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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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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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
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Coup de Comedy Festival 2017

May 10-13, 2017

FREE and Open to the Public.

For reservations and calendar updates go to:

Coup de Comedy website

Global Improvisation Initiative website

iRev’s Facebook Page

Festival registration site

Symposium full-day registration site

A celebration of improvisation and comedy brought to you by iRev, an improvisational ensemble composed of undergraduate students from UC Irvine’s...
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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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Laetitia Sonami: Polar Attractions

Interactive Computer Music Performance

Thursday, May 11, 2017
Room 218, Music and Media Building, UCI
8:00 pm, Free Admission

Laetitia Sonami will perform two electronic music pieces with her new instrument, the Spring Spyre. Her most recent composition, "Breathing in Birds...", explores the unstable nature of the instrument. "OCCAM IX", composed for her by her mentor Eliane Radigue, grounds the instrument in subtle...
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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...
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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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Kelly Donahey, Jason Gowans, and Reinhart Selvik
May 20 to June 3, 2017
Reception May 20th, 2-5PM 

The Department of Art at the University of California, Irvine presents the solo exhibitions of Kelly Donahey, Jason Gowans, and Reinhart Selvik. This is the second round of 2017 MFA thesis exhibitions. Please join us for the opening reception on Saturday, May 20th from 2–5pm. 

Idola Theatri 
Kelly Donahey — University Art Gallery
Stirring Battle Scenes. U...
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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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UCI Wind Ensemble

Monday, May 22, 2017
8:00 pm
Winifred Smith Hall

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

Free admission. Public is welcome.

(Photo by Greg Ozment)

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Jazz Concert: The UCI Small Groups

Wednesday, May 24, 2017
8:00 pm
Winifred Smith Hall

The UCI Undergraduate Jazz Program is having its quarterly concert to showcase the Small Group student ensembles. There will be several groups under the direction of the Jazz Faculty. Please join us for an evening of exciting music and improvisation.

Free admission. Public is welcome.

(Photo by Skye Schmidt)

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ICIT Showcase Concert

Thursday, May 25, 2017
8:00 pm
Winifred Smith Hall

Original new works by UCI Music Department first-year MA and Ph.D. students in Integrated Composition, Improvisation and Technology (ICIT). ICIT embraces diverse forms of contemporary music-making, challenging conventional distinctions between classical composition, computer music, improvisation and jazz.

Free admission. Public is welcome.

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UCI Jazz Orchestra Spring Concert


Wednesday, May 31, 2017

8:00 p.m.

Winifred Smith Hall

Join Dr. Bobby Rodriguez and 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.

General $5

(photo by Skye Schmidt)

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THEM! Drama Series

Avenue Q

Music and lyrics by Robert Lopez and Jeff Marx

Book by Jeff Whitty

Don Hill, Director

Dennis Castellano, Music Director


June 3 – 10, 2017

Claire Trevor Theatre

Avenue Q is an "autobiographical and biographical" coming-of-age parable, addressing and satirizing the issues and anxieties associated with entering adulthood. Its characters lament that as children they were assured by...
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Trio Céleste Presents:

The Evolution of Ludwig van Beethoven with Special Guest Timothy Mangan


Sunday, June 4, 2017

3:00 p.m.

Winifred Smith Hall

The Claire Trevor School of the Arts proudly presents Ensemble-in-Residence Trio Céleste and Orange County Register Classical Music Critic Timothy Mangan in a unique collaboration exploring the creative evolution of Ludwig van Beethoven through his music for violin, cello, and piano....
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