Music in the Rotunda
Admission is free, but reservations are sometimes required; see instructions in each listing. The rotunda is on the second floor of the Powell Library Building, which is directly across from Royce Hall. Parking is $11; the closest parking is in structures four, two, or five, and further details are available on the UCLA maps and directions page. For more information, contact Catherine Brown at 310.206.4608.
The UCLA Library offers "Music in the Rotunda" and other cultural programs at no cost to students, faculty, staff, and the community. For information on supporting the Library, please contact the development office at firstname.lastname@example.org or 310.206.8526.
Les Baricades Mistérieuses: An Evening of Seventeenth- and Early Eighteenth-century Harpsicord Music
Friday, May 17
UCLA musicology alumnus Eric J. Wang returns with musicology graduate student Ryan Rowen to perform French, German, and Italian keyboard works by Baroque composers including François Couperin, Jean-Henri d'Anglebert, Girolamo Frescobaldi, Johann Kuhnau, Jean-Baptiste Lully, and Michelangelo Rossi. Admission is free, and seating is unreserved.
Friday, May 31
This annual Department of Musicology event features "Confessional Crossovers: Paschal L'Estocart and Musical Print Culture during the French Wars of Religion," a lecture/recital directed by Cirro Zoppo Fellow Mindy LaTour O'Brien. A late Renaissance composer, L'Estocart wrote in an Italianate style that included unusual harmonies. Performed by members of the UCLA Early Music Ensemble under the direction of Joshua Fishbein, the recital will include a range of his vocal polyphony, from his Psalm settings to Latin motets and chansons spirituelles. Admission is free, and seating is unreserved.
Historical Dance in the Rotunda
Admission to the dances is free, but space is limited, and reservations are required; reservation instructions are in each listing. No experience is necessary; each event includes a historical dance workshop. Costumes are optional, but semi-formal or formal attire is encouraged. Please note that several dances will be held in the Kerckhoff Hall Grand Salon; more information is available online, and reservations for those can be emailed to HistoricalDance@yahoo.com.
The rotunda is on the second floor of the Powell Library Building, which is directly across from Royce Hall. Parking is $11; the closest parking is in structures four, two, or five, and further details are available on the UCLA maps and directions page.
Saturday, June 1, 8 p.m.
Powell Library Rotunda
Learn English waltzes and set dances from the period 1790-1820 at this annual event organized by the Historical Ballroom Dance Club. All UCLA students, faculty, and staff as well as the general public are welcome; no dance experience is necessary, and there will be instruction throughout the evening by John Hertz from the Friends of English Regency. Attire can be costume, formal or semi-formal. Admission is free, but space is limited, and reservations are required; make a reservation online or call 310.206.4608 with your name and the number in your party.
Tenth Annual Revolutionary Ball
Saturday, July 20, 8 p.m.
Kerckhoff Hall Grand Salon
Third Annual Early California Fandango
Saturday, August 10, 8 p.m.
Kerckhoff Hall Grand Salon