Amplify

Voices to be heard. Art and perspectives from our own communities and from the world as a whole.

Oct 5 Thu
7:00pm
Free
talks
Ric'key Pageot's 'Classic Black'
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
Lani Hall
Oct 6 Fri
7:00pm
Free
jazz
Freedom First
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.
Schoenberg Hall
Oct 15 Sun
4:00pm
Free
world-music
The Anirudh Varma Collective in Concert
A concert by the Anirudh Varma Collective (AVC), a contemporary Indian classical ensemble from New Delhi, India. It is led by pianist, composer & producer, Anirudh Varma.
Schoenberg Hall
Oct 18 Wed
1:00pm
Free
lectures-symposia
Nabil Ayers—His Life in the Sunshine: The Intersection of Music, Race, and Family
In 1971, a white, Jewish, former ballerina chose to have a child with the famous Black jazz musician Roy Ayers, fully expecting and agreeing to his absenteeism. Like Roy, Nabil became deeply involved in the music industry, first as a musician, and currently as the President of Beggars Group USA. The title of Nabil’s memoir
Lani Hall
Oct 21 Sat
12:00pm
Free
contemporary, jazz
Root Progressions - A Workshop with Gloria Cheng and star Jazz Composer-Improvisers
In partnership with Angel City Jazz, Piano Spheres, and the UCLA Herb Alpert School of Music, Grammy-winning faculty pianist Gloria Cheng launches her latest commissioning project: Root Progressions (named for a seminal jazz theory method). The intent is to bridge two genres steeped in experimentation and exploration—jazz and contemporary classical music—yet perennially divided by genre
Lani Hall
Oct 29 Sun
3:00pm
Free
classical
Second Annual Judith L. Smith Voice Recital Featuring Issachah Savage
Tenor Issachah Savage is the featured artist of the second annual Judith L. Smith Voice Recital Series, celebrating talented vocalists and the distinguished tenure of UCLA Herb Alpert School of Music, Founding Dean Judith Smith. Issachah will join us again on October 31st to hold a masterclass for students of the Department of Music.
Schoenberg Hall
Nov 5 Sun
4:00pm
Free
world-music
Ustad Irfan Muhammad Khan in Concert
Concert by Indian sarod player Ustad Irfan Mohammad Khan.
Lani Hall
Nov 17 Fri
4:00pm
Free
classical
Celebration of Aram Khachaturian's 120th Birth Anniversary
The Armenian Music Program presents internationally acclaimed pianists Armine Grigoryan (Director of the Aram Khachaturian Museum in Yerevan) and Sona Barseghyan in a lecture and concert in celebration of Armenian composer Aram Khachaturian’s 120th birth anniversary. The Armenian Music Program at The UCLA Herb Alpert School of Music is founded to promote the performance and
Lani Hall
Dec 9 Sat
7:00pm
Free
world-music
Khon: Thai Masked Dance and Music
In celebration of the 190th anniversary of Thailand-U.S. diplomatic relations, eighteen master musicians and dancers from the Royal Thai Fine Arts Department will perform khon (masked dance drama) in Schoenberg Hall.
Schoenberg Hall
Jan 20 Sat
3:00pm
Free
lectures-symposia, world-music
Ersi and Friends: Lecture and Concert featuring Ersi Arvizu
Ersi Arvizu and her band of friends will be featured in a lecture on January 20, 2024, from 3-5pm and a concert from 8-10pm. Ersi Arvisu is well-known as a singer who gained prominence as a member of the band El Chicano and for her contributions to the Chicano rock and Latin rock genres.
Lani Hall
Mar 4 Mon
7:30pm
Free
world-music
Armenian Music - Serenade with a Dandelion
Join the Armenian Music Program for a concert in celebration of the launch of their 4-CD set Serenade with a Dandelion.    The Armenian Music Program at The UCLA Herb Alpert School of Music provides an in-depth exploration of Armenia’s rich musical heritage, with a focus on its classical traditions. A hallmark of the school’s
Lani Hall
May 17 Fri
7:00pm
Free
world-music
Spring Festival of World Music 2024: Concert 1
Continuing a tradition begun in 1960, the Department of Ethnomusicology draws on its incredible collection of world musical instruments to present its annual Spring Festival of World Music.
Schoenberg Hall
May 17 Fri
8:00pm
Free
contemporary, opera
Opera - Richard Danielpour's The Grand Hotel Tartarus - Premiere
Six guests appear at an ornate hotel with no idea how they got there. The gracious and aristocratic hotel manager, Mr. Lucian, promises to fulfill all their earthly desires for eternity if they remain. In this new opera by Richard Danielpour, the guests will have one night only to ponder a choice that will affect
Freud Playhouse
Jun 1 Sat
11:00am
Free
world-music
Fourth Annual Day of Armenian Music, Arts, and Culture
Join us for the Fourth Annual Day of Armenian Music, Arts, and Culture presented by the Armenian Music Program. The Armenian Music Program at The UCLA Herb Alpert School of Music provides an in-depth exploration of Armenia’s rich musical heritage, with a focus on its classical traditions. A hallmark of the school’s innovative leadership in
Schoenberg Music Building