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Theresa Runstedtler: “The Punch”: NBA Basketball and Constructions of Black Criminality

132 Performing Arts and Humanities Building

The Humanities Forum presents Theresa Runstedtler, associate professor of history at American University, who will discuss “The Punch”: NBA Basketball and Constructions of Black Criminality. On December 9, 1977, the Los Angeles Lakers’ African American power forward Kermit Washington punched the Houston Rockets’ white guard Rudy Tomjanovich, knocking him out with season-ending injuries. Theresa Runstedtler argues that the NBA became an important pedagogical space where racial common sense not only was shaped and debated, but also came to inform wider assumptions about the appropriate policy solutions to the problems confronting Black urban communities.

UMBC Symphony Orchestra

Earl and Darielle Linehan Concert Hall Earl and Darielle Linehan Concert HallCatonsville, MD, United States

The Department of Music presents the UMBC Symphony Orchestra under the direction of Philip Mann, with works by Valerie Coleman, Georges Bizet, Sergei Rachmaninoff, George Gershwin, and Arcangelo Corelli, and featuring the winners of the UMBC Symphony Concerto Competition, Nicole Johnson and Dave Warshaw.

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.

Mejdulene B. Shomali: Between Banat: Queer Arab Critique and Transnational Arab Archives

132 Performing Arts and Humanities Building

The Humanities Forum presents Mejdulene B. Shomali, assistant professor, Department of Gender, Women's, + Sexuality Studies at UMBC, who will speak on Between Banat: Queer Arab Critique and Transnational Arab Archives, examining homoeroticism and nonnormative sexualities between Arab women in transnational Arab literature, art, and film.

UMBC Chamber Players

Earl and Darielle Linehan Concert Hall Earl and Darielle Linehan Concert HallCatonsville, MD, United States

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.

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 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).

An Early Modern Salon

Earl and Darielle Linehan Concert Hall Earl and Darielle Linehan Concert HallCatonsville, MD, United States

This quasi-theatrical event, presented by UMBC's Collegium Musicum and Medieval and Early Modern Studies Minor, puts the audience and the performers in conversation and in close proximity, as would have occurred during a meeting of a musical society in seventeenth-century Tuscany.

Student Composers Recital

Earl and Darielle Linehan Concert Hall Earl and Darielle Linehan Concert HallCatonsville, MD, United States

The Department of Music presents a concert featuring premieres of works by student composers.

UMBC Jubilee Singers and Gospel Choir

Earl and Darielle Linehan Concert Hall Earl and Darielle Linehan Concert HallCatonsville, MD, United States

The Department of Music presents the Jubilee Singers and the UMBC Gospel Choir under the direction of Janice Jackson.

UMBC Jazz in Concert

Earl and Darielle Linehan Concert Hall Earl and Darielle Linehan Concert HallCatonsville, MD, United States

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 Wind Ensemble with State of Maryland Griot Janice Curtis Greene

Earl and Darielle Linehan Concert Hall Earl and Darielle Linehan Concert HallCatonsville, MD, United States

The Department of Music presents the UMBC Wind Ensemble under the direction of Brian Kaufman. What do a Japanese creation myth, Kendrick Lamar, and a professional storyteller have in common? Join the Wind Ensemble to find out as we explore ancient and modern day myths and fables from around the world. The event will feature special guest story teller and Official State of Maryland Griot Janice Curtis Greene, spoken word artist Erick Brown, and guest conductor Krystal Williams.

UMBC New Music Ensemble

The Music Box

The Department of Music presents the UMBC New Music Ensemble under the direction of Patrick Crossland in a performance of Vinko Globokar's work Laboratorium.

Film Screening: “I’ve Endured”: The music and legacy of Ola Belle Reed

Albin O. Kuhn Library Gallery

The Albin O. Kuhn Library Gallery, in conjunction with the exhibition Ola Belle Reed: I’ve Endured, on display through June 30, presents the premiere screening of the documentary “I’ve Endured”: The music and legacy of Ola Belle Reed. Directed by Bill Shewbridge, professor of the practice in UMBC's Media and Communication Studies program, this new 45-minute documentary explores the life and work of nationally recognized bluegrass and old-time musician Ola Belle Campbell Reed (1916–2002).

UMBC Percussion Ensemble

The Music Box

The Department of Music presents the UMBC Percussion Ensemble under the direction of Tom Goldstein in a program of music by Janice Macauley, Alan Hovhaness, Michael Colgrass, McCoy Chance, Frank McCarty, Tom Goldstein, Colin Fuerst, and Jax Kroll.

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