Coastal Concerts

2017-2018 UUFSD Concert Series
Enjoy music on our lovely seaside campus!

Music is a higher revelation than all wisdom and philosophy. –Ludwig van Beethoven


Sunday, September 24, 2017 from 4:00 – 7:00 PM

CONCERT ACROSS AMERICA

Hosted by the San Diego Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence

This event in our beautiful outdoor amphitheatre is part of a larger, nationwide event and will link communities across the US to remember victims of gun violence and to commit to taking actions to reduce gun violence in our country. The San Diego County concert, hosted by the San Diego Chapter of the Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence, and partnering with UUFSD and San Diego Moms Demand Action, will be connected to all the concerts nationwide via social media and online at Concerts Across America.

Performances by Jungle Poppins, 92124 (a rocking teenage band), Celeste Barbier, The Kaotics, San Diego Peace & Freedom Singers, and the UUFSD Band

Cost: $10 Donation

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Saturday, October 21, 2017 at 7:00 PM

LOVE IS LOVE: SONGS OF LIBERTY & HOPE

To benefit the American Civil Liberties Union

Hima Joshi & Christine Lehman, sopranos
Katie Klaerich, pianist

Following the changes in our society this past year, the artists wish to raise their voices in support of freedom, love, and hope. As Matthew J. Armstrong writes in his piece “Love is Love,” all love is label-free and universal. The program includes folk songs, art songs, and arias lamenting racial oppression, recognizing the struggles of immigrants, and affirming a brighter vision. Works by Barber, Faure, Laitman and more.

See TICKETS for more program and artist information.

Cost: $20 donation, $10 students

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Saturday, November 18, 2017 at 7:30 PM


PEGGY WATSON & DAVID BELDOCK WITH PAUL BEACH

Enjoy a special evening of live music with local singer-songwriters Peggy Watson & David Beldock, accompanied by bass guitarist Paul Beach, on Saturday, November 18, from 7:30 to 9:30 PM in Founders Hall.

“Hearing Watson’s angelic soprano voice is a treat that holds true whether she’s singing folk, urbane pop, jazzy ballads, or earthy country reveries,” commented George Varga, San Diego Union-Tribune.

Founders Hall doors open at 7:00 PM and concert begins at 7:30 PM. Come early and enjoy some wine and homemade treats.

Cost: $20 in advance, $25 at the door

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Sunday, December 3, 2017 at 9 and 11 AM

MUSIC SUNDAY

“Words Like Freedom”

Langston Hughes’ poem “Words Like Freedom” conveys the pain of words like “liberty” that remind the descendant of the slave of a long history of oppression. This Music Sunday we hope to give voice to the many for whom true liberty remains elusive. A wide variety of musical styles will be represented in this worship service featuring UUFSD Band and Choir.

Cost: FREE!


Wednesday, December 20, 2017 from 7:00 – 8:15 PM

HOLIDAY GIFT TO MUSIC LOVERS

Anna Lyn Galura, violinist
Accompanied by Kyle Adam Blair, piano

Violin Sonata No. 3 in D Minor – Johannes Brahms
Partita No. 3 in E Major – Johann Sebastian Bach
Concerto No. 5 – Henri Vieuxtemps

Galura began playing violin at age 7, and has performed internationally with prestigious orchestras and music festivals. Recent engagements include the Spoleto USA Festival, and as resident artist in the American Institute of Musical Studies in Graz, Austria. She currently teaches and performs professionally throughout the Charleston, South Carolina area and is a frequent guest artist with the Charleston Symphony Orchestra. She will complete her Bachelor’s degree in Violin Performance this academic year, and will audition for graduate studies in Performance and Pedagogy.

Cost: FREE!


Saturday, January 20, 2018 at 7:30 PM

CARRIE NEWCOMER

Enjoy a special evening with Indiana singer-songwriter-poet Carrie Newcomer, who has been described as “a prominent voice for progressive spirituality, social justice, and interfaith dialogue.”

This PBS interview provides a glimpse of her talent and an insight into why the Boston Globe calls her a “prairie mystic” by the Boston Globe, and Rolling Stone says she “asks all the right questions.”

In 2009 and 2011, Newcomer toured India as a cultural ambassador for the American Embassy. In 2011, she released her interfaith collaborative benefit album “Everything is Everywhere.”

Carrie Newcomer in Concert will be held on January 20, 2018 in Founders Hall. Doors open at 7:00 PM and concert begins at 7:30 PM.

Cost: $20 in advance; $30 at the door

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Saturday, March 3, 2018 at 6:30 PM

LEE COULTER

Casas de Luz Benefit Concert

Lee Coulter’s soulful acoustic performances and powerful songwriting have landed him opening for Tom Jones, Chuck Berry and Martin Sexton, on stage with Jason Mraz, and had Sirius XM’s Coffee House channel dub him “the discovery of the year.” Originally from Brisbane, Australia and now based in San Diego, California, he uses the combined power of lyrics and music to promote the idea that human connection is what separates us from the rest of the matter in the universe. As it is summed up in one of his songs, “Stardust and forces of attraction, that’s all we are.” He is a classic songwriter in the modern age.

Casas de Luz is a UUFSD social action program that supports families with home building and furnishings on both sides of the border.

Cost: $30

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Saturday, April 21, 2018 at 7:30 PM

LAURA SANDAGE

CON*SPIRE=Connect+Create+Inspire

Creating inspiring music together. Join Con*spire facilitator Laura Sandage in a music workshop that evolves into an evening concert. Con*spire is an accessible format of co-creation, a safe container for all that we imagine ourselves to be. To conspire is to breathe together. We connect in a safe circle. Together we strengthen our intentions & create new experiences in word, song, and action. We inspire each other along the way, & invite our wider community to be inspired by what has emerged from our trust and truth.

Cost: $20 in advance, $25 at the door

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Sunday, June 3, 2018 at 9:00 and 11:00 AM

MUSIC SUNDAY

Our talented musical groups offer a moving crescendo toward the end of our series with an eclectic mix of traditional and modern inspirational songs.

Cost: FREE!


Saturday June 9, 2018 at 7:30 PM

SIP & SAVOR: PIANO AND FLUTE CONCERT

Benefit Supporting UUFSD Concert Fund

Enjoy your favorite wine, homemade treats, & lovely music featuring UUFSD’s own Monique Kunewalder and Lynne Talley, with flute accompanists. Monique started her musical career early, playing with Arthur Fiedler and the Hartford Symphony Orchestra at age 12. Both Monique and Lynne have undergraduate degrees in music from Oberlin College & Conservatory followed by graduate piano studies in the US and abroad.

Cost: $20 in advance, $25 at the door

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MORE MUSIC FROM OUR EXTENDED FELLOWSHIP COMMUNITY

Saturday, October 7, 2017 at 7:00 PM

NATHAN & JESSIE

Presented by frogstop house concerts

Nathan & Jessie have traveled the world, playing streets and stages from New Orleans to Paris. Their music is an acoustic roots fusion of gypsy jazz and swinging folk, played on resonator guitars, accordion and clarinet, topped with tight, engaging vocal duets featuring multilingual lyrics.

Cost: $20 donation

Frogstop Reservations

frogstop house concerts are located in San Marcos in a relaxed outdoor setting. All proceeds go to the musicians.