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May 3 2022

Stuart Gerber Discusses the Challenges of Performing New Works for Percussion

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Orchestra Room – SMB 1343

Lauded as having “consummate virtuosity” by The New York Times, percussionist Dr. Stuart Gerber will present a masterclass on the art of performing multiple percussion parts and solos for new works. Dr. Gerber will coach UCLA percussion students on solo and chamber works for percussion.

Dr. Gerber gave the world premiere of Karlheinz Stockhausen’s last solo percussion work Himmels-Tür in Italy, and he recorded a number of pieces for the Stockhausen Complete Edition released by the Stockhausen-Verlag. In addition to his work with Stockhausen, Dr. Gerber has worked with many other notable composers, such as George Lewis, Vinko Globokar, Kaija Saariaho, Steve Reich, Tristan Murail, Frederic Rzewski, George Crumb, Tania Lèon, Michael Colgrass, Ricardo Zohn-Muldoon, and John Luther Adams.

Currently Professor of Music at Georgia State University, Dr. Gerber is a founding member of the Atlanta-based new music group Bent Frequency along with UCLA Professor Dr. Jan Berry Baker. He received his Bachelor of Music from the Oberlin College Conservatory where he studied with Michael Rosen and a Master of Music and a Doctor of Musical Arts from the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music (CCM). His teachers at CCM were Allen Otte, Russell Burge, and James Culley of the Percussion Group Cincinnati. He has also done advanced studies at the Hochschule für Musik und Theater in Hannover, Germany, with Professor Andreas Boettger.

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.

Like most of UCLA Herb Alpert School of Music’s programs, this event is FREE!  Early arrival is recommended. Seating is on a first-come, first-seated basis. No RSVP required.

While Inside the Venue:

No Food or Drink allowed in the building.

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ACCESSIBILITY

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FOOD & DRINK

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

Acknowledgment

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.