer in residence, Edith Lejet, for virtuosic violinist, Solenne Païdassi. In addition, French composer Gerard Pesson will compose a piano solo for pianist Melaine Dalibert, and Thai composer Narong Prangcharoen will compose a ballet based on a traditional Thai folk tale. The festival will bring Grammy winning pianist Gloria Cheng to Newport to present her newest album and documentary “MONTAGE: Great Film Composers and the Piano” and Philip Glass will be joining us to celebrate his 80th birthday with an intimate retrospective evening and concert with the Philip Glass Ensemble. Furthermore, our partnership with The 2nd Singapore International Festival of Music will see the finalists from their young musicians competition travel to Rhode Island to share their success by performances in Newport. The Festival will conclude with a special celebration of the music of film composer John Williams.


Jul
15
8:00 pm20:00

Newport Contemporary Music Series

  • Newport, RI

The inaugural season of the Newport Contemporary Music Festival will take place July – August of 2017 in Newport, Rhode Island and will offer a diverse repertoire. All concerts and performances will have been chosen carefully to reflect the nature of contemporary style, including mixed genres and elements of interest for all ages.

The premiere concert is set to open with an orchestral piece entitled “Almost and Overture,” especially composed for the occasion by Sir André Previn to celebrate the commencement of the first edition of the festival. From there the festival will go on to feature musical arts ranging from ballets, to films, to concertos and special events.We have commissioned two concertos: a tuba concerto for legendary Norwegian tubist, Øystein Baadsvik, composed by Japanese composer Dai Fujikura, as well as a violin concerto by our composer in residence, Edith Lejet, for virtuosic violinist, Solenne Païdassi. In addition, French composer Gerard Pesson will compose a piano solo for pianist Melaine Dalibert, and Thai composer Narong Prangcharoen will compose a ballet based on a traditional Thai folk tale. The festival will bring Grammy winning pianist Gloria Cheng to Newport to present her newest album and documentary “MONTAGE: Great Film Composers and the Piano” and Philip Glass will be joining us to celebrate his 80th birthday with an intimate retrospective evening and concert with the Philip Glass Ensemble. Furthermore, our partnership with The 2nd Singapore International Festival of Music will see the finalists from their young musicians competition travel to Rhode Island to share their success by performances in Newport. The Festival will conclude with a special celebration of the music of film composer John Williams.

Jul
1
8:00 pm20:00

Newport Contemporary Music Series

  • Newport, RI

The inaugural season of the Newport Contemporary Music Festival will take place July – August of 2017 in Newport, Rhode Island and will offer a diverse repertoire. All concerts and performances will have been chosen carefully to reflect the nature of contemporary style, including mixed genres and elements of interest for all ages.

The premiere concert is set to open with an orchestral piece entitled “Almost and Overture,” especially composed for the occasion by Sir André Previn to celebrate the commencement of the first edition of the festival. From there the festival will go on to feature musical arts ranging from ballets, to films, to concertos and special events.We have commissioned two concertos: a tuba concerto for legendary Norwegian tubist, Øystein Baadsvik, composed by Japanese composer Dai Fujikura, as well as a violin concerto by our composer in residence, Edith Lejet, for virtuosic violinist, Solenne Païdassi. In addition, French composer Gerard Pesson will compose a piano solo for pianist Melaine Dalibert, and Thai composer Narong Prangcharoen will compose a ballet based on a traditional Thai folk tale. The festival will bring Grammy winning pianist Gloria Cheng to Newport to present her newest album and documentary “MONTAGE: Great Film Composers and the Piano” and Philip Glass will be joining us to celebrate his 80th birthday with an intimate retrospective evening and concert with the Philip Glass Ensemble. Furthermore, our partnership with The 2nd Singapore International Festival of Music will see the finalists from their young musicians competition travel to Rhode Island to share their success by performances in Newport. The Festival will conclude with a special celebration of the music of film composer John Williams.

May
20
8:00 pm20:00

Jacaranda - Drum Summit

  • First Presbyterian Church

Steve Reich: Drumming; Music for Mallet Instruments, Voices & Organ

Artists: Jacaranda Percussion Ensemble, M.B. Gordy, leader with Holly Sedillos, soprano; Zanaida Robles, soprano; Mark Alan Hilt, organ

 

General Admission $45 Student $20

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Apr
27
Apr 29

The Winter Stars @ Beast Feast

  • University of Birmingham

Rachel presents The Winter Stars sound installation as a part of the Beast Feast at University of Birmingham.  More information can be found here.

Feb
10
4:00 pm16:00

slowSD

  • UC San Diego Conrad Prebys Music Center Recital Hall

Rachel joins Bonnie Lander and others in a Long Tone Improvisation

http://slowsd.org/

Feb
1
7:00 pm19:00

Pierre Boulez – Répons

  • UC San Diego Mandeville Auditorium

WEDS @ 7 REED FAMILY CONCERT

Distinguished Professor of Music and Reed Family Presidential Chair Steven Schick will conduct the second annual Reed Family Concert at UC San Diego's Mandeville Auditorium. The concert will feature the Renga ensemble and will include a performance of Pierre Boulez's Répons (1981-84).

