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April 2013 Highlights

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FEATURED THIS MONTH

Visionary Business Leaders

From Amazon to Whole Foods — and everything in between — these new programs showcase the bright ideas and bold moves from today’s most creative business leaders.

Conscious Capitalism with John Mackey Co-founder and Co-CEO of Whole Foods Market

“The Age of Amazon” with Marc Onetto, Amazon.com

…. and more at our website.

Oh, To Be Musical…

Don’t miss this fascinating series examining exactly what it is that makes music, musical. Professors of music, literature and psychology decode the mysteries of music and its effect on our brains, our emotions and our lives. Presented by UC San Diego’s Eleanor Roosevelt College.

To Be Musical

Is the Human Mind Unique?

New from CARTA, scientists from different fields discuss cognitive abilities often regarded as unique to humans, including humor, morality, symbolism, creativity and preoccupation with theminds of others. They assess the functional uniqueness of these attributes, as opposed to the anatomical uniqueness, and whether they are indeed quantitatively or qualitatively unique to humans.

Premiering April 8

Is the Human Mind Unique? — CARTA

Celebrate National Poetry Month with UCTV

American poet Billy Collins headlines our annual Spring fling with poetry! Celebrate April’s National Poetry Month by browsing through our amazing archive of readings featuring established and emerging poets from around the world.

Poetry Month on UCTV

…. and more at our website.


PROGRAM HIGHLIGHTS (PACIFIC TIMES)

 

All programs repeat throughout the month. Visit the Program Schedule on our web site for additional air dates and times.

Health & Medicine

Heart Matters: Physiology of the Body’s Powerhouse

MIND Institute: Current Research and Applications

Blood Vessels: Pathology of the Intravascular Highway

iPads as Assisitive Technology Tools

Heart: Pathology of the Malfunctioning Corazon

Creative Brains: Music, Art, and Emotion

Living for Longevity: The Nutrition Connection – Research on Aging

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Science

Perspectives on Ocean Science Hits 10 Million Views! Find out why this long-running series is so popular with lifelong learners.

Genetics and Gray Whale Behavior

Global Climate Change and Emerging Infectious Disease with Stanley Maloy and Alan Sweedler

more >>

Public Affairs

Federalism at the Border: Immigration Policy and the States with Gabriel Chin

The Palestinian Minority in Israel: Between Coexisting and Conflict

Farming in the 21st Century: A Woman’s Perspective from South Africa

Transforming Conflict through Nonviolent Coalitions with Nobel Peace Laureate Leymah Gbowee

My Forty Years at Berkeley with Harry Kreisler

Asia, the West and the Logic of One World with Kishore Mahbubani

more >>

Humanities

The Trials and Triumphs of Conrad Black

more >>

Education

Do Babies Matter? Gender and Family in the Ivory Tower

Stereotype Threat Up Close: See it, Fix it

more >>


New Online Videos and Podcasts

The Future of Light – Lighting the World (Ep. 4)

Tales from the Front Lines: Reporting from Iraq and Afghanistan

Follow Your Heart: Anatomy of the Cardiovascular System Part II

more videos and podcasts >>

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Work in Progress: Museum Meets Orchestra Episode 3

For the last few weeks, UCTV Prime’s  “Museum Meets Orchestra” series has followed the progress and process of wild Up, a 24-member, experimental classical/contemporary orchestra, during their unique six-month residency that transformed UCLA’s Hammer Museum into a space as unexpected and moving as the music itself.

The third installment, now available online, takes you deep into the creative process to see how the group’s members work together to develop, publicly rehearse and ultimately perform their final concert, “Art. Music.”

Sometimes playful, occassionally intense, you’ve most certainly never seen an orchestra like this.

Watch “Museum Meets Orchestra – Episode 3” online now, and watch for the fourth and final installment January 29 on UCTV Prime.

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When Museum Meets Orchestra, Things Get Wild

What happens when a group of young, talented musicians are given free reign in a world-class museum? Things get wild.

See for yourself in the first episode of “Museum Meets Orchestra,” a new UCTV Prime documentary series that goes behind the scenes with wild Up, a 24-member, experimental classical/contemporary orchestra that just wrapped an unusual six-month residency at the UCLA Hammer Museum.

During that time, the orchestra presented three major concerts and 30 smaller chamber music performances that defied convention and transformed the museum into a space as unexpected and moving as the music itself. Through interviews and performance footage, the 4-part series invites you inside the group’s creative process for a truly unique viewing experience.

Episode 1 offers an overview of the residency and an introduction to wild Up’s key ensemble members, who talk about the origins and sensibility of the group. Stay tuned Tuesdays in January for new episodes that just might change how you think about “classical” music.

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The Best Seat in the House

If you’re a chamber music fan and you find Wigmore, Alice Tully and Carnegie halls not nearly exclusive enough, consider UCLA’s Clark Library, where high culture doesn’t have to mean a high price tag.

Since 1994, the beloved rare-book library in Los Angeles’ West Adams district has featured the same talent as the best-known music halls in the world, in the kind of intimate setting for which chamber music was conceived.

In the latest episode of UCTV Prime Cuts, we visit this sumptuous, acoustically superlative 100-seat drawing room, first conceived by L.A. Philharmonic founder William Andrews Clark Jr., for an inside look at the Chamber Music at the Clark concert series, one of L.A.’s best kept secrets.

The Best Seat in the House: UCLA’s Chamber Music at the Clark Library – UCTV Prime Cuts

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Mozart’s Mass and More Music!

A still from UC Davis Symphony's performance of "Carmina Burana"

Are you one of the 8,691,453 million who’ve made the YouTube video of Carl Orff’s Carmina Burana, performed by UC Davis Symphony & Chorus, UCTV’s most popular program? Then you’ll be happy to know that there’s more where that came from!

UCTV has featured the UC Davis Symphony many more times since that video debuted in 2007, including their latest performance of Mozart’s Mass in C Minor, also known as the “Great” Mass, conducted by Christian Baldini.

You might also be interested in some other concerts that debuted this month on UCTV, including this year’s UC San Diego Jazz Camp Finale Concert and La Jolla Symphony’s “Les Noces,” Stravinksy’s portrait of a pagan Russian folk wedding featuring four pianos, chamber chorus, and members of Tijuana’s Lux Boreal dance troupe. Bravo!

 

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