Winifred Smith Hall

Winifred Smith Hall

With a seating capacity of 205 and wonderful acoustics, Winifred Smith Hall is primarily used as a concert hall, although both Drama and Dance occasionally mount performances here.  The Building was named to honor the generous contributions of music lover and Orange County philanthropist Winifred Smith.
 

 

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A Silent Night: A WWI Memorial in Song

Wednesday, November 7, 2018

6:00 pm

Winifred Smith Hall

This innovative art song recital pays homage to the centennial of World War I. The concert features baritone John Brancy and pianist Peter Dugan. Their repertoire ranges from song cycles of the 19th century to original arrangements of the American Songbook and modern popular tunes.

Free admission.

Support for this exhibtion is provided by UCI Illuminations.


 



November 7 - 6:00 pm
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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.

Support for this exhibtion is provided by UCI Illuminations.


 



November 9 - 8:00 pm
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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.

Free admission.

Support for this exhibtion is provided by UCI Illuminations.


 



November 10 - 8:00 pm
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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



November 14 - 8:00 pm
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Cirque du Soliel  Symposium

November 16, 2018

9:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.

Winifred Smith Hall (& various)

Claire Trevor School of the Arts

Cirque du Soleil is coming to the University of California, Irvine (UCI)! In partnership with Cirque du Soleil and The Cirque Collaborative, UC Irvine will host the Cirque du Soleil KÀ Symposium at the Claire Trevor School of the Arts (CTSA) on Friday, November 16, 2018. This free one-day event will provide exciting educational and career development opportunities with the world leader of live entertainment. Open to everyone, this symposium will include panel discussions, workshops, and lectures covering topics such as: Cirque Management, Stage Management, Dance, Musical Theatre, Technical Direction, Rigging, Automation, Costumes, Makeup, Lighting, Projections, and Audio.

Free admission, registration required.

Please review the Cirque du Soleil KÀ Symposium schedule prior to registering: https://www.cirquecollaborative.com/kasymposiumschedule

Please note on the registration/RSVP website: After you click on "Register" and select "Checkout", you will have the opportunity to denote which sessions you plan to attend.

Admissions to all events are free, however, reservations are required because of the limited seating in each venue. Early sign-ups are highly encouraged; a limited number of walk-up seats will be available at every event but are not guaranteed. Onsite registration starts at 8:00 AM.

The event is sponsored by UCI Illuminations: The Chancellor's Arts & Culture Initiative, UC Irvine Claire Trevor School of the Arts | Department of Drama, UC Irvine Associated Graduate Students, the Stage Managers' Association (of the United States), and California USITT (United States Institute for Theatre Technology, Inc.) Regional Section.

Organizer: Joel Veenstra (j.veenstra@uci.edu)



November 16 - 9:00 am to 6:00 pm
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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



November 26 - 8:00 pm
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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



November 28 - 8:00 pm
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Dean’s Ensemble-in-Residence

An Evening with Violin Virtuoso Glenn Dicterow

 

Saturday, December 8, 2018

8:00 pm

Winifred Smith Hall

Violinist Glenn Dicterow has established himself worldwide as one of the most prominent American concert artists of his generation. The concertmaster of the New York Philharmonic for 34 years, an all-time record in that major orchestral position, Dicterow became the first holder of the Robert Mann Chair in Strings and Chamber Music at the USC Thornton School of Music in 2013. Join him, pianist Kevin Kwan Loucks, and the Lyris Quartet for an unforgettable evening of chamber music featuring Chausson's Concerto for Violin, Piano, and String Quartet!

Tickets:
General admission: $20
Seniors: $15
Students & Children under 17: $5



December 8 - 8:00 pm
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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



December 10 - 8:00 pm
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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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January 23 - 8:00 pm
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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:
General admission: $19
Seniors, Groups 10+, UCI Faculty & Staff: $16
Arts Subscriber: $14
UCI Students & Children under 17: $6

Complimentary shuttle service is available for our guests with disabilities or those with mobility issues, from the Mesa Parking Structure (MPS) to select shows throughout the season. Shuttle service will begin one hour before show-time and will meet patrons on level two (Mesa Road street level) of the MPS, near the elevator.  Advance notice is appreciated, but not required. For additional information, please call the Arts Box Office at (949) 824-2787, email artstix@uci.edu, or visit www.arts.uci.edu/shuttle.



January 25 - 8:00 pm
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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 of jazz from post-bop to the avant-garde.

Tickets:
General $19
Seniors, Groups 10+, UCI Faculty & Staff $16
Art Subscribers $14
UCI Students & Children under 17 $6

Complimentary shuttle service is available for our guests with disabilities or those with mobility issues, from the Mesa Parking Structure (MPS) to select shows throughout the season. Shuttle service will begin one hour before show-time and will meet patrons on level two (Mesa Road street level) of the MPS, near the elevator.  Advance notice is appreciated, but not required. For additional information, please call the Arts Box Office at (949) 824-2787, email artstix@uci.edu, or visit www.arts.uci.edu/shuttle.