This presentation of Répons will include solos by Distinguished Professor Aleck Karis (piano), Nicholas Tolle (cimbalom), Principal Harpist of the San Diego Symphony Julie Smith Phillips, and graduate students Kyle Adam Blair (piano), Fiona Digney (xylophone and glockenspiel) and James Beauton (vibraphone). The performance will also feature technical integration and spatialization led by Professor Miller Puckette and graduate student Johannes Regnier with sound design by Professor Shahrokh Yadegari.

General Admission: $15.50
UCSD Faculty, Staff, Alumni: $10.50
Student Rush: Free, one-hour before concert, with ID
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The evening's program will include performances of:

  • Octandre by Edgard Varèse (1923)

  • world premiere of Cordatum by graduate composer Anahita Abbasi (2016)

  • Répons by Pierre Boulez (1981-84)

Jan
21
7:30 pm19:30

ICE at Stanford Live

  • Bing Concert Hall

$15-$65 Tickets here

For its Stanford University debut, ICE touches on every corner of its repertoire.  The program features works by Brian Ferneyhough, Mark Applebaum, Ashley Fure, and Anna Thorvaldsdottir, with Steve Reich's Pulse, premiered by ICE at Carnegie Hall.  Steven Schick leads the ensemble in this music by its frequent composer collaborators.

Anna Thorvaldsdottir: Ró 
Mark Applebaum: Seriousness
Ashley Fure: Therefore I Was
Brian Ferneyhough: On Stellar Magnitudes
Mark Applebaum: Control Freak 3 (world premiere)
Steve Reich: Pulse 

Kyle Armbrust, viola
Rachel Beetz, flute
Greg Chudzik, electric bass
Jennifer Curtis, violin
Gabriela Diaz, violin
Ross Karre, percussion
Campbell MacDonald, clarinet
John Marcus, violin
Josh Modney, violin
Michael Nicolas, cello
Wendy Richman, viola
Joshua Rubin, clarinet
Cory Smythe, piano
Alice Teyssier, flute and soprano 

Steven Schick, conductor

Nov
18
7:00 pm19:00

Noise Spectra at Arizona State University

  • Katzin Concert Hall ASU-Tempe Campus

San Diego New Music, the Arizona Contemporary Music Ensemble, and conductor Simone Mancuso

Following on last year's collaboration with Simone Mancuso presenting the works of Pierre Boulez, we present a new collaboration with our Arizona colleagues featuring Ethers, by Trisan Murail, with soloist Rachel Beetz, and a new work by Arizona composer Garth Paine.

Rachel Beetz, flute
Batya MacAdam-Somer, violin
Mark Menzies, viola
Alex Greenbaum, cello
Scott Worthington, double bass
Eric Starr, trombone

 

Nov
15
8:00 pm20:00

San Diego New Music - Noise Spectra

  • UC San Diego Music Dept. - Experimental Theater

San Diego New Music, the Arizona Contemporary Music Ensemble, and conductor Simone Mancuso

Following on last year's collaboration with Simone Mancuso presenting the works of Pierre Boulez, we present a new collaboration with our Arizona colleagues featuring Ethers, by Trisan Murail, with soloist Rachel Beetz, Malin Bång's hyperoxic, Gérard Grisey's Stèle, and a new work by Arizona composer Garth Paine.

Rachel Beetz, flute
Batya MacAdam-Somer, violin
Mark Menzies, viola
Alex Greenbaum, cello
Scott Worthington, double bass
Eric Starr, trombone

Dustin Donahue & Ryan Nestor, percussion

This is a free event.

Oct
30
2:00 pm14:00

La Jolla Symphony & Chorus

  • UC San Diego Mandeville Hall

UC San Diego Distinguished Professor of Music and La Jolla Symphony and Chorus Music Director Steven Schick will conduct performances of the following pieces:

  • Aeriality by Anna Thorvaldsdottir (2010-11)
  • Le Poème de l’extase by Alexander Scriabin (1905-08)
  • Lachrimae  by Bryce Dessner (2012)
  • Symphony No. 5  by Ludwig van Beethoven (1804-08)

The La Jolla Symphony and Chorus' 62nd season samples music that composers wrote at the rich midpoint of their careers. In many cases, these works acted as pivots and became jumping-off points for new arcs of musical development in the composers' later years. The La Jolla Symphony and Chorus opens the season with what may be the most famous music ever written, Beethoven’s Symphony No. 5, premiered when Beethoven was 38. The classic monumentality of No. 5 contrasts sharply with the steamy sensuality of Scriabin’s Poem of Ecstasy, composed when Scriabin was 36. In more recent years, Thorvaldsdottir and Dessner similarly sketched colorful accounts of newer musical landscapes.

