28/78 New Music Ensemble

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28/78 New Music Ensemble

Help the 28/78 New Music Ensemble create new compositions and host vibrant events on Pacific's Stockton Campus. Your Gift to 28/78 will go directly towards supporting Pacific students perform with some of today's most innovative composers and artists. 



28/78 New Music Ensemble is a student-run chamber music ensemble at University of the Pacific in Stockton, CA. The ensemble focuses on the performance of contemporary music works from a diverse array of composers. 28/78 was formed in March 2018 by conductor Andrew Lu, with founding members Laila Mameesh, Scott Pastor, Thomas Hubel, Joshua Dunsford, Diego Bustamante, Tristen Collinsworth, Fernando Lozano, Micah Vogel, Sabrina Boggs, Anne Plescia, and Laura Robb Martín.



The goals of 28/78 are to:

  1. Provide a valuable supplement to ensemble members' musical education
  2. Become ambassadors of the Conservatory's contemporary music scene
  3. Encourage the listening to and performance of new music in the Conservatory and greater Stockton communities
  4. Commission and promote the performance of works by a diverse range of composers.



The name 28/78 is credited to Peter Witte, the Dean of the Conservatory of Music. Since its founding in 1878, Pacific’s Conservatory has had a significant impact in the field of new music. Howard Hanson, a prolific composer, conductor, and educator was Dean of the Conservatory from 1919 to 1924. During his time at Pacific, Hanson championed new works by organizing new music concerts, a rare cultural event at the time. 20 years later, a budding jazz musician would enroll in the College of the Pacific. Dave Brubeck was not only a pioneer, using odd meters in jazz, but was also renowned for his dedication to civil rights. The Conservatory’s sesquicentennial and bicentennial fall in 2028 and 2078 respectively. 28/78, formatted like an eyeglasses prescription, looks towards the future of music at Pacific, both near and far, while paying homage to the Conservatory's history and impact on music thus far.





28/78 + Mads Tolling + Yoshiaki Onishi

Saturday, February 2nd, 2019 // 7:30pm

DeRosa University Center Ballroom


Have you ever been on a musical adventure? Join the crew of 28/78 NME on a wild expedition: EDM, jazz, neo-soul, and hip-hop combine with off-kilter rhythms, elastic harmonies, and twisting counterpoint. Hiking poles not required.


For the festival's final concert, join Pacific's 28/78 for an exciting evening of music. Featuring two-time Grammy Award-winner Mads Tolling, Pacific alumnus and 2018 Guggenheim Fellow Yoshiaki Onishi, and three world premieres. Don't miss this eclectic of mix music. 


PROGRAM (*world premiere)

  • Scott Nelson, Liminal Success*
  • Missy Mazzoli, The Sound of the Light
  • Mads Tolling, Yggdrasil (Mads Tolling, violin; Nicholas Waldvogel, conductor)
  • Ted Hearne, But I Voted for Shirley Chisholm
  • Yoshiaki Onishi, Antefenas-studies* (Yoshiaki Onishi, conductor)
  • Julie Herndon, I am in, into*
Choose a giving level


The 28 Club

Your gift will help get us one step closer towards bringing world-class performances to Pacific's Stockton Campus. Donors will receive a personal thank you on the 28/78 website.


The 78 Club

Your gift will help provide funds for our performance production budget. Donors will receive the benefit listed above, plus a handwritten note from 28/78 founder Andrew Lu.


Century Club

Your gift will help fund performance commission expenses for upcoming events. Donors will receive both of the benefits listed above.


Conservatory Club

Your gift will help provide a unique cultural experience for the Pacific and Stockton communities free of charge. Donors at this level will receive all the benefits listed above, plus a commemorative CD recording of the upcoming concert.


Conductor's Circle

Your gift will provide funding for travel expenses, lodging and major expenses that will make our upcoming performance possible. Conductor's Circle donors will receive the benefits listed above, plus a signed study score of Onishi's piece (while supplies last).