Claire Trevor School of the Arts

4000 Mesa Rd, Irvine, CA 92618
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    Enjoy Dance, Chamber, Jazz and Symphony Series performed through-out the year at eight separate venues located on the University of California, Irvine campus.
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    4000 Mesa Rd, Irvine, CA 92618
    Sep. 29 - Jan. 05

    UCI proudly offers a First Glimpse of The Buck Collection, part of the emerging Institute and Museum for California Art. Acquired by Newport Beach developer and...

    712 Arts Plaza, Irvine, CA 92697
    Recurring weekly on Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday until January 5, 2019

    Curated by Kevin Appel, Stephen Barker, Cecile Whiting
    UCI proudly offers a First Glimpse of The Buck Collection, part of the emerging Institute and Museum...

    712 Arts Plaza, Irvine, CA 92697
    Recurring weekly on Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday until December 15, 2018

    Opening Reception: Saturday, September 29, 2:00 – 5:00 p.m.
    Solo exhibition by Ella De Burca
    Curated by Allyson Unzicker

    710, Irvine, CA 92617
    Winifred Smith Hall
    Saturday, October 06, 2018

    Countertenor Darryl Taylor and pianist/composer Juliana Hall present the West Coast premiere of Hall’s cycle O Mistress Mine, which explores the ever-changing...

    4000 Mesa Road, Irvine, Irvine, CA 92697
    William Gillespie Studios 1100
    Recurring weekly on Monday, Tuesday until October 16, 2018

    Join us to experience innovative dance performances by three leading Asian American female choreographers who experiment with classical and modern forms of...

    4000 Mesa Road, Irvine, Irvine, CA 92697
    UCI Arts Campus
    Thursday, October 25, 2018

    Our annual open house highlights the talents of our students and faculty. Art exhibitions, concerts, performances, dress rehearsals, and more take place in...

    712 Arts Plaza, Irvine, Irvine, CA 92697
    xMPL
    Thursday, November 01, 2018

    Organized by Simon Leung and Deborah Oliver
    An evening of performance and films celebrating the life and work of dancer/artist Simone Forti, who has had a...

    4000 Mesa Road, Irvine, Irvine, CA 92697
    Claire Trevor Theatre
    Saturday, November 03, 2018

    First started in 2016, this annual festival engages both the local Southern California dance community and our international partners from China and abroad, this...

    712 Arts Plaza, Irvine, Irvine, CA 92697
    Winifred Smith Hall
    Wednesday, November 07, 2018

    This innovative art song recital pays homage to the centennial of World War I. The concert features baritone John Brancy and pianist Peter Dugan. Their...

    712 Arts Plaza, Irvine, Irvine, CA 92697
    Winifred Smith Hall
    Friday, November 09, 2018

    What was the premiere of the 16-year-old composer's work like? How did Mendelssohn combine two string quartets to such great effect? Why do we feel such elation...

    712 Arts Plaza, Irvine, Irvine, CA 92697
    Winifred Smith Hall
    Saturday, November 10, 2018

    Through new works commissioned by the Asia/America New Music Institute (AANMI), the “elegant and exacting” ensemble Hub New Music (Boston Globe) and “virtuosic,...

    4242 Campus Drive, Irvine, Irvine, CA 92697
    Irvine Barclay Theatre
    Dates vary between November 10, 2018 - November 18, 2018

    Music & Lyrics by Nell Benjamin and Laurence O’Keefe
    Book by Heather Hach
    Musically Directed by Benet Braun, graduate music director

    712 Arts Plaza, Irvine, Irvine, CA 92697
    Winifred Smith Hall
    Wednesday, November 14, 2018

    The UCI undergraduate jazz program presents its quarterly concert to showcase the small group student ensembles. There will be several groups under the direction...

    712 Arts Plaza, Irvine, Irvine, CA 92697
    UCI Arts Campus
    Friday, November 16, 2018

    Cirque du Soleil is coming to UC Irvine! This event, presented by The Cirque Collaborative, a student-led initiative, will feature Cirque du Soleil's KÀ and will...

    4242 Campus Drive, Irvine, Irvine, CA 92697
    Irvine Barclay Theatre
    Tuesday, November 20, 2018

    The UCI Symphony Orchestra, under the direction of Maestro Stephen Tucker, presents orchestral classics and the world premiere of Larry Mumford's Symphony No. 3,...

    712 Arts Plaza, Irvine, Irvine, CA 92697
    Winifred Smith Hall
    Monday, November 26, 2018

    The UCI Wind Ensemble, under the direction of Kevin McKeown, performs traditional and contemporary works written specifically for the wind band genre.