Oct
29
7:30 pm19:30

La Jolla Symphony & Chorus

  • UC San Diego Mandeville Hall

UC San Diego Distinguished Professor of Music and La Jolla Symphony and Chorus Music Director Steven Schick will conduct performances of the following pieces:

  • Aeriality by Anna Thorvaldsdottir (2010-11)
  • Le Poème de l’extase by Alexander Scriabin (1905-08)
  • Lachrimae  by Bryce Dessner (2012)
  • Symphony No. 5  by Ludwig van Beethoven (1804-08)

The La Jolla Symphony and Chorus' 62nd season samples music that composers wrote at the rich midpoint of their careers. In many cases, these works acted as pivots and became jumping-off points for new arcs of musical development in the composers' later years. The La Jolla Symphony and Chorus opens the season with what may be the most famous music ever written, Beethoven’s Symphony No. 5, premiered when Beethoven was 38. The classic monumentality of No. 5 contrasts sharply with the steamy sensuality of Scriabin’s Poem of Ecstasy, composed when Scriabin was 36. In more recent years, Thorvaldsdottir and Dessner similarly sketched colorful accounts of newer musical landscapes.

Oct
28
7:30 pm19:30

La Jolla Symphony & Chorus

  • UC San Diego Mandeville Hall

UC San Diego Distinguished Professor of Music and La Jolla Symphony and Chorus Music Director Steven Schick will conduct performances of the following pieces:

  • Aeriality by Anna Thorvaldsdottir (2010-11)
  • Le Poème de l’extase by Alexander Scriabin (1905-08)
  • Lachrimae  by Bryce Dessner (2012)
  • Symphony No. 5  by Ludwig van Beethoven (1804-08)

The La Jolla Symphony and Chorus' 62nd season samples music that composers wrote at the rich midpoint of their careers. In many cases, these works acted as pivots and became jumping-off points for new arcs of musical development in the composers' later years. The La Jolla Symphony and Chorus opens the season with what may be the most famous music ever written, Beethoven’s Symphony No. 5, premiered when Beethoven was 38. The classic monumentality of No. 5 contrasts sharply with the steamy sensuality of Scriabin’s Poem of Ecstasy, composed when Scriabin was 36. In more recent years, Thorvaldsdottir and Dessner similarly sketched colorful accounts of newer musical landscapes.

Oct
27
7:30 pm19:30

UC San Diego Fall Composition Juries

  • UC San Diego Conrad Prebys Concert Hall

The Fall Composition Juries presents an evening of premieres by graduate composers Lydia Brindamour, Andrés Gutiérrez Martínez, Wen Liu and Qingqing Wang. Performed by select members of the Palimpsest Ensemble, the works will be juried by distinguished members of UC San Diego's composition faculty.

Aug
11
3:00 pm15:00

National Flute Convention: Tribute Concert to John Fonville

  • Town and Country Resort & Convention Center

San Diego flutist/composer John Fonville has spent most of his life quietly subverting the modern flute through his research of quarter tones and microtonal compositions. This concert pays tribute to his gentle vision and his extraordinary oeuvre of flute compositions, with performances by his former students.

Rachel will be playing John Fonville's Music for Sarah - second movement, Striae - third movement, Mong Songs - .5, and Changing Scales along with Convergences/Divergences by Jane Rigler. 

Jun
27
Jul 24

Atlantic Music Festival

  • Atlantic Music Festival

This summer Rachel is a performance fellow in the Contemporary Ensemble at Atlantic Music Festival. Stay tuned for concert announcements. 

Jun
24
7:30 pm19:30

SICPP Faculty Soloists

  • NEC Jordan Hall

Linda Caitlin Smith: Nocturnes and Chorales
          Louis Goldstein, piano
Vinko Globokar: Prestop II
          Christopher Moore, trombone
Vinko Globokar: Monolith
          Rachel Beetz, flute
Vinko Globokar: Limites
          Gabriela Díaz, violin
Improvisation with Vinko Globokar and Callithumpian Consort players

Jun
19
7:30 pm19:30

SICPP - Callithumpian Consort

  • NEC Jordan Hall

Lei Liang: Brush Stroke
Earle Brown: Centering
         Gabriela Díaz, solo violin
Chaya Czernowin: Afatsim
Conlon Nancarrow: Piece #2 for Small Orchestra
Vinko Globokar: Kaleidoskop im Nebel

Jun
9
8:00 pm20:00

Dogstar Festival: Machaut + Rauschen

  • MorYork Gallery

Autoduplicity presents their second concert exploration in Machaut + Rauschen, juxtaposing Guillaume de Machaut's ballade, “Dame, ne regardez pas” with several of Peter Ablinger's Instrumente und Rauschen. Leaping from the simple purity of a single melody to the “everything always” of white noise, Machaut + Rauschen explores the hidden complexity in simple sounds and hidden sounds within masses of complex noise. Listening at these extremes reveals how deceptive the very ideas of simple or complex can be.

This final performance of this concert is a part of the Dogstar Orchestra Festival