The Signature Series

The UCLA Herb Alpert School of Music offers a range of programming annually to stimulate the senses and the mind. Join us for our signature series of concerts and conversations.

Oct 27 2023
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Nexus: Ethnomusicology and Education
Distinguished professor Patricia Campbell offers observations of ethnomusicology’s evolving commitment, often through collaborative efforts with teachers, to understanding and activating on questions of music, education, and culture for learners of every age, experience, and circumstance.
Zoom
Oct 31 2023
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UCLA Philharmonia Fall Halloween Spectacular
Join us as the UCLA Philharmonia opens its 2023-24 season with a special Halloween program. Come in costume (the orchestra and conductor will!) and experience a spectacular night of eerie music, silent films accompanied by the Royce Hall organ and other scary surprises! Christoph Bull, organ Michelle Rice, narrator Yuki Izumihara, animation design Neal Stulberg,
Royce Hall
Dec 6 2023
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Collaborative Composing: Sharing Authorship with People and AI
Composer and inventor Tod Machover, faculty at the MIT Media Lab in Boston will discuss his large-scale opera/tech collaborations, MIT’s City Symphony projects, the implications of AI for creativity and ownership, as well as the possibilities for user-personalized music for health/wellbeing contexts.   Called “America’s most wired composer” by The Los Angeles Times and a “musical
Lani Hall
Dec 8 2023
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David L. Abell Piano Masters Series featuring Gilbert Kalish
We are excited to welcome venerable pianist and educator Gilbert Kalish to our David L. Abell Piano Masters Series for Fall 2023. This performance will be preceded by a Masterclass with UCLA Piano students on 12/7 in Lani Hall from 6:00-7:30pm. About Gilbert Kalish: Gilbert Kalish leads a musical life of unusual variety and breadth. As
Schoenberg Hall
Dec 4 2023
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UCLA Jazz Combos and Ensembles Concert 1
UCLA student combos and ensembles directed by world-class jazz artists will be performing well-known jazz standards, contemporary works, and pop songs, as well as compositions by the faculty directors and the students. Tonight’s concert will feature the following groups: Jazz Combo directed by Charley Harrison The UCLA World Jazz and Intercultural Improvisation Ensemble directed by
Schoenberg Hall
Feb 4 2024
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19th Annual UCLA Philharmonia All-Star Concert
Join us for the 19th annual All-Star Concert
Schoenberg Hall
Feb 16 2024
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Camarades - Winter Vivaldi
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
Schoenberg Hall
May 17 Fri
7:00pm
Free
world-music
Spring Festival of World Music 2024: Concert 1
Continuing a tradition begun in 1960, the Department of Ethnomusicology draws on its incredible collection of world musical instruments to present its annual Spring Festival of World Music.
Schoenberg Hall
May 22 Wed
1:00pm
Free
lectures-symposia, world-music
Repatriations, Restudies, and Repercussions: The Bake / Jairazbhoy Digital Archive of South Asian Traditional Music and Arts
Nazir Ali Jairazbhoy and Amy Catlin-Jairazbhoy recorded a variety of musics throughout India. Their research was designed to supplement Arnold Bake's fieldwork. These audiovisual recordings and images are now available online.
Room 1230 (Green Room)
Jun 1 Sat
11:00am
Free
world-music
Fourth Annual Day of Armenian Music, Arts, and Culture
Join us for the Fourth Annual Day of Armenian Music, Arts, and Culture presented by the Armenian Music Program. The Armenian Music Program at The UCLA Herb Alpert School of Music provides an in-depth exploration of Armenia’s rich musical heritage, with a focus on its classical traditions. A hallmark of the school’s innovative leadership in
Schoenberg Music Building
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