UCLA Live is offering Culture Spot readers free tickets for its Friday, Nov. 11, event featuring percussionist Evelyn Glennie and cellist Maya Beiser at Royce Hall at 8 p.m. The first five readers to email firstname.lastname@example.org with the correct answer to this trivia question will each win a pair of tickets: When was Royce Hall built? Contest ends Thursday, Nov. 10, at 11 a.m.; winners will be notified at that time.
Glennie and Beiser will perform two individual sets and then come together to debut a new work written for them by Pulitzer Prize-winning composer David Lang.
Israeli-born Beiser will perform pieces from her 2010 record Provenance, which features work by composers of Iranian, Israeli and Armenian descent, among others, drawing inspiration from the Spanish Golden Age and the multicultural confluence of music, art and culture there — plus, in Beiser’s words, her own “crazy rendition” of Led Zeppelin’s “Kashmir.”
From the world’s first full-time solo percussionist expect a free-flowing program style. Glennie gives more than 100 performances per year worldwide, offering her fans a transfixing, multi-instrumental, dynamic experience. She often performs barefoot to enhance her incredible ability to sense sound through vibration. She has collaborated with Björk and Sting, and she played in the Oscar the Grouch Band on “Sesame Street.”
For tickets and more information, visit http://www.uclalive.org/calendar/event_detail.asp?id=133.