Saturday, July 21

UCLA choral director Lesley Leighton will conduct the UCLA Choral Union and UCLA Philharmonia’s performance of “Carmina Burana” on Thursday in Royce Hall. (Ken Shin/Daily Bruin)

Q&A: Director talks UCLA production of comedy piece based on medieval poetry

The 12th movement of “Carmina Burana” tells the story of a once-beautiful swan being roasted on a spit. As the swan gets closer to being fully cooked, the movement progresses in speed and provides a fun and challenging test for choir students, said Lesley Leighton, a choral director at the UCLA Herb Alpert School of Music. Read more...

Photo: UCLA choral director Lesley Leighton will conduct the UCLA Choral Union and UCLA Philharmonia’s performance of “Carmina Burana” on Thursday in Royce Hall. (Ken Shin/Daily Bruin)

UCLA choral director Lesley Leighton will conduct the UCLA Choral Union and UCLA Philharmonia’s performance of “Carmina Burana” on Thursday in Royce Hall. (Ken Shin/Daily Bruin)

Ethnomusicology graduate student Marc Bolin plays the American washtub bass, an instrument made of weed-whacker line, a washtub and a wooden pole. The instrument was built by former UCLA graduate student Scott Linford. (Kathy Chen/Daily Bruin)

Sounds of Schoenberg: The American washtub bass

Each week, Daily Bruin A&E will explore the instruments of the World Musical Instrument Collection and their performers that all contribute to the musical landscape of the UCLA Herb Alpert School of Music. Read more...

Photo: Ethnomusicology graduate student Marc Bolin plays the American washtub bass, an instrument made of weed-whacker line, a washtub and a wooden pole. The instrument was built by former UCLA graduate student Scott Linford. (Kathy Chen/Daily Bruin)

Ethnomusicology graduate student Marc Bolin plays the American washtub bass, an instrument made of weed-whacker line, a washtub and a wooden pole. The instrument was built by former UCLA graduate student Scott Linford. (Kathy Chen/Daily Bruin)


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