Faculty News

Things are looking up for Orange County's Trio Céleste

A good thing to know about Trio Céleste, though not absolutely necessary, is how to pronounce the name. “I don’t even know how to correctly pronounce it, there you go,” the group’s cellist Ross Gasworth quips. The other two members, pianist Kevin Kwan Loucks and violinist Iryna Krechkovsky,...

Monica Majoli Featured in Mousse Magazine

Professor of Art Monica Majoli was featured in the April 2016 issue of Mousse Magazine. LINK.

Connie Samaras has Two Exhibitions at UC San Diego

UC Irvine Professor of Art Connie Samaras currently has two exhibitions running at UC San Diego. The exhibitions are titled, Connie Samaras: Speculative Landscapes, and feature Samaras’ photography and video from the series Edge of Twilight, V.A.L.I.S, and After the American Century...

Ulysses Jenkins in ‘BACKSTORY’ in Art in America Magazine

Professor of Art Ulysses Jenkins is in BACKSTORY by Kerry James Marshall. The article describes his time at Otis Art Institute of Los Angeles County with fellow artists Ulysses Jenkins, Greg Pitts, and Ronnie Nichols. BACKSTORY by Kerry James Marshall

For a New ‘Rainbow,’ Donald McKayle Is Still Explaining

The most ferocious sound in the room at the David H. Koch Theater was coming from an 85-year-old man in a wheelchair. But the years melted away as that man — Donald McKayle, the modern dance and Broadway choreographer known for exploring African-American themes in his work — watched a recent...

Amy Bauer Presented at the Intercultural Music Conference 2016

Associate Professor of Music Amy Bauer gave the paper "Marginal no more: cross-cultural appropriation and reception in New Music" at the Intercultural Music Conference 2016 at the University of California, San Diego. LINK.  

Kojiro Umezaki performed at TED 2016

Associate Professor of Music Kojiro Umezaki performed with the Silk Road Ensemble and Rhiannon Giddens at the main TED Conference (TED 2016) in Vancouver, Canada. Kojiro has been with the Silk Road Ensemble for fifteen years. LINK - Silk Road Ensemble LINK - Rhiannon Giddens  

Michael Dessen Trio Awarded New Music USA Project Grant

Associate Professor of Music, Michael Dessen, was awarded a project grant by New Music USA to support performances, outreach events and a recording by his electro-acoustic trio. The trio, featuring bassist Chris Tordini and drummer Dan Weiss along with Dessen on trombone/computer/composition, has...

Christopher Dobrian Appointed 2016 International Conference on Musical Gesture as Creative Interface Committee

Professor of Music Christopher Dobrian was appointed to the scientific committee of the 2016 International Conference on Musical Gesture as Creative Interface in Porto, Portugal. He will be presenting his research there in March on the topic of "Using Detected Gestures in Music as the Control...

Professor Joe Lewis in Artists' Talk at Sacramento State

Pump Up the Volume is Jane Dickson and Joe Lewis’ celebration of hip hop’s ascension into a global movement from its earliest moments that they witnessed in the South Bronx. The exhibition consists of approximately 60+ discrete pieces, including portraits of important genre artists, dating from...

Legendary actor William Needles dies at 97

William "Bill" Needles, former professor of Drama and one of Canada's best-known Shakespearean actors, has died at age 97. Needles served as an acting teacher at the University of California for a number of years and was a mentor to hundreds. "Perhaps the greatest of his many talents was his...

Ansel Adams' Student Photo Call

(c) Theater Times - November 14, 2015 by Cristofer Gross with Robert Cohen ANSEL ADAMS' STUDENT PHOTO CALL A surprising photo credit for a college rehearsal shot sparks inquiry. Walking into UC Irvine’s main library in 2008, I stopped before a poster bearing a remarkable photograph. The...

Director Don Hill’s Take on “La Mancha”

The New University sits down for a Q&A with the Director of Man of La Mancha and Vice Chair of the Drama department, Donald “Don” Hill. New University - Click to read article...

‘Elsewhere’ Here at Claire Trevor

Annie Loui’s Elsewhere presented by Counter-Balance Theater returns to UC Irvine as part of the Chancellor’s Illuminations initiative. The play, based on the Kazuo Ishiguro’s book “Never Let Me Go,” questions the boundaries of medical ethics and explores the universal-timeless search for self-...

Jane Page Received Great Reviews for Directing “I and You” at the Repertory Theatre of St. Louis

Professor of Drama Jane Page receives great reviews from multiple media outlets for her work directing “I and You” at the Repertory Theater of St. Louis. The show runs from October 28-November 15, 2015. To read all reviews click on the links below. http://stlouis.cbslocal.com/2015/11/02/i-and-...

Tony DeLap Featured in Coast Magazine

Tony DeLap was a Professor of Art at UC Irvine from 1965 until 1991. He has collections at the Whitney Museum of American Art and the Guggenheim in New York, as well as the Los Angeles County Museum of Art and the Laguna Art Museum. To read the full article click on the link. www.coastmagazine.com/...

Professor David Brodbeck Received Prestigious Virgil Thompson Award

Professor of Music David Brodbeck's book, Defining Deutschtum: Political Ideology, German Identity, and Music-Critical Discourse in Liberal Vienna (Oxford University Press, 2014), which the Times Literary Supplement (London) has called "an impressive work of scholarship that reconstructs...

“American Alchemy”, by Professor Joe Lewis, at the Newport Beach Public Library

“American Alchemy”, by Professor of Art Joe Lewis, will be on display at the Newport Beach Public Library from November 2 - December 4, 2015. For more information click on the link. www.newportbeachlibrary.org/events