Author Archives: Tom Moore

Seeing Science: Photography, Science and Visual Culture

Interdisciplinary
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.)

Violin Portraits: Recent Violin Music of Stuart Saunders Smith

Music
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.)

UMBC at Light City Baltimore

Interdisciplinary UMBC at Light City Baltimore March 31 – April 8 Baltimore City With art, ideas and entertainment, UMBC adds spark to Light City Baltimore! A festival of light, music, and innovation, Light City will transform Baltimore City with world class light displays and sculptures, video projections on buildings and interactive technologies to create once-in-a-lifetime […]

Musica Spira

Music
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.)

UMBC Gamelan Ensemble

Music
UMBC Gamelan Ensemble
Friday, April 28, 6 p.m.
Music Box (151 Performing Arts and Humanities Building)

The Gamelan Ensemble will perform traditional Javanese music on the Department of Music’s Javanese gamelan. (Click heading for full description.)

Dover Quartet

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Dover Quartet
Saturday, April 29, 3 p.m.
Earl and Darielle Linehan Concert Hall
Presented by the Shriver Hall Concert Series

Following its momentous win at the 2013 Banff International String Quartet Competition, the Dover Quartet has been hailed for its razor-sharp ensemble and glowing sound. The New Yorker recently dubbed them “the young American string quartet of the moment,” and The Strad raved that the Quartet is “already pulling away from their peers with their exceptional interpretive maturity, tonal refinement and taut ensemble.” The performance will feature works by Beethoven, Britten, and Shostakovich. (Click heading for full description.)

UMBC New Music Ensemble

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UMBC New Music Ensemble
Friday, May 5, 8 p.m.
Music Box (151 Performing Arts and Humanities Building)

The Department of Music presents the UMBC New Music Ensemble. The New Music Ensemble explores and performs Western chamber music of the twentieth and twenty-first centuries. (Click heading for full description.)