Internationally acclaimed artist and sculptor Not Vital was born in 1948 in Sent, a village in the Lower Engadine region of Switzerland, and trained as an artist in both Paris and Rome. Past and current projects include a sculpture park in his home village, a series of building sculptures in Agadez, and the island of NotOna in Patagonia.
North America’s premier wind quintet Imani Winds plus special guest Palestinian-American oud and violin virtuoso and composer Simon Shaheen will perform a program featuring works by Shaheen, Miguel del Aguila, Valerie Coleman, Mohammed Fairouz and more.
The festival kicks off with a free welcome celebration, toast and conversation between CAP UCLA artistic and executive director Kristy Edmunds and composer Mohammed Fairouz at 6pm.
The innovative L.A.-based ensemble Quattro will perform before the show in the courtyard. The talented UCLA studetnts of globally-inspired quartet Tahkt Dirty perform at intermission. Dig Deeper into the sounds and soul of contemporary performers and composers via our on-site Pop-Up Library.
Hailed by NPR’s Fred Child as “one of the groups that has really helped to shape the future of classical music,” yMusic is a sextet of young performers equally comfortable in the overlapping classical and pop music worlds. The “six hip virtuosi” (Time Out NY) play a unique combination of instruments: string trio, flute, clarinet and trumpet.