February 15 - 8:00 pm, February 16 - 8:00 pm
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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.



February 20 - 8:00 pm
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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



February 27 - 8:00 pm
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Del Sol Quartet

Friday, March 1, 2019

8:00 pm

Winifred Smith Hall

San Francisco’s critically acclaimed Del Sol Quartet presents a program focusing on young Iranian and Iranian-American composers, including works by three UCI graduate students. Del Sol will also perform Ben Johnston’s String Quartet No. 4 Amazing Grace. In Johnston’s overwhelmingly inventive composition, the well-loved European hymn resonates with just-intonation intervals.

Free admission.

This concert is supported by generous grants from the Jordan Center for Persian Studies and UCI Illuminations.


 



March 1 - 8:00 pm
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UCI Wind Ensemble

Kevin McKeown, Conductor

Monday, March 4, 2019

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



March 4 - 8:00 pm
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Noon Showcase

 

Wednesday, March 6, 2019

12:00 pm

Winifred Smith Hall

Come and enjoy an afternoon of outstanding musical performances. This Noon Showcase features talented vocalists and instrumentalists covering a wide variety of disciplines including classical, jazz, and electronic styles.

Free Admission.



March 6 - 12:00 pm
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Sonority | UCI Chamber Singers

Dr. Seth Houston, Conductor

Friday, March 15, 2019

8:00 pm

Winfred Smith Hall

UCI Chamber Singers explores the sonic possibilities of the human voice through works by William Byrd, Robert Pearsall, Jake Runestead, and Zanaida Robles; a sound installation by Ellen Reid, premiered by UCI Chamber Singers at Walt Disney Concert Hall; and a world premiere by UCI faculty composer Nicole Mitchell.

Free Admission.



March 15 - 8:00 pm
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Faculty Artist Series

Lorna Griffitt and Haroutune Bedelian

Saturday, April 6, 2019

8:00 pm

Winifred Smith Hall

World premiere of the new Urtext edition of Bach’s D Minor Suite for solo violin with Robert Schumann’s piano accompaniment, recently produced by Haroutune Bedelian, with the Brahms Sonata in D Minor, Chopin’s Ballade No. 4 in F Minor, Debussy’s Sonata for Violin and Piano, and Britten's Suite, Op. 6

Tickets:
General $19
Seniors, Groups 10+, UCI Faculty & Staff $16
Art Subscribers $14
UCI Students & Children under 17 $6

Complimentary shuttle service is available for our guests with disabilities or those with mobility issues, from the Mesa Parking Structure (MPS) to select shows throughout the season. Shuttle service will begin one hour before show-time and will meet patrons on level two (Mesa Road street level) of the MPS, near the elevator.  Advance notice is appreciated, but not required. For additional information, please call the Arts Box Office at (949) 824-2787, email artstix@uci.edu, or visit www.arts.uci.edu/shuttle.



April 6 - 8:00 pm
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Faculty Artist Series

Hossein Omoumi

April 19 & 20, 2019

8:00 pm

Winifred Smith Hall

Classical Persian music is rooted in classical Persian poetry, one of the most ancient bodies of literature in the world. This program explores poems by Rumi, Hâfez and Attâr, which expresses these poets’ philosophy and approach to life. The music that arises from this poetry is deeply spiritual and mystical.

Tickets:
General $19
Seniors, Groups 10+, UCI Faculty & Staff $16
Art Subscribers $14
UCI Students & Children under 17 $6

Complimentary shuttle service is available for our guests with disabilities or those with mobility issues, from the Mesa Parking Structure (MPS) to select shows throughout the season. Shuttle service will begin one hour before show-time and will meet patrons on level two (Mesa Road street level) of the MPS, near the elevator.  Advance notice is appreciated, but not required. For additional information, please call the Arts Box Office at (949) 824-2787, email artstix@uci.edu, or visit www.arts.uci.edu/shuttle.



April 19 - 8:00 pm, April 20 - 8:00 pm
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Listening to the Concerts of Remembrance of Things Past: A Proustian Extravaganza II

Friday, April 26, 2019

8:00 pm

Winifred Smith Hall

This lecture-recital offers a new perspective on Proust and music: what music-making implies in term of social and gender issues and how it relates to the creative process of Proust. Jérémie Favreau and friends will perform all the musical pieces performed in the concerts of Remembrance of Things Past.

Free admission.

Support for this exhibtion is provided by UCI Illuminations.


