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08/21/2017 | News release | Distributed by Public on 08/21/2017 13:02

UAB Music announces fall season of free recitals and concerts, gospel and choral performance

The College of Arts and Sciences' Department of Music presents many free student, faculty and guest performances, the UAB Piano Series featuring Rachel Koda on Sept. 24, and Chamber Music @ AEIVA on Nov. 2.

Free recitals by talented students and world-renowned faculty and guest artists will be presented this fall by the University of Alabama at BirminghamCollege of Arts and Sciences ' Department of Music.

Faculty and students in the department perform in UAB's Alys Stephens Performing Arts Center and in Mary Culp Hulsey Recital Hall. Most performances are free, and those that are ticketed help support the department's programs.

More than 100 music majors and approximately 150 more students from many other majors, representing all undergraduate colleges and schools at UAB, perform in the department's student ensembles, says Chair Patrick Evans, D.M. Ensembles include the UAB Concert Choir, Marching Blazers, Opera, Gospel Choir, Percussion Ensemble, Computer Music Ensemble and more.

For more information, visit the UAB Department of Music online at www.uab.edu/cas/music.

Faculty Brass QuintetThursday, Sept. 7

UAB Faculty Brass Quintet 'First Thursday Pops' concert, noon, UAB Hospital North Pavilion Atrium. Free. Call 205-934-7376 or visit www.uab.edu/cas/music.

Tuesday, Sept. 12

UAB Faculty Recital by trumpeter James Zingara, 7 p.m., UAB's Mary Culp Hulsey Recital Hall. The concert will feature trumpet performance solo without accompaniment, as well as accompaniments by piano, computer and chamber brass. Guest performers include Kristine Hurst-Wajszczuk (soprano), James Baker (horn), Jeff Koonce (trombone), Steve Roberts (trumpet) and Chris Steele (piano). Pieces to be performed include traditional works by Eugene Bozza, Georg Philipp Telemann, Francis Poulenc and Gioachino Rossini, as well as newer compositions by Robert Bradshaw and Nichole Piunno. The recital will also feature a world premiere piece for trumpet and computer by Joe Alexander. Call 205-934-7376 or visit www.uab.edu/cas/music.

Thursday, Sept. 14

UAB Faculty Jazz Quintet in concert, noon, UAB Hospital North Pavilion Atrium. Free. Call 205-934-7376 or visit www.uab.edu/cas/music.

Wednesday, Sept. 20

UAB Department of Music Faculty Potpourri Recital, 12:20 p.m., UAB's Mary Culp Hulsey Recital Hall. Free admission. Call 205-934-7376 or visit www.uab.edu/cas/music.

Sunday, Sept. 24

UAB Piano Series concert featuring Rachel Kudo, 4 p.m., UAB's Alys Stephens Performing Arts Center, Reynolds-Kirschbaum Recital Hall. A winner of the Gilmore Young Artist Award, Kudo gave her first performances with orchestra at age 16 in Tchaikovsky's Piano Concerto No. 1 with the Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra and De Falla's 'Nights in the Gardens of Spain' with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra. She has performed with the Warsaw Philharmonic in Poland and the RTE National Symphony Orchestra in Ireland, and appeared in recital at Chopin's birthplace in Poland, Salle Cortot in Paris, Musikverein in Vienna, Tel Aviv Museum of Art, Aspen Music Festival, Dame Myra Hess Memorial Concert Series in Chicago, and Avery Fisher Hall, Alice Tully Hall and Carnegie Hall in New York. Born in Washington, D.C., Kudo began studying piano at age 4 with Emilio del Rosario and continued at The Juilliard School and the Mannes College of Music. Tickets are $15 general admission, $5 for students through grade 12 and UAB employees; free to UAB students. Call 205-975-2787 for tickets. Call 205-934-7376 or visit www.uab.edu/cas/music.

Thursday, Sept. 28

UAB Music presents Joe Mechavich, opera conductor and coach, master class, 7 p.m., UAB's Mary Culp Hulsey Recital Hall. Mechavich will give a public master class with advanced UAB voice students. He is the former principal conductor of Opera Birmingham, and has conducted at Deutsche Oper Berlin, Auckland Opera, Arizona Opera, Washington National Opera and others. Maestro Mechavich's visit to UAB is made possible by a grant from the Jemison Visiting Professorship in the Humanities. Free. Call 205-934-7376 or visit www.uab.edu/cas/music.

