Events

Modeling Afro-Asian Collaboration: Jazz, Spoken-Word and Political Aesthetics

 

Wednesday, May 9, 2018

8:00 p.m.

Winifred Smith Hall

Modeling Afro-Asian Collaboration: Jazz, Spoken-Word and Political Aesthetics is a new project-in-progress of jazz music and spoken word devoted to the seemingly endless list of young African Americans whose lives have been tragically cut short by violence in the recent past. The piece is a collaboration between distinguished Bay-area jazz pianist and composer Jon Jang and activist poet Amanda Kemp. Modeling Afro-Asian Collaboration is organized into vignettes, each named for a Black victim of violence, including: Eric Garner, Michael Brown, and Trayvon Martin, while featuring Jang’s original music in conjunction with Amanda Kemp’s spoken word.

Free admission

Jointly sponsored by UCI Illuminations and the Department of Music.



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Opera UCI Presents

Puccini’s Suor Angelica

Music by Giacomo Puccini with Libretto by Giovacchino Forzano

Darryl Taylor, artistic director

Stephen Tucker, conductor

 

May 12 – 13, 2018

Irvine Barclay Theatre

Opera UCI presents Suor Angelica. First performed in 1918, this opera presents the story of Sister Angelica, who has been forced by her family to enter a convent following a scandal. After her aunt, the Princess, asks Angelica to sign over her inheritance to her younger sister, drama ensues. Suor Angelica is the second in Giacomo Puccini’s ethereal and spiritual triptych of operas, Il trittico, the others being the dark melodrama Il tabarro and the gutsy comedy Gianni Schicchi.

Evening: May 12 at 8:00 p.m.
Matinee: May 13  at 2:00 p.m.

Tickets:
General $25
Seniors, Groups 10+, UCI Faculty &

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UCI Jazz Small Groups

Spring Concert 2018

 

Wednesday, May 16, 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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Celebrate Music at UCI

 

Friday, May 18, 2018

8:00 pm

Irvine Barclay Theatre

An exciting, fast-paced evening of musical performances by the Department of Music at Claire Trevor School of the Arts’ 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. A family-friendly evening of performances to celebrate the arts and music at UCI.

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



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UCI Wind Ensemble

 

Monday, May 21, 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 Spring Concert

 

Wednesday, May 23, 2018

8:00 pm

Winifred Smith Hall

The Jazz Orchestra Spring Concert will bring together, for the first time, director of choral activities Dr. Seth Houston and his UCI Chamber Singers with the UC Irvine Jazz Orchestra. A wonderful evening of vocal & instrumental jazz at its finest! 

Free admission



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ICIT Student Concert

New music by students of the UCI Music Department's innovative graduate program

Friday, May 25, 2018
8:00 pm
Winifred Smith Hall

The tenth annual concert presenting original new works by Ph.D. students in Integrated Composition, Improvisation, and Technology (ICIT) in the UCI Music Department.

Free admission. Public is welcome.

(Photo credit: Milton Salazar)

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Music Department Spring Soirée

 

Wednesday, May 30, 2018

8:00 pm

Winifred Smith Hall

Celebrating outstanding graduating students in an elegant evening concert. Featuring solo performance, chamber music, small jazz, and contemporary music ensembles. Please join us for a reception before the concert.

TICKETS ON SALE IN SEPTEMBER

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



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Trio Céleste Presents: Piano Trio Masterworks

 

Sunday, June 3, 2018

4:00 pm

Winifred Smith Hall

Recipients of the 2017 Emerging Artist Award from Arts Orange County, international chamber music ensemble Trio Céleste continues to electrify audiences here and abroad in venues including the Chicago Cultural Center, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, New York’s Carnegie Hall, and Seoul Arts Center in South Korea. Join the Claire Trevor School of the Arts Ensemble-in-Residence for an afternoon of chamber music masterworks by Beethoven and Mendelssohn!

Hailed as “a first-class ensemble” (Orange County Register), “unfailingly stylish” (The Strad), “technically dazzling” (Long Beach Gazette), “flawless” (New York Concert Review) and “the epitome of what chamber musicians should be” (Palm Beach Daily News), Trio Céleste has firmly established itself as one of the most dynamic chamber music ensembles on the classical music scene today.

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UCI Guitar Studies Concert

Spring

 

Wednesday, June 6, 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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