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Silvia Montiglio: An Immoral Pleasure? Schadenfreude in the Iliad and Odyssey

Albin O. Kuhn Library Gallery

The Humanities Forum presents Silvia Montiglio, who will present the 2022 Ancient Studies Week Lecture, “An Immoral Pleasure? Schadenfreude in the Iliad and Odyssey.” In this talk, Montiglio will discuss the importance of schadenfreude, or “pleasure in other people’s misfortunes," in the Iliad and Odyssey and relate its manifestations to the moral and theological outlooks of the two Homeric epics.

Whistling Hens: Reacting to the Landscape: Music by Women Composers

Earl and Darielle Linehan Concert Hall

Whistling Hens was founded by soprano Jennifer Piazza-Pick and clarinetist Natalie Groom to perform and commission music by women composers and create a financially and artistically equitable future for women in music. Their performance at UMBC will feature works by Cherise Leiter, Iris Szeghy, Jennifer Stevenson, Ashi Day, Melika Fitzhugh, and Victoria Bond.

Irene Chan: The Thomas Project and other recent work

216 Performing Arts and Humanities Building

The Center for Innovation, Research and Creativity in the Arts (CIRCA) presents Irene Chan, associate professor of visual arts and affiliate associate professor of Asian studies at UMBC, who will discuss recent work including The Thomas Project (2022), a six part, multimedia work exploring the life of Thomas Sylvanus (aka Ching Lee, Ye Way Lee, Ah Yee Way), a 19th-century Chinese man who lived in the U.S. East Coast, was enslaved in Baltimore, and ran away to join the Union Army.

Inscape Chamber Orchestra

Earl and Darielle Linehan Concert Hall

The Inscape Chamber Orchestra returns to UMBC to perform four works, including UMBC professor Linda Dusman's Mother of Exiles, written for Inscape in 2019 and heard now in a new revision by the composer. Also on the program are works by Zach Gulaboff Davis and Patrick Andrew Thompson, and a new transcription of Igor Stravinsky's Petrushka by David Plylar.

CAHSS Colloquium: Resilience

Center for Art, Design and Visual Culture (CADVC)

The five research centers in the College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences at UMBC present a panel discussion to kick off the 2022-23 CAHSS Colloquium series, designed to facilitate interdisciplinary conversations among faculty, staff, and students to build intellectual community within and beyond individual research interests and curricula offerings. The theme for 2022-23 is resilience: the ability of an entity, a person, an institution, a technology, a community, a natural environment, to anticipate, respond to, and recover from adverse conditions.

The Baroque Hurdy Gurdy at the French Royal Court

Earl and Darielle Linehan Concert Hall

The Department of Music presents Francesco Giusta and Elena Buttiero, whose program for hurdy gurdy and harpsichord is entitled The Baroque Hurdy Gurdy at the French Royal Court, featuring works by Charles Baton, Antonio Vivaldi, Philibert de la Vigne, Nicolas Chédeville, and Charles Buterne. Now an infrequently heard instrument, the hurdy gurdy enjoyed a golden age from 1720 to 1770.

Livewire 12: Flow

Earl and Darielle Linehan Concert Hall

The Department of Music presents Livewire 12: Flow, the 12th annual festival of new and experimental music featuring UMBC artists and guest performers, including the Ruckus ensemble; the counter(induction ensemble; trombonist Patrick Crossland and bassist Alexander Frangenheim; a presentation of Dream Prayer Observatory; and a student concert. The festival features music by Katherine Balch, Kyle Bartlett, Douglas Boyce, George Crumb, Linda Dusman, Jennifer Higdon, Daniel Pesca, Trevor Weston, and others.

Poetic Operations with micha cárdenas


The Humanities Forum and the Latinx and Hispanic Faculty Association present artist/theorist micha cárdenas, who will speak on Poetic Operations, Trans Ecologies, and Queer Oceans. She will discuss her recent book, Poetic Operations: Trans of Color Art in Digital Media, which considers contemporary digital media, artwork, and poetry to articulate trans of color strategies for safety and survival.

Livewire: Dream Prayer Observatory

Dance Technology Studio

UMBC's 12th annual Livewire festival — Livewire: Flow — presents Dream Prayer Observatory, a multidisciplinary collaboration between Dan Bailey (photography and video), Linda Dusman (composer), Brian Jones (technical director), Sandra Lacy (choreography and dancer), Alan Wonneberger (recording and audio design), and Airi Yoshioka (violin).

Livewire 12: Ruckus

Earl and Darielle Linehan Concert Hall

UMBC's 12th annual Livewire festival — Livewire: Flow — kicks off with a concert by the Ruckus ensemble, featuring UMBC faculty Lisa Cella, Natalie Groom, Gita Ladd, Philip Mann, Daniel Pesca, Jeff Stern, and Airi Yoshioka, in a program of works by Katherine Balch, George Crumb, Linda Dusman, Jennifer Higdon, and Daniel Pesca.

Livewire 12: Student Concert

Earl and Darielle Linehan Concert Hall

UMBC's 12th annual Livewire festival — Livewire: Flow — presents a concert featuring UMBC music students, with works by Sonia Borenstein, John Cage, Alexander Lepak, Jeffrey Martin, and La Monte Young.

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 Kyle Bartlett, Douglas Boyce, Bethany Greene, Vineet Shende, Ileana Perez Velazquez, Wang Lu, and Trevor Weston.

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