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The Epstein Family Amphitheater is a state-of-the-art performance venue in the heart of UC San Diego. The first in a series of transformational developments designed to create a grand entrance to the campus, the amphitheater invites all San Diegans to experience the unique interdisciplinary integration of art and entertainment, research and education that embodies the campus culture. 

With capacity for 2,650, the Epstein Family Amphitheater is purpose-built to provide diverse programming and to create engagement opportunities for UC San Diego students and the San Diego community at large. The open-air amphitheater will showcase performing arts, featuring local and international talent, as well student, campus and community events. When not actively programmed, the space will serve as an informal gathering place and open park.

“The Epstein Family Amphitheater brings us one step closer to UC San Diego becoming a destination for arts, entertainment and culture,” said Chancellor Pradeep K. Khosla. “The Epstein family’s visionary gift will provide an opportunity for the San Diego community to enjoy hundreds of performances that will be held there each year.”

OPENING WEEKEND

san diego symphony

Opening Celebration with the San Diego Symphony

Friday, October 21, 2022 at 7:30 pm

Tickets: $20–65 

Tickets on sale July 8.

Presale tickets for UC San Diego faculty, staff and students go on sale Thursday, July 7. UC San Diego faculty, staff and students will also have the opportunity to sign-up, first-come/first-served, for limited number of free lawn tickets for this performance in September (lawn tickets are limit one per UCSD account).

Elena Schwarz, conductor
Paul Huang, violin

The acclaimed young violinist Paul Huang takes on Barber’s beloved violin concerto that overflows with gorgeous melodies. Australian conductor Elena Schwarz leads the San Diego Symphony Orchestra in works by composer Lei Liang’s Bamboo Lights a vivid, atmospheric and almost visual work and Stravinsky’s masterful Symphony in Three Movements written during his time in Los Angeles and reflects his clear, bright and shimmering neo-classical voice. Conductor Steve Schick takes the podium for Californian composer Rand Steiger’s Triton’s Rise and in the Icelandic composer Anna Thorvaldsdóttir’s METACOSMOS which she describes as, “constructed around the natural balance between beauty and chaos – how elements can come together in (seemingly) utter chaos to create a unified, structure.”

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death cab for cutie

Death Cab for Cutie with Yo La Tengo

Saturday, October 22, 2022 at 7:30 pm

Tickets: $30–60

Tickets on sale July 8.

Presale tickets for UC San Diego faculty, staff and students go on sale Thursday, July 7. UC San Diego faculty, staff and students will also have the opportunity to sign-up, first-come/first-served, for limited number of free lawn tickets for this performance in September (lawn tickets are limit one per UCSD account).

Death Cab for Cutie is an American alternative rock band formed in Bellingham, Washington in 1997. The band is composed of Ben Gibbard, Nick Harmer, Jason McGerr, Dave Depper, and Zac Rae. Death Cab for Cutie rose from being a side project to becoming one of the most exciting groups to emerge from the indie rock scene of the 2000s. They have been nominated for eight Grammy Awards. The band’s tenth studio album Asphalt Meadows will be out on 9/16/22 and their new song “Roman Candles” is out now.

 

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