Irvine Barclay Theatre

The Irvine Barclay Theater, located only a few minutes' walk from the School of the Arts complex, is a joint venture of the University and the City of Irvine. Each year the Department schedules several events in this beautiful facility, including selected performances of the University Symphony.

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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 stereotypes, harassment, and scandal, Elle learns that through realizing her promise – while staying true to herself – she can effect positive change… and still look fabulous doing it!

Performances:
Evenings: Nov. 10, 15, 16, 17 at 8:00 p.m.
Evening: Nov.14 at 7:30 p.m.
Matinees: Nov. 11*, 17, 18 at  2:00 p.m.

Tickets:
General $25
Seniors, Groups 10+, UCI Faculty & Staff $21
Art Subscribers $19
UCI Students & Children under 17 $12

*Ticketholders: Please join us for a post-performance TalkBack with the creative team and cast.

 

UCI Drama – 2018/19 Season

“Against All Odds”

History provides countless examples of individuals, communities, and nations facing desperate, unjust, and even seemingly impossible circumstances; yet somehow, time and again, they find the will and the means to overcome. These are the stories that make great theatre, and indeed, that keep us personally inspired and hopeful in difficult times. As citizens of this particular sociopolitical moment, when we are bombarded from every outlet to the brink of despondent apathy, we invite you to join us in living journeys of those who were faced with substantial adversity, but survived – and thrived – against all odds.

- Gary Busby, Drama Chair/Producing Artistic Director



November 10 - 8:00 pm, November 11 - 2:00 pm, November 14 - 7:30 pm, November 15 - 8:00 pm, November 16 - 8:00 pm, November 17 - 2:00 pm, November 17 - 8:00 pm, November 18 - 2:00 pm
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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:
General $20
Seniors, Groups 10+, UCI Faculty & Staff $17
Art Subscribers $15
UCI Students & Children under 17 $7

*Tickets purchased at the Barclay Box Office will incur a $1 fee per ticket.

 

Ticketholders are invited to join Maestro Tucker for a pre-concert conversation starting at 7:00 pm in the theatre.



November 20 - 8:00 pm
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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.

Tickets:
General admission: $25
Seniors, Groups 10+, UCI Faculty & Staff: $21
Arts Subscriber: $19
UCI Students & Children under 17: $12

 



February 21 - 8:00 pm, February 22 - 8:00 pm, February 23 - 2:00 pm, February 23 - 8:00 pm
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UCI Symphony Orchestra

Dr. Stephen Tucker, conductor

Friday, March 8, 2019

8:00 p.m.

Irvine Barclay Theatre

The UCI Symphony Orchestra, under the direction of Maestro Stephen Tucker, presents orchestral classics featuring the winner of the 2019 Concerto Competition.

Tickets:
General $20
Seniors, Groups 10+, UCI Faculty & Staff $17
Art Subscribers $15
UCI Students & Children under 17 $7

*Tickets purchased at the Barclay Box Office will incur a $1 fee per ticket.

 

Ticketholders are invited to join Maestro Tucker for a pre-concert conversation starting at 7:00 pm in the theatre.



March 8 - 8:00 pm
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PSICA Intercollegiate Choral Festival

Saturday, March 9, 2019

7:00 pm

Irvine Barclay Theatre

Celebrating its 90th anniversary, the Pacific Southwest Intercollegiate Choral Association holds a festival every year where choirs from all twelve member universities perform for each other and build community. This year’s festival features adjudicator and guest conductor Dr. Amanda Quist, from the legendary Westminster Choir College in Princeton, New Jersey.

Free Admission.



March 9 - 7:00 pm
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PSICA Intercollegiate Choral Festival

Saturday, March 9, 2019

7:00 p.m.

Irvine Barclay Theatre

Celebrating its 90th anniversary, the Pacific Southwest Intercollegiate Choral Association holds a festival every year where choirs from all twelve member universities perform for each other and build community. This year’s festival features adjudicator and guest conductor Dr. Amanda Quist, from the legendary Westminster Choir College in Princeton, New Jersey.

Free Admission

Schedule (check back later for details):
Noon - Directors Luncheon
1:00 - Directors Meeting
2:00 - Master Class
6:30 - Festival Performance
9:30 - Directors Reception

Warm-Up Schedule

Warm-Up Time TBD closer to the festival.

