UCF School of Performing Arts Spring 2017 Performances and Events

(as of January 6, 2017)

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The list includes all theater and musical events as of January 6, 2017. The list has been provided by UCF News and Information.

Guest Artist: Frank Kimbrough, jazz piano

Tuesday, January 17, 2017; 8:00 pm

On the Jazz Studies faculty at Juilliard, Frank Kimbrough has been active on New York’s jazz scene for 35 years. He has recorded nearly twenty albums as a leader for Pirouet, Newvelle, Palmetto, OmniTone, Soul Note, and Mapleshade, and has been on seventy more as a sideman.

Cost: $15.00, $10.00 students, free with UCF ID

Location: UCF Rehearsal Hall, Auditorium (116)

4000 Central Florida Blvd., Orlando, FL 32816
www.music.ucf.edu
407-823-1500

 

Guest Artist Recital: Yun Ju Pan, percussion

Thursday, January 19, 2017; 8:00 pm

Cost: Free, no ticket required

Location: UCF Rehearsal Hall, Auditorium (116)

4000 Central Florida Blvd., Orlando, FL 32816
www.music.ucf.edu
407-823-1500

 

Guest Artist Recital: Katherine Weintraub, saxophone

Tuesday, January 24, 2017; 8:00 pm

Katherine Weintraub, saxophone professor from Florida State University presents a recital.

Cost: Free, no ticket required

Location: UCF Rehearsal Hall, Auditorium (116)

4000 Central Florida Blvd., Orlando, FL 32816
www.music.ucf.edu
407-823-1500

 

Opera Arias Master Class with Dean Anthony

Friday, January 27, 2017; 7:00 pm

Tenor and stage director Dean Anthony will work with several UCF Opera students on arias of their choosing with the intent of helping them make acting and movement choices with regard to singing those arias in auditions and competitions. Mr. Anthony is the Director of Opera with the Janiec Opera Company at the Brevard Music Center and is one of the most active stage directors in today’s regional opera scene throughout the USA.

Cost: Free, no ticket required

Location: UCF Rehearsal Hall, Auditorium (116)

4000 Central Florida Blvd., Orlando, FL 32816
www.music.ucf.edu
407-823-1500

 

3rd Annual UCF Piano Day featuring André Laplante – Recital

Saturday, January 28, 2017; 7:00 pm

Cost:  $25 Recital ticket; $10 with UCF ID; Children under age 12 are free
The third annual UCF Piano “Day” is a two-day event with a guest piano recital and a masterclass designed for Central Florida’s classical piano students, teachers, and enthusiasts.

Due to popular demand, Canadian pianist André Laplante is returning to UCF as a featured guest artist for the event. Over the last decade, Laplante has firmly established himself as one of the great romantic virtuosos. He garnered international attention after winning prizes at the Geneva and Sydney International Piano Competitions, then capturing the silver medal at the International Tchaikovsky Competition in Moscow. Critics have compared him with Ashkenazy, Horowitz, and Rudolph Serkin, placing him in the elite circle of virtuoso pianists who do not hesitate to take risks. Find out more about André Laplante: http://www.andrelaplante.com/biography.htm

Location: UCF Visual Arts Building, Auditorium (132)

12400 Aquarius Agora Dr., Orlando, FL 32816
www.music.ucf.edu

407-823-1500
3rd Annual UCF Piano Day featuring André Laplante – Masterclass

Sunday, January 29, 2017; 11:30 am

The third annual UCF Piano “Day” is a two-day event with a guest piano recital and a masterclass designed for Central Florida’s classical piano students, teachers, and enthusiasts.

