Welcome to Caltech Performing & Visual Arts!

Caltech offers excellent opportunities for the study and performance of music, theater, and the visual arts. The Performing and Visual Arts Faculty are committed to quality in performance and education, and share a dedication to serve the student who wishes to enrich and broaden his or her college experience. Students can receive academic credit for their participation. Performing and Visual Arts plays a vital role in realizing the Institute's mission of "...educating outstanding students to become creative members of society."

We invite you to watch our informational videos below
to get to know us a little better:

Chamber Music

Concert Band


Jazz Band


Orchestra and Choir


Theatre Arts


Visual Arts


Upcoming events:

Chamber Music Marathon

Sunday, May 17, 2015
2:00 PM
Dabney Lounge
California Institute of Technology


Please note that the beginning times for each ensemble are approximate.

Trio Sonata in E minor, Op. 1, No. 2*
Antonio Vivaldi (1675-1741)
1. Grave
2. Corrente:  Allegro
3. Giga:  Allegro
4. Gavotta:  Allegro
Paige Gannon (’18, Chemistry) violin
Manasa Ashok (’17, Computer Science) violin
Jim Tao (graduate student, Mathematics) harpsichord

Trio Sonata in G Major*
Johann Joachim Quantz  (1697-1773)

1. Andante
4. Vivace

    Anna Winnicki (’18, Electrical Engineering) flute
    Nicholas Hutchins (’18, Bioengineering) flute
    Narmada Thayapran (’18, Biology) harpsichord

Trio Sonata in G minor, Op. 1, No. 1*
Antonio Vivaldi (1675-1741)
1. Preludio:  Grave
2. Allemanda:  Allegro
3. Adagio
4. Capriccio:  Allegro
5. Gavotta:  Allegro

Five Pieces for Two Violins and Piano*
Dmitri Shostakovich  (1906-1975)
1. Prelude
5. Polka
Jenny Mok (’18, Electrical Engineering) violin
Aleena Patel (’15, Bioengineering) violin
Kisha Thayapran (’18, Biology) harpsichord and piano

Suite of Scotch and Irish Airs*
Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827)
Arranged by Bernard McWilliams
1. Come Fill, Fill My Good Fellow
2. He Promised Me at Parting
3. Faithfu’ Johnie
4. The Pulse of an Irishman
Anusha Nathan (’18, Electrical Engineering) flute
Richard Zhu (’18, Physics) violin
Ivy Xiao (’18, ACM) violin
Hannah Walsh (’16, Mechanical Engineering) viola
Sean Kanne (’16, Computer Science) cello

String Quartet in G minor, D. 173*
Franz Schubert  (1797-1828)
2. Andantino
1. Allegro con brio
Janice Jeon (‘18, Bioengineering) violin
Rachel Ng (’18, Bioengineering) violin
Nat DeFries (’16, Chemical Engineering) viola
Jiseon Min (’18, Physics) cello

String Quartet in C Major, K. 465 “Dissonant”*
W. A. Mozart  (1756-1791)
1. Adagio – Allegro
2. Andante cantabile
Nailen Matschke (’17, Computer Science) violin
Beatriz Atsavapranee (’18, Bioengineering) violin
Melissa Wang (’15, ACM) viola
Eric Moseley (’18, Astrophysics) cello

Quartet in D Major, Op. 5, No. 3*
Joseph Haydn  (1732-1809)
1. Minuetto
2. Presto

Four Fancies
Gordon Jacob  (1895-1984)
2. Gavotte
The Lord of the Dance
Ronan Hardiman
Arranged by Larry Moore
Grace Lee (’16, Environmental Science and Engineering) flute
Nancy Cao (’16, Computer Science) violin
Nicholas Trank (’18, Physics) viola
Sith Domrongkitchaiporn (’16, Electrical Engineering) cello

String Quartet No. 1 in A minor, Op. 41, No. 1*
Robert Schumann (1810-1856)
4. Presto
Yuka Sakazaki (’17, Chemistry) violin
Arun Asundi (’15, Chemical Engineering) violin
Anne Christian (’16, Biology) viola
John Christian (’15, Computer Science/Geology) cello

Four Seasons in Buenos Aires*
Astor Piazzolla (1921-1992)
1. Primavera Porteña (Spring)
3. Verano Porteño (Summer)

Andrew Kang (’18, Computer Science) piano
Jian Shi (graduate student, Civil Engineering) accordion
Lily Chen (’17, Bioengineering) violin
William Ballinger (’18, Mathematics) guitar
Angela Gui (’17, Physics) bass

3:55 Intermission

Piano Trio in D minor, Op. 32*
Anton Arensky  (1861-1906)

1. Allegro moderato
3. Elegia:  Adagio
4. Finale:  Allegro non troppo

Lauren Li (’17, Bioengineering) violin
Christine Tseng (’16, CNS) cello
Karlming Chen (graduate student, Mathematics) piano

Octet in E-flat Major, Op. 20* ^
Felix Mendelssohn  (1809-1947)
1. Allegro moderato ma con fuoco
2. Andante
3. Presto
Vivian Huang Buhler (’15, Bioengineering/English) violin
Anita Chen (’17, Chemistry) violin
Jonathan Joo (’17, Computer Science) violin
Stephanie Moon (’17, Mechanical Engineering) violin
John Christian (’15 Computer Science/Geology) viola
Sean Mendoza (’16 Materials Science) viola
Joseph Berleant (’16, CNS/Computer Science) cello
Jade Yang (’15, Computer Science) cello
(players change parts for each movement, and are listed alphabetically by instrument)


Fantasy in F minor, D. 940**
Franz Schubert  (1797-1828)
Catherine Ma (’18, ACM) piano
Alexandra Cong (’16, Mathematics) piano

Four Seasons in Buenos Aires**
Astor Piazzolla (1921-1992)
Arranged by José Bragato
1. Otoño Porteño (Autumn)
2. Invierno Porteño (Winter)

Gauri Shastri (’17, Biology) violin
Siddharth Murching (’17, Computer Science) cello
Brooks Fu (graduate student, CNS) piano

“Hoedown” from Rodeo**
Aaron Copland  (1900-1990)
Vincent Zhuang (’18, Computer Science/ACM) piano
Jared Filseth (’18, Physics) piano

Coaches for the ensembles performing today were
*Delores Bing, Chamber Music Director
**Robert Ward,  Caltech music faculty
^Martin Chalifour, Visiting Associate












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FALL 2013 - WINTER 2014


FALL 2012 - WINTER 2013


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