About the Adjudicator

Dr. Amanda Quist is Associate Professor and Chair of the Conducting, Organ, and Sacred Music Department at Westminster Choir College. She conducts the Westminster Chapel Choir and Westminster Kantorei and teaches graduate and undergraduate conducting. She is the recipient of Westminster Choir College of Rider University’s 2014 Distinguished Teaching Award and the 2018 Mazzotti Award for Women's Leadership. Westminster Kantorei, an award-winning early music ensemble, has performed at the American Choral Directors Association’s (ACDA) Eastern Division Conference, Boston Early Music Festival, and the American Handel Festival, and the choir just released its first commercial recording, Lumina. Dr. Quist has also collaborated with the New York Philharmonic, the Philadelphia Orchestra, Dresden Staatskapelle, and composers Ola Gjeilo and Tarik O’Regan, and was chorus master for the premiere of Toshio Hosokawa’s opera Matsukaze at the Spoleto Festival USA and the Lincoln Center Festival. The New York Times and Charleston City Paper described the chorus’s performance as “beautifully prepared, gripping,” a “gossamer web of voices” and “bridging the vocal and instrumental textures with perfect intonation.” Dr. Quist is also director of the Westminster Vocal Institute, and she was previously director of choral activities at San José State University. Her other honors include the prestigious James Mulholland National Choral Award and the Audrey Davidson Early Music Award. Her research focus is voice science and pedagogy in choral singing, and she has presented lectures on the topic of choral sound across the country. A frequent conductor of honors and festival choirs, she has also served as headliner for music conferences across the United States. Dr. Quist is the National ACDA Repertoire & Resources Coordinator for Collegiate Activities, and her choral series is published through Walton Music.

PSICA Website



March 9 - 7:00 pm
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Celebrate Music at UCI

 

Friday, May 3, 2019

8:00 pm

Irvine Barclay Theatre

An exciting, fast-paced evening of musical performances by the Department of Music’s outstanding 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.

Tickets:
General $20
Seniors, Groups 10+, UCI Faculty & Staff $17
Art Subscribers $15
UCI Students & Children under 17 $7



May 3 - 8:00 pm
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AcaLove: Southern California's A Cappella Festival

Saturday, May 4, 2019

8:00 pm

Irvine Barclay Theatre

UCI A Cappella and UCI Chamber Singers present the second annual AcaLove, which brings together award-winning groups from all over Southern California. AcaLove has hosted incredible groups that have competed in the International Championship of Collegiate A Cappella, Los Angeles A Cappella Festival (LAAF), and been featured on the Best of College A Cappella compilation album!

Tickets:
General $20
Seniors, Groups 10+, UCI Faculty & Staff $17
Art Subscribers $15
UCI Students & Children under 17 $7



May 4 - 8:00 pm
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Opera UCI presents

Die Fledermaus

Music by Johann Strauss II

Dr. Darryl Taylor, artistic director

Dr. Stephen Tucker, conductor

 

May 11 - 12, 2019

Irvine Barclay Theatre

On New Year’s Eve, Eisenstein must go to jail for punching a police officer. However, he evades jail for one night so he can go to Prince Orlofsky’s lavish party. He's not alone! His wife and chambermaid are there too. Strauss’s great farce ends with a happy ending for all.

Tickets:
General $20
Seniors, Groups 10+, UCI Faculty & Staff $17
Art Subscribers $15
UCI Students & Children under 17 $7



May 11 - 8:00 pm, May 12 - 2:00 pm
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UCI Symphony Orchestra

Dr. Stephen Tucker, conductor

Friday, June 7, 2019

8:00 pm

Irvine Barclay Theatre

Join Maestro Stephen Tucker for a Pre-Concert Conversation before the performance at 7:00 p.m.

The UCI Symphony Orchestra, under the direction of Maestro Stephen Tucker, presents orchestral classics and the world premiere of Dreams of the Recovery Period, by UCI alum Jason Barraba. This extraordinary work, written for the internationally renowned clarinet duo AdZel (Miriam Adam and Stephanie Zelnick) includes narration and visual effects.

Tickets:
General $20
Seniors, Groups 10+, UCI Faculty & Staff $17
Art Subscribers $15
UCI Students & Children under 17 $7



June 7 - 8:00 pm
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