Dr. Stephen Tucker, professor in the Department of Music and conductor for the UCI Symphony Orchestra, performed with his twin brother Paul Tucker at Kansas University on Saturday, February 17, 2017.
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The Silk Road Ensemble, led by cellist Yo-Yo Ma and featuring UCI Associate Professor Kojiro Umezaki as composer and performer on shakuhachi won the 2017 Grammy for their album, Sing Me Home, a tribute to the ways culture can help us encounter, connect, and build something new. The Music of Strangers: Yo-Yo Ma and the Silk Road Ensemble, was also nominated in the category of best musical film. Learn more about the Silk Road Ensemble at their website.
Read More: Kojiro Umezaki and Silk Road Ensemble win 2017 Grammy for Best World Music Album
International Electronic Music Artist Val-Inc. Performs at UCI
Afro Electronica Concert Enriches the Gassmann Electronic Music Series
IRVINE, Calif. (January 18, 2017) – UC Irvine’s Claire Trevor School of the Arts department of music’s Gassmann Electronic Music Studio presents Afro Electronica, a concert by electronic music performer Val-Inc., Friday, January 27, 2017 at 8 p.m. in Winifred Smith Hall on the UCI campus. The concert will feature an engaging, rhythmically-charged performance on turntables, percussion, electronics, and computer. Admission is free; no ticket is required.
Val-Inc. will also give a lecture on “Afro Electronica” that same afternoon in Winifred Smith Hall at 5 p.m., free and open to all. Based on her history of electronic music performance, she will present her work as a form of sonic improvised exploration.
Val-Inc. (Val Jeanty) is a New York-based computer
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Professor Darryl Taylor is featured on two CD recordings released in December 2016. Love's Signature: Songs for Countertenor and Soprano by Juliana Hall, has Taylor singing the 45 minute song cycle of 12 songs, O Mistress Mine. MSR Records.
Radiance in Motion has diverse dong offerings from composer Deon Nielsen Price. Taylor sings tonal and atonal works with harpsichord, viola, and piano on different songs. Cambria Records.
Read More: Darryl Taylor featured on two CD recordings
Sing Me Home, released in 2016 by Yo-Yo Ma & The Silk Road Ensemble, was nominated for a Grammy in the Best World Music Album category. UCI Associate Professor Kojiro Umezaki appears as a performer, co-composer and associate producer on the album. Umezaki also appears in the film version of The Music of Strangers, which received a nomination in the Grammy Best Music Film category. A trailer for the film can be viewed on The Music of Strangers website.
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Professor David Brodbeck received the 2016 Award for Excellence for a Book on Jewish Studies and Music from the Jewish Studies and Music Study Group of the American Musicological Society for Defining Deutschtum: Political Ideology, German Identity, and Music-Critical Discourse in Liberal Vienna (Oxford University Press).
Read More: Professor David Brodbeck receives AMS Book award
UCIUCI Symphony Orchestra performs at the famous Bill Medley AuditoriumThe concert celebrates the ongoing outreach partnership with Santa Ana High School
The UCI Symphony Orchestra led, by Maestro Stephen Tucker, will present the first concert of the 2016-17 season "The Defiant Sixth!" in Santa Ana as part of an on-going outreach project with Santa Ana High School. The concert is free for all Santa Ana residents.
8 p.m. Friday, November 4, Bill Medley Auditorium, Santa Ana High School - 520 W. Walnut Street, Santa Ana, CA
General Admission tickets are $10 for adults / $5 for children under 17. Box Office (949) 824-2787 or www.arts.uci.edu/tickets. FREE for all Santa Ana residents. Media planning to attend should contact Jaime DeJong at 949-824-2189 or
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UCI Claire Trevor School of the Arts Annual Open House Presents a Backstage View to a World of Talent
Celebrate the Arts at the annual Trevor School Open House! The event is a rich palette of performances, which showcase the talents of the students and faculty. Art exhibitions, musical concerts, dance performances, dress rehearsals and more take place in various venues. Get a behind-the-scenes look at the productions as you tour practice and performance spaces. It is an exhilarating evening of food and festivities throughout our Arts campus. This event is free and open to the public.
5:30 – 8 p.m. Thursday, October 27, on the Claire Trevor School of the Arts Campus. Mesa Parking Structure Parking Lot (grid D3 on campus map: https://communications.uci.edu/documents/pdf/
Read More: UCI Claire Trevor School of the Arts Annual Open House 2016