Ola Belle Reed: I’ve EnduredAlbin O. Kuhn Library Gallery
The Albin O. Kuhn Library Gallery presents Ola Belle Reed: I've Endured, an exhibition that explores the life and work of nationally recognized bluegrass musician Ola Belle Reed, contextualizing her achievements within a history of migration from rural Appalachia north in the twentieth century. With a voice born in the mountains and shaped by the hard times she lived and saw, Reed (1916–2002) established herself as a significant and influential banjo picker, singer, and songwriter of old-time mountain music.
Christian Hartman, celloEarl and Darielle Linehan Concert Hall
The Department of Music presents cellist Christian Hartman, whose program “for solo cello” explores avant-garde works for unaccompanied cello from the 20th and 21st centuries, including music by Arturo Fuentes, Johannes Schöllhorn, Krzysztof Penderecki, and Stuart Saunders Smith.
UMBC Create Music Festival with special guests Daniel Bernard Roumain and Diana LawrenceEarl and Darielle Linehan Concert Hall
The UMBC Department of Music teams up with the Baltimore School for the Arts, OrchKids, and Booker T. Washington Middle School for the inaugural UMBC Create Music Festival, an event that reimagines music education festivals for equity and 21st century (music) learning with Emmy-nominated composer and genre-bending violinist Daniel Bernard Roumain, and singer-songwriter Diana Lawrence.
Harry Appelman TrioEarl and Darielle Linehan Concert Hall
Pianist Harry Appelman and his jazz trio, featuring drummer Eric Kennedy and bassist Jeff Reed, will perform original compositions and their takes on jazz standards and songs from the Great American Songbook.
Gibbs Street DuoEarl and Darielle Linehan Concert Hall
The Gibbs Street Duo, featuring cellist Hilary Glen and pianist Sun Min Kim, was formed in June 2020 with the intent to seek out, explore, and introduce music of historically marginalized composers to the musical canon. Their program will feature works by Gabriela Lena Frank, Alice Hong, Ching Chu Hu, Rob Smith, and Dora Pejačević.
Eric Wright: Adverse Childhood Events, Trafficking, and the Health of Runaway and Homeless YouthAlbin O. Kuhn Library & Gallery, 7th Floor
The Social Sciences Forum presents the Eckert Lecture on Health & Inequality, featuring Eric Wright, Distinguished University Professor of Sociology and Public Health Chair, Department of Sociology at Georgia State University, who will speak on Adverse Childhood Events, Trafficking, and the Health of Runaway and Homeless Youth.
The Grown-UpProscenium Theatre
UMBC Theatre presents The Grown-Up by Jordan Harrison, directed by Joseph Ritsch. Ten year old Kai is given a magical crystal door-knob by his grandfather that enables him to travel through space and time to see future events in his life. As he moves through time, he realizes how quickly time escapes our grasp. Both poignant and zany, Pulitzer Prize finalist Jordan Harrison expands on the notion that life is too short to miss any moment of it.
Patrick Crossland and Thomas MooreEarl and Darielle Linehan Concert Hall
Trombonist Patrick Crossland and pianist Thomas Moore present a program of contemporary works by John Cage, Thomas DeLio, Alvin Lucier, and Christian Wolff.
Michelle R. Scott: T.O.B.A. Time: Black Show Business and the Theater Owners Booking Association in 1920s AmericaAlbin O. Kuhn Library & Gallery, 7th Floor
The Social Sciences Forum presents the annual Low Lecture, featuring Michelle R. Scott, professor of history and affiliate faculty in GW+SS, LLC, and Africana Studies at UMBC, who will speak on her new monograph, T.O.B.A. Time: Black Vaudeville and the Theater Owners Booking Association in Jazz Age America, an intriguing account of black entertainment and black business during the 1920s and 30s.
Ghost EnsembleEarl and Darielle Linehan Concert Hall
Ghost Ensemble fosters groundbreaking music that blurs borders of genre, style, and scene, expanding perceptual horizons through shared immersive experience. Their program, Inspirit, features new works commissioned for Ghost Ensemble’s 2022 season from Sky Macklay, Miya Masaoka, Ben Richter, and Lester St. Louis.
Daniel Pesca Portrait ConcertEarl and Darielle Linehan Concert Hall
The colorful, varied creative voice of composer-pianist and UMBC faculty member Daniel Pesca is explored in this program of solo and chamber works. The event features the world premiere of Pesca’s Feldman Sonnets, a song cycle setting texts by acclaimed poet Irving Feldman. Among the performers are UMBC music faculty members Lisa Cella (flute), Gita Ladd (cello), and Airi Yoshioka (viola); UMBC alumnus Derrick Miller (tenor); and special guests Danielle Cho (cello), Sarah Frisof (flute), and Dieter Hennings (guitar), as well as performances by Daniel Pesca.
Mack Hagood: Canceling Noise: Dreams and DangersAlbin O. Kuhn Library Gallery
The Humanities Forum presents sound researcher Mack Hagood, associate professor of media and communication at Miami University, who will speak on Canceling Noise: Dreams and Dangers. In this talk, Hagood presents a cultural history of noise and its control, listening in to noisy moments in Ancient Rome, Victorian England, colonial West Africa, and the contemporary United States.
Alison Wylie: Collaborative Practice in Archaeology: Why Human Context MattersAlbin O. Kuhn Library Gallery
The Social Sciences Forum presents the Human Context of Science and Technology Program Lecture, featuring Alison Wylie, Professor, Canada Research Chair (Tier I), Philosophy of the Social and Historical Sciences, Department of Philosophy at the University of British Columbia, who will speak on Collaborative Practice in Archaeology: Why Human Context Matters.
AR/XR: Ada Pinkston, Will Pappenheimer, and Mollye Bendell102 Performing Arts and Humanities Building
The Center for Innovation, Research and Creativity in the Arts (CIRCA) presents AR/XR: Ada Pinkston, Will Pappenheimer, and Mollye Bendell. This panel discussion will focus on the work of three contemporary artists who each use augmented reality technologies as part of their work in unique and compelling ways.
Theresa Runstedtler: “The Punch”: NBA Basketball and Constructions of Black Criminality132 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.