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UCLA Department of Music announces spring 2012 events

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The UCLA Department of Music is offering a variety of public events this spring, including faculty and student recitals and performances of high artistic accomplishment in various genres, as well as visiting artists of national and international renown. Programs are subject to change. For updated information and confirmation of events, the public may call 310-825-4761 or visit www.schoolofmusic.ucla.edu
 
For ticketed events, contact the UCLA Central Ticket Office at 310-825-2101 or www.tickets.ucla.edu. Campus parking is available for $11 (all-day); short-term parking is also available (payable at pay stations). For events at Schoenberg Hall, park in Lot 2 (enter the campus at Hilgard and Westholme avenues), and for events at Royce Hall, park in Lot 4 (enter the campus at Sunset Boulevard and Westwood Plaza).  
 
CONCERTS & PRODUCTIONS          
 
Thursday, April 12
8 p.m.
UCLA Philharmonia — 'All-Star Concert'
Neal Stulberg, conductor
Schoenberg Hall, Schoenberg Music Building
Tickets: $12; $5 for UCLA faculty, staff and students (with ID) 
 
The seventh annual "All-Star" concert will feature the finest student soloists from the UCLA Philharmonia.
 
 
Monday, April 16
7 p.m.
Margulis Memorial Concert
Schoenberg Hall, Schoenberg Music Building
Free
 
This concert commemorates professor Vitaly Margulis (1928–2011), a world-renowned pianist and pedagogue. He was a beloved teacher and colleague for 17 years in the UCLA Department of Music. The evening will celebrate his life with performances by his family and colleagues.
 
 
Monday, April 23
8 p.m.
UCLA Percussion Ensemble
Mitchell Peters, conductor
Schoenberg Hall, Schoenberg Music Building
Free
 
The Percussion Ensemble concert will include a variety of works for percussion, including "Border Crossing" by David Vayo, "Sharpened Stick" by Brad Dietze, "Metric Lips" by Bela Fleck and "Celebration" by Tom Gauger.
 
 
Saturday, April 28
11 a.m.
UCLA Philharmonia at Broad Stage
Neal Stulberg, conductor
The Broad Stage, Santa Monica (map)
Free
 
"Stars of the Symphony" will be UCLA Philharmonia's inaugural performance at the Broad Stage.
 
 
Tuesday, May 1
5:15 p.m. and 8:15 p.m.
chambermusic@ucla
Organ+ at the Organ Studio — Organ & Instruments
Christoph Bull, organist
Organ Studio (1655-A), Schoenberg Music Building
Free
 
Organ professor Christoph Bull will lead a chamber music program that features the 1982 Noack tracker organ in combination with other instruments. The program will focus on compositions by UCLA music faculty members.
 
 
Thursday, May 10
8 p.m.
UCLA Philharmonia
Vladimir Chernov, baritone
Jorge Uzcátegui, conductor
Schoenberg Hall, Schoenberg Music Building
Tickets: $12; $5 for UCLA faculty, staff and students (with ID) 
 
This program includes excerpts from "Eugene Onegin" by Tchaikovsky and "Pictures at an Exhibition" by Moussorgsky (orchestrated by Ravel).
 
 
Monday, May 14
8 p.m.
chambermusic@ucla
'Mozart à Deux: The Sonatas for Violin and Piano, Part III'  
Guillaume Sutre, violin
Neal Stulberg, piano
Schoenberg Hall, Schoenberg Music Building
Tickets: $12; $5 for UCLA faculty, staff and students (with ID)  
 
This is the last of a three-part series of recitals in Schoenberg Hall.
 
 
Friday, May 18
7 p.m.
Camarades Chamber Music Marathon
Jan Popper Theater, Schoenberg Music Building
Free
 
This concert features distinguished cellist Fred Sherry collaborating with UCLA string faculty and students in a program of music by Los Angeles composers, including works by Schoenberg, Toch, Lazarof, Stravinsky, Cage and others.
 
