Arts

Experimentalist: The Art of Robert W. Fichter

August 28, 2019 – December 18, 2019
Albin O. Kuhn Library Gallery

The Library Gallery presents Experimentalist: The Art of Robert W. Fichter. Working at the forefront of experimental photography, Fichter combined drawing, hand photoengraving processes, and photographic images to create striking images.

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Karen Finley: Venus in Retrograde

September 5, 2019
Fine Arts Recital Hall

Celebrated performance artist Karen Finley presents Venus in Retrograde, a performance in two parts — Grabbing Pussy and Parts Known — that expands on Finley’s career-long pursuit of performatively articulating the injustices committed by the U.S. government and society at large.

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Spectrum: 2019 Visual Arts Faculty Exhibition

September 5, 2019 – October 5, 2019
Center for Art, Design and Visual Culture

The Center for Art, Design and Visual Culture presents Spectrum: 2019 Visual Arts Faculty Exhibition. An opening reception will be held on Thursday, September 5, from 5 to 7 p.m.

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New Bartók Quartet

September 18, 2019
Earl and Darielle Linehan Concert Hall

The Wine Dark Sea: The New Bartók String Quartet dives into the rich, ambiguous colors of Mozart’s uncharacteristically brooding D minor quartet, and Bartók’s final testament in that medium. The New Bartók Quartet (Wanchi and Airi Yoshioka, violins; James Stern, viola; and Eric Kutz, cello) is comprised of outstanding string faculty from the region, namely UMBC, the University of Maryland, College Park, and James Madison University. 

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MADBOOTS DANCE: GAY GUERRILLA / for Julius

September 26, 2019 – September 27, 2019
Dance Cube

Led by Jonathan Campbell and Austin Diaz, the queer, all-male company MADBOOTS DANCE is known for its fearless athleticism and unashamed intimacy – named one of “25 to Watch” by Dance Magazine who noted that Diaz and Campbell, “are making a unique mark on concert dance with highly original movement that pushes skill and stamina to the limit.”

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Leona Mitchell

Leona Mitchell, soprano

September 28, 2019
Earl and Darielle Linehan Concert Hall

Grammy Award winning soprano Leona Mitchell is one of America’s most beloved and celebrated sopranos, having spent 18 seasons as a leading spinto soprano at the Metropolitan Opera in New York. Proceeds from the David W. Smith Gala will support an annual scholarship for a young vocalist pursuing education at UMBC.

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Aisslinn Nosky

Violinist Aisslinn Nosky with the UMBC Collegium

October 17, 2019
Earl and Darielle Linehan Concert Hall

Hailed as “a fearsomely powerful musician” by The Toronto Star, Canadian-born violinist Aisslinn Nosky is one of the most versatile and dynamic violinists today. She joins UMBC’s Collegium for performances of works by Vivaldi and Telemann.

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UMBC Jazz Ensemble

October 20, 2019
Earl and Darielle Linehan Concert Hall

The Department of Music presents the UMBC Jazz Ensemble under the direction of Matthew Belzer.

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Ruckus

October 24, 2019
Earl and Darielle Linehan Concert Hall

The Ruckus new music ensemble opens UMBC’s annual new music festival — Livewire 10: Rewind / Fast Forward — with a program of music featuring works by Tristan Murail, Rune Glerup, Mischa Salkind-Pearl, Olivier Messiaen, Katharina Rosenberger, and Ben Johnston.

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Livewire Student Composers and Performers

October 25, 2019
Earl and Darielle Linehan Concert Hall

The next generation of emerging talent is showcased in this concert, featuring premieres and works in progress by UMBC student composers, performed by their colleagues.

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Third Practice

October 25, 2019
Earl and Darielle Linehan Concert Hall

The vocal ensemble Third Practice presents the North American premiere of Salvatore Sciarrino’s rarely performed 12 Madrigali — 17th-century haiku by the poet Basho that are turned inside out and upside down in the ‘“unreliable mirror” of Sciarrino’s otherworldly music.

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Pendulum Clocks

October 26, 2019
Earl and Darielle Linehan Concert Hall

Soprano Susan Botti and clarinetist Gleb Kanasevich present the premiere of Rahilia Hasanova’s chamber opera for two performers, Pendulum Clocks (2014).

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Inscape Chamber Orchestra

October 27, 2019
Earl and Darielle Linehan Concert Hall

Founded in 2004 by artistic director Richard Scerbo, Inscape Chamber Orchestra is pushing the boundaries of classical music in riveting performances that reach across genres and generations, and transcend the confines of the traditional classical concert experience.

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Black Box Theatre

Hunting and Gathering

October 24, 2019 – October 27, 2019
Black Box Theatre

UMBC Theatre presents Hunting and Gathering by Brooke Berman, directed by Susan Stroupe. Four New Yorkers seek shelter, both physical and spiritual, in a variety of temporary abodes and one another in this dark comedy.

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Umbilicus

Umbilicus: Balderdash

October 30, 2019
Music Box

The percussion quartet Umbilicus — featuring three UMBC alumni — will perform works by Will Redman, Tom Goldstein, Jennifer Walshe and others.

