New performances this fall announced by the UAB Department of Music – News

The College of Arts and Sciences’ Department of Music presents recitals and concerts by students, faculty and guest artists, and many of the performances are free.

Boris SlutskyA new season of concerts and recitals including a world premiere by the University of Alabama at Birmingham’s Department of Music has been announced for this fall.

The Department of Music, in the UAB  College of Arts and Sciences, presents recitals and concerts by students, faculty and guest artists. Many of the performances are free.

The Department of Music will host the world premiere of “Requiem” by Michael John Trotta at its Choral Masterworks Festival on Sunday, Oct. 9. On Thursday, Oct. 20, experience “Chamber Music @ AEIVA,” a program thoughtfully curated by Laura Usiskin and inspired by the Abroms-Engel Institute for the Visual Arts’ exhibition of works by legendary Alabama artist Thornton Dial Sr., “I, Too, Am Alabama.” The UAB Piano Series will present pianist Boris Slutsky on Sunday, Oct. 30, in a program featuring works by Beethoven, Schumann and Rachmaninoff.

Most performances are held in the Hulsey Center for the Arts’ Mary Culp Hulsey Recital Hall and UAB’s Alys Stephens Performing Arts Center. For the latest information about performances, check the UAB Campus Calendar, contact the UAB Department of Music at 205-934-7376 or visit uab.edu/music.

The UAB Department of Music’s fall 2022 season:

Stream Concert ChoirUAB Concert ChoirMonday, Sept. 19

UAB Department of Music Faculty Recital: Emily Jaworski Koriath, mezzo-soprano, and Tad Koriath, piano, 7 p.m., UAB’s Alys Stephens Performing Arts Center. A selection of 20th and 21st century art songs by Erich Wolfgang Korngold, Rachel DeVore Fogarty and more. Free admission.

Wednesday, Sept. 28

UAB Department of Music Faculty Potpourri Recital, 12:20-1:10 p.m., UAB Mary Culp Hulsey Recital Hall. Featuring performances by UAB music faculty. Free admission.

Sept. 30-Oct. 1

Yakov Kasman with Alabama Symphony Orchestra and Masterworks presented by EBSCO, 7 p.m., UAB’s Alys Stephens Performing Arts Center. Distinguished Professor of Music Yakov Kasman, piano, will be the soloist in Maurice Ravel’s Piano Concerto for the Left Hand. Also on the concert program, conducted by ASO Maestro Carlos Izcaray, will be Mussorgsky’s “Pictures at an Exhibition,” Valerie Coleman’s “7 O’clock Shout,” an anthem inspired by the tireless efforts of frontline workers in the COVID-19 pandemic, and Ravel’s thrilling “La Valse.” Tickets are $24-$80.

Thursday, Oct. 6

UAB Department of Music Faculty Concert: James Zingara, trumpet, 6 p.m., UAB Mary Culp Hulsey Recital Hall. Free admission.  

Inside piano students 22Piano students Elizabeth Chojnacki and Marissa Patellaro.Sunday, Oct. 9

UAB Department of Music Choral Masterworks Festival: World Premiere of “Requiem” by Michael John Trotta, 6 p.m., UAB’s Alys Stephens Center, Jemison Concert Hall. Directed by Brian Kittredge. Free admission.

Tuesday, Oct. 11

UAB Department of Music Wind Symphony and Symphony Band in concert, 7 p.m., UAB’s Alys Stephens Center, Jemison Concert Hall. Featuring a diverse program of traditional wind band masterworks and cutting-edge contemporary settings. Directed by Sean Murray and Cara Morantz. Free admission.

Tuesday, Oct. 18

UAB Department of Music Guest Artist Concert: Erik Forst, percussion, 7 p.m., UAB Mary Culp Hulsey Recital Hall. Free admission.

Thursday, Oct. 20

UAB Department of Music presents “Chamber Music at AEIVA,” 6 p.m., UAB Abroms-Engel Institute for the Visual Arts. Curated by Laura Usiskin. Free admission.  

