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E. Michael Richards, clarinet: The Clarinet of the Twenty-First Century
Sunday, February 19, 3 p.m.
Earl and Darielle Linehan Concert Hall

Clarinetist E. Michael Richards presents a program of contemporary music featuring works by Barbara Rettagliati, Andrew Rindfleisch, Liza Lim, and Hitomi Kaneko. As a recitalist of new music, Richards has premiered over 150 works that have utilized the clarinet at performances throughout the United States, Japan, Australia, and Western Europe. (Click heading for full description.)

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Humanities Forum
I Heard It Through the Grapevine: Film Screening and Conversation
Maurice Wallace, Associate Professor of English and Associate Director of the Carter G. Woodson Institute for African American and African Studies at the University of Virginia; and Maleda Belilgne, Assistant Professor of Africana Studies and English, UMBC
Thursday, February 23, 5:30 p.m.
132 Performing Arts and Humanities Building

The spellbinding 1982 documentary I Heard It Through the Grapevine chronicles James Baldwin’s return to the American South two decades after the passage of the Civil Rights Act. Directed by Dick Fontaine and Pat Hartley, this rare film includes Baldwin’s conversations with Sterling Brown, Amiri Baraka, and Chinua Achebe on the meaning of racial progress. Maurice Wallace and Maleda Belilgne will lead a conversation on the film’s historical importance and Baldwin’s continuing significance today. (Click heading for full description.)

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Steve Antosca: elements, with William Brent and Tobias Werner
Saturday, February 25, 8 p.m.
Earl and Darielle Linehan Concert Hall

Cellist Tobias Werner performs elements, an evening-length work by composer Steve Antosca, in collaboration with William Brent. (Click heading for full description.)

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The Hungarian Connection
Sunday, February 26, 3 p.m.
Earl and Darielle Linehan Concert Hall

Matthew Sharp, a renowned cellist in residency at UMBC, is joined by violist David Yang and violinist Airi Yoshioka in a program that features works by Hungarian composers Zoltán Kodály and Béla Bartók as well Joseph Haydn. (Click heading for full description.)

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inHALE
Thursday, March 2, 7:30 p.m.
Earl and Darielle Linehan Concert Hall

inHALE is a collective of flutists with a mission to seek out exciting and adventurous duo repertoire that utilizes each member of the flute family (piccolo, flute, alto flute, bass flute). Each member of the collective is a strong exponent of the contemporary flute and have, between them, premiered over 250 new works while building a new generation of repertoire. For this event, UMBC’s Lisa Cella will be joined by Carrie Rose in concert. (Click heading for full description.)

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Spring 2017 Jazz Festival: John Edward Hasse
“Curating American Jazz”
Friday, March 3, 12 p.m.
Earl and Darielle Linehan Concert Hall

John Edward Hasse, author and Curator of American Music at the Smithsonian Institution’s National Museum of American History, will lecture on Curating American Jazz. (Click on heading for full description.)

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Spring 2017 Jazz Festival: UMBC Jazz Ensemble with John Edward Hasse
Friday, March 3, 7:30 p.m.
Earl and Darielle Linehan Concert Hall

As part of the Spring 2017 Jazz Festival, the UMBC Jazz Ensemble performs under the direction of Matthew Belzer, with special guest John Edward Hasse, author and Curator of American Music at the Smithsonian Institution’s National Museum of American History. Preceding the performance, Dr. Hasse will offer a multimedia presentation, The Life and Music of Duke Ellington. (Click heading for full description.)