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Apr 28 2023

A Tale of Three Cities: UCLA Wind Ensemble Invitational Concert

UCLA Wind Ensemble
classical, contemporary
Royce Hall

To conclude the two-day UCLA Wind Ensemble Invitational, which brings outstanding high school bands from across Southern California to play on the stage of Royce Hall and receive feedback from a panel of expert artist-teachers, the UCLA Wind Ensemble performs music celebrating some of the great cities of the world. The concert opens with a transcription of Puiltzer Prize-winner Kevin Puts’s celebratory Millennium Canons, first performed by the Boston Pops in 2001. Professor of Saxophone Jan Berry Baker solos on Roshanne Etezady’s Negative Split, commissioned by the Committee on the Status of Women of the North American Saxophone Alliance and inspired by the achievements of female swimmers in the 2021 Tokyo Olympics. Paul Mac and Matthew Hindson’s three-movement Requiem for a City pays homage to the techno culture of Sydney, Australia. The concert ends with a transcription of Ottorino Respighi’s 1924 tone poem, Pines of Rome.


This event is FREE! No RSVP required. Early arrival is recommended.


Self-service parking is available at UCLA’s Parking Structure #2 for events in Schoenberg Music Building and the Evelyn and Mo Ostin Music Center. Costs range from $1 for 20 minutes to $20 all day. Learn more about campus parking.


The UCLA Herb Alpert School of Music is eager to provide a variety of accommodations and services for access and communications. If you would like to request accommodations, please do so 10 days in advance of the event by emailing ADA@schoolofmusic.ucla.edu or calling (310) 825-0174.


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Food and drink may not be carried into the theaters. Thank you!


The UCLA Herb Alpert School of Music acknowledges the Gabrielino/Tongva peoples as the traditional land caretakers of Tovaangar (the Los Angeles basin and So. Channel Islands). As a land grant institution, we pay our respects to the Honuukvetam (Ancestors), ‘Ahiihirom (Elders) and ‘Eyoohiinkem (our relatives/relations) past, present and emerging.