Upcoming Events

Masculine ⇔ Feminine

Curated by by David Familian with Micol Hebron


January 28 – May 13, 2017

Beall Center for Art + Technology

Opening Reception: Saturday, January 28, 2– 5 p.m.

Masculine ⇔ Feminine grapples with contemporary perceptions and receptions of the human body performed through different gendered identities and propagated by diverse technologies. The exhibition includes artists whose sculptural installations, videos and...
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13th Annual Guest Juried Undergraduate Exhibition


April 6 – 21, 2017

University Art Gallery

Opening reception: Thursday, April 6, 6– 8 p.m.


Undergraduate Solo Exhibition

Room Gallery

Opening reception: Thursday, April 6, 6– 8 p.m.


All exhibitions are free admission and open to the public.


Presented by the Department of Art at the

University Art Galleries
712 Arts Plaza |...
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What Matters to Me and Why


Personal Journeys: Choices made, difficulties encountered, commitments grasped and joys revealed.

Faculty and Staff Series

Daniel Gary Busby, Chair of the Deprtment of Drama

Wednesday, April 12, 2017
Noon - 1:00 p.m. (check-in and lunch start at 11:40 a.m.)
Humanities Gateway, Room 1030

Offered since 2012, this informal lunchtime series is designed to build and...
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Choral Music at UCI presents:

The Many Voices of Moira Smiley


Friday, April 14, 2017

8:00 p.m.

Winifred Smith Hall

UCI Chamber Singers and Concert Choir joins forces with vocalist, composer, and “vocal shape-shifter” Moira Smiley to present a concert centering on Smiley’s works. An artist of extraordinary versatility, Smiley collaborates with top ensembles in early, contemporary, and world music including Solas, Kitka, Billy...
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“AS ONE” – an exploration of gender identity through the arts


Saturday, April 15, 2017

12:00 – 2:30 p.m.

Free event, open to the public.


(Registration/reservations are required)

Winifred Smith Hall (UCI Arts Plaza):
12:00 p.m.          Performance of the libretto “As One”
12:45 p.m.          Panel Discussion

Beall Center for Art and Technology (UCI Arts Plaza):
1:30 p.m.             Reception and tour of...
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Dance Escape 

Sheron Wray, Artistic Director 


April 20 – 22, 2017

Claire Trevor Theatre

Graduate students from CTSA’s Department of Dance present a unique program of original choreography. This annual program is a student favorite and beams with energy and creativity. 

Sarina Ramirez-Ortiz
Heather Eilerts
Elizabeth Gough Schultz
Chelsea Asman
Kira Mikayla Bessey
Mel Lastrina
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Gassmann Electronic Music Series

Now Hear Ensemble

Monday, April 24, 2017
8:00 pm
Winifred Smith Hall

The Now Hear Ensemble performs an eclectic mix of new musical works for instruments and computers, including world premiers by composers in the UCI PhD program in Integrated Composition, Improvisation, and Technology.

Free admission. Public is welcome.

View more info on the Gassmann Electronic Music Studio

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Invincible! 17th-Century Nuns Sing of Virgins and Martyrs

Wednesday, April 26, 2017   

8:00 pm
Winifred Smith Hall

  Please also join us for a lecture/demonstration at 12:00 pm in Winifred Smith Hall.

Cappella Artemisia, an internationally recognized female ensemble based in Italy, performs motets dedicated to great women of the Church, including Cristina of Bologna, Catherine of Alexandria, and Ursula with her 11,000 virgins, composed by and for...
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Memory and Meaning

April 28-29, 2017
Herklotz Conference Center

Memory transcends individuals, time, and disciplines. The study of memory is deeply rooted in ancient tradition and has evolved over centuries to include diverse methodologies and interpretive approaches.
In Memory and Meaning, UCI scholars join from over a dozen departments in humanities, arts, sciences, medicine, business, and law to share and discuss their views of memory.

They will...
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MFA Thesis Exhibitions


MFA Thesis Exhibition, Part I

April 29 – May 13, 2017

Opening reception: Saturday, April 29, 2– 5 p.m

Contemporary Arts Center Gallery, University Art Gallery, Room Gallery


MFA Thesis Exhibition, Part II

May 20 – June 3, 2017

Opening reception: Saturday, May 20, 2– 5 p.m.

