An evening with Jamila Woods: "Artist Talk and Music Performance"

Poet and vocalist Jamila Woods was raised in Chicago, IL and graduated from Brown University, where she earned a BA in Africana Studies and Theatre & Performance Studies. Influenced by Lucille Clifton and Gwendolyn Brooks, much of her writing explores blackness, womanhood & the city of Chicago. Her first chapbook, The Truth About Dolls (2012), was inspired by a Toni Morisson quote & features a Pushcart-nominated poem about Frida Kahlo. Her poetry is included in the anthologies The Breakbeat Poets: New American Poetry in the Age of Hip-Hop(2015), Courage: Daring Poems for Gutsy Girls (2014), and The UnCommon Core: Contemporary Poems for Learning & Living (2013).

Jamila is also a vocalist & songwriter, focusing primarily on soul/hip-hop centered music. Her musical lineage includes Erykah Badu, Imogen Heap, Kirk Franklin, and Kendrick Lamar.

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UCI Wind Ensemble

Monday, February 27, 2017
8:00 pm
Winifred Smith Hall

The UCI Wind Ensemble, under the direction of Kevin McKeown, performs both traditional and contemporary works written specifically for the wind band genre.

Free admission. Public is welcome.

(Photo by Greg Ozment)

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UCI Jazz Orchestra Winter Concert


Wednesday, March 1, 2017

8:00 p.m.

Winifred Smith Hall

Join Dr. Bobby Rodriguez and 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.

General $5

(photo by Skye Schmidt)

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M. Lamar: Lordship and Bondage: The Birth of the Negro Superman

Thursday, March 2, 2017
Winifred Smith Hall
Free Admission

With a libretto that draws from G.W.F Hegel’s “Lordship and Bondage” from Phenomenology of the Spirit, Friedrich Nietzsche’s “Übermensch” from Thus Spoke Zarathustra, and Sun Ra’s interviews and writings on discipline and freedom, this piece engages African Americans’ experiences of enslaved and liberated consciousness. It is a melodramatic epic solo expressing and enacting a becoming of Black mind, body, and soul beyond the violence of both slavery and liberty.

M. Lamar is a composer who works across opera, metal, performance, video, sculpture and installation to craft sprawling narratives of radical becomings. Born May 29th 1984, Lamar holds a BFA from The San Francisco Art Institute and attended the Yale School of Art, sculpture program, before dropping out to pursue music. Lamar’s work has been

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The Violin Sonata of Vinteuil: A Proustian Extravaganza

Friday, March 3, 2017

8:00 pm
Winifred Smith Hall

The fictional Vinteuil violin sonata in Marcel Proust’s seminal novel Remembrance of Things Past is explored through the performance of the actual works that inspired it. Sonatas by Saint-Saëns, Fauré, and Franck will be presented, followed by the US premiere of Claude Pascal’s violin sonata. Organizer and alumnus pianist Jérémie Favreau will be joined by graduate and alumni musicians John Gilmour and Wendy Chen, pianists; and Kayoko Adachi and Samuel Chen, violinists. Dr. Lorna Griffitt, faculty advisor.

Free admission. Open to the public.

Jointly sponsored by UCI Illuminations and the Department of Music

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Master Class: Robert deMaine


Sunday, March 12, 2017 

7:00 - 8:30 p.m.

Winifred Smith Hall

Chamber Music | OC is thrilled to present Robert deMaine, Principal Cellist of the Los Angeles Philharmonic, in a master class featuring select participants from Chamber Music | OC's prestigious Young Artist Program.

Robert deMaine

Free admission and open to the public.

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UCI Guitar Studies

Wednesday, March 15, 2017
12:00 pm
Arts Amphitheater

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. Public is welcome.

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UCI Symphony Orchestra

Nature's Sixth!

Dr. Stephen Tucker, Conductor

Guest Artist - Winner of the 2017 Concerto Competition


Friday, March 17, 2017

8:00 pm

Irvine Barclay Theatre*

7:00 pm Pre-Concert Conversation

The concert program will include:
Smetana - Die Moldau
Concerto Competition Winner
Beethoven - Symphony No. 6, in F, Op. 68 Pastoral

The 2017 Concerto Competition Winner will be announced one month prior to the concert.

General $17
Seniors, Groups 10+, UCI Faculty & Staff $16
UCI Students & Children under 17 $7

*Tickets purchased at the Barclay Box Office will incur a $1 fee per ticket.

Ticketholders are invited to

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Choral Music at UCI presents:

The Many Voices of Moira Smiley


Friday, April 14, 2017

8:00 p.m.

Winifred Smith Hall

UCI Chamber Singers and Concert Choir joins forces with vocalist, composer, and “vocal shape-shifter” Moira Smiley to present a concert centering on Smiley’s works. An artist of extraordinary versatility, Smiley collaborates with top ensembles in early, contemporary, and world music including Solas, Kitka, Billy Childs, Sequentia, and Theatre of Voices.

General $10
UCI Students & Children under 17 $5

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Gassmann Electronic Music Series

Wednesday, April 19, 2017
8:00 pm
Winifred Smith Hall

The Gassmann Electronic Music Series presents original new music compositions, featuring realtime interactive digital technology and displaying innovative explorations of human-computer interaction as applied in live music performance.

Free admission. Public is welcome.

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