Arts and Music
Featured This Month
Pianist Aleck Karis probes the emotional intensity of Beethoven's late music with examples of his craft and tools and then in a complete performance of the magnificent Sonata Opus 110. Karis presents Beethoven as a master and innovator of harmony, counterpoint and form in this third installment of the "To Be Musical" series sponsored by Eleanor Roosevelt College at UC San Diego.
In the finale concert for UC San Diego Jazz Camp 2013, sax virtuoso Charles McPherson leads a talented group of students in a performance of standards and new works.
Composed for violinist Cho-Liang Lin, Steven Stuck's Sonata for Violin & Piano adapts the traditional form with its study in contrasts for a contemporary idiom, creating a musical narrative that is classical in construction yet by turns playful, forceful and almost improvisatory.
More than 140 students from two dozen Los Angeles area public and private elementary schools present a program of classical and popular music at the 15th annual All Schools Elementary Honor Youth Orchestra in UCLA's Schoenberg Hall. The performance features the children's symphony, a jazz ensemble and various small group ensembles. Each child is individually selected by his/her school music teacher. Student ages range from seven to twelve, with the average age of an honor orchestra member being just ten years old. Recorded on 07/06/2013.