UAB Department of Music announces spring 2014 calendar of events

From free student and faculty recitals and performances to guest artist recitals, master classes, symposiums and more, UAB Music has much to offer the community.

The University of Alabama at Birmingham Department of Music will present dozens of events for the 2014 spring semester. From free student and faculty recitals and free performances by ensembles and symphonies to guest artist recitals, master classes, symposiums and more, this year UAB Music has much to offer the university and the community.

steinway sThe UAB Piano Series will include performances by Valery Kuleshov on Sunday, Jan. 12, and Robert Henry on Sunday, March 9; call 205-975-2787 for UAB Piano Series tickets. On Sunday, March 16, the department will present a fundraiser, Music Extravaganza, which will feature UAB bands, choirs, ensembles and soloists, in UAB’s Alys Stephens Performing Arts Center, 1200 10th Ave. South. The UAB Gospel Choir will present for its spring concert “Gospel Anthology III: Evolution,” the third and final installment of the “Anthology” series from the UAB Gospel Choir, on Monday, April 14.

New events are added weekly. Please check the UAB Department of Music website for current information: www.uab.edu/cas/music.

Thursday, Jan. 9, 2014

“American Vernacular,” a recital presented by guest artist Nicholas Phillips, piano, 7:30 p.m., in UAB’s Mary Culp Hulsey Recital Hall, 950 13th St. South. Free. Call 205-934-7376. Visit the UAB Department of Music online at www.uab.edu/cas/music.

Sunday, Jan. 12, 2014

UAB Piano Series concert featuring Valery Kuleshov, 4 p.m., in UAB’s Alys Stephens Performing Arts Center, Reynolds-Kirschbaum Recital Hall, 1200 10th Ave. South. Kuleshov made his concert debut with a symphony orchestra in the Great Hall of the Moscow Conservatory at the age of 9. Kuleshov’s first major international success was at the Ferruccio Busoni International Piano Competition in Italy in 1987, where he was awarded second place and received the gold medal along with the first-place winner. In his North American debut at the Ninth Van Cliburn International Piano Competition in 1993, Kuleshov was awarded the silver medal and the prize for Best Performance of a Commissioned Work for his performance of “Ghost Waltzes” by American composer Morton Gould. Kuleshov’s performing art is based on the best Russian piano traditions. His sensitive interpretations, virtuostic technique, glittering bravura and passion for the music have earned him the name “Russian Virtuoso of the Romantic Piano.” His spectacular career has included performances in the best concert halls in Russia as well as in Europe, Australia, Japan, New Zealand and the United States. Tickets are $15; $5 for UAB students. Call 205-975-2787 for tickets. Visit the UAB Department of Music online at www.uab.edu/cas/music.

Saturday, Jan. 18, 2014

UAB Honor Choir Concert, 3 p.m., in UAB’s Alys Stephens Performing Arts Center, Jemison Concert Hall, 1200 10th Ave. South. Tickets are $8; $5 for all students and seniors. Call 205-975-2787 for tickets. Visit the UAB Department of Music online at www.uab.edu/cas/music.

Tuesday, Jan. 21, 2014

UAB Guest Artist Recital: Eric Rieger, tenor, 7:30 p.m., in UAB’s Mary Culp Hulsey Recital Hall, 950 13th St. South. Free. Call 205-934-7376. Visit the UAB Department of Music online at www.uab.edu/cas/music.

Wednesday, Jan. 22, 2014

UAB Music presents master class with tenor Eric Rieger, 12:20 p.m., in UAB’s Mary Culp Hulsey Recital Hall, 950 13th St. South. Free. Call 205-934-7376. Visit the UAB Department of Music online at www.uab.edu/cas/music.

trumpets6 storyWednesday, Jan. 29, 2014

UAB Department of Music Faculty Potpourri Recital, 12:20 p.m., in UAB’s Mary Culp Hulsey Recital Hall, 950 13th St. South. Free. Call 205-934-7376. Visit the UAB Department of Music online at www.uab.edu/cas/music.

