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Nov. 21: Free concert of violin music inspired by Bach


The Herb Alpert School of Music will stage a free concert called “Movses Pogossian: Inspired by Bach” on Tuesday, Nov. 21 at 8 p.m. in Schoenberg Hall.

Virtuoso violinist Movses Pogossian will present a recital of works from a recording project that is currently underway; when completed, the CD, “Inspired by Bach” will be released on New Focus Recordings.

The recital features the world premieres of two newly written major works by renowned California-based composers Gabriela Lena Frank and Andrew McIntosh. “Sheer” by McIntosh, is for solo violin and eight cristal glasses, and “Suite Mestiza” by Frank, for solo violin. Kaija Saariaho’s “Tokar” for violin and piano (with Jocelyn Ho) and solo and selections from Kurtag’s “Signs, Games, and Messages,” round out the program. The concert concludes with J.S. Bach’s iconic Concerto for Two Violins in D minor, performed by Pogossian, McIntosh and a quartet of UCLA string students.

A third major work by Kaija Saariaho entitled “Frises” (for violin and electronics), will be included on the recording.

This recital was made possible by the David and Irmgard Dobrow Fund. Classical music was a passion of the Dobrows, who established a generous endowment at the UCLA Herb Alpert School of Music to make programs like this possible. The school is proud to celebrate this program as part of the 2017–18 Dobrow Series.

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