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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Chamber Music Recital

Spring Concert 2018

 

Monday, June 11, 2018

8:00 pm

Winifred Smith Hall

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

Free admission



June 11 - 8:00 pm
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Trio Céleste Presents: Piano Trio Masterworks

 

Sunday, June 3, 2018

4:00 pm

Winifred Smith Hall

Recipients of the 2017 Emerging Artist Award from Arts Orange County, international chamber music ensemble Trio Céleste continues to electrify audiences here and abroad in venues including the Chicago Cultural Center, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, New York’s Carnegie Hall, and Seoul Arts Center in South Korea. Join the Claire Trevor School of the Arts Ensemble-in-Residence for an afternoon of chamber music masterworks by Beethoven and Mendelssohn!

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.

Join the Claire Trevor School of the Arts Ensemble-in-Residence in a special matinee recital featuring two masterworks in the chamber music canon: Beethoven’s monumental “Archduke” Trio and Mendelssohn’s virtuosic Piano Trio in C minor! 

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



June 3 - 4:00 pm
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Music Department Spring Soirée

 

Wednesday, May 30, 2018

8:00 pm

Winifred Smith Hall

Celebrating outstanding graduating students in an elegant evening concert. Featuring solo performance, chamber music, small jazz, and contemporary music ensembles. Please join us for a reception before the concert.

TICKETS ON SALE IN SEPTEMBER

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



May 30 - 8:00 pm
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UCI Jazz Orchestra Spring Concert

 

Wednesday, May 23, 2018

8:00 pm

Winifred Smith Hall

The Jazz Orchestra Spring Concert will bring together, for the first time, director of choral activities Dr. Seth Houston and his UCI Chamber Singers with the UC Irvine Jazz Orchestra. A wonderful evening of vocal & instrumental jazz at its finest! 

Free admission



May 23 - 8:00 pm
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UCI Wind Ensemble

 

Monday, May 21, 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



May 21 - 8:00 pm
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UCI Jazz Small Groups

Spring Concert 2018

 

Wednesday, May 16, 2018

8:00 pm

Winifred Smith Hall

The UCI undergraduate jazz program will present 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 16 - 8:00 pm
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Modeling Afro-Asian Collaboration: Jazz, Spoken-Word and Political Aesthetics

 

Wednesday, May 9, 2018

8:00 p.m.

Winifred Smith Hall

Modeling Afro-Asian Collaboration: Jazz, Spoken-Word and Political Aesthetics is a new project-in-progress of jazz music and spoken word devoted to the seemingly endless list of young African Americans whose lives have been tragically cut short by violence in the recent past. The piece is a collaboration between distinguished Bay-area jazz pianist and composer Jon Jang and activist poet Amanda Kemp. Modeling Afro-Asian Collaboration is organized into vignettes, each named for a Black victim of violence, including: Eric Garner, Michael Brown, and Trayvon Martin, while featuring Jang’s original music in conjunction with Amanda Kemp’s spoken word.

Free admission

Jointly sponsored by UCI Illuminations and the Department of Music.


Jon Jang has broken barriers and genres as a composer, pianist and artistic director of ensembles in developing original works that celebrate intercultural collaboration and encourage alliances between the Asian and Black communities in the Bay Area. A recipient of numerous ASCAP awards and commissions from the National Endowment for the Arts and the Kronos Quartet, Jang is a pioneering artist who has consistently been one of the most vital and stimulating voices in the Bay Area’s cultural scene. His works have embraced topics of social justice, racial equality, politics, and history, and in particular, events relating to the Asian American experience. He is the founder of the Asian Improv aRts organization, which is celebrating its 30th anniversary in 2017. In 2010, Jang presented the World Premiere of Angel Voices: Rhapsody on Angel Island Poetry as part of the 28th Annual San Francisco Jazz Festival.

