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USD Hosts 4th Annual Summer Chamber Music Festival

The University of San Diego hosts the 4th annual Summer Chamber Music Festival from July 5 to 11, bringing the sounds of Beethoven and Bach again to the beautiful USD campus.

Events include an opening concert by USD faculty members at 2 p.m. on Sunday, July 5 in USD’s Shiley Theatre; an evening concert at 7:30 p.m. on July 9 in USD’s French Parlor and closing concerts at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. on Saturday, July 11 in the Shiley Theatre. Tickets for these concerts are $12 and $8 for students and seniors.

Noon-time concerts each weekday are free. Music lovers are invited to bring a lunch. The public also can attend rehearsals and master classes as auditors.

For a full schedule of events go to www.sandiego.edu/symphony or call (619) 260-4106. USD’s Music Program and University of the Third Age program to encourage life-long learning are sponsoring the festival.

This year’s festival musicians range in age from 9 to 66. Most are local or from California but there is one coming all the way from South Korea and others from New York and Colorado.

They will be instructed by members of the San Diego Symphony and faculty members of the USD Music Program who will also participate in the performances.

The standard chamber music ensembles, including piano trios, string quartets, and woodwind quartets will perform throughout the week.

“This is an excellent opportunity to hear music by Bach, Beethoven, Mozart, Schubert and other great composers performed by some very talented musicians of all ages,” said Angela Yeung, Ph.D., director of the Summer Chamber Music Festival, who also directs USD’s Music Program, Symphony Orchestra and Chamber Music Ensembles.

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About the University of San Diego

The University of San Diego sets the standard for an engaged, contemporary Catholic university where innovative Changemakers confront humanity’s urgent challenges. With more than 8,000 students from 75 countries and 44 states, USD is the youngest independent institution on the U.S. News & World Report list of top 100 universities in the United States. USD’s eight academic divisions include the College of Arts and Sciences, the School of Business, the Shiley-Marcos School of Engineering, the School of Law, the School of Leadership and Education Sciences, the Hahn School of Nursing and Health Science, the Joan B. Kroc School of Peace Studies, and the Division of Professional and Continuing Education. In February 2016, USD launched the public phase of Leading Change: The Campaign for USD, which represents the most ambitious fundraising effort in the history of the university and builds upon the strong philanthropic momentum achieved by USD in recent years. In September 2016, USD introduced Envisioning 2024, a strategic plan that capitalizes on the university’s recent progress and aligns new strategic goals with current strengths to help shape a vision for the future as the university looks ahead to its 75th anniversary in the year 2024.

Contact:

Melissa Olesen
mwagoner@sandiego.edu
(619) 260-4659