Release: ArtPower Announces its 2016–17 Multiarts Season Line-up

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ArtPower at UC San Diego Announces its
2016–17 Multiarts Season Line-up

Chamber Music • Dance • Global Music • Foovies [Food + Movie] • Jazz
American Routes • Filmatic • Innovations • Special Events
Season Begins October 5 • Tickets On Sale July 18 • Subscriptions On Sale June 13


La Jolla, CA—UC San Diego’s ArtPower announces its 2016–17 season, featuring more than 30 internationally renowned artists and ensembles. Now entering its 13th year, the multiarts presenter ArtPower introduces two new series: American Routes—which will focus on the diverse American musical landscape; and Filmatic series, which grew out of the annual festival and will explore the ever-evolving ways of enjoying media and focus on artists who are merging live performances with projected images. The season will continue to offer ArtPower’s traditional series—Chamber Music, which will introduce young, emerging ensembles; Innovations series which this year will focus on European artists making unexpected music from traditional instruments; Global Music, this year will highlight music from Latin America; Jazz series will focus on leading young innovators; Foovies [Food + Movies] will screen films celebrating childhood; and Dance series will feature prominent dance companies from three international scenes.

Season highlights include the West Coast premiere of South Korea’s Bereishit Dance Company, performing two works—Bow and Balanced and Imbalanced; the interdisciplinary performance of Lula Del Ray from Manual Cinema, that combines music, puppetry, projection, and storytelling; the tremendous Jones Family Singers, whose music offers a window into the history of rock, R&B, and soul music; dancing to music performed by one of the best Cuban bands, ¡Cubanismo!; the return of Dover Quartet with Grammy–nominated mandolinist Avi Avital; a special performance by Lea DeLaria, who will perform both comedy and jazz; and crossover musicians like French artist Colleen, who combines viola de gamba with effect pedals and dub music and Manchester­–based GoGo Penguin, who bridges jazz with electronica.

”We worked very hard to create a season which honored ArtPower’s legacy of defined series, yet was porous enough so that audiences who might focus on one genre would be interested in performances in other genres,” says Executive Director Jordan Peimer. “Jazz and global music fans alike will enjoy ¡Cubanismo! and music lovers will be delighted at the creativity and rootsiness of Lula Del Ray. We really tried not only to make something for everyone, but also to ensure that nearly everyone would enjoy almost any performance.”

ArtPower events take place in six venues across the UC San Diego campus. For tickets and more information, visit

Order Information
Single tickets go on sale: July 18, 2016
Purchase Online:
Purchase by Phone: 858.534.TIXS (8497)
Purchase in Person: UC San Diego Box Office, Price Center Plaza
Box Office Hours: Monday–Friday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Closed Saturday and Sunday

About ArtPower
ArtPower at UC San Diego builds creative experiences in music, dance, film, exhibition and food for our collective pleasure and inspiration. We engage diverse audiences through vibrant, challenging, multi-disciplinary performances by emerging and renowned international artists. Through extensive partnerships, ArtPower provides exciting opportunities for research, participation, and creation of new work, igniting powerful dialogue between artists, students, scholars, and the community.