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.

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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Margaret Schedel

Sonification as the Basis for Musical Composition


Monday, February 26, 2018
11:30 am
Music Collaboration Laboratory, AITRC 190, UCI
Free and open to the public

Sonification can be used for purely scientific purposes, or as the basis for musical composition. There is a continuum between auditory display, which attempts to faithfully reproduce data in audio, and composition in which creativity can be king. In each case, aesthetic decisions must be made in order to translate data into the auditory domain—either to bring out or hide a quality in the data or to massage the sound of the data in order to fit musical goals. In this talk, Professor Schedel will cover several case studies of sonification at Stony Brook University, from x-ray scattering of nano-structures, to FMRIs of the brain, to the gait of patients with Parkinson's.

Margaret Anne Schedel is a composer and cellist specializing in the creation

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UCI Wind Ensemble

Kevin McKeown, Conductor


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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Join Hindustani vocialist Dayita Datta and table artist Jyoti Prakas for a lecture recital of early afternoon ragas on Wed., Feb. 28 at 1 pm in MM 302.

Dayita Datta is the director of “Raga Essence” and has been performing and teaching in Southern California for the last 10 years. Dayita studied North Indian Classical music under the legendary vocalist Late Lakshmi Shankar and continues her musical journey under the guidance of renowned Hindustani vocalist Pandit Sandip Ghosh. She is the recipient of the “Music apprentice” and “Music Development” grant from Alliance for California Traditional Arts (ACTA). Dayita was recently awarded an "Individual Artist" 2016-2017 grant by Pasadena Arts & Culture Commission and the City of Pasadena Cultural Affairs Division.

Jyoti Prakas, an accomplished Tabla artist, and a prominent disciple of tabla maestro Pt. Abhijit Banerjee, resides in Southern California and teaches at “Dhwani Academy of

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UCI Jazz Orchestra Winter Concert

Dr. Bobby Rodriguez, Conductor


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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Gassmann Electronic Music Series



Friday, March 2, 2018

8:00 p.m.

Winifred Smith Hall

New York City-based new music chamber group loadbang is building a new kind of music for mixed ensemble of trumpet, trombone, bass clarinet, and baritone voice. Since their founding in 2008, they have been praised as “cultivated” by The New Yorker, “an extra-cool new music group” and “exhilarating” by the Baltimore Sun, “inventive” by the New York Times, and a “formidable new-music force” by TimeOutNY. Their unique lung-powered instrumentation has provoked diverse responses from composers, resulting in a repertoire comprising an inclusive picture of composition today. They will be presenting works written exclusively for them by composers Lei Liang, Alexandre Lunsqui, Reiko Futing, Scott Worthington, Scott Wollschleger, and by ensemble members Carlos Cordeiro and William Lang.

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A Music Salon with Johannes Brahms 


Wednesday, March 7, 2018

8:00 pm

Winifred Smith Hall

An elegant salon featuring chamber, chamber vocal, and solo music by Johannes Brahms, with conversation about Brahms and his world by world-renowned Brahms scholars David Brodbeck and Nicole Grimes.

General $13
Seniors, Groups 10+, UCI Faculty & Staff $11
UCI Students & Children under 17 $6

Please note, the reception is cancelled as of January 17, 2018.

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UCI Symphony Orchestra with UCI Chamber Singers
and California State University, Long Beach Chamber Singers present

The Brahms Requiem

Dr. Stephen Tucker, conductor
Dr. Seth Houston, conductor

“Weeping may endure for a night, but Joy comes in the morning” – Psalm 30:5

Friday, March 9, 2018

8:00 p.m.

Irvine Barclay Theatre

UCI Chamber Singers, Cal State Long Beach Chamber Singers, and the UCI Symphony Orchestra join forces to present Johannes Brahms’s exquisite A German Requiem. The concert will also include Sir Edward Elgar’s Cockaigne Overture.

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

*Tickets purchased at the Barclay Box Office will incur a $1 fee per ticket.


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UCI Guitar Studies Concert



Wednesday, March 14, 2018

12:00 pm

Arts Amphitheatre

UCI guitar students present a program of solos, duos, trios, and quartets selected from six centuries of repertoire by composers from around the world.

Free admission

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Chamber Music Recital

Winter Concert 2018


Monday, March 19, 2018

8:00 pm

Winifred Smith Hall

A program featuring talented students from UCI’s Department of Music performing chamber music masterworks.

Free admission

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