Friday, Feb. 7, 2014

Yakov and Aleksandra Kasman, piano, in a “four hands” concert of music by Rachmaninoff, 8 p.m., in UAB’s Alys Stephens Performing Arts Center, Jemison Concert Hall, 1200 10th Ave. South. Presented by the Alys Stephens Center. For more information, please visit the ASC website at http://www.alysstephens.org.

Sunday, Feb. 9, 2014

UAB Guest Artist Concert featuring the Sharpe-Zohn Guitar Duo, 3 p.m., in UAB’s Mary Culp Hulsey Recital Hall, 950 13th St. South. Free. Call 205-934-7376. Visit the UAB Department of Music online at www.uab.edu/cas/music.

 

Thursday, Feb. 13-Saturday, Feb. 15, 2014

UAB Department of Music’s third annual Brass Symposium, in UAB’s Mary Culp Hulsey Recital Hall and other campus venues. The Brass Symposium is a two-day event that involves clinics, rehearsals and performances by high school and college-level students. Two free, public performances will be offered. Call 205-934-2265 for more information. Visit the UAB Department of Music online at www.uab.edu/cas/music.

Friday, Feb. 14, 2014

UAB Faculty Brass Quintet in concert, 8 p.m., in UAB’s Alys Stephens Performing Arts Center, Reynolds-Kirschbaum Recital Hall, 1200 10th Ave. South. Featuring James Zingara, DMA, and Steven Roberts, DMA, trumpets; Martin Cochran, DMA, euphonium; Jeff Koonce, trombone; and Scott Robertson, tuba. Free. Call 205-934-7376. Visit the UAB Department of Music online at www.uab.edu/cas/music.

Saturday, Feb. 15, 2014

UAB Festival of Brass Concert, 3 p.m., in UAB’s Mary Culp Hulsey Recital Hall, 950 13th St. South. This program, under the direction of James Zingara, DMA, will feature the UAB Brass Choir, ensembles and several honors brass ensembles made up of area high school students. The event will conclude with a spectacular mass finale with more than 100 performers. Free  admission; limited seating. Call 205-934-7376. Visit the UAB Department of Music online at www.uab.edu/cas/music.

Thursday, Feb. 20, 2014 (rescheduled to April 3, 2014)

UAB Faculty Recital featuring Gene Fambrough

steeldrum2 sCANCELED: Tuesday, Feb. 25, 2014

UAB Wind Symphony and Symphony Band concert planned for 3 p.m. has been canceled. It will be rescheduled. Call 205-934-7376. Visit the UAB Department of Music online at www.uab.edu/cas/music.

CANCELED: Thursday, Feb. 27, 2014

UAB Guest Artist Vocal Recital featuring Evan Jones, baritone, 7:30 p.m., UAB’s Mary Culp Hulsey Recital Hall, 950 13th St. South. Free. Call 205-934-7376. Visit the UAB Department of Music online at www.uab.edu/cas/music.

CANCELED: Friday, Feb. 28, 2014

UAB Music master class with guest artist Evan Jones, baritone, 12:20 p.m., UAB’s Mary Culp Hulsey Recital Hall, 950 13th St. South. Free. Call 205-934-7376. Visit the UAB Department of Music online at www.uab.edu/cas/music.

Saturday, March 1-Sunday, March 2, 2014

UAB Department of Music presents the 12th annual Clarinet Symposium, in UAB’s Mary Culp Hulsey Recital Hall and other campus venues. Call 205-975-0558 for more information. Visit the UAB Department of Music online at www.uab.edu/cas/music.

Saturday, March 1, 2014

UAB Clarinet Symposium concert, 7 p.m., in UAB’s Alys Stephens Performing Arts Center, Reynolds-Kirschbaum Recital Hall, 950 13th St. South. Free. Call 205-934-7376. Visit the UAB Department of Music online at www.uab.edu/cas/music.

