Arts
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The UAB Jazz Ensemble carries on Birmingham’s long jazz tradition through practice and performance. Bandleader and Assistant Professor Steven Roberts, DMA, talks about the key attributes of a jazz musician and the evolution of the award-winning ensemble.
Featured will be the UAB Concert Choir and Chamber Singers, the UAB Trumpet Ensemble, and choir students from John Carroll, Calera, Thompson and Hueytown high schools.
Sophomore Eamon Griffith of Birmingham won first place in the Young Artist category, while junior Aleksandra Kasman of Vestavia Hills was named the alternate winner.
“Chamber Music @ AEIVA” will begin at 5 p.m. and offer gallery viewing and a reception followed by a 30-minute concert at 5:30 p.m. featuring student and faculty performers.
More than 125 voices of current and past UAB Gospel Choir members from throughout the state and as far away as Tennessee, Georgia, California, Illinois and Ohio will perform.
The UAB Piano Series brings the world’s finest pianists to Birmingham. Krieger will perform a program of works by Beethoven, Lazarof, Chopin and Brahms.
Kasman, 20, of Vestavia Hills, was selected from applications from across the country for her performance of Prokofiev’s Piano Concerto No. 1.
George Stewart’s Sept. 24 lunchtime lecture will focus on the music and history of the black gospel quartet and its influence on other genres.
On offer are free recitals by students and faculty, guest artist performances and master classes, and a new art and music event, plus Gospel Choir and Christmas at the Alys concerts.
UAB junior Aleksandra Kasman outplayed 33 talented pianists to win first place at the International Keyboard Institute and Festival.
Learn the art of improvisational comedy, comic book character creation, how to write a movie or play and more, through arts education classes at Artplay. Registration is now open, and classes begin Sept. 3.
Halli Williamson of Oneonta, a business and music student, is working with children in need and their families as an intern with Sozo Children this summer.

A double music and theater major, Nole Jones will compete against 13 semifinalists selected in the NATS National Student Auditions in the College Music Theatre Men division.

Kasman’s other recent wins include the  National Federation of Music Clubs Student/Collegiate Auditions, LaGrange Symphony Young Artist Concerto Competition, and AMTA State College Concerto and Solo Performance auditions.
Enjoy free summer band concerts outdoors on campus and a performance from the UAB Gospel Choir this summer.
Panion’s arrangements of the works “People Get Ready,” “This May Be the Last Time,” “Amazing Grace” and “If I Had a Hammer” will be performed in concert June 6.

Kasman will perform the little-known masterpiece, which is extremely difficult, with the country’s leading orchestra and conductor, Volodymyr Sirenko.

The exhibition, opening May 12, will showcase 22 works by emerging sound artists from around the world.
See an exhibition of works by Michael Velliquette and hear a chamber music concert featuring music by Ravel and Glass at this new, free event.
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