Intersections offers new and diverse takes on traditional ideas and forms in a variety of disciplines, from artistic performances to educational lectures, was launched in January of this year, and has successfully attracted hundreds of music enthusiasts to the event series each month at Park & Market’s state-of-the-art Guggenheim Theatre.
The series is curated by Andrew Waltz, Director of Arts Management at Park & Market. Upcoming Intersections events include a concert series curated and hosted in partnership with leading ethnographer-artist Yale Strom, which will offer authentic explorations of global music.
“Intersections fits directly into the mission of Park & Market, which is to forge connections between people, artists, educators, businesses and innovators both in San Diego and worldwide,” said Andrew Waltz. “Since the start of 2023, we have been working with curatorial partners including Yale Strom and bringing world-class artists, writers, leaders, and experts to our world-class venue. San Diego audiences have had the opportunity to learn about the creativity behind each musician through the carefully curated narrators that help guide them through the experience.”
“Having traveled and performed throughout the world, I think it’s incredibly valuable to be able to bring artists from everywhere who have never performed in San Diego to play in our city. I love seeing how artists and genres mix and complement each other during each performance. The audience has truly been enjoying the Intersections concert series at Park & Market and I look forward to the remaining lineup we have in store for the community,” said Strom.
June 22, 2023, 7pm, The Allison Brown Band presents Bluegrass: Bending it with folk and jazz influences.
Brown is acclaimed as one of today’s finest progressive banjo players; she’s known for leading an ensemble that successfully marries a broad array of roots-influenced music: folk, jazz, Celtic and Latin. Get tickets here. Yale Strom will host and conduct a Q&A with Allison after her performance.
July 27, 2023, 7pm, Souls on Fire featuring flamenco dancer Lakshmi Basile, Exploration of flamenco and Sephardic dance and music with Yale Strom & Hot Pstromi.
Lakshmi’s passionate dancing coupled with Yale Strom one of the world’s leading ethnographer-artists of klezmer and Roma music and history and Hot Pstromi band is sure to get you off your feet. Get tickets here. Yale Strom will host and conduct a Q&A with Lakshmi after his performance.
August 10, 2023, 7pm, Beyond the Blues with Mamie Minch & Mara Kaye.
Immerse yourself in a night of exploration of the blues from the 1920s-30s mixed with 21st century Brooklyn-bred attitude. Get tickets here. Yale Strom will host and conduct a Q&A with Mamie Minch and Mara Kaye after their performance.
September 21, 2023, 7pm, The Don Byron Quartet: presenting innovative compositions of Byron and others.
World-renowned clarinetist and composer Don Byron and his Quartet bring their playful, innovative sound to Park & Market, performing Byron’s inventive compositions and works of others from Bach to Blakey and beyond. Get tickets here. Yale Strom will host and conduct a Q&A with Don after his performance.
October 24, 2023, 7pm, Yale Strom, Hot Pstromi and Guests.
Enjoy a night of exploration of traditional and new klezmer with a large dose of improvisation from this highly talented and fun group of artists. Get tickets here. There will be a Q&A with Yale and guests after their performance.
November 7, 2023, 7pm, Mariachi Garibaldi with Jeff Nevin.
Get ready to celebrate the extraordinary variety and range of mariachi. Get tickets here. Yale Strom will host and conduct a Q&A with Jeff after the performance.
December 7, 2023, 7pm, Slavic Soul Party.
Balkan Brass Beats & Beyond, an exploration of Balkan Folk Music. Slavic Soul Party pumps a strong Balkan brass sound through the filter of life in New York’s outer boroughs, making new music out of the unplanned results of immigration, proximity, and globalization. Get tickets here. Yale Strom will host and conduct a Q&A with the band after their performance.
For more information about creative, cultural and civic engagement collaborations, or about Intersections at Park & Market, please contact Andrew Waltz at firstname.lastname@example.org. To sign up for the Park & Market Event Newsletter visit: https://parkandmarket.ucsd.edu/#subscribe.
For more information on how to host an event or conference at UC San Diego Park & Market, please contact event managers, Jenny Nakamura at email@example.com or Jennifer Payne at firstname.lastname@example.org. To find out what events and performances are coming to Park & Market, please visit parkandmarket.ucsd.edu.
ABOUT THE INTERSECTIONS EVENT SERIES AT PARK & MARKET
Intersections at Park & Market is an interdisciplinary event series presented by UC San Diego Division of Extended Studies at UC San Diego Park & Market downtown. Intersections offers new, diverse takes on traditional ideas and forms in a variety of disciplines. Events include concerts and other artistic performances, spoken word, educational presentations and lectures, demonstrations and more. For more information, please visit: https://parkandmarket.ucsd.edu/events.
ABOUT UC SAN DIEGO PARK & MARKET
Grounded in the idea that a university’s relationship with the community is as dynamic as the community itself, UC San Diego Park & Market is a flexibly designed social and intellectual hub that provides a mix of public, business, arts and educational spaces for civic engagement, learning and collaboration. It is located on a full city block in the East Village neighborhood of San Diego and adjacent to the trolley line connecting the jobs center of Torrey Pines Mesa and our La Jolla campus to downtown and the U.S./Mexico border. Purpose-built to spark connections and make education accessible to all, programming at Park & Market features opportunities to learn from and connect with the cultural heritage and shared values of our unique, binational region. Home to multiple partner organizations, including the Burnham Center for Cultural Advancement, the UC San Diego Center for U.S. Mexican Studies, the National Conflict Resolution Center and more, Park & Market is managed by UC San Diego’s Division of Extended Studies. For more information, please visit parkandmarket.ucsd.edu.
ABOUT UC SAN DIEGO DIVISION OF EXTENDED STUDIES
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Division of Extended Studies. Extended Studies offers year-round continuing and professional
education to 100,000 enrollments annually, which translates to more than 40,000 students in
over 4,400 courses, panels and events delivered in-person, online, and 3D-virtual reality
classrooms. Certificate and degree-related programs, community partnerships, public-service
lectures, and special events meet rapidly evolving academic, specialist, and personal
enrichment needs. As an integral part of UC San Diego, Extended Studies programs are
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