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March 2020

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Sustaining Visions and Legacies: The Future of Special Collections Libraries

March 7 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
William Andrews Clark Memorial Library, 2520 Cimarron Street
Los Angeles, CA 90018 United States
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–conference organized by Anna Chen (Head Librarian, William Andrews Clark Memorial Library, UCLA) and Johanna Drucker (Breslauer Professor of Bibliographical Studies, UCLA) How will special collections libraries be sustained in the near and long-term future? Issues of sustainability touch every aspect of library activity—collections development, resource allocation, ethical issues in balancing priorities and juggling professional practices, the use of digitization, programming and outreach, and the changing needs of scholars. These and other topics are central to thinking forward, creating a…

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Chamber Music at the Clark: Ying Quartet

March 22 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
William Andrews Clark Memorial Library, 2520 Cimarron Street
Los Angeles, CA 90018 United States
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$35

Ying Quartet Robin Scott, violin Janet Ying, violin Phillip Ying, viola David Ying, cello The Ying Quartet occupies a position of unique prominence in the classical music world, combining brilliantly communicative performances with a fearlessly imaginative view of chamber music in today’s world. Now in its third decade, the Quartet has established itself as an ensemble of the highest musical qualifications. Their performances regularly take place in many of the world’s most important concert halls; at the same time, the Quartet’s belief that…

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April 2020

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Chamber Music at the Clark: Markus Groh (piano)

April 5 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
William Andrews Clark Memorial Library, 2520 Cimarron Street
Los Angeles, CA 90018 United States
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Markus Groh (piano) Pianist Markus Groh gained global attention after winning the Queen Elisabeth International Competition in 1995. Since then his remarkable “sound imagination” and astonishing technique have confirmed his place among the finest pianists in the world. In recent seasons, Mr. Groh made his debut with the National Symphony Orchestra of Costa Rica under Carl St. Clair; he toured the U.S. with the Berlin Philharmonic Piano Quartet; he made debuts with the Pacific Symphony and the National Symphony of Colombia; as well as return…

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Contested Foundations: Commemorating the Red Letter Year of 1619, Conference 3: “Respectable Women”: Gender, Family, Labor, Resistance, and the Metanarrative of Patriarchy

April 17 @ 10:00 am - April 18 @ 1:00 pm
William Andrews Clark Memorial Library, 2520 Cimarron Street
Los Angeles, CA 90018 United States
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—organized by Brenda E. Stevenson (University of California, Los Angeles) and Sharla M. Fett (Occidental College) The year 1619 was designated as the red-letter year in Virginia, the first permanent colony in British North America, for three reasons—it marked the beginning of a representative government; the arrival of captive African laborers; and the initiation of a successful plan to encourage permanent family development through the importation of English women. It was on June 29, 1619, that Sir George Yeardley, governor…

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Chamber Music at the Clark: Cheng² Duo

April 26 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
William Andrews Clark Memorial Library, 2520 Cimarron Street
Los Angeles, CA 90018 United States
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$35

Cheng² Duo Bryan Cheng, cello Silvie Cheng, piano Captivating audiences and critics alike, the Cheng² Duo (pronounced “Cheng Squared Duo”) distinguishes itself with uncompromising musical integrity, undeniable chemistry, and unparalleled communication. The brother-and-sister duo are 21-year-old cellist Bryan Cheng, playing Canada Council for the Arts’ “Bonjour” Stradivarius (c. 1696), and pianist Silvie Cheng, recipient of the Roy M. Rubinstein Award for exceptional promise in piano performance. Named one of CBC Music’s “30 Hot Canadian Classical Musicians Under 30,” the dynamic Cheng² Duo…

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May 2020

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Chamber Music at the Clark: Borromeo String Quartet

May 10 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
William Andrews Clark Memorial Library, 2520 Cimarron Street
Los Angeles, CA 90018 United States
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Borromeo String Quartet Nicholas Kitchen, violin Kristopher Tong, violin Mai Motobuchi, viola Yeesun Kim, cello Admired and sought after for both its fresh interpretations of the classical music canon, and its championing of contemporary composers, the Borromeo String Quartet has been hailed for its “edge-of-the-seat performances,” by the Boston Globe, which called it “simply the best.” Recently celebrating its 25th anniversary, the Borromeo continues to be a pioneer in its use of technology, and has the trailblazing distinction of being the first string quartet…

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Oscar Wilde, Sexuality, and the State

May 15 @ 10:00 am - May 16 @ 12:30 pm
William Andrews Clark Memorial Library, 2520 Cimarron Street
Los Angeles, CA 90018 United States
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–conference organized by Joseph Bristow (UCLA) This conference will consider both the fin-de-siècle contexts and the worldwide consequences of the three trials involving Oscar Wilde that took place at the Central Criminal Court (Old Bailey) from 3 April 1895 to 25 May 1895. These trials, which arguably constitute the most famous criminal proceedings relating to the state prohibition of male homosexuality, resulted in a brutal two-year sentence for committing acts of gross indecency with other males, for which Wilde suffered…

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