Events

UCI Jazz Small Groups

Winter Concert 2019

 

Wednesday, February 20, 2019

8:00 pm

Winifred Smith Hall

The UCI undergraduate jazz program will presents 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 and open to the public.



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UCI Jazz Orchestra Winter Concert

Dr. Bobby Rodriguez, Conductor

 

Wednesday, February 27, 2019

8:00 pm

Winifred Smith Hall

Please join the UCI Jazz Orchestra for an evening of the warm and exciting sounds of large-ensemble jazz music, including the classic repertoire of the big band era.

Free admission



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Merging the Sonata and the Concerto: Analysis of "Compositional" Improvisation in the High Classical Sonata

4 PM, February 28, CAC third floor conference room

This presentation raises the issue of improvisational structures within masterworks of the High Classical period and reexamines the definition of “analyzing improvisation.” While the aesthetic of improvisation is often built into fantasia and concerto forms, I examine virtuosic passages within sonata form, which tend to resist analysis and blur the lines between compositional and improvisational domains. Part I first explores treatises by Koch (1793) and Galeazzi (1796), which prescribe possibilities for how composers might expand the second half of a sonata’s subordinate theme zone, analogous to an expanded Caplinian continuation (1998).
 
Since the virtuosity within such an episode invokes rhetoric found in concertos, Part II inserts concerto perspectives into theories of (

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Del Sol Quartet

Friday, March 1, 2019

8:00 pm

Winifred Smith Hall

San Francisco’s critically acclaimed Del Sol String Quartet presents a program focusing on young Iranian and Iranian-American composers, including works by Gity Razaz, Elnaz Seyedi, Nasim Khorassani, and Iman Habibi, as well as three UCI graduate students, Niloufar Shiri, Adib Ghorbani, and Hesam Abedini. Del Sol will also perform Moving Houses by UCI professor Lukas Ligeti, and Ben Johnston’s String Quartet No. 4 Amazing Grace. In Johnston’s overwhelmingly inventive composition, the well-loved European hymn resonates with just-intonation intervals.

Free admission with registration.

Support for this performance is provided by UCI Illuminations and the Jordan Center for Persian Studies & Culture.



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UCI Wind Ensemble

Kevin McKeown, Conductor

Monday, March 4, 2019

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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Noon Showcase

 

Wednesday, March 6, 2019

12:00 pm

Winifred Smith Hall

Come and enjoy an afternoon of outstanding musical performances. This Noon Showcase features talented vocalists and instrumentalists covering a wide variety of disciplines including classical, jazz, and electronic styles.

Free Admission.



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UCI Symphony Orchestra

Dr. Geoffrey Pope, guest conductor

 

Friday, March 8, 2019

8:00 p.m.

Irvine Barclay Theatre

The UCI Symphony Orchestra, under the direction of guest conductor Dr. Geoffrey Pope, presents orchestral classics featuring the winner of the 2019 Concerto Competition.

Tickets:
General $20
Seniors, Groups 10+, UCI Faculty & Staff $17
Art Subscribers $15
UCI Students & Children under 17 $7

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

Ticketholders are invited to join Maestro Pope for a pre-concert conversation starting at 7:00 pm in the theatre.



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PSICA Intercollegiate Choral Festival

Saturday, March 9, 2019

6:30 pm

Irvine Barclay Theatre

Celebrating its 90th anniversary, the Pacific Southwest Intercollegiate Choral Association holds a festival every year where choirs from all twelve member universities perform for each other and build community. This year’s festival features adjudicator and guest conductor Dr. Amanda Quist, from the legendary Westminster Choir College in Princeton, New Jersey.

Free Admission.



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PSICA Intercollegiate Choral Festival

Saturday, March 9, 2019

7:00 p.m.

Irvine Barclay Theatre

Celebrating its 90th anniversary, the Pacific Southwest Intercollegiate Choral Association holds a festival every year where choirs from all twelve member universities perform for each other and build community. This year’s festival features adjudicator and guest conductor Dr. Amanda Quist, from the legendary Westminster Choir College in Princeton, New Jersey.

Free Admission

Schedule (check back later for details):
Noon - Directors Luncheon
1:00 - Directors Meeting
2:00 - Master Class
6:30 - Festival Performance
9:30 - Directors Reception

Warm-Up Schedule

Warm-Up Time TBD closer to the festival.

About the Adjudicator

Dr. Amanda Quist is Associate Professor and Chair of the Conducting, Organ, and Sacred Music Department at Westminster Choir

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Guitar Ensemble Concert

Wednesday, March 13, 2019
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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