Due to popular demand, Canadian pianist André Laplante is returning to UCF as a featured guest artist for the event. Over the last decade, Laplante has firmly established himself as one of the great romantic virtuosos. He garnered international attention after winning prizes at the Geneva and Sydney International Piano Competitions, then capturing the silver medal at the International Tchaikovsky Competition in Moscow. Critics have compared him with Ashkenazy, Horowitz, and Rudolph Serkin, placing him in the elite circle of virtuoso pianists who do not hesitate to take risks. Find out more about André Laplante: http://www.andrelaplante.com/biography.htm

Cost: Free, no ticket required

Location: UCF Rehearsal Hall, Auditorium (116)

4000 Central Florida Blvd., Orlando, FL 32816
www.music.ucf.edu

407-823-1500

 

Guest Artist Recital: Tower Duo

Sunday, January 29, 2017; 7:00 pm

Music for saxophone and flute, featuring Michael and Erin Torres

Cost: Free, no ticket required

Location: UCF Rehearsal Hall, Auditorium (116)

4000 Central Florida Blvd., Orlando, FL 32816
www.music.ucf.edu

407-823-1500

 

Faculty Recital: Benjamin Lieser, horn

Friday, February 3, 2017; 8:00 pm

Cost: Free, no ticket required

Location: UCF Rehearsal Hall, Auditorium (116)

4000 Central Florida Blvd., Orlando, FL 32816
www.music.ucf.edu

407-823-1500

 

Jazz Chamber Concert

Tuesday, February 7, 2017; 8:00 pm

Cost: Free, no ticket required

Location: UCF Rehearsal Hall, Auditorium (116)

4000 Central Florida Blvd., Orlando, FL 32816
www.music.ucf.edu

407-823-1500

 

University Chorus

Thursday, February 9, 7:30 pm

UCF’s University Chorus partners with choruses from Valencia, Seminole, and Eastern Florida colleges

Cost: Free, no ticket required

Location: Sts. Peter and Paul Catholic Church

5300 Old Howell Branch Road, Winter Park, FL 32792

www.music.ucf.edu

407-823-1500

 

Collide Contemporary Music Series: Paglialonga/Khalifa Duo

Thursday, February 9, 2017; 8:00 pm

Cost: Free, no ticket required

Location: UCF Rehearsal Hall, Auditorium (116)

4000 Central Florida Blvd., Orlando, FL 32816
www.music.ucf.edu

407-823-1500

 

Flying Horse Big Band

Friday, February 10, 2017; 8:00 pm

Cost: $10, $5 non-UCF students, free with UCF ID
Location: Nicholson School of Communication Bldg., Auditorium (101)

4000 Central Florida Blvd., Orlando, FL 32816
www.music.ucf.edu

407-823-1500

 

Hippocrene Saxophone Ensemble

Tuesday, February 14, 2017; 8:00 pm

Cost: $10.00, free with UCF ID

Location: UCF Rehearsal Hall, Auditorium (116)

4000 Central Florida Blvd., Orlando, FL 32816
www.music.ucf.edu

407-823-1500

 

Guest Artist Recital: Shelby VanNordstrand, soprano, Mary Perkinson, violin

Thursday, February 16, 2017; 7:00 pm

Shelby VanNordstrand, soprano and Mary Perkinson, violin from the University of Nebraska at Omaha join Jeremy Hunt, tenor and Steven Chicurel, piano from UCF in Recital.

Cost: Free, no ticket required

Location: UCF Rehearsal Hall, Auditorium (116)

4000 Central Florida Blvd., Orlando, FL 32816
www.music.ucf.edu

407-823-1500

 

Romeo and Juliet

By William Shakespeare

Directed by Be Boyd

February 16, 17, 18, 23, 24, 25 at 7:30 pm

February 19, 26 at 2:00 pm

In the 1930s, speakeasies were the place where races could mingle but they also sparked clashes as each culture struggled to maintain their share of profits and their piece of the American pie from the underground sale of alcohol. Young lovers Romeo and Juliet are caught in these turf wars and hatred as the Montague and Capulet families vie for control of the clubs, the distribution of alcohol and ownership of the American Dream.

