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UCLA Ethnomusicology Department announces events for fall 2012

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The UCLA Department of Ethnomusicology at the Herb Alpert School of Music offers a series of events for the public's enjoyment throughout the fall quarter. Programs include performances in various genres, as well as academic lectures and symposia. Updated information and confirmation of events can be found at www.schoolofmusic.ucla.edu or by calling 310-825-8381. 
 
For events at UCLA's Schoenberg Music Building, all-day parking ($11) and short-term parking (payable at pay stations) are available in Parking Structure 2 (enter the campus at Hilgard and Westholme avenues).    
 
FREE CONCERTS AND EVENTS    
 
Wednesday, Nov. 14
7–8 p.m.
Japanese Kabuki Music
Schoenberg Music Building (1325)        
 
The Yamato Gaku ensemble presents a lecture and demonstration of kabuki music, featuring guest artist Osho Yamato on the shamisen (plucked lute).
 
 
Monday, Nov. 26
7 p.m.
UCLA Jazz Combos
Schoenberg Hall, Schoenberg Music Building
 
This performance features UCLA student jazz combos directed by George Bohanon, Kenny Burrell, Clayton Cameron, Charley Harrison, Charles Owens and Michele Weir.
 
 
Tuesday, Nov. 27
7 p.m.
UCLA Big Bands
Schoenberg Hall, Schoenberg Music Building
 
This concert will feature performances by the UCLA Jazz Orchestra, directed by Charley Harrison; the UCLA LatinJazz Big Band, directed by Dr. Bobby Rodriguez; and the Ellingtonia Orchestra, directed by Kenny Burrell.
 
 
NAZIR ALI JAIRAZBHOY COLLOQUIUM SERIES    
 
The Nazir Ali Jairazbhoy Colloquium Series presents a variety of lectures focusing on research and other issues important in the field of ethnomusicology. Lectures are free and open to the public.  
 
Wednesday, Oct. 3
1–3 p.m.
Student Papers for the Society for Ethnomusicology Annual Conference I
Schoenberg Music Building (B544)        
 
 
Wednesday, Oct. 17
1–3 p.m.
Student Papers for the Society for Ethnomusicology Annual Conference II
Schoenberg Music Building (B544)        
 
 
Wednesday, Nov. 14
1–3 p.m.
Guangming Li (from the China Conservatory):
'New Findings on the Monochord and Non-mathematical Methods of Constructing the 12-Lülü Chromatic Scale in Ancient China'
Schoenberg Music Building (B544)        
 
Li is a specially invited professor of the China Conservatory in Beijing and a visiting scholar at Scripps College in Claremont, Calif.
 
 
Wednesday, Dec. 5
1–3 p.m.
Tara Browner (from UCLA):
'Bach Culture: Performers, Scholars and Bachfreunde in the 21st Century'
Schoenberg Music Building (B544)        
 
Tara Browner is a professor of ethnomusicology at UCLA.
 
 
SYMPOSIUM
 
Saturday, Oct. 20
Ragaspirit 2012: A Festival of Indian Music
Schoenberg Hall, Schoenberg Music Building
Tickets: $25–$125
 
 
Lecture Demonstrations on 'Thumri ki Kahani'
9:30 a.m.–noon
 
The symposium features lecture demonstrations by Pt. Vijay Kichluon and a live musical ensemble, as well as panel discussions and performances of Indian music. (Presented by Ektaa Center, in partnership with the Mohindar Brar Sambhi Endowed Chair in Indian Music. For additional information, visit www.ragaspirit.com.)
 
 
Hindustani and Carnatic Music Performances
2 p.m.–midnight
 
Ragaspirit 2012 celebrates Indian music by featuring Hindustani and Carnatic music performances, including performances by Aruna Sairam and the brothers Rajan and Sajan Mishra. (Presented by Ektaa Center in partnership with the Mohindar Brar Sambhi Endowed Chair in Indian Music. For additional information, visit www.ragaspirit.com.)
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