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Oct 19 2023

Harvey Sachs – Schoenberg: Why He Matters

Lani Hall

Join the UCLA Herb Alpert School of Music as we kick off the celebration of Arnold Schoenberg's Sesquicentennial Celebration with a talk by renowned scholar Harvey Sachs on his new book Schoenberg: Why He Matters.


About Harvey:

Harvey Sachs was born in Cleveland, Ohio. He received much of his musical training in his home town and he holds an honorary doctorate from the Cleveland Institute of Music, but he has lived all of his adult life elsewhere, including substantial periods in Toronto, London, Milan, Tuscany, Lugano, and New York (his current home). He was active as a conductor, mainly in Canada, from the late 1960s to the mid-1980s, but he gave up conducting to devote himself to writing, teaching, and lecturing. He is a former Artistic Director of Italy’s most prestigious concert organization, the Società del Quartetto di Milano. In 1994, in Loro Ciuffenna (Arezzo), Italy, he founded the annual Festival del Quartetto, which was then the only festival in Italy dedicated to the string quartet, and which still exists.

Sachs is on the faculty of the Curtis Institute of Music in Philadelphia. He has held fellowships from the John Simon Guggenheim Foundation, the New York Public Library's Cullman Center for Scholars and Writers, and the National Endowment for the Humanities, and he is a former Leonard Bernstein Scholar-in-Residence of the New York Philharmonic. He has lectured at many North American and European universities and cultural institutions, including Harvard University, Columbia University, New York University, the University of Chicago, the University of California at Los Angeles, the University of Southern California, Boston University, Loyola University in Baltimore, the Juilliard School, the Colburn School, McGill University, the University of Toronto, Freie Universität Berlin, the University of Warsaw, l'Università di Siena, l'Université de Fribourg, the Smithsonian Institution, the British Institute of Recorded Sound, the Aldeburgh Festival, the Maggio Musicale Fiorentino, and the Italian Cultural Institutes of New York, Chicago, Toronto, Vancouver, London, Budapest, Warsaw, Copenhagen, and Tel Aviv. In 2019 he gave lectures as part of Riccardo Muti's Opera Academy in Tokyo and the Tokyo Spring Festival.

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.