Monday, April 21, 2014

Introducing a new Section of the UCLA's Faculty Women Club

Music in Cultural Contexts is our newly created Section within the UCLA FWC

Igor Stravinsky -- FIREBIRD
Description of the NEWLY ADDED MUSIC Section
Dates: We will be meeting on 3rd Wednesday, starting October 15th 2014, 1-3 pm.
Chair: Zorana Ercegovac

As a group, we will attend the most relevant events at UCLA including those at the Schoenberg Hall (, the Center for the Art of Performances (CAP at, The Music Series at the Hammer Museum (, and among my favorites is UCLA’s own Spring Festival of World Music and JAZZ. It features performances of the African American Ensemble and music of Mexico. 

In addition, The Music Section will be also attending The Metropolitan opera in HD (MetOpera in HD) at UCLA's James Bridges Theater. Check the events periodically to reserve the best group seats in the theater. Just outside of the UCLA campus, check the following programs at:
The Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts, in Beverly Hills, for plays, dance, music, and other programs. 
The Broad Stage in Santa Monica, and the Getty Center in Brentwood and in Malibu.
The Ebell Los Angeles is another elegant venue in the mid Wilshire district featuring great performances. Check their calendar regularly. Performances are sold out fast!

These are just some of the few examples of a variety of music genres, periods, and styles we will be listening, learning, discussing, and reflecting on the interdisciplinary nature that combines the arts and literature, with soirees and social events. Performing (playing and singing) may also be a part of this Section, resulting in an annual event of each term. All UCLA FWC members are welcome including husbands and partners. 


The Hammer Museum : A fusion of senses: Poetry, music, dance and visual arts in Paris 1880-1914, co-presented with the Department of French and Francophone Studies and the UCLA Department of Music. You will experience pieces by Debussy, Saint-Saens, Satie, Boulanger, and more.  
View the video on TEA and MORPHINE, 1880-1914 in Paris.

Ready to dance in your seat? 
Check out this amazing Clayton Cameron's session: 

With Special Honor and Distinction:
Schoenberg Hall, American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (ASCAP) proudly inscribes into the ASCAP JAZZ WALL OF FAME

KENNY BURRELL, presented and moderated by Jim Steinblatt. 
I was privileged, along with our own Claudia Mitchell-Kernan, who had invited Kenny Burrell to join the African American Studies at UCLA in the seventies, to hear Kenny talk about his amazing career as a performer, composer, jazz educator, "the primary source," and hear him play for us a rendition of single petal rose! What an honor to be there, to listen to the man, and to chat with him.

Kenny Burrell (4/24/14) at UCLA

Kenny Burrell: ASCAP Jazz Wall of Fame

Terry Richter, soprano and Gregory Sliskovich, tenor, both of UCLA performed a duet
in Handel's Oratorio L'Allegro, Il Penseroso, Il Moderato (composed in the winter of 1739 in London).

Paul Floyd accompanies the duet: Terry and Gregory, UCLA FWC, April 22, 2014

Alexys, Danielle, Terrence, Gregory, Terri, and Paul Floyd

Zorana with UCLA performers in Handel's Oratorio

See the UCLA Faculty Women's Club blog for the events, programs, and sections. 

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