Friday, February 23

(Evan Charfauros/ Daily Bruin)
(Evan Charfauros/ Daily Bruin)

UCLA dance professor Willy Souly grew up in Burkina Faso where he attended many Djanjobas,  cultural gatherings that involve dance circles and storytelling set to music. (Bilal Ismail Ahmed/Daily Bruin senior staff)
UCLA dance professor Willy Souly grew up in Burkina Faso where he attended many Djanjobas,  cultural gatherings that involve dance circles and storytelling set to music. (Bilal Ismail Ahmed/Daily Bruin senior staff)

Alumna Joanna Lynn-Jacobs will be performing at Performances à la Carte's upcoming concert "HIDDEN TREASURES: The Innas, Ettas, Annas and Donnas of Mozart's Operas." The concert aims to contextualize and dignify the flat and oftentimes restricted female characters of Mozart's operas. (Aubrey Yeo/Daily Bruin senior staff)

Concert aims to challenge traditional, restrictive female roles in opera

Mozart’s character Dorabella has temper tantrums and fits of lovesick swooning, but Joanna Lynn-Jacobs wants to dignify her sorrow. Alumna and mezzo-soprano Lynn-Jacobs will perform in “HIDDEN TREASURES: The Innas, Ettas, Annas & Donnas of Mozart’s Operas,” a concert by Performances à la Carte, a Southern California-based arts organization, at the Neighborhood Unitarian Universalist Church in Pasadena on Sunday afternoon. Read more...

Alumna Joanna Lynn-Jacobs will be performing at Performances à la Carte's upcoming concert "HIDDEN TREASURES: The Innas, Ettas, Annas and Donnas of Mozart's Operas." The concert aims to contextualize and dignify the flat and oftentimes restricted female characters of Mozart's operas. (Aubrey Yeo/Daily Bruin senior staff)

Alumna Rosalind Wong will be playing the piano at the Getty Center on Saturday evening for the "Sonnets and Sonatas" lecture-concert series. Wong will perform Jean-Philippe Rameau's song "The Hen," which is traditionally played on the harpsichord. Although the harpsichord rendition manages to effectively sound like a hen's clucking, Wong said she has to put especial care into playing so that she can mimic the sound on the piano. (Niveda Tennety/Daily Bruin)
Alumna Rosalind Wong will be playing the piano at the Getty Center on Saturday evening for the "Sonnets and Sonatas" lecture-concert series. Wong will perform Jean-Philippe Rameau's song "The Hen," which is traditionally played on the harpsichord. Although the harpsichord rendition manages to effectively sound like a hen's clucking, Wong said she has to put especial care into playing so that she can mimic the sound on the piano. (Niveda Tennety/Daily Bruin)

Graduate student Guillermo Odeja created his song "Soledad" using Spanish guitar strumming inspired by his grandfather. The song layers the strumming at varying tempos, based off of the seven notes from the contest he entered. (Jenna Nicole Smith/Daily Bruin)
Graduate student Guillermo Odeja created his song "Soledad" using Spanish guitar strumming inspired by his grandfather. The song layers the strumming at varying tempos, based off of the seven notes from the contest he entered. (Jenna Nicole Smith/Daily Bruin)

Joey Meurer, a third-year mechanical engineering student, Sam Celentano, a third-year physics student, and Ryan Poon, a third-year mechanical engineering student (left to right) worked with UCLA's chapter of the 3-D Printing For Everyone club to design 3D-printed ukuleles, which it plans to donate to underprivileged children. (Amy Dixon/Assistant Photo editor)
Joey Meurer, a third-year mechanical engineering student, Sam Celentano, a third-year physics student, and Ryan Poon, a third-year mechanical engineering student (left to right) worked with UCLA's chapter of the 3-D Printing For Everyone club to design 3D-printed ukuleles, which it plans to donate to underprivileged children. (Amy Dixon/Assistant Photo editor)

The Los Angeles-based Viver Brasil dance company, co-founded by UCLA alumna and adjunct professor Linda Yudin, is holding their "Samba in the Streets" community engagement program for the first time in Alabama on Feb. 20 through March 7, and for the third time in Los Angeles in late March. (Courtesy of Viver Brasil)
The Los Angeles-based Viver Brasil dance company, co-founded by UCLA alumna and adjunct professor Linda Yudin, is holding their "Samba in the Streets" community engagement program for the first time in Alabama on Feb. 20 through March 7, and for the third time in Los Angeles in late March. (Courtesy of Viver Brasil)


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