Flutist James Newton Is Named Fine Arts Lecturer at UC Irvine

Award-winning flutist James Newton, the San Pedro resident who has achieved international acclaim for his mainstream and avant-garde jazz and classical performances, has been selected as the Chancellor's Distinguished Lecturer in Fine Arts at UC Irvine.

As part of his residency, Newton--who is a professor of composition, jazz and jazz history at CalArts--will rehearse the UC Irvine jazz ensemble, offer flute tutorials and play a concert with his ensemble Saturday at 8 p.m. in UC Irvine's Fine Arts Concert Hall. Tickets: $10.

His jazz improvisation master class, held Monday from 4 to 6 p.m., in the Concert Hall, is free.

Information: (714) 856-6616.

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