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Dance
Fall Dance Showcase
Thursday – Saturday, December 8 – 10, 8 p.m.
Proscenium Theatre

The Department of Dance presents the annual Fall Dance Showcase. Students perform works by faculty, students and visiting artists. (Click heading for full description.)

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Visual Arts
Catalyst: The Art of John Gornto
Wednesday – Saturday, December 9 – 17
Opening reception: Friday, December 9, 6 – 8 p.m.
Chesapeake Art Center (CAC) (off campus event)

In science, a catalyst incites reaction. John Gornto, artist and aerospace engineer, works in the Baltimore area. He creates artworks that react to his personal struggles and to his environment. Over 15 artworks, both large and small scale, including acrylic and watercolor paintings and sculptures within cigar boxes will be featured in the exhibition Catalyst: The Art of John Gornto presented by the Museum Practice students of the Department of Visual Arts and hosted by Chesapeake Arts Center. (Click heading for full description.)

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Music
UMBC New Music Ensemble
Friday, December 9, 7:30 p.m.
Music Box (151 Performing Arts and Humanities Building)

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

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Student Composers Recital
Sunday, December 11, 7 p.m.
Music Box

This concert features premieres of works by student composers. Program and performers to be announced. (Click heading for full description.)

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Department of Music Honors Showcase
Tuesday, December 13, 7:30 p.m.
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. (Click heading for complete information.)

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Music
Heifetz Holiday Homecoming
Tuesday, December 20, 7 p.m.
Earl and Darielle Linehan Concert Hall

’Tis the season…for the Heifetz Holiday Homecoming, the annual Dorothy and Henry L. Rosenberg, Jr. “Stars of Tomorrow” Concert in Baltimore. The evening’s repertoire includes a charming string quartet arrangement of Tchaikovsky’s Nutcracker Suite, as well as songs and carols of the season both ancient and modern, from composers as varied as Edvard Grieg, Mozart, Leonard Cohen and Frank Loesser. (Click heading for full description.)

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Visual Art
Muntadas, Activating Artifacts: Interpretation, Translation, Education
January 26 – March 10
Center for Art, Design and Visual Culture

Produced in close collaboration with world-renowned multimedia artist Antoni Muntadas, this site-specific exhibition project addresses a gradual but steady shift in academia, addressing a gradual but steady shift in academia. (Click heading for complete information.)