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Music in the Rotunda

Tuesday, February 17th, 2015

“Imagining the New World”

UCLA Early Music Ensemble

Saturday, Mar 7, 2015 – 8:00pm to 9:30pm

This program will explore repertoire from interactions between North and South American Native Americans and Europeans during the colonial era. Included will be the first transcriptions and settings of Native American music in existence, period indigenous Christian liturgical music by indigenous composers, and European baroque operas with Native American characters and themes. The UCLA Early Music Ensemble, under the direction of Elisabeth Le Guin and Ryan Koons, will be singing and playing music in Guarani, Mi’kmaq, and Quechua, in addition to French, Latin, and Spanish. A unique concert not to be missed!


Admission is free, but reservations are sometimes required; see instructions in each listing. The rotunda is on the second floor of the Powell Library Building, which is directly across from Royce Hall. Parking is $12 (cash only); the closest parking is in structures four, two, or five, and further details are available on the UCLA How to Park page. For more information, contact Catherine Brown at 310.206.4608.

The UCLA Library offers “Music in the Rotunda” and other cultural programs at no cost to students, faculty, staff, and the community. For information on supporting the Library, contact the development office at giving@library.ucla.edu or 310.206.8526.

Historical Dance in the Rotunda

Friday, February 13th, 2015

Learn classic fifteenth- and sixteenth-century dances from Renaissance Italy under the Italian Romanesque dome of the Powell Library. All UCLA students, faculty, and staff as well as the general public are welcome; no dance experience is necessary, and there will be instruction throughout the evening. Attire can be costume, formal or semi-formal. Admission is free but space is limited and reservations are required.

Note: reservations are now full. Sorry, but here is a link for our full list of upcoming dances.

Historical Ballroom Dance Club at UCLA

HOW TO PARK

Music in the Rotunda

Thursday, April 24th, 2014

Henry Lim and his String Quartet perform the Beatles

Saturday, May 3
8 p.m.

In 1969 the Beatles aspired to record an album and perform it live without any studio tricks.  However, it was an unenthusiastic effort as they would disband the following year, and contrary to their initial undertakings, the album was edited, overdubbed, reorganized, renamed, and released as their last LP,  Let It Be.  Music Library staff member Henry Lim together with current and former graduate students of the UCLA Herb Alpert School of Music will perform the original unreleased album Get Back arranged for vocals, acoustic guitar, and string quartet. Admission is free, and no reservations are required.

Admission is free, but reservations are sometimes required; see instructions in each listing. The rotunda is on the second floor of the Powell Library Building, which is directly across from Royce Hall. For more information, contact Catherine Brown at 310.206.4608.

The UCLA Library offers “Music in the Rotunda” and other cultural programs at no cost to students, faculty, staff, and the community. For information on supporting the Library, contact the development office at giving@library.ucla.edu or 310.206.8526.

Friday, April 4th, 2014

UCLA Choral Conducting Recital
Alexander Lloyd Blake and Han Na Jang, Conductors
Saturday, April 5
8 p.m.

Choral conducting graduate students Alexander Lloyd Blake and Han Na Jang will conduct their masters recital concert featuring a 25-member chorus and a chamber orchestra, all within the resonant acoustics of the rotunda. They will perform Benjamin Britten’s Hymn to St. Cecilia and Antonio Lotti’s Crucifixus a cappella. With the chamber orchestra, they will conduct “Hostias” from Mozart’s Requiem, Bach’s Jesus bleibet meine Freude, and Rossini’s “Kyrie” from Petite Messe Solennelle. Reservations are not required.

Admission is free, but reservations are sometimes required; see instructions in each listing. The rotunda is on the second floor of the Powell Library Building, which is directly across from Royce Hall. Parking is $12 (cash only); the closest parking is in structures four, two, or five, and further details are available on the UCLA maps and directions page. For more information, contact Catherine Brown at 310.206.4608.

The UCLA Library offers “Music in the Rotunda” and other cultural programs at no cost to students, faculty, staff, and the community. For information on supporting the Library, contact the development office at giving@library.ucla.edu or 310.206.8526.

Music in the Rotunda

Tuesday, May 29th, 2012

“If Music Be the Food of Love…”: Medieval Songs for and about Lovers
UCLA Sounds

Friday, June 1
8 p.m.
UCLA Powell Building 2nd Floor

UCLA Sounds, a group affiliated with the Center for Medieval and Renaissance Studies, returns for a concert of medieval love songs to be held in conjunction with GE Cluster 30, Seminar 1, Medieval (and Other) Myths of Love.

