Athenaeum San Diego New Music Concerts

San Diego New Music Concerts

Emerging Composers Concert

Curated by San Diego New Music


Thursday, August 8, 2019

All concerts begin at 7:30 PM.


San Diego New Music presents a special summer concert at the Athenaeum Art Center in Logan Heights, featuring the youngest of San Diego's emerging composers selected by an open call for scores.


Featured composers:
Maddi Baird, SDSU
Marilynn Do, SDSU
Zeke Mortensen, Palomar College
John-William Gambrell, PLNU 
Diego Rodriguez, UCSD 
Varun Rangaswamy, Eastman


Performed by:
Flute – Anahita Pestonjamasp
Trumpet – Rachel Allen
Bassoon – Varun Rangaswamy
Trombone – Eric Starr  


Athenaeum Art Center

(Studio at Bread & Salt)

1955 Julian Avenue

San Diego, CA 92113

Click here for directions


Individual Tickets: $15 general



San Diego New Music is a nonprofit organization dedicated to the public performance of notated music of the highest integrity and artistic caliber from the 20th and 21st centuries. We seek to advance the art form by promoting music composed with conceptual rigor, passionate energy and singular artistic vision. SDNM enriches the artistic culture of San Diego through the presentation of an annual concert series and the soundON Festival of Modern Music, and through fostering its resident performing ensemble, NOISE.


In 1994, the only place in San Diego where you could hear an entire concert of 20th-century music was on a college campus. San Diego New Music pitched the idea of a concert series devoted to modern music and 20th-century classics at the Athenaeum. The concerts of modern music perfectly complement the exhibitions of modern art held in the Athenaeum’s galleries. In 1996, San Diego New Music presented its first season. The series was called "Noise at the Library," and the ensemble would later adopt the name, as well.


San Diego New Music and the Athenaeum have been happily co-presenting concerts of new music ever since.


For more information on the organization go to



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