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Livewire 12: Student Concert

Earl and Darielle Linehan Concert Hall

UMBC's 12 annual Livewire festival — Livewire: Flow — presents a concert featuring UMBC music students. The program will featuring works by John Cage, Jeffrey Martin, and other composers.

Livewire 12: counter)induction

Earl and Darielle Linehan Concert Hall

The brilliant new music ensemble counter)induction brings its prismatic aesthetics to UMBC's Livewire 12 festival. Their program features works by Trevor Weston, Ming-Hsiu Yen, Kyle Bartlett, and Douglas Boyce, each work situating itself in place and time, bringing together the virtuosic, the historical, and the strange.

Moyenda Kulemeka: Costume Designer

216 Performing Arts and Humanities Building

The Center for Innovation, Research and Creativity in the Arts (CIRCA) presents costume designer Moyenda Kulemeka, who will speak about her creative work, including a behind-the-scenes view of her process designing costumes for Trouble in Mind, by Alice Childress and directed by Danielle Drakes, playing in UMBC’s Proscenium Theatre from November 3 through 13.

Robert K. Webb Lecture with Dan Hicks

767 Albin O. Kuhn Library and Gallery

The Humanities Forum and the Department of History presents the annual Robert K. Webb Lecture, featuring Dan Hicks, who will speak on The Decade of Returns: Museum Curation after the "Universal Museum." As museums around the world begin to transfer ownership and make returns of looted African cultural heritage, what does this mean for museums in Europe and North America?

Marc-André Hamelin, pianist

Earl and Darielle Linehan Concert Hall

The Candlelight Concert Society presents pianist Marc-André Hamelin, “a performer of near-superhuman technical prowess” (The New York Times), in a program of works by Beethoven and Fauré, and a composition of his own.

Trouble in Mind by Alice Childress

Proscenium Theatre

Written in 1956, Alice Childress's pioneering play, Trouble in Mind, shined a light on the lack of recognition, representation, and opportunities for Black theatre artists. During a turbulent rehearsal week for a new Broadway play, leading lady Willetta Mayer resists the rampant racism of the entertainment industry. No less relevant today, the play is a brisk, entertaining drama told with humor and pathos.

Daphne Harrison Lecture with Sonya Clark

Albin O. Kuhn Library Gallery

The Humanities Forum presents the annual Daphne Harrison Lecture, featuring Sonya Clark, professor of art at Amherst College, who will speak in conjunction with Harmonies of Liberty, an exhibition on display at the Albin O. Kuhn Library Gallery. Her talk will discuss artwork inspired by the hymn "Lift Every Voice and Sing" — work that she has produced in harmony with musicians that centers collaboration, innovation, craft, and design as a means to uplift suppressed voices.

44th Annual W.E.B. Du Bois Lecture with Christel N. Temple and Donald G. Murray, Jr.

University Center Ballroom

The Department of Africana Studies, the Humanities Forum, and the Social Sciences Forum present the 44th Annual W.E.B. Du Bois Lecture, featuring two keynote speakers: Christel N. Temple (pictured), who will speak on Cultural Memory and Mythology: Africana Agency in the Face of Exile, and Donald G. Murray, Jr., who will speak on Africana Studies: Creating a Program Space and Place at UMBC and the Greater Baltimore and Washington, D.C. Communities. This event also celebrates the 50th Anniversary of Africana Studies at UMBC.

Skawennati: My Life as an Avatar

Fine Arts Recital Hall

The Center for Innovation, Research and Creativity in the Arts (CIRCA) presents Skawennati, who investigates history, the future, and change from her perspective as an urban Kanien’kehá:ka (Mohawk) woman and as a cyberpunk avatar. Her early adoption of cyberspace as both a location and a medium for her practice has produced groundbreaking projects such as CyberPowWow and TimeTraveller. She creates machinimas—movies made in virtual environments—as well as still images, textiles and sculpture.

Salon Trio: Influential Voices: Exploring Chamber Works by Black Composers

Earl and Darielle Linehan Concert Hall

The Department of Music presents the Salon Trio, featuring clarinetist Robert DiLutis, saxophonist Noah Getz, and pianist Mary-Victoria Voutsas. Their program, entitled Influential Voices, explores the often-neglected chamber music of Black composers who helped to forge a path for future generations, including works by William Grant Still, Samuel Coleridge-Taylor, and Yusef Lateef.

UMBC Symphony Orchestra

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.

Lipitz Lecture with Gloria Chuku

Albin O. Kuhn Library Gallery

The Humanities Forum and the Social Sciences Forum present the annual Lipitz Lecture, featuring Gloria Chuku, who will speak on Becoming Igbo in Nigeria and the Diaspora: A History of Ethnic Identity Formation and Negotiation.

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 both a central Javanese gamelan and a Balinese gamelan angklung.

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