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Feb. 14: A concert to celebrate musical expressions of love



To celebrate the different forms that love can take, the Hammer Museum at UCLA is hosting an evening concert on Feb. 14 called “Compose LA: Love Notes,” which is dedicated to showing how love is expressed through music.

The event features a program of work by Los Angeles composers Ted Hearne, Sarah Gibson, Billy Childs, Julia Adolphe, Juhi Bansal and Andrew Norman. The program will combine orchestral music written both today and centuries ago. Kaleidoscope, a conductor-less orchestra, will perform the pieces and UCLA musicologist Shana Redmond will serve as a speaker for the night. 

Redmond, associate professor of global jazz studies and musicology, is an interdisciplinary scholar of music, race and politics. Her research and teaching interests are in racial formation, political cultures, nationalism, labor, and decolonization. She seeks to understand the ways in which music is used as a strategy within the liberation politics and social movements of the African world.

The show begins at 7:30 p.m. Admission is free, but tickets are required and available at the box office one hour before the program. There is a limit of one ticket per person, and they will be distributed on a first come, first served basis.

This concert is part of Compose LA 2019, a program launched by the Los Angeles Department of Cultural Affairs. Running from Feb. 6 to Feb. 27, the program intertwines music and ideas and allows people to experience performances at historic concert venues and hidden underground spaces throughout the city. Compose LA 2019 is possible due to collaboration between the Department of Cultural Affairs and American Composers Forum of Los Angeles, the University of California Humanities Research Institute at UC Irvine and the Center for Music Innovation at the UCLA Herb Alpert School of Music.

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