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EVENTS FOR 2010-2011

EXHIBITION

September 20, 2010 – June 12, 2011
Exhibition and Visual Display of Historical Photos and Artifacts
Schoenberg Music Building

Learn about the history of ethnomusicology at UCLA as you tour its home, Schoenberg Music Building. Display cases and other select locations around the building will feature photos, instruments, occasional video presentations, and more highlighting the people, events, and ideas that have shaped the study of world music at UCLA and around the world. 

Fall Quarter 2010 (September 20 – December 10, 2010)

ALUMNI EVENTS

Tuesday, November 9
8 a.m. – 7 p.m.
Alumni Symposium: Fifty Years of Ethnomusicology at UCLA
Schoenberg Music Building

Alumni will make 10-minute presentations on six topics: intellectual and institutional history, geographical regions, UCLA methods (bi-musicality, melograph, archiving, and publications), systematic musicology, professional worlds of ethnomusicologists, and UCLA and the world.

 

Tuesday, November 9
7 p.m. – 10 p.m.
Alumni Dinner
UCLA Faculty Center
- Performance by Mariachi de UCLatlán


Friday, November 12

5 p.m. – 7 p.m.
Alumni Reception at SEM
Wilshire Grand Hotel, Los Angeles Room
930 Wilshire Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA  90017
(Discounted parking for those not staying at the hotel is $15 with validation stamp, which may be obtained at the SEM registration desk).

5 p.m.: Alumni Reception
5:45 p.m. - 6:15 p.m.: Program featuring remarks by Christopher Waterman, Made Hood, Jacqueline Codgell DjeDje, and Anne Rasmussen; presentation and musical performance by Janice Foy (cello) with special guest artists; and a performance by the UCLA Chinese Music Ensemble.
Please RSVP at 310-825-5947 or


SOCIETY FOR ETHNOMUSICOLOGY CONFERENCE

Wednesday, November 10
All Day
Society for Ethnomusicology Pre-Conference Symposium Honoring Nazir Ali Jairazbhoy
Wilshire Grand Hotel, Downtown Los Angeles

This pre-conference symposium honors Department of Ethnomusicology founding chair Nazir Ali Jairazbhoy, who passed away June 20, 2009. Educated in India and England, Jairazbhoy was an ethnomusicologist with an international reputation as a researcher, teacher, administrator, and a scholar. His comprehensive knowledge of India’s folk, classical, and popular music traditions was unrivalled among those in the field of ethnomusicology. For more symposium information, visit www.indiana.edu/~semhome/2010/special.shtml

Thursday – Sunday, November 11-14
All Day
Fifty-fifth Annual Meeting of the Society for Ethnomusicology
Wilshire Grand Hotel, Downtown Los Angeles

The Society for Ethnomusicology will hold its 55th Annual Meeting at the Wilshire Grand Hotel in Los Angeles, hosted by the University of California, Los Angeles. For information on all meeting arrangements and for updates, please visit www.indiana.edu/~semhome/2010/special.shtml. The theme for the 2010 Annual Meeting will be “Sound Ecologies.” Following a keen interest in environments and soundscapes, topics will include the following: 1) Music, Displacement, and Disaster; 2) Music, Copyrights, and Human Rights; 3) Music and Social Activism; 4) Film Music.

LECTURES

Nazir Ali Jairazbhoy Colloquium Series
UCLA Schoenberg Music Building, Room B544 

Named after Nazir Ali Jairazbhoy, the founding chair of the Department of Ethnomusicology and Systematic Musicology, this colloquium series provides an opportunity for students, faculty, and visiting lecturers to share information about their research and discuss other issues important in the field.

Wednesday, September 29, 2010, 1-3pm, Roger Kendall, Introductions
Wednesday, October 13, 2010, 1-3pm, Megan Rancier, UCLA
Friday, October 29, 2010, 1-3pm, Student practice presentations for the Society for  Ethnomusicology annual meeting (see above).
Friday, November 5, 2010, 1-3pm, Student practice presentations for the Society for Ethnomusicology annual meeting (see above).
Friday, December 3, 2010, 1-3pm, Ray Briggs, California State University, Long Beach

ARCHIVE EVENTS

Saturday, October 23, 2010
10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Ethnomusicology Archive Exhibition at the Fifth Annual Archives Bazaar
USC Doheny Memorial Library

Crowds of researchers, genealogists, amateur historians, and others explore treasures of local history and culture in L.A.’s amazing variety of archives, as well as attend discussion panels with local authors and filmmakers. Stop by the Ethnomusicology Archive’s booth celebrating the impact of fifty years of ethnomusicology in L.A. For more information, visit www.usc.edu/libraries/archives/arc/lasubject

Wednesday, October 27
Time: TBD
Friends of UCLA Ethnomusicology Archive Launch Event
UCLA Ethnomusicology Archive (Room 1630), Schoenberg Music Building

Come to the Archive on UNESCO’s World Day for Audiovisual Heritage to participate in the launch of this new group. Everyone who is interested in this world-class collection [audio and video recordings, photographs, and more] should be there. Come to hear and see treasures from the vaults, meet the archivists, have some light refreshments, and maybe discover music you never knew existed. Visit www.ethnomusic.ucla.edu/archive/ for more information.

