Arts and Humanities Blog Has Moved

>> Tuesday, May 11, 2010

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UCSD-TV Goes to the Opera

>> Thursday, February 4, 2010

Cameras are rolling on the new seasons of San Diego OperaTalk! and San Diego Opera Spotlight. Stay tuned in the coming months for an interesting and informative look at some of your favorite works.


A Look at Lilith

>> Thursday, January 28, 2010

Join UCSD-TV as we go behind the scenes of the world premiere of “Lilith.” Hear from playwright Allan Havis and composer Anthony Davis about how this new adaptation made its way from the page to the stage. Look for Making “Lilith” early this Spring.


Musicians and Students Learn and Jam Together in Documentary About UC San Diego Jazz Camp

>> Wednesday, September 16, 2009

(Press Release) For most people, memories of summer camp revolve around lawn sports, swimming and mosquito bites. But for a diverse group of musically inclined students-- ranging in age from 14 to 70+ – summer camp means days packed with workshops on jazz and nights filled with performances by renowned jazz musicians. Welcome to UC San Diego Jazz Camp, now the subject of a documentary premiering September 25 at 8pm on UCSD-TV.

This original UCSD-TV documentary explores the innovative and immersive combination of group courses, master classes, ensemble workshops, private lessons, jam sessions, and faculty concerts that make UC San Diego Jazz Camp such an unforgettable experience for students and faculty alike. Directed by UCSD-TV’s award-winning producer John Menier, the half-hour program chronicles the camp’s June 2009 session -- its seventh annual edition and the first one to be held in UCSD’s pristine new music building. In addition to the broadcast premier, the program will be available for viewing and podcast downloading at

UC San Diego Jazz Camp, a five-day summer program operated by UC San Diego Extension, offers intermediate to advanced level musicians ages 14 to adult a unique journey into the diverse world of jazz, breaking down the boundaries between "inside" and "outside” and encouraging students to experience jazz as a broad spectrum of options for musical expression. The students work closely and creatively with an extraordinary faculty of leading jazz improvisers and educators, including alto saxophonist Charles McPherson, pianists Mike Wofford and Geoffrey Keezer, drummers Willie Jones III and Gerry Hemingway, and UCSD Music professors Anthony Davis, Mark Dresser, and David Borgo. More information is available at

Jazz Camp Director Dan Atkinson commented, “The UC San Diego Jazz Camp has become one of the leading summer jazz workshops in the country, giving the camp’s students a rare opportunity to study with some of the world’s leading jazz artists. We are very pleased to be able to share some of the excitement of the camp experience through this documentary program on UCSD-TV.”

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Emmy Win for Philip Glass, La Jolla Symphony Documentary

>> Monday, June 15, 2009

(PRESS RELEASE) LA JOLLA, CA— UCSD-TV took home the Emmy Award in the Entertainment-Program or Special category for “La Jolla Symphony & Chorus: Philip Glass’ Cello Concerto.” UCSD-TV’s Arts and Humanities producer John Menier accepted the award — his fifth career Emmy win and UCSD-TV’s thirteenth — at the June 13 ceremony in downtown San Diego.

The award-winning program features La Jolla Symphony & Chorus’ North American premiere of Glass' “Cello Concerto” and interviews with renowned cellist Wendy Sutter, conductor Steven Schick, and the composer himself.

UCSD-TV and La Jolla Symphony & Chorus have created an ongoing partnership to produce programs that showcase performances and behind-the-scenes interviews with the artists. Two new programs will debut on UCSD-TV in July, including Evan Ziporyn’s “Frog’s Eye” with Tijuana-based dance troupe Lux Boreal, and “Passion,” featuring Elgar’s “Cello Concerto” with guest cellist Maya Beiser. Broadcast information is available at

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