Events

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

Wednesday, April 26, 2017   

8:00 pm
Winifred Smith Hall

 

Please also join us for a lecture/demonstration at 12:00 pm in 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 in Concert

 

Friday, May 5, 2017

8:00 p.m.

Winifred Smith Hall

Darryl Taylor is joined by harpsichordist Ian Pritchard in a program of vocal music. Joining the duo will be Frances Bennett, soprano; Albert Lee, tenor; Katie Franklin, piano; 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, countertenor



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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

Kristin 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 &

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Nelita True Piano Master Class May 19th

Friday, May 19, 2017

1:00pm

Winifred Smith Hall

FREE and open to the public!

Nelita True will host a Piano Master class on May 19th, 1-3 in Winifred Smith Hall. Music Department students will perform works by Beethoven, Schubert, Scriabin and Prokofiev. The class is open to the public.

Since Nelita True made her debut at age seventeen with the Chicago Symphony in Orchestra Hall and her New York debut with the Juilliard Orchestra in Avery Fisher Hall, her career has taken her to the major cities of Western and Eastern Europe, Indonesia, Korea, Japan, Mexico, Iceland, New Zealand, Brazil, Australia, Canada, India, and to Hong Kong and Singapore, as well as to all fifty states in America. She was a visiting professor at the St. Petersburg Conservatory in Russia, performing and conducting master classes and has been

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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.

Guest artists include:
Ji Hye Jung, marimba
Ariadne Greif, soprano
Members of WildUp
Lukas Ligeti’s Notebook

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



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Hossein Omoumi and Friends

An Evening of Classical Persian Music
Dedicated to Dr. Fariborz Maseeh

Saturday, May 20, 2017

8:00 p.m.

Irvine Barclay Theatre

5:30 pm*:  Documentary film screening of "From Isfahan to Irvine"
6:30 pm*: Film Screening Reception

*Ticketholders are invited to join us for a free film screening and reception

Hossein Omoumi, Ney & Vocals
Jessika Kenney, Vocals
Amir Koushkani, Târ
Hamin Honari, Tombak & Daf

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.

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UCI Wind Ensemble

Monday, May 22, 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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Jazz Concert: The UCI Small Groups

Wednesday, May 24, 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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