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Flutist Nicole Mitchell brings Mali musicians to Chicago

Flutist Nicole Mitchell and her Black Earth Ensemble will play the world premiere of a commissioned work with Malian musicians Ballake Sissoko, Fassery Diabate and Fatim Kouyate on Sept. 23 in Chicago.


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New Premieres by Nicole Mitchell in Brooklyn and Chicago

Flutist, composer and ensemble leader Nicole Mitchell premiered a new work called Maroon Cloud on March 29 for the Stone Commissioning Series, in Brooklyn at National Sawdust. On April 7  she will premiere a new work featuring the poetry of Gwendolyn Brooks as part of an Artist-In-Residence with University of Chicago's Logan Center for the Arts. Mitchell's performance with the Black Earth Ensemble is part of the University's centennial celebration of the life and legacy of poet Gwendolyn Brooks. Read more about the Brooks celebration here.


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‘In sync’: Identical twins to conduct weekend concert at KU

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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Kojiro Umezaki and Silk Road Ensemble win 2017 Grammy for Best World Music Album

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.


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International Electronic Music Artist Val-Inc. Performs at UCI

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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Darryl Taylor featured on two CD recordings

 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.


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Kojiro Umezaki and Silk Road Ensemble album nominated for Grammy

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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UCI Symphony Orchestra performs at Santa Ana's famous Bill Medley Auditorium

MEDIA ADVISORY

UCI Symphony Orchestra performs at the famous Bill Medley AuditoriumThe concert celebrates the ongoing outreach partnership with Santa Ana High School

EVENT:
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.

WHEN/WHERE:
8 p.m. Friday, November 4, Bill Medley Auditorium, Santa Ana High School - 520 W. Walnut Street, Santa Ana, CA

INFORMATION:
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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