Wednesdays@7 presents
Aleck Karis

Pianist Aleck Karis opens the fall concert season on October 5.

SEPTEMBER 8, 2016--The University of California San Diego's Department of Music is proud to announce pianist Aleck Karis as the first official performer of the 2016-17 season. Karis, a distinguished professor of music at UC San Diego, will also launch the 2016-17 installment of the department's ongoing Wednesdays@7 concert series with his performance on Wednesday, October 5 at 7 p.m. in the Conrad Prebys Concert Hall.

Performing Claude Debussy's 20 th century classic  Etudes alongside modern compositions by Victor Ibarra, Harrison Birtwistle and fellow UC San Diego music professor  Lei Liang, Karis' musical selection highlights the innovative nature of UC San Diego's music department with a nod to the department's respect for musical tradition.
Karis' complete program will include performances of:
Etudes, book I (Claude Debussy, 1915)
ExĂ©gesis sobre La Galatea (Victor Ibarra, 2016)
The Moon is Following Us (Lei Liang, 2015)
Harrison's Clocks (Harrison Birtwistle, 1998)

Aleck Karis, piano
Karis is a distinguished professor of music at UC San Diego. He has performed recitals, chamber music and concertos across the Americas, Europe and in China. As the pianist of the new music ensemble Speculum Musicae he has participated in over 100 premieres and performed at major American and European festivals. His appearances with orchestras have ranged from concertos by Mozart, Beethoven and Chopin to those of Stravinsky, Messiaen and Carter. His eight solo discs on Bridge Records and Romeo Records include Chopin/Carter/Schumann, Mozart, Stravinsky, late Chopin, Cage, Glass, Feldman/Webern/Wolpe and Poulenc.

Media Contact
Meghan Roos
Promotions Manager, UC San Diego Music
(858) 534-6503

October 5 at 7 p.m. |  Conrad Prebys Concert Hall
Tickets  General: $15.50 | Faculty, staff, alumni: $10.50 | Students w/ ID: Free
Visitor parking permits are available for purchase at the Gilman Parking Structure, located across the street from the Conrad Prebys Music Center at 3100 Gilman Drive.

For additional concert and ticket information, 
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or call the UC San Diego Music Box Office at (858) 534-3448.

UC San Diego Music  is a leading program known for its innovative research and support for the creation and performance of experimental music.
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