Dr. Amanda Kemp blends activism and spirituality, theatre arts and history. A survivor of the New York City foster care system, Dr. Kemp has been a lifelong poet-performer and advocate of racial justice and equality since her first anti-apartheid march in 1983. She earned her B.A. from Stanford University where she helped to lead the Stanford out of South Africa divestment movement and the successful struggle to revamp the University’s Eurocentric humanities requirement. Awarded Stanford’s prestigious Gardner Fellowship for Public Service, Dr. Kemp apprenticed with the Honorable Maxine Waters and the Rev. Jesse Jackson. A poet and playwright, Kemp left politics to pursue a doctoral degree in Performance Studies at Northwestern University in Evanston, IL. As a playwright, Kemp debuted her play “Sister Outsider” in the Johannesburg Arts Festival and formed “Intimate Dread,” a trio of women performance poets. A master teacher, Dr. Kemp has taught at Cornell University, Dickinson College, Millersville University, and Franklin & Marshall College where she served as the chair of Africana Studies. She has keynoted Martin Luther King programs at colleges, high schools, and in elementary school settings. Kemp is currently a Visiting Scholar in Africana Studies at Franklin & Marshall College and continues to publish on race, performance, and freedom.

 



May 9 - 8:00 pm
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Hypercolor

 

Wednesday, April 25, 2018

8:00 p.m.

Winifred Smith Hall

Hypercolor, the bicoastal trio of guitarist Eyal Maoz, bassist James Ilgenfritz, and drummer (and UCI Music faculty member) Lukas Ligeti, presents a fresh take on jazz: the rawness of punk, the virtuosity of jazz-rock, the unrestrained energy of free improvisation, the constructivism of new-music composition, and the emotionality of indie rock coalesce to create an instrumental music of sheer originality. Basic components of music such as melody and pulse are called into question; they are strongly present, but have morphed into an ever-malleable conduit for an unusually vast range of expressive possibilities. Their first, eponymously titled, CD was released in 2015 on John Zorn's Tzadik label and met with wide critical acclaim; since then, Hypercolor has performed in countries from Italy to Indonesia.

Free admission

Jointly sponsored by UCI Illuminations and the Department of Music.



April 25 - 8:00 pm
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Gassmann Electronic Music Series

Zeena Parkins: Captiva

 

Friday, April 20, 2018

8:00 p.m.

Winifred Smith Hall

Zeena Parkins is a multi-instrumentalist, composer, and improviser, a pioneer of the electric harp and a fearless proponent of its acoustic original, inventing extraordinary playing techniques and layers of electronic processing. She will perform Captiva, an original multi-movement composition, working on the macro-level to explore a compendium of possibilities on the acoustic harp. On the micro-level, improvisational strategies are deployed on designated clips of composed fragments to trigger new material.

Free admission

Also...

Friday, April 20, 2018, 1:00 p.m.
Zeena Parkins, Improvisation Workshop
Room 218, Music and Media Building
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April 20 - 8:00 pm
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Faculty Artist Series

Something Old, Something New
Frances Young Bennett, soprano

Saturday, April 14, 2018

8:00 pm

Winifred Smith Hall

Soprano Frances Young Bennett, described by the LA Times as “A soprano of gossamer sheer purity,” joins forces with UCI faculty pianists Nina Scolnik and Lorna Griffitt in a recital of music by Henry Purcell, American art song, and songs from the Great American Songbook.

TICKETS ON SALE IN SEPTEMBER

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

Shuttle services will begin one hour before showtime and will meet patrons on Level Two (Mesa Road street level) of the Mesa Parking Structure, by the elevator. Advance notice is appreciated, but not required.  For additional information, please call the Arts Box Office (949) 824-2787 or email artstix@uci.edu.  (Schedules are subject to change. See posted schedule at http://www.arts.uci.edu/shuttle)



April 14 - 8:00 pm
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Chamber Music | OC Presents

Master Class / Performance Featuring Cellist Colin Carr

 

Wednesday, March 21, 2018

7:00 pm

Winifred Smith Hall

Join British concert cellist Colin Carr and Chamber Music | OC’s distinguished Young Artists as they explore the incredible Solo Cello Suites of J.S. Bach. This special evening will feature a public master class on select movements from the Cello Suites, and will conclude with a performance of a complete Suite by Carr. Come witness the creative process in motion featuring some of the greatest repertoire ever composed for solo cello!

Winifred Smith Hall

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March 21 - 7:00 pm
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Chamber Music Recital

Winter Concert 2018

 

Monday, March 19, 2018

8:00 pm

Winifred Smith Hall

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

Free admission



March 19 - 8:00 pm
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A Music Salon with Johannes Brahms 

 

Wednesday, March 7, 2018

8:00 pm

Winifred Smith Hall

An elegant salon featuring chamber, chamber vocal, and solo music by Johannes Brahms, with conversation about Brahms and his world by world-renowned Brahms scholars David Brodbeck and Nicole Grimes. Please join us for a reception before the concert.

