Upcoming Events

Faculty Artist Series

Something Old, Something New
Frances Young Bennett, soprano

Saturday, April 14, 2018

8:00 pm

Winifred Smith Hall

Soprano Frances Young Bennett, described by the LA Times as “A soprano of gossamer sheer purity,” joins forces with UCI faculty pianists Nina Scolnik and Lorna Griffitt in a recital of music by Henry Purcell, American art song, and songs from the Great American Songbook.

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Dance Escape

TBA, Artistic Director

 

April 19 – 21, 2018

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. 19, 20, 21 at 8:00 p.m.
Matinee: Apr. 21 at  2:00 p.m.

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Tickets:
General $18
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Gassmann Electronic Music Series

Zeena Parkins: Captiva

 

Friday, April 20, 2018

8:00 p.m.

Winifred Smith Hall

Zeena Parkins is a multi-instrumentalist, composer, and improviser, a pioneer of the electric harp and a fearless proponent of its acoustic original, inventing extraordinary playing techniques and layers of electronic processing. She will perform Captiva, an original multi-movement composition, working on the macro-level to explore...
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Hypercolor

 

Wednesday, April 25, 2018

8:00 p.m.

Winifred Smith Hall

Hypercolor, the bicoastal trio of guitarist Eyal Maoz, bassist James Ilgenfritz, and drummer (and UCI Music faculty member) Lukas Ligeti, presents a fresh take on jazz: the rawness of punk, the virtuosity of jazz-rock, the unrestrained energy of free improvisation, the constructivism of new-music composition, and the emotionality of indie rock coalesce to create an instrumental music...
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MFA Thesis Exhibitions, Part I

 

April 28 – May 12, 2018

Contemporary Arts Center Gallery, University Art Gallery, Room Gallery

Opening Reception: Saturday, April 28, 2:00 – 5:00 p.m.

 

Free admission and open to the public.
Gallery Hours | Tuesday - Saturday | 12:00 – 6:00 p.m.

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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A Bright Room Called Day

Written by Tony Kushner             

Directed by Andrew Borba

 

April 28 – May 6, 2018

Robert Cohen Theatre

1930s Berlin: a group of left-leaning friends struggle to understand the world around them as Hitler rises to power. While they claim to have lofty ideals, they do not actively resist. Meanwhile, these events are contrasted with a parallel presentation of events in America in the 1980s by a modern day...
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Trio Céleste and Chamber Music | OC

Presented by UCI Claire Trevor School of the Arts and Irvine Barclay Theatre

Sunday, April 29, 2018

7:00 p.m.

Irvine Barclay Theatre

Hailed as “a first-class ensemble,” “unfailingly stylish,” “technically dazzling,” and “the epitome of what chamber musicians should be,” Trio Céleste has firmly established itself as one of the most dynamic chamber music ensembles on the classical music scene today. Performing...
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Physical Graffiti

Lisa Naugle, Artistic Director

 

May 3 – 5, 2018

Claire Trevor Theatre

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

Performances
Evenings:  May 3, 4, 5 at 8:00 p.m.
Matinee:  May 5 at 2:00 p.m.

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Tickets:
General $18
Seniors, Groups 10+, UCI Faculty & Staff $...
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Living in the Tempest

Directed by John Crawford

 

May 4 – 5, 2018

8:00 pm

Irvine Barclay Theatre

 

Free admission; reservations required

For reservations and more information, visit http://21c.arts.uci.edu/emergence

Institute for 21st Century Creativity
Art + Technology + Design


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LASER Talk: The Art of Conservation

 

Monday, May 7, 2018

5:30 – 7:30 p.m.

 

The COVE at UCI Applied Innovation
5141 California Ave #200, Irvine, CA 92697-7700

In the face of such dire environmental realities, how are artists and scientists using data and creativity to fuel their work? This talk will delve into the division between popular opinion and scientific evidence of our global sustainability issues, and how various industries/...
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Modeling Afro-Asian Collaboration: Jazz, Spoken-Word and Political Aesthetics

 

Wednesday, May 9, 2018

8:00 p.m.

Winifred Smith Hall

Modeling Afro-Asian Collaboration: Jazz, Spoken-Word and Political Aesthetics is a new project-in-progress of jazz music and spoken word devoted to the seemingly endless list of young African Americans whose lives have been tragically cut short by violence in the recent past. The piece is a collaboration between...
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Opera UCI Presents

Puccini’s Suor Angelica

Music by Giacomo Puccini with Libretto by Giovacchino Forzano

Darryl Taylor, artistic director

Stephen Tucker, conductor

 

May 12 – 13, 2018

Irvine Barclay Theatre

Opera UCI presents Suor Angelica. First performed in 1918, this opera presents the story of Sister Angelica, who has been forced by her family to enter a convent following a scandal. After her aunt, the Princess, asks...
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UCI Jazz Small Groups

Spring Concert 2018

 

Wednesday, May 16, 2018

8:00 pm

Winifred Smith Hall

The UCI undergraduate jazz program will present 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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Celebrate Music at UCI

 

Friday, May 18, 2018

8:00 pm

Irvine Barclay Theatre

An exciting, fast-paced evening of musical performances by the Department of Music at Claire Trevor School of the Arts’ 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. A family-friendly evening of performances to celebrate the arts and music at UCI.

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MFA Thesis Exhibitions, Part II

 

May 19 – June 2, 2018

Contemporary Arts Center Gallery, University Art Gallery, Room Gallery

Opening Reception: Saturday, May 19, 2:00 – 5:00 p.m..

 

Free admission and open to the public.
Gallery Hours | Tuesday - Saturday | 12:00 – 6:00 p.m.

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 Wind Ensemble

 

Monday, May 21, 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 Spring Concert

 

Wednesday, May 23, 2018

8:00 pm

Winifred Smith Hall

The Jazz Orchestra Spring Concert will bring together, for the first time, director of choral activities Dr. Seth Houston and his UCI Chamber Singers with the UC Irvine Jazz Orchestra. A wonderful evening of vocal & instrumental jazz at its finest! 

Free admission


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Music Department Spring Soirée

 

Wednesday, May 30, 2018

8:00 pm

Winifred Smith Hall

Celebrating outstanding graduating students in an elegant evening concert. Featuring solo performance, chamber music, small jazz, and contemporary music ensembles. Please join us for a reception before the concert.

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Tickets:
General $13
Seniors, Groups 10+, UCI Faculty & Staff $11
UCI Students &...
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Trio Céleste Presents: Piano Trio Masterworks

 

Sunday, June 3, 2018

4:00 pm

Winifred Smith Hall

Recipients of the 2017 Emerging Artist Award from Arts Orange County, international chamber music ensemble Trio Céleste continues to electrify audiences here and abroad in venues including the Chicago Cultural Center, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, New York’s Carnegie Hall, and Seoul Arts Center in South Korea. Join the Claire Trevor School of...
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UCI Guitar Studies Concert

Spring

 

Wednesday, June 6, 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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