Winifred Smith Hall

UCI Chamber Singers performs Dona Nobis Pacem, by Ralph Vaughan Williams

UCI Chamber Singers performs the epic twentieth century masterwork Dona Nobis Pacem, by Ralph Vaughan Williams. Composed in 1936, after the horrors of World War I and as tensions were once again rising in Europe, Dona Nobis Pacem sets Civil War texts by Walt Whitman, sacred texts in Latin, and other texts in a powerful meditation on war, despair, and hope.

The performance will feature UCI students Brianna Finnell, soprano, and Richard Lindsay, baritone. Additional musical selections to be announced. The concert is free and open to the public.

Pianist Gerald Robbins performance/master class April 19

On Friday, April 19th, celebrated pianist Gerald Robbins will give a performance/master class in Winifred Smith Hall from 1-3. He will perform Mozart's tragic A Minor Sonata followed by the monumental Brahms Variations and Fugue on a Theme by Handel. Music department pianists will perform for the master class following the performance.

Program:

Sonata in a minor, K. 310 , Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791)

       Allegro maestoso                                                   

       Andante cantabile con espressione

        Presto

"Nearly Lost," Select Vocal Songs by Florence Price

Please join us for the lecture recital "Nearly Lost," Select Vocal Songs by Florence Price with soprano Christine Jobson and pianist Katie Ledsinger January 28, 2019, 1pm. This event is free and open to the public.

Opera Gala Fundraiser for Opera Guild

Opera Gala

Fundraiser for the UCI Opera Guild

Sunday, April 7, 2019

5:00 p.m.

Winifred Smith Hall

Join the UCI Opera Guild for an evening of beautiful music. Sponsored by UCI Illuminations, the program will feature Alumni performances honoring the 25th anniversary of Dr. Darryl Taylor's teaching in the Department of Music at the UCI Claire Trevor School of the Arts.

Tickets: $100; tax-deductible as allowed by law

Bach’s Keyboard Counterpoint and the Aesthetics of Simultaneity: A Lecture Recital with Ben Laude

Bach’s Keyboard Counterpoint and the Aesthetics of Simultaneity: Finger Independence as the Bridge Between Technique and Expression

with pianist Ben Laude

“When is a Piano Not a Piano?”: Daniel Shapiro in Concert

Please join us on Friday, November 16 at 1:00 pm in Winifred Smith Hall for a piano recital by Daniel Shapiro entitled:

 “WHEN IS A PIANO NOT A PIANO?”

 The concert is free and open to the public.

Aleck Karis performs music of Debussy and Stravinsky

Please join us on Friday, October 12th at 1:15 pm in Winifred Smith Hall for a recital by renowned pianist Aleck Karis. The concert is free and open to the public.

Faculty Artist Series: Hossein Omoumi

Faculty Artist Series

Hossein Omoumi

April 19 & 20, 2019

8:00 pm

Winifred Smith Hall

Classical Persian music is rooted in classical Persian poetry, one of the most ancient bodies of literature in the world. This program explores poems by Rumi, Hâfez and Attâr, which expresses these poets’ philosophy and approach to life. The music that arises from this poetry is deeply spiritual and mystical.

Chamber Music Recital

Chamber Music Recital

Monday, June 10, 2019

8:00 pm

Winifred Smith Hall

A program featuring talented students from UCI’s Department of Music performing chamber music masterworks.

Free admission.

Mari Akagi in Concert: An Evening of Modern Piano

Mari Akagi in Concert: An Evening of Modern Piano

 

Saturday, May 25, 2019

8:00 pm

Winifred Smith Hall

Pianist Mari Akagi is acclaimed for her interpretations of contemporary Asian music. She will perform works by seven modern composers of Europe, Asia, and America: Arnold Schoenberg, Karlheinz Stockhausen, Atsuhiko Gondai, Masao Homma, Toru Takemitsu, Christopher Dobrian, and James Newton. Faculty members Kei Akagi and Kojiro Umezaki will also participate.

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