Events

Faculty Artist Series

Trio de Janeiro

Lorna Griffitt, pianist

 

Saturday, October 7, 2017

8:00 pm

Winifred Smith Hall

The Trio de Janeiro will perform two of the world's most well-loved piano trios; the monumental Ghost Trio by Beethoven and the scintillating Dumky Trio by Dvořák. Featuring Haroutune Bedelian, violin, Armen Ksajikian, cello, and Lorna Griffitt, piano, the Trio de Janeiro first met in 1990 at the Fairbanks Summer Arts Festival in Alaska. Since that time, they have performed together on numerous series in Oregon, California and Brazil among other venues.

TICKETS ON SALE IN SEPTEMBER

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

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Chamber Music | OC Presents

Master Class with Pianist Robert McDonald

 

Tuesday, October 24, 2017

7:00 pm

Winifred Smith Hall

Join international concert pianist Robert McDonald, Chair of Piano Studies at the Curtis Institute of Music and Piano Faculty at The Juilliard School, in a rare Southern California appearance mentoring participants of Chamber Music | OC’s distinguished Young Artist Program. Come witness the creative process in motion when one of the world’s greatest musicians inspires the next generation of performing artists!

Winifred Smith Hall

Suggested Donation at the Door: $10



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Faculty Artist Series

Matt Hare, Bass

 

Wednesday, October 25, 2017

8:00 pm

Winifred Smith Hall

Come hear the double bass in a variety of settings: unaccompanied, with piano, and in small ensemble. Works will include transcriptions of Scriabin, a composition commissioned by Hare from guest collaborator Hayk Arsenyan, Jon Deak’s B.B. Wolf, and Hare’s arrangement of Ravel’s Mother Goose Suite for oboe, clarinet, violin, viola, and double bass.  

TICKETS ON SALE IN SEPTEMBER

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

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Michael Dessen & Nicole Mitchell

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

Thursday, October 26, 2017

8:00 p.m.

Irvine Barclay Theatre

Active since 2003, the Michael Dessen Trio has been praised by critics for its unique blend of intricate composition, open improvisation and live electronics. With three releases on Clean Feed Records and a fourth coming in 2017, the band is especially known for their immersive, continuous live sets and for recordings produced with the same spirit. This performance will premiere new works designed to feature renowned guests Nicole Mitchell (flute) and Joshua White (piano).

The west coast premiere of When Life’s Door Opens is a multi-movement work by creative flutist/composer Nicole Mitchell, written for a chamber ensemble and three vocalists from contrasting improvisational traditions. The creative libretto for When Life’s Door

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Chamber Music | OC Presents:

An Evening of Chamber Music with Pianist Robert McDonald

 

Saturday, October 28, 2017

8:00 pm

Winifred Smith Hall

Chamber Music | OC in association with the Claire Trevor School of the Arts presents international concert pianist Robert McDonald, Chair of Piano Studies at the Curtis Institute of Music and Piano Faculty at The Juilliard School.

McDonald has appeared with major orchestras in the United States and was the recital partner for many years to Isaac Stern. His prizes include the gold medal at the Busoni International Piano Competition, the top prize at the William Kapell International Competition, and the Deutsche Schallplatten Critics Award. He has played with the Takács, Vermeer, Juilliard, Brentano, Borromeo, American, Shanghai, and St. Lawrence string quartets, and can be heard on the Sony Classical, Bridge, Vox, Musical Heritage Society, ASV, and CRI labels. 

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Faculty Artist Series

Beethoven for Two Guitars: The Schneiderman-Yamaya Duo

John Schneiderman and Hideki Yamaya

 

Saturday, November 4, 2017

8:00 pm

Winifred Smith Hall

Join guitar virtuosi John Schneiderman and Hideki Yamaya for masterful 19th-century arrangements for two guitars of Beethoven’s piano sonatas, string quartets, and even the famous Septet.

TICKETS ON SALE IN SEPTEMBER

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

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Choral Music at UCI Presents

Ellen Reid’s dreams of the new world

UCI Chamber Singers, soloists, and sinfonietta

Dr. Seth Houston, conductor

 

Saturday, November 11, 2017

8:00 pm

Winifred Smith Hall

UCI Chamber Singers presents dreams of the new world, a major new work commissioned by the Los Angeles Master Chorale, in a concert-quality “workshop performance.” The work, by composer Ellen Reid with librettist Sarah LaBrie and lead researcher Sayd Randle, explores themes of the American dream, both aspired to and realized, in Memphis, Houston, and Los Angeles. The work, which features a 14-member professional instrumental ensemble and five vocal soloists, will premiere in Walt Disney Concert Hall in May, 2018. Please join the composer, librettist, lead researcher, and performers for a post-concert TalkBack.

Please join us for a post-performance TalkBack with the creative team.

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UCI Jazz Small Groups

Fall Concert 2017

 

Wednesday, November 15, 2017

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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Gassmann Electronic Music Series

In Memoriam: Jean-Claude Risset (1938-2016)

 

Friday, November 17, 2017

8:00 pm

Winifred Smith Hall

Composer and computer music pioneer Jean-Claude Risset, who passed away this past year, will be commemorated with performances of his music, discussion of the significance of his work, and the premiere of a composition in his honor by UCI professor violinist Mari Kimura.

Free admission



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UCI Wind Ensemble

 

Monday, November 20, 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



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