Upcoming Events

American Monument

Curated by Kimberli Meyer
Produced by Kimberli Meyer & David Familian


October 5, 2019 – April 4, 2020

Beall Center for Art + Technology

Think Tank Marathon: March 6 - 7, 2020

American Monument is a participatory inter-media monument conceived as nomadic and continually expanding, moving across the country year-to-year, “unveiled” at universities, museums, storefronts, community centers, and churches. The Beall...
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Photo by Jason Meintjes, courtesy of lauren woods and the UAM

Gassmann Electronic Music Series

The Living Earth Show: Hyphen

 

Saturday, Jan. 25, 2020
8:00 pm
Winifred Smith Hall

Hyphen showcases new works written for The Living Earth Show by Iranian electroacoustic music composers of different generations: Alireza Mashayekhi, Aida Shirazi, Farnood HaghaniPour, and Nima Rowshan. The concert celebrates Mashayekhi's 80th birthday, and features the world premiere of his new work Labyrinth II.

Free...
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The Living Earth Show, Hyphen

Saxophones with Strings Attached

 

Saturday, February 1, 2020

8:00 pm

Winifred Smith Hall

Swedish saxophonist Anders Lundegård performs his own compositions alongside classical masterpieces of the 18th- and 20th-century on soprano, alto and baritone saxophones, accompanied by UCI pianist Yuliya Minina and UCI string students. Known for his witty presentations, Lundegård offers asides on Swedish and American culture and the saxophone’s legacy.

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Saxophones with strings attached

The Penelopiad

Written by Margaret Atwood
Directed by Sara Rodriguez

 

February 5 - 9, 2020

Claire Trevor Theatre

Margaret Atwood retells Homer’s classic "The Odyssey" from Penelope’s perspective. As Odysseus is indefinitely gone to fight in the infamous Trojan Wars, his wife patiently waits for him in the company of her loyal maids while raising a child and cleverly avoiding suitors knocking at her door. "The Penelopiad" takes the...
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MFA 2nd Year Exhibition

Winter 2020

 

Feb. 8 - Mar. 14, 2020

University Art Gallery

Opening Reception: Saturday, Feb. 8, 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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MFA 2nd Year Exhibition

2019-20 Faculty Artist Series

Kei Akagi (piano) and Friends

 

February 14 - 15, 2020

8:00 pm

Winifred Smith Hall

Jazz pianist and composer Kei Akagi will be joined by colleagues Darek Oles (bass) and Jason Harnell (drums) for an evening of modern jazz, with original compositions and standards. The trio has been performing together for nearly three decades and seamlessly incorporates the full spectrum of traditional and experimental...
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Faculty Artist Series: Kei Akagi (piano) and Friends

UCI Jazz Small Groups

Winter 2020 Concert

 

Wednesday, Feb. 19, 2020

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


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UCI Jazz Small Groups

Dance Visions 2020

with the UCI Symphony Orchestra

Molly Lynch and Tong Wang, Artistic Directors
Dr. Stephen Tucker, conductor

 

February 20 - 22, 2020

Irvine Barclay Theatre

This annual premier dance concert of the season presents exhilarating choreography by the UCI Dance faculty, showcasing the talent of undergraduate and graduate performers. Works in a variety of genres will be staged and choreographed by Lar Lubovitch,...
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Dance Visions 2020

Iridescent

A Gassmann Electronic Music Series

 

Friday, Feb. 21, 2020

8:00 pm

Music and Media Building, Room 218

 

Nicole Mitchell, flute and electronics

Christina Wheeler, vocals, mbira, and electronics

Iridescent is a new project by Nicole Mitchell and Christina Wheeler, combining flute, mbira, electronics, and processed vocals into a luminous, shifting, living soundscape. Seeking discovery, raw emotion, and cultural...
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Ian Ingram

 

Feb. 22 – May 23, 2020

Beall Center for Art + Technology

The Beall Center for Art + Technology presents a mid-career survey by artist Ian Ingram. In conjunction, Ingram will create and exhibit new work during his residency at the Beall Center’s Black Box Projects. His practice explores animal morphology, robotic avatars, and technology in natural environments.

Free admission

 

 

 

 

712 Arts Plaza...
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Beall Center for Art and Technology: Ian Ingram

UCI Jazz Orchestra

Winter 2020 Concert

Dr. Bobby Rodriguez, conductor

 

Wednesday, Feb. 26, 2020

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 Jazz Orchestra

Noon Showcase Concert

Winter 2020

 

Wednesday, Mar. 4, 2020

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


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Noon Showcase Concert

UCI Symphony Orchestra

Winter 2020 Concert

Dr. Stephen Tucker, conductor

 

Friday, March 6, 2020

8:00 p.m.

Irvine Barclay Theatre

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

The UCI Symphony Orchestra welcomes Maestro Vito Clemente and composer Ricardo Santoboni from Italy. The concert will feature work by Italian composer Traetta, a world premiere of...
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UCI Symphony Orchestra - Winter 2020

Living Out

Written by Lisa Loomer
Director, Jane Page

 

March 7 - 15, 2020

Robert Cohen Theatre

Lisa Loomer’s comic drama about immigration and working mothers could not be more timely. Ana and Nancy make the same choice to leave their children in care of others. Both do so for their families, but Ana is an undocumented Salvadoran, while Nancy is a high-powered attorney. The contrast makes for a play that is both funny and tragic as we...
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Living Out

2019-20 Faculty Artist Series

Jerzy Kosmala, viola

 

Saturday, March 7, 2020

8:00 pm

Winifred Smith Hall

Internationally acclaimed violist Jerzy Kosmala joins the 2019-20 Faculty Artist Series for the Department of Music at UCI.

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

Current, fulltime UCI...
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Faculty Artist Series: Jerzy Kosmala, viola

UCI Wind Ensemble

Winter 2020 Concert

Kevin McKeown, conductor

 

Monday, Mar. 9, 2020

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


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Wind Ensemble Winter Concert

UCI Guitar Ensemble

Winter 2020 Concert

 

Wednesday, Mar. 11, 2020

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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Guitar Ensemble

UCI Chamber Singers

Winter 2020 Concert

Dr. Irene Messoloras, conductor

 

Wednesday, Mar. 11, 2020

8:00 pm

Winifred Smith Hall

UCI Chamber Singers perform a showcase of songs highlighting the diverse talents of our students in the vocal art programs.

Free admission


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UCI Chamber Singers

21C: The Institute for 21st Century Creativity

The Pronouns: A Collection of 40 Dances for the Dancers

Written by Jackson Mac Low

Directed and choreographed by Clarina Mac Low

Organized by Carrie Noland

Co-organized by Simon Leung and Lisa Naugle

 

March 13-14, 2020

8:00pm

Experimental Media Performance Lab (xMPL)

In 1964 Jackson Mac Low (1922-2004),  co-founder of Fluxus and a student of John Cage,...
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21C The Pronouns A Collection of 40 Dances for the Dancers

UCI Vocal Arts 

Songs of Lori Laitman
American Composer

 

Saturday, Mar. 14, 2020

8:00 pm

Winifred Smith Hall

Described by Fanfare Magazine as “one of the most talented and intriguing of living composers, ” Lori Laitman has composed multiple operas and choral works, and over 250 songs, setting texts by classical and contemporary poets. Students will sing some of her songs, in anticipation of presenting the West Coast premiere of her...
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UCI Vocal Arts Welcomes Lori Laitman

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