UCI Jazz Orchestra Fall Concert

Dr. Bobby Rodriguez, conductor


Wednesday, November 20, 2019

8:00 pm

Winifred Smith Hall

Please join the UCI Jazz Orchestra for an evening of the warm and exciting sounds of large-ensemble jazz music, including the classic repertoire of the big band era.

Free admission

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The Art of Performance in Irvine: Moten Swing

Organized by Ulysses Jenkins


Friday, November 22, 2019

7:30 p.m.

Experimental Media Performance Lab (xMPL)

Join artist George Herms in collaboration with jazz pianist Kei Akagi for "Moten Swing", a multimedia performance with the use of sculptural proofs and live music interpretations. A tribute to UCI's first Department of Art Chair, Tony DeLap.

Free admission

Presented with generous support from UCI Illuminations

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UCI Symphony Orchestra - Fall 2019

Dr. Stephen Tucker, conductor


Tuesday, November 26, 2019

8:00 p.m.

Irvine Barclay Theatre

Ticketholders are invited to join Maestro Tucker for a pre-concert conversation starting at 7:00 pm in the theatre.

The UCI Symphony Orchestra is one of the premier large performance ensembles at UCI Claire Trevor School of the Arts. 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. Spend the evening with the UCI Symphony Orchestra, under the direction of Maestro Tucker, for an exploration of music by composers from around the world.

UCI Wind Ensemble Fall Concert

Kevin McKeown, conductor


Monday, December 2, 2019

8:00 pm

Winifred Smith Hall

The UCI Wind Ensemble, under the direction of Kevin McKeown, performs traditional and contemporary works written specifically for the wind band genre.

Free admission

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This event has been CANCELLED, we apologize for any inconvenience.

UCI Guitar Ensemble


Wednesday, December 4, 2019

12:00 pm

Arts Amphitheatre

UCI guitar students present a program of solos, duos, trios, and quartets selected from six centuries of repertoire by composers from around the world.

Free admission

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Choral Holiday Spectacular

UCI Chamber Singers

Dr. Irene Messoloras, conductor


Wednesday, December 4, 2019

8:00 pm

Winifred Smith Hall

Celebrate the holidays with UCI Chamber Singers “Choral Holiday Spectacular” concert. The choir brings the spirit of the holiday season to life through joyful renditions of traditional and classic holiday music. This fun family concert will put you and your loved ones in a festive mood. Performance will take place at Winifred Smith Hall.

Free admission. Seating is first-come, first-served.

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Join us for the final 2019 lecture of the 2019–2020 UCI Musicology Guest Lectures series. David Kasunic will speak on Chopin’s Piano Technique in the Context of the Romantic Ballet Technique, Thursday, December 5, 4 PM, CAC third floor Colloquium room.

In the fall of 1831 Chopin arrives in Paris and soon thereafter writes to his friend Tytus Woyciechowski of his impressions of both Meyerbeer’s Robert le diable and the Frédéric Kalkbrenner’s piano playing. Chopin was enthusiastic about both. It was in Robert that Chopin first witnessed Marie Taglioni dance. That same year Kalkbrenner published his piano method, Méthode pour apprendre le piano-forte à l’aide du guide mains. While he declined Kalkbrenner’s offer of piano instruction, Chopin is reported to have said “that he had more than once received his inspiration from Taglioni’s dancing.”

Whereas conversation about the role of dance in nineteenth-century music has centered

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2019-20 Faculty Artist Series

Sarah Koo (cello) and Friends


Friday, December 6, 2019

8:00 pm

Winifred Smith Hall

Cellist Sarah Koo will be joined by fellow UCI colleagues for an evening of chamber music celebrating the collaboration of the Department of Music's faculty.

General admission: $19
Seniors, Groups 10+, UCI Faculty & Staff: $16
Arts Subscribers: $14
UCI Students & Children under 17: $6

UCI Symphony Orchestra Concert at Santa Ana High School

Dr. Stephen Tucker, conductor


Saturday, December 7, 2019

7:00 p.m.

Bill Medley Auditorium
Santa Ana High School
520 W. Walnut St.
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The UCI Symphony Orchestra adopted the Santa Ana High School Symphony Orchestra to build awareness of the university experience, increase access to arts resources and cultivate engaged young artists. The UCI Symphony Orchestra performs in Santa Ana, continuing theintersection of our two communities for the benefit of both.

Free admission

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Gassmann Electronic Music Series

21C: The Institute for 21st Century Creativity: "Listen to the Motion"


Saturday, December 7, 2019
8:00 pm
Experimental Media Performance Lab (xMPL)

Inaugurated in 2018, the second edition of the LISTEN TO THE MOTION features the motion sensor system MUGIC™, which captures the movements of a performer’s expressive gestures. The concert presents students from the Integrated Composition, Improvisation, and Technology (ICIT) program in the Claire Trevor School of the Arts (CTSA), who have been working with MUGIC™ with Professor Mari Kimura. Prof. Kimura has been researching the use of motion sensors in performance and composition, to enable integrated human/machine relationship that could extend and create a new form of expressiveness. Since Prof. Kimura joined UCI in 2017, the MUGIC™ project has been

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