UCI Symphony Orchestra - Winter 2023

UCI Symphony Orchestra - Winter 2023

Dr. Geoffrey Pope, conductor


March 10, 2023 at 8:00 p.m.

Irvine Barclay Theatre

Join the UCI Symphony Orchestra, under the direction of conductor Dr. Geoffrey Pope, for an evening of orchestral classics from your favorite composers and featuring the winner of the 2023 UCI Concerto Competition. The annual competition offers UCI music and non-majors the opportunity to perform a solo in the annual winter concert. 

The UCI Symphony Orchestra is one of the premier large performance ensembles in Orange County, representing the Department of Music. The orchestra has existed since 1966 and offers music majors, non-majors, faculty and other community members the opportunity to study and perform symphonic music of the ages.

Join Maestro Geoffrey Pope for a Pre-Concert Conversation before the performance at 7 p.m.


Songs from the Deep - Juhi Bansal (2022)
Antiphonal Quartet A: Joseph Wong, Moses Carter, Sarah Soza, Ellie Chae
Antiphonal Quartet B: Phillip Wang, Lauren Gauvin, ElekYozie, Allison Liu

Piano Concerto No. 1 in E minor, op. 11 - Frédéric Chopin (1830)
      I. Allegro maestoso
Isabella Cao, piano
UCI 2023 Concerto Competition Winner

Violin Concerto in D Major, op. 35 - Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky (1878)
      III. Finale: Allegro vivacissimo
Phillip Wang, violin
UCI 2023 Concerto Competition Winner




Symphony No. 5 in E minor, op. 64 - Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky (1888)
      I. Andante – Allegro con anima – Molto piùtranquillo
      II. Andante cantabile, con alcuna licenza
      III. Valse. Allegro moderato  
      IV. Finale: Andante maestoso – Allegro vivace – Meno mosso

General admission: $21
Seniors, Groups 10+, UCI Faculty & Staff: $18
Arts Packages: $16
UCI Students & Children under 17: $8

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Performance Program

March 10, 2023 - 8:00pm