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September 2022

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Center & Clark Graduate Student Research Fair: Working with Paul Chrzanowski’s Early Modern Resources

September 20 @ 3:30 pm - 5:30 pm
William Andrews Clark Memorial Library, 2520 Cimarron Street
Los Angeles, CA 90018 United States
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In fall 2009 Dr. Paul Chrzanowski donated his collection of seventy-two early English books to the William Andrews Clark Memorial Library. Nine additional titles followed in 2014. The Paul Chrzanowski Collection is the most valuable and important donation made to the Clark since the original donation of the founder’s collection, deeded in 1926 and transferred to UCLA’s custody in 1934. A physicist and collector in California, Paul Chrzanowski set out over twenty-five years ago to acquire texts that Shakespeare likely…

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August 2022

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The 2022 Henry J. Bruman Summer Chamber Music Festival

August 9 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Ambroise Aubrun, D.M.A., Artistic Director Powell Library Rotunda on the UCLA campus Join us for the in-person return of the festival this summer. There is no charge to attend, and registration is not required. Full program details and ensemble biographies are available on our website at http://www.1718.ucla.edu/events/categories/bruman-summer-concerts/ Duo Novae Jean Sibelius (1865–1957) Duo in C Major Johan Halvorsen (1864–1935) Theme and 11 Variations Krzysztof Penderecki ( 1933–2020) Ciaccona in memoria del Giovanni Paolo II Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756 –1791) Duo…

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The 2022 Henry J. Bruman Summer Chamber Music Festival

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

Ambroise Aubrun, D.M.A., Artistic Director Powell Library Rotunda on the UCLA campus Join us for the in-person return of the festival this summer. There is no charge to attend, and registration is not required. Full program details and ensemble biographies are available on our website at http://www.1718.ucla.edu/events/categories/bruman-summer-concerts/ Lyris Quartet Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756 –1791) String Quartet No. 19 in C Major, K.465, “Dissonance” Maurice Ravel (1875–1937) String Quartet in F Major The festival is made possible by the Henry J.…

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The 2022 Henry J. Bruman Summer Chamber Music Festival

August 5 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Ambroise Aubrun, D.M.A., Artistic Director Powell Library Rotunda on the UCLA campus Join us for the in-person return of the festival this summer. There is no charge to attend, and registration is not required. Full program details and ensemble biographies are available on our website at http://www.1718.ucla.edu/events/categories/bruman-summer-concerts/ Yu & I Duo Béla Bartók (1881–1945) Romanian Folk Dances, Sz. 56 Robert Beaser (1954– ) Mountain SongsFranz Schubert (1797–1828) Die Forelle (The Trout) Weißt du, wie viel Sternlein stehen (Do you know…

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The 2022 Henry J. Bruman Summer Chamber Music Festival

August 2 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Ambroise Aubrun, D.M.A., Artistic Director Powell Library Rotunda on the UCLA campus Join us for the in-person return of the festival this summer. There is no charge to attend, and registration is not required. Full program details and ensemble biographies are available on our website at http://www.1718.ucla.edu/events/categories/bruman-summer-concerts/ Colón Duo Franz Joseph Haydn (1732–1809) Duo for 2 Barytons in G Major, Hob. XII:4 Anton Kraft  (1749–1820) Cello Duo in G Minor, op. 5 Reinhold Glière (1875–1956) Ten Duos for Two Cellos,…

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July 2022

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The 2022 Henry J. Bruman Summer Chamber Music Festival

July 22 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Ambroise Aubrun, D.M.A., Artistic Director Powell Library Rotunda on the UCLA campus Join us for the in-person return of the festival this summer. There is no charge to attend, and registration is not required. Full program details and ensemble biographies are available on our website at http://www.1718.ucla.edu/events/categories/bruman-summer-concerts/ Splot Quartet Appears courtesy of iPalpiti Festival of International Laureates as its Quartet-in-Residence Philip Glass (1937– ) String Quartet No. 4, “Buczak” Ludvig van Beethoven  (1770–1827) String Quartet No. 6 in B-flat Major, op. 18 Karol…

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June 2022

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Chamber Music at the Clark presents: PUBLIQuartet

