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Dec 10 2023

UCLA Philharmonia and Orquesta Escuela Carlos Chávez

UCLA Philharmonia
Schoenberg Hall View Program

Join the UCLA Herb Alpert School of Music as we present a joint concert between the UCLA Philharmonia and visiting members of the Orquesta Escuela Carlos Chávez.


UCLA Philharmonia is the flagship orchestra of the UCLA Herb Alpert School of Music and one of Southern California’s premiere training orchestras. Founded in 1936, Philharmonia's music directors have included Lukas Foss, Richard Dufallo, Mehli Mehta, Samuel Krachmalnick, Alexander Treger and Jon Robertson. 2023-24 marks the 18th season of Philharmonia's music director and UCLA’s director of orchestral studies, Neal Stulberg. Philharmonia's programming focuses on both the core symphonic and operatic repertoire, and the best in contemporary and rarely-performed works.


2023-2024 highlights include a special Halloween concert at Royce Hall, including a rare performance of Arnold Schoenberg’s “Accompaniment to a Film Scene: Threatening Danger; Fear; Catastrophe;” a joint performance with members of the Carlos Chávez Youth Orchestra of Mexico City; the 19th annual All-Star Concert; Philharmonia’s fourth appearance as the orchestra of Los Angeles’ Hear Now Music Festival, and the world premiere of UCLA Prof. Richard Danielpour’s opera, “The Grand Hotel Tartarus.”


UCLA Philharmonia’s three commercial CDs of music by Eric Zeisl, Mohammed Fairouz and Ian Krouse are available on iTunes, amazon.com, Naxos Music Library and other retail outlets.


If you wish to receive information about Philharmonia’s activities, please contact us by email at uclaorch@gmail.com, or visit us at www.uclaorchestras.com


3:15 PM Pre-Concert Recital featuring members of the Orquesta Escuela Carlos Chávez

Estampas Mexicanas (1995) (10’)
José L. Elizondo (b. 1972)
I. Ferial
II. Danza del Pájaro sagrado
III. Teotlalli

Aleksandra Jazmín Kouznetsov Segura, violin
Zyanya Lorena Fernández Lana, violin
Jorge Armando Sabino Escobar, viola
Carlos Uriel Morales Lumbreas, cello
Erandy Solórzano Hernández, double bass


Danza de Mediodía (1996) (10')
Arturo Márquez (b. 1950)
Moderato-Lento-Poco piú mosso

José Manuel Canché Chan, flute
Vicente Briseño Cruz, oboe
Yul Galván Coto, clarinet
Luis Raymundo Rios López, bassoon
Pedro Alejandro Guerra Rangel, horn

4:00 PM Orchestral Concert 

A Short Ride in a Fast Machine (1986) (4’)
John Adams (b. 1947)

Billy Xiong, conductor

Till Eulenspiegels Lustige Streiche (Till Eulenspiegel’s Merry Pranks), Op. 28 (1895) (15’)
Richard Strauss (1864-1949)

Neal Stulberg, conductor


The Planets Op. 32, H. 125 (1917) (51’)
Gustav Holst (1874-1934)
I. Mars, the Bringer of War
II. Venus, the Bringer of Peace
III. Mercury, the Winged Messenger
IV. Jupiter, the Bringer of Jollity
V. Saturn, the Bringer of Old Age
VI. Uranus, the Magician
VII. Neptune, the Mystic

Neal Stulberg, conductor


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.

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.


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 $4 for 1 hour to $15 for all day. Evening rates (after 4 p.m.) are $3-$5 for 1 to 2 hours and $10 for all night. 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.


The UCLA Herb Alpert School of Music welcomes visitors to take non‐flash, personal‐use photography except where noted. Share your images with us @UCLAalpert / #UCLAalpert on Twitter + Instagram + Facebook


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.