Thursday – Sunday, October 22 – 25
Agnes of God by John Pielmeier, guest directed by Stephen Nunns
Black Box Theatre, Performing Arts and Humanities Building

UMBC’s Department of Theatre presents Agnes of God by John Pielmeier, directed by Stephen Nunns. Summoned to a covent, Dr. Martha Livingstone, a court-appointed psychiatrist, is charged with assessing the sanity of a novice accused of murdering her newborn. Miriam Ruth, the Mother Superior, determindly keeps young Agnes from the doctor, arousing Livingstone’s suspicions further. Who killed the infant and who fathered the tiny victim? Livingstone’s questions force all three women to re-examine the meaning of faith and the power of love leading to a dramatic, compelling climax. (Click heading for complete information.)


Livewire 6: Poetry of Song, Music of Words
Thursday – Saturday, October 22 – 24
Earl and Darielle Linehan Concert Hall

The sixth annual Livewire new music festival, Poetry of Song, Music of Words, will feature mezzo-soprano Patricia Green (pictured) and other noted artists in three days of concerts, workshops, lectures and other events. (Click heading for the full Livewire festival schedule.)


Livewire 6: Ruckus: Beyond Pierrot
Thursday, October 22 | 8 pm
Earl and Darielle Linehan Concert Hall

The Ruckus Ensemble, in residence at UMBC and featuring Lisa Cella, flute; E. Michael Richards, clarinet; Airi Yoshioka and Christian Tremblay, violin; Gita Ladd, cello; Audrey Andrist, piano; Tom Goldstein, percussion; and Jason Love, conductor, will be joined by mezzo-soprano Patricia Green for performances of works spanning the past 100 years, including Arnold Schoenberg’s Pierrot Lunaire, Op. 21 (1912); Laura Schwendinger’s Lady Lazarus (2005); Luciano Berio’s O King (1967); and Anna Rubin’s Moonblade (world premiere). (Click heading for full description.)


Livewire 6: Microkingdom: Definitive Infinite Divinity
Friday, October 23 | 7 pm
Music Box, Performing Arts and Humanities Building

The Baltimore-based ensemble Microkingdom comprises John Dierker, reeds; Marc Miller, guitar; Will Redman, percussion, and will feature special guest Zach Poff, on computer and electronics. Microkingdom is a psychosonic curatorial adventure existing in both the acoustic and electro-acoustic realms, and specializing in zone variance of extra-cognitive spiritual magnetism. (Click heading for full description.)

Patricia Green

Livewire 6: Patricia Green: Stories Sung
Saturday, October 24 | 8 pm
Earl and Darielle Linehan Concert Hall

Praised for her “warm creamy voice” and “singing with a poignancy and molten resonance,” Canadian mezzo-soprano Patricia Green has gained international renown for her remarkable versatility and exceptional musicianship. Her busy career has taken her to the MUSICA Festival in Strasbourg with l’Orchestre de Radio-France, to the Concertgebouw in Amsterdam with the Dutch Radio Philharmonic, and to Haifa with the Northern Israel Symphony for the opening of the Baha’i Terrace Gardens. Ms. Green has performed extensively at the Kennedy Center in Washington with the Theatre Chamber Players, the National Symphony and Washington Choral Arts. Her concert will feature works by Hilary Tann, Laura Schewenginger, Martin Voorvelt, Anna Rubin, Scott McAllister, and Harry Somers. (Click on heading for full description.)


Visual Arts
Lynn Cazabon: “Intimate and complex interconnections on the Baltic Sea”
Monday, October 26 | 12 pm
216 Performing Arts and Humanities Building (Dresher Center Conference Room)

Presented by the Catalyst series of the Center for Innovation, Research and Creativity in the Arts (CIRCA), associate professor of Visual Arts Lynn Cazabon will discuss in-progress projects centered on the Baltic Sea, produced during her time as a Fulbright Scholar in Liepāja, Latvia earlier this year. Her work there focuses on the intimate and complex interconnection between the natural environment and the people who live within it and resulted in a series of portraits of Liepāja residents set against the Baltic Sea and displayed with a quote from each participant about the role the sea plays in their lives. (Click heading for full description.)

Educating for Insurgency

Social Sciences Forum
Jay Gillen, teacher, Baltimore City Public Schools
Wednesday, October 28 | 4:30 p.m.
Albin O. Kuhn Library Gallery

Jay Gillen and young people of The Baltimore Algebra Project will lead a discussion on ways students and adults in schools of poverty can see themselves as actors on the national stage, building towards insurgency from the “crawl space” of their classrooms. (Click heading for full description.)


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