Friday, Sept. 29

UAB Music Guest Artist Recital: pianist Nicholas Phillips, performing works by American composers, 7 p.m., UAB's Mary Culp Hulsey Recital Hall. Free. Call 205-934-7376 or visit www.uab.edu/cas/music.

UAB Concert ChoirSaturday, Sept. 30

Concert: UAB hosts the Southeastern Electro-Acoustic Composers Collective, featuring new works of electro-acoustic music and multimedia by regional composers and artists, 3 p.m., UAB's Mary Culp Hulsey Recital Hall. Free. Call 205-934-7376 or visit www.uab.edu/cas/music.

Thursday, Oct. 5

UAB Faculty Brass Quintet 'First Thursday Pops' concert, noon, UAB Hospital North Pavilion Atrium. Free. Call 205-934-7376 or visit www.uab.edu/cas/music.

Thursday, Oct. 12

  • UAB Faculty Jazz Quintet in concert, noon, UAB Hospital North Pavilion Atrium. Free. Call 205-934-7376 or visit www.uab.edu/cas/music.
  • Concert: Birmingham Art Music Alliance, featuring new works of music by Birmingham-area composers and artists, 7 p.m., UAB's Mary Culp Hulsey Recital Hall. For ticket information, call 205-934-8056. Contact the UAB Department of Music 205-934-7376 or visit www.uab.edu/cas/music.

Tuesday, Oct. 17

UAB Faculty Recital featuring Denise Gainey, clarinet, and Yakov Kasman, pianist, 7 p.m., UAB's Alys Stephens Performing Arts Center, Reynolds-Kirschbaum Recital Hall. Free. Call 205-934-7376 or visit www.uab.edu/cas/music.

Chris SteeleWednesday, Oct. 18

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

Friday, Oct. 20

UAB Choirs in concert, conducted by Brian Kittredge, 7 p.m., Southside Baptist Church, 11th Avenue South at 19th Street. $5 suggested donation. Contact the UAB Department of Music 205-934-7376 or visit www.uab.edu/cas/music.

Monday, Oct. 23

UAB Faculty Recital featuring Lisa Wienhold, flute, and guest pianist Kevin Chance, 7 p.m., UAB's Alys Stephens Performing Arts Center, Reynolds-Kirschbaum Recital Hall. Free. Call 205-934-7376 or visit www.uab.edu/cas/music.

Sunday, Oct. 29

UAB Voice Studio Recitals featuring students of Laura Doss, Patrick Evans, Kristine Hurst-Wajszczuk and Paul Mosteller. Concerts at 4 p.m. and 7 p.m., Hulsey Recital Hall. Free. Call 205-934-7376 or visit www.uab.edu/cas/music.

UAB Percussion EnsembleTuesday, Oct. 31

UAB Jazz Ensemble in concert, directed by Steve Roberts, 7 p.m., UAB's Alys Stephens Performing Arts Center, Morris K. Sirote Theatre. Free. Call 205-934-7376 or visit www.uab.edu/cas/music.

Wednesday, Nov. 1

Thursday, Nov. 2

  • UAB Faculty Brass Quintet 'First Thursday Pops' concert, noon, UAB Hospital Atrium. Free. Call 205-934-7376 or visit www.uab.edu/cas/music.
  • Chamber Music @ AEIVA, gallery viewing at 5 p.m. and concert at 5:30 p.m., in UAB's Abroms-Engel Institute for the Visual Arts lobby, 1221 10th Ave. South. Enjoy free art, music and refreshments when the UAB Department of Music and AEIVA partner to bring a concert that connects chamber music with the visual arts. The concert features UAB faculty. Call 205-934-7376 or visit www.uab.edu/cas/music.
  • UAB Wind Symphony and Symphony Band in concert, conducted by Sean Murray and Cara Morantz, 7 p.m., UAB's Alys Stephens Performing Arts Center, Jemison Concert Hall. Free. Call 205-934-7376 or visit www.uab.edu/cas/music.

Yakov KasmanSunday, Nov. 5

UAB Music presents Andrew Bullard, senior percussion recital, 7 p.m., UAB's Mary Culp Hulsey Recital Hall. Free. Call 205-934-7376 or visit www.uab.edu/cas/music.

Tuesday, Nov. 7

UAB Jazz Combos and Guitar Ensemble, 7 p.m., UAB's Mary Culp Hulsey Recital Hall. Directed by Carlos Pino and Steve Roberts. Free. Call 205-934-7376 or visit www.uab.edu/cas/music.

