Arts & Humanities: Creating Jobs and Changing Societies
In the age of AI, forward-thinking societies are investing in arts education and institutions. Eileen L. Strempel, inaugural dean of The UCLA Herb Alpert School of Music, weighs in on ways that artists empower communities and lead the nation forward.
UCLA Faculty on Beyoncé and Challenge of Audience Silence
To help unpack the meanings of Beyoncé’s challenge to her audiences to self-mute, the LA Times turned to Stig Edgren (music industry), Catherine Provenzano (musicology), and Neal Stulberg (orchestral studies and director of the UCLA Philharmonia).
Oct 5 Thu
Join pianist, music director, and Steinway Artist Ric’key Pageot performing and discussing his new educational initiative and documentary project “Classic Black” celebrating Black excellence in Classical music showcasing historically significant symphonic composers of African descent spanning the 18th, 19th and 20th centuries. Montreal-born pianist, accordionist, producer, composer, music director and Steinway Artist Ric’key Pageot will
Oct 6 Fri
classical, contemporary, operaNight On the Galactic Railroad - Pathways to a new opera by Ian Krouse
Join Professor Ian Krouse as he presents audio recordings of his new opera followed by a Q&A with students of the UCLA Herb Alpert School of Music. Professor Krouse will explore the process of creating an opera, from start to finish.
Oct 6 Fri
Concert featuring jazz artist and political activist Keith LaMar, who is an African American man on death row falsely accused of murder in the Lucasville Prison Uprising in Youngstown, OH. He has caught international attention and has become a symbol of the injustices of the Criminal Justice System. A symphonic work by UCLA Department of Ethnomusicology graduate student Dexter Story was commissioned for this historic concert. The concert will also feature the Freedom First Ensemble featuring Albert Marquès and new UCLA Global Jazz Studies faculty member Salim Washington on saxophone.
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