Events

Nina Scolnik with the American String Quartet

Presented by UCI Claire Trevor School of the Arts and Irvine Barclay Theatre

Wednesday, January 24, 2018

8:00 p.m.

Irvine Barclay Theatre

Praised by the press for her musical sensitivity, precision, and attention to style, Nina Scolnik has performed at renowned festivals in Europe and in the United States as a recitalist, soloist with orchestra and chamber musician. A distinguished teacher of international standing, Scolnik has groomed pianists for serious careers as concert artists and teachers for over 30 years.

Internationally recognized as one of the world’s finest quartets, the American String Quartet has spent decades honing the luxurious sound for which it is famous. In its 40 years of touring, it has performed in all fifty states and has appeared in the most important concert halls worldwide.

PROGRAM
Piano Quartet No. 2 in E- flat Major

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Choral Music at UCI Presents

AcaLove: Southern California A Cappella Festival

Dr. Seth Houston, Conductor 

 

January 26, 2018

8:00 p.m.

Winifred Smith Hall

UCI Chamber Singers and UCI A Cappella host leading a cappella groups from UCI and other Southern California campuses. Come by to support the art and spread the love.

Free admission



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UCI Symphony Orchestra  

A Celebration of African-American Composers

Dr. Stephen Tucker, Conductor

February 3, 2018

7:00 p.m.

SOKA Performing Arts Center
1 University Cir, Alieso Viejo | Irvine, CA 92697

As a part of the International Conference of College Orchestra Directors’ Association (CODA), the UCI Symphony presents a collection of piece’s celebrating national and international African-American composers.

The program will include the world premiere of composer Carolyn Yarnell's work - "It's Still Big, Like You Remember It!"; Richard Thompson's "We Wear The Mask" sung by a UCI Student, and works by internationally celebrated composers Adolphus Hailstork, George Walker, Billy Childs, and Duke Ellington.

Tickets:
General $20
Students, Seniors, and Military $15.00

www.soka.edu/pac/tickets

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Faculty Artist Series

A Future of the Present Past

Kojiro Umezaki, shakuhachi

Jenny Soonjin Kim, piano

 

Saturday, February 3, 2018

8:00 pm

Winifred Smith Hall

Kojiro Umezaki, of Yo-Yo Ma’s Silk Road Ensemble, and Jenny Kim, fortepiano, present works for shakuhachi, fortepiano, electronics, and more. The program includes selections from Japanese composer Michio Mamiya’s Five Finnish Folk Songs arranged for the first time for the improbable combination of Monty Levenson’s shakulute—a hybrid shakuhachi-flute—and fortepiano.

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

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

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Music Showcase Concert

February 14, 2018, 12:00 p.m.

Winifred Smith Hall

Opening Reception: Wednesday, February 14, 2018, 12:00 p.m.

Enjoy a noontime concert featuring outstanding performers from various disciplines in UCI’s Department of Music.

710 Arts Plaza | Irvine, CA 92697 |

Free admission, open to the public.



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Faculty Artist Series

Kei Akagi & Friends

Kei Akagi, piano
Kojiro Umezaki, shakuhachi
Darek Oles, bass
Jason Harnell, drums

 

February 16 & 17, 2018

8:00 pm

Winifred Smith Hall

Jazz pianist and composer Kei Akagi will be joined by colleagues Kojiro Umezaki (shakuhachi), Darek Oles (bass), and Jason Harnell (drums) for an evening of original works. This trio has been together for over 25 years, and seamlessly incorporates the full spectrum of traditional and experimental jazz. The group will be joined for this concert by fellow improviser Kojiro Umezaki on shakuhachi, performing music from a recent recording collaboration and album release.  

There will be two sets with a short intermission.

Selections will be announced from stage.

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



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UCI Jazz Small Groups

Winter Concert 2018

 

Wednesday, February 21, 2018

8:00 pm

Winifred Smith Hall

The UCI undergraduate jazz program will present 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



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Faculty Artist Series

“A Touch of Europe” - Jerzy Kosmala and friends

 

Saturday, February 24, 2018

8:00 pm

Winifred Smith Hall

Internationally acclaimed violist Jerzy Kosmala joins forces with fellow UCI faculty member Haroutune Bedelian, violin, and pianist David Dunford in a concert called “A Touch of Europe.” The concert will feature Alessandro Rolla’s Duo for Violin and Viola, with additional selections by Faure, Williams, Bloch, and Constantinides.

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

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

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UCI Wind Ensemble

 

Monday, February 26, 2018

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



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UCI Jazz Orchestra Winter Concert

 

Wednesday, February 28, 2018

8:00 pm

Winifred Smith Hall

The Jazz Orchestra Winter Concert will again bring great original compositions by Dr. Bobby Rodriguez and feature compositions by UC Irvine Jazz studies students. A testimony to the ever-developing Jazz Studies Program.

Free admission



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