ArtPower Live Performances Return in February
Starting in February, 18 performances – from chamber music, to dance, to special events – return to ArtPower stages. This season, ArtPower has invited back favorites, including Ronald K. Brown\EVIDENCE, who is making its return to San Diego for the first time in nearly 15 years, as well as Ariel Quartet performing the exciting finale of the Beethoven Cycle.
Highlights this season includes the return of A.I.M by Kyle Abraham with their newest evening-length work An Untitled Love; and talks with literary giants, Neil Gaiman and David Sedaris—all happening in downtown San Diego at Balboa Theatre. The jazz series features all-stars, such as Kandace Spring, once described by Prince as having “a voice that could melt snow”; trumpeter, Sean Jones, and choreographer, tap dancer, and vocalist, Brinae Ali, have teamed up to create a piece that fuses elements of jazz, tap, hip-hop, and bebop, inspired by the music and life story of Dizzy Gillespie; and “beat scientist”, Makaya McCraven, brings his latest album, Deciphering the Message, to San Diego.
Spring Global Music Series
In the spring, their Global Music series artists take center stage. In April, Les Filles de Illighadad brings the distinct sounds of Illighadad, Niger to San Diego, drawing from two distinct styles of regional sound, ancient village choral chants and desert guitar. Also in April, Koto visionar, Yumi Kurosawa, teams up with renowned tabla player, Eric Phinney, for a program that brings together two expressive musical traditions, bridging the cultures of Japan and India. The Global Music series concludes in May with “The Hendrix of the Saraha”, Vieux Farka Touré, whose music incorporates elements of rock and Latin music into the Saharan blues and traditional melodies of his native Mali.
Calendar of Events (Subject to change)
Rosanna Gamson World Wide | Sugar Houses
Postponed: New Date to be Announced | Mandeville Stage, UC San Diego
A.I.M by Kyle Abraham | An Untitled Love
Wednesday, February 2, 2022 at 8PM | Balboa Theatre
Wednesday, February 9, 2022 at 8PM | The Loft, UC San Diego
Wednesday, February 16, 2022 at 8PM | The Loft, UC San Diego
Viano String Quartet
Friday, February 18, 2022 at 8PM | Dept. of Music’s Conrad Prebys Concert Hall, UC San Diego
Wednesday, February 23, 2022 at 8PM | The Loft, UC San Diego
Ronald K. Brown\EVIDENCE
Wednesday, March 2, 2022 at 8PM | Balboa Theatre
Thursday, March 10, 2022 at 8PM | The Loft, UC San Diego
Friday, April 1, 2022 at 8PM | Dept. of Music’s Conrad Prebys Concert Hall, UC San Diego
Tuesday, April 13, 2022 at 8PM | The Loft, UC San Diego
Sean Jones “Dizzy Spellz” featuring Brinae Ali
Thursday, April 14, 2022 at 8PM | The Loft, UC San Diego
Les Files de Illighadad
Wednesday, April 20, 2022 at 8PM | The Loft, UC San Diego
Friday, April 22, 2022 at 8PM | Dept. of Music’s Conrad Prebys Concert Hall, UC San Diego
Yumi Kurosawa with Eric Phinney
Tuesday, April 26, 2022 at 8PM | The Loft, UC San Diego
Vieux Farka Touré
Tuesday, May 4, 2022 at 8PM | The Loft, UC San Diego
An Evening with Neil Gaiman
Thursday, May 5, 2022 at 8PM | Balboa Theatre
An Evening with David Sedaris
Saturday, May 7, 2022 at 8PM | Balboa Theatre
St. Lawrence String Quartet
Friday, May13, 2022 at 8PM | Dept. of Music’s Conrad Prebys Concert Hall, UC San Diego
ArtPower at UC San Diego presents performing arts that engage, energize, and transform the diverse cultural life of the university and San Diego. Through vibrant, challenging, multi-disciplinary performances, ArtPower seeks to develop more empathetic students and community members who are better prepared to engage in the world around them through their participation in high-quality artistic, educational, and engagement programs that broaden thinking and awareness, deepen understanding, and encourage new dialogues across UC San Diego and the community.
ArtPower events take place in venues across the UC San Diego campus and around San Diego. In the light of Covid-19’s impacts around the world, there are many factors that may affect ArtPower’s 2021–22 season. Refunds and exchanges will be available for all canceled or rescheduled performances. When in-person events are possible, increased safety protocols will be established that accommodate the latest health guidelines and consider the health and safety of patrons, staff, and artists.
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