Thursday, March 25, 2010

UCLA performing arts this spring

The UCLA Department of Music offers a variety of events for the public's enjoyment throughout the year. Programs include faculty and student recitals and performances of high artistic accomplishment in various genres, as well as visiting artists of national and international renown.

Programs are subject to change.

For updated information and confirmation of events, the public may call 310-825-4761 or visit

For ticketed events, contact the UCLA Central Ticket Office at 310-825-2101 or

Campus parking is available for $10 (all-day); short-term parking is also available (payable at pay stations). For events at Schoenberg Hall, park in Lot 2 (enter the campus at Hilgard and Westholme avenues); for events at Royce Hall, park in Lot 4 (enter the campus at Sunset Boulevard and Westwood Plaza); and for those at Freud Playhouse, use Lot 3 (enter from Hilgard Avenue, on the east side of campus, at Wyton Drive).


Thursday, April 8 8 p.m.
Chamber Music With Shape Shifting Guitars
Jan Popper Theater, Schoenberg Music Building
Tickets: $12; $5 for UCLA faculty, staff and students (with ID)
UCLA adjunct associate professor Peter Yates (guitar, arpeggione and electric guitar) will be joined by local guest artists and vocalists, including Nadia Shpachenko (harpsichord). They will perform new work for oboe, mandolin and arpeggione by Jonathon Grasse, Bach's Second Gamba Sonata, a duet for guitar and mandolin by Garry Eister, and the Los Angeles premiere of Peter Yates' "Seven Victorians, Four Cranks, and a Crone" (song cycle).

Wednesday, April 14 8 p.m.
Alto / Sax
Schoenberg Hall, Schoenberg Music Building
Tickets: $12; $5 for UCLA faculty, staff and students (with ID)
Faculty artists Juliana Gondek (soprano) and Douglas Masek (saxophone) will present works for voice and small ensembles, including saxophone. Guest performers include Andrew Barnhart (saxophone), Umut Dursun (saxophone), Mari Falcone (piano), Rakefet Hak (piano), Aubrey James (voice), Abraham Laboriel Sr. (electric bass guitar), Movses Pogossian (violin), Russell Veirs (saxophone) and Ryan Weston (saxophone). Works will include: Leo Delibes: Flower Duet from "Lakmé" Adrienne Albert: "Let Love Not Fail" Calvin Hampton: "Labyrinth" for saxophone quartet and soprano Simon Sargon: "Patterns in Blue" (world premiere) Peter Yates: "A Speck of Blue" (world premiere) Paul Chihara: "Juliana's Song" (world premiere) Bruce Babcock: "This is what I know: Four Poems of Dorothy Parker" (world premiere) Vincent d'Indy: "Madrigal" (arranged by Drew Schnurr) Kurt Weill: "Youkali" (arranged by Drew Schnurr) Heitor Villa-Lobos: "Samba Classico" (arranged by Bruno Louchouarn) (world premiere) Chico Buarque: "Sem Fantasia" (arranged by Bruno Louchouarn) (world premiere) Ary Barroso: "Awuarela do Brasil" (arranged by Bruno Louchouarn) (world premiere)

Thursday, April 15 8 p.m.
UCLA Philharmonia
Ji-Young An, violin soloist
Neal Stulberg, conductor
Schoenberg Hall, Schoenberg Music Building
Tickets: $12; $5 for UCLA faculty, staff and students (with ID)
The UCLA Philharmonia will perform Dvorak's Serenade for Woodwinds, Cello and Bass in D minor, Op. 44, Mendelssohn's Violin Concerto in D minor, and Rachmaninoff's "Symphonic Dances, Op. 45." (Note: The same program will be repeated at a Design for Sharing concert on Monday, April 19, at 10:30 a.m. in Royce Hall.)

Monday, April 19 8 p.m.
UCLA Percussion Ensemble
Mitchell Peters, director
Schoenberg Hall, Schoenberg Music Building
The program includes "Ionisation" by Varese and Christopher Rouse's "Ogoun Badagris."

Tuesday, April 20 8 p.m.
Schoenberg Hall, Schoenberg Music Building
Tickets: $12; $5 for UCLA faculty, staff and students (with ID)
Join professor Jens Lindemann and colleagues for a sizzling evening of music for brass ensembles.

