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UCLA Contempo Flux Winter 2014 Chamber Music Recital

March 20th, 2014 · 2 Comments

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Music Composition Student Josh Fishbein Wins the Cantate’s Young Composers’ Contest

January 10th, 2014 · 6 Comments

Winner of the 2013 Young Composers’ Contest “Once upon a time there was a prep-school boy. He was called Britten mi[nor], his initials were E.B., his age was nine, and his locker was number seventeen…There was one curious thing about this boy: he wrote music.” — E. B. Britten Cantate Chamber Singers, directed by Gisčle […]

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Contempo Flux Concert December 8th

December 4th, 2013 · 2 Comments

Please come and enjoy the Department of Music’s contemporary music ensemble, Contempo Flux, in a program of music by Henri Dutilleux, Benjamin Britten, Gavin Bryars, Elliott Carter, Toru Takemitsu, Chen Yi, Paul Chihara, and Béla Bartók. Admission is free.

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Graduate Composition Student Kevork Andonian Screens “Rock Springs” at the LA Film and Script Festival

November 22nd, 2013 · 1 Comment

We have just heard of this new success by graduate composition student Kevork Andonian. He says: “The film “Rock Springs” for which Kevork Andonian wrote the music was screened at the Los Angeles Film and Script Festival on Nov. 3 of this year. “Rock Springs” is directed by Lewei He and produced by Leroy Thomas. […]

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Music Department Faculty and the Classical/Film Music Divide

November 22nd, 2013 · No Comments

Music faculty member Gloria Cheng shared this recent article from KUSC.org about her upcoming Piano Spheres integrating music by well known film composers (one of whom, Bruce Broughton, is currently also lecturing at UCLA). http://www.kusc.org/Blog/kusc/blogentry.aspx?BlogEntryID=10610586 Also, please see this article from the L.A. Times: http://www.latimes.com/entertainment/arts/culture/la-et-cm-piano-spheres-review-gloria-cheng-20131114,0,797303.story#axzz2lKU4gEvl

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Music Professor Emeritus Roger Bourland Releases new CD with Professor Juliana Gondek

November 19th, 2013 · No Comments

Emeritus Professor Roger Bourland has just released a CD of songs, on which Music Department Professor soprano Juliana Gondek performs. More information can be found on Amazon at: http://www.amazon.com/Bourland-Four-Quartets-Songs-Arias/dp/B00GB0OUH2/ref=sr_1_sc_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1384887647&sr=8-1-spell&keywords=roger+bourlan

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Professor Lefkowitz and Student Jamie Thierman in Russia–Part IV

October 23rd, 2013 · No Comments

The Moscow Contemporary Music Ensemble performed our works at the Chamber Hall of the Moscow Philharmonia. Following Jamie Thierman’s performance: — and Prof. Lefkowitz’s performance: Later in the week we were both interviewed for Dozhd TV — “The Optimistic Channel.” Here we are, with the producer of our segment, followed by a glance through a […]

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Professor Lefkowitz and Student Jamie Thierman in Russia–Part III

October 23rd, 2013 · No Comments

Muscovites love their composers, too. The flowers laid at Rachmaninoff’s feet are fresh. So was the snow. As Rimsky-Korsakoff presides over the St. Petersburg Conservatory, Tchaikovsky presides over the Moscow Conservatory. The two conservatories were founded by two brothers, Nikolai and Anton Rubinstein. < Prof. Lefkowitz presented his work at the Russian Composers Union (not […]

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Professor Lefkowitz and Student Jamie Thierman in Russia–Part II

October 23rd, 2013 · No Comments

More photos from Prof. Lefkowitz with captions: Prof. Lefkowitz gave a lecture at the Conservatory to interested composition students. Prof. Lefkowitz also presented his compositions at the St. Petersburg Composers Union. Posh quarters, but the heat didn’t seem to be working. My interpreter at the Conservatory is Russia’s only harpsichord maker. Jamie Thierman and I […]

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Music Faculty Member David Lefkowitz and Graduate Composition Student Jamie Thierman Visit St. Petersburg–Part I

October 23rd, 2013 · 1 Comment

We are happy to bring you a series of reminiscences from this past January’s visit to Moscow and St. Petersburg, Russia, by Music Department professor David Lefkowitz and graduate composition student Jamie Thierman, for performances and lectures. It is made somewhat more timely by the fact that Prof. Lefkowitz is making a return visit next […]

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