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Metallaxis: Transforming the Sound of the Wind Quintet

Music
Metallaxis: Transforming the Sound of the Wind Quintet
Thursday, February 4, 8 p.m.
Earl and Darielle Linehan Concert Hall

Specializing in contemporary works and original transcriptions, District5 Quintet’s immersive and dramatic shows depart from the standard concert format. This emerging wind quintet is building a reputation for unique and innovative performances. The performance will feature music by Franz Liszt, Paul Hindemith, Isang Yun, Ferruccio Busoni, Elliott Carter, and Evis Sammoutis. (Click heading for full description.)

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Baltimore Dance Project

Dance
Baltimore Dance Project
Thursday – Saturday, February 4, 5 & 6 | 8 pm
Proscenium Theatre, Performing Arts and Humanities Building

Baltimore Dance Project returns to UMBC for its 32nd year, featuring choreography by Carol Hess and Doug Hamby, and performances by Sandra Lacy and the company. (Click heading for full description.)

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Sounding Botany Bay, Sounding Kamay

Visual Arts
Timothy Nohe: Sounding Botany Bay, Sounding Kamay
February 8 – March 31
Albin O. Kuhn Library Gallery

Timothy Nohe’s exhibition Sounding Botany Bay, Sounding Kamay explores the human use of Botany Bay in Australia through this inter-media project that presents documentary photographs, audio compositions and video of the bay. (Click heading for full description.)

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Sounding Botany Bay: How humans have changed a unique Australian environment

Humanities Forum
Timothy Nohe, intermedia artist, professor of visual arts and director of the Center for Innovation, Research and Creativity in the Arts (CIRCA), UMBC
Tuesday, February 16, 4 p.m.
Albin O. Kuhn Library Gallery

In this talk about his multimedia exhibition Timothy Nohe will introduce American audiences to the deeply woven human narrative of Botany Bay, Australia. The artist reveals truths about this complex place through mural prints, video, sound, interviews, archival documents, and material culture. In many ways this story mirrors our American experience related to human stewardship, the colonization and the decimation of indigenous peoples, industrialization, national narratives, globalization, and climate change. (Click heading for full description.)

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UMBC Faculty Jazz Concert

Music
UMBC Faculty Jazz Concert
Friday, February 26, 7:30 p.m.
Earl and Darielle Linehan Concert Hall

The faculty jazz ensemble performs compositions and arrangements by its members, including Tom Williams, trumpet; Matt Belzer, saxophone; Mike Noonan, vibraphone; Tom Lagana, guitar; Harry Appelman, piano; Tom Baldwin, bass; and Scott Tiemann, drums. (Click heading for full description.)

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Maryland All-State Jazz Band

Music
Maryland All-State Jazz Band
Saturday, February 27, 3:30 p.m.
Earl and Darielle Linehan Concert Hall

Details forthcoming. This event is free and open to the public. (Click heading for full description.)

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New York Nocturnes: The Apollo Trio

Music
New York Nocturnes: The Apollo Trio
Thursday, March 3, 7:00 p.m.
Earl and Darielle Linehan Concert Hall

This concert by the Apollo Trio centers on David Schiff’s lively and imaginative work, New York Nocturnes. Written in 2000, the work presents a series of nostalgic tableau of the composer’s youth in New York City. Cast in a form immediately recognizable as a work of classical chamber music, the musical language draws on jazz idioms from Duke Ellington, Art Tatum, Cole Porter and others. An unusual mash­up of classical and jazz, New York Nocturnes is a work at once complex and toe-­tapping. The rest of the program includes pieces by the father of chamber music, Josef Haydn, and a brilliant, perfect, timeless masterpiece from Felix Mendelssohn, his Piano Trio No. 1, Op 49. (Click heading for full description.)

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