Aspart of its 2007–08 season, UCLA live presents a fresh slate of bold andprestigious classical concerts that bring a cross section of the world's finestmusicians to the acoustically exceptional Royce Hall.
Theseason's international highlights include the
Aprime venue for the exacting sound of solo artists, small ensembles andorchestras, Royce Hall will host the dramatic soprano Deborah Voigt forthe first time and will welcome back superstar cellist Yo-Yo Ma with Britishpianist Kathryn Stott. In addition, deaf Grammy-winning Scottish solopercussionist Dame Evelyn Glennie, and powerful soprano Jessye Norman,a 2006 Grammy Awards' Lifetime Achievement recipient, will perform in intimateconcerts.
PianistMurray Perahia will conduct andaccompany
Allperformances begin at 8 p.m. at Royce Hall on the UCLA campus. Series andchoose-your-own subscription packages consist of multiple events sold at adiscount, when applicable, and are on sale now. Single tickets go on sale July23 (July 16 for current subscribers and donors).
Ticketsmay be purchased online at www.uclalive.org,by phone at (310) 825-2101,in person at the UCLA Central Ticket Office at the southwest corner of the
UCLA Live is an internationallyacclaimed producer and presenter of music, dance, theater and spoken word,bringing hundreds of outstanding and provocative artists to
UCLA Live's 2007–08Orchestral, Choral, Chamber and Recital Concerts:
8 p.m., Monday, Oct. 22
RussianPatriarchate Choir —
Anatoly Grindenko, director
Sincethe fall of the
8 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 17
Yo-YoMa with Kathryn Stott
Withboundless inquisitiveness, energy and panache, superstar cellist Yo-Yo Ma hasnavigated musical territories from Bach's graceful cello suites andAppalachia's Celtic fiddle traditions to the lusty Argentine tango and theintoxicating sounds of the
Schubert — Arpeggione in Aminor, D. 821
Shostakovich — Sonata in D minor,Op. 40
Piazzolla — "Le Grand Tango"
Gismonti — "Bodas de Prata &Quatro Cantos"
Franck — Sonata in A major forViolin and Piano
8 p.m., Thursday, Dec. 6
Knownfor her dazzling showmanship and musical adventurousness, Scotland-bornGrammy-winning solo percussionist Dame Evelyn Glennie returns to UCLA Live forthe first time in 10 years. Despite her profound deafness, Glennie has becomeone of today's most innovative musicians, constantly redefining percussion andexpanding the repertoire with more than 140 commissions. In addition to workingwith major classical orchestras, she has performed with Kodo, Bela Fleck, Bjrk,Bobby McFerrin, Sting, Emanuel Ax and the Mormon Tabernacle Choir.
8 p.m., Wednesday, Jan. 16, 2008
DeborahVoigt — "An American Songbook"
Widelyregarded as the preeminent dramatic soprano of her generation, the mightyDeborah Voigt is one of today's most sought-after singers, dazzling audienceswith the raw power and lustrous sheen of her extraordinary voice. Named MusicalAmerica's 2003 vocalist of the year, Voigt is one of the world's reigninginterpreters of Strauss and Wagner and has garnered wild acclaim for herperformances of Italian repertoire and Broadway classics. Voigt comes to RoyceHall in a crowd-pleasing program of Broadway tunes and popular standards.
7 p.m., Sunday, Feb. 10, 2008
Jeffrey Kahane, conductor and pianist
Experiencethe final chapter of LACO's Mozart Festival, a journey through all 23 ofMozart's original piano concertos in celebration of the great composer's 250thbirthday. This special farewell concert is conducted and performed by JeffreyKahane from the keyboard as Mozart intended. The program will include thefollowing concertos:
No. 14 in E-flat major
No. 8 in C major
No. 20 in D minor
No. 27 in B-flat major
8 p.m., Saturday, March 29, 2008
Murray Perahia, conductor and pianist
MurrayPerahia leads one of
Mendelssohn — Overture to Hebrides,Op. 26 ("
Mozart — Piano Concerto No. 24in C minor, K.491
Britten — Prelude and Fugues
Mendelssohn — Symphony No. 4 in Amajor, Op. 90 ("Italian")
8 p.m., Friday, April 11
Akademiefr Alte Musik
Itbegan as a courageous display of musical sovereignty against the East Germansocialist regime, and now, 20 years later, the Akademie fr Alte Musik Berlinis recognized as one of Europe's, if not the world's, greatest musical successstories. Described by Early Music
d'Or,the Dutch Edison Award, the British Gramophone Award, the Telemann Prize and a2002 Grammy nomination. The Akademie returns to Royce Hall following acritically acclaimed 2005 performance. The program, supported by the E.Nakamichi Foundation, will include:
Vivaldi — Concerto for stringsG minor
Philipp HeinrichErlebach —Ouvertre
Johann Gottlieb Graun —Concerto for Viola(gamba)
Benedetto Marcello — Concerto for Oboe(with ornaments by J.S. Bach)
J.S. Bach — Violin concerto Dminor
8 p.m., Saturday, April 12, 2008
Gerard Schwarz, conductor
Fieryviolinist Nadja Salerno-Sonnenberg joins the Seattle Symphony, one of thecountry's leading orchestras, in its Royce Hall debut under the baton ofrenowned music director Gerard Schwarz. Founded in 1903, the Grammy-nominatedSymphony is among the oldest and largest cultural institutions in the
Wagner — Three Excerpts fromAct III of "Die Meistersinger von Nrnberg"
(Introduction, "Dance ofthe Apprentices" and "Procession of the Meistersingers")
Bruch — Violin Concerto No. 1in G minor, Op. 26
Strauss — "Don Juan" and Suitefrom "Der Rosenkavalier"
8 p.m., Thursday, May 8, 2008
JessyeNorman — "The American Song and the French Melody"
Mark Markham, pianist
SopranoJessye Norman continues to build on her rich legacy, bringing joy, passion andher opulent sound to innovative recital performances and operatic portrayalsworldwide. The recepient of a 2006 Lifetime Achievement Award at theGrammys, Norman returns to Royce Hall after a breathtaking 2005 sold-outperformance to explore the French and American songbooks with works by Ravel,Poulenc, French-American composer Richard Danielpour, and George Gershwin.