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August 2017

Henry J. Bruman Summer Chamber Music Festival: Strings of Kaleidoscope

August 8 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Strings of Kaleidoscope Ambroise Aubrun, violin Reina Inui, violin Virginie d’Avezac de Castéra, viola Kevin Hsu, viola Mia Barcia-Colombo, cello Michael Kaufman, cello Program Oliver David Lewin Dialogues Gotham: Night Allegro assai In the Name of the Dead Eugène Ysaÿe (1858–1931) Trio for Two Violins and Viola (“Le Londres”) Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky (1840–1893) Souvenir de Florence, op. 70 Allegro con spirit Adagio cantabile e con moto Allegro moderato Allegro vivace Acknowledgements The festival is made possible by the Henry J.…

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Henry J. Bruman Summer Chamber Music Festival: Felici Ensemble

August 3 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Felici Ensemble Rebecca Hang, violin Robert Brophy, viola Brian Schuldt, cello Program Ludwig van Beethoven (1770–1828) String Trio in G Major, op. 9, no. 1 Adagio — Allegro con brio Adagio ma non tanto e cantabile Scherzo — Allegro Presto Ernö Dohnányi (1877–1960) Serenade for String Trio in C Major, op. 10 Marcia. Allegro Romanza. Adagio non troppo, quasi andante Scherzo. Vivace Rondo. Allegro vivace Acknowledgements The festival is made possible by the Henry J. Bruman Trust; by a gift…

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Henry J. Bruman Summer Chamber Music Festival: Aster String Quartet

August 1 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Aster String Quartet Anna Corcoran, violin Rachel Carpenter, violin Virginie d’Avezac de Castéra, viola David Mason, cello Program John Cage (1912–1992) String Quartet in Four Parts Quietly Flowing Along — Summer Slowly Rocking — Autumn Nearly Stationary — Winter Quodlibet — Spring Franz Schubert (1797–1828) String Quartet No. 14 in D Minor, D. 810 (“Death and the Maiden”) Allegro Andante con moto Scherzo. Allegro motto — Trio Presto Acknowledgements The festival is made possible by the Henry J. Bruman Trust;…

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July 2017

Henry J. Bruman Summer Chamber Music Festival: iPalpiti Soloists

July 27 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

iPalpiti Soloists, presented by iPalpiti Artists International Peter Mezo, violin Stephanie Appelhans, violin Victor de Almeida, viola Francisco Vila, cello Ofer Canetti, cello iPalpiti Artists International, a non-profit organization, was founded in 1997 by Eduard and Laura Schmieder, world-renowned violinists and music educators. With the support of distinguished legendary musicians, iPalpiti discovers and promotes talented young professional artists from around the globe. The iPalpiti Orchestra, founded by Eduard Schmieder in 1991, became the flagship ensemble of iPalpiti Artists International. iPalpiti’s…

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June 2017

Mansfield Park: An Opera UCLA Production

June 11 @ 2:00 pm - 4:30 pm

—presented by Opera UCLA, UCLA Herb Alpert School of Music, Center for 17th- & 18th-Century Studies, and William Andrews Clark Memorial Library There are four performances of the opera over the course of two weeks: Saturday, June 3; Sunday, June 4; Saturday, June 10; and Sunday, June 11. Join us for the Southern California premiere of a new opera based on Jane Austen’s Mansfield Park, with music by renowned British composer Jonathan Dove to a brilliant libretto by Alasdair Middleton.…

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Mansfield Park: An Opera UCLA Production

June 10 @ 2:00 pm - 4:30 pm

—presented by Opera UCLA, UCLA Herb Alpert School of Music, Center for 17th- & 18th-Century Studies, and William Andrews Clark Memorial Library There are four performances of the opera over the course of two weeks: Saturday, June 3; Sunday, June 4; Saturday, June 10; and Sunday, June 11. Join us for the Southern California premiere of a new opera based on Jane Austen’s Mansfield Park, with music by renowned British composer Jonathan Dove to a brilliant libretto by Alasdair Middleton.…

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Adam Kemezis | Stories of Love and War in the Antonine Era: Narrative Structures of Historiography and the Novel

June 8 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
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Trialogue: Spiritual but not Religious: Perspectives on a Perceived Disjunction

