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UCLA Department of Music announces events for fall 2013

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The UCLA Department of Music offers a variety of events for the public's enjoyment this fall. Programs include 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 $12 (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, Oct. 17
8 p.m.
UCLA Philharmonia
Schoenberg Hall, Schoenberg Music Building
Tickets: $14; $11 for UCLA faculty, staff and students (with ID)
 
The UCLA Philharmonia will perform Mendelssohn's Symphony No. 4 in A major, Op.90 ("Italian") and Bartok's Concerto for Orchestra.
 
 
Wednesday, Nov. 6
8 p.m.
UCLA Wind Ensemble
Travis Cross, conductor
Schoenberg Hall, Schoenberg Music Building
Tickets: $14; $11 for UCLA faculty, staff and students (with ID)
 
The UCLA Wind Ensemble opens its season with a program that pays homage to wind traditions, while looking forward to the creation of new repertoire. The first half of the evening features Richard Strauss' Serenade in E-flat, Op. 7, for 13 winds; a band march by Richard Wagner in commemoration of his bicentenary; and Gustav Holst's iconic First Suite in E-flat, which is widely considered the first major work for the modern wind band. The second half features recent works by four American composers born between 1970 and 1977, all of whom have already made significant contributions to the wind ensemble repertoire.
 
 
Wednesday, Nov. 13
8 p.m.
chambermusic@ucla
'Marcel Proust and Music'
Jan Popper Theater, Schoenberg Music Building
Free
 
A lecture–recital combining readings and musical performances, "Marcel Proust and Music" explores the musical taste of the French author and the relationship between music and literature in "Remembrance of Things Past." The musicians will perform works by Fauré, Debussy, Franck, Beethoven, Ravel and Reynaldo Hahn. Participants include Laure Murat, professor in the UCLA Department of French and Francophone Studies; Jérémie Favreau, guest pianist and lecturer; Guillaume Sutre, professor of violin and head of string chamber music at UCLA; soprano Danielle Palomares; pianist Stephanie Ng; and the LaMi String Quartet.
 
 
Friday, Nov. 15
8 p.m.
UCLA Chamber Singers
Donald Neuen and Rebecca Lord, conductors
Schoenberg Hall, Schoenberg Music Building
Tickets: $14; $11 for UCLA faculty, staff and students (with ID)
 
The UCLA Chamber Singers present a choral concert honoring Veterans Day.
 
 
Wednesday, Nov. 20
8 p.m.
chambermusic@ucla
Guitarist David Starobin and Friends
Schoenberg Hall, Schoenberg Music Building
Tickets: $14; $11 for UCLA faculty, staff and students (with ID)
 
Multiple Grammy-winning guitarist and producer David Starobin caps his UCLA mini-residency with a tour de force program of world premieres by UCLA composers Paul Chihara and Ian Krouse, and Arnold Schoenberg's "Serenade." Also participating are UCLA faculty artists Michael Dean, Movses Pogossian, Richard O'Neill and Neal Stulberg.
 
 
Friday, Nov. 22
8:30 p.m.
UCLA Camarades with James Conlon at St. James Church
James Conlon, conductor
St. James Episcopal Church, 3903 Wilshire Blvd, Los Angeles
Free
 
Part of "Britten 100/LA," Los Angeles' contribution to the global celebration of Benjamin Britten's centenary, this free concert occurs on the 100th anniversary of Britten's birth. The program includes Britten's Rejoice in the Lamb, Op. 30; Serenade for Tenor, Horn and Strings, Op. 31; and Cantata Misericordium, Op. 69. The performance features Joseph Kaiser (tenor), Philip Addis (baritone), Steve Becknell (horn), UCLA Camarades and the Choir of St. James. Admission is free, but tickets are required. To reserve, please email GreatMusic@SaintJamesLA.org.
 
 
Tuesday Nov. 26
8 p.m.
Opera UCLA Scenes Program
Paul Floyd, conductor
Peter Kazaras, stage director
Jan Popper Theater, Schoenberg Music Building
Free
 
Come enjoy an evening of scenes from opera and musical theater.
 
