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Detailed information for each event will be posted as it becomes available, and can be found by clicking the date or title for each concert.

November 9, 2023 — Made in California

San Diego New Music's contribution to the statewide California Festival of New Music is a celebration of music written by composers living in the state. The program features works by Vera Ivanova, Christopher Adler, Ken Ueno, Nicholas Deyoe, Francisco Eme, and the world premiere of a newly commissioned work by Texu Kim.

January 5-7, 2024 — soundON Festival

The annual soundON Festival features our ensemble-in-residence NOISE performing cutting edge works from composers around the world, and features new works by Adam Greene and Mark Menzies.

February 23, 2024 — Labyrinth

A music and dance performance co-created by Kirstopher and Dina Apple with an ensemble of San Diego New Music's favorite musicians, exploring the mythologies and meanings of the labyrinth.

April 12, 2024 — Transborder Scenes

A theatrical collaboration with the Radical Ensamble, curated by Miguel Zazuela.

May 1, 2024 — Emerging Composers Workshop Public Reading

A reading of newly created works by high school composers participating in the Emerging Composers Workshop.
7:30 p.m. at the Athenaeum Art Center, Studios at Bread & Salt, 1955 Julian Ave.

May 10, 2024 — The Sound of Community

An evening of collaborative real-time soundscapes and interactive audience experience, curated by Ellen Weller.




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  • On each event page, the ticket link will take you to the website of our venue (the Athenaeum Music & Arts Library) or directly to a Vendini page, which the Athenaeum uses to sell tickes. Tickets to all events may also be purchased at the door.
  • Seating is general admission. The venue is small but be there when doors open (approximately 30 minutes before the show) to have your choice of the best seats.
  • Dress is California casual. Come as you are and stay for the wine-and-cheese reception after the concert where you will have a chance to chat with the artists and other concertgoers.
  • Please no photos or recording during the concert. But do take photos before and after and share them on our Facebook page!
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