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

Caltech Chamber Music Concert Series
Saturday, January 24, 2015
8:00 PM
Dabney Lounge


Trio in C minor, Op. 1, No. 3
I.  Allegro con brio
Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827)
Nadia Herrera (graduate student, Biochemistry and Molecular Biophysics) violin
Delores Bing (Chamber Music Director) cello
Jinglin Huang (graduate student, Medical Engineering) piano

Arthur Foote (1853-1937)
Nicholas Hutchins (’18, Undeclared) flute
Hannah Walsh (’16, Mechanical Engineering) viola
Katie Fisher (’15, Chemistry) piano

Sicilienne, Op. 78
Gabriel Fauré (1845-1924)
Arranged by Michael McLean
Michael McLean
Nancy Cao (’16, Computer Science) violin
Daniel Chui (’16, Mechanical Engineering) violin
Jared Filseth (’18, Mathematics) piano

Trio élégiaque No. 1 in G minor
Sergei Rachmaninoff (1873-1943)
Trio in C minor, Op. 1, No. 3

IV.  Finale.  Prestissimo

Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827)
Lauren Li (’17, Bioengineering) violin
Christine Tseng (’16, CNS) cello
Karlming Chen (graduate student, Mathematics) piano


Trio No. 2 for Woodwinds

I. Allegro

Ignaz Pleyel (1757-1831)
Charles Cao (graduate student, Physics) flute
Fabian Boemer (’17, Computer Science) clarinet
Michael Kreiner (Donald E. Hudson Visiting Artist) bassoon

String Quartet No. 1

II. Brincadeira (A Joke):  Allegretto scherzando
I. Cantilena:  Andante
VI. Saltando Como Um Saci (Jumping Like a Jumping Bean):  Allegro

Heitor Villa-Lobos (1887-1959)
Melissa Chang (’16. Mechanical Engineering) violin
Cindy Lin (’16, Computer Science) violin
Richie Hernandez (’15, Mechanical Engineering) viola
Dhiraj Holden (’15, Computer Science) cello

Sonatine for Two Violins and Piano (!930)

I. Allegro
II. Andante
III. Allegretto
IV. Poco allegro

Bohuslav Martinu (1890-1959)
Lily Chen (’17, Bioengineering) violin
Jonathan Joo (’17, Computer Science) violin
Kristie Yu (’17, Biology) piano

Martin Chalifour coached the Rachmaninoff/Beethoven and Martinu ensembles, Michael Kreiner coached the Pleyel trio, and Delores Bing coached the remaining ensembles.


Caltech Chamber Music
Sunday, January 25, 2015
3:30 PM
Dabney Lounge


Trio Sonata in C minor

1. Adagio
2. Allegro
3. Adagio
4. Allegro

Georg Philipp Telemann (1681-1767)
Haojie Zhuang (’18, Undeclared) flute
Karlming Chen (graduate student, Mathematics) violin
Jim Tao (graduate student, Mathematics) harpsichord

Quartet in C minor

1. Adagio
2. Allegro
3. Adagio
4. Allegro

Francesco Geminiani (1667-1762)
Slavonic Dance in E minor, Op. 72, No. 2
Antonin Dvorak (1841-1904)
arranged by Michael McLean
Amanda Gao (’18, Undeclared) violin
Janice Jeon (’18, Bioengineering) violin
Rachel Ng (’18, Bioengineering) violin
Vincent Zhuang (’18, Undeclared) harpsichord and piano

Music for Midsummer Night’s Dream

1. Overture:  Symphony While the Swans Come Forward
2. Hornpipe
3. Air:  If Love’s A Sweet Passion
4. Rondeau
5. Chaconne: Dance for the Chinese Man and Woman

Henry Purcell (1659-1695)
Grace Lee (’16, Environmental Engineering) flute
Jenny Mok (’18, Bioengineering) violin
Nicholas Trank (’18, Physics) viola
Sith Domrongkitchiaporn (’16, Electrical Engineering) cello
Aditya Bhagavathi (’16, Computer Science) piano

Waltz Op. 54, No. 1
Quintet in G Major, Op. 77
II.  Scherzo. Allegro vivace
Antonin Dvorak (1841-1904)
Stephanie Moon (’17, Mechanical Engineering) violin
Gauri Shastri (’17, Biology) violin
Nat DeFries (’16, Chemical Engineering) viola
Eric Moseley (’18, Undeclared) cello
Angela Gui (’17, Physics) bass


Piano Quartet in C minor, Op. 13

1. Allegro
2. Scherzo:  Presto
3. Andante
4. Finale:  Vivace

Richard Strauss (1864-1949)
Sean Symon (graduate student, Aeronautics) violin
Ian Wong (graduate student, Planetary Science) viola
Joe Iverson (graduate student, Physics) cello
Kelly Kim (graduate student, Chemistry) piano

Delores Bing coached the ensembles performing this afternoon.


Caltech Chamber Music
Friday, January 30, 2015
8:00 PM
Dabney Louge


String Quartet in F Major (incomplete)

1. Sostenuto – Allegro vivace e grazioso

Edvard Grieg (1843-1907)
Vivian Huang (’15, Bioengineering/English) violin
Ratnelekha Viswanadham (’15, ACM/BEM) violin
Sean Mendoza (’16, Materials Science) viola
Jade Yang (’15, Computer Science) cello

Sérénade en Trio

1. Entrée
2. Fuguette
3. Gigue

Eugène Bozza (1905-1991)
Jen Karolewski (’15, Chemistry) flute
Daniel Wang (’16, Computer Science) clarinet
Ian Koss (’15, Materials Science) bassoon

Trio for Horn, Violin and Piano, Op. 40

1. Andante – Poco piu animato

Johannes Brahms (1833-1897)
Jamie Rankin (graduate student, Physics) horn
Yuka Sakazaki (’17, Biology) violin
Ellen Yu (’17, Chemistry) piano


Romance (1891) for Piano Six-Hands
Waltz (1890) for Piano Six-Hands
Serge Rachmaninoff (1873-1943)
Jessica Li (’18, Biology) piano
KIsha Thayapran (’18, Biology) piano
Narmada Thayapran (’18, Biology) piano


Five Pieces for Flute, Violin, and Piano, Op. 56

1. Nocturne

III.        Scherzino
César Cui (1835-1918)
Shuo Wang (postdoctoral scholar, CNS) flute
Manasa Ashok (’17, Computer Science) violin
Delores Bing (Chamber Music Director) piano



Notturno in E-flat Major, D. 897
Franz Schubert (1797-1828)
Anita Chen (’17. Chemistry)
Joseph Berlelant (’16, Computer Science/CNS) cello
Alexandra Cong (’16, Mathematics) piano


Bagatelles, Op. 47

1. Allegretto scherzando
2. Tempo di Minuetto.  Grazioso
3. Allegretto scherzando
4. Canon.  Andante con moto
5. Poco Allegro

Antonin Dvorak (1841-1904)
Arun Asundi (’15, Chemical Engineering) violin
Betsy Fu (’16, ACM/CS) violin
Delores Bing (Chamber Music Director) cello
JIan Shi (graduate student Civil Engineering) accordion


Quintet No. 6 in C Major, Op. 57

1. March:  Variations on the Nocturnal Retreat in Madrid

Luigi Boccherini (1743-1805)
Seven Scottish Airs
Arranged by Gustav Holst (1874-1934)
Paige Gannon (’18, Mathematics) violin
Licheng Richard Zhu (’18, Physics) violin
Sunita Darbe (graduate student (Materials Science) viola
Jiseon Min (’18, Physics) cello
Albert Chern (graduate student, ACM) piano


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