UCLA Herb Alpert School of Music announces Fall 2017 season

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The UCLA Herb Alpert School of Music will present more than a dozen performances this quarter by world-class student ensembles and special guest artists, as well as masterclasses and symposia featuring leading scholars in their fields. Among the events are “Louchitude, or Questionable Choices in Recent French Pop” on Oct. 12, an exploration of French popular music’s reputation, “UCLA Phil Meets LA Phil” on Oct. 26, with works by Dukas, Rachmaninoff and Strauss, the world premiere of “David’s Quilt” on Nov. 5 featuring pieces by 15 Los Angeles-based composers, “Inspired by Bach” on Nov. 6 featuring the world premiere of two new works by California-based composers, and “Of Love and War” on Nov. 30, an evening of choral music exploring the passion of love and duty, with guitar quartet.


Guest artists and scholars during the fall season include Plácido Domingo, soprano Dawn Upshaw, California-based composers Gabriela Lena Frank and Andrew McIntosh, Los Angeles Philharmonic principal clarinet Boris Allakhverdyan and principal bassoon Whitney Crockett, Ascendo3 Trio, Minneapolis Guitar Quartet, musicologist Joanna Demers, ethnomusicologist Mark Slobin, conductor Apo Hsu, and the Thelonious Monk Institute of Jazz Performance Ensemble at UCLA.


Read the full article at Newsroom UCLA.