East Village San Diego arts
UC San Diego Park & Market. Photo credit: Erik Jepsen, ucsd.edu

UC San Diego Park & Market will on Friday launch “Intersections,” a new series to include arts performances, music, lectures and more at the new East Village venue.

The seriescurated by Andrew Waltz, director of arts management at Park & Market, opens with pianists Irving Flores Tina Chong and Joshua White at 7 p.m. at the site’s Guggenheim Theatre. The artists are set to perform jazz, Latin and classical music.

Yale Strom, a leading ethnographer-artist of klezmer and Romani music and history. will host and conduct a Q&A with the artists after the performance. Tickets start at $20.

The aim, Waltz said, is to introduce “San Diego audiences to ideas or approaches to traditional forms they might not otherwise encounter in a live space, in lineups they may not previously have imagined, all with thoughtful narrators to guide them through the experience.”

Other shows coming up in the “Intersections” series, all at the Guggenheim Theatre (Strom will host and conduct a Q&A after each performance):

  • Feb. 16, 7 p.m.  – The Samir Chatterjee Trio, led by the tabla player, will perform Indian classical music, featuring Paul Livingstone on sitar and Suman Laha on other Indian stringed instruments. 
  • March 10, 7 p.m. – Adam Del Monte, a leading flamenco and classical guitarist, will perform a variety of pieces, in addition to his own compositions.
  • April 20, 7 p.m., Gilbert Castellanos Quintet, led by the Guadalajara-born and San Diego-based jazz trumpeter, will explore jazz great John Coltrane.