Category Arts


They Fight with Cameras: Walter Rosenblum in WWII from D-Day to Dachau

Visual Art
They Fight with Cameras: Walter Rosenblum in WWII from D-Day to Dachau
August 26 – December 16
Albin O. Kuhn Library Gallery

As a World War II U.S. Army combat photographer, Walter Rosenblum (1919-2006) landed on Omaha Beach on D-Day. Afterwards, the 5-man Signal Corps camera team of which he was a part was attached to various combat units fighting in France, Germany and Austria. This exhibition features 46 of Rosenblum’s wartime photographs, a wide selection of historic documents, personal mementos, and film clips. (Click heading for full description.)

Jessica Meyer, violist/composer

Jessica Meyer, violist and composer: Sounds of Being

Jessica Meyer, violist and composer: Sounds of Being
Thursday, September 3 | 8 pm
Earl and Darielle Linehan Concert Hall

Violist and composer Jessica Meyer presents her 50-minute solo show for viola and electronics, Sounds of Being, which asks the question, “How can certain sounds convey a specific emotional experience?” While using a loop-pedal to transform herself into an orchestra, she creates a surround-sound sensory experience where both music and storytelling take the audience on a journey filled with joy, anxiety, closeness, anger, bliss, torment, loneliness, and passion. (Click heading for full description.)


High Zero Festival: Eva Zöllner, accordion

High Zero Festival: Eva Zöllner, accordion
Friday, September 25 | 12 pm
Music Box, Performing Arts and Humanities Building

In collaboration with the High Zero Festival of Experimental and Improvised Music, UMBC’s Department of Music presents a workshop/clinic by Eva Zöllner, who studied classical accordion in Cologne and Copenhagen and is one of the most active accordionists of her generation. As internationally acclaimed soloist, she appears in projects ranging from experimental solo performances to concerts with renowned ensembles. An important part of her work is the close cooperation with composers of her generation, having premiered more than 100 new works for her instrument. (Click heading for complete description.)

David Smith

First Annual David W. Smith Gala

First Annual David W. Smith Gala
Saturday, September 26 | 5 pm
Earl and and Darielle Linehan Concert Hall

Join us for the first-ever gala fundraising event for the David W. Smith Scholarship for Vocal Arts. This fund seeks to honor the memory of David W. Smith, an extraordinary singer and a brilliant and dedicated UMBC professor, through its support of young singers pursuing degrees at UMBC. The event will be a concert featuring the amazing mezzo-soprano, Denyce Graves, as well as David’s beloved Camerata and UMBC alumni. A small reception will follow the concert. (Click heading for full description.)


Imagining America 2015 National Conference

Imagining America 2015 National Conference
Thursday, September 30 – Saturday, October 3
Various Locations, Baltimore City and UMBC

Imagining America — a consortium of universities and organizations dedicated to advancing the public and civic purposes of humanities, arts, and design — presents its 2015 National Conference in Baltimore, hosted by UMBC, and co-sponsored by MICA (Maryland Institute College of Art) and Morgan State University, in collaboration with Towson University. The members of Imagining America advance a vision of the world in which publicly engaged artists, designers, scholars, and culture workers play critical roles in enacting the promise and ideals of a democratic society. The purpose of this conference is to facilitate bold, creative and effective work that enables people to build and sustain the relationships that will link our stories, fulfill the democratic purposes of higher education, and address our collective challenges. (Click heading for full description.)


Spectrum: 2015 UMBC Visual Arts Faculty Exhibition

Visual Arts
Spectrum: 2015 UMBC Visual Arts Faculty Exhibition
Center for Art, Design and Visual Culture
October 8 – December 13

The Center for Art, Design and Visual Culture presents Spectrum: 2015 UMBC Visual Arts Faculty Exhibition, featuring artworks by Lee Boot, Irene Chan, Kathy Marmor, Tim Nohe, and Eric Smallwood. An opening reception will be held on Thursday, October 8, from 5 to 7 pm. (Click on heading for full description.)


The Bruk-Hoffmann Piano Duo

The Bruk-Hoffmann Piano Duo
Sunday, October 11 | 3 pm
Earl and Darielle Linehan Concert Hall

Featuring pianists Karina Bruk and Paul Hoffmann, the Bruk-Hoffmann Piano Duo will explore repertoire arranged for two pianos inspired by the star-crossed lovers, including music by Tchaikovsky, Bernstein and Prokofiev. The Duo has performed two-piano concerts since 2005 in the United States and abroad, and performs annually at the Mason Gross School of the Arts at Rutgers University. Their most recent international appearances have been at the World Piano Conferences in 2014, 2011 and 2009 in Novi Sad, Serbia; at the Mozarteum in Salzburg, Austria in 2012; and at the Händel Hause for the 2012 EuroArts Festival in Halle, Germany. (Click heading for full description.)


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