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CALARTS' MUSICAL EXPLORATIONS SERIES TO OPEN TUESDAY.



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VALENCIA - Musical Explorations 2000, CalArts' eclectic new series of music featuring a wide range of musical styles and cultures will open Tuesday and will run through March 24 at CalArts and various venues in Los Angeles Los Angeles (lôs ăn`jələs, lŏs, ăn`jəlēz'), city (1990 pop. 3,485,398), seat of Los Angeles co., S Calif.; inc. 1850. .

Thirteen concerts, several of them free, will be presented during the series to provide listeners with a wide variety of musical innovations, including guitar virtuoso Miroslav Tadic at the first concert and North Indian music Indian music, of India: see Hindu music.  by award-winning virtuosos Rajeev Taranath Rajeev Taranath is an internationally acclaimed performer and award-winning composer and one of the world's leading exponents of the sarod, the richly textured Indian classical instrument which is an ancestor of the lute.  and Swapan Chaudhuri Swapan Chaudhuri is a phenomenon in the arena of Indian classical music. It was his beloved parents, through their own passion for music, who initiated his formal musical training and inspired him in the field of tabla, paving the path that would eventually lead him to virtuosity.  at the last one.

``The one common element to Musical Explorations 2000 is that every concert has something to do with building a music that combines styles from different parts of the world,'' said music school dean David Rosenboom David Rosenboom (born September 9, 1947 in Fairfield, Iowa) is an American composer and pioneer in the use of neurofeedback. Rosenboom has also worked with cross-cultural collaborations and compositional algorithms. . ``I'm delighted we're starting with Miroslav, as he is a truly brilliant guitarist.''

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, 2701 N. Sepulveda Blvd. in Los Angeles. He will present a unique approach to improvisation, drawing from baroque, classical, Indian, Eastern European folk, blues, jazz, rock, and flamenco sources, and he will be joined by percussionist John Bergamo John Bergamo (b. May 28 1940, Englewood, New Jersey) is an American percussionist and composer. Since 1970 he has been the coordinator of the percussion department at the California Institute of the Arts.

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 and saxophonist Eric Barber.

Also performing that night is Hindugrass, a group that explores the commonalities among classical, folk, jazz and bluegrass music uniting Northern India and the Southeastern United States. Tickets are $12 for general admission, $10 for seniors and $8 for students. Call (323) 655-8587.

Renowned trombonist and composer George Lewis, recipient of the CalArts/Alpert Award in Music, will be in residence at CalArts on Feb. 8-12. He will give a free lecture at noon Feb. 11 at CalArts School of Music, 24700 McBean Parkway in Valencia, and will perform a free concert at 8 p.m. Feb. 11 at the Roy O. Disney Roy Oliver Disney (June 24, 1893–December 20, 1971, aged 78) was, with his younger brother Walt Disney, co-founder of what is now The Walt Disney Company. Roy served as the company's chief executive officer (1929–1971)-though title name wasn't given until 1968-,  Music Hall. Call (661) 253-7800.

A Conference on Improvisation and Culture will take place from 9 a.m. to noon and from 1 to 4 p.m. Feb. 12 at the CalArts School of Music. The conference is free and will explore current thinking about improvisation and related sociocultural so·ci·o·cul·tur·al  
adj.
Of or involving both social and cultural factors.



soci·o·cul
 issues with musician Susan Allen and writer and cultural critic Dick Hebdige. Composers Lewis and Mark Trayle also will be on hand at the conference. Call (661) 253-7800.

A free concert titled ``Millennium Chamber Explorations'' will be presented at 8 p.m. Feb. 25 in the Roy O. Disney Music Hall. The CalArts chamber players will perform musical pieces from throughout the 20th century. Call (661) 253-7800.

The Barton Workshop will present a free concert at 8 p.m. Feb. 28 at Zipper zipper

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 Concert Hall, The Colburn School of Performing Arts, 200 S. Grand Ave., in Los Angeles. The renowned, new music ensemble based in Amsterdam is famous for its composer portrait recording and performance projects. Call (661) 253-7800.

