UC Riverside Presents “Adventurous Music for Curious Ears”

4th annual Outpost Concert Series to be held at UCR ARTSblock

Ogni Suono performing at the 2015-2016 Outpost Concert Series.

RIVERSIDE, Calif. (www.ucr.edu) – The music department at the University of California, Riverside, and the Culver Center of the Arts at UCR ARTSblock will offer the Outpost Concert Series beginning on Oct. 19, 2016 and running through May 2, 2017. Consisting of five concerts, the series is dedicated to bringing new and innovative music to the Riverside community.

All five concerts are free and open to the public. Each event will be held at the Culver Center, 3824 Main Street, Riverside, CA 92501, and every performance will begin at 7 p.m.

Featured artists come from all over the country and connect Riverside’s musical culture with a larger, national scene. The musicians specialize in contemporary art music.

Ian Dicke

Ian Dicke

“It brings me a lot of satisfaction to bring new and innovative music to Riverside’s culturally rich arts scene,” said Ian Dicke, a UC Riverside music professor and the curator of the series.

“The Outpost Concert Series represents an exciting opportunity for UCR and the surrounding community. International artists from across the globe bring unique performances of contemporary music to the Inland Empire and form connections with local musicians and composers.”

Each program consists of music composed within the past 40 years, including many works written specifically for each artist by today’s leading composers. Additionally, one of the featured artists will work directly with UCR student composers in a special workshop, that will allow for student works to be read and critiqued.

“It’s great for the students because they learn from the musicians how to build a professional career. UCR students are also exposed to new artistic ideas that may influence the music they create,” Dicke said.

The schedule of concerts is as follows:

  • Oct. 19, 2016 – XelmYa (baroque instrument trio)
  • Dec. 7, 2016 – Ian Dicke (voice, piano, and electronics)
  • Feb. 1, 2017 – HUB New Music (chamber ensemble)
  • April 12, 2017 – Hocket (piano duo)
  • May 2, 2017 – NOW Ensemble (chamber ensemble)

For the full schedule of events, artist bios, and audio/video clips of featured musicians, please visit outpost.ucr.edu.

Media Contact

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Additional Contacts

Kathy DeAtley
Tel: (951) 827-3245
E-mail: kathleen.deatley@ucr.edu

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