SEEING SCIENCE: Photography, Science and Visual Culture
Through April 2017

Through its multiple components, SEEING SCIENCE looks at the forms scientific images take, what they reveal, how they transform the disciplines they serve, and lives they influence. (Click heading for full description.)

Ana Spasić in Concert
Wednesday, March 29, 7:30 p.m.
Music Box (151 Performing Arts and Humanities Building)

The UMBC Department of Music in partnership with the Piacenza Conservatory in Italy presents soprano Ana Spasić in concert. Her program will feature contemporary works by Italian and American composers, including Elio: Visions of Light II by Linda Dusman, professor and chair of music. (Click heading for full description.)

Violin Portraits: Recent Violin Music of Stuart Saunders Smith
Airi Yoshioka, violin, with the University of Maryland Percussion Ensemble
Thursday, March 30, 7:30 p.m.
Earl and Darielle Linehan Concert Hall

Violinist Airi Yoshioka presents major new compositions by composer Stuart Sanders Smith: The Rivers of Maine for solo violin and Crystal Night for solo violin and percussion quartet, for which she will be joined by the University of Maryland Percussion Ensemble (Lee Hinkle, director; Jonathan Clancy; Chris Herman; Robert Shroyer). (Click heading for full description.)

Studio 3: Suddenly Last Summer
Thursday, March 30 – Sunday, April 2
Black Box Theatre

The Department of Theatre presents Studio 3: Student Directed One-Act Plays. Studio 3’s spring 2017 production features Suddenly Last Summer by Tennessee Williams, directed by Hannah Kennedy. Catherine Holly has witnessed the murder of her cousin Sebatian, which has sent her to a psychiatric hospital. When Sebastian’s mother, Mrs. Venable, invites a psychiatrist to question Catherine about her story, she paints a picture so graphic it’s almost unbelievable. Mrs. Venable would rather not believe it and have her son’s secrets remain secrets. In one of Tennessee Williams’ most haunting pieces of writing, how far will a mother go to preserve her son’s reputation? (Click heading for full description.)

UMBC at Light City Baltimore
March 31 – April 8
Baltimore City

With art, ideas and entertainment, UMBC adds spark to Light City Baltimore! Join us on Saturday, April 1 from 8 to 11 p.m. at the Black and Gold Lounge food and drink, and pick up some glow-in-the-dark swag! Enjoy artworks by UMBC’s Eric Dyer and Timothy Nohe, visit the UMBC Spark gallery on Calvert Street, hear talks on innovation from President Freeman A. Hrabowski, III, and other at the Labs@LightCity, and much more! (Click heading for full description.)

Social Sciences Forum – Low Lecture
“Bringing the São José Back into Memory”
Paul Gardullo, Curator, National Museum of African American History and Culture
Wednesday, April 5, 4 p.m.
Albin O. Kuhn Library 7th floor

“From No Return” – Dr. Gardullo’s talk will focus on the complex ongoing vectors of collaborative international research, archaeology, and memory work in investigating the voyage of the São José, a Portuguese slave ship. (Click heading for full description.)

Musica Spira
Wednesday, April 5, 7:30 p.m.
Earl and Darielle Linehan Concert Hall

Musica Spira (Music Breathes) is an emerging artist-run ensemble led by co-directors Grace Srinivasan (soprano) and Paula Maust (harpsichord). Their concert will feature works by Henry Purcell, George Frideric Handel, Élisabeth Jacquet de la Guerre, Peter Philips, Joseph-Nicolas-Pancrace Royer, and Domenico Scarlatti. The concert is also the premiere of an extraordinary new instrument: a double manual harpsichord closely modeled on a French instrument built by Pierre Donzelague in 1711. Donzelague lived in Lyons, and some historians believe that his instrument was one of the first French harpsichords to have a five-octave key compass. Commissioned for the new Performing Arts and Humanities Building, the harpsichord was painstakingly built by Owen Daly Early Keyboard Instruments, in Salem, Oregon. (Click heading for full description.)