June 25 @ 3:30 pm - 7:00 pm
William Andrews Clark Memorial Library, 2520 Cimarron Street
Los Angeles, CA 90018 United States
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This special Saturday evening concert will be held outdoors on the Clark Library’s East Lawn. Concert lottery winners are invited to picnic on the grounds prior to the concert and enjoy an open house to explore the historical spaces in the library and a few of our rare book and manuscript holdings. The Clark Library and grounds will open at 3:30 p.m. for picnicking and the open house. Beverages and light snacks will be provided; please bring your own blanket…

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Early Modern Explorations: A Conference in Honor of Mary Terrall

June 3 @ 8:45 am - 5:15 pm

Presented in-person on the UCLA campus in Royce Hall 314 and livestreamed on the Center’s YouTube Channel   livestream is PDT Organized by Theodore Porter (University of California, Los Angeles) The "Scientific Revolution," as the first generation of professional historians of science defined it, was set in early modern Europe. It was about rigor and mathematical abstraction, the distancing of self from nature. Mary Terrall's sense of early modern science appears radically different. It focuses on human actors, but also insects, frogs, instruments,…

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May 2022

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Chamber Music at the Clark presents: Horszowski Trio

May 22 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
William Andrews Clark Memorial Library, 2520 Cimarron Street
Los Angeles, CA 90018 United States
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Giving performances that are “lithe, persuasive” (The New York Times), “eloquent and enthralling” (The Boston Globe), and described as “the most compelling American group to come on the scene” (The New Yorker), the Horszowski Trio has quickly become a vital force in the international chamber music world. Since their debut performance in New York City in 2011 they have toured extensively throughout North America, Europe, Asia, and India; traversing the extensive oeuvre of traditional piano trio repertoire and introducing audiences…

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Chamber Music at the Clark presents: Ying Quartet

May 15 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
William Andrews Clark Memorial Library, 2520 Cimarron Street
Los Angeles, CA 90018 United States
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The Grammy Award-winning 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 concert music can also be a meaningful part of…

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2022 Ahmanson-Getty Postdoctoral Roundtable–Cultivating Space: Land, Literature, and Art of the Long Nineteenth Century

May 13 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Organized by Lindsay Wells and Zach Fruit, Ahmanson-Getty Postdoctoral Fellows Online Event via Zoom meeting. Please register in advance. “Cultivating Space: Land, Literature, and Art of the Long Nineteenth Century” is presented by the 2022 UCLA Ahmanson-Getty postdoctoral working group, which builds on themes from the 2021-22 Core Program “Victorian Apocalypse: The siècle at its fin” hosted by UCLA’s Center for 17th- & 18th-Century Studies and the William Andrews Clark Memorial Library.  As a complement to the Core Program, the working group explores…

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Not a Hoover

May 11 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Stephen A. Kanter Lecture on California Fine Printing Given by Richard Wagener, Mixolydian Editions This lecture will be live streamed on the Center’s YouTube Channel and available to watch  following the event. Richard Wagener will discuss his forty-plus year dialogue with wood engraving, beginning with the origin and evolution of abstraction and representation in his work, along with early and late influences. The talk will cover how the making of Zebra Noise with a Flatted Seventh was an entry into the world of fine press…

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April 2022

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Confounding the Critics, Surviving the Scandal: The Remarkable Reputation of Oscar Wilde

April 28 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm

William Andrews Clark Lecture on Oscar Wilde Given by Merlin Holland This lecture will be livestreamed on the Center’s YouTube Channel and available to watch for a limited time following the event. “Confounding the Critics, Surviving the Scandal: The Remarkable Reputation of Oscar Wilde,” examines Wilde in the context of the 1890s and addresses the question of why he is so enduringly popular and why his work has such resonance for readers and playgoers of the new millennium, despite long periods in the…

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Victorian Apocalypse: The siècle at its fin, Conference 3: Exhaustion/Entropy/Extraction

April 23 @ 8:30 am - 10:30 am

Presented online via Zoom Meeting Organized by Joseph Bristow (University of California, Los Angeles), Neil Hultgren (California State University, Long Beach) and Elizabeth Carolyn Miller (University of California, Davis) During  the 2021–22 academic year, the  UCLA Center for 17th- & 18th-Century Studies and William Andrews Clark Memorial Library  will host the Core  Program entitled “Victorian Apocalypse: The  siècle  at its  fin.” This  program of lectures and presentations aims to reassess the ways in which  the 1890s in particular as an era has strong associations…