    712 Arts Plaza, Irvine, Irvine, CA 92697
    Winifred Smith Hall
    Wednesday, November 28, 2018

    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...

    712 Arts Plaza, Irvine, Irvine, CA 92697
    The Little Theatre
    Dates vary between December 1, 2018 - December 9, 2018

    Written by Oscar Wilde
    Guest Directed by Shishir Kurup
    This Victorian farce is much more than a comedy of crossed wires and mistaken identity. As a...

    520 W. Walnut St, Santa Ana, CA
    Bill Medley Auditorium
    Saturday, December 01, 2018

    The UCI Symphony Orchestra adopted the Santa Ana High School Symphony Orchestra to build awareness of the university experience, increase access to arts...

    712 Arts Plaza, Irvine, Irvine, CA 92697
    Arts Amphitheatre
    Thursday, December 06, 2018

    UCI guitar students present a program of solos, duos, trios, and quartets selected from six centuries of repertoire by composers from around the world.

    712 Arts Plaza, Irvine, Irvine, CA 92697
    Claire Trevor Theatre
    Dec. 06 - Dec. 08

    Charlotte Griffin, artistic director
    An exciting program introducing original choreography by MFA candidates in Dance. The program includes original works...

    712 Arts Plaza, Irvine, Irvine, CA 92697
    Experimental Media Performance Lab (xMPL)
    Dec. 07 - Dec. 09

    Violinist/composer Mari Kimura will present a festival in collaboration with guest artists, UCI colleagues, and students that incorporates the motion sensor for...

    712 Arts Plaza, Irvine, Irvine, CA 92697
    Winifred Smith Hall
    Monday, December 10, 2018

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

    712 Arts Plaza, Irvine, Irvine, CA 92697
    University Art Gallery & Room Gallery
    Recurring weekly on Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday until February 16, 2019

    Opening reception: Saturday, January 19, 2:00 – 5:00 p.m.
    Critical & Curatorial Studies MFA Thesis Exhibition
    Curated by Corrie Siegel

    712 Arts Plaza, Irvine, Irvine, CA 92697
    Winifred Smith Hall
    Wednesday, January 23, 2019

    Peter Evans (trumpet) and Sam Pluta (electronics) have been collaborating since 2008 to forge a new and dynamically interactive live electroacoustic music....

    712 Arts Plaza, Irvine, Irvine, CA 92697
    Robert Cohen Theatre
    Jan. 25 - Jan. 27

    Written and Directed by Mihai Măniuțiu
    This original work by Mihai Măniuțiu was inspired by The Green Book, a travel guide for African American motorists,...

    712 Arts Plaza, Irvine, Irvine, CA 92697
    Winifred Smith Hall
    Friday, January 25, 2019

    Yuliya Minina will perform solo piano works and duets with Mexican-Ukrainian cellist Jenia Kobylyanska. The program will include compositions by Russian and...

    712 Arts Plaza, Irvine, Irvine, CA 92697
    xMPL
    Dates vary between February 6, 2019 - February 9, 2019

    John Crawford, Director
    An intermedia production responding to the natural beauty of oceans and coastlines, and expressing feelings of loss, disorientation,...

    712 Arts Plaza, Irvine, Irvine, CA 92697
    Winifred Smith Hall
    Feb. 15 - Feb. 16

    Since its formation in 2001, the Tokyo Trio – Kei Akagi (piano), Shunya Wakai (bass), and Tamaya Honda (drums) – has recorded seven critically...

    712 Arts Plaza, Irvine, Irvine, CA 92697
    Winifred Smith Hall
    Wednesday, February 20, 2019

    The UCI undergraduate jazz program will presents its quarterly concert to showcase the small group student ensembles. There will be several groups under the...

    4242 Campus Drive, Irvine, Irvine, CA 92697
    Irvine Barclay Theatre
    Feb. 21 - Feb. 23

    Distinctive and exciting choreography by UCI Dance faculty and featuring undergraduate and graduate performers. Works will be staged and choreographed by...

    712 Arts Plaza, Irvine, Irvine, CA 92697
    University Art Gallery & Room Gallery
    Feb. 23 - Mar. 16

    Opening Reception: Saturday, February 23, 2:00 – 5:00 p.m.


    712 Arts Plaza, Irvine, Irvine, CA 92697
    Winifred Smith Hall
    Wednesday, February 27, 2019

    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...

    712 Arts Plaza, Irvine, Irvine, CA 92697
    Winifred Smith Hall
    Friday, March 01, 2019

    San Francisco’s critically acclaimed Del Sol Quartet presents a program focusing on young Iranian and Iranian-American composers, including works by three UCI...

