Saturday, August 28, 2021

MusicFEST 2021 with LACO and Jaime Martin

LACO (Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra) and their Music Director Maestro Jaime Martin have put together a wonderful five-event program on Fridays at 6 PM. 

LACO performs Ginastera's Variaciones Concertandes
August 27, 2021 

The program included Alberto Ginastera (1916-1983), an Argetinian classical music composer: Variaciones Concertandes. The performance was broadcasting live from the WDCH, the first in-person concert after 503 days! It was available via utube.


Here are the following music events, all available for us via youtube:

 

September 10 (Friday at 6 PM)

Manuel de Falla (1876-1946): El Amor Brujo

 

September 24 (Friday at 6 PM)

Felix Mendelssohn: Symphony no. 4 “Italian”

 

October 8 (Friday at 6 PM)

KiMani Bridges and Claude Debussy

 

October 22 (Friday at 6 PM)

Juan Pablo Contreras and Geronimo Gimenez


Since most of us are vaccinated, but awaiting for our booster shots, the best way to keep healthy and safe is to listen to music program via media channels, such as LACO's SummerFEST 2021.


However, I offer to meet in person in smaller groups, and discuss our programs at two wonderful locations: Luskin's Plateia at UCLA. Another is at the J. P. Getty. I can arrange a car pool for small groups of 4 of us to drive and spend some time at their galleries and their wonderful Restaurant, which is now operational. 


Here are several photos from the collection of the J. P. Getty Museum in Brentwood.


Edvard Munch, Starry Night (1893)

We do not travel, but we can visit the Swiss Alps, French countryside, sail, and visit Norway.


Giovanni Segantini: Spring in the Alps (1897)
This is just a detail from a larger painting from the J. P. Getty Museum collection

Alfred Sisley (1839-1899): The road from Versailles to Saint-Germain
We feel the outdoors, exploring the effects of changing light and weather


Tuesday, September 22, 2020

UCLA FWC MUSIC SECTION IN THE MEDIA: Connecting the Visual Arts and Music with Poetry


ORAL HISTORY LEGACT PROJECT

"Reliving the past," was published in Daily Bruin almost 8 years ago (March 14, 2013); the featured article announced UCLA's Faculty Women's Club (FWC) new initiative with a mission to compile rich history of Faculty Women's Club members through their personal stories, anecdotes, voices, and photographs. The Project was initiated by Zorana Ercegovac, then President of FWC (2012-2013), who wanted to document our history as a special homage for the FWC CENTENNIAL (1918-2018). The Project includes stories of some of our members who were active in the 1950s of the 20th century. 
If you are interested in details and participation, please contact me at zercegov@gmail.com 

I look forward to hearing from you


Driving as a Metaphor in our lives during COVID-19 Pandemics
is the theme for the April 21st gathering and program


We will be reminded about the 16th century pandemics and the choral music composed 
by John Sheppard in the 1550s


This idea came from an article by Alex Ross in the New Yorker (January 11, 2021) titled 

Here is one of my favorite scenic roads at sunset in Santa Monica


We will tune in to soundtrack pieces -- while driving through local canyons, roads, and coastal roads

Some of you already sent out suggestions inspired by programs aired by: 

J. Sheppard: MEDIA VITA (composed during the 16th c pandemics)

L. van Beethoven, Triple Concerto

F. Chopin, Nocturne in D flat (From the Top with Victor)

S. Rachmaninov, Bless The Lord

H. Berlioz, Romeo and Juliet, the Love scene

L. van Beethoven, Symphony 6 "pastorale"

C. Debussy, Voice que le printemps

W. A. Mozart, Marriage of Figaro
MOZART IN THE MORNING (KUSC)

R. Wagner, from the Ring (The Valkyrie Act I, Love scene)

A. Vivaldi, Spring from The Seasons


DID YOU KNOW THAT CAROL BLOCK'S HOBBY IS MUSIC?https://chancellor.ucla.edu/about/associate-of-the-chancellor/
SHE PLAYS PIANO, PERHAPS OTHER INSTRUMENTS

QUESTION: SHOULD WE INVITE MS BLOCK TO BE HONORARY MEMBER 
OF OUR MUSIC SECTION?



