One of the universal means of communication is music. It can provide a cultural introduction, give the listener a chance to experience the sounds of a particular era or genre and it can also bring people together and provide a common bond.
Whatever your reasons for enjoying music, the University of San Diego’s Department of Music has scheduled a series of end-of-the-year musical experiences that are available to the campus community and beyond.
Here’s a look at upcoming performances, each taking place on the USD campus, at either Shiley Theater in Camino Hall or the French Parlor in Founders Hall. Tickets are required for most performances, but there are a few free offerings, too.
Choral Concert, May 4, 7:30 p.m. and May 6, 2 p.m., Shiley Theatre: The University Concert Choir and USD Choral Scholars, under the direction of Edwin L. Basilio, will perform their Spring Concert Literature. Program includes, among other works, Norman Luboff’s “13 Paradoxical Pithy Paraphrases For Punaccompanied Pchoir.” Tickets, available at the door only, are: $10 general admission; $8 seniors and USD faculty, staff and alumni; $5 students with ID.
Gamelan Ensemble Concert, May 7, 7:30 p.m., Shiley Theatre: Students from the new USD Gamelan Ensemble, directed by David Harnish, department chair of music, present their first performance of music from Bali, Indonesia, featuring the Gamelan (pictured, above right). Tickets, available at door only, are: $10 general admission; $8 seniors and USD faculty, staff, and alumni; $5 students with ID.
Chamber Music Concert, May 8, 7:30 p.m., French Parlor: Students from the USD Chamber Music Ensembles present music from Beethoven, String Quartet, Op. 18 No. 4, Dvorak, String Quartet, “American” and music for two flutes and two violins, brass ensemble, and percussion ensemble. Directed by Dr. Angela Yeung. For more information, contact Dr. Yeung at firstname.lastname@example.org. Tickets, available at the door only, are: $10 general admission; $8 seniors and USD faculty, staff, and alumni; $5 students with ID.
Jazz Ensemble Concert, May 9, 7:30 p.m., Shiley Theatre: More great music from USD’s newest ensemble, under the direction of Ella Steinberg. Tickets, available at the door only, are: $10 general admission; $8 seniors and USD faculty, staff, and alumni; $5 students with ID.
USD Student Recital, May 10, 12:15 p.m., Shiley Theatre: Students in the USD Music Department present selections from their semester repertoire. Admission is free.
Opera Workshop, May 11, 7:30 p.m., French Parlor: USD students perform a variety of scenes from opera, operetta, and musical theater. Admission is free.
— Inside USD staff