 
Tuesday, Dec. 3–Sunday, Dec. 8
Listening to the Other: Mideast Musical Dialogues
 
This groundbreaking series of concerts, panels and encounters explores the role of music in bridging transnational divides in the Middle East. Visit http://bit.ly/1hnGHGS for the latest information. (The events are co-sponsored by the UCLA Herb Alpert School of Music, the UCLA Robert U. Nelson Fund, the Islamic Center of Southern California, the UCLA Younes and Soraya Nazarian Center for Israel Studies, the Consulate General of Israel in Los Angeles, the Muslim Public Affairs Council, the UCLA Center for Jewish Studies, Muslims for Progressive Values, UCLA Hillel, reGeneration Education and Limmud LA.) Among the events:
 
Tuesday, Dec. 3
8 p.m.
David Krakauer and Friends
Schoenberg Hall, Schoenberg Music Building
Free
 
Clarinetist and 2013–14 UCLA Regents' Lecturer David Krakauer teams up with faculty and student performers, including Neal Stulberg on piano and the UCLA Philharmonia, for a lively chamber music evening. The concert features Leos Janacek's Piu Mosso from "Concertino"; Steve Reich's "New York Counterpoint"; Claude Debussy's "Premiere Rhapsodie"; Alexander Krein's "Jewish Sketches, Op. 13"; Robert Starer's "Rikudim" from Concerto for Clarinet; Osvaldo Golijov's "Kvakarat" from "The Dreams and Prayers of Isaac the Blind" and Three Traditional Songs — "Wedding Dance," "Der Gasn Nign" and "Der Heyser Bulgar."
 
 
Wednesday, Dec. 4
7:30 p.m.
Remapping the Middle East Playlists
Hammer Museum
Free
 
This Hammer Museum symposium features Mohammed Fairouz, Betty Olivero, Taiseer Elias, Tsippi Fleischer and Benjamin Brinner and is moderated by Neal Brostoff.
 
 
Thursday, Dec. 5
8 p.m.
Chamber Music Across the Divide 
Schoenberg Hall, Schoenberg Music Building
Free
 
Enjoy a concert of music by Arab and Jewish composers which "crosses the aisle" between East and West. All of the composers will be in attendance. The performance features Mohammed Fairouz's "Chorale Fantasy" for string quartet (2010); Betty Olivero's "Bashrav" for flute, clarinet, trumpet, piano, celesta, percussion and string quartet (2004) and "Makamat": Five Middle Eastern folk songs for female voice, flute, clarinet, harp, percussion and string quartet (1988); Tsippi Fleischer's "Appeal to the Stars" for female voices, recorders, zurnas and percussion, and "Moderna" for female voice, cello and oud (2010); David Lefkowitz's world premiere work for oud and ensemble (2013); and Mohammed Fairouz's "For Victims" for baritone and string quartet (2011).
 
 
Sunday, Dec. 8
7 p.m.
Symphonic Prayers and Poems:
UCLA Philharmonia, UCLA Chorale, UCLA University Chorus
Neal Stulberg, conductor
Royce Hall
Tickets: $30–$50 general admission; $15 for UCLA students, staff and faculty (with ID)
 
"Symphonic Prayers and Poems" is an artistic statement about the power of music to transcend cultural and religious enmity. The concert will feature the West Coast premiere of Mohammed Fairouz's "Tahrir" for clarinet and chamber orchestra (2011); the North American premiere of Alexander Krein's "Kaddish" for tenor solo, chorus and orchestra, Op. 33 (1921–22); and the West Coast premiere of Fairouz's Symphony No. 3 ("Poems and Prayers") for mezzo-soprano and baritone soloists, chorus and orchestra (2010).
 
Fairouz's "Poems and Prayers" weaves Jewish sacred texts, verses by Israel's late poet laureate Yehuda Amichai and the poems of Arab literary giants Mahmoud Darwish and Fadwa Tuqan, while his "Tahrir" evokes the Arab Spring in Cairo. Krein's hauntingly powerful and rarely heard "Kaddish" poses primal questions of faith and doubt.
 
The evening will include musical performances by David Krakauer (clarinet), Sasha Cooke (mezzo-soprano), Ashley Faatoalia (tenor) and David Kravitz (baritone). The concert will be preceded by a 6 p.m. panel discussion.
 
 
Wednesday, Dec. 4
6 p.m.
Camarades Chamber Music Recital
Jan Popper Theater, Schoenberg Music Building
Free
 
UCLA Camarades ("The Music of Friends") presents an evening of chamber master works performed by UCLA students sharing the joy of chamber music.
 
 
Wednesday, Dec. 4
8 p.m.
UCLA Symphony
Dean Anderson and Ryan Dudenbostel, conductors
Schoenberg Hall, Schoenberg Music Building
Tickets: $14; $11 for UCLA faculty, staff and students (with ID)
 
The UCLA Symphony performs Nino Rota's "Concerto for Bassoon" (1974–77) and features Daniel Zimardi on bassoon.
 
 
Friday, Dec. 6
8 p.m.
Contempo Flux
Gloria Cheng, director
Jan Popper Theater, Schoenberg Music Building
Free
 
The student members of Contempo Flux perform chamber music from the 20th and 21st centuries.
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