Events

UCI Vocal Arts 

Songs of Lori Laitman
American Composer

 

Saturday, Mar. 14, 2020

8:00 pm

Winifred Smith Hall

Described by Fanfare Magazine as “one of the most talented and intriguing of living composers, ” Lori Laitman has composed multiple operas and choral works, and over 250 songs, setting texts by classical and contemporary poets. Students will sing some of her songs, in anticipation of presenting the West Coast premiere of her opera, The Scarlet Letter.

Free admission

Presented with generous support from UCI Illuminations



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Chamber Music Concert

Winter 2020

 

Monday, Mar. 16, 2020

8:00 pm

Winifred Smith Hall

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

Free admission



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2019-20 Faculty Artist Series

Lorna Griffitt (piano)

 

Saturday, April 4, 2020

8:00 pm

Winifred Smith Hall

Department of Music Professor and International Artist, Lorna Griffitt, will play a solo piano recital. The program will begin with Scarlatti sonatas, followed by Mozart’s Sonata in A Minor, composed at the time of Mozart's mother's death. After intermission, Griffitt will perform Chopin's Ballade in F Minor, Schubert impromptus and the program will conclude with  Bartok's Piano Sonata 1926.

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

Music History and Music Theory Guest Lecture Series

Stefanie Tacharos​​

 

Thursday, April 9, 2020

4:00 pm

Contemporary Arts Center

Hyphen showcases new works written for The Living Earth Show by Iranian electroacoustic music composers of different gGuest lecturer Stefanie Tcharos, associate professor in the department of music at UC Santa Barbara, presents as part of the Music History and Music Theory Guest Lecture Series presented by UCI Music in the Contemporary Art Center.enerations: Alireza Mashayekhi, Aida Shirazi, Farnood HaghaniPour, and Nima Rowshan. The concert celebrates Mashayekhi's 80th birthday, and features the world premiere of his new work Labyrinth II.

Free admission.

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Join us for the first Spring 2020 lecture of the 2019–2020 UCI Musicology Guest Lectures series. Stefanie Tcharos from the University of California, San Diego will speak Thursday April 9 4 PM, in the CAC first floor Colloquium room.

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The Book of Will

Written by Lauren Gunderson
Directed by Joshua Max Feder

 

April 16 - 19, 2020

Claire Trevor Theatre

Just three years after William Shakespeare’s death, botched and pirated versions of his plays are appearing all over London. His friends and company members can see just one solution: printing an official version of all his plays in a single folio edition in order to preserve them and ensure their future. Though the task seems impossible, their love for their friend, and for the transcendent wit and wonder of his plays, inspires them to persevere.

Performances
Evenings: Apr. 16, 17, 18 at 8:00 p.m.
Evening: Apr. 19 at 7:30 p.m.
Matinees: Apr. 18*, 19 at 2:00 p.m.

*Ticketholders: Please join us for a post-performance TalkBack with the creative team and cast, after the matinee on Saturday, April 18th.

Tickets
General admission: $18

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Gassmann Electronic Music Series

Miolina: unisonus

 

April 17, 2020

Music and Media Building, Room 218

8:00 pm

Free admission

 

Violin duo Miolina, Mioi Takeda and Lynn Bechtold, perform a concert of rarely-performed new works for violin(s) and electronics, including pieces by French composer Jean-Baptiste Favory, UCI professor Mari Kimura, Lynn Bechtold, and others.



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Gassmann Electronic Music Series

Alain Bonardi: Electroacoustic Music from Paris 8

 

Friday, April 24, 2020
8:00 pm
Music and Media Building, Room 218

Visiting composer/professor Alain Bonardi, curates a concert of music for instruments and electronics by French composers affiliated with Paris 8 University, including works by Jean-Claude Risset, Horacio Vaggione, Anne Sèdes, Yoko Konishi, Ariadna Alsina, Aline Gorisse, and Alain Bonardi.  ​

Free and open to the public.
This event is made possible by a grant from the French American Cultural Exchange (FACE) Foundation.



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2019-20 Faculty Artist Series

Hossein Omoumi

 

Saturday, April 25, 2020

8:00 pm

Winifred Smith Hall

The main foundation of classical Persian music is classical Persian poetry, one of the most ancient bodies of literature in the world. In this program our music is based on the poems of great poets such as Rumi, Sa’di, Attâr, Erâghi and Hâfez whose poetry is the vehicle through which they expressed their philosophy and approach to life. Inevitably, the music that has evolved based on this poetry is also deeply mystic and spiritual.

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

Triple Jubilee

featuring Santa Ana High School Music and the UCI Symphony Orchestra in Celebration of the City of Santa Ana

 

Sunday, April 26, 2020

4:00-7:00 p.m.

2nd Street Promenade, Downtown Santa Ana

The event program will include performances from all of SAHS’ instrumental music ensembles and will culminate in the UCI Symphony Orchestra and the Santa Ana High School Symphony Orchestra Combined Concert. 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 the intersection of our two communities for the benefit of both.


 

UC Irvine (UCI) and Santa Ana High School (SAHS

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