“Chamber Music @ AEIVA” is a free concert series that aims to present quality chamber music in an engaging, inviting environment. The series offers semesterly concerts that connect music with the art on display at the Abroms-Engel Institute for the Visual Arts (AEIVA). Past performers have included UAB faculty and Alabama Symphony members, and music has ranged from Dvorak and Ravel to world premieres by regional composers. The series was founded in 2015 and is co-sponsored by the UAB Department of Music and AEIVA.

Events take place on AEIVA's first floor with a complimentary wine and hors d'oeuvre reception starting at 5:00pm followed by a one-hour performance at 5:30pm. All Chamber Music @ AEIVA events are free and open to the public.


Upcoming Events

Past Events

Stitching History

February 21, 2019

Artist

Stitching History From the Holocaust Art of Irene Grau

Music

Holland Hopson
Kenneth Kuhn
Eric Mobley
Brian Moon
Tom Reiner
Erwin Schulhoff

Performers

Sarah Dennis, violin
Pei-Ju Wu, violin
Zak Enikeev, viola
Laura Usiskin, cello
Chris Steele, piano

UAB Department of Art and Art History studio faculty and staff

November 15, 2018

Artist

UAB Department of Art and Art History studio faculty and staff

Music

Johannes Brahms
Craig Brandwein
Ricky Ian Gordon
Frank Martin
Ed Robertson
Igor Stravinsky

Performers

Jay Evans, trombone
Patrick Evans, baritone
Emily Jaworski, mezzo-soprano
Chris Steele, piano
Laura Usiskin, cello

David Levinthal, Untitled from the Mein Kampf series

February 22, 2018

Artist

David Levinthal

Music

Matthew Scott Phillips
Tom Reiner
Sergei Prokofiev
Alvin Lucier
Astor Piazzolla

Performers

Lisa Wienhold, flute
Pei-Ju Wu, violin
Tim Feeney, percussion
Chris Steele, piano

Titus Kaphar

November 2, 2017

Artist

Titus Kaphar

Music

Hall Johnson
Lori Laitman
Antonin Dvořàk

Performers

Kristine Hurst-Wajszczuk, voice
Paul Mosteller, voice
Sarah Dennis, violin
Laura Usiskin, cello
Denise Gainey, clarinet
Yakov Kasman, piano
Chris Steele, piano

Jessica Angel

April 7, 2017

Artist

Jessica Angel

Music

Monroe Golden
Holland Hopson
Kyle McGucken
Tom Reiner
György Ligeti

Performers

Hillary Tidman, flute
Diana Dunn, oboe
Kathleen Costello, clarinet
Tariq Masri, bassoon
Kevin Kozak, French horn

Luis Cruz Azaceta, Surveilance

November 17, 2016

Artist

Luis Cruz Azaceta

Music

Kurt Weill
Dmitri Shostakovich

Performers

Patrick Evans, baritone
Chris Steele, piano
Pei-Ju Wu, violin
Laura Usiskin, cello
Yakov Kasman, piano

Enrique Martínez Celaya, The Fourth Angel

March 10, 2016

Artist

Enrique Martínez Celaya

Music

Holland Hopson
Kenneth Kuhn
Adriana Perera
Matthew Scott Phillips
Tom Reiner
Lawren Brianna Ware
Ron Wray

Performers

Chris Steele, Piano
Hillary Tidman, Flute
Laura Usiskin, Cello
Brad Whitfield, Clarinet
Pei-Ju Wu, Violin

David Maisel, Terminal Mirage 2

November 5, 2015

Artist

David Maisel

Music

Randall Thompson
Aaron Copland
John Musto
Jake Heggie

Performers

Kristine Hurst-Wajszczuk, soprano
Paul Mosteller, baritone
Chris Steele, piano
UAB Chamber Singers - Brian Kittredge, Director

Michael Velliquette, Their Arising and Passing Away

April 30, 2015

Artist

Michael Velliquette

Music

Maurice Ravel
Philip Glass

Performers

Sarah Dennis, violin
Anne Donaldson, violin
Wendy Richman, viola
Laura Usiskin, cello