UAB Music announces new season of free performances, special events

From free student, alumni and faculty recitals to guest artist performances, the UAB Department of Music offers something for every taste.

Student and faculty artists in the University of Alabama at Birmingham Department of Music will present a wealth of concerts, recitals and performances for the fall 2014 semester.

From student ensembles and symphonies to alumni and faculty recitals and more, UAB Music offers free entertainment to the community while members hone their musical craft. The UAB Gospel Choir, UAB Opera, UAB Piano Series and UAB Choirs will all present special performances. New events are added weekly. Please check the UAB Department of Music website for the most current calendar information. The Department of Music is part of the UAB College of Arts and Sciences

UAB Department of Music Fall 2014 calendar of events:

Sunday, Sept. 7, 2014          
Iron Giant Percussion Ensemble, 7:30 p.m., in UAB’s Alys Stephens Performing Arts Center, Sirote Theatre, 1200 10th Ave. South. This contemporary, award-winning ensemble, which got its start at UAB and is based in Birmingham, features Sam Herman, Brett Huffman, Seth Noble and Justin Wallace. Free. Call 205-934-7376. Visit the UAB Department of Music online at www.uab.edu/cas/music.

david walkerGuest artist David Walker
Monday, Sept. 15, 2014       
“Dowland Lute Songs and the Cult of Elizabeth I,” a faculty recital featuring soprano Kristine Hurst-Wajszczuk and guest lutenist David Walker, 7 p.m., in UAB’s Alys Stephens Performing Arts Center, Reynolds-Kirschbaum Recital Hall, 1200 10th Ave. South. The lute songs of John Dowland are justly famous, but the texts are rarely understood. This multi-media lecture recital explores the socio-political intrigue surrounding the songs. Free. Call 205-934-7376. Visit the UAB Department of Music online at www.uab.edu/cas/music.


Wednesday, Sept. 17, 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.

james zingaraJames Zingara

Thursday, Sept. 18, 2014

UAB Department of Music Faculty Recital, featuring James Zingara, trumpet, and Chris Steele, pianist, 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.


Monday, Sept. 29, 2014
       
UAB Department of Music Faculty Recital, featuring Lisa Wienhold, flute, and Chris Steele, pianist, 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.


Tuesday, Oct. 7, 2014
          
UAB Department of Music Alumni Recital, featuring Marybeth Verchot, mezzo-soprano, and Chris Steele, pianist, 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, Oct. 12, 2014         
UAB Piano Series concert featuring Eric Lu, 4 p.m., in UAB’s Alys Stephens Performing Arts Center, Reynolds-Kirschbaum Recital Hall, 1200 10th Ave. South. 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.

brian kittredgeBrian Kittredge
Thursday, Oct. 16, 2014
      
UAB Choirs in concert, conducted by Brian Kittredge, 7 p.m., in Southside Baptist Church, 11th Ave. South at 19th Street. Tickets are $5; $3 for students. Tickets will be available at the door, or please call 975-2599 to reserve tickets. Visit the UAB Department of Music online at www.uab.edu/cas/music.


Friday, Oct. 17, 2014

UAB Voice Studio Recital, featuring students of Won Cho, Kristine Hurst-Wajszczuk and Paul Mosteller, 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.


Tuesday, Oct. 21, 2014

Wind Symphony and Symphony Band, conducted by Sue Samuels, 7 p.m., in UAB’s Alys Stephens Performing Arts Center, Jemison Concert Hall, 1200 10th Ave. South. Free. Call 205-934-7376. Visit the UAB Department of Music online at www.uab.edu/cas/music.


Tuesday, Oct. 28, 2014

UAB Faculty Recital, featuring Anne Donaldson, violin, with Judy Donaldson, Kevin Kozak, and Lucy DeSa, 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.

won choWon Cho
Thursday, Oct. 30, 2014

UAB Faculty Recital, featuring Won Cho, bass, and Yakov Kasman, pianist, 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.


Monday, Nov. 3, 2014

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


Sunday, Nov. 9, 2014

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


Tuesday, Nov. 11, 2014

UAB Jazz Combos, directed by Carlos Pino and Steve Roberts, 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.

yakov kasmanYakov Kasman
Thursday, Nov. 13, 2014

UAB Faculty Recital, featuring Denise Gainey, clarinet, and Yakov Kasman, pianist, 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.


Saturday, Nov. 15, 2014

UAB Computer Music Ensemble in concert, directed by Scott Phillips, 7:30 p.m., in UAB’s Mary Culp Hulsey Recital Hall, 950 13th St. South. The concert will feature new works of electro-acoustic music and multimedia by student composers. Free. Call 205-934-7376. Visit the UAB Department of Music online at www.uab.edu/cas/music.


Sunday, Nov. 16, 2014

UAB Piano Studio and Piano Ensembles Recital, featuring the piano students of Yakov Kasman and Piano Ensembles directed by Tatiana Kasman, 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.


Monday, Nov. 17, 2014

UAB Gospel Choir 19th Anniversary Fall Concert, directed by Kevin P. Turner, 7 p.m., in UAB’s Alys Stephens Performing Arts Center, Jemison Concert Hall, 1200 10th Ave. South. Tickets are $7; $6 for UAB students, faculty and staff; and $6 each for groups of 20 or more with advance purchase required. Call 205-975-2787 for ticket information. Visit the UAB Department of Music online at www.uab.edu/cas/music.

dr chrisKristine Hurst-Wajszczuk

Thursday, Nov. 20, and Friday, Nov. 21, 2014

UAB Opera presents “The Elixir of Love" by Donizetti (sung in English), directed by Kristine Hurst-Wajszczuk, and conducted by J. Paul Dease. 7:30 p.m., in UAB’s Alys Stephens Performing Arts Center, Sirote Theatre, 1200 10th Ave. South. Tickets are $10, $15 and $20, with $5 tickets available for any college student with an ID or anyone under 18. A group discount for $10 tickets is available for groups of eight or more (advance purchase required). Call 205-975-2787 for tickets. Visit the UAB Department of Music online at www.uab.edu/cas/music.


Monday, Dec. 1, 2014

UAB Music presents “Christmas at the Alys,” 7 p.m., in UAB’s Alys Stephens Performing Arts Center, Jemison Concert Hall, 1200 10th Ave. South. This family-friendly concert features traditional holiday favorites performed by UAB Choirs. 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.


Saturday, Dec. 6, 2014

UAB Music presents Middle School Honor Bands in concert, 2 p.m., in UAB’s Alys Stephens Performing Arts Center, Jemison Concert Hall, 1200 10th Ave. South. Free. Call 205-934-7376. Visit the UAB Department of Music online at www.uab.edu/cas/music.


Saturday, Dec. 13, 2014

UAB Music presents High School Honor Bands in concert, 3 p.m., in UAB’s Alys Stephens Performing Arts Center, Jemison Concert Hall, 1200 10th Ave. South. Free. Call 205-934-7376. Visit the UAB Department of Music online at www.uab.edu/cas/music.

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