Events

The Jason Harnell Solo Drum Experience

 

Thursday, May 23

3:30 p.m.

Music 220
 

The Jason Harnell Solo Drum Experience is a one-of-a-kind, mind blowing musical exploration through sight, sound and rhythm. Jason's solo drum concerts are consistently sold out, multi media events that tantalize the senses and explore the outer reaches of the musical universe. It’s completely unique and personal, as well as interactive and inclusive. You don’t want to miss this!

Free admission.

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Gassmann Electronic Music Series

ICIT Student Concert

 

Friday, May 24, 2019
8:00 pm
Winifred Smith Hall

The eleventh annual concert presenting original new works by PhD students in Integrated Composition, Improvisation, and Technology (ICIT) in the UCI Music Department.

Free Admision.

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Mari Akagi in Concert: An Evening of Modern Piano

 

Saturday, May 25, 2019

8:00 pm

Winifred Smith Hall

Pianist Mari Akagi is acclaimed for her interpretations of contemporary Asian music. She will perform works by seven modern composers of Europe, Asia, and America: Arnold Schoenberg, Karlheinz Stockhausen, Atsuhiko Gondai, Masao Homma, Toru Takemitsu, Christopher Dobrian, and James Newton. Faculty members Kei Akagi and Kojiro Umezaki will also participate.

Tickets:
General $19
Seniors, Groups 10+, UCI Faculty & Staff $16
Art Subscribers $14
UCI Students & Children under 17 $6

Complimentary shuttle service is available for our guests with disabilities or those with mobility issues, from the Mesa Parking Structure (MPS) to select shows throughout the season. Shuttle service will begin one hour before show-time and will meet patrons on level two (Mesa Road street level) of the MPS, near

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Noon Showcase

 

Wednesday, May 29, 2019 

12:00 pm

Winifred Smith Hall

Come and enjoy an afternoon of outstanding musical performances. This Noon Showcase features talented vocalists and instrumentalists covering a wide variety of disciplines including classical, jazz, and electronic styles.

Free admission



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Thursday 30 May 2019, 4pm CAC Colloquium Room 3201

Schubert the Successful

Schubert was a failure in life, a composer neglected by his contemporaries; or so the story goes, traceable over generations, the appeal of which has been irresistible. Just as Schönberg sought to undermine the dominant narrative in his famous essay ‘Brahms the Progressive’, I will challenge this story, presenting instead a composer who planned ambitiously for his career and for the publication of his works. Despite what we have been told, these endeavours were not in vain. In a career of just over ten years, cut short by his early death, he achieved a remarkable level of success – success which has not yet been acknowledged by Schubert scholars, much less by the broader music-loving public.

This unconventional representation of the composer’s life is based on a rereading and reinterpretation of the documents of his life from a new perspective, specifically looking for

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Faculty Artist Series

Lukas Ligeti: Chaos, Order, Melody

 

Friday, May 31, 2019

8:00 pm

Winifred Smith Hall

Lukas Ligeti premieres a kaleidoscopic, innovative work featuring a wide range of the talented faculty and students of the Claire Trevor School’s Music Department.

Tickets:
General $19
Seniors, Groups 10+, UCI Faculty & Staff $16
Art Subscribers $14
UCI Students & Children under 17 $6

Complimentary shuttle service is available for our guests with disabilities or those with mobility issues, from the Mesa Parking Structure (MPS) to select shows throughout the season. Shuttle service will begin one hour before show-time and will meet patrons on level two (Mesa Road street level) of the MPS, near the elevator.  Advance notice is appreciated, but not required. For additional information, please call the Arts Box Office at (949) 824-2787, email

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UCI Chamber Singers joins forces with a massed choir of 1,000 singers to perform David Lang’s Crowd Out. Lang, a founding member of Bang on a Can, won a Pulitzer Prize for his 2008 choral work The Little Match Girl Passion. Crowd Out, presented by the Los Angeles Philharmonic as part of its Fluxus Festival, will be the first piece in a Noon to Midnight contemporary music event that also features an evening concert conducted by John Adams.

https://www.laphil.com/events/performances/524/2019-06-01/fluxus-david-lang-crowd-out/



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Spring Soiree

Sunday, June 2, 2019

4:00 pm

Winifred Smith Hall

Celebrating outstanding graduating students in an elegant afternoon concert. Featuring solo performers, chamber groups, jazz combos, and contemporary music ensembles. Please join us for a reception after the concert.

Tickets:
General $13
Seniors, Groups 10+, UCI Faculty & Staff $11
Art Subscribers $9
UCI Students & Children under 17 $6



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Guitar Ensemble Concert

Spring

 

Wednesday, June 5, 2019

12:00 pm

Arts Amphitheatre

UCI guitar students present a program of solos, duos, trios, and quartets selected from six centuries of repertoire by composers from around the world.

Free admission



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UCI Chamber Singers performs the epic twentieth century masterwork Dona Nobis Pacem, by Ralph Vaughan Williams. Composed in 1936, after the horrors of World War I and as tensions were once again rising in Europe, Dona Nobis Pacem sets Civil War texts by Walt Whitman, sacred texts in Latin, and other texts in a powerful meditation on war, despair, and hope.

The performance will feature UCI students Brianna Finnell, soprano, and Richard Lindsay, baritone. Additional musical selections to be announced. The concert is free and open to the public.



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