The Toids and Ahava will perform at 8 p.m. Feb. 29 at the Skirball Cultural Center. Stretching the boundaries of Western cultural and traditional folk dance music, the Toids combine Bulgarian dances, Greek rembetica, Macedonian songs and Tamburitza tam·bu·rit·za  
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A Balkan stringed instrument similar to a mandolin in shape and sound.



[Serbo-Croatian tamburica, diminutive of tàmbura, stringed instrument
 with original works, both danceable and meditative. Tickets cost $12 for general admission, $10 for seniors and $8 for students. Call (323) 655-8587.

Composer and performer Nicolas Collins will present a free concert at 8 p.m. March 8 at the Roy O. Disney Music Hall at CalArts. Renowned for innovative performances with custom-made, live electronics, often interfaced with instruments, Collins presents a series of new works for string quartet, trumpet, skipping CD player, backward electric guitar, and other electronics. Call (661) 253-7800.

Burat Wangi will present a Balinese music and dance concert at 8 p.m. March 9 at the Skirball Cultural Center in Los Angeles. The group will perform outdoors with CalArts musicians and dancers. Tickets are $12 for general admission, $10 for seniors and $8 for students. Call (323) 655-8587.

American composer and performer Alvin Curran will present ``Music is not Music,'' innovative works for chorus and instrumental ensembles, voice, sampler, and midi piano with texts based on the well-known Norton Lectures by John Cage. The concert will be at 8 p.m. March 8 in the Walt Disney Modular Theatre at CalArts. Tickets are $7 for general admission, $3 for alumni and $2 for students and seniors. Call (661) 253-7800.

CalArts Javanese gamelan gamelan

Indigenous orchestra of Java and Bali and, more generally, of Indonesia and Malaysia. A gamelan usually consists largely of gongs, xylophones, and metallophones (rows of tuned metal bars struck with a mallet). Gamelan polyphony is complex and many-voiced.
 and dancers will present Serimpi ``Manggala Retna'' at 8 p.m. March 19 in the Walt Disney Modular Theatre at CalArts. Tickets are $7 for general admission, $3 for alumni and $2 for students and seniors. Call (661) 253-7800.

The lively and virtuosic New Century Players will perform ``Under the Green Umbrella,'' offering a rich menu of explorations in musical languages, at 8 p.m. March 21 at the Japan America Theatre, 244 S. San Pedro St. in Los Angeles. Tickets are $25 for front orchestra seats and $20 for rear orchestra. Call (213) 680-3700.

A CalArts African music and dance ensemble directed by Kobla Ladzekpo and Beatrice Lawluvi will present a concert of traditional music from West Africa at 8 p.m. March 22 in the Walt Disney Modular Theatre at CalArts. Tickets are $7 for general admission, $3 for alumni and $2 for students and seniors. Call (661) 253-7800.

CalArts faculty jazz musicians will present original compositions and improvisations at CalArts Jazz 2000, at 8 p.m. March 23 in the Walt Disney Modular Theatre at CalArts. Tickets are $7 for general admission, $3 for alumni and $2 for students and seniors. Call (661) 253-7800.

The final concert of the series will feature two award-winning virtuosos, rajeev Taranath, sarod sa·rod or sa·rode  
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A many-stringed lute of northern India that is played with a plectrum.



[Urdu, from Persian sar
, and Swapan Chaudhuri, tabla tabla

Pair of small drums, the principal percussion in Hindustani music of northern India, Pakistan, and Bangladesh. The higher-pitched daya, played with the right hand, is a roughly cylindrical one-skinned drum, usually wooden, normally tuned to the raga's tonic.
, who will present North Indian classical music The origins of Indian classical music can be found from the oldest of scriptures, part of the Hindu tradition, the Vedas. Samaveda, one of the four Vedas, describes music at length. Indian classical music has its origins as a meditation tool for attaining self realization.  at 8 p.m. March 24 in the Walt Disney Modular Theatre at CalArts. They will be joined by the CalArts Tabla Ensemble. Tickets are $7 for general admission, $3 for alumni and $2 for students and seniors. Call (661) 253-7800.
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