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  • UCR Chorale, Chamber Singers, and Orchestra to perform Fauré’s 'Requiem'
    by J.D. Mathes on May 29, 2024 at 7:00 am

    The UCR Chorale, Chamber Singers and Orchestra with guest soloists soprano Lindsay Feldmeth Westra and baritone Philip Meyer, conducted by Ruth Charloff, will feature Gabriel Fauré’s luminous and innovative “Requiem.” 

  • This weekend, a home-grown orchestra concert for families
    by J.D. Mathes on April 17, 2024 at 7:00 am

    Concertgoers will be treated to a high-spirited adventure when the UCR Orchestra and the UCR Chamber Singers, along with guest narrator Martha Demson, perform the world premiere of composer and UCR faculty member Tim Labor's “Journey to the Center of the Earth.” Concerts will be 8 p.m., Saturday Saturday, April 20, and 3 p.m. Sunday, April 21 in the University Theatre. The concert is free and open to the public. 

  • BOOKS: ‘Acting: The Basics,’ brings an art form back to its cave-drawing origins
    by Sandra Baltazar Martínez on December 18, 2023 at 8:00 am

    Bella Merlin, professor of theatre, film, and digital production, releases a third edition with updated case studies and a focus on inclusion, diversity, equity, and accessibility.

  • Cast - like the faux guitar heroes they play - achieves 'Airness'
    by J.D. Mathes on November 15, 2023 at 8:00 am

    The stage of the ARTS Building’s Studio Theatre is a floor with seating on three sides. For the theatre department’s latest production, “Airness,” the stage is converted to a Staten Island bar, with the bar and stools set back to the right and tables and chairs to the left. Downstage across the middle is a dais raised about a foot above the floor. On this platform one witnesses the air guitar shredding triumphs and failures of seven competitors on their quest to qualify for the national championship and a chance to compete at the Air Guitar World Championship in Oulu, Finland.

  • Music department hosts fall concerts on Nov. 20, Dec. 4
    by J.D. Mathes on November 15, 2023 at 8:00 am

    At an orchestra’s rehearsal, a listener can get a sense of the relationship between the conductor and the musicians. With Ruth Charloff, the conductor of the UCR Orchestra, we discover she is more than a conductor. She educates her students in performance expertise, while also showing them the rich history they are taking part in by grounding them in the classics as well as learning about new forms and artists.

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