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  • Five Centuries of Guitar Music: UCI & IVC Guitar Ensembles Noon Concert Dec. 3

    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 Jazz Orchestra: Big Band Dec. 3

     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...

  • "What Cheer!": UCI Choir in Concert Dec. 9

    Spend an evening for the holidays with "What Cheer!," the annual choir concert led by choir conductor, Lauren Buckley Schaer.

    The concert will include works by Poulenc, Walton, and Vaughan Williams, as well as excerpts from Mendelssohn's oratorio, Christus, and three pieces by recently deceased composer, Stephen Paulus, which will feature accompaniment by fellow music majors on harp and oboe.

    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)...

  • UCI Cantando: Songs in Spanish, Art Song and Artistry Series Dec. 12

    Talented students of UCI Vocal Arts will bring to life the rich history of Spanish song.

    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...

  • UCI Music Alum is 2014 LA Music Country Artist of the Year

    UCI Alumn and former guitar student of John Schneiderman Ryan (Ry) Bradley is the recipient of the 2014 LA Music Awards Country Artist of the Year. Ry was nominated in four categories: Best Male Singer/Songwriter, Best Country Single ("Freedom Like This"), Best Country Artist, and Best Country Video ("Freedom LIke This").

    Ry has a publishing contract with Charlie Monk who is known as the "Mayor of Nashville." For more information on Ry Bradley, visit his website, rybradley.com.

     

  • OC Register praises Trio Céleste's peformance at Nixon library

    Noted classical music critic Timothy Mangan praised CTSA Artists-in-Residence, Trio Céleste, for their Nov. 16 concert at the Nixon library in Yorba Linda. "These players mesh well and easily as a group, thinking, breathing and moving as one. The interpretations were polished to a fare-thee-well," noted Mangan. Regarding the performance of Beethoven's late Kakadu Variations, he wrote "Trio Céleste captured all of its charm," while their performance of Dvorak's "Dumky" Trio was "patient, perfectly paced and seamless." Read more about the performance at the OC register, and follow Trio Céleste's...

  • Chamber Music Recital Dec. 17

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

    Winifred Smith Hall 1:30 pm
    Free Admission. Public is Welcome.

     

  • UCI Music Alum Felipe Hernandez awarded Marshall Scholarship

    UCI Music Alumnus Felipe Hernandez was selected to receive the Marshall Scholarship to fully fund two Master's degrees at the University of Bristol and University of Oxford during 2015-2017. Felipe previously was named a Truman scholar, and received a U.S. Fulbright Teaching Assistantship Grant for Colombia. Read more about Felipe's Fulbright experience and watch videos of the Ibagué community projects here.


     

     

  • Chopin’s Four Ballades: An Interactive Lecture-Recital with Gordon Marsh Jan. 23

    Join Gordon Marsh on piano for Chopin’s Four Ballades: Genre, Pianism, and Musical Narrative, January 23, 2015, Winifred Smith Hall, 1:00 pm

    Free and open to the public


    Frédéric Chopin (1810-1849) came of age during the post-classical period, where a consortium of battling virtuosos, piano manufacturers, music publishers, and taste-making critics, fed the public’s appetite for pianistic showmanship. In his mid-twenties, Chopin quit this world in order to focus on a unique musical language that joined popular genres and brilliant pianism in a deeply personal blend of thematic, harmonic, and contrapuntal narrative. The four ballades span Chopin’s most productive years (1836-1842), and...