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 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 String Quartet presents a program focusing on young Iranian and Iranian-American composers, including works by Gity Razaz, Elnaz Seyedi, Nasim Khorassani, and Iman Habibi, as well as three UCI graduate students, Niloufar Shiri, Adib Ghorbani, and Hesam Abedini. Del Sol will also perform Moving Houses by UCI professor Lukas Ligeti, and 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 with registration.

Support for this performance is provided by UCI Illuminations and the Jordan Center for Persian Studies & Culture.


 



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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Opera Gala

Fundraiser for the UCI Opera Guild

Sunday, April 7, 2019

5:00 p.m.

Winifred Smith Hall

Join the UCI Opera Guild for an evening of beautiful music. The program will feature Alumni performances honoring the 25th anniversary of Dr. Darryl Taylor's teaching in the Department of Music at the UCI Claire Trevor School of the Arts.

Tickets: $100; tax-deductible as allowed by law

 

About Darryl Taylor

(full biography)

Darryl Taylor's performances have been noted for their compelling artistry and authority. His is an international career highlighted by performances of art song, opera and oratorio. His repertoire extends from Bach to Britten, and beyond.

Mr. Taylor has appeared with orchestras in the USA and in Europe. These include the Johann Strauss Sinfonietta of Vienna, the W.A. Mozart Philharmonic of Cluj, Romania, Camerata Mediterania of Barcelona, and the Aspen Music Festival (Young Artists Series), under the batons of conductors Conxita Garcia, Cristian Florea, Gert Meditz, Gustav Meier, Richard Rosenberg, James Vail, Rebecca Burkhardt, and Bruce Nehring. Among his operatic credits is the premier of the jazzopera by Nathan Davis, Just Above My Head, on the novel by James Baldwin (role of Jimmy), lead roles in operas by Mozart, Verdi, Handel, Britten, and Gershwin. Taylor's international itinerary includes some 19 tours of Spain, singing to enthusiastic, capacity audiences.

Founder of the African American Art Song Alliance (www.darryltaylor.com), Taylor has debuted numerous works, including Daniel Bernard Roumaine's Epilogue, 1965 (a performance with the composer on violin and George Shirley as narrator), Erik Santos' Dreamer: Seven Poems by Langston Hughes, Deon Nielsen Price's To the Children of War, Theodore Wiprud's A Georgia Song, Richard Thompson’s Dream Variations, and Edward Hart’s The Caged Bird Sings. His recordings on Naxos and Albany record labels have received lavish praise. "Love Rejoices: Songs of H. Leslie Adams" was a Number One Critic's Choice for American Record Guide (John Boyer) for the year 2001. Others of his recordings include Dreamer: A Portrait of Langston Hughes, on the Naxos label, which featured William Warfield as narrator, Poetry Prelude: Music of Richard Thompson,Fields of Wonder: Songs and Spirituals of Robert Owens, and the recent Louis Moreau Gottschalk: Complete Orchestral Works and Escénas Campestres Cubanas with the Hot Springs Festival Orchestra, Rosenberg, conductor. Most recent is the recording “How Sweet the Sound – a charm of spirituals,” with Brent McMunn, on Albany Records.

Taylor is much sought after as a lecturer on African-American Art Song, having given lecture-recitals/master classes at the Juilliard School, Manhattan School of Music, the University of Michigan, Florida State University, Duke University, the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Florida A&M University, Morehouse College, for the International Alliance for Women in Music, and at the NATS Convention in Philadelphia, among many others.

A native of Detroit, Michigan, Darryl Taylor holds degrees from the University of Southern California and the University of Michigan. He is a member of Mu Phi Epsilon Music Fraternity, Pi Kappa Lambda National Music Honors Society, and is on the Board of Directors Videmus, Inc.



April 7 - 5:00 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.

View more info on the Gassmann Electronic Music Studio



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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