CONCERTS

Wednesday, November 3
7 p.m.
Music of Europe and the Americas
Jan Popper Theater (Room 1200), Schoenberg Music Building

Featuring independent student groups from the Department of Ethnomusicology. Sponsored by the Ethnomusicology Undergraduate Student Organization.

Monday, November 22
7 p.m.
UCLA Jazz Combos
Schoenberg Hall (Room 1100), Schoenberg Music Building

Featuring the UCLA Jazz Combos directed by George Bohanon, Kenny Burrell, Clayton Cameron, Charley Harrison, Charles Owens, and Michele Weir.

Tuesday, November 23
7 p.m.
UCLA Big Bands
Schoenberg Hall (Room 1100), Schoenberg Music Building

Featuring the UCLA Jazz Orchestra, directed by Charley Harrison; the UCLA LatinJazz Ensemble, directed by Dr. Bobby Rodriguez; the Contemporary Jazz Ensemble, directed by James Newton; and the Jazz Fusion Ensemble, directed by Kenny Burrell.

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Winter Quarter 2011 (January 3 – March 18)

LECTURES

Nazir Ali Jairazbhoy Colloquium Series
UCLA Schoenberg Music Building, Room B544 

Named after Nazir Ali Jairazbhoy, the founding chair of the Department of Ethnomusicology and Systematic Musicology, this colloquium series provides an opportunity for students, faculty, and visiting lecturers to share information about their research and discuss other issues important in the field.

Wednesday, January 5, 2011, 1-3pm, Sonia Seeman, University of Texas, Austin
Wednesday, January 19, 2011, 1-3pm, Barbara Hampton, City University of New York, Hunter College
Wednesday, February 2, 2011, 1-3pm, Tanya Merchant, UC Santa Cruz
Wednesday, February 16, 2011, 1-3pm, Russell Rodriguez, UC Santa Cruz
Wednesday, March 2, 2011, 1-3pm,  David Borgo, UC San Diego

CONCERTS

Wednesday, February 16
7 p.m.
Music of the Middle East
Jan Popper Theater (Room 1200), Schoenberg Music Building

Featuring independent student groups from the Department of Ethnomusicology. Sponsored by the Ethnomusicology Undergraduate Student Organization

Monday, March 7
7 p.m.
UCLA Jazz Combos
Schoenberg Hall (Room 1100), Schoenberg Music Building

Featuring the UCLA Jazz Combos directed by George Bohanon, Kenny Burrell, Clayton Cameron, Charley Harrison, Charles Owens, and Michele Weir.

Tuesday, March 8
7 p.m.
UCLA Big Bands
Schoenberg Hall (Room 1100), Schoenberg Music Building

Featuring the UCLA Jazz Orchestra, directed by Charley Harrison; the UCLA LatinJazz Ensemble, directed by Dr. Bobby Rodriguez; the Contemporary Jazz Ensemble, directed by James Newton; and the Jazz Fusion Ensemble, directed by Kenny Burrell.

 


RELATED EVENTS

EXHIBITON AT THE FOWLER MUSEUM

Opens March 20, 2011
Jam Session: America's Jazz Ambassadors Embrace the World
Fowler Museum at UCLA
(Online press release)

This photographic exhibition honors the service of the renowned musicians and cultural diplomats who brought the richness of the American experience to people around the world during the 1950s, ‘60s, and ‘70s. It contains more than 100 images that capture the tempo and intimacy of their tours on behalf of America. UCLA jazz combos and ensembles will perform at specified times during the exhibit. This exhibition is co-sponsored by the Fowler Museum and the UCLA Herb Alpert School of Music, Department of Ethnomusicology. Visit the Fowler website for more information: www.fowler.ucla.edu

Saturday, March 19
7 p.m.
Opening night concert and reception

The Fowler teams with the Friends of Jazz at UCLA for a performance by UCLA faculty, students and special guests, under the direction of Kenny Burrell. A dessert reception and exhibition preview will follow.

Sunday, March 20
12–5 p.m.
Opening day

1 p.m.
In-gallery jazz performance

Hear one of UCLA's celebrated jazz combos live inside "Jam Session: America's Jazz Ambassadors Embrace the World."

