Jeff Smith 4 p.m., Aug. 28
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Directed by Steven Schick, UC San Diego's percussion ensemble gives a rare performance of Gerard Grisey's cosmic Le Noir de l'Etoile ("The Black of the Star"), with six performers spread among the audience to provide complete immersion in sound.
Inspired by the discovery in 1967 of pulsars (pulsing radio waves from massive stars that disintegrated eons ago), Grisey composed Le Noir de l'Etoile in 1989-1990 for his son Raphael.
- Cost: Free - $15.50