New fall 2015 season presented by UAB Department of Music to include guest artists, free faculty and student recitals

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.

A new season of performances by talented students, accomplished faculty, local talent and impressive guest artists has been announced for fall 2015 by the University of Alabama at Birmingham College of Arts and SciencesDepartment of Music.

maisel terminalTerminal Mirage 5, 2003 pigment print, 2012 48 x 48 inches A/P Image courtesy of the artist © David MaiselFaculty and students in the department perform in UAB’s acclaimed Alys Stephens Performing Arts Center and in UAB’s Mary Culp Hulsey Recital Hall, as well as around the globe. Nearly all of the performances are offered free.

The department is home to world-renowned scholars and performers, with recent appearances by faculty and students in Egypt, Russia, France, England, Ireland, Scotland, Germany, Italy, Brazil, South Korea, the Czech Republic and Mexico, as well as television broadcasts throughout the world.

Coming this season are guest artists who will perform, including Deborah Popham, soprano; Andy Harnsberger, marimba; Reverie Berger, mezzo-soprano; Janet Hopkins, mezzo-soprano, with pianist Armen Shaomian, who will present a recital and master class on the songs of William Bolcom; and Oskar Espina-Ruiz, clarinetist.

Master class guests will include Keith Wolfe, general director of Opera Birmingham and vocal coach, accompanist and founder of the podcast The Diction Police Ellen Rissinger. Each will work with voice students during the semester.

Pianist Norman Krieger is set to perform Oct. 25 to kick off the UAB Piano Series for 2015-2016. Krieger regularly appears with the major orchestras of North America, and he has also been heard as guest soloist with the Hong Kong Philharmonic, Prague’s Czech National Symphony Orchestra, Turkey’s Presidential Symphony Orchestra, New Zealand’s Auckland Philharmonia Orchestra and Taiwan’s National Symphony Orchestra. Tickets are $15 general admission; $5 for UAB students. Call 205-975-2787 for tickets. Contact the UAB Department of Music at 205-934-7376 or www.uab.edu/cas/music.

On Nov. 5, join the UAB Department of Music in collaboration with UAB’s Abroms-Engel Institute for the Visual Arts for a free music and art evening. The event connects AEIVA’s exhibit “David Maisel: American Landscape and the Apocalyptic Sublime” with American vocal music, featuring UAB voice faculty and pianist Chris Steele. Gallery viewing and reception at 5 p.m., with a concert at 5:30, in the AEIVA lobby, 1221 10th Ave. South.

On Nov. 15, the UAB Gospel Choir will celebrate its 20th anniversary with a fall concert.

james zingaraJames ZingaraCall the UAB Music Department at 205-934-7376 or visit online at www.uab.edu/cas/music.

Tuesday, Sept. 8      

UAB Music Faculty Recital featuring James Zingara, trumpet, with Chris Steele, pianist, 7:30 p.m. in UAB’s Mary Culp Hulsey Recital Hall, 950 13th St. South. Free. Call 205-934-7376 or visit www.uab.edu/cas/music.

Wednesday, Sept. 16

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 or visit www.uab.edu/cas/music.

Friday, Sept. 18

UAB Music Guest Artist Recital featuring Deborah Popham, soprano, 7:30 p.m. in UAB’s Mary Culp Hulsey Recital Hall, 950 13th St. South. Free. Call 205-934-7376 or visit www.uab.edu/cas/music.

Monday, Sept. 28

UAB Music Faculty Recital featuring Lisa Wienhold, flute, and Chris Steele, pianist, 7 p.m., in UAB’s Alys Stephens Performing Arts Center, 1200 10th Ave. South. Free. Call 205-934-7376 or visit www.uab.edu/cas/music.

chris steeleChris SteeleThursday, Oct. 1

UAB Music Vocal Master Class taught by Keith Wolfe, general director of Opera Birmingham, 3:30 p.m. in UAB’s Mary Culp Hulsey Recital Hall, 950 13th St. South. Free. Call 205-934-7376 or visit www.uab.edu/cas/music.

Friday, Oct. 2

UAB Music presents Amicitia Duo, featuring Diane Barger and Denise Gainey, clarinets, with Chris Steele, pianist, 7:30 p.m., in UAB’s Mary Culp Hulsey Recital Hall, 950 13th St. South. Free. Call 205-934-7376 or visit www.uab.edu/cas/music.

Wednesday, Oct. 7

UAB Student Recital featuring advanced students in the UAB Department of Music, with Chris Steele, pianist, 12:20 p.m., in UAB’s Mary Culp Hulsey Recital Hall, 950 13th St. South. Free. Call 205-934-7376 or visit www.uab.edu/cas/music.