Today, January 27, 2021, we celebrate several birthdates of those composers we hear often: 
W. A. Mozart (1756-1791)
Giuseppe Verdi (1813-1901)
Gustavo Dudamel b. 1981,  LA Phil conductor & music director

                                    See you all February 17th to celebrate the Valentine's Day 2021 

We will listen to a wonderful selection of music Valentine's Day "postcards" at the February 17th Music Section Program. 
The program starts at 12:30 pm via zoom. If you did not send me your favorite music "postcard," it is not late. Please do send me your contribution just as soon as you can.   
The Program includes pieces from jazz, soundtrack from your first dance, romantic music letters from Mahler to his wife, from Beethoven, Elgar, Massenet, Tchaikovsky, from Hindustani tradition, Hebrew, and Chinese love songs.

John Sheppard, an English 16th century composer, during the influenza pandemics that swept England around 1550s, composed a choral work that still casts its spell (NYT Jan 1, 2021). 
ENJOY


The attendees, some of whom contributors to our Valentine's Day Postcards
Top row: Rochelle (zoom hostess), Zorana (Chair, Music Section), June (selector: Liszt)
Middle row: Shirley (Chinese love song), Zahava (guest, Hebrew song), Milos (guest)
Estellaleigh (her first dance song), Roma (Lara's song), Bette (guest)
NOT included on this screen are: Joy, Jarka, Mary Ann, and Jaime 


It was a wonderful concert capturing the participants, attendees, program creators, performers, ALL ON A SINGLE SCREEN. This is how it has been during the COVID-19 pandemics with the UCLA FWC Music Section gatherings.

Compare the above photo with the one below, from our last in-person February 2020 gathering. We were honored to have Janice Foy, our own resident cellist. She performed some of the pieces one cold hear during the Manet's Paris time. The entire program was inspired by the Getty's exhibit MANET AND MODERN BEAUTY, which captured J. P. Getty's experts. They asked me to write a feature article in their Fall 2020 Getty Magazine. The entire article is added below the photo.





Image from The GETTY MAGAZINE feature article, Fall 2020, p. 9
To read a full copy of the Fall 2020 Getty Magazine:

As Chair of the UCLA FWC Music Section in Cultural Contexts, I welcome you all to our 2020-2021 Season. With the COVID-19 lockdown and closures to performances for concerts, operas, theaters, museums, and other cultural programs and events, we are turning more than ever toward our own events and zoom gatherings. This is especially true for our Music Section during this 2020-2021 Season. We will try our best to make this year's programs outstanding, diverse, and unique. 

Your participation and attendance are VERY important -- please volunteer for programming ideas!
Our December 16th zoom gathering will be SPECIAL: We will be enjoying music favorites selected by our own members. We also invited our sister section members (from Play readers and "Bookies"). The response has been outstanding. We look forward to listening to music and stories, as well as to toast to a COVID-19 free Season. Get ready to toast, and to enjoy your own music picks. We will not have the time on Dec. 16th to listen to all pieces. However, all of the music pieces will be made accessible to our members. 

 
THANK YOU FOR ATTENDING OUR DECEMBER 16th GATHERING

Today we celebrate:
1. YOU who have endured many months under the COVID-19 pandemics. 
2  Ludwig van Beethoven's 250th birthday -- DECEMBER 16, 1770! and we gather 250 years later
3. Seasons' Greetings -- 2021.

This has been our new project: SMALL DIGITAL ANTHOLOGY OF MUSIC 2020
Our December music gathering was a special farewell to 2020 and a warm welcome to the 2021!

