Livewire 9: Electrifying
Friday, October 26 – Sunday, October 28
Earl and Darielle Linehan Concert Hall

UMBC’s ninth annual new music festival — Livewire 9: Electrifying — celebrates the music of composer and Anna Rubin and her contemporaries, including Pierre Boulez, Nathan Lincoln de Cusatis, Linda Dusman, Hannah Lash, Elainie Lillios, Steve Reich, Gregory Spears, and Dan Visconti. Featured on the series of four concerts are award-winning performers and many UMBC faculty and alumni, including the Inscape Chamber Orchestra; Hui-Chuan Chen, piano; Rachel Choe, flute; Patrick Crossland, trombone; Noah Getz, saxophone; Tom Goldstein, percussion; Gita Ladd, cello; Jacqueline Pollauf, harp; Airi Yoshioka, violin; Jonathan Zwi, guitar; and the Umbilicus percussion ensemble (featuring Paul Neidhardt, Michelle Purdy, Will Redman). UMBC visual arts faculty Stephen Bradley, Vin Grabill and Timothy Nohe, and IMDA MFA student Jason Charney will also present works during Livewire 9: Electrifying. (Click heading for full description.)

Timeless String Quartets
Thursday, November 1, 7:30 p.m.
Earl and Darielle Linehan Concert Hall

The Department of Music presents Timeless String Quartets, a recital of works composed in Vienna between 1825 and 1905 by Beethoven, Webern, and Wolf, performed by Christian Tremblay (violin), Nicholas Currie (violin), Lisa Steltenpohl (viola), and Gita Ladd (cello). (Click heading for full description.)

Harlem Quartet

Harlem Quartet presented by the Shriver Hall Concert Series
Saturday, November 3, 3 p.m.
Earl and Darielle Linehan Concert Hall

The Shriver Hall Concert Series presents the Harlem Quartet. Artists-in-residence at London’s Royal Academy of Music, the Grammy-winning quartet engages audiences with its “panache” (The New York Times) and its fresh, elegant performances. The ensemble performs masterworks by Beethoven and Schubert, plus Gabriela Lena Frank’s musical travelogue of Peru. (Click heading for full description.)

Senior Dance Concert
Friday, November 9 – Saturday, November 10, 8 p.m.
Dance Cube (337 Performing Arts and Humanities Building)

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. (Click heading for full description.)

Sunday, November 11, 3 p.m.
Earl and Darielle Linehan Concert Hall

Tenor Andrew Sauvageau and pianist Hui-Chuan Chen and perform Franz Schubert’s Winterreise (D. 911), the darkest of the composers three seminal art song cycles. Setting 24 poems of Wilhelm Müller to music, Schubert transports listeners on a moving, but mournful “winter journey” — that of a lonely traveller wishing to rid himself of the despair of lost love — composed almost entirely using minor keys. (Click heading for full description.)

Dorothy E. Roberts

Humanities Forum and Social Sciences Forum
40th Annual W.E.B. Du Bois Lecture
Dorothy E. Roberts, the 14th Penn Integrates Knowledge Professor, George A. Weiss University Professor of Law and Sociology, and Raymond Pace and Sadie Tanner Mossell Alexander Professor of Civil Rights, University of Pennsylvania
“Race, Racism, and the New Social Science”
Wednesday, November 14, 6 p.m.
University Center Ballroom

Recent advances in scientific research have included a renewed interest in biological concepts of race and explanations of racial inequality. The science that emerged from sequencing the human genome has been marked by investigations of race-based genetic difference and the redefinition of race as a genomic category. The genomic era has generated collaborations between biological and social scientists that seek to link social outcomes to genetic traits. Even some researchers who study the impact of social inequality on biological outcomes have explained racial disadvantage in biological terms. And the biological and social scientists developing a new racial science avoid the political implications of their research by distinguishing their objectivity and socially beneficial aims from scientific racism of the past. This lecture will critically examine the new racial science and propose a more just way for social and biological scientists to study race and racism. (Click on heading for full description.)

Visual Arts
“Demystifying Design Thinking”
Workshop and lecture with Visiting Designer Gary Rozanc
Thursday, November 15, 5 p.m.
107 A Fine Arts Building

The Department of Visual Arts presents a workshop and lecture by Gary Rozanc, an assistant professor of graphic design at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County and host of the Design Edu Today podcast. (Click heading for full description.)