TICKETS ON SALE IN SEPTEMBER

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



March 7 - 8:00 pm
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Gassmann Electronic Music Series

loadbang

 

Friday, March 2, 2018

8:00 p.m.

Winifred Smith Hall

New York City-based new music chamber group loadbang is building a new kind of music for mixed ensemble of trumpet, trombone, bass clarinet, and baritone voice. Since their founding in 2008, they have been praised as “cultivated” by The New Yorker, “an extra-cool new music group” and “exhilarating” by the Baltimore Sun, “inventive” by the New York Times, and a “formidable new-music force” by TimeOutNY. Their unique lung-powered instrumentation has provoked diverse responses from composers, resulting in a repertoire comprising an inclusive picture of composition today. They will be presenting works written exclusively for them by composers Lei Liang, Alexandre Lunsqui, Reiko Futing, Scott Worthington, Scott Wollschleger, and by ensemble members Carlos Cordeiro and William Lang.

Free admission



March 2 - 8:00 pm
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UCI Jazz Orchestra Winter Concert

 

Wednesday, February 28, 2018

8:00 pm

Winifred Smith Hall

The Jazz Orchestra Winter Concert will again bring great original compositions by Dr. Bobby Rodriguez and feature compositions by UC Irvine Jazz studies students. A testimony to the ever-developing Jazz Studies Program.

Free admission



February 28 - 8:00 pm
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UCI Wind Ensemble

 

Monday, February 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



February 26 - 8:00 pm
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Faculty Artist Series

“A Touch of Europe” - Jerzy Kosmala and friends

 

Saturday, February 24, 2018

8:00 pm

Winifred Smith Hall

Internationally acclaimed violist Jerzy Kosmala joins forces with fellow UCI faculty member Haroutune Bedelian, violin, and pianist David Dunford in a concert called “A Touch of Europe.” The concert will feature Alessandro Rolla’s Duo for Violin and Viola, with additional selections by Faure, Williams, Bloch, and Constantinides.

TICKETS ON SALE IN SEPTEMBER

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

Shuttle services will begin one hour before showtime and will meet patrons on Level Two (Mesa Road street level) of the Mesa Parking Structure, by the elevator. Advance notice is appreciated, but not required.  For additional information, please call the Arts Box Office (949) 824-2787 or email artstix@uci.edu.  (Schedules are subject to change. See posted schedule at http://www.arts.uci.edu/shuttle)



February 24 - 8:00 pm
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UCI Jazz Small Groups

Winter Concert 2018

 

Wednesday, February 21, 2018

8:00 pm

Winifred Smith Hall

The UCI undergraduate jazz program will present 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



February 21 - 8:00 pm
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Faculty Artist Series

Kei Akagi & Friends

 

February 16 & 17, 2018

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 original works. This trio has been together for over 25 years, and seamlessly incorporates the full spectrum of traditional and experimental jazz. The group will be joined for this concert by fellow improviser Kojiro Umezaki on shakuhachi, performing music from a recent recording collaboration and album release.  

TICKETS ON SALE IN SEPTEMBER

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

Shuttle services will begin one hour before showtime and will meet patrons on Level Two (Mesa Road street level) of the Mesa Parking Structure, by the elevator. Advance notice is appreciated, but not required.  For additional information, please call the Arts Box Office (949) 824-2787 or email artstix@uci.edu.  (Schedules are subject to change. See posted schedule at http://www.arts.uci.edu/shuttle)



February 16 - 8:00 pm, February 17 - 8:00 pm
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Music Showcase Concert

February 14, 2018, 12:00 p.m.

Winifred Smith Hall

Opening Reception: Wednesday, February 14, 2018, 12:00 p.m.

Enjoy a noontime concert featuring outstanding performers from various disciplines in UCI’s Department of Music.

710 Arts Plaza | Irvine, CA 92697 |

Free admission, open to the public.



February 14 - 12:00 pm
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Faculty Artist Series

A Future of the Present Past - Kojiro Umezaki, Shakuhachi

 

Saturday, February 3, 2018

8:00 pm

Winifred Smith Hall

Kojiro Umezaki, of Yo-Yo Ma’s Silk Road Ensemble, and Jenny Kim, fortepiano, present works for shakuhachi, fortepiano, electronics, and more. The program includes selections from Japanese composer Michio Mamiya’s Five Finnish Folk Songs arranged for the first time for the improbable combination of Monty Levenson’s shakulute—a hybrid shakuhachi-flute—and fortepiano.