June 8 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

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Succeeding in your PhD

June 6 @ 4:30 pm

We are pleased to invite you to attend a ‘hands-on’ session with our current Faculty Fellows, who will speak about their research, with a focus on their PhD dissertations, which they defended last year. This event is organized for Graduate Students pursuing both Master’s and PhD degrees at the Department of Spanish and Portuguese, and it aims at reviewing recent research that has been conducted as part of the Graduate Program here. In order to exemplify this, our team of…

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Cine Vivo/ Living Cinema: Laboratory for Urban- Latino Humanities

June 6 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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MANSFIELD PARK: AN OPERA UCLA PRODUCTION

June 4 @ 2:00 pm - 4:30 pm

—presented by Opera UCLA, UCLA Herb Alpert School of Music, Center for 17th- & 18th-Century Studies, and William Andrews Clark Memorial Library There are four performances of the opera over the course of two weeks: Saturday, June 3; Sunday, June 4; Saturday, June 10; and Sunday, June 11. Join us for the Southern California premiere of a new opera based on Jane Austen’s Mansfield Park, with music by renowned British composer Jonathan Dove to a brilliant libretto by Alasdair Middleton.…

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Mansfield Park: An Opera UCLA Production

June 3 @ 2:00 pm - 4:30 pm

—presented by Opera UCLA, UCLA Herb Alpert School of Music, Center for 17th- & 18th-Century Studies, and William Andrews Clark Memorial Library There are four performances of the opera over the course of two weeks: Saturday, June 3; Sunday, June 4; Saturday, June 10; and Sunday, June 11. Join us for the Southern California premiere of a new opera based on Jane Austen’s Mansfield Park, with music by renowned British composer Jonathan Dove to a brilliant libretto by Alasdair Middleton.…

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Creature (Dis)comforts: On Human Thresholds from Classical Myth to Modern Day

June 3 @ 9:30 am - 5:30 pm

CMRS Conference The threshold of the home constitutes a literal boundary between public and private, between the domestic and the political. It is also a border that, by its very nature, invites transgression. It is a boundary that exists to be crossed. This conference, organized by Dr. Sara Burdorff (UCLA, English) and the student group Colloquium for Oral and Popular Tradition Studies, takes the literal liminality of the domestic threshold as its inspiration, exploring the comparable permeability of more abstract thresholds…

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Humanities Dialogues Symposium

June 2 @ 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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The Political Economy of the Canaanite Palace of Kabri

June 2 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

Event Flyer Tel Kabri, in the western Galilee of modern day Israel, is a large, 34 ha site, surrounded by rich agricultural land. During the Middle Bronze Age it was the center of a Canaanite polity. Its location, 5 km from the Mediterranean coast, facilitated its connections to major land routes, as well as to the Mediterranean Sea. The palace of Kabri, a vast structure, covering up to 6000 m2, was extensively excavated over the last decade by an expedition…

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Jodi Melamed – Marquette University – Dispossession by Proceduralism

June 1 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

The Forum aims to promote scholarly dialogue and debate concerning the status and future of literary and cultural studies, with an emphasis on exploring and engaging new theoretical paradigms and critical perspectives in humanistic scholarship. The 2016-17 Kanner Forum will be organized around a broad theme, “How to Read…” As you know, reading has long held a privileged place in literary studies as a term of art for what literary scholars do. Along with associated terms like literacy and interpretation,…

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La Civilización del Indio La Prensa, el Racismo y el Genocidio en Guatemala

June 1 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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May 2017

“La estrella de Sevilla”: adaptación de Fanny Kemble

May 31 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
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Book Talk – Rubber Soldiers: The Forgotten Army that Saved the Allies in WWII Gary Neeleman and Rose Neeleman

May 25 @ 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm
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How Prayer Solves Problems and Creates Them: Prayer as a Cultural Tool for American Evangelicals

May 24 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

American Evangelicals believe prayer can do a lot, both for themselves and for the world. Yet just as prayer solves problems for them, it also creates them.  Two especially important problems are spontaneity and certainty: it’s important for Evangelicals to feel as though they “really mean it” when they pray and that they understand God’s will as they seek advice and guidance. In this talk, I draw on Heidegger and other studies of technology to think about how particular “cultural…

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