Sunday, March 2, 2014

UAB Clarinet Symposium final concert, 2 p.m., UAB’s Alys Stephens Performing Arts Center, Sirote Theatre, 1200 10th Ave. South. Free. Call 205-934-7376. Visit the UAB Department of Music online at www.uab.edu/cas/music.

Robert HenryRobert HenryTuesday, March 4, 2014

UAB Faculty Recital featuring Paul Mosteller, baritone, and Yakov Kasman, piano, 7 p.m., UAB’s Alys Stephens Performing Arts Center, Reynolds-Kirschbaum Recital Hall, 1200 10th Ave. South. The concert program will include Beethoven’s “Adelaide,” songs with Shakespeare texts by Schubert and Finzi, selected songs by Richard Strauss and Ned Rorem, and “Don Quichotte à Dulcinée” by Ravel. Free. Call 205-934-7376. Visit the UAB Department of Music online at www.uab.edu/cas/music.

Friday, March 7, 2014

UAB Voice Studio Recital, featuring students of Won Cho, DMA, Kristine Hurst-Wajszczuk, DMA, and Paul Mosteller, DMA, 7:30 p.m., UAB’s Mary Culp Hulsey Recital Hall, 950 13th St. South. Free. Call 205-934-7376. Visit the UAB Department of Music online at www.uab.edu/cas/music.

Sunday, March 9, 2014

UAB Piano Series concert featuring Robert Henry, 4 p.m., UAB’s Alys Stephens Performing Arts Center, Reynolds-Kirschbaum Recital Hall, 1200 10th Ave. South. Henry is an internationally distinguished pianist, winning universal acclaim as an orchestral soloist, recitalist, accompanist and chamber musician. Possessing the rare combination of insight, inspiration and a dazzling technique, his performances have amazed audiences in the U.S., England, Nova Scotia, Russia, Italy and, in 2014, China. Career highlights include 2002 solo debut recitals at Carnegie Hall, the Kennedy Center and Wigmore Hall, with critics praising his flawless technique. Along with cellist Charae Krueger, he has presented the complete works for cello and piano by Beethoven. He is also a founding member of the Summit Piano Trio. According to his biography, Henry has enjoyed phenomenal success in important piano competitions, winning the gold medals in four international piano competitions in the 2001-2002 season alone. Those prizes stand alongside 14 additional first-place awards received throughout his career, including the Clara Wells National Competition. On three occasions, juries have spontaneously created special prizes to honor his performances, including Best Performance of a 20th Century Work and Best Performance of a Commissioned Work. He is a laureate of the 2003 Seiler International Piano Competition in Germany. Tickets are $15; $5 for UAB students. Call 205-975-2787 for tickets. Visit the UAB Department of Music online at www.uab.edu/cas/music.

Sunday, March 9, 2014

UAB Faculty Recital featuring Anne Donaldson, violin, 7:30 p.m., UAB’s Mary Culp Hulsey Recital Hall, 1200 10th Ave. South. Free. Call 205-934-7376. Visit the UAB Department of Music online at www.uab.edu/cas/music.

Tuesday, March 11, 2014

UAB Choirs in concert, 7 p.m., Southside Baptist Church, 11th Avenue South at 19th Street. Conducted by Brian Kittredge, DMA. This concert is jointly sponsored by the UAB Department of Music and the Birmingham Art Music Alliance. Tickets are $8; $5 for all students. Call 205-975-2599 for ticket information. Visit the UAB Department of Music online at www.uab.edu/cas/music.

Sunday, March 16, 2014

UAB Department of Music Extravaganza, featuring UAB bands, choirs, ensembles and soloists, 4 p.m., UAB’s Alys Stephens Performing Arts Center, Jemison Concert Hall, 1200 10th Ave. South. Funds raised will support a UAB Department of Music international initiative. Tickets are $50, $25 and $10. Call 205-975-2787 for tickets. Visit the UAB Department of Music online at www.uab.edu/cas/music.

