Department of Music, UC Irvine Claire Trevor School of the Arts, UC Irvine University of California, Irvine

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  • Interactive Instrumentation: Contemporary Works for Piano & Electronics April 25

    As part of the Gassman Electronic Music Series, Members of the faculty in the graduate program in Integrated Composition, Improvisation, and Technology (ICIT) perform a concert of new works combining instruments with custom interactive computer systems.

    This concert is free and open to the public.

     

  • Shih-wei Willie Wu Capstone ICIT Project April 26

    Join Shih-wei Willie Wu and ensemble for the premiere of his work "Zheng" as part of his MFA capstone project.  The work explores the creative space of intercultural composition meets technology through composing for the Japanese taiko and Western instruments.

    Free admission.

    This performance will be repeated at the Bower's Museum in Santa Ana on Friday, May 16: 2:30 Pre-concert Talk, 3:00 Performance

    Featured Performers:

    Anna Savery 1st violin
    Pouya-Pouya Pouya - 2nd violin
    Elijah Pascual - 2nd violin
    Remy Justine Converse - viola
    Richard James Savery - electronics

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  • UCI Music Dept. Jazz Studies presents Ignacio Berroa Master Class April 30

    Jazz drummer Ignacio Berroa (born 1953 in Havana, Cuba) left his country during the 1980 Mariel Boatlift and moved to New York. He joined Dizzy Gillespie’s quartet in 1981, becoming the drummer for all of the significant bands Gillespie formed until his death in 1993.

    Ignacio Berroa has been recognized by many as one of the greatest drummers of our time. His first leader album Codes (Blue Note Records, 2007) was nominated for a Grammy. The recording also won a Danish Music Award in 2007 as best International Jazz Album. He was recently honored by inclusion on the 2011 CD Jazz Drumming Legends, a release by Blue Note Records and Modern Drummer Magazine. He is currently working on a new album for 5Passion Records and plans to produce a new instructional...

  • UCI Guitar Ensemble noon concert: Folk Music from Around the World April 30

    The UCI Guitar Ensemble under the direction of John Schneiderman presents a noon concert, Folk Music from Around the World, April 30 in the outdoor Arts Ampitheater. This concert is free and open to the public.

     

  • Lorna Griffitt & Friends May 3

    Violinist Haroutune Bedelian, and pianist Nina Scolnik join pianist Lorna Griffitt for a program that includes works by Beethoven, Prokofiev and Rachmaninoff (Suite No. 2 in C Minor, Op. 17 for two pianos).

    Winifred Smith Hall              8:00 p.m.

    General $15 / Seniors, Groups 10+, UCI Faculty & Staff $14 / UCI Students & Children under 17 $11. Tickets:  Arts Box Office  949 824 2787, or click here to purchase online
     

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  • Menahem Pressler master class May 9

    Internationally acclaimed pianist, chamber musician and pedagogue, Menahem Pressler will give a Master Class for UCI students on Monday, May 9th at 1:00 pm in Winifred Smith Hall. Students will perform works by Beethoven, Schubert, Schumann and Prokofiev. The class is free and open to the public.

    "Menahem Pressler's joyous pianism - technically faultless, stylistically impeccable, emotionally irrepressible - is from another age and is a virtually forgotten sensibility. He is a national treasure."

    -The Los Angeles Times
     

     

  • Integrated Composition, Improvisation & Technology (ICIT) Concert May 14

    Presenting works by the graduate students of Integrated Composition, Improvisation, and Technology, an MFA program of the Music Department. ICIT embraces diverse forms of music-making, challenging conventional distinctions between classical composition, computer music, improvisation and jazz.

    Winifred Smith Hall              8:00 p.m.

    Free Admission


    NEW THIS SEASON!  
We will be providing complimentary shuttle service for our disabled guests or those with mobility issue from the Mesa Parking Structure to the show scheduled above.  

    Shuttle services will begin one hour before showtime and will meet patrons on Level...

  • Free Noon Showcase Concert May 14

    FREE NOON SHOWCASE CONCERT
    
Featuring outstanding students from the CTSA Music Department.

    Winifred Smith Hall, 12:00 p.m., May 14

     

  • UCI Honors Concert Sunday, May 18

    The Claire Trevor School of the Arts Music Department’s annual Honors Concert will take place on Sunday, May 18th at 2:00 pm in Winifred Smith Hall. UC Irvine’s outstanding music students will perform in an exciting and wide ranging program. After the concert there will be a reception in the Claire Trevor Theater Outdoor Lobby. Tickets are available at the CTSA Box Office 824-ARTS (2787), online directly at www.arts.edu/ticketsand at the door. General Admission is $18,but admission is free for UCI students and youths.

     

  • UCI Wind Ensemble Concert May 20

    WIND ENSEMBLE CONCERT
    Conducted by Kevin McKeown

    Winifred Smith Hall 8:00 p.m.

    FREE ADMISSION -- NO TICKET REQUIRED. PUBLIC IS WELCOME.

    NEW THIS SEASON!  
We will be providing complimentary shuttle service for our disabled guests or those with mobility issue from the Mesa Parking Structure to the show 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...