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

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  • Presentation and improvisation workshop by violinist/violist Mary Oliver March 31

    Ms. Oliver will perform and discuss some of her solo compositions and improvisations, and conduct an improvisation masterclass with students. The event is free and open to all students and faculty. All students are invited to attend and encouraged to bring their instruments.

    Mary Oliver, violin, viola, and hardanger fiddle, is a performer whose virtuosity spans the worlds of scored and improvised music. Oliver (b. La Jolla, California) completed her studies at the University of California, San Diego where she received her Ph.D for her research in the theory and practice of improvised music.

    Her doctoral thesis, “Constellations in Play,” identified a new kind of creative discipline, which Oliver has pursued with colleagues locally and around the world. As...

  • Bach's lunch cello recital April 8

    This program features talented students from the Department of Music performing chamber music masterworks.

    Winifred Smith Hall    Noon
    Free Admission. Public is Welcome. 

     

  • Zolk Tizzer, the Sci-Fi Rock Opera MFA project by Hassan Estakhrian April 9-10

    ICIT MFA Hassan Estakhrian presents Zolk Tizzer, the Sci-Fi Rock Opera Thursday, April 9th & Friday, April 10th 2015 @8pm at the xMPL in the Contemporary Arts Center in Irvine, CA

    On a suicide space mission gone awry, Zolk Tizzer and his crew set out on an adventure in hopes of finding a new home, one where Fabricits and Privils can get along. Prepare to go on a musical voyage through time and space with Captain Tizzer. This sci-fi rock opera tells a story through music, dance, and visual stimulation.

    This event is free and open to the public.

     

  • Jerzy Kosmala and Friends: the mesmerizing Viola, April 11

    Join Jerzy Kosmala on viola, along with Haroutune Bedelian (violin,) and guest artist
    David Dunford ( piano) for a program which features Sonata, op. 120, No.2 , by J. Brahms,  the Duo for violin and viola, No.2 , by W.A. Mozart, Vocalise, by S. Rachmaninoff, and the Sonata in g minor, op.19, by S. Rachmaninoff.

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

    For additional information, please call the Arts Box Office (949) 824-2787 or emailartstix@uci.edu, or...

  • Artificial Improvisers, ICIT MFA thesis performance by Richard Savery April 12

    "Artificial Improvisers" features computer programs acting as interactive collaborators, improvising music in realtime with human performers while maintaining the framework of composed music. These computer programs are capable of developing their own unique musical concepts, while listening and engaging with a human musician. The computer will move through a variety of roles, acting as a performer, improviser, composer, conductor and will be performing with a human ensemble consisting of saxophone/clarinet/flute, violin, two guitars and drums.

    This event is free and open to the public.

    The performers include:

    Computer: Improvisation/Composer/Conductor/Bass/Guitar/Drums/Keyboard/Synthesis
    Richard Savery: Bari Sax/Alto Sax/Bass Clarinet/Flute/Xbox Controller/iPad
    Anna Savery: Violin, 5 String Electric Violin
    Molly Jones: Soprano Saxophone
    ...

  • Ttrio Céleste's Kevin Kwan Loucks named one of Orange County's 30 most important people by OC Weekly

    Kevin Kwan Loucks, pianist with UCI trio in residence Trio Céleste and Director of Chamber Music | OC, was named one of Orange County's 30 most influential and important people by the OC Weekly. Read the OC Weekly's profile of Kevin here, and learn more about Trio Céleste at their website.

     

  • Nina Scolnik: Music for a Better World, April 25

    Join acclaimed faculty pianist Nina Scolnik for a program entirely in the life-affirming key of B-Flat Major, featuring Mozart's Piano Sonata K. 570, Beethoven's Piano Sonata Op. 22, and Schubert's Piano Sonata D. 960.

    In the eighteenth century, the key of B-Flat Major was associated with "cheerful love, clear conscience, hope, [and] aspiration for a better world."

    From Mozart’s sunny optimism, to Beethoven’s daring experiments, to Schubert’s search for transcendence, Nina Scolnik will perform three sonatas that illuminate the evolution of the form and the individual treatment of B-Flat Major in the works of each of these composers.

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

  • UC and IVC Guitar Ensembles: Five Centuries of Guitar Music, April 29

    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.

     

  • Annual Honors Concert May 3

    Outstanding students from the Department of Music perform a wide-ranging program covering both classical and jazz works.

    Winifred Smith Hall    2:00 pm
    General Admission     $20
    Ages 17 and below and UCI Students are FREE*.

    *Tickets are required (to obtain tickets, visit the box office with student ID).

    For additional information, please call the Arts Box Office (949) 824-2787 or emailartstix@uci.edu, or click here to purchase tickets

    Complimentary shuttle service is provided for our disabled guests or those with mobility issue from the Mesa...

  • Hossein Omoumi and Friends, May 8 and 9

    Join us as we honor the Great Masters of Classical Persian Music.

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

    For additional information, please call the Arts Box Office (949) 824-2787 or emailartstix@uci.edu, or click here to purchase tickets

    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...