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On April 16, 2011, the UCLA Herb Alpert School of Music and the Latino Museum of History, Art and Culture are thrilled to present the Disney Hall debut of the UCLA Philharmonia. This outstanding evening of symphonic music will celebrate 50 years of ethnomusicology at UCLA with a program of world cultures, composers and musical instruments.

Featured will be the music of composer Arturo Márquez, Regents' Lecturer at the UCLA Department of Ethnomusicology and recent recipient of the National Award for the Arts in Mexico. In addition, the concert will include a performance with symphonic arrangements by Los Angeles’ own Grammy Award winning Mariachi Los Camperos de Nati Cano (directed by Jesus Guzman, director of the UCLA mariachi program), as well as compositions by illustrious composers A.J. Racy and James Newton, both faculty members of the UCLA Department of Ethnomusicology. A lecture by UCLA musicologist Elisabeth Le Guin with take place before the concert.

The UCLA Philharmonia is the flagship orchestra of the UCLA Herb Alpert School of Music. Founded in 1936, the Philharmonia's music directors have included Lukas Foss, Richard Dufallo, Mehli Mehta, Samuel Krachmalnick, Alexander Treger and Jon Robertson. 2010-2011 marks the sixth season of Philharmonia's dynamic music director and conductor Neal Stulberg.

Program:

 
Márquez: Danzón No. 4    
Racy: Arab World Suite: A Sea of Memories for nay, buzuq and orchestra    
Gan-Ru: Chinese Rhapsody    
Newton: A Line of Immortality for jazz flute, piano trio and ensemble    
arr. Cerda/Guzmán: Huasteco Suite    
arr. Cerda/Guzmán: España
  • Neal Stulberg, director

 

Walt Disney Concert Hall

111 South Grand Avenue, Los Angeles

Tickets: $36, $31, $27, $15

For tickets, please visit the Los Angeles Philharmonic Association website.