The Department of Music presents pianist Teodora Adzharova, whose program features the two piano sonatas of Dmitri Shostakovich (1906–1975). Shostakovich’s life and work are often discussed in conjunction with the political powers at play in the Soviet Union. His symphonies and chamber pieces have been carefully dissected in search of hidden messages pointing either towards a dissident persona or a beneficiary of the regime. This program however, aims to shed light on Shostakovich’s piano sonatas which are so often overshadowed by his better-known works.
UMBC Theatre presents You Can See Me in the Dark, directed by Eve Muson, with musical direction by Andrew Mann. A wild ride of monologues, scenes and songs that celebrate the secrets we keep and the secrets we reveal. Performed by the company of actors in audition and business of acting, this year’s company of actors perform cutting edge work written by award-winning playwrights on the contemporary scene.
UMBC's Collegium Musicum presents an engaging, hands-on, early instrument petting zoo. We welcome you to the stage to inspect at close range and handle instruments from UMBC's early instrument collection, including crumhorns, Baroque strings, sackbuts, a shawm, and a harpsichord. In addition, we will present our viol consort on loan from the Viola da Gamba Society of America.