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Jean Rondeau, harpsichord: Gradus ad Parnassum

Earl and Darielle Linehan Concert Hall

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.

Bergamot Quartet

Earl and Darielle Linehan Concert Hall

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.

Dustin Donahue, percussion

Earl and Darielle Linehan Concert Hall

Percussionist Dustin Donahue, a new member of the UMBC music faculty, presents a concert featuring the premiere of a new work by Yiheng Yvonne Wu, and music by Kaija Saariaho, Thomas Meadowcroft, and Netty Simons.

UMBC Wind Ensemble: Water & Life

Earl and Darielle Linehan Concert Hall

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.

Re-forming the Dead: Abolitionist Iconoclasm and the Spirit Circle


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 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.

shOUT: The Queer Theatre Project

Black Box Theatre

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.

UMBC Jazz in Concert

Earl and Darielle Linehan Concert Hall

The Department of Music presents UMBC Jazz in Concert, featuring the Jazz Guitar Ensemble, the Jazz Small Groups, and the Jazz Ensemble, under the direction of Tom Baldwin, Tom Lagana, and Matthew Belzer.

UMBC Symphony Orchestra and UMBC String Chamber Orchestra

Earl and Darielle Linehan Concert Hall

The Department of Music presents the UMBC Symphony Orchestra and the UMBC String Chamber Orchestra under the direction of Philip Mann in a program featuring Rimsky-Korsakov's Scheherazade and other works, joined by the UMBC Camerata under the direction of Carlin Truong.

Lipitz Lecture with Constantine N. Vaporis

Albin O. Kuhn Library Gallery

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.

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