Yakov and Aleksandra KasmanYakov and Aleksandra KasmanTuesday, March 18, 2014

UAB Faculty Recital, “With Love from Germany,” featuring soprano Kristine Hurst-Wajszczuk, pianist Yakov Kasman, UAB Department of Music accompanist Chris Steele, harpsichord, Julianne Odahowski Steele, violin, and Joanna Blendulf, viola de gamba, 7 p.m., in UAB’s Alys Stephens Performing Arts Center, Reynolds-Kirschbaum Recital Hall, 1200 10th Ave. South. This recital will feature an all-German repertoire, including several Handel arias (with harpsichord, cello and violin), Schumann’s “Frauenliebe und-leben”  and songs by Richard Strauss. Free. Call 205-934-7376. Visit the UAB Department of Music online at www.uab.edu/cas/music.

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

UAB Woodwind Ensembles in concert, 12:20 p.m., in UAB’s Mary Culp Hulsey Recital Hall, 950 13th St. South. Free. Call 205-934-7376. Visit the UAB Department of Music online at www.uab.edu/cas/music.

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

UAB Jazz Ensemble in concert, 7 p.m., in UAB’s Alys Stephens Center, Jemison Concert Hall, 1200 10th Ave. South. Directed by Steve Roberts, DMA. Free. Call 205-934-7376. Visit the UAB Department of Music online at www.uab.edu/cas/music.

Thursday, March 20, 2014

UAB Jazz Combos in concert, 7:30 p.m., in UAB’s Mary Culp Hulsey Recital Hall, 1200 10th Ave. South. Directed by Carlos Pino and Steve Roberts, DMA. Free. Call 205-934-7376. Visit the UAB Department of Music online at www.uab.edu/cas/music.

Thursday, April 3, 2014 (rescheduled from Feb. 20)
UAB Faculty Recital featuring Gene Fambrough, percussion, 7:30 p.m., in UAB's Mary Culp Hulsey Recital Hall, 900 13th St. South. Free. Call 205-934-7376. Visit the UAB Department of Music online at www.uab.edu/cas/music.

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

UAB Choirs in concert, 7 p.m., in UAB’s Alys Stephens Performing Arts Center, Jemison Concert Hall, 1200 10th Ave. South. Conducted by Brian Kittredge, DMA. Tickets are $8; $5 for all students. Call 205-975-2787 for tickets. Visit the UAB Department of Music online at www.uab.edu/cas/music.

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

UAB Trombone Choir in concert, 7:30 pm, UAB’s Mary Culp Hulsey Recital Hall, 900 13th St. South. Directed by Jeff Koonce. Free. Call 205-934-7376. Visit the UAB Department of Music online at www.uab.edu/cas/music.

Rescheduled: Friday, April 11-Saturday, April 12, 2014

UAB Computer Music Ensemble in concert, 7:30 p.m. each night in UAB’s Alys Stephens Performing Arts Center, Odess Theatre, 1200 10th Ave. South. Directed by Scott Phillips, Ph.D. Featuring new works of electro-acoustic music and multimedia by student composers. Tickets are $5. Call 205-934-7376. Visit the UAB Department of Music online at www.uab.edu/cas/music.

Thursday, April 10-Saturday, April 12, 2014

UAB Jazz Summit, with rehearsal, concert and master-class events Thursday through Saturday in several campus venues. Call 934-7568 for more information.

Nicholas PhillipsNicholas PhillipsFriday, April 11, 2014

UAB Steel Band in concert, 5:30 p.m., in UAB’s Mary Culp Hulsey Recital Hall, 950 13th St. South. Directed by Gene Fambrough, DMA. Free. Call 205-934-7376. Visit the UAB Department of Music online at www.uab.edu/cas/music.

Sunday, April 13, 2014

UAB Wind Symphony and Symphony Band in concert, 3 p.m. in UAB’s Alys Stephens Performing Arts Center, Jemison Concert Hall, 1200 10th Ave. South. Conducted by Sue Samuels, Ph.D. Guest high school bands from Homewood and Vestavia Hills High Schools will each perform a short portion of traditional band music and orchestral transcriptions, and then the grand finale will feature all four bands together.. Free. Call 205-934-7376. Visit the UAB Department of Music online at www.uab.edu/cas/music.

