Arts and Music
Featured This Month
Conductor Steven Schick introduces a performance of Alexander Scriabin's pioneering multimedia work for orchestra, chorus and color organ.
Travel the globe with pianist and UC San Diego Professor Emeritus Cecil Lytle for an in-depth look at the music and long and prolific life of the world's first international musician, Hungarian composer Franz Liszt.
The UC Davis Symphony and Chorus perform Mozart's Mass in C Minor, also known as the "Great" Mass. Conducted by Christian Baldini.
Screenwriter and producer Bob Gale joins Christopher Lloyd, who played Dr. Emmett Brown, to share rare insights into the " Back to the Future" series.
In the finale concert for UC San DIego Jazz Camp 2012, flutist Hoilly Hofmann leads an ensemble of talented students in a performance of standards and new works.
Ellen Taafe Zwilich's Septet features an unusual combination of chamber music mainstays: a piano trio (the Newbury Trio) and a string quartet (the Amphion Quartet).
Composed by Anthony Davis with a libretto by playwright Allan Havis, "Lear on the 2nd Floor" is a contemporary take on Shakespeare's "King Lear." It tells the story of Nora Lear, a neuroscience researcher suffering from early-onset Alzheimer's. As Nora loses her bearings and autonomy, she is increasingly at the mercy of her three quarreling daughters. In this version, Nora's dead husband Mortimer is Shakespeare's fool and her constant companion, as she wanders through a world where past and present blend and reality bends. Davis's music incorporates diverse styles and influences, ranging from classical opera to jazz to reggae.
More than 140 students from two dozen Los Angeles area public and private elementary schools present a program of classical and popular music at the 14th annual All Schools Elementary Honor Youth Orchestra in UCLA's Schoenberg Hall. The performance features the children's symphony, a jazz ensemble and various small group ensembles. Each child is individually selected by his/her school music teacher. Student ages range from seven to twelve, with the average age of an honor orchestra member being just ten years old.
John Malashock teams with renowned pianist Gustavo Romero for an intimate music and dance collaboration to piano suites by Czech composer Leos Janacek. The beautiful and emotional selections are a perfect pairing for Malashock's choreographic short stories. Also on the program is a re-staging of "Fathom: The Body as Universe," Malashock's successful 2006 collaboration with Japanese artist Junko Chodos and composer Ariel Blumenthal.
Enjoy this unique opportunity to experience Kagura (sacred music and ritual dances) from Chichibu, an important Shinto mountain shrine near Tokyo, in the first and only US performance of the shrine's Kagura troupe. Chichibu Kagura, dating back to approximately the seventeenth century, with a repertory based on ancient myths, has been designated by the government as an Important Formless Folkloric Cultural Property. Organized by the East Asia Center; East Asian Languages and Cultural Studies; the International Shinto Foundation Chair in Shinto Studies, UCSB; the International Shinto Foundation, New York; and Shinto Kokusai Gakkai.
The members of The Refugees come from Afghanistan and Africa, and are waiting for permission to stay in Germany permanently. They're also talented musicians who are touring Germany with a mix of dub, reggae, hip-hop and Balkan beats. They need special permission from the authorities for every single performance.