Wednesday, Nov. 8

UAB Brass Chamber Ensembles in concert, 7 p.m., UAB's Mary Culp Hulsey Recital Hall. Featuring Blazer Trumpets, Trombone Choir, Tuba and Euphonium Ensemble and other brass ensembles. Free. Call 205-934-7376 or visit www.uab.edu/cas/music.

Thursday, Nov. 9

  • UAB Faculty Jazz Quintet in concert, noon, UAB Hospital North Pavilion Atrium. Free. Call 205-934-7376 or visit www.uab.edu/cas/music.
  • UAB Faculty Recital featuring Paul Mosteller, baritone, and Yakov Kasman, pianist, 7 p.m., Alys Stephens Center, Reynolds-Kirschbaum Recital Hall. Featuring works by Haydn, Beethoven, Brahms, Liszt and Hall Johnson. Free. Call 205-934-7376 or visit www.uab.edu/cas/music.

Friday, Nov. 10

UAB Computer Music Ensemble in concert, 7 p.m., UAB's Mary Culp Hulsey Recital Hall. Directed by Matthew Bryant. New works of electro-acoustic music and multimedia by student composers. Free. Call 205-934-7376 or visit www.uab.edu/cas/music.

Saturday, Nov. 11

UAB Music presents Ashley Black Cannova and Joel Burks, senior voice recital, with Chris Steele, pianist, 7 p.m., UAB's Mary Culp Hulsey Recital Hall. Free. Call 205-934-7376 or visit www.uab.edu/cas/music.

Monday, Nov. 13

UAB Gospel Choir 22nd anniversary concert, 7 p.m., UAB's Alys Stephens Performing Arts Center, Jemison Concert Hall. Directed by Kevin Turner. Tickets are $7 general admission; $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. Concert-goers are invited to arrive early to take commemorative pictures with the director. Call 205-934-7376 or visit www.uab.edu/cas/music.

Tuesday, Nov. 14

UAB Piano Studio and Piano Ensembles Recital, 7 p.m., UAB's Mary Culp Hulsey Recital Hall. Featuring the students of Yakov Kasman, and Piano Ensembles directed by Tatiana Kasman. Free. Call 205-934-7376 or visit www.uab.edu/cas/music.

UAB Gospel ChoirWednesday, Nov. 15

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

Thursday, Nov. 16

UAB Percussion Ensemble in concert, 7 p.m., UAB's Alys Stephens Center, Morris K. Sirote Theatre. Directed by Gene Fambrough. Free. Call 205-934-7376 or visit www.uab.edu/cas/music.

Thursday, Nov. 30

UAB Music presents 'All the Way through Evening: Songs from the AIDS Quilt Songbook,' performed by Patrick Evans, baritone, and Djordje Nesic, pianist, 7 p.m., UAB's Mary Culp Hulsey Recital Hall. Free. Call 205-934-7376 or visit www.uab.edu/cas/music.

Saturday, Dec. 2

UAB Music Middle School Honor Bands Concert, 2 p.m., UAB's Alys Stephens Performing Arts Center, Jemison Concert Hall. Free. Call 205-934-7376 or visit www.uab.edu/cas/music.

Christmas at the AlysMonday, Dec. 4

Christmas at the Alys, 7 p.m., UAB's Alys Stephens Performing Arts Center, Jemison Concert Hall. Christmas at the Alys, an annual choral celebration which began in 2001, has welcomed thousands of young choral singers from schools throughout the Birmingham community to perform together with UAB Choirs. Featuring traditional holiday favorites and standard choral classics. Tickets are $8 general admission and $5 for all students. Call 205-975-2787 for tickets. Call 205-934-7376 or visit www.uab.edu/cas/music.

Thursday, Dec. 7

  • UAB Faculty Brass Quintet 'First Thursday Pops' concert, noon, UAB Hospital Atrium. Free. Call 205-934-7376 or visit www.uab.edu/cas/music.
  • UAB Music presents Rae Moore, senior voice and piano recital, assisted by pianist Zoë Willis, guitarist Danielle Brown and oboist Emily Wittig, 7 p.m., UAB's Mary Culp Hulsey Recital Hall. Free. Call 205-934-7376 or visit www.uab.edu/cas/music.

Saturday, Dec. 9

UAB Music High School Honor Bands Concert, 2 p.m., UAB's Alys Stephens Performing Arts Center, Jemison Concert Hall. Free. Call 205-934-7376 or visit www.uab.edu/cas/music.

Thursday, Dec. 14

UAB Faculty Jazz Quintet in concert, noon, UAB Hospital North Pavilion Atrium. Free. Call 205-934-7376 or visit www.uab.edu/cas/music.