$20 standard, $10 UCF ID

Main Stage, 4000 Central Florida Blvd., Orlando

407-823-1500

http://www.theatre.ucf.edu

theatre@ucf.edu

 

Guest Composer Recital: Shawn Allison

Friday, February 17, 2017; 8:00 pm

Works by guest composer Shawn Allison are presented, as part of the Central Florida Student Composers Symposium.

Cost: Free, no ticket required

Location: UCF Rehearsal Hall, Auditorium (116)

4000 Central Florida Blvd., Orlando, FL 32816
www.music.ucf.edu

407-823-1500

 

UCF Symphony Orchestra Concert

Saturday, February 18, 2017; 7:00 pm

Part of the St. Luke’s Lutheran Church annual concert series.

Cost: Free, no ticket required

Location: St. Luke’s Lutheran Church – 2021 W. State Road 426, Oviedo, FL 32765
www.music.ucf.edu

407-823-1500

 

Youth Bands of Orlando with Christopher Bill, trombone

Sunday, February 19, 2017; 2:00 pm

The Middle and High School Youth Bands of Orlando present their spring concert featuring guest artist Christopher Bill on trombone.

Cost: Free, no ticket required

Location: UCF Visual Arts Building, Auditorium (132)

12400 Aquarius Agora Dr., Orlando, FL 32816
www.music.ucf.edu

407-823-1500

 

UCF Concert Band and University Band Concert with guest artists Christopher Bill, trombone and Juan Berrios, horn

Sunday, February 19, 2017; 7:00 pm

Cost:  Free, no ticket required
Location: UCF Visual Arts Building, Auditorium (132)

12400 Aquarius Agora Dr., Orlando, FL 32816
www.music.ucf.edu

407-823-1500

 

Brass Chamber Music Concert

Tuesday, February 21, 2017; 8:00 pm

Featuring chamber ensembles including tuba-euphonium ensemble, trombone trios/quartets, and brass quintets.

Cost: Free, no ticket required

Location: UCF Rehearsal Hall, Auditorium (116)

4000 Central Florida Blvd., Orlando, FL 32816
www.music.ucf.edu

407-823-1500

 

Faculty Recital: Keith Koons, clarinet, Si-Yan Darren Li, cello, and Yun-Ling Hsu, piano

Thursday, February 23, 2017; 8:00 pm

Cost: Free, no ticket required

Location: UCF Rehearsal Hall, Auditorium (116)

4000 Central Florida Blvd., Orlando, FL 32816
www.music.ucf.edu

407-823-1500

 

27th Annual UCF Clarinet Day

Saturday, February 25, 2017; 12:00 pm

The 27th Annual UCF Clarinet Day features activities designed for high school, college and community clarinet players, including performances, master class, and mass clarinet choir reading session. Bring your clarinet to play in the clarinet choir!

Cost: $25.00, free with UCF ID
Location: UCF Rehearsal Hall, Auditorium (116)

4000 Central Florida Blvd., Orlando, FL 32816
www.music.ucf.edu

407-823-1500

 

UCF Wind Ensemble and Symphonic Band Concert

Sunday, February 26, 2017; Time TBA

Cost:  Free, no ticket required
Location: Eau Gallie High School

1400 Commodore Blvd. Melbourne, FL 32935

www.music.ucf.edu

407-823-1500

 

Jazz Chamber Concert

Tuesday, February 28, 2017; 8:00 pm

Cost: Free, no ticket required

Location: UCF Rehearsal Hall, Auditorium (116)

4000 Central Florida Blvd., Orlando, FL 32816
www.music.ucf.edu

407-823-1500

 

Central Florida SaxFest

Saturday, March 4, 2017; 9:00 am

Activities include clinics and performances by the artists. Interested participants should bring their instruments for a saxophone ensemble reading session.
Cost: $25.00, Free with UCF ID
Location: UCF Rehearsal Hall, Auditorium (116)