The rotunda is on the second floor of the Powell Library Building, which is directly across from Royce Hall. Parking is $11; the closest parking is in structures four, two, or five. See the UCLA maps and directions page for more information.

Admission to the concerts is free, and seating is unreserved.

a cappella, A Cappella, A CAPPELLA !

Saturday, May 19th, 2012

UCLA Cadenza A Cappella

Saturday, May 19
6 p.m.

UCLA Powell Library Rotunda

Founded in 2008, the all-female student group Cadenza A Cappella will perform their annual spring concert as they make their Powell Rotunda debut.

The rotunda is on the second floor of the Powell Library Building, which is directly across from Royce Hall. Parking is $11; the closest parking is in structures four, two, or five. See the UCLA maps and directions page for more information.

Admission to the concerts is free, and seating is unreserved.

Music in the Rotunda

Wednesday, May 2nd, 2012

Doctoral Recital: Alison Spieth

Saturday, May 12
8 p.m.
Powell Building Rotunda 

Doctoral graduate student and violist Alison Spieth will present a selection of lively late eighteenth-century duos for violin and viola. Her program will include works by Joseph Haydn, his younger brother Michael Haydn, and two legendary duos by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. Special guest violinists include Eriko Tsuji, Leila Nassar-Fredell, and Ji Young An as well as UCLA Professor Guillaume Sutre, first violinist of the Ysaÿe Quartet. This recital is presented in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the doctor of musical arts degree.

Free and open to the public.

The rotunda is on the second floor of the Powell Library Building, which is directly across from Royce Hall. Parking is $11; the closest parking is in structures four, two, or five. See the UCLA maps and directions page for more information.

Music in the Rotunda

Tuesday, April 24th, 2012

Jazz Senior Recital: Miles Freeman

Friday, April 27
8 p.m.

Graduating senior student and tenor saxophonist Miles Freeman, together with a group comprised of UCLA jazz studies students, will perform music by a variety of composers ranging from Ornette Coleman to Sara Bareilles.

The rotunda is on the second floor of the Powell Library Building, which is directly across from Royce Hall. Parking is $11; the closest parking is in structures four, two, or five. See the UCLA maps and directions page for more information.

Admission to the concerts is free, and seating is unreserved.

Friday, April 13th, 2012

“No Piano Attached”: A Master’s Recital Sans Pianoforte
Lindsey Strand-Polyak, violin

Friday, April 20
8 p.m.
UCLA Powell Library

Strand-Polyak, a violinist specializing in Baroque music and managing director of the UCLA Early Music Ensemble, will present her recital for her master’s degree in music. The program, without the usual requisite keyboard instrument, will include Telemann’s Fantasia no. 5 for solo violin, Schnittke’s irreverent “Moz-Art,” sonatas sans basse for two violins by French virtuosi Jean-Marie LeClair and Louis-Gabriel Guillemain, Corelli’s Sonata no. 3 performed with accompaniment his contemporaries may have been familiar with, and a world premiere by Los Angeles composer Jonathan Beard. Joining her will be Movses Pogossian, Elisabeth Le Guin, Guillaume Sutre, Jonathan Beard, and Leila Nassar-Fredell.

The rotunda is on the second floor of the Powell Library Building, which is directly across from Royce Hall. Parking is $11; the closest parking is in structures four, two, or five. See the UCLA maps and directions pagefor more information.

Admission to the concerts is free, and seating is unreserved.

Henry Lim and his String Quartet Perform The Pixies

Wednesday, April 11th, 2012

Saturday, April 21
8 p.m.

Music in the Powell Rotunda
Powell Building

UCLA Music Library staff member Henry Lim on vocals and acoustic guitar supported by his string quartet featuring graduate students from the UCLA Herb Alpert School of Music will perform the Boston-originated alternative rock band the Pixies’ 1990 science fiction surf album Bossanova in its entirety along with the singles “Gigantic,” “Planet of Sound,” and “Debaser,” among other songs. Special guest undergraduate Rosalind Wong will provide additional vocals.

FREE!

The rotunda is on the second floor of the Powell Library Building, which is directly across from Royce Hall. Parking is $11; the closest parking is in structures four, two, or five. See the UCLA maps and directions pagefor more information.

Seating is unreserved.