 



April 26 - 8:00 pm
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UCI Jazz Small Groups

Spring Concert 2019

 

Wednesday, May 15, 2019

8:00 pm

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



May 15 - 8:00 pm
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UCI Wind Ensemble

Spring Concert

 

Monday, May 20, 2019

8:00 pm

Winifred Smith Hall

The UCI Wind Ensemble, under the direction of Kevin McKeown, performs traditional and contemporary works written specifically for the wind band genre.

Free admission



May 20 - 8:00 pm
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UCI Jazz Orchestra

Spring Concert

Dr. Bobby Rodriguez, conductor

 

Wednesday, May 22, 2019

8:00pm

Winfred 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



May 22 - 8:00 pm
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Gassmann Electronic Music Series

ICIT Student Concert

 

Friday, May 24, 2019
8:00 pm
Winifred Smith Hall

The eleventh annual concert presenting original new works by PhD students in Integrated Composition, Improvisation, and Technology (ICIT) in the UCI Music Department.

Free Admision.

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May 24 - 8:00 pm
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Mari Akagi in Concert: An Evening of Modern Piano

 

Saturday, May 25, 2019

8:00 pm

Winifred Smith Hall

Pianist Mari Akagi is acclaimed for her interpretations of contemporary Asian music. She will perform works by seven modern composers of Europe, Asia, and America: Arnold Schoenberg, Karlheinz Stockhausen, Atsuhiko Gondai, Masao Homma, Toru Takemitsu, Christopher Dobrian, and James Newton. Faculty members Kei Akagi and Kojiro Umezaki will also participate.

Tickets:
General $19
Seniors, Groups 10+, UCI Faculty & Staff $16
Art Subscribers $14
UCI Students & Children under 17 $6

Complimentary shuttle service is available for our guests with disabilities or those with mobility issues, from the Mesa Parking Structure (MPS) to select shows throughout the season. Shuttle service will begin one hour before show-time and will meet patrons on level two (Mesa Road street level) of the MPS, near the elevator.  Advance notice is appreciated, but not required. For additional information, please call the Arts Box Office at (949) 824-2787, email artstix@uci.edu, or visit www.arts.uci.edu/shuttle.



May 25 - 8:00 pm
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Noon Showcase

 

Wednesday, May 29, 2019 

12:00 pm

Winifred Smith Hall

Come and enjoy an afternoon of outstanding musical performances. This Noon Showcase features talented vocalists and instrumentalists covering a wide variety of disciplines including classical, jazz, and electronic styles.

Free admission



May 29 - 12:00 pm
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Faculty Artist Series

Lukas Ligeti: Chaos, Order, Melody

 

Friday, May 31, 2019

8:00 pm

Winifred Smith Hall

Lukas Ligeti premieres a kaleidoscopic, innovative work featuring a wide range of the talented faculty and students of the Claire Trevor School’s Music Department.

Tickets:
General $19
Seniors, Groups 10+, UCI Faculty & Staff $16
Art Subscribers $14
UCI Students & Children under 17 $6

Complimentary shuttle service is available for our guests with disabilities or those with mobility issues, from the Mesa Parking Structure (MPS) to select shows throughout the season. Shuttle service will begin one hour before show-time and will meet patrons on level two (Mesa Road street level) of the MPS, near the elevator.  Advance notice is appreciated, but not required. For additional information, please call the Arts Box Office at (949) 824-2787, email artstix@uci.edu, or visit www.arts.uci.edu/shuttle.



May 31 - 8:00 pm
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Dean’s Ensemble-in-Residence

Trio Céleste Presents: Haydn, Smetana, and Schoenfield

 

Saturday, June 1, 2019

8:00 pm

Winifred Smith Hall

Hailed as “a first-class ensemble” (Orange County Register), “unfailingly stylish” (The Strad), “technically dazzling” (Long Beach Gazette), “flawless” (New York Concert Review) and “the epitome of what chamber musicians should be” (Palm Beach Daily News), Trio Céleste has firmly established itself as one of the most dynamic chamber music ensembles on the classical music scene today. The ensemble will present masterworks of Haydn, Smetana, and Schoenfield's electric Café Music.

Tickets:
General admission: $20
Seniors: $15
Students & Children under 17: $5



June 1 - 8:00 pm
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Spring Soiree

Sunday, June 2, 2019

4:00 pm

Winifred Smith Hall

Celebrating outstanding graduating students in an elegant afternoon concert. Featuring solo performers, chamber groups, jazz combos, and contemporary music ensembles. Please join us for a reception after the concert.

Tickets:
General $13
Seniors, Groups 10+, UCI Faculty & Staff $11
Art Subscribers $9
UCI Students & Children under 17 $6



June 2 - 4:00 pm
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Chamber Music Recital

Monday, June 10, 2019

8:00 pm

Winifred Smith Hall

A program featuring talented students from UCI’s Department of Music performing chamber music masterworks.

Free admission.



June 10 - 8:00 pm
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