Thanks go to our contributors of music pieces. Here is a photo gallery of a subset of the
attendees from our last number 5 music section gathering. Photo credit: Milos



   
                                                                  





 






 The group enjoyed the following music pieces at the December HOLIDAY celebration:

Great Thou Art (selected by Estellaleigh)

From The New World (Dvorak), selected by Norma

It Is Well With My Soul, selected by Lorraine

Song to the Moon (Dvorak), selected by Jarka

The Ball (Berlioz), selected by Mary Ann

Fur Elise (Beethoven), selected by Rochelle

Fantasia on Greensleeves (Williams), selected by June

Lascia la Spina (from Handel), selected by Joy

Polonaise in A flat (Chopin), selected by Roma

Winterresise Song (Shubert), selected by Deborah

Belle of the Ball (LeRoy Anderson), selected by Chris & Dane Swenson

There were several other great suggestions which are being postponed (by Simone, Melissa, Zorana, Glorya, and Janice). THANKS TO ALL! This Holiday tradition will continue :-)  

Attending but not in the photo are: June & Jaime, Norma, Sandy, and Amelita.

Our next Music Section will be February 17th 2021, themed after the Valentine's Day, titled VALENTINE MUSIC POSTCARDS. Please offer your memorable love inspired music!!




Roma sends a picture of an Australian bird, all dressed up for Christmas: The BLUE-BANDED PITTA. MANY THANKS :-)


https://www.nytimes.com/2020/12/30/arts/music/John-Sheppard-media-vita.html?referringSource=articleShare


Additional information for our grandparents. I want to give you a short list of my music favorites especially written for children and by children (in one case, Alma, see her photo below).

BALLETS
-- Sleeping Beauty, music by Tchaikovsky (1890).
-- Nutcracker, music by Tchaikovsky  (1892) -- my favorite at the Royce Hall.
-- Alice's Adventures in Wonderland. Christopher Wheeldon; music by Joby Talbot.

My favorite is the performance at the Royal Opera House, London

-- Peter and the Wolf, music by Prokofiev (1936).

OPERA
-- Cinderella, by Alma Elizabeth Deutscher, is inspirational, bringing "a new life into the world of opera," and the new generation of young female artists into the art of classical music.
CONCERT
--Britten: The Young Person's Guide to the Orchestra (1945).

There are many excellent books, like MY FIRST CLASSICAL MUSIC BOOK, as illustrated guides for kids; typically, they include several suggestions to listen, read, and ponder about various music-related experiences. 
Just a thought: we might dedicate one of our future sessions to "music for our grandchildren." 

I have posted a few photos, below, showing how it used to be in our in-person Holiday gatherings. 

Our Music Section, in-person. Debby Kennel presenting the life and work of
Stephen Foster (Zorana Ercegovac, Section Chair and photographer)
HOW IT USED TO BE -- before the COVID-19 era

Our traditional SING-ALONG holiday fiesta at the Wilcox residence
Zorana at the piano accompanying our members who stand around the piano
and a few sitting and enjoying the show (Andrea, Heidi, Helen)


In-person Holiday gatherings allowed us to have our social interactions,
to meet and greet special guests from our sister sections, and
to sip, chat, and sample special refreshments brought by the attendees


Our first Music Section gathering will be on October 21st. The program continues with Act II of the

WORD - IMAGE - SOUND, focusing on the Second Viennese School. 

Inspired by the Getty's exhibit on Kathe Kollwitz (1867-1945) etchings, lithography, printing, sculpture, and woodcuts, we will be listening to some of the important representative works of composers who worked during the Weimar Republic. For example, we will examine pieces by Arnold Schoenberg (1874-1951), Paul Hindemith (1895-1963), Anton Webern (1883-1945) and others. 


