Experience a thrilling musical journey with Jean Rondeau, the French harpsichord virtuoso and early-music superstar who has redefined the art of his instrument and captivated audiences worldwide, in this concert presented by the Candlelight Concert Society. The artist's program will feature works by Fux, Haydn, Clementi, Beethoven, and Mozart.
The Bergamot Quartet is fueled by a passion for exploring and advocating for the music of living composers, continually expanding the limits of the string quartet’s rich tradition in western classical music. Their concert will feature compositions by Nicky Sohn, Caroline Shaw, Aleksandra Vrebalov, and Ledah Finck, in addition to six premieres of works by UMBC student composers Pam Voulalas-Depireux, Aaron Statham, Sarah Yuran, Nicholas Merdon, Jack McGrath, and Valarous Lingham.
In this illustrated presentation, Shannon Taggart will share stories and pictures from twenty years of photographing mediumship, explaining how two decades of investigation developed into the award-winning book Séance. This is the fifth in a series of six lectures, Beyond the Veil: Making Sense of the Spirit World.
From sea water rise to marine life to the Flint Water Crisis, the Wind Ensemble presents a program titled “Water & Life.” The Wind Ensemble will share learning from their experiences during the semester with the National Aquarium and its staff about their arts-based work that aims to address their goals of combating climate change, stopping plastic pollution and saving wildlife and habitats.
Mediumship and the intimate practices of the spirit circle drew in some of the nineteenth-century's most prominent abolitionists in America. This talk explores the beliefs, language and community practices that fused an interracial circle of spiritualists at 36 Sophia Street, the home of Isaac and Amy Post in Rochester, NY. This is the sixth in a series of six lectures, Beyond the Veil: Making Sense of the Spirit World.
UMBC Theatre presents shOUT: The Queer Theatre Project directed by Gerrad Alex Taylor, with musician direction by Andrew Hann. Facilitated by director Gerrad Alex Taylor, designer Eric Abele, and dramaturg Susan McCully, shOUT celebrates LGBTQIA+ playwrights, characters, and innovations. The performance includes scenes, songs, and monologues drawn from plays that show us that queer theatre history IS American theatre history. An exhibit of costume design and dramaturgy will accompany the performance.
This talk explores the story of the official American expedition to Japan in 1852-54 to “open” the far-flung country to trade and a western-based diplomatic order. In examining the role that civilians played on the mission, Constantine Vaporis considers their work not only during the trip but also afterwards, as they disseminated information about the mission to a broader American and international audience.