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  • Downbeat magazine reviews Nicole Mitchell's Ice Crystal at the Hyde Park Jazz Festival

    October's issue of Downbeat magazine interviewed UCI Professor Nicole Mitchell in its latest issue, and reviewed her "oustanding" set with her group Ice Crystal.

    "Some of Mitchell’s technical developments with the flute—her lines, compelling enough from a jazz standpoint, are peppered with triple-tonguing, melismatic growls, curious massaging of the tone holes, split tones and vocal gasps—have become more subtly integrated." writes Michael Jackson. "Her mastery of cycle breathing was almost imperceptible; her vocalizations across the
    headjoint like the nominal exhalations of a goldfish, except during “Changin’ The Same,” when she called out the title while blowing (à la Roland Kirk)."

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  • Peter Takács and Robert deMaine play Beethoven cello and piano works

    Ludwig van Beethoven: Music for Violoncello and Piano
     

    When Robert deMaine and Peter Takács played together at the Charleston MusicFest in 2008, they instantly knew that a special musical chemistry existed between them.  Then they both pursued their busy careers, Robert as Principal Cellist in the Detroit Symphony and as recently appointed to the same position at the Los Angeles Philharmonic, and Peter completing his epic undertaking of recording the complete Beethoven Piano Sonatas for the Cambria label.

    It was a natural step for these masters of their instruments to decide to perform and record the complete Sonatas and Variations for cello and piano by Beethoven, a...

  • UCI Small Jazz Group Concert

     The UCI Undergraduate Jazz Program presents its quarterly concert to showcase the Small Group student ensembles. There will be several combos under the direction of the Jazz Faculty. Please join us for an evening of exciting jazz music and improvisation.

    Winifred Smith Hall 8:00 pm
    Free Admission. Public is Welcome.

    Complimentary shuttle service is provided for our disabled guests or those with mobility issue from the Mesa Parking Structure to the shows scheduled above.

    Shuttle services will begin one hour before showtime and will meet patrons on Level Two (Mesa Road street level) of the Mesa Parking Structure, by the elevator. Advance notice is appreciated, but not required. For additional information, please call the Arts Box Office (949) 824-2787 or email ...

  • Fall Noon Showcase Concert

     These free concerts feature outstanding performers from various disciplines in the Department of Music.

    Winifred Smith Hall 12:00 pm
    Free Admission. Public is Welcome.

     

  • UCI Symphony Orchestra Concert: The Isles

    Join Dr. Stephen Tucker, Conducter and soloist Nathan Olson, violin.

    Mendelssohn: The Hebrides Overture
    Bruch: Scottish Fantasy
    Nathan Olson, violin (Concertmaster, Dallas Symphony)
    Mendelssohn: Symphony No. 3, Scottish

    A native of Berkeley, California, violinist Nathan Olson is the Co-Concertmaster of the Dallas Symphony Orchestra, a position he assumed in 2011. Mr. Olson has made solo appearances with the Dallas Symphony Orchestra, the Canton Symphony Orchestra, the Breckenridge Music Festival Orchestra, the Cleveland Pops Orchestra, the San Francisco Chamber Orchestra, the Berkeley Symphony, and the Oakland East Bay Symphony, to name a few.

    Irvine Barclay Theatre* 8:00 pm

    General $16 / Seniors, Groups 10+, UCI Faculty...

  • Adventures in New Music with the Michael Dessen Trio

    Michael Dessen, trombone, electronics, and composition
    Christopher Tordini, bass
    Dan Weiss, drums

    Praised in DownBeat Magazine as "a musician for this moment," composer and trombonist Michael Dessen and his trio – which includes acclaimed New York musicians Tordini and Weiss - deliver a unique evening of adventurous improvisation, intricate compositions and live electronics.

    Winifred Smith Hall 8:00 pm
    General $15 / Seniors, Groups 10+, UCI Faculty & Staff $14 / UCI Students & Children under 17 $5

    Complimentary shuttle service is provided for our disabled guests or those with mobility issue from the Mesa Parking Structure to the shows scheduled above.

    Shuttle services will begin one hour before showtime...

  • UCI Wind Ensemble

    The UCI Wind Ensemble, under the direction of Kevin McKeown, perform both traditional and contemporary works written specifically for the wind band genre.

    Winifred Smith Hall 8:00 pm
    Free Admission. Public is Welcome

    Complimentary shuttle service is provided for our disabled guests or those with mobility issue from the Mesa Parking Structure to the shows scheduled above.

    Shuttle services will begin one hour before showtime and will meet patrons on Level Two (Mesa Road street level) of the Mesa Parking Structure, by the elevator. Advance notice is appreciated, but not required. For additional information, please call the Arts Box Office (949) 824-2787 or email artstix@uci.edu. (Schedules are subject to change. See posted schedule at...

  • UCI Jazz Orchestra: Big Band

     Please join the UCI Jazz Orchestra for an evening of the warm and exciting sounds of large-ensemble jazz music, including the classic repertoire of the big band era.

    Winifred Smith Hall 8:00 pm
    Free Admission. Public is Welcome.

    Complimentary shuttle service is provided for our disabled guests or those with mobility issue from the Mesa Parking Structure to the shows scheduled above.

    Shuttle services will begin one hour before showtime and will meet patrons on Level Two (Mesa Road street level) of the Mesa Parking Structure, by the elevator. Advance notice is appreciated, but not required. For additional information, please call the Arts Box Office (949) 824-2787 or email artstix@uci.edu. (Schedules are subject to change. See posted schedule at...

  • Five Centuries of Guitar Music: UCI & IVC Guitar Ensembles Noon Concert

    Join us for an outdoor, noontime collaboration concert between CTSA's own UCI Guitar Ensemble and the guitar ensemble from nearby Irvine Valley College.

    Arts Plaza Amphitheatre 12:00 pm
    Free Admission. Public is Welcome.

     

  • UCI Choir Concert Dec. 9

    Spend an evening for the holidays with the Department of Music for a concert led by choir conductor, Lauren Buckley.

    Winifred Smith Hall 8:00 pm
    Free Admission. Public is Welcome.

    Complimentary shuttle service is provided for our disabled guests or those with mobility issue from the Mesa Parking Structure to the shows scheduled above.

    Shuttle services will begin one hour before showtime and will meet patrons on Level Two (Mesa Road street level) of the Mesa Parking Structure, by the elevator. Advance notice is appreciated, but not required. For additional information, please call the Arts Box Office (949) 824-2787 or email artstix@uci.edu. (Schedules are subject to change. See posted schedule at http://www.arts.uci.edu/...