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

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  • Join Poland's Andrzej Jagodziński Trio for jazz and Chopin

    The UCI Music Dept. and the Consulate General of Poland in Los Angeles are pleased to present The Andrzej Jagodziński Trio free in concert Monday October 6, 8:00pm in Winifred Smith Hall.

    "One of Poland's leading jazz pianists interprets the music of the country's greatest composer. (...) One of the best examples of classical jazz since Art Tatum tackled Massenet." (Music and Media)

    The trio has won acclaim all over the world and is now celebrating 20 years of their music-making. The first Andrzej Jagodziński album of jazzed-up Chopin, recorded in December 1993, was an event showered with awards. Another record “Live at the National Philharmonic” was created in 1995, followed by “Chopin Once More” in 1999. In 2008 the Trio recorded “Chopin – Jagodziński -...

  • Trio Céleste: Canyon Echoes

    With Ensemble-in-Residence Trio Céleste and guest violist Michelle Gasworth

    After spending the month of August at the Grand Canyon National Park as distinguished Artists-in-Residence, Trio Céleste and violist Michelle Gasworth - Directors of the critically-acclaimed Chamber Music |OC - return to Orange County to perform piano trio masterworks of Pierre Jalbert and Felix Mendelssohn, and the virtuosic G minor Piano Quartet of Johannes Brahms. Please join us for this special performance as Chamber Music |OC kicks off its exciting second season in partnership with CTSA.

    Experience Canyon Echoes - Click to watch the Video

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  • Cycles: Kojiro Umezaki and Friends Oct. 18

    Join Shakuhachi virtuoso Kojiro Umezaki and friends in a performance of music from his new album (Cycles). Kojiro Umezaki is a regular traveler with the Silk Road Ensemble. In (Cycles) he expands the emotional and cultural range of the hauntingly human-sounding bamboo flute.

    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 and will meet patrons on Level Two (Mesa Road street level) of the Mesa Parking Structure, by the elevator. Advance notice is...

  • Gassmann Electronic Music Series: Neil Rolnick, Hammer & Hair

    Composer/performer Neil Rolnick will be joined by students from the CTSA Department of Music in a concert combining his recent works for solo laptop computer with pieces for violin and piano with computer and video. “Rolnick’s computer echoes and multiplies certain notes and phrases, producing an ivory current that whips and swirls around the performer." - Steve Smith, Time Out NY

    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...

  • 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...

  • 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 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...