Special Events

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

UCLA Alumni Symposium and Dinner
Fifty Years of Ethnomusicology at UCLA

In 2010-11, UCLA will celebrate 50 years of ethnomusicology with the theme “Worlds of Music at UCLA: 50 Years of Ethnomusicology.” As part of the yearlong 50th anniversary celebration, the UCLA Department of Ethnomusicology is organizing an alumni symposium on Tuesday, November 9. For information and registration, see www.ethnomusic.ucla.edu/celebrating50years.

UCLA Schoenberg Music Building and Faculty Center


Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Pre-Conference Symposium
Music Research and Performance in South Asia: The Life and Work of Nazir Ali Jairazbhoy

This symposium celebrates a lifetime of research by Nazir Ali Jairazbhoy on music of the Indian Subcontinent. The event includes paper sessions, a plenary lecture by Peter Manuel, and an evening tribute concert featuring performances by Allyn Miner, Matthew Allen, and James Kippen (all holders of the UCLA Department of Ethnomusicology Mohindar Brar Sambhi Endowed Chair in Indian Music), with Abhiman Kaushal, Adjunct Assistant Professor of North Indian Tabla at UCLA.

Pre-Conference Program Please Click Here

Wilshire Grand Hotel, Downtown Los Angeles

Pre-Conference registration fee: $25 (includes evening concert)
Concert-only ticket: $10 at the door


Thursday, November 11, 2010

UCLA Music of Korea Ensemble

The UCLA Music of Korea Ensemble, directed by DongSuk Kim, presents a variety of styles of court and folk music and dance traditions. DongSuk Kim is founder and director of the Korean Classical Music and Dance Company, and president of the Korean-American Culture and Arts Association.

7:30 – 9:30 pm
Wilshire Grand Hotel, Downtown Los Angeles

Admission is free


Gamelan Çudamani – “Bamboo to Bronze” (World Premier)
Co-commissioned by Cal Performances, UC Berkeley, and UCLA Live

Çudamani maintains and continues to develop repertoire that spans an enormous range of Balinese music and dance genres. “Bamboo to Bronze” considers the Balinese contemporary reality by presenting a program that includes the intimate and poetic sounds of a small village, as well as the virtuosic, dynamic, and technically dazzling sound of the brilliant seven-toned Gamelan Semarandana. Both exist alongside the increasingly complex and sophisticated world of Bali. In “Bamboo to Bronze,” Çudamani explores their own artistic history, working constantly to revive and revitalize Bali’s ancient forms in a way that acknowledges innovation as the most powerful tool of preservation. For more information, see www.cudamani.org.

8:00 – 9:45 pm
UCLA Royce Hall

Concert ticket: $39
Bus return ticket from Wilshire Grand Hotel: $12
(Tickets must be purchased through online registration by 09/30/10.)


Friday, November 12, 2010

Welcome Reception, Dance Workshop, and Dance Party

All Annual Meeting attendees are invited to the Welcome Reception, followed immediately by a Shona Dance Workshop sponsored by the SEM Dance Section. Special guest Julia Chigamba will teach Shona dance styles during the one-hour workshop. The Dance Party will feature California State University, Northridge's Masanga Marimba. Directed by Ric Alviso, this ten-piece ensemble will perform traditional and popular music from Zimbabwe and Latin America. Meeting attendees are welcome to bring drums, horns, and other instruments to play along.

7:00 – 11:00 pm
Wilshire Grand Hotel, Downtown Los Angeles

Admission is free


Saturday, November 13, 2010


6:00 - 7:45 pm
Wilshire Grand Hotel, Downtown Los Angeles

Ticket: $30
(Purchase banquet ticket through online registration.)


UCLA Gala Concert

This year's gala concert features UCLA faculty artists, in celebration of the 50th anniversary of the founding of the university's Ethnomusicology program. The concert includes works by James Newton, Münir Beken, Cheryl Keyes, Steve Loza, faculty artists A.J. Racy and Kenny Burrell, and faculty from the UCLA Jazz and World Music ensembles.

8:00 -10:00 pm
Wilshire Grand Hotel, Downtown Los Angeles

Admission is free