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Distal’s Musk: Rosy Keyser

October 31, 2019 – December 14, 2019
Center for Art, Design and Visual Culture

The Center for Art, Design and Visual Culture presents Distal’s Musk: Rosy Keyser, featuring new works by the artist. The haunting paintings which comprise Distal Musk are constructed from ordinary materials: linen and canvas, aluminum paint, gravel, and sawdust combined into artworks that build on the ideas established by art brut and Action painting.

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Harry Appelman Trio

November 7, 2019
Earl and Darielle Linehan Concert Hall

The Harry Appelman trio brings a lyrical and swinging style to interpretations of material from composers ranging from Jerome Kern to Thelonious Monk, as well as original compositions.

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UMBC Percussion Ensemble

UMBC and Salisbury University Percussion Ensembles

November 8, 2019
Music Box

The UMBC and Salisbury University Percussion Ensembles join forces for an afternoon of new music.

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Fall Dance Showcase

Senior Dance Concert

November 8, 2019 – November 9, 2019
Dance Cube

The Department of Dance presents the Senior Dance Concert, featuring new works that explore the past, present, and future of the human experience through elaborate and exciting movement.

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Musica Spira

Musica Spira: The Ugly Virtuosa

November 14, 2019
Earl and Darielle Linehan Concert Hall

Musica Spira, featuring Grace Srinivasan, soprano, and Paula Maust, harpsichord, with guest artist Stephanie Zimmerman, baroque violin, present The Ugly Virtuosa — Reviews of the Women Behind the Music.

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First Works

November 15, 2019
Dance Cube

UMBC Dance students present choreographic work for the first time in this First Works dance concert.

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Black Box Theatre

Girls on a Dirt Pile

November 21, 2019 – December 8, 2019
Black Box Theatre

UMBC Theatre presents Girls on a Dirt Pile by Susan McCully, directed by Eve Muson. In an unspecified way station or border crossing, we meet a group of women who, stripped of their former privilege, come to understand themselves at the most elemental level. Despite total humiliation, they fight for their dignity and agency, aware that they will be the moral and emotional victors in the continuing war against structural patriarchy.

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UMBC Camerata

Camerata Chamber Choir

November 23, 2019
Earl and Darielle Linehan Concert Hall

The Department of Music presents the Camerata Chamber Choir under the direction of Stephen Caracciolo.

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UMBC Symphony

UMBC Symphony Orchestra

November 24, 2019
Earl and Darielle Linehan Concert Hall

The UMBC Symphony Orchestra performs under the direction of guest conductor Jason Love.

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UMBC Wind Ensemble

UMBC Wind Ensemble

December 3, 2019
Earl and Darielle Linehan Concert Hall

The Department of Music presents the UMBC Wind Ensemble under the direction of Brian Kaufman.

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UMBC Percussion Ensemble

UMBC Percussion Ensemble

December 5, 2019
Music Box

The Department of Music presents the UMBC Percussion Ensemble under the direction of Tom Goldstein.

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Fall Dance Showcase

December 5, 2019 – December 7, 2019
Proscenium Theatre

The Department of Dance presents the annual Spring Dance Showcase, featuring student performances of works by faculty, students, and artists-in-residence. 

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UMBC Gamelan

UMBC Gamelan

December 6, 2019
Music Box

UMBC’s Gamelan Ensemble, directed by Gina Beck, performs traditional Javanese music on the Department of Music’s Javanese gamelan.

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UMBC New Music Ensemble

UMBC New Music Ensemble

December 7, 2019
Music Box

The Department of Music presents the UMBC New Music Ensemble, which explores and performs Western chamber music of the twentieth and twenty-first centuries.

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Jubilee Singers

Jubilee Singers

December 7, 2019
Earl and Darielle Linehan Concert Hall

The Department of Music presents the Jubilee Singers under the direction of Janice Jackson. The performance will be followed immediately by the UMBC Gospel Choir at 8 p.m.

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UMBC Jazz

UMBC Jazz in Concert

December 8, 2019
Earl and Darielle Linehan Concert Hall

The Department of Music presents UMBC Jazz in Concert under the direction of Matthew Belzer, featuring all of the UMBC jazz groups, large and small, and spotlighting student compositions.

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Department of Music Honors Showcase

December 10, 2019
Earl and Darielle Linehan Concert Hall

The Department of Music Honors Showcase is a culmination of students’ work in the areas of solo performance, chamber ensemble performance, and composition.

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Seeing Science

Ongoing on seeingscience.umbc.edu
SEEING SCIENCE: Photography, Science and Visual Culture

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.

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Joseph Beuys Sculpture Park

Open year-round
UMBC campus, inside Hilltop Circle between Administration Drive and Commons Drive

Joseph Beuys was an influential German artist known for his performances, sculptures, environments, vitrines, prints, posters, and thousands of drawings. Beuys highlighted the need for greater environmental awareness across the globe through his ongoing social sculpture project entitled, 7000 Oaks. With the help of over 20 organizations, 7000 Oaks inspired the planting of over 350 trees and several stones by over 500 people in Baltimore Parks and at the UMBC sculpture site in 2000.

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