Join us for the string area's annual Vivaldi concert, featuring first year students as soloists in the historic Schoenberg Hall.
This performance is held in support of the food services of Ketchum Downtown YMCA, through Music for Food. This musician-led initiative harmonizes the power of the arts with the critical mission of combating hunger, underscoring our commitment to social responsibility and community engagement.
The string faculty and students remember Antonio Lysy, our beloved cello professor of twenty years at UCLA, who passed away recently, and dedicate this concert to his memory. Antonio played at the very first Vivaldi concert and all the ones following. His colleagues and his students remember his dedication, humanity, and generosity.
UCLA Camarades (“The Music of Friends”) is the title given to the chamber music program that is guided and driven by the String Department. It offers superior coaching to all ensembles incorporating strings, from trios to octets, with a special consideration to the rich string quartet literature. These endeavors of study and instruction are crowned by quarterly concerts and form the basis of the group’s essential experience on stage.
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 2023 - 24 Dobrow Series.