1–4 p.m.
Kids in the Courtyard: 'Peanut, Peanut Butter…and JAZZ'

Celebrate the opening day of "Jam Session" with peanut butter and jam sandwiches and improvisational music-making led by UCLA students.

2 p.m.
Fowler OutSpoken Conversation: Kenny Burrell and John Hasse — 'Jazz Diplomacy'

Since the end of World War II, the State Department has called on performing artists to play the role of cultural ambassadors, a practice that has experienced a resurgence in the last decade. Former cultural ambassador Kenny Burrell and leading jazz historian John Hasse, from the Smithsonian's National Museum of American History, discuss the importance of jazz  as a diplomatic tool — one that communicates cherished aspects of American society and culture to the larger world.


CONFERENCE AT THE FOWLER MUSEUM

Wednesday-Saturday, March 23-26
All Day
15th Triennial Symposium on African Art UCLA
UCLA Fowler Museum

The University of California, Los Angeles, will host the 15th Triennial Symposium on African Art, founded by Richard Long in 1968 and now sponsored by the Arts Council of the African Studies Association (ACASA). The conference will be held in conjunction with the exhibition "Central Nigeria Unmasked: Arts of the Benue River Valley," organized by the Fowler Museum at UCLA.

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Spring Quarter 2011 (March 28 – June 10)

LECTURES

Nazir Ali Jairazbhoy Colloquium Series
UCLA Schoenberg Music Building, Room B544 

Named after Nazir Ali Jairazbhoy, the founding chair of the Department of Ethnomusicology and Systematic Musicology, this colloquium series provides an opportunity for students, faculty, and visiting lecturers to share information about their research and discuss other issues important in the field.

Wednesday, March 30, 2011, 1-3pm, Chuen-Fung Wong, Macalester College
Wednesday, April 13, 2011, 1-3pm, Mary Talusan, Loyola Marymount University (visiting)
Wednesday, April 27, 2011, 1-3pm, Kevin Delgado, San Diego State University
Wednesday, May 11, 2011, 1-3pm, Guilnard Moufarrej, Independent Scholar, Northern California
Wednesday, May 25, 2011, 1-3pm, Anne Rasmussen, College of William and Mary


RESIDENCY

April 11-22, 2011
2010-11 Regents’ Lecturer: Mexican composer Arturo Márquez
UCLA Schoenberg Music Building

Arturo Márquez is a respected Mexican composer whose works combine Latin American music, jazz, and contemporary music. He has earned many awards and has performed internationally to great critical acclaim. His most well-known piece is Danzón 2, considered by some to be a secondary Mexican national anthem.

During his residency at UCLA, Márquez will present free public lectures and conduct workshops for students in the Department of Ethnomusicology. The UCLA Philharmonia will present a concert featuring his music.

Wednesday, April 13
3 p.m.
Regents’ Lecture, Arturo Márquez
Jan Popper Theater
1200 Schoenberg Music Building
Free


CONCERTS

Friday, April 8
12 – 1 p.m.
Masanga Marimba Ensemble, directed by Ric Alviso
Bruin Plaza

Masanga Marimba plays traditional and popular music from Latin America and Africa. The instruments used in this ensemble consist of seven Zimbabwean marimbas of various sizes along with vocals, drums, percussion, saxophone, and trumpet. The word “Masanga” comes from an African word that means the coming together of rivers or roads representing the meeting of African, Latin, and American traditions in this group.


Saturday, April 16
8 p.m.
UCLA at Walt Disney Hall: A Celebration of World Music
Neal Stulberg, director

Walt Disney Concert Hall
111 South Grand Avenue, Los Angeles
Tickets: $36, $31, $27, $15

UCLA Philharmonia makes its Disney Hall debut, performing a program of world music in celebration of the 50th anniversary of ethnomusicology at UCLA. The concert features the music of Regents’ Lecturer and Mexican composer Arturo Márquez, UCLA faculty James Newton and A.J. Racy, and Chinese composer Ge Gan-Rua, as well as performances by Mariachi Los Camperos de Nati Cano directed by UCLA faculty Jesús Guzmán, a UCLA student jazz trio, and soloists UCLA Professor A.J. Racy and UCLA alumnus Danilo Lozano. Tickets may be purchased at the UCLA Central Ticket Office or by calling 310-825-2101.


Saturday, April 23
2 and 3 p.m.
Spring Festival of World Music at the Hammer
Hammer Museum

Featuring performances by student ensembles from the Department of Ethnomusicology:

2:00pm - Music of China Ensemble, Li Chi, director
3:30pm - Bluegrass and Old-Time String Ensemble, Anthony Seeger, director


Friday, April 29
7 p.m.
Jazz at the Fowler (Celebrating Duke Ellington’s Birthday)
Fowler Museum at UCLA

Featuring UCLA Jazz Combos.


