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Poetry in Song: Andrew Sauvageau and Hui-Chuan Chen

Earl and Darielle Linehan Concert Hall

Immerse yourself in the enchanting world of poetry set to music with “Poetry in Song,” a captivating concert featuring the extraordinary talents of tenor Andrew Sauvageau and pianist Hui-Chuan Chen. Prepare to be transported to a realm where words and melodies intertwine, as these exceptional musicians bring to life poetic compositions by Robert Schumann and Gustav Mahler.

Meet Diva Moreira

216 Performing Arts and Humanities Building

One of the griots of Black radical tradition in Brazil, Diva Moreira is a political scientist and activist on social issues primarily concerning race, feminism, and the working class since the 1960s. She founded Casa Dandara, a cultural center promoting black self-esteem and leadership, for which she was awarded an Ashoka Fellowship.

Brass Bash with Trombonist James Justin Kent

Earl and Darielle Linehan Concert Hall

Trombone soloist James Justin Kent joins UMBC music faculty and students for a night of incredible brass music in the annual Brash Bash. The evening will feature a virtuosic solo set by Kent that culminates in a performance alongside a large UMBC student/faculty brass ensemble. Brass chamber and large ensemble works will also be performed throughout the program.

Animania: Joanna Priestley

The Music Box

Join us for a retrospective screening of Joanna Priestley’s award winning short animated films with introductions and explanations of techniques by the artist. Priestley’s work maintains a high level of porosity between serious exploration of boundaries and intuitive whimsy, and she is dedicated to experimentation in technique, theme, and content.

Nordic Lights: Inscape Chamber Orchestra

Earl and Darielle Linehan Concert Hall

Explore a musical adventure that traverses the realms of contemporary and classical compositions with the Inscape Chamber Orchestra, led by their esteemed conductor Richard Scerbo. Their program features Esa-Pekka Salonen’s ethereal Fog, Kaija Saariaho's mesmerizing Quatre Instants, and Carl Nielsen’s timeless Symphony No. 6.

White Supremacy, Animal Advocacy, and the Longue Durée of Misanthropy

Albin O. Kuhn Library Gallery

POSTPONED UNTIL NOVEMBER 29 — The Human Context of Science and Technology program lecture, part of the Fall 2023 Social Sciences Forum, presents Juno Salazar Parreñas, Associate Professor of Science and Technology Studies and Feminist, Gender and Sexuality Studies at Cornell University, who will speak on White Supremacy, Animal Advocacy, and the Longue Durée of Misanthropy.

Social Science Alumni Panel

Albin O. Kuhn Library Gallery

The Center for Social Science Scholarship, in celebration of its 5th anniversary, presents a Social Science Alumni Panel with Delta Merner Ph.D. ’14, geography and environmental systems, Brent Gibbons Ph.D., ’13, public policy, and Brittany Gay Ph.D. ’21, applied developmental psychology.

Maya Quilolo

105 Performing Arts and Humanities Building

The Black in the Americas Series presents Maya Quilolo, a Maroon artist and researcher whose investigations address and explore the intersections between art, anthropology, and black and indigenous cosmologies through film, photography, drawing, performance, literature, and sculpture. She will host a four-part workshop series, Beyond the Eyes: Embodied Methodologies into an Environmental Image.

BodyScopy: Ann Sofie Clemmensen with Allen Place and Vikram Vakharia

216 Performing Arts and Humanities Building

In a presentation by the Center for Innovation, Research and Creativity in the Arts (CIRCA), UMBC assistant professor of dance Ann Sofie Clemmensen will speak about her new series of short cinematic dance-for-camera works that communicate on a sensory, visual, and kinetic level new perspectives on the work being done by researchers at the Institute of Marine and Environmental Technology (IMET) to protect and preserve healthy marine ecosystems. She will be joined by Allen R. Place and Vikram Vakharia, whose research data she brought into visual form using the moving body and cinematography.

Livewire 13: Transformation

Earl and Darielle Linehan Concert Hall

Join us for UMBC’s 13th annual Livewire new music festival, an exploration of new sounds presented in six concerts over four days, October 18 to 21. What is the role of music in our society? What are the inherent powers that lie within music to transform our lives? These are the questions that will be pondered in this year’s Livewire 13: Transformation festival through music, featuring ensembles and works that specifically address music’s role in bringing about transformation on a personal and global level.

Livewire 13: Pianist Idith Meshulam Korman

Earl and Darielle Linehan Concert Hall

The Livewire 13: Transformation festival's inaugural concert features pianist Idith Meshulam Korman, who for ten years has taught piano in a correctional facility. Over the course of time, she has witnessed how music can empower individuals with a renewed sense of identity and life perspective, bringing about healing and reduced recidivism. In the spirit of kinship, Meshulam will perform works that have made the most impact on her students.

BLACK HOLE — Trilogy And Triathlon

Dance Cube

BLACK HOLE — Trilogy And Triathlon is a multidisciplinary performance choreographed by the award-winning movement artist Shamel Pitts, co-created and performed by his Brooklyn-based arts collective TRIBE. BLACK HOLE constitutes the final installment of Pitts’s “BLACK Series” triptych. Deeply inspired and infused by the spirit of Afrofuturism, this contemporary Gesamtkunstwerk combines dance, original sound, video projection, and light design in a tale of vitality and tenderness, darkness and light, personal growth and collective empowerment.

Ancient Studies Week with Joseph Howley

Albin O. Kuhn Library Gallery

As the computer, the printing press, or the quill pen was to the book culture of other eras, slavery was to ancient Rome. From the Late Republic through the High Empire, members of Rome's literate elite made use of enslaved research assistants and stenographers to write books, enslaved copyists and binders to make new copies and maintain old ones, and enslaved readers to read aloud for convenience or in social settings. This talk by Joseph Howley ’06, ancient studies, will examine enslaved reading in Rome, situate that practice in histories of reading and of slavery, and look at how the questions this practice raises relate to the current moment of interest in generative AI.

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