 
Our October Music gathering was well attended session

Updates will be posted here, so stay tuned 

See you all Wednesday, October 21st at 12:30 PM

       

                       Arnold Schoenberg by Egon Schiele

  
The DECEMBER 16, 2020 gathering celebrates the collaboration between 
Kurt Weill and Bertolt Brecht

STAY TUNED

Earlier music section last in-person gathering enjoyed a very different cultural context, a set of composers, poets, around MANET.
In the December 3, 2020 issue of The New York Review of Books, there is an article titled, "Suffering, Unfaltering Manet," by Colin B. Bailey
Enjoy the read
https://www.nybooks.com/articles/2020/12/03/suffering-unfaltering-manet/







Tuesday, May 5, 2020

The COVID-19 Pandemic ZOOM gathering

I hope you and your loved ones are in good health during these challenging times.

Here are a few resources you may find useful, enjoyable, and interesting.
Health resources:

~ California Department of Public Health
~ LA County Department of Public Health
~ UCLA Health

Don't forget our wonderful UCLA campus.

This morning on the early garden walks, we discovered great plants, medicinal trees and foliage, a stream, and all this in the middle of this angel's metropolis.

This Lilly flower is among thousands of species that thrive in the Mildred Mathias Botanical Garden at UCLA.





Music and Cultural resources:


~ Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra the photo on left:
Jeremy Denk, pianist performs Mozart's Concerto No.19
in F major, K 459.

October 27, 2019 at Royce Hall, UCLA

~ Los Angeles PHIL with PBS for Great Performances

~ Metropolitan Opera

~ Library of Congress has our national cultural treasure

~ Open Culture for thousands of digital books

~ KCRW radio station for classical music



let us be connected, engaged, curious, kind, mindful & safe

Listen to music written during the Spanish influenza  (1918)

May 20th will be our inaugural zoom-based Music Section, and our last gathering in 2019/20 Music Season. Our next session will be in October 2020.
I will invite you for our zoom session to be held at 12:25 PM on Wednesday May 20th.
Feel free to have a glass of bubbly and refreshments of your choice.

Our initial program is updated and it IS THE EVENT OF THE MUSIC SECTION SEASON. You will be surprised! So prepare yourself for a live concert on Wednesday, May 20th at 12:30 PM.

Our subsequent meetings in 2020 and programs will include pieces, each inspired and written during politically challenging times.

>> Benjamin Britten (1913-1976) wrote Les Illuminations, op. 18 as a 9 song cycle in 1939-1940. We will listen Song No. 9 Depart. Arthur Rimbaud (1854-1891) wrote lyrics.

>> Ludwig van Bethoven (1770-1827) completed piano sonata Les Adieux, Op. 81a in E flat major on May 4, 1809 as Napoleon's army invaded Vienna. Many other compositions were composed about the same time, such as "EROICA," his Third Symphony (1802), as well as his opera Fidelio (1805).


>> Tchaikovsky’s The 1812 Overture shows the huge cultural impact of the Napoleonic Wars and their place in European memory. It commemorates Napoleon’s failed invasion of Russia in 1812 – Napoleon’s defeat and exile on the island of Elba.


Our other programs in the 2020-2021 Music Section Season will proceed as announced in the UPDATE May/June issue, focusing on the Second Viennese School with Getty exhibits.



Thursday, February 20, 2020

Giving SOUNDS and POEMS to MANET'S ART

Our February 19th gathering was very special, thanks to the attendees & our guest cellist Janice.
HAPPY SPRING HOLIDAYS! As of April 13th 2020, there are over 1,9 million COVID-19 infected people around the World (over 586,000 in US). Little did we know back in February 2020 that we would not enjoy another music session together for many months throughout  2020/2021.
In order to CONNECT, I have CREATED a CURATED list of virtual music gems for you to enjoy.
Explore some of the following grand places: Library of Congress, LAPHIL, KUSC, WRTI, mymodernmet.com and let me know if you have some specially meaningful web sites for you so I can add for all of us to enjoy. 
                               STAY HEALTHY, BEST WISHES, STAY CONNECTED