4000 Central Florida Blvd., Orlando, FL 32816
www.music.ucf.edu

407-823-1500

Jazz Ensemble II Concert

Tuesday, March 7, 2017; 8:00 pm – 9:30 pm

Location: UCF Rehearsal Hall, Auditorium (116)

Cost: Free and open to the public

 

FSYO’s Opera Ball, featuring UCF Opera performing Strauss’s Die Fledermaus (2nd Act)

Saturday, March 4, 6:00 pm

This performance is part of an entire Opera Gala evening fundraiser for the Florida Youth Symphony Orchestra with a dinner at 6:00 and performance at 8:00 at The Plaza Live. Separate tickets for each are available through www.FSYO.org

(The second act of the operetta will also be performed on the UCF Campus on Sunday, March 5. Details about that event can be found at www.music.ucf.edu.)

 

UCF Opera presents Strauss’s Die Fledermaus (2nd Act)

Sunday, March 5, 2017; 2:00 pm

Die Fledermaus (“The Bat” and sometimes called “The Revenge of the Bat”) is an operetta, or light opera, composed by Johann Strauss II filled with typical Viennese music – it premiered in 1874. UCF’s performance will be sung in English and accompanied by members of the Florida Symphony Youth Orchestra under the direction of Maestro Hanrich Claassen, who himself lived and taught music in Vienna for several years. This performance is of the second act of the opera, set at a ball in the lavish villa of the wealthy Russian Prince Orlofsky. Dr. Falke has arranged the ball as a way of getting revenge on his friend Gabriel von Eisenstein. Many humorous moments of mistaken identity are punctuated by delicious music including the “Champagne Chorus” and a genuine Viennese waltz finale.

(The second act of the operetta will also be performed fully staged with orchestra on Saturday, March 4 at the Plaza Live as a fundraiser for the FSYO. Details about that event can be found at www.fyso.org.)

Cost: $20, $10 under 18, free with UCF ID

Location: UCF Visual Arts Building, Auditorium (132)

12400 Aquarius Agora Dr., Orlando, FL 32816
www.music.ucf.edu

407-823-1500

 

Faculty Recital: Jeremy Hunt, tenor, and Steven Chicurel-Stein, piano

This concert has been rescheduled for March 26.

 

Jazz Ensemble II Concert

Tuesday, March 7, 2017; 8:00 pm

Cost: Free, no ticket required

Location: UCF Rehearsal Hall, Auditorium (116)

4000 Central Florida Blvd., Orlando, FL 32816
www.music.ucf.edu

407-823-1500

 

Hedda Gabler

By Henrik Ibsen
Directed by Kate Ingram

March 23, 24, 25, 29, 30, 31, April 1 at 7:30 pm

March 26, April 2 at 2:00 pm

A spellbinding drama of revenge, manipulation, sexual repression, deceit, and despair, climaxing in an ending that never fails to shock and surprise.

“…stunning…amazingly contemporary in its considerations of the purpose of life, of the preservation of dignity and integrity…the big issues people don’t dare to think about.” —N.Y. Times

$20 standard, $10 UCF ID

Black Box, 4000 Central Florida Blvd., Orlando

407-823-1500

http://www.theatre.ucf.edu

theatre@ucf.edu

 

Collide Contemporary Music Series: Composers Concert

Thursday, March 23, 2017; 8:00 pm

Cost: Free and open to the public

Location: UCF Rehearsal Hall, Auditorium (116)

4000 Central Florida Blvd., Orlando, FL 32816
www.music.ucf.edu

407-823-1500

 

UCF-Orlando Jazz Festival Concert I, featuring the Peter Bernstein Trio and Jazz Professors

Friday, March 24, 2017; 8:00 pm

The UCF School of Performing Arts presents the 9th annual UCF-Orlando Jazz Festival featuring performances by internationally acclaimed artists. The opening night concert features the Peter Bernstein Trio. Guitarist Peter Bernstein has been a part of the jazz scene in New York and abroad since 1989. As a leader, Peter has released nine albums and a DVD. As a sideman, Peter has appeared in groups led by Sonny Rollins, Bobby Hutcherson, George Coleman, Lou Donaldson, Dr. Lonnie Smith, and more.

