Thursday, December 20, 2012

UCLA offers free concerts and events Jan-March

The UCLA Department of Ethnomusicology at the Herb Alpert School of Music offers a series of events for the public's enjoyment throughout the winter quarter, including performances and academic lectures.

For updated information and confirmation of events, visit or call 310-825-8381.

For events at UCLA's Schoenberg Music Building, all-day parking ($11) and short-term parking (payable at pay stations) are available in Parking Structure 2 (enter the campus at Hilgard and Westholme avenues).


Monday, March 4
7 p.m.
UCLA Jazz Combos
Schoenberg Hall, Schoenberg Music Building

This performance features UCLA student jazz combos, directed by George Bohanon, Kenny Burrell, Clayton Cameron, Charley Harrison, Charles Owens and Michele Weir.

Tuesday, March 5
7 p.m.
UCLA Big Bands
Schoenberg Hall, Schoenberg Music Building

This concert will feature performances by the UCLA Jazz Orchestra, directed by Charley Harrison; the UCLA Latin Jazz Big Band, directed by Dr. Bobby Rodriquez; and the Ellingtonia Orchestra, directed by Kenny Burrell.


The Mohindar Brar Sambhi Lecture Series focuses on Indian music and other issues important in the field of ethnomusicology. Lectures are free and open to the public.

Wednesday, Jan. 9
1–3 p.m.
Anna Schultz
'Performing Translation: Indian Jewish Devotional Song and Minority Identity on the Move'
Schoenberg Music Building (Room 1344)

Schultz is an assistant professor of ethnomusicology at Stanford University.

Wednesday, Jan. 23
1–3 p.m.
Kaley Mason
'Saraswati's Promise: Music Education and Middle-Class Values in Malabar'
Schoenberg Music Building (Room 1344)

Mason is an assistant professor of music and the humanities at the University of Chicago.

Wednesday, Feb. 6
1–3 p.m.
Meilu Ho
'Reclaiming the Liturgical Core in North Indian Classical Music'
Schoenberg Music Building (Room 1344)

Ho is an assistant professor of musicology at the University of Michigan.

Wednesday, Feb. 20
1–3 p.m.
Matt Rahaim
'Voice Cultures: The Transmission of Vocal Ethos'
Schoenberg Music Building (Room 1344)

Rahaim is an assistant professor of ethnomusicology at University of Minnesota.

Wednesday, March 6
1–3 p.m.
Peter Kvetko

'Sunoh!: An Ethnographic History of Non-Film Popular Music in Mumbai'
Schoenberg Music Building (Room 1344)

Kvetko is an assistant professor of music at Salem State University in Massachusetts.

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