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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Student Exhibitions

Winter Quarter


January 14 – February 11, 2017

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

"Who Gets To Look," Erik Benjamins and Sable Elyse Smith
Curated by Virginia Arce
University Art Gallery

The University Art Gallery is pleased to present Who Gets To Look, an exhibition featuring audio recordings and text by Erik Benjamins and video and sculpture by Sable Elyse Smith. Working within...
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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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Nicole Mitchell Ensemble

Saturday, February 4, 2017

8 p.m.

Winifred Smith Hall

Nicole Mitchell, flutist and composer, unveils a new project featuring her compositions entitled "Resilience." She will be accompanied by Grammy Award winner Billy Childs, Grammy nominated Mark Dresser, and the humanitarian award winning vocalist Dwight Trible! Don't miss out, show starts February 4th at 8:00 p.m. (photo: Michael J. West)


General $16...
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THEM! Drama Series


Written by William Shakespeare

Paul Cook, MFA Directing Candidate

February 4 – 12, 2017

Claire Trevor Theatre

Coriolanus is based on the life of legendary Roman leader Caius Marcius Coriolanus. After military success against various uprisings which challenged the government of Rome, Coriolanus becomes active in politics and seeks political leadership. His temperament is unsuited for...
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20th Anniversary African American Art Song Conference


February 9 – 12, 2017

Winifred Smith Hall

The African American Art Song Alliance was founded by Darryl Taylor in 1997. Nationally and internationally acclaimed artists and scholars converge on Irvine to celebrate and investigate African American Art Song, mingled with performances of spirituals, opera, lectures, paper presentations, and panel discussions through the conference. This quinquennial event is...
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Noon Showcase Concert


February 15, 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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Trio Céleste Presents:

From Russia, With Love


Friday, February 17, 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.

General $16
Seniors, Groups 10+, UCI Faculty & Staff $15...
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Jazz Concert: The UCI Small Groups

Wednesday, February 22, 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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Dance Visions 2017 

Lisa Naugle, Producer
Chad Michael Hall and Tong Wang, Artistic Directors


February 23 – 25, 2017
Irvine Barclay Theatre*

Dance Visions 2017, the foremost annual production for the Department of Dance at UC Irvine’s Claire Trevor School of the Arts, presents Master Choreographers of the 20th & 21st Centuries including new works from Distinguished Professors Lar Lubovitch and Donald McKayle as well...
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UCI Reunion
Homecoming Weekend 2017

February 24, 2017
9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Schedule of Events for Claire Trevor School of the Arts

2:30 pm, Student Center

“Dean’s Showcase”
TED style showcase featuring three university Deans and a performance from the Claire Trevor School of the Arts BFA in Music Theatre Singers.

4:00 pm and 5:00 pm Panels, Student Center

“Frontiers of Creativity”

As we move into the 21st century, we must...
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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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The Man Who Killed the Cure

Written by Luke Yankee
Don Hill, Director

  Featuring guest artists Robin Buck and Noah Wagner  

February 25 –March 5, 2017

Robert Cohen Theatre

The Man Who Killed the Cure is a world premiere of the controversial new play inspired by the work of Dr. Max Gerson, one of the fathers of natural healing. When Dr. Gerson discovers an all-natural cure for cancer in the 1950s, a rival doctor, a big pharmaceutical company,...
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UCI Wind Ensemble

Monday, February 27, 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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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.

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
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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THEM! Drama Series

Clown Aliens

Written and Directed by Eli Simon

Composer and Sound Designer: Vincent Olivieri


March 11 – 19, 2017

Claire Trevor Theatre

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 who leave their home on Clown...
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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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