UCLA Old-Time String Ensemble Live at Schoenberg Hall

The UCLA Herb Alpert School of Music, Department of Ethnomusicology

Spring Festival of World Music and Jazz 2017

“Old-Time String Band Ensemble and Intercultural Improvisation Ensemble Concert”

Old-Time String Band Ensemble
David Bragger, director

Intercultural Improvisation Ensemble
Steve Loza and Otto Stuparitz, co-directors


Friday, June 2, 2017 at 7:00pm (Doors at 6:30pm)
Schoenberg Hall, UCLA

Admission is FREE


The Old-Time String Band Ensemble performs traditional music of rural America. This ensemble delves into the exciting old-time sub-genres of Appalachian fiddle and banjo music, Mid-West fiddle tunes, North Carolina and Georgia string band music, Cajun/Creole fiddle, traditional bluegrass, country blues, and jug band music, to name a few. This is the early country music of America in its crooked, colorful, droney, funky, lonesome, soulful, danceable, and back porch glory.

The Intercultural Improvisation Ensemble experiments with different world music styles and traditions.Musical arrangements will blend different musical instruments representing such diverse world areas, and the elements of improvisation will play an essential role in the creation of new and/or traditional pieces of music.