UMBC Percussion Ensemble (12/2)

lpex4ERRS2UsX60xc2ImI21ufKel5buhgVdhqvazhnw,bT_5a7vHqB8VFk28MpqHeKjZCiH_VM62dGPGLI7kpmMThe UMBC Percussion Ensemble performs Tuesday, December 2 at 8:30 p.m. in the Concert Hall (Performing Arts and Humanities Building) under the direction of Tom Goldstein. The evening’s program will feature works by John Cage, Owen Clayton Condon, William Duckworth, Angela Lawrence, Janice Macaulay and David Revill.

The UMBC Percussion Ensemble is a dedicated performing group of advanced percussion students. The ensemble is adventurous in its programming, with a repertoire that includes graphic-notation pieces, improvisational works, and theatre, as well as works by important early percussion composers, such as Alan Hovhaness, John Cage and Carlos Chavez. The Ensemble has established a tradition of performing works by UMBC’s faculty and student composers, who sometimes include members of the ensemble.

Admission to this concert is free.

Protein Symposium (1/14)

UMBC’s Biotechnology Graduate Programs is hosting its first-ever Protein Symposium on January 14, 2015.

The free symposium, sponsored by the Protein Society, will discuss the latest in protein sciences as well as the future of protein research. The event will take place from 9 a.m.- 4 p.m. in the University Center, Room 312. Those interested in attending can click here to RSVP.

Anyone who is interested in presenting a talk or giving a poster presentation, please contact Faiza Munawar at A $50 Amazon giftcard will be awarded to the best student speaker. The last date for abstract submission is Dec 10.

Russian Culture and Couture: An Evening of Russian Song, Cuisine, and Fashion (12/7)

Russian eventOn Sunday, December 7 from 5-8 p.m. in the University Center Ballroom, the UMBC Russian Club will present, “Russian Culture and Couture Hosted at UMBC: An Evening of Russian Song, Cuisine, and Fashion.” The event is supported by the Department of Modern Languages, Linguistics, and Intercultural Communication; The Embassy of the Russian Federation, Washington,  D.C.; The Russian Center for Science and Culture in Washington, D.C.; and

“In these times of strained Russian American diplomacy,” says UMBC Lecturer Vira Zhdanovych, “we are happy to take the opportunity to promote cross-cultural understanding through Russian song, cuisine, conversation, and high fashion.”

Headlining the evening will be renowned Russian designer Evgenia Luzhina-Salazar. Guests will view professionally modeled highlights from Luzhina-Salazar’s collections. Music will include performances by the UMBC Russian Chorus, with Vira Zhdanovych as soloist. Award-winning musician Artem Starchenko and vocalist Victoria Sukhareva will perform traditional Russian selections. Guests will also enjoy performances by the folk group Lada and The Metaphor Academic Center for Russian Language and Culture. Traditional Russian food will be provided by Europe Restaurant and Gertrude’s Restaurant at the Baltimore Museum of Art.

Admission is free and seating is limited to 300. Advanced tickets are required. For more information, contact Elena Volosina at

Humanities Forum: Mapping Memory: Digitizing Sherman’s March to the Sea (12/2)

Sherman's MarchOn Tuesday, December 2 at 4:00 p.m., UMBC professors Anne Rubin and Kelley Bell will present the Humanities Forum, “Mapping Memory: Digitizing Sherman’s March to the Sea.” The event will take place in the Albin O. Kuhn Library Gallery.

Rubin, an associate professor of history, and Bell, an assistant professor of visual arts, will use the 150th anniversary of Sherman’s March to the Sea to discuss their collaboration on a digital project about this American Civil War event. Sherman’s March and America: Mapping Memory is an experiment in digital history that uses storytelling to introduce viewers to ideas about the intersections of place and memory. By showing the various approaches to one historical event—the 1864 March to the Sea—this project opens up questions about the stories that are told about the past.

The event is sponsored by the Dresher Center for the Humanities and by the History Department, the Imaging Research Center, and the Visual Arts Department. For more information, click here.

UMBC Wind Ensemble (11/24)

e5ecsjkrbcaqepxshdld1s6idbgeae9l3lwfqr2x3eijostgn4txyjeg1yfnjevwpkbt3vwtmlxwdeb0dbc3cc-1The Department of Music presents the UMBC Wind Ensemble under the direction of Brian Kaufman in its first performance in the new Performing Arts and Humanities Building Concert Hall. The Ensemble is comprised of exceptional woodwind, brass and percussion musicians who enjoy the challenge of performing excellent concert literature.

The program will feature:

Darius Milhaud – La création du monde (Creation of the World), Op. 81a
Arnold Schoenberg – Theme and Variations for Band, Op. 43a
Dmitri Shostakovich – Festive Overture in A major, Op. 96
Gordon Jacob – An Original Suite for Military Band
Josef Suk – Toward a New Life, Op. 35c

The concert will be held on Monday, November 24, at 8:00 p.m. Admission is free.

Click here for complete information.

UMBC Symphony with the Trio des Alpes (11/23)

5686666591_32fa989994_oOn Sunday, November 23, the UMBC Symphony Orchestra will perform under the direction of E. Michael Richards, joined by the Trio des Alpes (Mirjam Tschopp, violin and viola; Claude Hauri, cello; and Corrado Greco, piano).

The program will feature:
· Daniel Schnyder: Triple Concerto (featuring the Trio des Alpes)
· Dmitri Shostakovich: Symphony No. 5 in D minor, Op. 47
· Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov: Capriccio espagnol, Op. 34

This event is supported in part by Pro Helvetia, Swiss Arts Council and the FONDATION SUISA.

The concert will be held at 7:30 p.m. in the Concert Hall, located in the Performing Arts and Humanities Building. Admission is free.