Thursday, April 22 8 p.m.
Schoenberg Hall, Schoenberg Music Building
Tickets: $12; $5 for UCLA faculty, staff and students (with ID)
UCLA string faculty members Movses Pogossian (violin), Guillaume Sutre (violin), Richard O'Neill (viola), Antonio Lysy (cello) and colleagues will present masterworks by Bach, Beethoven and Mendelssohn.

Friday, April 30, 8 p.m.
Saturday, May 1, 8 p.m.
Sunday, May 2, 2 p.m.
Opera UCLA, UCLA Philharmonia and UCLA Theater: Jonathan Dove's 'Flight'
Neal Stulberg, conductor (April 30, May 1)
Henry Shin, conductor (May 2)
James Darrah, stage director
Freud Playhouse, Macgowan Hall
Tickets: $17 for adults; $15 for seniors and UCLA faculty, staff and alumni; $7 for students. (For groups of 10 or more, tickets are $10 per person.)
Following a successful world premiere at the Glyndebourne Festival Opera in 1999, English composer Jonathan Dove's "Flight" can be seen for the first time on the West Coast in a darkly comic new production at UCLA's Freud Playhouse. With an original libretto from playwright April de Angelis, "Flight" tells the story of a group of passengers delayed overnight in an airport terminal due to a massive, sudden electrical storm. As they wait, their anxiety forces the group of strangers to confront personal desires, hopes, fears and each other with disastrous and unexpected consequences. (Produced as part of a collaboration between the UCLA Herb Alpert School of Music and the UCLA School of Theater, Film and Television and made possible through the generous support of the Maxwell H. Gluck Foundation.)

Wednesday, May 19 8 p.m.
UCLA Wind Ensemble
Thomas Lee, conductor
Schoenberg Hall, Schoenberg Music Building
Tickets: $12; $5 for UCLA faculty, staff and students (with ID)
This program features the West Coast premiere of Paul Chihara's "Dances at a Celebration" for violin, cello and wind ensemble, a reprise performance of Roger Bourland's popular "Ozma," the premiere of a new trumpet concerto by Dwayne Milburn, and the West Coast premiere of John Mackey's saxophone concerto. Performers include Guillaume Sutre (violin), Antonio Lysy (cello), Jack Kent (trumpet) and Chris Elchico (saxophone).

Wednesday, May 26 8 p.m.
UCLA Symphony
Christopher Ahn, cello
Henry Shin and Jorge Uzc√°tegui, conductors
Schoenberg Hall, Schoenberg Music Building
Tickets: $12; $5 for UCLA faculty, staff and students (with ID)
Works will include Elgar's "Cello Concerto."

Thursday, May 27 8 p.m.
UCLA Philharmonia, UCLA University Chorus, UCLA Chamber Singers
James Conlon, conductor
Neal Stulberg, narrator
Royce Hall
Tickets: $12; $5 for UCLA faculty, staff and students (with ID)
UCLA welcomes Los Angeles Opera music director James Conlon, who will conduct a special performance featuring Schoenberg's "A Survivor From Warsaw" and works by Franz Schreker and Alexander Zemlinsky. The concert is part of "Ring Festival LA." (This concert is made possible through the generous support of the Mickey Katz Chair in Jewish Music at UCLA.)

Thursday, June 3 8 p.m.
A Celebration of Barber
Judith Hansen, pianist
Staging by Peter Kazaras, Conor Hanratty and Monica Payne
Schoenberg Hall, Schoenberg Music Building
In honor of the centenary of Samuel Barber's birth, the Opera Workshop and Art Song classes present the works of Barber. Limited seating is available on a first-come, first-served basis. Doors open at 7:30 pm.

Saturday, June 5 8 p.m.
UCLA Chorale, Angeles Chorale, and Orchestra: Beethoven's "Missa Solemnis"
Donald Neuen, conductor
Royce Hall
Tickets: $40, $30, $20
"Missa Solemnis" unites audience and performer as they explore the intimate spectrum of emotions portrayed in Beethoven's masterwork, his "Solemn Mass." This highly technical and challenging piece invites audiences to contemplate the intricacies of the music as well as the human condition. Performers include Maria Fortuna (soprano), Cynthia Jansen (alto), Robert MacNeil (tenor) and Michael Dean (baritone).

Sept. 8–18 Vitaly Margulis Piano Master Class
Free recital: Saturday, Sept. 18, 8 p.m.
Jan Popper Theater, Schoenberg Music Building

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