Events

Join us for the final Winter 2020 lecture of the 2019–2020 UCI Musicology Guest Lectures series. Dr. Cesar Favila from the University of California, Los Angeles will speak on “Sonic Thresholds in Colonial Mexican Convents: The Grates of the Cloister and the Lips of Nuns, or Who was Sister Rosa?,” Thursday February 27, 4 PM, CAC first floor Colloquium room.

The state of Novohispanic convent music and historical sources—limited and scattered at best; destroyed or in private hands at worst—has contributed to a lacuna in scholarship on women’s music making in colonial Mexico. The pioneering work of Julia Tuñón Pablos on the (forgotten) history of women in Mexico calls for a more careful reading between the lines of books and documents written by men to find women’s contributions to Mexican society. For music history, this means drawing musical concerns out of convent ceremonials and rules, devotional literature, and nuns’ biographies (Vidas

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Noon Showcase Concert

Winter 2020

 

Wednesday, Mar. 4, 2020

12:00 pm

Winifred Smith Hall

Come and enjoy an afternoon of outstanding musical performances. This Noon Showcase features talented vocalists and instrumentalists covering a wide variety of disciplines including classical, jazz, and electronic styles.

Free admission



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Join us for a Film Screening & Q & A with the composer Matthew Rosenblum of David Bernabo’s “In a Dark Wood” Wednesday, March 4, 6 p.m. in the McCormick Screening Room, 1070 Humanities Gateway. “In a Dark Wood” charts the path leading to the creation of Mathew Rosenblum’s “Lament/Witches’ Sabbath,” a highly personal concerto written for the world-famous klezmer clarinetist and composer David Krakauer. Shot on location in Pittsburgh, New York City, and Boston, the film reminisces on Rosenblum and Krakauer’s long friendship while exploring the composer’s remembrance of his grandmother, who fled Jewish persecution in Ukraine in 1919 and finally made her way to New York via Vienna and Palestine. With its use of sampled laments sung in Ukrainian, Russian, and Yiddish, it's truly powerful and poignant music that has great relevance in our time.

With diverse musical elements derived from classical, jazz, rock, and world music traditions, Mathew

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UCI Symphony Orchestra

Winter 2020 Concert

Dr. Stephen Tucker, conductor

 

Friday, March 6, 2020

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 welcomes Maestro Vito Clemente and composer Ricardo Santoboni from Italy. The concert will feature work by Italian composer Traetta, a world premiere of Riccardo Santoboni’s composition, and a work of film composer Nino Rota. The concert will also feature the winner of the 2020 Concerto Competition.

Tickets*
General admission: $20
Seniors, Groups 10+, UCI Faculty & Staff: $17
Arts Subscribers: $15
UCI Students & Children under 17: $7

*Tickets purchased at the Barclay Box Office will incur a $1 fee per ticket.

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2019-20 Faculty Artist Series

Jerzy Kosmala, viola

 

Saturday, March 7, 2020

8:00 pm

Winifred Smith Hall

Internationally acclaimed violist Jerzy Kosmala joins the 2019-20 Faculty Artist Series for the Department of Music at UCI.

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

Living Out

Written by Lisa Loomer
Director, Jane Page

 

March 7 - 15, 2020

Robert Cohen Theatre

Lisa Loomer’s comic drama about immigration and working mothers could not be more timely. Ana and Nancy make the same choice to leave their children in care of others. Both do so for their families, but Ana is an undocumented Salvadoran, while Nancy is a high-powered attorney. The contrast makes for a play that is both funny and tragic as we witness the terror of the undocumented and the devastating effects of inequality in our society.

Performances
Evenings: Mar. 7, 12, 13, 14 at 8:00 p.m.
Evening: Mar. 11 at 7:30 p.m.
Matinees: Mar. 8*, 14, 15 at 2:00 p.m.

*Ticketholders: Please join us for a post-performance TalkBack with the creative team and cast, after the matinee on Sunday, March 8th.

Tickets
General admission: $18
Seniors, Groups 10+, UCI

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UCI Wind Ensemble

Winter 2020 Concert

Kevin McKeown, conductor

 

Monday, Mar. 9, 2020

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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UCI Guitar Ensemble

Winter 2020 Concert

 

Wednesday, Mar. 11, 2020

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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UCI Chamber Singers

Winter 2020 Concert

Dr. Irene Messoloras, conductor

 

Wednesday, Mar. 11, 2020

8:00 pm

Winifred Smith Hall

UCI Chamber Singers perform a showcase of songs highlighting the diverse talents of our students in the vocal art programs.

Free admission



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21C: The Institute for 21st Century Creativity

The Pronouns: A Collection of 40 Dances for the Dancers

Written by Jackson Mac Low

Directed and choreographed by Clarina Mac Low

Organized by Carrie Noland

Co-organized by Simon Leung and Lisa Naugle

 

March 13-14, 2020

8:00pm

Experimental Media Performance Lab (xMPL)

In 1964 Jackson Mac Low (1922-2004),  co-founder of Fluxus and a student of John Cage, created an 'action pack' deck of note cards each displaying a typewritten instruction using one pronoun. Dancers select cards and interpret the instructions through gestures and sounds. His daughter Clarinda Mac Low brings "The Pronouns" back to life with the UCI community in an exclusive engagement.

Free admission

Presented with UCI Humanities International Center for Writing and Translation



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