Events

Gassmann Electronic Music Series

VAL-INC.
Afro Electronica

Friday, January 27, 2017
8:00 pm
Winifred Smith Hall

 

"Afro Electronica"
A lecture presentation by Val-Inc.
5:00 pm
Winifred Smith Hall

Val-Inc., New York computer music performer, has created her own style of live electronic music performance called Afro-Electronica, combining electronica with Haitian Vodou percussion rhythms, incorporating her ancestors' past into the future with electronic instruments.

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.

Travel funding for Val-Inc. has been generously provided by the African American Student Experience Committee (Council

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Nicole Mitchell Ensemble

Saturday, February 4, 2017

8 p.m.

Winifred Smith Hall

Nicole Mitchell, flutist and composer, unveils a new project featuring her compositions entitled "Resilience."

Tickets:

General $16

Seniors, Groups 10+, UCI Faculty & Staff $15

UCI Students & Children under 17 $6

(Nicole Mitchell, photo by Kristi Sutton Elias)



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20th Anniversary African American Art Song Conference

 

February 9 – 12, 2017

Winifred Smith Hall

The African American Art Song Alliance was founded by Darryl Taylor in 1997. Nationally and internationally acclaimed artists and scholars converge on Irvine to celebrate and investigate African American Art Song, mingled with performances of spirituals, opera, lectures, paper presentations, and panel discussions through the conference. This quinquennial event is always sure to enlighten and entertain. This event is presented in conjunction with Christ Our Redeemer AME Church.

Free registration. All events are free admission.

The schedule of events can be downloaded here.

The rehearsal schedulecan be

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Noon Showcase Concert

 

February 15, 2017

12:00 pm

Winifred Smith Hall

A free concert featuring outstanding performers from various disciplines in the Department of Music.

Free Admission. Public is welcome.



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Trio Céleste Presents:

From Russia, With Love

 

Friday, February 17, 2017

8:00 p.m.

Winifred Smith Hall

The Claire Trevor School of the Arts proudly presents Ensemble-in-Residence Trio Céleste in a dynamic all-Russian program featuring Dmitri Shostakovich's Second Piano Trio and Anton Arensky's passionate and virtuosic Piano Trio in D minor.

Tickets:
General $16
Seniors, Groups 10+, UCI Faculty & Staff $15
UCI Students & Children under 17 $6



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Jazz Concert: The UCI Small Groups

Wednesday, February 22, 2017
8:00 pm
Winifred Smith Hall

The UCI Undergraduate Jazz Program is having its quarterly concert to showcase the Small Group student ensembles. There will be several groups under the direction of the Jazz Faculty. Please join us for an evening of exciting music and improvisation.

Free admission. Public is welcome.

(Photo by Skye Schmidt)



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Shakespeare at the Opera

Thursday, February 23, 2017

6:00 pm
Winifred Smith Hall

Lecture by William Germano, Professor of English at the Cooper Union, New York, followed by opera scenes directed by Robin Buck, Professor of Drama (UCI).

Free admission. Open to the public.

Hosted by the UCI Shakespeare Center and Illuminations, this is the Second Annual Kirk Davis Jr. Public Shakespeare Lecture.

(Image: Shakespeare performing before Queen Elizabeth and her court. Source: Wikipedia Commons, public domain)



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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.

Tickets:
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
7pm
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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