The Jazz Professors will also perform. The Professors are each working music professionals and faculty members at UCF. Each of the group’s albums has reached the JazzWeek Top 50 with 2013’s “Do That Again” reaching number six.

 

Cost: $20, $5 non-UCF students, free with UCF ID
Location: Nicholson School of Communication Bldg., Auditorium (101)

4000 Central Florida Blvd., Orlando, FL 32816
www.music.ucf.edu and  http://music.cah.ucf.edu/jazzfestival/

407-823-1500

 

UCF-Orlando Jazz Festival Concert II, featuring Leroy Jones

Saturday, March 25, 2017; 8:00 pm

The UCF School of Performing Arts presents the 9th annual UCF-Orlando Jazz Festival featuring performances by internationally acclaimed artists.

The Saturday night concert features legendary jazz trumpeter Leroy Jones, called “keeper of the flame” for traditional New Orleans jazz and hailed as one of the top musicians produced by the Crescent City.

Cost: $20, $5 non-UCF students, free with UCF ID
Location: Nicholson School of Communication Bldg., Auditorium (101)

4000 Central Florida Blvd., Orlando, FL 32816
www.music.ucf.edu and  http://music.cah.ucf.edu/jazzfestival/

407-823-1500

 

Faculty Recital: Jeremy Hunt, tenor, and Steven Chicurel-Stein, piano

Sunday, March 26, 2017; 2:00 pm (previously scheduled for March 4)

Cost: Free, no ticket required

Location: UCF Rehearsal Hall, Auditorium (116)

4000 Central Florida Blvd., Orlando, FL 32816
www.music.ucf.edu

407-823-1500

 

A Tribute to Marvin Hamlisch

Saturday, April 1, 2017; 2:00 pm & 8:00 pm

The UCF Women’s Ensemble will perform with the Orlando Philharmonic Orchestra in this special performance. For more details visit: https://orlandophil.org/events/a-tribute-to-marvin-hamlisch-matinee/

 

Laura Vizzutti Piano Clinic

Saturday, April 1, 2017; 2:00 pm

Cost: Free, no ticket required

Location: UCF Rehearsal Hall, Auditorium (116)

4000 Central Florida Blvd., Orlando, FL 32816
www.music.ucf.edu

407-823-1500

 

Allen Vizzutti Trumpet Clinic

Saturday, April 1, 2017; 3:00 pm

Cost: Free, no ticket required

Location: UCF Rehearsal Hall, Auditorium (116)

4000 Central Florida Blvd., Orlando, FL 32816
www.music.ucf.edu

407-823-1500

 

Guest Artist: Allen Vizzutti, trumpet, and Laura Vizzutti, piano

Saturday, April 1, 2017; 8:00 pm

Cost: Free and open to the public

Location: UCF Rehearsal Hall, Auditorium (116)

4000 Central Florida Blvd., Orlando, FL 32816
www.music.ucf.edu

407-823-1500

 

UCF Percussion Ensemble Concert

Sunday, April 2, 2017; 7:00 pm

Cost: Free, no ticket required
Location: UCF Visual Arts Building, Auditorium (132)

12400 Aquarius Agora Dr., Orlando, FL 32816
www.music.ucf.edu

407-823-1500

 

Jazz Chamber Concert

Tuesday, April 4, 2017; 8:00 pm

Cost: Free, no ticket required

Location: UCF Rehearsal Hall, Auditorium (116)

4000 Central Florida Blvd., Orlando, FL 32816
www.music.ucf.edu

407-823-1500

 

UCF Piano Studio and Ensemble Concert

This concert has been rescheduled for April 13 at the Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts.