Contemporary Arts Center Gallery, University Art Gallery, Room Gallery

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THEM! Drama Series

I Dream of Chang and Eng

Written by Philip Kan Gotanda
Ricardo Rocha, Director


April 29 – May 7, 2017

Robert Cohen Theatre

I Dream of Chang and Eng tells the story of Chang and Eng Bunker, the original “Siamese twins,” whose early lives were spent touring in a 'freak' exhibition. Charismatic and canny, they bought out their contract and toured themselves around the world, advising the king of Siam and...
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Arts Renaissance

A Celebration of the Arts at UCI
May 1 - 31, 2017

The Trevor School celebrates “Arts Renaissance” during the month of May with a surge of performances and exhibitions across all four departments including Art, Dance, Drama, and Music. The celebration features a series of art performances and shows ranging from professional and student art exhibitions in all four campus art galleries to several dance, drama, and music performances. CTSA presents the...
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Physical Graffiti 

Loretta Livingston, Artistic Director


May 4 – 6, 2017

Claire Trevor Theatre

Some of the most promising undergraduate choreographers present original new works in this annual concert brimming with young talent.

13 new dances made by 13 undergraduate choreographers, danced by 66 performers!

Loren Campbell
Kima Christian
Jade Cole
Chelsea Freeman
Martha Gray
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Jazz: The House that America Built - Part II

Directed by Sheron Wray
Art Direction by Dali Polivka
Performed by JazzXchange

Friday and Saturday, May 5-6, 2017
7:00 p.m.

xMPL, Contemporary Arts Center
Free admission. Registration required.

Jazz: The House That America Built - Part II is a collaborative performance by the members of JazzXchange, an ensemble of dancers, musicians, choreographers, a spoken-word artist and a visual artist....
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Darryl Taylor in Concert


Friday, May 5, 2017

8:00 p.m.

Winifred Smith Hall

Darryl Taylor is joined by harpsichordist Ian Pritchard in a program of vocal music. Joining the duo will be Frances Bennett, soprano; Albert Lee, tenor; Katie Franklin, piano; and Heather Vorwerck, viola da gamba. This program will feature works by Handel, Howells, Britten, and will premiere works by baroque composer, Rosanna Scalfi Marcello.

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UCI Music Showcase Concert


Saturday, May 6, 2017

8:00 p.m.

Irvine Barclay Theatre

Join us for an exciting, fast-paced evening of musical performances by the UCI Music Department students and faculty, including instrumental and vocal ensembles of all sizes, diverse forms of traditional classical music and jazz, and new works by UCI composers.

General $17
Seniors, Groups 10+, UCI Faculty &...
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Noon Showcase Concert


May 10, 2017

12:00 pm

Winifred Smith Hall

A free concert featuring outstanding performers from various disciplines in the Department of Music.

Free Admission. Public is Welcome.

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‘Our Town’ A Three-Act Opera

Music by Ned Rorem; Libretto by J.D. McClatchy

Based on the play by Thornton Wilder

Darryl Taylor, Artistic Director

Kristin Rothfuss Erbst, Stage Director

Stephen Tucker, Music Director


Friday, May 12, 2017
Saturday, May 13, 2017

8:00 p.m.

Irvine Barclay Theatre

Opera UCI presents the Southern California premiere of a classic American story. Based on the Thornton...
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Lukas Ligeti: Between Many Worlds


Friday, May 19, 2017

8:00 p.m.

Winifred Smith Hall

Lukas Ligeti introduces himself to the UCI community with a concert showcasing the extreme breadth of his creative output. Marimba virtuoso Ji Hye Jung performs Thinking Songs, a solo work stretching the limits of this instrument, and Lukas' ensemble Notebook comes to Irvine from NYC to perform music combining composition and improvisation in far-reaching,...
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Hossein Omoumi and Friends

An Evening of Classical Persian Music
Dedicated to Dr. Fariborz Maseeh

Saturday, May 20, 2017

8:00 p.m.

Irvine Barclay Theatre

5:30 pm*:  Documentary film screening of "From Isfahan to Irvine"
6:30 pm*: Film Screening Reception
*Ticketholders are invited to join us for a free film screening and reception

Hossein Omoumi, Ney & Vocals
Jessika Kenney, Vocals
Amir Koushkani, Târ...
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