TICKETS ON SALE IN SEPTEMBER

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

Shuttle services will begin one hour before showtime and will meet patrons on Level Two (Mesa Road street level) of the Mesa Parking Structure, by the elevator. Advance notice is appreciated, but not required.  For additional information, please call the Arts Box Office (949) 824-2787 or email artstix@uci.edu.  (Schedules are subject to change. See posted schedule at http://www.arts.uci.edu/shuttle)

(Photo: Kojiro Umezaki performing with the Silk Road ensemble, ©Max Whittaker)



February 3 - 8:00 pm
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Choral Music at UCI Presents

AcaLove: Southern California A Cappella Festival

Dr. Seth Houston, Conductor 

 

January 26, 2018

8:00 p.m.

Winifred Smith Hall

UCI Chamber Singers and UCI A Cappella host leading a cappella groups from UCI and other Southern California campuses. Come by to support the art and spread the love.

Free admission



January 26 - 8:00 pm
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Chamber Music | OC Presents

Master Class / Performance Featuring Pianist Julian Martin

 

Wednesday, January 3, 2018

7:00 pm

Winifred Smith Hall

Join Juilliard Piano Professor Julian Martin and Chamber Music | OC’s distinguished Young Artists as they explore solo and chamber music masterpieces. This special evening will begin with a public master class and conclude with a solo piano performance by Martin. Come witness the creative process in motion featuring one of the world's most important educators! 

Winifred Smith Hall

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January 3 - 7:00 pm
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Chamber Music Recital

Fall Concert 2017

 

Monday, December 11, 2017

8:00 pm

Winifred Smith Hall

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

Free admission



December 11 - 8:00 pm
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Chamber Music | OC Presents

Master Class Featuring Violist Karen Dreyfus

 

Sunday, December 3, 2017

6:00 pm

Winifred Smith Hall

Join world-renowned violist Karen Dreyfus, Director of Chamber Music at USC’s Thornton School of Music, for a special chamber music master class with members of Chamber Music | OC’s distinguished Young Artist Program. Dreyfus has distinguished herself as a recipient of many prizes, including the Naumburg Viola Competition (1982), the Lionel Tertis International Viola Competition (1980), the Washington International Competition (1979), and the Hudson Valley Competition (1978). Ms. Dreyfus has concertized extensively in the United States, Canada, Europe, Asia, and South America. Don't miss this opportunity to see one of the world's most important instrumentalists inspiring the next generation of young musicians!

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December 3 - 6:00 pm
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UCI Jazz Orchestra Fall Concert

 

Wednesday, November 29, 2017

8:00 pm

Winifred Smith Hall

The Jazz Orchestra’s Fall Concert will present a mix of American jazz classics along with original compositions by Dr. Bobby Rodriguez featuring some of our great jazz faculty. A concert not to be missed.

Free admission



November 29 - 8:00 pm
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UCI Wind Ensemble

 

Monday, November 20, 2017

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 20 - 8:00 pm
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Gassmann Electronic Music Series

In Memoriam: Jean-Claude Risset (1938-2016)

 

Friday, November 17, 2017

8:00 pm

Winifred Smith Hall

Composer and computer music pioneer Jean-Claude Risset, who passed away this past year, will be commemorated with performances of his music, discussion of the significance of his work, and the premiere of a composition in his honor by UCI professor violinist Mari Kimura.

Free admission



November 17 - 8:00 pm
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UCI Jazz Small Groups

Fall Concert 2017

 

Wednesday, November 15, 2017

8:00 pm

Winifred Smith Hall

The UCI Undergraduate Jazz Program will present 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.

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November 15 - 8:00 pm
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Choral Music at UCI Presents

Ellen Reid’s dreams of the new world

UCI Chamber Singers, soloists, and sinfonietta

Dr. Seth Houston, conductor

 

Saturday, November 11, 2017

8:00 pm

Winifred Smith Hall

UCI Chamber Singers presents dreams of the new world, a major new work commissioned by the Los Angeles Master Chorale, in a concert-quality “workshop performance.” The work, by composer Ellen Reid with librettist Sarah LaBrie and lead researcher Sayd Randle, explores themes of the American dream, both aspired to and realized, in Memphis, Houston, and Los Angeles. The work, which features a 14-member professional instrumental ensemble and five vocal soloists, will premiere in Walt Disney Concert Hall in May, 2018. Please join the composer, librettist, lead researcher, and performers for a post-concert TalkBack.

