The UMBC Percussion Ensemble performs Thursday, May 8 at 8 p.m. in the Fine Arts Recital Hall under the direction of Michelle Humphreys, music.
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.
Performances for the annual Spring Dance Showcase begin Thursday, May 8 and continue through Saturday, May 10. This concert will take place in the Old Theatre at 8 p.m. each evening.
$12 general admission, $7 students and seniors.
Join us for CIRCA’s final Catalyst lecture of the semester, Thursday, May 8 from 4:30 until 5:30 p.m. with presenters Colette Searls, theatre, and Lynn Tomlinson, visual arts. This discussion will take place in the Dresher Center Conference Room, PAHB 216.
Department of Theater Associate Professor Colette Searls and independent animator Lynn Tomlinson will present their collaborative research uniting Searls’ work in live performance puppetry with Tomlinson’s painterly clay-on-glass animation. The team is working with UMBC’s Imaging Research Center to create a prototype app that animates characters directly through an iPad touch-screen interface. Their prototype digital puppet will be used as a tool to create a short film about a crab that collects sea trash entitled “Hoarder Crab.”
Learn more about this event at our Arts and Culture Calendar.
CUERE Seminar presents Dr. Ben Hobbs from Johns Hopkins University, Department of Geography and Environmental Engineering. He will speak on “Modeling Electricity Markets with Optimization: Why It’s Important (and Fun).”
Friday, May 9, 2014 at 2:00 pm in TRC Building, room 206.
Off-Campus Student Services presents their biggest event of the year: the annual Commuter Carnival!
Happening outside in The Quad, Commuter Carnival will feature: climbing wall, t-shirt tie-dye, caricaturists, photo-booth, face-painting, balloon animals, and many games and prizes! All activities and games are free of charge.
The event will also feature an off-campus housing resource fair and information from several on-campus offices to help commuters learn about the services they provide.
Additionally, SEB will be providing FREE popcorn, snow cones and cotton candy!
Come join in the fun on Wednesday, May 7 from 11:30am-1pm! The rain location will be Main Street.
The Department of Music presents the UMBC Chamber Players under the direction of Airi Yoshioka, Wednesday, May 7 at 8 p.m. in the Fine Arts Recital Hall. The Chamber Players investigate the instrumental chamber works of Western Art Music, ranging from the Baroque, Classical, Romantic to contemporary repertoire.
Admission is free.
The Department of Music presents the UMBC Wind Ensemble as it celebrates Cinco de Mayo with Marquez’s Danzon No. 2 and array of exciting brass and wind music, Monday, May 5 at 8 p.m. The program includes works by Grieg, Dukas, Press and Suppe (under the direction of Brian Kaufman). Come ready to dance!
This performance will take place in the Fine Arts Recital Hall. Admission is free.
Catalyst, the interdisciplinary lecture series, presented by CIRCA, continues with Jan Baum and Eric Dyer, visual arts, Monday, May 5, beginning at 12 Noon in the Dresher Center Conference Room (PAHB 216).
Towson University Professor Jan Baum is the Executive Director of 3D Maryland, a statewide leadership initiative to advance engagement with 3D digital tools. Her talk will focus on innovation with regard to rapid technologies such as 3D printing which have application across disciplines as well as the 3D Maryland initiative.
UMBC Associate Professor Eric Dyer creates films and installation art from a mix of animation, sculpture, and cinema. He will focus on recent projects and experiments that use digital fabrication to bring computer generated motion imagery into the ‘real’ world.
Learn more about this event at our Arts and Culture Calendar. This event is free. A catered lunch with vegetarian options will be provided by CIRCA.
Cellist Gita Ladd and pianist John Novacek join forces for two epics of the cello/piano repertoire. Beethoven’s A major Sonata, a work of both tenderness and heroism, is the first genuine masterpiece of the genre. Rachmaninov’s G minor Sonata is a titanic work, music of searing romanticism and transcendental virtuosity. For the concert’s second half, the duo is joined by violinist Airi Yoshioka in a performance of Schubert’s stirring, sunny, and sublime Piano Trio in B-flat major, a pinnacle of the chamber music repertory. This concert will take place Sunday, May 4 at 8 p.m. in the Fine Arts Recital Hall.
The program features:
Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827)
Sonata No. 3 in A major for piano and cello, Op. 69
• Allegro ma non tanto
• Scherzo: Allegro molto
• Adagio cantabile—Allegro vivace
Sergei Rachmaninov (1873-1943)
Sonata in G minor for cello and piano, Op. 19
• Lento—Allegro moderato
• Allegro scherzando
• Allegro mosso
Franz Schubert (1797-1828)
Trio No. 1 in B-flat major for piano, violin, and cello, D. 898 (Op. 99)
• Allegro moderato
• Andante un poco mosso
• Scherzo: Allegro
• Rondo: Allegro vivace
Find more information, including biographies for the artists at our Arts and Culture Calendar. Admission to this concert is $7 general admission, $3 seniors, free for students, free with UMBC ID
The Department of Music presents UMBC Jazz in Concert. A performance featuring all of the UMBC Jazz groups under the direction of Matt Belzer and Tom Lagana, this concert includes the music of Mingus, Sun Ra, Schneider, Fischer and more. Join us for the final jazz ensemble concert in the Fine Arts Recital Hall.
This performance will take place Sunday, May 4 at 3 p.m. Admission is free, suggested donation $15.