Category Arts

Interior, Fort Morgan, Battle Site, Mobile Bay, Alabama, 2003

A Stirring Song Sung Heroic: African Americans from Slavery to Freedom, 1619 to 1865, Photographs by William Earle Williams

Visual Arts
January 26 – March 25
A Stirring Song Sung Heroic: African Americans from Slavery to Freedom, 1619 to 1865, Photographs by William Earle Williams
Albin O. Kuhn Library Gallery

This exhibition of 80 photographs by William Earle Williams depicts places in the New World from the Caribbean and North America that are unheralded and uncelebrated where Americans, black and white, determined the meaning of freedom. Prints, newspapers, and other ephemera related to the struggle for freedom accompany the work. (Click on heading for full description.)

Amadi Azikiwe

Amadi Azikiwe, violin, and Mikael Darmanie, piano

Music
Thursday, February 5 | 8:00 p.m.
Amadi Azikiwe, violin, and Mikael Darmanie, piano
Concert Hall, Performing Arts & Humanities Building

UMBC Department of Music violinist Amadi Azikiwe in concert with pianist Mikael Darmanie. The program will feature works by Dvorak, Beethoven, Bright Sheng, David Baker, and Pablo de Sarasate. (Click on heading for full description.)

Baltimore Dance Project 2015

Baltimore Dance Project

Dance
Thursday – Saturday, February 5, 6 & 7 | 8:00 p.m.
Baltimore Dance Project
Performing Arts and Humanities Building Theatre

Baltimore Dance Project returns to UMBC for its 31st year, featuring choreography by Carol Hess and Doug Hamby, and performances by Sandra Lacy and guest artists Adrienne Clancy, Jessie Laurita-Spanglet and Matthew Cumbie. (Click on heading for full description.)

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JoyAnne Amani & Friends

Music
Sunday, February 15 | 3:00 p.m.
JoyAnne Amani & Friends
Concert Hall, Performing Arts & Humanities Building

Collaborative artist, pianist, music director and teacher JoyAnne Amani presents, in collaboration with colleagues, a program entitled Mozart, Margaret, Moses and Me. (Click on heading for full description.)

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Brahms Triple Play

Music
Sunday, February 22 | 3:00 p.m.
Brahms Triple Play: an afternoon of works by Johannes Brahms, performed by UMBC faculty
Concert Hall (Performing Arts & Humanities Building)

UMBC Department of Music faculty members Audrey Andrist, pianist, Gita Ladd, cellist and Airi Yoshioka, violinist are joined by Katherine Murdock, violist, for a thrilling evening of chamber music by the great Romantic composer Johannes Brahms. (Click on heading for full description.)

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There is a Crack in Everything: That’s How the Light Gets in

Humanities Forum
Wednesday, March 4 | 7:00 p.m.
Michael Rakowitz, Professor, Art Theory & Practice, Northwestern University
Performing Arts and Humanities Building, Room 132

Artist Michael Rakowitz discusses his work in the context of hope and antagonism, and at the intersection of problem solving and trouble-making. Rakowitz’s interventions in urban spaces extend from paraSITE (1998 – ongoing), in which the artist builds inflatable shelters for homeless people that attach to the exterior vents of a building’s HVAC system, to Minaret (2001 – ongoing), in which access is gained to rooftops in Western cities and the Islamic call to prayer is sounded. (Click heading for full description.)

Ben Allison

Ben Allison, jazz bass, with the UMBC Jazz Ensemble

Music
Friday, March 13 | 7:30 p.m.
Ben Allison, jazz bass, with the UMBC Jazz Ensemble
Concert Hall, Performing Arts and Humanities Building

As part of the Department of Music’s Jazz Festival, award-winning bassist and composer Ben Allison performs a concert of his music with the UMBC Jazz Ensemble under the direction of Matt Belzer. Ben Allison is one of a few band leaders working in jazz today who has developed his own instantly identifiable sound. Known for his inspired arrangements, inventive grooves and hummable melodies, he draws from the jazz tradition and a range of influences from rock and folk to 20th century classical and world music traditions, seamlessly blending them into a cinematic, cohesive whole. (Click on heading for full description.)

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