Please join us for a post-performance TalkBack with the creative team.

Jointly sponsored by UCI Illuminations and the Department of Music.

TICKETS ON SALE IN SEPTEMBER

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

(Ellen Reid photo by Arnaud Pyvka)



November 11 - 8:00 pm
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Faculty Artist Series

Beethoven for Two Guitars: The Schneiderman-Yamaya Duo

John Schneiderman and Hideki Yamaya

 

Saturday, November 4, 2017

8:00 pm

Winifred Smith Hall

Join guitar virtuosi John Schneiderman and Hideki Yamaya for masterful 19th-century arrangements for two guitars of Beethoven’s piano sonatas, string quartets, and even the famous Septet.

TICKETS ON SALE IN SEPTEMBER

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

Shuttle services will begin one hour before showtime and will meet patrons on Level Two (Mesa Road street level) of the Mesa Parking Structure, by the elevator. Advance notice is appreciated, but not required.  For additional information, please call the Arts Box Office (949) 824-2787 or email artstix@uci.edu.  (Schedules are subject to change. See posted schedule at http://www.arts.uci.edu/shuttle)


About the Artists

Critically acclaimed virtuoso of plucked instruments since age nine, John Schneiderman specializes in the performance practice and repertoire of eighteenth-century lutes and nineteenth-century guitars.  Based in California, Mr. Schneiderman is in demand as a soloist and chamber musician collaborating on recordings and performances throughout North America.

Beginning his performance career as a banjo, guitar, bass and fiddle player, the young Schneiderman was a familiar face on the stages of bluegrass and folk festivals throughout California.  Mr. Schneiderman studied with British guitar pedagogue and author Frederick Noad, and continued his studies at the Schola Cantorum in Basel, Switzerland, with the great modern pioneer of the baroque lute, Eugen Dombois.  Mr. Dombois’ precise and detailed approach to the repertoire continues notably to influence Schneiderman’s interpretations today.

He is a member of Galanterie, The Czar’s Guitars, Les Deux Amis, and the Schneiderman-Yamaya Duo.  He has performed with the Los Angeles Opera, Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra, Los Angeles Philharmonic, Los Angeles Master Chorale, Los Angeles Baroque Orchestra, Musica Angelica, Seattle Baroque, Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra, Chanticleer, Musica Pacifica, El Mundo and the American Bach Soloists.  His extensive discography, much of it rarely or never before recorded lute and guitar music, includes CDs on the Titanic, AudioQuest, Centaur, VGo, Dorian Sono Luminus, Brilliant Classics, Profil:Edition Günter Hänssler, and Hänssler Classic labels.  Mr. Schneiderman is currently on the faculties of the University of California, Irvine and Claremont Graduate University, and has been on the faculties of Irvine Valley College, Orange Coast College, California State University, Long Beach and the San Francisco Conservatory of Music. www.johnschneiderman.com

Hideki Yamaya is a lutenist and early guitarist based in Portland, Oregon, USA. Born in Tokyo, Japan, he has lived all over the United States before settling in Portland, where he is a freelance performer and teacher.  He has a B.A. in Music and an M.A. in Ethnomusicology from University of California, Santa Cruz, where he studied with Robert Strizich, and an M.F.A. in Guitar and Lute Performance from University of California, Irvine, where he studied with John Schneiderman. He also studied with James Tyler at University of Southern California and with Paul Beier at Accademia Internazionale della Musica in Milan, Italy.  He has had master classes with the foremost lutenists of today, including Robert Barto, Victor Coelho, David Dolata, Ronn McFarlane, Richard Savino, and Stephen Stubbs. In demand both as a soloist and as a continuo/chamber player, Hideki has performed with and for Portland Baroque Orchestra, Portland Opera, Santa Cruz Baroque Festival, Baroque Northwest, Musica Angelica Baroque Orchestra, Los Angeles Master Chorale, Los Angeles Opera, California Bach Society, Oregon Bach Festival, and Astoria Music Festival.  He is one half of the Schneiderman-Yamaya Duo and is the artistic director for Musica Maestrale, an early music collective based in Portland.  He is an internationally acclaimed musician and has performed in Canada, Japan, Great Britain, Germany, and Italy.