 

UCF Celebrates the Arts 2017

April 7-14, 2017

The Dr. Phillips Center for Performing Arts comes alive with a showcase of UCF music, visual arts, and theatre!

“I enjoyed EVERYTHING! The students were amazing and we really enjoyed seeing some familiar faces. Providing free performances allows those who normally wouldn’t be able to come to the theater a chance to do so.”—2015 attendee

Location: Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts, 445 S. Magnolia Ave., Orlando

www.arts.ucf.edu

407-823-1500

 

Oklahoma!

Music by Richard Rodgers
Book and lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II
Directed by Earl D. Weaver
Part of UCF Celebrates the Arts 2017

Friday, April 7, 2017 at 8:00 pm

Saturday, April 8, 2017 at 7:30 pm

Rodgers & Hammerstein’s first collaboration remains, in many ways, their most innovative, having set the standards and established the rules of musical theatre still being followed today. Set in a Western Indian territory just after the turn of the century, the high-spirited rivalry between the local farmers and cowboys provides the colorful background against which Curly, a handsome cowboy, and Laurey, a winsome farm girl, play out their love story. Although the road to true love never runs smooth, with these two headstrong romantics holding the reins, love’s journey is as bumpy as a surrey ride down a country road. That they will succeed in making a new life together we have no doubt, and that this new life will begin in a brand-new state provides the ultimate climax to the triumphant Oklahoma!

Walt Disney Theater, Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts

445 S Magnolia Ave, Orlando, FL 32801

407-823-1500

http://www.theatre.ucf.edu

theatre@ucf.edu

 

Mahler 2: Resurrection

Saturday, April 8, 2017; 8:00 pm

The UCF Choirs perform Mahler’s Second Symphony with the Orlando Philharmonic Orchestra. For more details visit: https://orlandophil.org/events/mahler-2-resurrection/

 

Rescheduled to occur during UCF Celebrates the Arts: UCF Woodwind Ensemble Concert

Thursday, April 13, 2017; 8:00 pm

Location: UCF Rehearsal Hall, Auditorium (116)

4000 Central Florida Blvd., Orlando, FL 32816
www.music.ucf.edu

407-823-1500

 

The Final Frontier

Saturday, April 15, 2017; 2:00 pm and 8:00 pm

The UCF Chamber Singers perform with the Orlando Philharmonic Orchestra for a special Star Trek themed performance. Visit https://orlandophil.org/events/the-final-frontier/ for more information.

 

Brass Chamber Music Concert

Tuesday, April 18, 2017; 8:00 pm

Featuring chamber ensembles including tuba-euphonium ensemble, trombone trios/quartets, and brass quintets.

Cost: Free, no ticket required

Location: UCF Rehearsal Hall, Auditorium (116)

4000 Central Florida Blvd., Orlando, FL 32816
www.music.ucf.edu

407-823-1500

 

Symphony Under the Stars

Thursday, April 20, 2017; 8:00 pm

When the sun goes down and the stars look like grains of sand on black velvet, UCF’s Symphony Orchestra will bring an audience together through a memorable musical experience. “Symphony Under the Stars” is one of UCF’s longest-lasting traditions, running annually for more than 25 years. This event is co-sponsored by the UCF School of Performing Arts and the UCF Campus Activities Board (CAB).

Cost: Free and open to the public

Location: UCF Reflection Pond (Weather Permitting)

4000 Central Florida Blvd., Orlando, FL 32816
www.music.ucf.edu

407-823-1500

 

A Knight of Soundtracks VII: The Music of John Williams

Featuring the UCF Concert and University Bands

Sunday, April 23, 2017; 7:00 pm

Cost:  Free, no ticket required

Location:  UCF Visual Arts Building, Auditorium (132)

12400 Aquarius Agora Dr., Orlando, FL 32816
www.music.ucf.edu

407-823-1500