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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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



February 26 - 8:00 pm
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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



March 4 - 12:00 pm
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Noon Showcase Concert

Piano Master Class with Guest Artist Dr. Sharon Mann

Friday, March 6, 2020
1:00-3:00 p.m.
Winifred Smith Hall

Please join us for a  Piano Master Class with Guest Artist DrSharon Mann featuring CTSA  piano students in works by Beethoven, Haydn, Brahms, and Enescu. 

March 6 at 1:00 PM. This master class is free and open to the public.

Sharon Mann, Professor of Piano, San Francisco Conservatory

Biography 

Respected soloist and ensemble player, Dr. Sharon Mann is widely acclaimed for her penetrating interpretations of Bach’s keyboard music. A recent re-release of her Bach Partitas has been received with high praise nationally. 

Dr. Mann has served on the faculties of the Itzhak Perlman Music Festival, the Bowdoin International Music Festival, California Summer Music, Summermusikwochen (Switzerland), St. Olaf College, the Sienna Music Festival (Italy), and the 2018 Piano Academy (Philadelphia).

An appointee of Governor Richard Celeste, Dr. Mann served for six years as Artistic Director of Ohio’s Governor’s Series, lecturing on radio directly from the state mansion. Dr. Mann has also served as Artistic Director of California’s Junior Bach Festival, and as producer of the Soviet Emigré Orchestra.

An avid collaborator, Dr. Mann holds the nation’s first doctorate in piano/chamber music and has toured with Alain Marion (France), Michael Grebanier (San Francisco Symphony) and has performed with countless other artists, including Bonnie Hampton of the Juilliard School and the Cavani String Quartet of the Cleveland Institute of Music. 

Dr. Mann’s early training began in Chicago with teachers Rudolph Ganz and Isador Buchhalter and continued with Irwin Freundlich and Rosalyn Tureck. Dr. Mann holds degrees from The Juilliard School, Stanford University and Northwestern University. 

In recent years, Mann has presented master classes at The Juilliard School, the University of Utah, the New England Conservatory of Music, and in Greece, Italy, Singapore and China. She returns to China annually.

Sharon Mann teaches piano and chamber music at the San Francisco Conservatory of Music. Currently, she is working on a new edition of the complete Bach Keyboard Suites.



March 6 - 3:00 pm
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Dr. Sharon Mann

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



March 7 - 8:00 pm
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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



March 9 - 8:00 pm
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Wind Ensemble Winter Concert

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



March 11 - 8:00 pm
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UCI Chamber Singers

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 opera, The Scarlet Letter.

Free admission

Presented with generous support from UCI Illuminations



March 14 - 8:00 pm
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UCI Vocal Arts Welcomes Lori Laitman

Chamber Music Concert

Winter 2020

 

Monday, Mar. 16, 2020

8:00 pm

Winifred Smith Hall

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

Free admission



March 16 - 8:00 pm
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Chamber Music Concert

2019-20 Faculty Artist Series

Lorna Griffitt (piano)

 

Saturday, April 4, 2020

8:00 pm

Winifred Smith Hall

Department of Music Professor and International Artist, Lorna Griffitt, will play a solo piano recital. The program will begin with Scarlatti sonatas, followed by Mozart’s Sonata in A Minor, composed at the time of Mozart's mother's death. After intermission, Griffitt will perform Chopin's Ballade in F Minor, Schubert impromptus and the program will conclude with  Bartok's Piano Sonata 1926.

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



April 4 - 8:00 pm
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Lorna Griffitt

2019-20 Faculty Artist Series

Hossein Omoumi

 

Saturday, April 25, 2020

8:00 pm

Winifred Smith Hall

The main foundation of classical Persian music is classical Persian poetry, one of the most ancient bodies of literature in the world. In this program our music is based on the poems of great poets such as Rumi, Sa’di, Attâr, Erâghi and Hâfez whose poetry is the vehicle through which they expressed their philosophy and approach to life. Inevitably, the music that has evolved based on this poetry is also deeply mystic and spiritual.

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



April 25 - 8:00 pm
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Hossein Omoumi

UCI Jazz Small Groups

Spring 2020 Concert

 

Wednesday, May 13, 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



May 13 - 8:00 pm
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2019-20 Faculty Artist Series

Mari Kimura, Violin Recital “Tradition / Evolution"

Mari Kimura, violin

Yihui Liu, piano

 

Sunday, May 17, 2020

2:00 pm

Winifred Smith Hall

Music that is now called “traditional” or “classics” was once revolutionary. “A Virtuoso playing at the edge” (The New York Times) violinist/composer, Mari Kimura, presents a recital joined by a virtuoso pianist Yihui Liu, a graduate of Juilliard and current Ph.D. candidate in the Integrated Composition, Improvisation, and Technology (ICIT) program. This program will include a wide range of works such as Bach and Ravel, to Kimura’s work and arrangements.

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



May 17 - 2:00 pm
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Mari Kimura

UCI Department of Music Presents

UCI Wind Ensemble

Kevin McKeown, conductor

 

Monday, May 18, 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 and open to the public.



May 18 - 8:00 pm
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UCI Department of Music Presents

UCI Jazz Orchestra

Bobby Rodriguez, conductor

 

Wednesday, May 20, 2020

8:00 pm

Winifred Smith Hall

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 and open to the public.



May 20 - 8:00 pm
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Gassmann Electronic Music Series Presents

ICIT Student Concert

 

Friday, May 22, 2020

8:00 pm

Winifred Smith Hall

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

Free admission.



May 22 - 8:00 pm
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Spring Showcase Concert 2020

 

Wednesday, May 27, 2020

12:00 p.m.

Winifred Smith Hall

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

Free admission



May 27 - 12:00 pm
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Puccini Messa di Gloria

Dr. Irene Messoloras, conductor

 

Wednesday, June 3, 2020

8:00 pm

Winifred Smith Hall

The UCI Chamber Singers perform Puccini’s exhilarating opera, Messa di Gloria. One of the most beloved composer’s first sacred works, Messa di Gloria was written when Puccini was just 18 years old and is filled with soaring melodies, intense rhythmic energy, and youthful freshness.

Free admission



June 3 - 8:00 pm
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Chamber Music Concert

Spring 2020 Concert

 

Monday, June 8, 2020

8:00 pm

Winifred Smith Hall

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

Free admission



June 8 - 8:00 pm
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