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Full Circle Dance Company: Movement with Meaning

216 Performing Arts and Humanities Building

The Center for Innovation, Research and Creativity in the Arts (CIRCA) presents Donna L. Jacobs and Liz Pelton of Baltimore-based Full Circle Dance Company, who will provide a behind the scenes view of some of Full Circle’s performances and will discuss what it takes to build and sustain a dance company in Baltimore.

Ola Belle Reed and the Southern Diaspora

Albin O. Kuhn Library Gallery

The Albin O. Kuhn Library Gallery presents Ola Belle Reed and the Southern Diaspora, an exhibition that explores the life and work of nationally recognized bluegrass musician Ola Belle Reed, contextualizing her achievements within a history of migration from rural Appalachia north in the twentieth century. The display will include photographs, concert flyers, instruments, audio, video, and memorabilia drawn from the Maryland Traditions Archive at UMBC.

Annalisa Dias: Groundwater Arts

216 Performing Arts and Humanities Building

The Center for Innovation, Research and Creativity in the Arts (CIRCA) presents Annalisa Dias, a Goan-American transdisciplinary artist, community organizer, and award-winning theatre maker working at the intersection of racial justice and care for the earth.

Christian Hartman, cello

Earl and Darielle Linehan Concert Hall

The Department of Music presents cellist Christian Hartman, whose program “for solo cello” explores avant-garde works for unaccompanied cello from the 20th and 21st centuries, including music by Arturo Fuentes, Johannes Schöllhorn, Krzysztof Penderecki, and Stuart Saunders Smith.

The Grown-Up

Proscenium Theatre

UMBC Theatre presents The Grown-Up by Jordan Harrison, directed by Joseph Ritsch. Ten year old Kai is given a magical crystal door-knob by his grandfather that enables him to travel through space and time to see future events in his life. As he moves through time, he realizes how quickly time escapes our grasp. Both poignant and zany, Pulitzer Prize finalist Jordan Harrison expands on the notion that life is too short to miss any moment of it.

Ghost Ensemble

Earl and Darielle Linehan Concert Hall

Ghost Ensemble fosters groundbreaking music that blurs borders of genre, style, and scene, expanding perceptual horizons through shared immersive experience. Their program, Inspirit, features new works commissioned for Ghost Ensemble’s 2022 season from Sky Macklay, Miya Masaoka, Ben Richter, and Lester St. Louis.

AR/XR: Ada Pinkston, Will Pappenheimer, and Mollye Bendell

102 Performing Arts and Humanities Building

The Center for Innovation, Research and Creativity in the Arts (CIRCA) presents AR/XR: Ada Pinkston, Will Pappenheimer, and Mollye Bendell. This panel discussion will focus on the work of three contemporary artists who each use augmented reality technologies as part of their work in unique and compelling ways.

UMBC Symphony Orchestra

Earl and Darielle Linehan Concert Hall

The Department of Music presents the UMBC Symphony Orchestra, which performs orchestral literature from the 18th to the 21st centuries, including standard repertoire and contemporary works from a broad range of musical styles, under the direction of its new conductor, Philip Mann.

Creating for Change: Reimagining Music Education Festivals for Equity

216 Performing Arts and Humanities Building

The Center for Innovation, Research and Creativity in the Arts (CIRCA) presents associate professor of music Brian Kaufman, who will speak on Creating for Change: Reimagining Music Education Festivals for Equity. In this talk, Kaufman will discuss his collaborative work researching inequities in K-12 music education festivals and organizing The UMBC CREATE Festival, the first music education festival in Maryland designed to promote and celebrate student voices through creative music-making by K-12 students and teachers involved in school and community organizations.

Stories Told Small

Black Box Theatre

UMBC Theatre presents Stories Told Small, directed by Colette Searls and Nate Sinnott and presented in the Black Box Theatre. Written and directed by UMBC theatre students, Stories Told Small packs big meaning into miniature dramas, using puppetry and all manner of tiny objects to spin novel tales. Stories spring from performers’ minds, presented in an original variety show!

UMBC Chamber Players

Earl and Darielle Linehan Concert Hall

The Department of Music presents the UMBC Chamber Players under the direction of Airi Yoshioka. Students in the UMBC Chamber Players perform a wide variety of instrumental chamber works, ranging from Baroque, Classical, Romantic to contemporary repertoire.

UMBC Gamelan Ensemble

The Music Box

The Department of Music presents the UMBC Gamelan Ensemble under the direction of Gina Beck. The ensemble performs on a central Javanese gamelan (a gong-chime orchestra of Indonesia), and also on a Balinese gamelan angklung (one of many types of gong-chime orchestras from the island of Bali, Indonesia).

UMBC Wind Ensemble

Earl and Darielle Linehan Concert Hall

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

UMBC Percussion Ensemble

The Music Box

The Department of Music presents the UMBC Percussion Ensemble under the direction of Tom Goldstein. The Percussion Ensemble is highly adventurous in its programming, with a repertoire that includes graphic-notation pieces, improvisational works and theater pieces, as well as works by important early percussion composers.

UMBC Camerata Chamber Choir

Earl and Darielle Linehan Concert Hall

The Department of Music presents the Camerata Chamber Choir under the direction of Kevin O'Brien.

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