Alma-Tadema: SPRING (1894)
from the J. P. Getty Museum collection


From left: Rochelle, Zorana, Caroline, Mireya, Susan, Olga, Mary Ann, Janice Foy
Janice (cello performer) and Zorana (chair, hostess, & presenter)


Inspired by the J. P. Getty's exhibition "Manet and the Modern Beauty," the group pondered aspects of New Order as expressed in the music vocabulary of the time, poems (from Les Fleurs du Mal), and Manet's paintings.
Rochelle reads a poem SWAN, Act II by Bodelaire

Paris may change; my melancholy is fixed.
New palaces, and scaffoldings, and blocks,
and suburbs old, and symbols all to me
Whose memories are as heavy as a stone.
And so, before the Louvre, to vex my soul,
The image came of my majestic swan
With his mad gestures, foolish and sublime,
As of an exile whom one great desire
Gnaws with no truce.
And then I thought of you,
Andromache! torn from your hero's arms;
Beneath the hand of Pyrrhus in his pride;
Bent o'er an empty tomb in ecstasy;
Widow of Hector -- wife of Helenus!
And of the negress, wan and phthisical,
Tramping the mud, and with her haggard eyes
Seeking beyond the mighty walls of fog
The absent palm-trees of proud Africa;
Of all who lose ghat which they never find;
Of all who drink of tears; all whom grey grief
Gives suck to as the kindly wolf gave suck;
Of meagre orphans who like blossoms fade...


We listened to selected pieces by Manet's contemporaries, composers. 
Examples of the pieces we heard at the February 2020 gathering:
~ Frederick Chopin, 1810-1849
~ Franz Liszt, 1811-1886
~ George Bizet, 1838-1875
~ Emmanuel Chabrier, 1841-1894
~ Edouard Lalo, 1823-1892
~ Jules Massenet, 1842-1912
~ Camille St Seans, 1835-1921
~ Hector Berlioz, 1803-1869

Zorana with Janice and beautiful pot of tulips
Our guest artist, cellist JANICE, performing for us

Charles Bodelaire -- title page from the Getty Research Institute Special Collection

The J. Paul Getty Museum was impressed with our work in the Music in Cultural Contexts Section! They published an a Feature Article in their Fall issue of 2020 Getty Magazine. In case you want a digital copy, here is the PDF: https://www.getty.edu/about/whatwedo/getty_magazine/gettymag_fall2020.pdf 
ENJOY

See you at our next Music Section gathering






Monday, August 5, 2019

THE BEAT GOES ON -- 2019-2020 Programs have started with the Summer at UCLA's Powell Library Rotunda

January 15th 2020 
Victor Shlyakhtenko goes to Chopin US competition

We started off the New Year with concert by our young star Victor, 17, whom we have known for about 4 years. He was our guest pianist at the FWC Centennial Program in 2018.

Today's program included major pieces by F. Chopin, J. S. Bach, and W. A. Mozart.


Victor Shlyakhtenko's solo piano concert at the home of Arlene and Francois
From left: Rochelle, Arlene (the hostess), guest, VICTOR, Francois (the host),
Zorana (Music Section chair), Stan, Jarka

Our Music Section included a small but strong audience of supporters. We enjoyed the piano recital by Victor (standing).

We wished him the best in his forthcoming Chopin competition to be held in Miami (February 2020).

The program we heard included demanding pieces by Bach, Mozart, and Chopin.
He also played an encore Chopin pieces.


Victor is interested in the art of piano performance, theory, composition, conducting, and yesterday, we found out that he also plays organ. He also explained for us choreography of Polish dances, such as polonaise in the Polish folk tradition. There was plenty of time to meet him, congratulate him, and wish him the best in his US Chopin competition in Miami.