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UAB Department of Music Fall Choral Collage, 7 p.m., Southside Baptist Church. Featuring the UAB Concert Choir, Gospel Choir and Chamber Singers. Directed by Brian Kittredge, Reginald Jackson and Elizabeth Fisher. Free admission. 

Saturday, Oct. 29

UAB Department of Music Faculty Recital: Won Cho, bass, and Chris Steele, piano, 4 p.m., UAB Mary Culp Hulsey Recital Hall. Free admission.

Sunday, Oct. 30

UAB Department of Music Piano Series featuring Boris Slutsky, 4 p.m., UAB’s Alys Stephens Center, Reynolds-Kirschbaum Recital Hall. Featuring works by Beethoven, Schumann and Rachmaninoff. Consistently acclaimed for his exquisite tonal beauty and superb artistry, Slutsky has appeared on nearly every continent as a soloist and recitalist, collaborating with eminent conductors and major orchestras. He has won first prizes in the Kosciuszko Foundation Chopin Piano Competition, the San Antonio International Keyboard Competition and the William Kapell International Piano Competition, where he also received the Audience Prize and the William Backhaus Award. Tickets are $15, $5 for students through grade 12 and UAB employees; free to UAB students. For tickets call 205-975-2787 or visit AlysStephens.org.

Sunday, Nov. 6

UAB Department of Music Faculty Recital: Kristine Hurst-Wajszczuk, soprano, and Yakov Kasman, piano, present “Refugees and Immigrants: Music by and about those who left their homeland,” 3 p.m., UAB’s Alys Stephens Center, Reynolds-Kirschbaum Recital Hall. Music by Handel, Hahn, Alan Louis Smith, Rachmaninoff, Dvorak and Kurt Weill. Free admission.

Monday, Nov. 7

UAB Department of Music Percussion Ensemble, 7:30 p.m., UAB’s Alys Stephens Center, Sirote Theatre. Directed by Gene Fambrough. Free admission.

Wednesday, Nov. 9

UAB Department of Music Brass Ensembles in concert, 7 p.m., UAB Mary Culp Hulsey Recital Hall. Free admission.

Inside 2019 Gospel Choir 03UAB Gospel ChoirSunday, Nov. 13

UAB Department of Music Piano Studio and Piano Ensemble, 4 p.m., UAB Mary Culp Hulsey Recital Hall. Directed by Yakov Kasman and Tatiana Kasman. Free admission.  

Monday, Nov. 14

UAB Department of Music Gospel Choir in concert, 7 p.m., UAB’s Alys Stephens Center, Jemison Concert Hall. A concert of traditional and contemporary gospel music, directed by Reginald Jackson. Tickets are $10, free for UAB students. Call 205-975-2787 for tickets.

Tuesday, Nov. 15

UAB Department of Music Jazz Combos and Guitar Ensemble in concert, 7 p.m., UAB Mary Culp Hulsey Recital Hall. Directed by Steven Roberts and Carlos Pino. Free admission. 

Wednesday, Nov. 16

UAB Department of Music Jazz Ensemble in concert, 7:30 p.m., UAB’s Alys Stephens Center, Sirote Theatre. Directed by Steve Roberts. Free admission. 

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UAB Department of Music presents Christmas at the Alys, 7 p.m., UAB’s Alys Stephens Center, Jemison Concert Hall. The UAB Concert Choir and invited ensembles celebrate the sounds of the season. Tickets are $8, free for UAB students and senior citizens. Call 205-975-2787.

Thursday, Dec. 1

UAB Department of Music Computer Music Ensemble in concert, 7 p.m., UAB Mary Culp Hulsey Recital Hall. Directed by Matthew Scott Phillips. Free admission. 

Saturday, Dec. 10

UAB Department of Music Honor Band Festival, 3 p.m., UAB’s Alys Stephens Center, Jemison Concert Hall. Select middle and high school musicians in performances led by renowned guest conductors. Free admission.