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May 18 2023

Music and Justice, Part Two: Righteousness and Bravery

classical, contemporary
Royce Hall

The Lowell Milken Center for Music of American Jewish Experience presents part two of its 2023 Music and Justice Series, Righteousness and Bravery: A Concert for Sugihara.

The concert will feature Symphony No. 6 "Vessels of Light," a major new work for cello, chorus, and orchestra by the acclaimed Soviet-born American composer Lera Auerbach. The work commemorates the heroism of Chiune Sugihara, a Japanese diplomat who clandestinely saved thousands of Jews during World War II from his post in Kaunas, Lithuania. This symphony is dedicated to Sugihara and to all those who risk everything to save others.

Featuring cello soloist Kristina Reiko Cooper with texts adapted from Yiddish poetry, the Symphony receives its West Coast premiere at this concert, preceded by a performance of Schubert's "Unfinished" Symphony.

With the UCLA Chamber Singers and UCLA Philharmonia, conducted by Neal Stulberg.

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The event is free and open to the public. Seating is first come, first served. Register to let us know you are coming.

The concert is free and open to the public. Please register to let us know you are coming.


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 $1 for 20 minutes to $20 all day. Learn more about campus parking.


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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.