Arnold Schoenberg Celebration and Film Premiere

Arnold Schoenberg Celebration and Film Premiere

April 14, 2017. 3:00 pm

Jan Popper Theater, in the Schoenberg Music Bldg. Schoenberg Music Building, 445 Charles E Young Dr E, Los Angeles, CA 90095, USA

Arnold Schoenberg Celebration and Film Premiere

Arnold Schoenberg Celebration and Film Premiere

Performances of Schoenberg’s Ode to Napoleon Buonaparte, Op. 42, and Phantasy for Violin and Piano, Op. 47 with Jocelyn Ho and Robert Winter, piano; Movses Pogossian, violin, VEM String Quartet, and Neal Stulberg, conductor. Plus the premiere of a new film by David Starobin, String Trio, Los Angeles 1946 and a panel discussion with members of the Schoenberg family. Presented by chambermusic@ucla.

About the Film
String Trio, Los Angeles 1946 is a documentary film about the great 20th century composer and teacher, Arnold Schoenberg. In August of 1946, Schoenberg's heart stopped beating. His "String Trio,” was composed immediately after his recuperation, and is music in which he attempted to portray his close brush with death. The 50-minute doc looks back at Schoenberg's 1933 departure from Nazi Germany and the composer's years in Los Angeles. Gertrud and Arnold Schoenberg's three children, Nuria, Ronald, and Lawrence comment on their memories of their father, and Director Peter Sellars and violist Kim Kashkashian speak about the String Trio. The film ends with a complete performance of Schoenberg's "String Trio,” played by violinist Movses Pogossian, violist Kim Kashkashian, and cellist Rohan de Saram. Their performance was filmed in Arnold Schoenberg's living room, in the house still occupied by the Schoenberg family. Written and directed by David Starobin, produced by Bridge Records, Inc.

Free Admission

Parking for Jan Popper Theater is in Structure 2

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 2016-2017 Dobrow Series.