Thursday, Oct. 8

UAB Music Guest Artist Recital featuring Andy Harnsberger, marimba, 7:30 p.m., in UAB’s Mary Culp Hulsey Recital Hall, 950 13th St. South. Free. Call 205-934-7376 or visit www.uab.edu/cas/music.

norman kreigerNorman KriegerSaturday, Oct. 10

Concert by Birmingham Art Music Alliance, presenting new works of music by Birmingham-area composers and artists, 7:30 p.m., in UAB’s Mary Culp Hulsey Recital Hall, 950 13th St. South. For ticket information, call 205-934-8056. Contact the UAB Department of Music at 205-934-7376 or www.uab.edu/cas/music.

Wednesday, Oct. 14

UAB Music presents Elaine Liaw Junior Flute Recital, with pianist Chris Steele, 7:30 p.m., in UAB’s Mary Culp Hulsey Recital Hall, 950 13th St. South. Free. Call 205-934-7376 or visit www.uab.edu/cas/music.

Tuesday, Oct. 20

UAB Wind Symphony and Symphony Band in concert, conducted by Sue Samuels, 7 p.m., in UAB’s Alys Stephens Performing Arts Center, 1200 10th Ave. South. Free. Call 205-934-7376 or visit www.uab.edu/cas/music.

Wednesday, Oct. 21

UAB Music Guest Artist Recital featuring Reverie Berger, mezzo-soprano, with guitarist Matthew Anderson, 7:30 p.m., in UAB’s Mary Culp Hulsey Recital Hall, 950 13th St. South. Free. Call 205-934-7376 or visit www.uab.edu/cas/music.

Thursday, Oct. 22

UAB Music presents Cindy Spellman Senior Voice Recital, with pianist Chris Steele. 7:30 p.m., in UAB’s Mary Culp Hulsey Recital Hall, 950 13th St. South. Free. Call 205-934-7376 or visit www.uab.edu/cas/music.

Friday, Oct. 23

UAB Music presents 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 or visit www.uab.edu/cas/music.

concert choir 2014 1UAB Concert ChoirSunday, Oct. 25

UAB Piano Series presents Norman Krieger, 4 p.m., in UAB’s Alys Stephens Performing Arts Center, 1200 10th Ave. South. A champion of contemporary music, Krieger features the music of John Adams, Leonard Bernstein, John Corigliano, Daniel Brewbaker, Judith St. Croix, Lukas Foss and Lowell Liebermann among his active repertoire. Tickets are $15 general admission; $5 for UAB students. Call 205-975-2787 for tickets. Contact the UAB Department of Music at 205-934-7376 or www.uab.edu/cas/music.

Tuesday, Oct. 27

UAB Guest Artist Recital and Master Class on songs of William Bolcom, featuring Janet Hopkins, mezzo-soprano, with pianist Armen Shaomian, 3:30 p.m., in UAB’s Mary Culp Hulsey Recital Hall, 950 13th St. South. Free. Call 205-934-7376 or visit www.uab.edu/cas/music.

Wednesday, Oct. 28

UAB Student Recital featuring advanced students in the UAB Department of Music, with Chris Steele, pianist, 12:20 p.m., in UAB’s Mary Culp Hulsey Recital Hall, 950 13th St. South. Free. Call 205-934-7376 or visit www.uab.edu/cas/music.

Thursday, Oct. 29

UAB Choirs in concert, conducted by Brian Kittredge, 7 p.m., in UAB’s Alys Stephens Performing Arts Center, 1200 10th Ave. South. Free. Call 205-934-7376 or visit www.uab.edu/cas/music.

opera simpliceUAB voice students in "La Finta Simplice"Wednesday, Nov. 4

UAB Brass Chamber Ensembles in concert, featuring Blazer Trumpets, Trombone Choir, Tuba and Euphonium Ensemble and other brass ensembles, 7:30 p.m., in UAB’s Mary Culp Hulsey Recital Hall, 950 13th St. South. Free. Call 205-934-7376 or visit www.uab.edu/cas/music.

Thursday, Nov. 5

Free art and music: Join the UAB Department of Music in collaboration with UAB’s Abroms-Engel Institute for the Visual Arts. The event connects AEIVA’s exhibit “David Maisel: American Landscape and the Apocalyptic Sublime” with American vocal music, featuring UAB voice faculty and pianist Chris Steele. Gallery viewing and reception at 5 p.m., with a concert at 5:30, in the AEIVA lobby, 1221 10th Ave. South. Free. Contact the UAB Department of Music at 205-934-7376 or www.uab.edu/cas/music.

