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The UCI Symphony  

The UCI Symphony Orchestra is one of the premier large performance ensembles in the Music department. The orchestra has been in existence since 1970, offering music majors, non- music majors, faculty and other community members an opportunity to study and perform symphonic music of the ages.

The orchestra’s regular concert performances (five or six per year), in the Irvine Barclay Theatre, or the Claire Trevor Theatre, include music from the standard repertoire as well as recently created works and world premieres. Recent orchestra performances have included works such as Hindemith’s Mathis der Maler, Bruckner’s Romantic Symphony (No. 4), Debussy’s La Mer, Mahler’s Symphony No. 1 (Titan), and Duke Ellington’s The River. The orchestra also offers musical support to the department’s opera program, augments the Dance department’s Dance Visions, and assists in the Drama department’s musical presentations.

In addition to its on campus performances, the UCI Symphony has been honored with invitations to perform at community events and concerts for organizations such as the Desert Visionaires in Palm Desert, and for the Jewish Community Center of Silicon Valley in Los Gatos, California.

In its primary role as an organization designed to prepare students for professional lives in music, the orchestra collaborates frequently with its outstanding faculty performers and professional soloists such as Mezzo-Soprano Marietta Simpson, duo pianists Anthony and Joseph Paratore, and violinists Dr. Lyndon Johnston-Taylor (Los Angeles Philharmonic), Alyssa Park (Tchaikovsky Competition Prize-Winner), Trio Celeste, and Cho-Liang Lin, to name a few. Through the annual Concerto Competition, student soloists are also selected for performances with the orchestra.

In the past conductors Peter Odegard, William Fitzpatrick, Dr. Bernard Gilmore, Mehli Mehta, Alvaro Cassuto, Zelman Bokser, and Dr. Thomas Cockrell have led the orchestra. Since 2000, Dr. Stephen Tucker has conducted the ensemble.

Past Soloists
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Cho-liang Lin

Paratore Brothers

Marietta Simpson

Trio Celeste

 

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Upcoming Events

Orchestra rehearsals are at a new time next year.
Rehearsals will run from 7:00 - 9:50 pm, Tuesdays and Thursdays.

2013 - 2014 Concerts!

 

 
 
Prospective members, please read the rehearsals page!

 

 

The Conductor
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Dr. Stephen Tuckeris an Associate Professor in the Department of Music, Claire Trevor School of the Arts at UC Irvine. He received his DMA in conducting from UCLA.

 

Listen to
Sample Performances

Tone Poem for Holly10:13

Figaro Overture

Strauss Serenade

Roman Carnival Overture

2nd. Mvt. of Beethoven Triple

Egmont Overture 8:17

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