    712 Arts Plaza, Irvine, Irvine, CA 92697
    Winifred Smith Hall
    Monday, March 04, 2019

    The UCI Wind Ensemble, under the direction of Kevin McKeown, performs traditional and contemporary works written specifically for the wind band genre.

    712 Arts Plaza, Irvine, Irvine, CA 92697
    Winifred Smith Hall
    Wednesday, March 06, 2019

    Come and enjoy an afternoon of outstanding musical performances. This Noon Showcase features talented vocalists and instrumentalists covering a wide variety of...

    4242 Campus Drive, Irvine, Irvine, CA 92697
    Irvine Barclay Theatre
    Friday, March 08, 2019

    The UCI Symphony Orchestra, under the direction of Maestro Stephen Tucker, presents orchestral classics featuring the winner of the 2019 Concerto...

    4242 Campus Drive, Irvine, Irvine, CA 92697
    Irvine Barclay Theatre
    Saturday, March 09, 2019

    Celebrating its 90th anniversary, the Pacific Southwest Intercollegiate Choral Association holds a festival every year where choirs from all twelve member...

    712 Arts Plaza, Irvine, Irvine, CA 92697
    Dates vary between March 9, 2019 - March 17, 2019

    Through a dazzling series of vignettes, the story of Marianne and Roland plays out various incarnations their relationship could have taken through the years. As...

    712 Arts Plaza, Irvine, Irvine, CA 92697
    xMPL
    Dates vary between March 9, 2019 - March 17, 2019

    Written by James Fritz
    Directed by Jane Page
    In a world where information saturates to the point of desensitization, news stories are increasingly...

    712 Arts Plaza, Irvine, Irvine, CA 92697
    UCI Arts Campus
    Wednesday, March 13, 2019

    UCI guitar students present a program of solos, duos, trios, and quartets selected from six centuries of repertoire by composers from around the world.

    712 Arts Plaza, Irvine, Irvine, CA 92697
    Winifred Smith Hall
    Friday, March 15, 2019

    UCI Chamber Singers explores the sonic possibilities of the human voice through works by William Byrd, Robert Pearsall, Jake Runestead, and Zanaida Robles; a...

    712 Arts Plaza, Irvine, Irvine, CA 92697
    Winifred Smith Hall
    Saturday, April 06, 2019

    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...

    520 W. Walnut St, Santa Ana, CA
    Bill Medley Auditorium, Santa Ana High School
    Thursday, April 11, 2019

    The UCI Symphony Orchestra, led by Maestro Tucker, alongside the Santa Ana High School (SAHS) Symphony Orchestra performs a combined side-by-side concert...

    712 Arts Plaza, Irvine, Irvine, CA 92697
    Claire Trevor Theatre
    Apr. 18 - Apr. 20

    A lively spring showcase by MFA candidates in Dance, highlighting graduate and undergraduate dancers.

    712 Arts Plaza, Irvine, Irvine, CA 92697
    Winifred Smith Hall
    Apr. 19 - Apr. 20

    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,...

    712 Arts Plaza, Irvine, Irvine, CA 92697
    UCI Arts Campus
    Wednesday, April 24, 2019

    Join Claire Trevor School of the Arts in a charitable day of giving. Spend the day with students, faculty, and staff at the Green Room Cafe in the Arts Plaza...

    712 Arts Plaza, Irvine, Irvine, CA 92697
    Winifred Smith Hall
    Friday, April 26, 2019

    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...

    712 Arts Plaza, Irvine, Irvine, CA 92697
    University Art Gallery & Room Gallery
    Recurring weekly on Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday until May 11, 2019

    Opening Reception: Saturday, April 27, 2:00 – 5:00 p.m.

    712 Arts Plaza, Irvine, Irvine, CA 92697
    Robert Cohen Theatre
    Dates vary between April 27, 2019 - May 5, 2019

    Written by Carmen Aguirre
    Directed by Juliette Carrillo
    This dark comedy, set in a modest Vancouver hotel, is about Chilean refugees who struggle with...

    712 Arts Plaza, Irvine, Irvine, CA 92697
    Claire Trevor Theatre
    May. 02 - May. 04

    Loretta Livingston, artistic director
    Some of the most promising undergraduate choreographers present original new works in this annual concert brimming...

    4242 Campus Drive, Irvine, Irvine, CA 92697
    Irvine Barclay Theatre
    Friday, May 03, 2019

    An exciting, fast-paced evening of musical performances by the Department of Music’s outstanding students and faculty, including instrumental and vocal ensembles...

