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UCLA Department of Music announces events for winter 2009

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The UCLA Department of Music is offering a variety of events for the public's enjoyment this winter. 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.music.ucla.edu.
 
All concerts are at Schoenberg Hall on the UCLA campus, unless otherwise noted. Tickets may be purchased through the UCLA Central Ticket Office by calling 310-825-2101. Campus parking for Schoenberg Hall is available for $9 in Lot 2 (enter the campus at Hilgard and Westholme avenues); short-term parking is also available at various campus locations.
 
CONCERTS & PRODUCTIONS
 
Fridays, Feb. 6 and 13, 8 p.m.
Sundays, Feb. 8 and 15, 2 p.m.
Opera UCLA and UCLA Philharmonia — Mozart's "Le nozze di Figaro"
Neal Stulberg, conductor
Peter Kazaras, director
Tickets: $20; $10 UCLA faculty and seniors; $5 students (with ID)
 
Mozart, da Ponte and Beaumarchais come to the UCLA campus in this roisterous, fully staged new production of "Le nozze di Figaro," one of the world's best-loved operatic masterpieces. Will the wily Figaro outwit Count Almaviva while helping the countess reclaim her husband's affection? Performed in Italian.
 
 
Thursday, Feb. 19
8 p.m.
chambermusic@ucla presents
UCLA Faculty Composers
Tickets: $15, $7 seniors and students (with ID)
 
This event features faculty artists Gloria Cheng (piano), Michael Dean (bass-baritone), Gary Gray (clarinet), Antonio Lysy (cello) and Jennifer Snow (piano), along with UCLA student artists, performing the following compositions by UCLA faculty members: Mnir Beken's "Blue Monologue" for solo vibraphone; Roger Bourland's "Stories We Tell" for cello quartet; Mark Carlson's "Songs of Rumi" for bass-baritone, clarinet, violin, cello and piano; David Lefkowitz's "Amour et Biaut Parfaite" for cello and piano; and James Newton's "Looking Above, the Faith of Joseph" for solo piano.
 
 
Wednesday, Feb. 25
8 p.m.
UCLA Wind Ensemble
Thomas Lee, conductor
Douglas Masek, guest conductor; Leo Sakomoto, guest conductor
Andrey Astaiza, French horn
Tickets: $10, $5 seniors and students (with ID)
 
This event will feature performances of "Urban Requiem" by Michael Colgrass; "Angels in the Architecture" by Frank Ticheli; "Shindig" by Daniel Godfrey; and "Lincolnshire Posy" by Percy Grainger.
 
 
Wednesday, March 4
8 p.m.
chambermusic@ucla presents
"It's a Woodwind World"
Tickets: $15, $7 seniors and students (with ID)
 
This event features faculty members Sheridon Stokes (flute), Jonathan Davis (oboe), Gary Gray (clarinet), John Steinmetz (bassoon), Brian O'Connor (horn) Doug Masek (saxophone) and Neal Stulberg (piano), plus woodwind students. They will perform Bernard Heiden's "Intrada" for woodwind quintet and saxophone; Bruce Broughton's Octet for 2 oboes, 2 clarinets, 2 bassoons and 2 horns (West Coast premiere); Bill Dobbins' "Meet Me at Dreamland" for saxophone trio; and Saint-Sans' "Caprice on Danish and Russian Airs" for flute, oboe, clarinet and piano.
 
 
Saturday, March 7
7 p.m.
University Chorus and String Orchestra
Anthony Maglione, conductor
Westwood Hills Christian Church
10808 LeConte Avenue; Los Angeles, Calif. 90024
Free
 
Maglione, a second-year graduate student in the UCLA Department of Music's D.M.A. program, will conduct this full-length concert as part of his degree program. The concert features Andrey Astaiza (French horn) and Randolph Lee (trumpet) and includes selections by Gustav Holst, Aaron Copland and many others.
 
 
Wednesday, March 11
8 p.m.
UCLA Symphony
Tickets: $10, $5 seniors and students (with ID)
 
The program features UCLA professor Donald Neuen's graduate choral conducting students Arian Khaefi, Anthony Maglione, Daniel Suk and Sarah van der Hal.
 
 
Thursday, March 12
8 p.m.
UCLA Philharmonia — Tchaikovsky's Piano Concerto No. 1 in B-flat Major
Neal Stulberg, conductor
Walter Ponce, piano soloist
Tickets: $10, $5 seniors and students (with ID)
 
(This program will be repeated at 6 p.m. on Sunday, March 15, as part of the Sundays Live series at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art's Leo S. Bing Theater. Admission to that event is free.)
 
 
Saturday, March 14
7 p.m. and 9 p.m.
UCLA Choral Groups
Tickets: $10, $5 seniors and students (with ID)
 
This varied choral program features the UCLA Chorale, the University Chorus and the Chamber Singers, with Donald Neuen and graduate student conductors.
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