Saturday, April 21


UCLA music lecturer Gloria Cheng assembled a group of acclaimed film composers, including Randy Newman and Michael Giacchino, to score individual piano pieces for her to perform. The album, titled "Montage," will be released Tuesday. 
(Jose Ubeda/Daily Bruin staff)

UCLA music lecturer, film score composers release CD, ‘Montage’

UCLA music lecturer Gloria Cheng realized she was in the midst of a legendary gathering of musicians. John Williams, Don Davis, Michael Giacchino, Randy Newman and Bruce Broughton huddled around a piano with a slew of sheet music – compositions they had written not for film, but for Cheng herself to perform. Read more...

Photo: UCLA music lecturer Gloria Cheng assembled a group of acclaimed film composers, including Randy Newman and Michael Giacchino, to score individual piano pieces for her to perform. The album, titled "Montage," will be released Tuesday. (Jose Ubeda/Daily Bruin staff)

UCLA music lecturer Gloria Cheng assembled a group of acclaimed film composers, including Randy Newman and Michael Giacchino, to score individual piano pieces for her to perform. The album, titled "Montage," will be released Tuesday. 
(Jose Ubeda/Daily Bruin staff)

Fourth-year ethnomusicology student Elena Loper will perform her brand of Irish and American folk music backed by jazz instrumentals at the Fowler Museum on Thursday. (Heidy Cadena/Daily Bruin)

UCLA singer-songwriter jazzes up Irish folk at Fowler debut

Elena Loper said her family first introduced her to Irish folk music when she was just a little girl, and she hasn’t stopped listening since. Irish music has played an integral role in the fourth-year ethnomusicology student’s time at UCLA: Loper studied abroad in Ireland, focused her ethnomusicology thesis on Irish-American music and emigration, and now, models her own songwriting on music of the Irish tradition. Read more...

Photo: Fourth-year ethnomusicology student Elena Loper will perform her brand of Irish and American folk music backed by jazz instrumentals at the Fowler Museum on Thursday. (Heidy Cadena/Daily Bruin)

Fourth-year ethnomusicology student Elena Loper will perform her brand of Irish and American folk music backed by jazz instrumentals at the Fowler Museum on Thursday. (Heidy Cadena/Daily Bruin)

"Into the Woods" (right) is a film adaptation of the 1987 Broadway Musical of the same name (left). The musical is one of the seven musicals adapted into films since 2000. (Martha Swope, Walt Disney Pictures)

Growth in film adaptations of musicals brings Hollywood, Broadway together

The line between Broadway and Hollywood is thinner than ever, with three movie adaptations of the musicals “Jersey Boys,” “Annie” and “Into the Woods” released just this past year and a number four times that since 2000. Read more...

Photo: "Into the Woods" (right) is a film adaptation of the 1987 Broadway Musical of the same name (left). The musical is one of the seven musicals adapted into films since 2000. (Martha Swope, Walt Disney Pictures)

"Into the Woods" (right) is a film adaptation of the 1987 Broadway Musical of the same name (left). The musical is one of the seven musicals adapted into films since 2000. (Martha Swope, Walt Disney Pictures)


French composer Eric Tanguy is a guest lecturer of a composition seminar at the Herb Alpert School of Music. The UCLA Philharmonia will perform Tanguy's homage to composer Henri Dutilleux, "Affettuoso," Thursday.
(Max Himmelrich/Daily Bruin)

Q&A: Composer Eric Tanguy talks music, paying homage to Henri Dutilleux

Eric Tanguy’s catalog of more than 100 musical compositions has resonated with audiences in more than 25 countries at major venues like Carnegie Hall and earned him designation as “Composer of the Year” twice in France. Read more...

Photo: French composer Eric Tanguy is a guest lecturer of a composition seminar at the Herb Alpert School of Music. The UCLA Philharmonia will perform Tanguy's homage to composer Henri Dutilleux, "Affettuoso," Thursday. (Max Himmelrich/Daily Bruin)

French composer Eric Tanguy is a guest lecturer of a composition seminar at the Herb Alpert School of Music. The UCLA Philharmonia will perform Tanguy's homage to composer Henri Dutilleux, "Affettuoso," Thursday.
(Max Himmelrich/Daily Bruin)

Conductor Neal Stulberg leads the UCLA Philharmonia in its rehearsal of "Le Chasseur Maudit" by César Franck in preparation for the orchestra's performances at Schoenberg Hall and LACMA. (Max Himmelrich/Daily Bruin)

UCLA Philharmonia to play classical, contemporary music at UCLA, LACMA

Classical music has survived for centuries, evolving with each new composer’s contribution to the genre. However, music department chair Neal Stulberg said the UCLA Philharmonia student orchestra seeks to bridge the gap between older symphonic music and the more contemporary. Read more...

Photo: Conductor Neal Stulberg leads the UCLA Philharmonia in its rehearsal of "Le Chasseur Maudit" by César Franck in preparation for the orchestra's performances at Schoenberg Hall and LACMA. (Max Himmelrich/Daily Bruin)

Conductor Neal Stulberg leads the UCLA Philharmonia in its rehearsal of "Le Chasseur Maudit" by César Franck in preparation for the orchestra's performances at Schoenberg Hall and LACMA. (Max Himmelrich/Daily Bruin)


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