    4242 Campus Drive, Irvine, Irvine, CA 92697
    Irvine Barclay Theatre
    Saturday, May 04, 2019

    UCI A Cappella and UCI Chamber Singers present the second annual AcaLove, which brings together award-winning groups from all over Southern California. AcaLove...

    712 Arts Plaza, Irvine, Irvine, CA 92697
    UCI Arts Campus
    May. 08 - May. 11

    A celebration of improvisation and comedy presented by Improv Revolution (iRev), an improvisational ensemble composed of undergraduate students from UC Irvine’s...

    4242 Campus Drive, Irvine, Irvine, CA 92697
    Irvine Barclay Theatre
    May. 11 - May. 12

    Music by Johann Strauss II
    Dr. Darryl Taylor, artistic director
    Dr. Stephen Tucker, conductor
    On New Year’s Eve, Eisenstein must go to jail for...

    712 Arts Plaza, Irvine, Irvine, CA 92697
    Winifred Smith Hall
    Wednesday, May 15, 2019

    The UCI undergraduate jazz program will presents its quarterly concert to showcase the small group student ensembles. There will be several groups under the...

    712 Arts Plaza, Irvine, Irvine, CA 92697
    University Art Gallery & Room Gallery
    Recurring weekly on Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday until June 1, 2019

    Opening Reception: Saturday, May 18, 2:00 – 5:00 p.m..


    712 Arts Plaza, Irvine, Irvine, CA 92697
    Winifred Smith Hall
    Monday, May 20, 2019

    The UCI Wind Ensemble, under the direction of Kevin McKeown, performs traditional and contemporary works written specifically for the wind band genre.

    712 Arts Plaza, Irvine, Irvine, CA 92697
    Winifred Smith Hall
    Wednesday, May 22, 2019

    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...

    712 Arts Plaza, Irvine, Irvine, CA 92697
    Winifred Smith Hall
    Friday, May 24, 2019

    The eleventh annual concert presenting original new works by PhD students in Integrated Composition, Improvisation, and Technology (ICIT) in the UCI Music...

    712 Arts Plaza, Irvine, Irvine, CA 92697
    Winifred Smith Hall
    Saturday, May 25, 2019

    Pianist Mari Akagi is acclaimed for her interpretations of contemporary Asian music. She will perform works by seven modern composers of Europe, Asia, and...

    712 Arts Plaza, Irvine, Irvine, CA 92697
    Winifred Smith Hall
    Wednesday, May 29, 2019

    Come and enjoy an afternoon of outstanding musical performances. This Noon Showcase features talented vocalists and instrumentalists covering a wide variety of...

    712 Arts Plaza, Irvine, Irvine, CA 92697
    Winifred Smith Hall
    Friday, May 31, 2019

    Lukas Ligeti premieres a kaleidoscopic, innovative work featuring a wide range of the talented faculty and students of the Claire Trevor School’s Music...

    712 Arts Plaza, Irvine, Irvine, CA 92697
    Claire Trevor Theatre
    Dates vary between June 1, 2019 - June 8, 2019

    Music and Lyrics by Richard Adler & Jerry Ross
    Book by George Abbott & Richard Bissell
    Musically Directed by Lex Leigh, graduate music...

    712 Arts Plaza, Irvine, Irvine, CA 92697
    Winifred Smith Hall
    Sunday, June 02, 2019

    Celebrating outstanding graduating students in an elegant afternoon concert. Featuring solo performers, chamber groups, jazz combos, and contemporary music...

    712 Arts Plaza, Irvine, Irvine, CA 92697
    UCI Arts Campus
    Wednesday, June 05, 2019

    UCI guitar students present a program of solos, duos, trios, and quartets selected from six centuries of repertoire by composers from around the world.

    712 Arts Plaza, Irvine, Irvine, CA 92697
    UCI Arts Campus
    Thursday, June 06, 2019

    The annual festival celebrating the best student work produced in the Digital Filmmaking program.
    Arts Amphitheatre

    712 Arts Plaza, Irvine, Irvine, CA 92697
    University Art Gallery & Room Gallery
    Recurring weekly on Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday until June 14, 2019

    Undergraduate Honors Thesis Exhibition

    4242 Campus Dr, Irvine, CA 92697
    Irvine Barclay Theatre
    Friday, June 07, 2019

    The UCI Symphony Orchestra, under the direction of Maestro Stephen Tucker, presents orchestral classics and the world premiere of Dreams of the Recovery Period,...

    712 Arts Plaza, Irvine, CA 92697
    Winifred Smith Hall
    Monday, June 10, 2019

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