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Nov 19 2021

The David L. Abell Piano Masters Series Featuring Awadagin Pratt

Adawagin Pratt
Lani Hall

Awadagin Pratt conducts a masterclass for UCLA student pianists and performs as part of The David L. Abell Piano Masters Series. Among his generation of concert artists, Pratt is acclaimed for his musical insight and intensely involving performances in recitals and with symphony orchestras.

Philip Glass (b. 1937)

Les Baricades Mistérieuses
Franҫois Couperin (1668-1773)

Castillo Interior
Peteris Vasks (b. 1946)

Nocturne for the Left Hand Alone
Fred Hersch (b. 1955)

Prelude in D, Op. 23, No. 4
Sergei Rachmaninoff (1873-1943)

Nocturne in B, Op. 62, No. 1
Frédéric Chopin (1810-1849)

Intermezzo from The Nutcracker
Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky (1840-1893)
arr. M. Pletnev (b. 1957)

This event is made possible thanks to a gift from Barbara Abell who established The David L. Abell Piano Masters Series in honor of her late husband. Pianos were a passion for David, the owner of David L. Abell’s Fine Pianos in Los Angeles, which became a hot-spot for musical legends such as Frank Sinatra, Stevie Wonder, Andre Previn, George Shearing, Bob Hope, Tony Bennett, and Benny Carter. We are proud to celebrate this program as part of the 2021 - '22 David L. Abell Piano Master Series.


Like most of The UCLA Herb Alpert School of Music’s programs, this event is FREE! Register in advance for this event via the link below. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the event.  Seating is on a first-come, first-seated basis. Early arrival is recommended. Registrants receive priority up until 15 minutes before the event.

While Inside the Venue:

No Food or Drink allowed in the building.

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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.


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.


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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.