Wind Ensemble, Animation Students Collaborate in a Unique Concert Event (12/10)

The UMBC Wind Ensemble will perform its final concert of the semester Monday, December 10 at 8 p.m. in the Fine Arts Recital Hall, under the direction of Richard Spece.

Amongst the selected works, the Wind Ensemble, will perform a special, multi-disciplinary piece, A Symphony of Fables, featuring art and animation created by the students of Introduction to Animation taught by Lynn Tomlinson.

A Symphony of Fables is made up of five programmatic movements, each rooted in a different fable –“The Lion and the Mouse”, “The Pied Piper of Hamelin”, “The Tortoise and the Hare”, “The Ugly Duckling” and “The Three Billy Goats Gruff”– and will be accompanied by visual interpretations, projected onto a screen directly behind the musicians. The artworks by Calvin Kumagi, Yasmine Pierce, Chris Carlson, Audra Gotjen, Joey Kim, Kasey O’Brien, Christopher Oursler, Eric Meadows, Billy Ragan and Zack Haynie are original pieces with styles adapted to convey the tone and timbre of the music, and highlight the students’ progress throughout the semester.

Admission to this event is free.

A Joint Event Featuring The UMBC Camerata and Opera Workshop (12/8)

A program featuring the UMBC Camerata and the Opera Workshop will take place Saturday, December 8 at 8 p.m. in the Fine Arts Recital Hall.

The Camerata, under the direction of Stephen Caracciolo, will perform a program entitled “Choruses and Carols” consisting of works by Brahms, Verdi, Aaron Copland, Leontovych, Handel and others, for an evening of enriching music.

For more information about the program, click here.

The UMBC Opera Workshop will perform its fall program under the direction of Joseph Regan. The Opera Workshop is a course designed for advanced vocalists and offers students the opportunity to study stage acting, movement and character development within the sphere of musical performance.
Admission to this event is free.

Annual Fall Dance Showcase (12/6-12/8)

The annual Fall Dance Showcase opens Thursday, December 6 at 8 p.m. in the Old Theatre (Theatre by the Commons) and continues through Saturday, December 8.

The Fall Dance Showcase features pieces choreographed and performed by talented dance students for an evening of spectacular dancing. The program will begin at 8 p.m. each evening.

$12 general admission, $7 students and seniors. For more information and reservations, contact the Dance Box Office at 410-455-6240. Order tickets online, through MissionTix.

The UMBC Percussion Ensemble Performs (12/6)

The UMBC Percussion Ensemble under the direction of Tom Goldstein performs Thursday, December 6 at 8 p.m. in the Fine Arts Recital Hall.

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

Admission to this event is free.

The Jubilee Singers and the UMBC Gospel Choir (12/1)

Saturday, December 1 at 7 p.m. in the Fine Arts Recital Hall, the Jubilee Singers will perform their final program of the semester under the direction of Janice Jackson. The Jubilee Singers will be followed immediately by a performance by the UMBC Gospel Choir (also under Jackson’s direction).

Admission to this event is free, donations will be accepted.

The UMBC Collegium Musicum (11/30)

The Collegium Musicum, under the direction of Joseph C. Morin, will perform Friday, November 30 at 8 p.m. in the Fine Arts Recital Hall. Join the UMBC Collegium Musicum in a transformative music performance featuring vocal and instrumental pieces from the European Medieval, Renaissance and Baroque periods.

Admission to this event is free.

An Evening of Trios (11/29)

Join the Department of Music, as they present An Evening of Trios, Thursday, November 29 at 8 p.m. in the Fine Arts Recital Hall. The trio, featuring Kristin Jurkscheit (horn), Airi Yoshioka (violin) and Audrey Andrist (piano), will perform works by Lennox Berkely, György Ligeti and Johannes Brahms.

This performance is free with a UMBC ID.

For more information or to purchase tickets in advance, click here.

Fabulous Presto Opens at UMBC (11/29-12/2)

Fabulous Presto, an original production created and directed by Department of Theatre faculty member, Colette Searls, opens this Thursday, November 29 in the PAHB Black Box Theatre, and will continue on through Sunday, December 2.

Fabulous Presto is a quirky variety show of puppet acts for adults, mixing humans with objects and old-fashioned spectacle with high-tech tricks. Creatures emerge out of packing material in one act — a puppet undergoes cosmetic surgery in another. At turns humorous, uncanny and weird, this is a production where anything goes and every THING wants to come out to play.

Thursday, November 29, 4 p.m. (free performance for the UMBC campus community)
Friday, November 30, 8 p.m.
Saturday, December 1, 2 p.m.
Saturday, December 1, 8 p.m.
Sunday, December 2, 2 p.m.

This production is inappropriate for children under 12.

For reservations and ticket information, click here, or visit the Department of Theatre’s website.

Tim Miller, Glory Box (11/2)

On Friday, November 2nd at 8 p.m., internationally acclaimed performance artist Tim Miller will preform his solo work Glory Box in the PAHB Proscenium Theatre.

“A charming and wildly energetic storyteller!”
The New York Times

Tim Miller’s creative work as a performer and writer explores the artistic, spiritual and political typography of his identity as a gay man. Praised for his humor and passion, Miller has tackled this challenge in several pieces, including Glory Box, a funny, sexy and politically charged exploration of same-sex marriage that recounts the trials Miller has been forced to undergo in trying to keep his Australian partner in the United States. From Miller’s hilarious grade school playground battles over wanting to marry another boy to the harrowing travails of being in a bi-national relationship with his Australian lover, Glory Box leads the audience on an intense and humorous journey into the complexity of the human heart that knows no boundary. Glory Box (the term Australians use for “hope chest”) conjures an alternative site for the placing of memories, hopes and dreams of gay people’s extraordinary potential for love.

Since 1999, Miller has focused his creative and political work on marriage equality and the injustices facing lesbian and gay couples in the United States and has vowed “to continue the fight for freedom of expression for fierce, diverse voices.”

Author, teacher, activist and performer Tim Miller will perform at UMBC for one evening only.

To read more about Tim Miller, his performance and/or ticketing information, click here.