 
Tuesday, May 22
8 p.m.
chambermusic@ucla
The Camarades String Ensemble
Schoenberg Hall, Schoenberg Music Building
Tickets: $12; $5 for UCLA faculty, staff and students (with ID)  
 
This concert features the UCLA Camarades String Ensemble and UCLA string faculty Movses Pogossian and Guillaume Sutre (violins), Richard O'Neill (viola), Antonio Lysy (cello) and Chris Hanulik (string bass), along with invited guests Diana Newman (soprano), Vladimir Chernov (baritone) and David Newman (conductor), in a program of music by Ian Krouse, Francesco Cilluffo and Arnold Schoenberg.
 
 
Wednesday, May 23
8 p.m.
UCLA Wind Ensemble — 'Extreme Make-over'
Patrick Sheridan, conductor
Schoenberg Hall, Schoenberg Music Building
Tickets: $12; $5 for UCLA faculty, staff and students (with ID)  
 
The ensemble closes its season with "Extreme Make-over," Johan De Meij's epic exploration of Tchaikovsky's melodies. Featured guest soloists, for the West Coast premiere of Sam Pilafian's "Bones of Contention," will be Bill Reichenbach and James Miller.
 
 
Wednesday, May 30
8 p.m.
UCLA Symphony
Leila Nassar-Freidel, violin
Hillary Smith, cello
Sanaz Resai, piano
Ryan Dudenbostel and Jorge Uzcátegui, conductors
Schoenberg Hall, Schoenberg Music Building
Tickets: $12; $5 for UCLA faculty, staff and students (with ID)  
 
This performance features Nielsen's "Helios" Overture and Beethoven's Concerto for violin, cello and piano in C major, Op. 56.
 
 
Thursday, May 31, 8 p.m.
Friday, June 1, 8 p.m.
Saturday, June 2, 8 p.m.
Sunday, June 3, 2 p.m.
Opera UCLA and UCLA Theater Present:
Monteverdi 'The Coronation of Poppea'
Stephen Stubbs, conductor
James Darrah, director
The Early Music Ensemble
The Little Theater, Macgowan Hall
Tickets: General admission — $20 adults, $10 seniors, $5 students (with ID)
 
The power-hungry Poppea pressures her lover, bloodthirsty Emperor Nero, into proclaiming her empress. Before them, all Rome trembles. Experience this visionary new production of one of the most powerful operas ever written. (All productions of Opera UCLA are made possible through the generous support of the Maxwell H. Gluck Foundation.)  
 
 
Sunday, June 3
6 p.m.
UCLA Camarades With Baritone Vladimir Chernov
Bing Theater, Los Angeles County Museum of Art (map)
Free, no reservations
 
This concert will feature Ian Krouse's "Nocturnes" for baritone and string quartet and Schoenberg's "Verklärte Nacht." (This event is sponsored by a generous grant from Los Angeles City Councilman Tom LaBonge.)
 
 
Wednesday, June 6
8 p.m.
UCLA Symphonic Band
Gordon Henderson, conductor
Matt Altmire, Kelly Flickinger, Mark Lee and Stephen Mason, student conductors
Schoenberg Hall, Schoenberg Music Building
Tickets: $12; $5 for UCLA faculty, staff and students (with ID)  
 
The UCLA Symphonic Band will perform music of famous film composers and classics of the wind band repertoire.
 
 
Thursday, June 7
8 p.m.
UCLA Philharmonia
Neal Stulberg, conductor
Schoenberg Hall, Schoenberg Music Building
Tickets: $12; $5 for UCLA faculty, staff and students (with ID)  
 
The performance features the winner of Atwater Kent Concerto Strings Competition.
 
 
Saturday, June 9
7 p.m. and 9 p.m.
UCLA Chorale, Chamber Singers and University Chorus
Donald Neuen and Rebecca Lord, conductors
Schoenberg Hall, Schoenberg Music Building
Tickets: $12; $5 for UCLA faculty, staff and students (with ID)  
 
The Chamber Singers, University Chorus and UCLA Chorale will perform a variety of choral music — a show for all ages.
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