Saturday, February 16

The UCLA Saxophone Quartet, also known as the Angeles Quartet, recently took home the gold medal at the 2010 Fischoff National Chamber Music Competition after competing against musicians from all over the United States.

The UCLA saxophone quartet wins first place at the Fischoff National Chamber Music Competition

Angeles saxophone quartet continues to rehearse even after winning a gold medal at Fischoff Chamber Competition

August 16, 2010 – There is no time off for a musician. Despite its recent victory at the Fischoff Chamber Competition, the UCLA Angeles saxophone quartet is still diligently rehearsing and practicing for upcoming performances. Saxophonists Chris Elchico, Umut Dursun, Andrew Barnhart and Ryan Weston discuss life, music and friendship. [3:56]

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"Angeles saxophone quartet continues to rehearse even after winning a gold medal at Fischoff Chamber Competition"

When the UCLA Saxophone Quartet is not off winning the gold medal at the Fischoff National Chamber Music Competition, the world's largest chamber music contest, the members like to spend a lot of free time together shopping for groceries, having dinners together and bickering like a family. Read more...

Photo: The UCLA Saxophone Quartet, also known as the Angeles Quartet, recently took home the gold medal at the 2010 Fischoff National Chamber Music Competition after competing against musicians from all over the United States.

The UCLA Saxophone Quartet, also known as the Angeles Quartet, recently took home the gold medal at the 2010 Fischoff National Chamber Music Competition after competing against musicians from all over the United States.


Soundbite: Sleigh Bells

A summer romance of an album if there ever was one "“ if Sleigh Bells seems cheap and easy, it's because the duo is good at pretending to be. How else do you squeeze a jam-packed Coachella crowd out of a few demos and one single? Read more...


Street musicians embrace their passion for music

David Smith wakes up every morning on a single mattress wedged into a white Ford full-size van. Lifting up the bed, Smith pulls out a hefty slew of musical instruments and wheels them down to Santa Monica's Third Street Promenade. He sets up, plays for a few hours, collects enough for lunch and then goes home. He has been doing this for 10 years. Read more...


Q-Tip will be performing at the 24th annual Jazz Reggae Festival, held at UCLA's Intramural Field this weekend.

Soulful sounds at the Jazz Reggae Festival

A sunny day on Sunday will mean a good day and performance, according to Q-Tip, who will be performing on Jam Day alongside Raphael Saadiq, Tha Boogie and Quadron. Read more...

Photo: Q-Tip will be performing at the 24th annual Jazz Reggae Festival, held at UCLA's Intramural Field this weekend.

Q-Tip will be performing at the 24th annual Jazz Reggae Festival, held at UCLA's Intramural Field this weekend.

The Brazilian music ensemble batUCLAda will perform lively music from Salvador Bahia, Brazil, tonight at the Fowler Museum. The group plays a variety of drums to encompass carnival culture and the energy that is so characteristic of it.

BatUCLAda Brazilian drum ensemble hits Fowler Museum

Loud, fast-paced drum rhythms will storm out of the Fowler Museum today as the UCLA Music of Brazil Ensemble plays one of its last performances of the season. Read more...

Photo: The Brazilian music ensemble batUCLAda will perform lively music from Salvador Bahia, Brazil, tonight at the Fowler Museum. The group plays a variety of drums to encompass carnival culture and the energy that is so characteristic of it.

The Brazilian music ensemble batUCLAda will perform lively music from Salvador Bahia, Brazil, tonight at the Fowler Museum. The group plays a variety of drums to encompass carnival culture and the energy that is so characteristic of it.

Los Angeles Opera music director James Conlon will conduct a special performance as part of "Ring Festival L.A.," featuring Arnold Schoenberg's "A Survivor from Warsaw,"  a musical account of interned Jews during the Holocaust.

Schoenberg’s tribute to Ring Festival L.A.

When Bruins attend class or rush off to practice in the music-filled corridors of Schoenberg Hall, not many think back to 1947 when then Professor Arnold Schoenberg completed one of his most compelling and awe-inspiring orchestral compositions, "A Survivor from Warsaw." Read more...

Photo: Los Angeles Opera music director James Conlon will conduct a special performance as part of "Ring Festival L.A.," featuring Arnold Schoenberg's "A Survivor from Warsaw," a musical account of interned Jews during the Holocaust.

Los Angeles Opera music director James Conlon will conduct a special performance as part of "Ring Festival L.A.," featuring Arnold Schoenberg's "A Survivor from Warsaw,"  a musical account of interned Jews during the Holocaust.


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