Join the School of Music in celebrating the life and centenary of distinguished and beloved American composer, conductor, percussionist, and educator William Kraft (1923-2022). William Kraft was a member of the Los Angeles Philharmonic from 1955 to 1985, served as the Philharmonic’s composer-in-residence from 1981 to 1985, founded its New Music Group (the predecessor to the “Green Umbrella” Series), and later taught composition on the faculties of UCLA and UC Santa Barbara. This free community event features live performances, videos, and tributes. A courtyard reception follows the concert; Kraft's scores and other memorabilia will be on display in the UCLA Music Library adjacent to Schoenberg Hall. For further information about this event and an RSVP link, please go to https://williamkraft.info.
Read about the impact William Kraft had on UCLA music faculty:
"William Draft, Los Angeles New Music Legend"
This event is made possible by the David and Irmgard Dobrow Fund. Classical music was a passion of the Dobrows, who established a generous endowment at The UCLA Herb Alpert School of Music to make programs like this possible. We are proud to celebrate this program as part of the 2022 - 23 Dobrow Series.