Saturday, May 7
2 and 3 p.m.
Spring Festival of World Music at the Hammer
Hammer Museum

Featuring performances by student ensembles from the Department of Ethnomusicology:

2:00pm - Music of Brazil Ensemble, Kirk Brundage, director
3:30pm - Mariachi de Uclatlán (from the Music of Mexico Ensemble), Jesus Guzman, director


Wednesday, May 11
7 p.m.
Music of Asia
Jan Popper Theater (Room 1200), Schoenberg Music Building

Featuring independent student groups from the Department of Ethnomusicology. Sponsored by the Ethnomusicology Undergraduate Student Organization


Friday-Sunday, May 13-15 and
Friday-Sunday, May 20-22
7 p.m.
Spring Festival of World Music and Jazz
Schoenberg Hall (Room 1100), Schoenberg Music Building

Performances by the following student ensembles: African American Music Ensemble, Bluegrass and Old-Time String Band, Music of Bali Ensemble, Music of the Balkans Ensemble, Music of Brazil Ensemble, Music of China Ensemble, Music of India Ensemble, Music of Korea Ensemble, Music of Mexico Ensemble, Near East Ensemble, Music of West Africa Ensemble.

Friday, May 13
7 p.m.
African American Ensemble, directed by James Roberson
Music of México Ensemble, directed by Jesús Guzman

Saturday, May 14
7 p.m.
Near East Ensemble, directed by A.J. Racy
Music of China Ensemble, directed by Li Chi

Sunday, May 15
7 p.m.
Music of the Balkans Ensemble, directed by Ivan and Tzvetanka Varimezovi
Bluegrass and Old-Time String Ensemble, directed by Anthony Seeger

Friday, May 20
7 p.m.
Music of Korea Ensemble, directed by DongSuk Kim

Saturday, May 21
7 p.m.
Music of India Ensemble, directed by Shujaat Husain Khan and Abhiman Kaushal
Music of Bali Ensemble, directed by I Nyoman Wenten

Sunday, May 22
7 p.m.
Music and Dance of West Africa Ensemble, directed by Kobla Ladzekpo
Music of Brazil Ensemble, directed by Kirk Brundage


Monday, May 23
7 p.m.
UCLA Jazz Combos
Schoenberg Hall (Room 1100), Schoenberg Music Building

Featuring the UCLA Jazz Combos directed by George Bohanon, Kenny Burrell, Clayton Cameron, Charley Harrison, Charles Owens, and Michele Weir.

Monday, May 23
7 p.m.
Ethnickelodeon: a pianola concert with Robert Berkman
In celebration of the Ethnomusicology Archive's 50th anniversary
Jan Popper Theater (Room 1200), Schoenberg Music Building

Hear melodies of love and lament, dance tunes, jazz, and topical songs from the early 20th century and beyond.  The program will include a wide variety of musical traditions, including those from Appalachia and the American Southwest, Jazz and Ragtime, and a selection of Irish, Italian, Polish, Spanish, Portuguese, Romanian, Bohemian, Hungarian, Russian, Croatian, Greek, Syrian, Klezmer, Finnish, Ukrainian, Japanese, West Indian, and Maori music.

Robert Berkman is one of a handful of performing pianolists in the world today.  Instead of the purely mechanical renditions often associated with the player piano, Berkman’s performances sparkle with life and emotion through his expert manipulation of the pianola’s subtle controls.  In addition to his performance expertise, Berkman worked at one of the last companies that produced piano rolls, and is a well-known collector of piano rolls and expert in the subject.  He has donated an important collection of piano rolls to the UCLA Ethnomusicology Archive.


Tuesday, May 24
7 p.m.
UCLA Big Bands
Schoenberg Hall (Room 1100), Schoenberg Music Building

Featuring the UCLA Jazz Orchestra, directed by Charley Harrison; the UCLA LatinJazz Ensemble, directed by Dr. Bobby Rodriguez; the Contemporary Jazz Ensemble, directed by James Newton; and the Jazz Fusion Ensemble, directed by Kenny Burrell.

 
CONFERENCE

Wednesday-Sunday, May 11-14, 2011
ARSC (Association for Recorded Sound Collections)

Annual conference and celebration of Ethnomusicology Archive’s 50th Anniversary. This international professional organization for those interested in preserving historical sound recordings will hold its annual meeting in Los Angeles. The meeting will be hosted by the UCLA Ethnomusicology Archive in honor of the Archive’s 50th anniversary, and will include special events celebrating one of the nation’s largest collections of ethnographic audio and video. Visit the following link for more information about the ARSC: www.arsc-audio.org

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