Harvest Fest 2014 (10/22)

UMBC’s annual Harvest Fest celebrating campus sustainability will be October 22nd from 11:30 to 1:30p.m at Commons Mainstreet and Terrace.

Join us for:

  • pumpkins
  • apples
  • local healthy food
  • games
  • crafts
  • photo booth

Harvest Fest will showcase campus partners involved in making an impact in each of these global issues as part of national celebrations: Campus Sustainability Day, which celebrates sustainability in higher education and empoweres change on campus and in the community, and Food Day, a nationwide celebration and a movement for healthy, affordable, and sustainable food. Contact sustainability@umbc.edu with ideas, questions or suggestions!

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Partners include: Eco-Ambassadors, Climate Action Steering Committee, The Garden, Students for Environmental Awareness, Geography and Environmental Systems Council of Majors, Peer Health Educators, the Commons, Food Coalition, Environmental Task Force, UMBC Vegetarians, SGA Dept of Environmental Affairs, Campus Card, Facilities Management, UMBC Recycles, UMBC Drum Circle, Hooplah, and many more.

Accessibility Presentation (10/24)

Facilities Management, the Office of Human Relations, and Student Support Services are hosting a discussion of potential projects that will improve the physical environment of UMBC and meet the needs of students, staff, faculty and visitors with disabilities on the 7th floor of the Library at noon on October 24, 2014. Your ideas, suggestions and feedback will inform the process for our AccessMD Program project proposals.

One source of potential projects comes from campus discussions that are held in the early spring. This year’s discussions for our FY 17 submission will also include a second presentation and discussion in early February, 2015.

For more information or to submit your suggestion, please contact Celso Guitian in Planning and Construction Services at cguitian@umbc.edu or ext. 5578 or Stephanie Lazarus, ADA/Section 504 Coordinator at slazar@umbc.edu or ext. 5745 with questions or concerns. ASL interpretation will be provided. Individuals requesting accommodations for disabilities should contact slazar@umbc.edu at least one week prior to the event to request accommodations. In all situations, a good faith effort (up until the time of the event) will be made to provide accommodations.

Livewire Festival: Ensemble Laboratorium (10/18)

Ensemble LaboratoriumThe Department of Music’s Livewire festival presents the Ensemble Laboratorium, which will perform a collection of movements from single work, also entitled Laboratorium, by renowned composer Vinko Globokar.

Inspired by their time spent working together under the direction of Pierre Boulez at the 2004 Lucerne Festival Academy, a group of young musicians formed Laboratorium. Hailing from 15 countries on 5 continents, its members are especially interested in the study and interpretation of both the established and the obscure repertoire of the 20th & 21st centuries. Likewise they are actively commissioning new works as well as engaging in interdisciplinary collaborations with artists from other fields.

Saturday, October 18, 8:00 p.m., Concert Hall, Performing Arts and Humanities Building.
$15 general admission, $10 seniors and $5 students. Tickets are available online at MissionTix.
Admission is free with a UMBC ID (tickets available at the door).

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Livewire Festival: Patrick Crossland, Trombone (10/17)

Patrick CrosslandThe Department of Music’s annual Livewire festival of new music presents trombonist Patrick Crossland, who will perform major works from the contemporary music repertoire, including:

• Rene Leibowitz: Quatre Bagatelles pour trombone et piano (1963)
• Luciano Berio: Sequenza V (1966)
• Carlos Alsina: Consecuenza (1966)
• Mauricio Kagel: atem für einen Bläser (1970)
• Jürg Wyttenbach: D’(H)ommage oder “Freu(n)de, nicht…” (1985)
• Jean-Pierre Drouet: Essais de Trombone (1998)
• John Palmer: transfiguration (2006)

Patrick Crossland was born in Jackson, Mississippi. Growing up in southern Louisiana, he began playing trombone at age 10. He has worked closely with several prominent composers. Solo performances include the Walker Art Center’s “Festival Dancing In Your Head” (2001, 2002, 2005), the Darmstadt Course for New Music (2004, 2006, 2008), where he was awarded a Solo Performance Prize, and the “Utopia Jetzt!” Festival (Germany) where he performed his acclaimed “V for Grock” multimedia recital. In 2009 he premiered his “Krieg dem Krieg” project featuring thematic works for trombone and electronics. In addition to his activities as a soloist and chamber musician, he is an avid improviser, working with a wide range of musicians, dancers, and actors. He is a member of the Composers Slide Quartet, Ensemble Laboratorium, and Zinc & Copper Works. Recently relocated to the Baltimore area, he teaches trombone and other music courses at UMBC.

Friday, October 17, 8:00 p.m., Concert Hall, Performing Arts and Humanities Building.
$15 general admission, $10 seniors, $5 students. Tickets are available online at MissionTix.
Admission is free with a UMBC ID (tickets available at the door).

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Livewire Festival: Ruckus (10/16)

think_create_engage_red.jpgThe Department of Music’s annual Livewire festival of new music presents Ruckus, the contemporary music ensemble in residence at UMBC, featuring clarinetist E. Michael Richards, flutist Lisa Cella, percussionist Tom Goldstein, trombonist Patrick Crossland, and other colleagues. The ensemble will present a concert featuring masterpieces from the new music repertoire, including:

• Vinko Globokar: Correspondences
• Karlheinz Stockhausen: Dr K–Sextett
• René Leibowitz: Variations non sérieuses, for violine, posaune, vibraphone, and piano, “Marijuana,” Op.54
• Helmut Lachenmann: Dal Niente (Intérieur III)

Thursday, October 16, 8:00 p.m., Concert Hall, Performing Arts and Humanities Building.
$15 general admission, $10 seniors and $5 students. Tickets are available online at MissionTix.
Admission is free with a UMBC ID (tickets available at the door).

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Neja Tomšič, Visiting Artist Lecture (10/15)

tumblr_mklmvb2Tzj1s803lqo1_1280The Department of Visual Arts presents a lecture by artist-in-residence Neja Tomšič on Wednesday, October 15 at 12:00 p.m. in Room 132, Performing Arts and Humanities Building.

Tomšič is a visual artist and writer from Ljubljana, Slovenia. Since graduating from the painting department at the Academy of Fine Arts in Ljubljana, she has been part of individual and group exhibitions for drawing and media, performing and publishing poetry and prose, among others. She is currently a Ph.D. candidate in the Department of Philosophy and Theory of Visual Culture at the University of Primorska, researching documentary cinema and related practices in the contemporary art context. She is the manager and editor of the ArtistTalk project.

Tomšič will be in residence in UMBC’s Department of Visual Arts for five weeks this fall, from October 9 until November 12. The residency was made possible by CEC ArtsLink. ArtsLink Residencies offer artists and arts managers from 37 overseas countries five-week residencies at non-profit arts organizations throughout the United States. The program enables artists and communities across the U.S. to share artistic practices with artists and arts managers from abroad and engage in dialogue that advances understanding across cultures.

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UMBC Jazz Ensemble (10/12)

jazzensemble02-sThe Department of Music presents the UMBC Jazz Ensemble under the direction of Matthew Belzer in concert on Sunday, October 12 at 3:00 p.m. in the new Concert Hall, located in the Performing Arts and Humanities Building.

Admission to the concert is free; contributions will be accepted.