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Victorian Apocalypse: The siècle at its fin, Conference 3: Exhaustion/Entropy/Extraction

April 22 @ 8:30 am - April 23 @ 10:30 am

Presented online via Zoom Meeting Organized by Joseph Bristow (University of California, Los Angeles), Neil Hultgren (California State University, Long Beach) and Elizabeth Carolyn Miller (University of California, Davis) During  the 2021–22 academic year, the  UCLA Center for 17th- & 18th-Century Studies and William Andrews Clark Memorial Library  will host the Core  Program entitled “Victorian Apocalypse: The  siècle  at its  fin.” This  program of lectures and presentations aims to reassess the ways in which  the 1890s in particular as an era has strong associations…

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Borromeo String Quartet, Chamber Music at the Clark

April 3 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
William Andrews Clark Memorial Library, 2520 Cimarron Street
Los Angeles, CA 90018 United States
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Each visionary performance of the award-winning Borromeo String Quartet strengthens and deepens its reputation as one of the most important ensembles of our time. Admired and sought after for both its fresh interpretations of the classical music canon and its championing of works by 20th- and 21st-century composers, the ensemble has been hailed for its “edge-of-the-seat performances,” by the Boston Globe, which called it “simply the best.” Inspiring audiences for more than 25 years, the Borromeo continues to be a pioneer…

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March 2022

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Chamber Music at the Clark presents: Polonsky-Shifrin-Wiley Trio

March 20 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
William Andrews Clark Memorial Library, 2520 Cimarron Street
Los Angeles, CA 90018 United States
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Upon receiving Chamber Music America’s Richard J. Bogomolny National Service Award in 2018–an award that recognizes an individual who has provided historic service to the chamber music field–David Shifrin announced the formation of a new trio with the distinguished cellist Peter Wiley, and the rising star pianist Anna Polonsky. The Polonsky-Shifrin-Wiley Trio made its debut at Dumbarton Oaks in February 2019 and followed up with performances for the Candlelight Concerts in Connecticut, and the Classic Chamber Concerts in Florida. The…

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Victorian Apocalypse: The siècle at its fin, Conference 2: Nightmares and Resurrections: The Temporalities and Endings of the fin de siècle

March 11 - March 12

Friday, March 11–Saturday, March 12, 2022 8:30 a.m.–10:30 a.m. PST each day Presented online via Zoom Meeting Organized by Joseph Bristow (University of California, Los Angeles), Neil Hultgren (California State University, Long Beach) and Elizabeth Carolyn Miller (University of California, Davis) During  the 2021–22 academic year, the  UCLA Center for 17th- & 18th-Century Studies and William Andrews Clark Memorial Library  will host the Core  Program entitled “Victorian Apocalypse: The  siècle  at its  fin.”  This  program of lectures and presentations aims to reassess…

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Works-in-Progress session: “Early Modern Multiplicities”

March 1 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Given by Carina Johnson (Professor of History, Pitzer College and Extended Faculty, Claremont Graduate University) and Ayesha Ramachandran (Associate Professor, Comparative Literature and Chair of the Program in Renaissance Studies, Yale University) Respondent: Lisa Voigt (Professor of Spanish and Portuguese, The Ohio State University) This session presents a collaborative experiment in cross-disciplinary engagement: Johnson, a historian, and Ramachandran, a literary scholar, explore new theoretical futures for studies of the “global early modern.” Drawing on their recent publication of a guest-edited…

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February 2022

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Works-in-Progress session: “Revelatory Lines: Giovanni Benedetto Castiglione’s Monotypes, 1637–1655”

February 24 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Presented by Drew Erin Becker Lash, Ph.D. Student, University of California, Los Angeles Hosted by the Early Modern Research Group Online event via Zoom To register for this event, please email the Early Modern Research Group. This presentation examines a small number of works on paper by the seventeenth-century Genoese artist, Giovanni Benedetto Castiglione. Exploring his experimental handling of materials, together with contemporary engagement with nocturnal themes and with the limits of vision, this talk will shed light on the…

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