THE PROGRAM

Nocturne in D flat, op. 27 No. 2 by Frederick Chopin (1810-1849)
Prelude and Fugue in A minor WTC I, BWV 865, by J. S. Bach (1685-1750)
Sonata in A minor, K 310 by W. A. Mozart (1756-1791)

                    ~~~ break ~~~

Ballade No. 3 in A flat major Op.47, by F. Chopin
Impromptu No. 1 in A flat major, Op. 29, by F. Chopin
Grande Polonaise Brillante, Op. 22, by F. Chopin
Piano Sonata No. 3 in B minor, Op. 58, by F. Chopin







November 20th was held at the Cypress Lounge & Bar, Faculty Center at UCLA.

On behalf of the Music Section, Zorana Ercegovac, the founding chair of the Section, invited the Faculty Women's Club members to attend this recital. Faculty Center guests were welcomed as well. We encouraged attendees to enjoy a meal at the Faculty Center and take a beverage to the Cypress Lounge & Bar, modeling a 90-year-old Hollywood Bowl tradition.

Special Notes:
The concert started at 12:30 PM. 
If you are late, please wait to be seated during intermissions.

ARTISTS: The guest flutist Mr. Jae Uk Jeon, is accompanied by Ms. Jennie Kim, pianist.
Our Music Section member Kay Lee invited both performers to play for us.
ARTISTS with a subset of the audience
From left: Mrs Jeon (wife of the flutist); Gloria, Jaime, Jennie Kim (pianist), June, Mary Anne, Simone,
the flutist Mr. Jae Uk Jeon, Jeanine, Kay Lee (coordinator), Mireya, Zorana (Music Section chair), and Rochelle

Program:

>> Francis Poulenc (1899-1963): Sonate pour flute et piano
>> George Bizet - Francois Borne: Fantasie brilliante sur des themes de Carmen
~~~~~~~~~~ Intermission ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
>> Pietro Morlacchi (1828-1868): Il pastore svizzero (The Swiss Shepherd)
>> Paul-Agricole Genin (1832-1903): Variation Carnival de Venice


The November 20th chamber music concert was put together by the Music Section founding chair Zorana Ercegovac and our Music Section member Kay Lee.
Speaking about the program, and the sonata for flute and piano by F. Poulenc (1957)


In the Cypress Lounge of the Faculty Center, the audience enjoyed the program, many of whom desired the opportunity to have a live concert in the same setting in near future.

While the weather was cold and rainy, at least for the Southern California standards, we hosted several guests outside our music section membership. This might be a start of a new tradition: widening the audience beyond the Music Section membership.


The venue includes wood carvings designed by Evelyn Ackerman in 1959.

Our 2019-2020 Music Section included The Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra (LACO) on September 29th, SUNDAY at 7 PM, Royce Hall, UCLA. We especially enjoy LACO's pre concert lectures which begin at 6 PM. Come early to meet, greet and sip a glass of bubbly.

HERE'S the schedule for the Sunday Special: MAKING GREAT MUSIC PERSONAL

5:00 pm Subscriber Appreciation Party -- come festive, joyful, and ready for the historic debut of music director Jaime Martin.
6:00 pm Pre-concert talk with music director Jaime Martin and creative advisor Ellen Reid.
7:00 pm Welcome Jaime! Concert
Welcome Jaime! Martin Concert
The Program features 
A world premiere from composer Andrew Norman (about 12 minutes)
Hector Berlioz, Les nuits d'ete (about 30 minutes)
Ludwig von Beethoven, Symphony 7 (about 36 minutes)

We will also hear Anne Sofie von Otter 

In his first season as Music Director, Jaime Martin will be in attendance on September 29th. In the 2019-2020 music season, Maestro Martin will conduct 7 orchestral programs as well as other ambitious performances.
Maestro Jaime Martin, a newly appointed Music Director of the
Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra


Maestro Jaime Martin, LACO's Music Director speaks with Ellen Reid and
Andrew Norman, Artist-in-residence
Ellen Reid is one of the most innovative artists of her generation. A composer and sound artist whose breadth of work spans opera, sound design, film scoring, ensemble and choral writing, she recently became the first composer to have works premiered by Los Angeles’ four leading musical institutions — the Los Angeles Philharmonic, LA Opera, Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra, and others

LACO commissioned an award-winning composer Andrew Norman to
write a piece, Begin, for LACO's concert.

Orchestration: 2 flutes, 2 oboes, 2 clarinets, 2 bassoons, 2 horns, 2 trumpets, percussion, harp, piano, strings. Andrew is innovative composer with interests in architecture, video games, and films.



Jaime Martin with Zorana, chatting during the pre-concert reception party

Please mark your calendars:

October 16th, Wednesday, features WEST COAST JAZZ with Joanie Harmon. The event will be held at the 3340 Reading Room, Moore Hall at UCLA at 12:30 PM. This event is our regular Music Section meeting. Bring your favorite snack.
Lari Pittman's WHAT is a part of the artist's retrospective at HAMMER MUSEUM
WHAT: West Coast Jazz with Joanie Harmon, GSE&IS at UCLA

Moore Hall, UCLA, the home of GSE&IS
Joanie will be presenting our first Music Section
talk at the 3340 Reading Room, Moore Hall, 12:30 PM.
Moore Hall 3340 Reading Room

Joanie Harmon and Zorana Ercegovac at Moore Hall Reading Room, UCLA
Photo credit: Simone King

From left: Simone King, Zorana Ercegovac
(Chair, Music Section), Shirley Ho, and
Helen Nefkens (seated)
Photo credit: Joanie Harmon

Joanie Harmon, Music Section member, was invited
by Zorana Ercegovac, Chair, to give a talk on one of
Joanie's favorite topics: WEST COAST JAZZ.

We heard about its beginnings, main actors, places,
heard several clips from various albums, discussed differences between the West Coast Jazz and Chicago
or New Orleans Jazz, and enjoyed great Music in America.

We were also delighted to have Mireya Lund with us, who
always asks great questions. Native from Chile, Mireya
brings experiences from the Latin Jazz, and more.
Another member was Tara Brown who joined us as well.

More photographs will be added as they become available for sharing.





Listened to Barbara Morrison, Howard Rumsey's Lighthouse All Start -- Jazz Rolls Roys, others.

The UCLA Herb Alpert School of Music in the 21st century
An impressive chronology since 1946
November 17th will feature Stravinsky's Pulcinella & Prokofiev's Symphony no. 1, also known as "classical", Ravel's Le tombeau de Couperin, and Missy Mazzoli's West Coast premiere of Dark with Excessive Bright for double bass and strings.
Where: Royce Hall.
This is a part of the Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra (LACO).
Tickets are required.

Summer 2019 at the Powell Rotunda:

The Henry J. BRUMAN SUMMER Chamber Music Festival is in its 31st season (1913-2005).

Festival is dedicated to the memory of Bernice M. Wenzel, professor emerita in the UCLA Department of Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Sciences and the Department of Physiology.

The July 31st program (see below) featured APERTURE DUO with Adrianne Pope, violin, and
Linnea Powell, viola.

The DUO explores the music by contemporary composers, new sounds, voices, and techniques.

Their interpretation is precise and innovative.

They commissioned diverse new works, and work closely
with composers.

The Festival is supported by the UCLA Center for 17th- & 18th-Century Studies and UCLA's Powell Library.

Powell Library Rotunda has continued to offer its beautiful venue for the Summer Chamber Music Festival.

Its Rotunda is a premier stage, acoustically, architecturally, and as place to relax, ponder, read, and meet with colleagues.

Linnea Powell, viola with Adrianne Pope, violin

                                         Our MUSIC SECTION gathered for a few photos.

Kyesun Lee, Joanie Harmon, Jaime and June Bulkacz
Photo credits: Zorana Ercegovac (Chair, Music Section)