Sunday, April 13, 2014

UAB Piano Studio Recital, 7:30 p.m., in UAB’s Mary Culp Hulsey Recital Hall, 950 13th St. South. Featuring the students of Yakov Kasman, DMA, and UAB piano ensembles directed by Tatiana Kasman. Free.

Monday, April 14, 2014

UAB Gospel Choir presents “Gospel Anthology III: Evolution,” 7 p.m., in UAB’s Alys Stephens Performing Arts Center, Jemison Concert Hall, 1200 10th Ave. South. This is the third and final installment of the “Anthology” series from the UAB Gospel Choir. With history set to music and dance, the concert will include spot-on re-enactments, audience participation, and a stage setup that mirrors the style of the popular Bill Gaither Homecoming TV show, with the piano and Hammond organ front and center. Local and regional musical icons will join the choir on stage as they perform music from American gospel eras, to include jubilee/spirituals, the “golden age,” freedom songs, contemporary and cross-over to today’s genres and subgenres. Tickets are $7; $5 each for groups of 20 or more, advance purchase required. Call 205-975-2787 for ticket information. Visit the UAB Department of Music online at www.uab.edu/cas/music.

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

UAB Honors Recital, featuring winners of the 2014 Honors Recital Competition, 7 p.m., in UAB’s Alys Stephens Performing Arts Center, Reynolds-Kirschbaum Recital Hall, 1200 10th Ave. South. Free. Call 205-934-7376. Visit the UAB Department of Music online at www.uab.edu/cas/music.

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

UAB Faculty Recital of Premieres, featuring James Zingara, DMA, trumpet, 12:20 p.m., in UAB’s Mary Culp Hulsey Recital Hall, 950 13th St. South. The concert will feature a new chamber work by theory/composition UAB Department of Music Associate Professor William Price, DMA, and a multimedia work, “Dresden,” by American composer Jeffrey Boehm. Price’s “Ich bin Maroon” for clarinet, trumpet and piano will feature UAB faculty members Denise Gainey, DMA, clarinet, Zingara and Department of Music accompanist Chris Steele, DMA, piano. Boehm, based in Bath, England, will “attend” the performance and provide pre-performance commentary via Skype from Bath Spa University. Free. Call 205-934-7376. Visit the UAB Department of Music online at www.uab.edu/cas/music.

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

UAB Brass Chamber Ensembles in concert, 7:30 p.m., in UAB’s Mary Culp Hulsey Recital Hall, 950 13th St. South. The concert will feature Blazer Trumpets, Trombone Choir, Tuba and Euphonium Ensemble, and other brass ensembles. Free. Call 205-934-7376. Visit the UAB Department of Music online at www.uab.edu/cas/music.

Thursday, April 17, 2014

UAB Percussion Ensemble in concert, 7 p.m., in UAB’s Alys Stephens Performing Arts Center, Jemison Concert Hall, 1200 10th Ave. South. Directed by Gene Fambrough, DMA. Free. Call 205-934-7376. Visit the UAB Department of Music online at www.uab.edu/cas/music.

Friday, April 18, 2014 (rescheduled from April 12)


UAB Opera Scenes: Born in America, 7:30 p.m., in UAB’s Mary Culp Hulsey Recital Hall, 950 13th St. South. Directed by Kristine Hurst-Wajszczuk. Yes, there is opera that is truly American. UAB Opera Workshop will present scenes from American operas. Ranging from the comic to the tragic, operas represented include Menotti's "The Medium and The Old Maid and the Thief," Moore's "The Ballad of Baby Doe," and Floyd's "Susannah." All music is sung in English. Free. Call 205-934-7376. Visit the UAB Department of Music online at www.uab.edu/cas/music.

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