Events

Master Class: May Phang

 

Friday, April 14, 2017

1:00 - 3:00 p.m.

Winifred Smith Hall

Pianist May Phang will perform and give a master class Friday April 14 at 1:00-3:00 pm in Winifred Smith Hall. This performance is free and open to the public.

Praised by critics and audiences for her imaginative programming and compelling performances, pianist May Phang enjoys discovering and performing a wide range of repertoire, old and new, familiar and lesser known.  From her performances of Bach and Liszt to Libby Larsen and Chen Yi, musicians have described her playing as “vibrant”, “colorful”, and “evocative”.  While striving to more deeply understand and to bring fresh insights into the masterpieces of composers such as Beethoven and Chopin, she is also equally committed to discovering and championing the works of today’s living composers.  She has premiered the works of Armando Bayolo, Jaroslaw Golembiowski and

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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.

Tickets:
General $10
UCI Students & Children under 17 $5



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Gassmann Electronic Music Series

Now Hear Ensemble

Monday, April 24, 2017
8:00 pm
Winifred Smith Hall

The Now Hear Ensemble performs an eclectic mix of new musical works for instruments and computers, including world premiers by composers in the UCI PhD program in Integrated Composition, Improvisation, and Technology.

Free admission. Public is welcome.

View more info on the Gassmann Electronic Music Studio



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Invincible! 17th-Century Nuns Sing of Virgins and Martyrs

Wednesday, April 26, 2017   

8:00 pm
Winifred Smith Hall

Cappella Artemisia, an internationally recognized female ensemble based in Italy, performs motets dedicated to great women of the Church, including Cristina of Bologna, Catherine of Alexandria, and Ursula with her 11,000 virgins, composed by and for 17th-century Italian nuns whose disembodied, angelic voices resounded from within the cloister.

Free admission. Open to the public.

Jointly sponsored by UCI Illuminations and the Department of Music



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Darryl Taylor and Jory Vinikour in Recital

 

Friday, May 5, 2017

8:00 p.m.

Winifred Smith Hall

Darryl Taylor is joined by Grammy Award nominated harpsichordist Jory Vinikour, acknowledged as one of the world's leading players on that instrument, in a program of vocal music. Joining the duo will be Frances Bennett, soprano, Albert Lee, tenor, and Heather Vorwerck, viola da gamba. This program will feature works by Handel, Howells, Britten, and will premiere works by baroque composer, Rosanna Scalfi Marcello.

Pre-concert lecture by Dr.  John Glenn Paton, at 7:10 p.m.

The subject is in "The Solo Cantatas of Rosanna Scalfi Marcello"

Darryl Taylor

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UCI Music Showcase Concert

 

Saturday, May 6, 2017

8:00 p.m.

Irvine Barclay Theatre

Join us for an exciting, fast-paced evening of musical performances by the UCI Music Department students and faculty, including instrumental and vocal ensembles of all sizes, diverse forms of traditional classical music and jazz, and new works by UCI composers.

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

(photo by Skye Schmidt)



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Noon Showcase Concert

 

May 10, 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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‘Our Town’ A Three-Act Opera

Music by Ned Rorem; Libretto by J.D. McClatchy

Based on the play by Thornton Wilder

Darryl Taylor, Artistic Director

Kristine Rothfuss Erbst, Stage Director

Stephen Tucker, Music Director

 

Friday, May 12, 2017
Saturday, May 13, 2017

8:00 p.m.

Irvine Barclay Theatre

Opera UCI presents the Southern California premiere of a classic American story. Based on the Thornton Wilder play, it is about life, love, and death in the fictional town of Grover's Corners, N.H., early in the 20th century. The opera Our Town features the music of one of America’s foremost composers, Ned Rorem, and a libretto by American poet J.D. McClatchy. The production will be joined by the UCI Symphony Orchestra under the direction of Maestro Stephen Tucker.

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

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Lukas Ligeti: Between Many Worlds

 

Friday, May 19, 2017

8:00 p.m.

Winifred Smith Hall

Lukas Ligeti introduces himself to the UCI community with a concert showcasing the extreme breadth of his creative output. Marimba virtuoso Ji Hye Jung performs Thinking Songs, a solo work stretching the limits of this instrument, and Lukas' ensemble Notebook comes to Irvine from NYC to perform music combining composition and improvisation in far-reaching, original ways.

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



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Hossein Omoumi and Friends

 

Saturday, May 20, 2017

8:00 p.m.

Irvine Barclay Theatre

The main foundation of classical Persian music is classical Persian poetry, one of the most ancient bodies of literature in the world. The music on this program is based on the poems of Rumi, Hâfez and Attâr, whose poetry is the vehicle through which they expressed their philosophy and approach to life. Inevitably, the music that has evolved based on this poetry is also deeply spiritual and mystical.

Tickets:
General $22
Seniors, Groups 10+, UCI Faculty & Staff $20
UCI Students & Children under 17 $7



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