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UCLA Department of Ethnomusicology announces fall 2008 events

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The UCLA Department of Ethnomusicology offers a series of events for the public's enjoyment throughout the year. Programs include performances of high artistic accomplishment in various genres directed by faculty of national and international renown. For updated information and confirmation of events, the public may call 310-206-3033 or visit www.ethnomusic.ucla.edu. Parking for the Schoenberg Music Building is available for $9 in Lot 2 (enter the campus at Hilgard and Westholme Avenues).
 
Tuesday, Oct. 21
8 p.m.
Mark O'Connor (fiddler, violinist and composer)
Schoenberg Hall
$15 general admission, $7 seniors and students (with ID)
 
Grammy-winning Mark O'Connor, UCLA's Herb Alpert Artist-in-Residence for the 2008–09 academic year, presents a program of his compositions, influenced by such diverse traditions as folk, flamenco and jazz. O'Connor has "crossed over so many boundaries, his style is purely personal" (Los Angeles Times). O'Connor regularly conducts residencies, lectures, demonstrations and workshops at various music schools and programs, including Juilliard, Harvard, the Berklee College of Music, the Eastman School of Music, Rice University, the State University of New York-Fredonia, the University of Texas, the Curtis Institute of Music, Tanglewood and the Aspen Summer Festival. He generously donates his time in support of a number or organizations that promote music education and outreach, including Opus 118, Midori & Friends and Sphinx, and serves on the advisory panel for the selection of the Kennedy Center Honors.
 
Thursday, Nov. 20
2–4 p.m.
Central Asian Swing: The Kazakh National Music Academy Jazz Band
Schoenberg Music Building, Room 1345 (band room)
Free
 
This concert features a student jazz band from the Kazakh National Academy of Music in Astana, Kazakhstan, and is co-sponsored by the UCLA Center for European and Eurasian Studies

Friday, Nov. 21
Noon
Muzsiks — Hungarian folk music lecture and demonstration
Schoenberg Music Building, Room 1325 (choral room)
Free
 
This event features Hungary's most celebrated folk music ensemble, Muzsiks, with legendary Hungarian vocalist Marta Sebestyn. As the leading purveyors of Hungary's wildly popular tanchez ("dance house") movement and one of the foremost interpreters of traditional Eastern European folk music, Muzsiks has captured its country's spirit of elation and renewed national pride. The group's appearance is co-sponsored by the UCLA Center for European and Eurasian Studies. Muzsiks will perform at UCLA's Royce Hall later that evening.
 
Monday, Dec. 1
7 p.m.
Jazz Showcase Concert
Schoenberg Hall
Free
 
The Jazz Showcase Concert features UCLA jazz combos directed by Kenny Burrell, George Bohanon, Clayton Cameron, Charles Owens, Michele Weir and Charley Harrison.
 
Tuesday, Dec. 2
Holiday Jazz Concert
7 p.m.
Schoenberg Hall
Free
 
The Holiday Jazz Concert features the UCLA Jazz Orchestra, directed by Charley Harrison; the UCLA Latin Jazz Ensemble, directed by Bobby Rodriguez; and the UCLA Contemporary Jazz Ensemble, directed by Kenny Burrell and James Newton.
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