Upcoming Events

Salastina Society. Sounds Genius: Mendelssohn Octet

Friday, November 9, 2018

8:00 pm

Winifred Smith Hall

What was the premiere of the 16-year-old composer's work like? How did Mendelssohn combine two string quartets to such great effect? Why do we feel such elation when listening? The nationally renowned Salastina Society, including UCI’s Sarah Koo, explores these topics, with examples, before a complete performance of the work.

Free admission...
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Asia-America: New Ideas through Music

Saturday, November 10, 2018

8:00 pm

Winifred Smith Hall

Through new works commissioned by the Asia/America New Music Institute (AANMI), the “elegant and exacting” ensemble Hub New Music (Boston Globe) and “virtuosic, deeply expressive shakuhachi player and composer” Kojiro Umezaki (New York Times) craft dialogues between Eastern and Western musical traditions on flute, clarinet, violin, cello, and shakuhachi....
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Legally Blonde

Music & Lyrics by Nell Bejnamin and Laurence O'Keefe; Book by Heather Hach
Directed by Myrona Delaney
Musically Directed by Benet Braun, graduate music director
Choreographed by Andrew Palermo

 

November 10 - 18, 2018

Irvine Barclay Theatre

Everyone underestimates Elle Woods (herself included), but when she heads to Harvard to win back her boyfriend, she finds much more in store for her future. Tackling...
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UCI Jazz Small Groups

Fall Concert 2018

Wednesday, November 14, 2018
8:00pm
Winifred Smith Hall

The UCI undergraduate jazz program presents 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


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Cirque du Soliel KÀ Symposium

November 16, 2018

Claire Trevor School of the Arts

Cirque du Soleil is coming to UC Irvine! This event, presented by The Cirque Collaborative, a student-led initiative, will feature Cirque du Soleil's KÀ and will bring the world’s top contemporary circus talent from Cirque du Soleil to our campus for an educational extravaganza including panel discussions, workshops, and master classes.

Free admission, registration required...
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UCI Symphony Orchestra

Dr. Stephen Tucker, conductor

Tuesday, November 20, 2018

8:00 p.m.

Irvine Barclay Theatre

The UCI Symphony Orchestra, under the direction of Maestro Stephen Tucker, presents orchestral classics and the world premiere of Larry Mumford's Symphony No. 3, The Four Winds.

Tickets:
TICKETS ON SALE AUGUST 28
General $20
Seniors, Groups 10+, UCI Faculty & Staff $17
Art Subscribers $15
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UCI Wind Ensemble

Monday, November 26, 2018

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


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UCI Jazz Orchestra Fall Concert

 

Wednesday, November 28, 2018

8:00 pm

Winifred Smith Hall

Please join 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.

Free admission


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UCI Symphony Orchestra Concert 

Dr. Stephen Tucker, conductor

 

Saturday, December 1, 2018

7:00 pm

Bill Medley Auditorium, Santa Ana High School, 520 W. Walnut St., Santa Ana, 92701

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...
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The Imporance of Being Earnest

Written by Oscar Wilde
Directed by Shishir Kurup
 

December 1 - 9, 2018

The Little Theatre

This Victorian farce is much more than a comedy of crossed wires and mistaken identity. As a closeted gay man in Victorian England, author Oscar Wilde deftly infuses deception into the plot of Earnest as a mirror of the deception he was forced to live. In retrospect, the work is both a comic masterpiece and a brilliant...
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New Slate 

Charlotte Griffin, artistic director

 

December 6 – 8, 2018

Claire Trevor Theatre

An exciting program introducing original choreography by MFA candidates in Dance. The program includes original works and promises something for every dance enthusiast.

Performances
Evenings: Dec. 6, 7, 8 at 8:00 p.m.
Matinee: Dec. 8 at 2:00 p.m.

Tickets:
TICKETS ON SALE AUGUST 28
General admission: $18
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Chamber Music Recital

Fall Concert 2018

 

Monday, December 10, 2018

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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Guitar Ensemble Concert

Wednesday, December 12, 2018       
12:00 pm
Arts Amphitheatre

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. 


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Gassmann Electronic Music Series

Sam Pluta and Peter Evans

Wednesday, January 23, 2019
8:00 pm
Winifred Smith Hall

Peter Evans (trumpet) and Sam Pluta (electronics) have been collaborating since 2008 to forge a new and dynamically interactive live electroacoustic music. Improvisation and a commitment to the explosive energy of sound itself inform the duo's approach to realtime composition.

Free Admision.

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Yuliya Minina: Born in Ukraine

Friday, January 25, 2019

8:00 pm

Winifred Smith Hall

Yuliya Minina will perform solo piano works and duets with Mexican-Ukrainian cellist Jenia Kobylyanska. The program will include compositions by Russian and Ukrainian composers Sergei Prokofiev, Andriy Shtogarenko, and Nikolai Kapustin, all of whom were born in Ukraine.

Tickets:
TICKETS ON SALE AUGUST 28
General admission: $19
Seniors, Groups 10...
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The Survival Project

Written and Directed by Mihai Măniuțiu

January 25 - 27, 2019

Robert Cohen Theatre

This original work by Mihai Măniuțiu was inspired by The Green Book, a travel guide for African American motorists, published annually between 1936 and 1966. Măniuțiu has used this historical work as inspiration for an original dance-theatre performance piece that explores exclusion and provides a survival guide for those who, given the odds stacked...
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Faculty Artist Series

Kei Akagi & Friends: An Evening of Modern Jazz with the Tokyo Trio

February 15 & 16, 2019

8:00 pm

Winifred Smith Hall

Since its formation in 2001, the Tokyo Trio – Kei Akagi (piano), Shunya Wakai (bass), and Tamaya Honda (drums) – has recorded seven critically acclaimed albums and performed over 500 concerts in Asia, Europe, Africa, and America. Featuring Akagi’s compositions, the trio’s music spans the spectrum...
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UCI Jazz Small Groups

Winter Concert 2019

 

Wednesday, February 20, 2019

8:00 pm

Winifred Smith Hall

The UCI undergraduate jazz program will presents 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 and open to the public.


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Dance Visions

Molly Lynch and Tong Wang, Artistic Directors

February 21 - 23, 2019

Irvine Barclay Theatre

Distinctive and exciting choreography by UCI Dance faculty and featuring undergraduate and graduate performers. Works will be staged and choreographed by Distinguished Professor Lar Lubovitch, Professors Tong Wang, S. Ama Wray, and others.

Performances
Evenings: Feb. 21, 22, 23 at 8:00 p.m.
Matinee: Feb. 23 at 2:00 p.m.

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UCI Jazz Orchestra Winter Concert

Dr. Bobby Rodriguez, Conductor

 

Wednesday, February 27, 2019

8:00 pm

Winifred Smith Hall

Please join 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.

Free admission


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