A free orchestral concert Thursday will honor the UCLA professor who died in Wednesday’s murder-suicide, musicians said.
The music department will dedicate Thursday’s UCLA Philharmonia concert to mechanical and aerospace engineering professor William Klug, who was killed in Wednesday’s murder-suicide on the UCLA campus. Admission fees for the concert, originally set at $14 for the general public and $11 for UCLA students, are waived.
“We felt that it would be appropriate to invite the public, and especially the UCLA community, to join us without any admissions charge for a concert of beautiful music at a difficult time,” said Neal Stulberg, chair of the UCLA Department of Music and conductor of the UCLA Philharmonia.
The 8 p.m. to 10 p.m. concert in the Schoenberg Music Building will feature two compositions, Shostakovich’s Violin Concerto No. 1 and Dvorak’s Symphony No. 7.
Stulberg said he believes the serious and inspirational styles of the compositions will provide an appropriate sound after Wednesday’s events...