November 4 - 8:00 pm
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Chamber Music | OC Presents:

An Evening of Chamber Music with Pianist Robert McDonald

 

Saturday, October 28, 2017

8:00 pm

Winifred Smith Hall

Chamber Music | OC in association with the Claire Trevor School of the Arts presents international concert pianist Robert McDonald, Chair of Piano Studies at the Curtis Institute of Music and Piano Faculty at The Juilliard School.

McDonald has appeared with major orchestras in the United States and was the recital partner for many years to Isaac Stern. His prizes include the gold medal at the Busoni International Piano Competition, the top prize at the William Kapell International Competition, and the Deutsche Schallplatten Critics Award. He has played with the Takács, Vermeer, Juilliard, Brentano, Borromeo, American, Shanghai, and St. Lawrence string quartets, and can be heard on the Sony Classical, Bridge, Vox, Musical Heritage Society, ASV, and CRI labels. 

Join McDonald in a virtuosic program of chamber music featuring the violin sonatas of Janáček and Respighi with Trio Céleste violinist Iryna Krechkovsky, and Antonín Dvořák's masterful Piano Quintet with special guests Kyung Sun Lee and Paul Coletti, faculty of the Colburn School, and Trio Céleste members Iryna Krechkovsky and Ross Gasworth. 

TICKETS ON SALE IN SEPTEMBER

Tickets:
General $22
Seniors, Groups 10+, UCI Faculty & Staff $17
UCI Students & Children under 17 $6



October 28 - 8:00 pm
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Faculty Artist Series

Matt Hare, Bass

 

Wednesday, October 25, 2017

8:00 pm

Winifred Smith Hall

Come hear the double bass in a variety of settings: unaccompanied, with piano, and in small ensemble. Works will include transcriptions of Scriabin, a composition commissioned by Hare from guest collaborator Hayk Arsenyan, Jon Deak’s B.B. Wolf, and Hare’s arrangement of Ravel’s Mother Goose Suite for oboe, clarinet, violin, viola, and double bass.  

TICKETS ON SALE IN SEPTEMBER

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

Shuttle services will begin one hour before showtime and will meet patrons on Level Two (Mesa Road street level) of the Mesa Parking Structure, by the elevator. Advance notice is appreciated, but not required.  For additional information, please call the Arts Box Office (949) 824-2787 or email artstix@uci.edu.  (Schedules are subject to change. See posted schedule at http://www.arts.uci.edu/shuttle)



October 25 - 8:00 pm
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Chamber Music | OC Presents

Master Class with Pianist Robert McDonald

 

Tuesday, October 24, 2017

7:00 pm

Winifred Smith Hall

Join international concert pianist Robert McDonald, Chair of Piano Studies at the Curtis Institute of Music and Piano Faculty at The Juilliard School, in a rare Southern California appearance mentoring participants of Chamber Music | OC’s distinguished Young Artist Program. Come witness the creative process in motion when one of the world’s greatest musicians inspires the next generation of performing artists!

Winifred Smith Hall

Suggested Donation at the Door: $10



October 24 - 7:00 pm
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Faculty Artist Series

Trio de Janeiro

Lorna Griffitt, pianist

 

Saturday, October 7, 2017

8:00 pm

Winifred Smith Hall

The Trio de Janeiro will perform two of the world's most well-loved piano trios; the monumental Ghost Trio by Beethoven and the scintillating Dumky Trio by Dvořák. Featuring Haroutune Bedelian, violin, Armen Ksajikian, cello, and Lorna Griffitt, piano, the Trio de Janeiro first met in 1990 at the Fairbanks Summer Arts Festival in Alaska. Since that time, they have performed together on numerous series in Oregon, California and Brazil among other venues.

TICKETS ON SALE IN SEPTEMBER

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

Shuttle services will begin one hour before showtime and will meet patrons on Level Two (Mesa Road street level) of the Mesa Parking Structure, by the elevator. Advance notice is appreciated, but not required.  For additional information, please call the Arts Box Office (949) 824-2787 or email artstix@uci.edu.  (Schedules are subject to change. See posted schedule at http://www.arts.uci.edu/shuttle)



October 7 - 8:00 pm
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