Join us for a free performance of the UCLA Gluck Old Time Ensemble at the Los Angeles Public Library - Venice Abbot Kinney Memorial Branch. Old-time music is a genre native to North America, and like many American traditions, it boasts influences from a great diversity of native cultures, including those from Africa, Europe, and the Americas. While much of the music played by the Gluck Old Time Ensemble stems from the Appalachian string band tradition, old-time music is popular nationwide and musical style can vary greatly by region. The genre is usually played on acoustic instruments, the most traditional being the fiddle and the banjo, but can also include mandolin, upright or wash-tub bass, harmonica, dobro, accordion, jug, and even kazoo.
Since 1996, the UCLA Gluck Fellows Music Outreach Program has been the beneficiary of a generous grant from the Max H. Gluck Foundation, which enables our finest UCLA music students to offer educational performances at over 150 schools, libraries, senior centers, and other nontraditional venues throughout Los Angeles County.
Each academic year, the School hand selects top-tier UCLA student performers to participate in the Gluck Fellows Music Outreach Program. Known as Gluck Fellows, these students perform in chamber ensembles or as solo artists, offering free educational performances across an immense diversity of musical styles.