Upcoming Events

The Warplands, Cauleen Smith

Curated by Rhea Anastas

 

January 14 – March 25, 2017
Contemporary Arts Center

Opening reception: Saturday, January 14, 2– 5 p.m.

How -- right now, today -- can we care for US everyday social life? The Warplands exhibition combines two areas of recent work by Smith: a short film drawn from Smith's current research on the influence of Alice Coltrane, with activist responses created in Chicago where Smith has lived since...
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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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2nd Year MFA Review

 

February 25 – March 18, 2017

University Art Gallery & Room Gallery

Opening reception: Saturday, February 25, 2– 5 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 | Irvine, CA 92697 | uag.arts.uci.edu
Gallery Hours | Tuesday - Saturday | 12–6 p.m.

 


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UCI Jazz Orchestra Winter Concert

 

Wednesday, March 1, 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.

Tickets:
General $5

(photo by Skye Schmidt)


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M. Lamar: Lordship and Bondage: The Birth of the Negro Superman

Thursday, March 2, 2017
7pm
Winifred Smith Hall
Free Admission

With a libretto that draws from G.W.F Hegel’s “Lordship and Bondage” from Phenomenology of the Spirit, Friedrich Nietzsche’s “Übermensch” from Thus Spoke Zarathustra, and Sun Ra’s interviews and writings on discipline and freedom, this piece engages African Americans’ experiences of enslaved and liberated consciousness. It is a...
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The Violin Sonata of Vinteuil: A Proustian Extravaganza


Friday, March 3, 2017

8:00 pm
Winifred Smith Hall

The fictional Vinteuil violin sonata in Marcel Proust’s seminal novel Remembrance of Things Past is explored through the performance of the actual works that inspired it. Sonatas by Saint-Saëns, Fauré, and Franck will be presented, followed by the US premiere of Claude Pascal’s violin sonata. Organizer and alumnus pianist Jérémie Favreau will be...
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Trio Céleste Presents:

From Russia, With Love

 

Friday, March 10, 2017

8:00 p.m.

Winifred Smith Hall

The Claire Trevor School of the Arts proudly presents Ensemble-in-Residence Trio Céleste in a dynamic all-Russian program featuring Dmitri Shostakovich's Second Piano Trio and Anton Arensky's passionate and virtuosic Piano Trio in D minor.

Tickets:
General $16
Seniors, Groups 10+, UCI Faculty & Staff $15...
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THEM! Drama Series

Clown Aliens

Written and Directed by Eli Simon

Composer and Sound Designer: Vincent Olivieri

March 11 – 19, 2017

Claire Trevor Theatre

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Clown Aliens is a collaborative production created in 2013, when it was commissioned by the National Theater of Romania as the second installment of the Simon/Olivieri War of the Clowns saga. The story follows a family of clowns...
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Master Class: Robert deMaine

 

Sunday, March 12, 2017 

7:00 - 8:30 p.m.

Winifred Smith Hall

Chamber Music | OC is thrilled to present Robert deMaine, Principal Cellist of the Los Angeles Philharmonic, in a master class featuring select participants from Chamber Music | OC's prestigious Young Artist Program.

Robert deMaine

Free admission and open to the public.


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UCI Guitar Studies


Wednesday, March 15, 2017
12:00 pm
Arts Amphitheater

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. Public is welcome.


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Counter-Balance Theater Presents

Longitude

Adapted and Directed by Annie Loui
Based on the New York Times best seller by Dava Sobel

Music by Mark Caspary

with Thomas Varga, Kayla Kearney,
Megan Gainey, Nick Manfredi,
Alex Raby & Xander Ritchey

March 16 – 18, 2017

Experimental Media Performance Lab (xMPL)

A devised physical theatre production exploring invention, engineering & obsession in the 18th...
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UCI Symphony Orchestra

Nature's Sixth!

Dr. Stephen Tucker, Conductor

Guest Artist Katie Kim, Winner of the 2017 Concerto Competition

 

Friday, March 17, 2017

8:00 pm

Irvine Barclay Theatre*

7:00 pm Pre-Concert Conversation

The concert program will include:
Smetana - Die Moldau
Concerto Competition Winner performing Saint-Saens' Third Violin Concerto with the Orchestra
Beethoven...
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Nowruz

 

Saturday, March 25, 2017

12:00 - 5:00 p.m.

Claire Trevor School of the Arts Campus

Join Farhang Foundation for the  Annual Celebration of Nowruz in Orange County at UCI's Claire Trevor School of the Arts. The event includes musical performances, children's activities, dancers, and our beautiful Haft Sîn display.

Nowruz event is FREE.
Namjoo performance is ticketed.

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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

VALUES - BELIEFS - MOTIVATIONS

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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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. 

Performances
Evenings: Apr. 20, 21, 22 @ 8 p.m.
Matinee: Apr. 22 @ 2 p.m.

Tickets:
General $15
Seniors, Groups 10+, UCI Faculty & Staff $14...
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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.

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


Wednesday, April 26, 2017   

8:00 pm
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 17th-century Italian nuns whose disembodied, angelic voices resounded from within the...
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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
 

All...
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