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.)


UMBC Jazz Ensemble Featuring Steven Bernstein
Friday, March 4th, 7:30 p.m.
Earl and Darielle Linehan Concert Hall

The jazz ensemble welcomes composer and trumpeter Steven Bernstein (Millennial Territory Orchestra, Sex Mob)! Steven Bernstein is a trumpeter/slide trumpeter, bandleader, arranger, and composer who lives outside of musical convention. He has released four critically acclaimed CDs on John Zorn’s Tzadik label. His band Sexmob has been together since 1995 touring the world, winning numerous awards, and has had their music featured on MTV, Saturday Night Live and NPR. (Click on heading for full description.)


Visual Arts
Visiting Artist Lecture: Ben Marcin
Thursday, March 10, time TBD
Fine Arts (FA 221)

Ben Marcin is a Baltimore-based photographer (and UMBC alum) whose visual essays explore the idea of home and the passing of time. (Click heading for full description.)

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Seeing Science: Photography, Science and Visual Culture
Campus-wide Programs
March 2016 – March 2017

Seeing Science, a campus-wide, interdisciplinary project, will take place over the course of a year. Its goal is to bring together the UMBC’s science, humanities, and art communities to explore, in online, print, and onsite projects (Click heading for full description.)

Karl Alexander

Social Sciences Forum
Karl Alexander, research professor of sociology, Johns Hopkins University
Wednesday, March 23, 4 p.m.
Albin O. Kuhn Library Gallery

The Long Shadow: Family Background, Disadvantaged Urban Youth and the Transition to Adulthood tells the story of the Baltimore-based Beginning School Study Youth Panel (BSSYP), a probability sample of typical urban children who came of age over the last decades of the 20th Century and into the first decade of the 21st. It is an account of their social mobility from origins to destinations, framed in life-course perspective. (Click heading for full description.)


Humanities Forum
Angela Smith, Roger Mudd Professor of Ethics and Professor of Philosophy, Washington and Lee University
Evelyn Barker Memorial Lecture
Thursday, March 24, 4 p.m.
Albin O. Kuhn Library Gallery

Dr. Smith argues that we can be held responsible for implicit biases that underlie our thoughts and behavior, despite the fact that we often lack conscious awareness and control of them. Such biases involve exercises of our evaluative agency that we can be asked to justify, and this makes us subject to moral assessment for them. (Click heading for full description.)


Humanities Forum
Frances Dolan, Distinguished Professor of English, University of California, Davis
‘Some wine, ho!’ Shakespeare, Women, and the Story of English Wine
Tuesday, March 29, 4 p.m.
University Center Room 312

What did Shakespeare’s contemporaries drink and what did they think about it? This talk explores the untold story of English wine and, in particular, the contributions of Shakespeare and women to that story. Frances Dolan will help us to understand the English dream of growing grapes and making wines, with examples that range from Shakespeare’s London to colonial Virginia, from the sixteenth century to popular depictions of that period today. (Click heading for full description.)


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