Friday, Nov. 6

UAB Music Vocal Master Class with New York operatic stage director Chuck Hudson, 12:20 p.m., in UAB’s Hulsey Center, Room 308, 950 13th St. South. Free. Call 205-934-7376 or visit www.uab.edu/cas/music.

Monday, Nov. 9

UAB Percussion Ensemble in concert, directed by Gene Fambrough, 7 p.m., in UAB’s Alys Stephens Performing Arts Center, 1200 10th Ave. South. Free. Call 205-934-7376 or visit www.uab.edu/cas/music.

Wednesday, Nov. 11

UAB Music Guest Artist Recital featuring Oskar Espina-Ruiz, clarinetist, 7:30 p.m., in UAB’s Mary Culp Hulsey Recital Hall, 950 13th St. South. Free. Call 205-934-7376 or visit www.uab.edu/cas/music.

yakov kasman 2015Yakov KasmanThursday, Nov. 12

UAB Music Faculty Recital, "Something Old, Something New, Something Borrowed, Something Blue," featuring Denise Gainey, clarinetist, and Yakov Kasman, pianist, with violist Michael Fernandez, in a program featuring the music of Mozart and Libby Larsen, 7 p.m., in UAB’s Alys Stephens Performing Arts Center, 1200 10th Ave. South. Free. Call 205-934-7376 or visit www.uab.edu/cas/music.

Sunday, Nov. 15

UAB Gospel Choir 20th Anniversary Fall Concert, directed by Kevin P. Turner, 6 p.m., in UAB’s Alys Stephens Performing Arts Center, 1200 10th Ave. South. Tickets are $7 general admission; $5 for UAB students, faculty and staff; and $5 each for groups of 20 or more with advance purchase. Call 205-975-2787 for ticket information. Contact the UAB Department of Music at 205-934-7376 or www.uab.edu/cas/music.

Monday, Nov. 16

UAB Jazz Ensemble in concert, directed by Steve Roberts, 7 p.m., in UAB’s Alys Stephens Performing Arts Center, 1200 10th Ave. South. Free. Call 205-934-7376 or visit www.uab.edu/cas/music.

Tuesday, Nov. 17

UAB Music Guest Artist Vocal Master Class with Ellen Rissinger, 3:30 p.m., in UAB’s Mary Culp Hulsey Recital Hall, 950 13th St. South. Free. Call 205-934-7376 or visit www.uab.edu/cas/music.

gospel choir 6UAB Gospel ChoirTuesday, Nov. 17

UAB Music Piano Studio Recital featuring 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 or visit www.uab.edu/cas/music.

Wednesday, Nov. 18

UAB Music Student Recital featuring advanced students in the Department of Music, with Chris Steele, pianist, 12:20 p.m., in UAB’s Mary Culp Hulsey Recital Hall, 950 13th St. South. Free. Call 205-934-7376 or visit www.uab.edu/cas/music.

Wednesday, Nov. 18

UAB Jazz Combos in concert, 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 or visit www.uab.edu/cas/music.

Thursday, Nov. 19

UAB Computer Music Ensemble in concert, directed by Matt Bryant, featuring new works of electro-acoustic music and multimedia by student composers. 7:30 p.m., in UAB’s Alys Stephens Performing Arts Center, 1200 10th Ave. South. Free. Call 205-934-7376 or visit www.uab.edu/cas/music.

christmas at alysChristmas at the AlysMonday, Nov. 30

UAB Music presents Christmas at the Alys, 7 p.m., in UAB’s Alys Stephens Performing Arts Center, 1200 10th Ave. South. Join the UAB Department of Music and area choirs for a family-friendly celebration of the holiday season. Tickets are $8 general admission and $5 for all students. Call 205-975-2787 for tickets. Contact the UAB Department of Music at 205-934-7376 or www.uab.edu/cas/music.

Saturday, Dec. 5

UAB Music presents Middle School Honor Bands Concert, 2 p.m., in UAB’s Alys Stephens Performing Arts Center, 1200 10th Ave. South. Free. Call 205-934-7376 or visit www.uab.edu/cas/music.

Saturday, Dec. 12

UAB Music presents High School Honor Bands Concert, 3 p.m., in UAB’s Alys Stephens Performing Arts Center, 1200 10th Ave. South. Free. Call 205-934-7376 or visit www.uab.edu/cas/music.

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