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Jan 16 Sun

CANCELED – Chamber Music as Community Engagement with Decoda, Affiliate Ensemble of Carnegie Hall

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This event has been canceled due to COVID-19 safety protocols to reduce the risk of a rise in new COVID-19 cases at UCLA.

After a weekend of intensive workshops and bootcamps on best practices in community engagement with student chamber music groups of the UCLA Herb Alpert School of Music, Decoda, the affiliate ensemble of Carnegie Hall, will present their works-in-progress in an informal workshop performance for the public.

Decoda is a collective of versatile musicians committed equally to virtuosic performance and audience engagement across the globe. Decoda's flexible instrumentation, from trios to large mixed ensembles, allows for unique concert experiences for a vast array of audiences, from concert halls to schools, hospitals, prisons, and office buildings. Emerging from Carnegie Hall's Ensemble Connect, Decoda seeks to engage, inspire, and create a more compassionate and connected world through music.

Decoda was founded in 2012 by musicians who first collaborated as members of Ensemble Connect, a two-year fellowship program of Carnegie Hall, The Juilliard School, and the Weill Music Institute in partnership with the NYC Department of Education. As the Affiliate Ensemble of Carnegie Hall, Decoda's work gains as an independent collective gains inspiration by this shared training focused on developing skills as exemplary performers, dedicated teachers, and passionate advocates for music in communities worldwide.

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 2021 - 22 Dobrow Series.

Like most of UCLA Herb Alpert School of Music’s programs, this event is FREE! Register in advance for this event via the link below. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the event.  Early arrival is recommended. Registrants receive priority up until 15 minutes before the event. Seating is on a first-come, first-seated basis.

Attendance / Entry Requirements:

Masks must be worn at all times, properly covering nose and mouth

One of the following + valid photo ID:

Proof of full vaccination against COVID 19 – This means two weeks since the final dose of the vaccine

Proof of Negative COVID test no older than 72hrs
This test result must include: First & Last Name, Date of sample collection, Negative result

While Inside the Venue:

Masks required to be worn at all times regardless of vaccination status

No Food or Drink allowed in the building.

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This event is FREE! Let us know you’ll be coming by RSVP. 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.

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