2021-22 ARTS & HUMANITIES DEAN’S LECTURE SERIES
As part of Arts for All, a campuswide initiative leveraging the combined power of the arts, technology and social justice to address the grand challenges of our time, the College of Arts and Humanities presents violin prodigy and social justice advocate Vijay Gupta. Gupta, who in 2007 became the youngest violinist ever to join the Los Angeles Philharmonic, has emerged as a leading voice for the role of music to heal, inspire, provoke change and foster social connection. A 2018 MacArthur Fellow, he is the founder and artistic director of Street Symphony, a nonprofit that presents musical events and workshops to Los Angeles communities disenfranchised by homelessness, poverty and incarceration. His lecture will be followed by a Q&A. Gupta will also sell and sign his two recent CDs in the lobby after the event.