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BUILDING THE FUTURE OF THE ARTS


THE CLARICE IS THE THRIVING CENTER OF PERFORMING ARTS AT MARYLAND. Inside The Clarice, you’ll find creative partners committed to engaging audiences in new experiences and inspiring artistic expression from fresh voices. We’re excited to share our 2016–2017 season with you.

UMD School of Music attracts a different kind of artist; one who understands tradition and celebrates curiosity.

UMD School of Theatre, Dance, and Performance Studies advances and transforms the research and practice of the performing arts through a commitment to excellence and innovative education.

Artist Partner Program engages national and international visiting artists who are committed to sparking exploration and discovery through participatory arts experiences.

Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission improves the quality of life of our creative radius through its arts and public recreation programs.

Michelle Smith Performing Arts Library is transforming the traditional library space into a collaborative learning environment for students and community members.

Cover: UMD School of Theatre, Dance, and Performance Studies Alumna and NextLOOK artist, Meghan Abadoo from Octavia’s Brood: Riding the Ox Home. See her perform Gatekeepers live at Joe’s Movement Emporium on Friday, May 5, 2017. See page 24 for details. photos by C. Stanley Photography

2016 UMoves Undergraduate Dance Concert • photo by Stan Barouh

The Clarice Calendar is proudly designed and produced by The Clarice Creative Studio


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Fall 2016 Events

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Artist Partner Program

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UMD School of Music

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UMD School of Theatre, Dance, and Performance Studies

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Campus & Community Engagement

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Michelle Smith Performing Arts Library

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A Donor Profile

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Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission

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Spring 2017 Events

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Ticket Information

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The Clarice Festivals

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MilkBoy+ArtHouse

BUILDING THE FUTURE OF THE ARTS The future of the arts is more than a building — even one as magnificent as The Clarice.  Our creative students, faculty, scholars and visiting artists are the builders. They pull back the curtain on the future with each innovative production and performance. Ingenious, often brilliant, their work inspires and reaches out into the community. We are exceptionally proud of the performing arts at Maryland, and they are integral to our research and innovation. Every day, in every field, our faculty and students bring a unique, creative spark to their work. Together with artists from across the globe, they build the future, investigate the present and explore the past. All of us at the University of Maryland look forward to another ambitious season at The Clarice as an opportunity to glimpse the future of the arts.

Wallace D. Loh President, University of Maryland

Martin Wollesen, Executive Director, The Clarice and Wallace D. Loh, President, University of Maryland • photo by Dylan Singleton


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WE ARE BUILDING THE FUTURE OF THE ARTS.


FALL 2016 EVENTS Regina • photo by Geoff Sheil

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FALL 2016 EVENTS

THE CLARICE

UMD SCHOOL OF MUSIC

NextNOW Fest

DURUFLÉ REQUIEM

FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 9, 2016 & SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 10, 2016

UMD Concert Choir SUNDAY, OCTOBER 2, 2016 . 3PM

See page 28 for information on all festivals

The UMD Concert Choir opens its 2016–2017 with Duruflé’s contemplative Requiem for mezzo-soprano and baritone soloists, mixed chorus, organ and chamber orchestra.

VISITING ARTIST SERIES: SPECIAL EVENT

BASSEM YOUSSEF (Egypt)

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TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 20, 2016 . 8PM English language event

SHOSTAKOVICH 10

Known as the Jon Stewart of the Arab world, Bassem Youssef has become an icon of free speech in the Middle East. His wildly popular political-satire TV show AlBernameg was the most watched show across the region before Youssef canceled the show in 2014 rather than be subjected to censorship. Join us for a conversation about democracy, comedy and satire.

UMD Symphony Orchestra Bassem Youssef • photo by Alia "Coucla" Refaat

Voted by UMSO performers as the work they most want to perform, Shostakovich’s 10th Symphony is paired with selections from Bernstein’s On the Town, the 1944 musical about three sailors on leave in New York, and Brahms’ Variations on a Theme by Haydn.

WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 21, 2016 . 8PM Arabic language event

PROGRAM: Bernstein: Three Dance Episodes from On the Town; Bernstein: Waltz from Divertimento; Brahms: Variations on a Theme by Haydn; Shostakovich: Symphony No. 10.

‫باسم يوسف معروف بـ”جون ستورت” العربي وأصبح رمزاً للكالم الحر في‬ ‫ برنامجه التلفزيوني الشعبي السياسي الساخر “البرنامج” كان‬.‫الشرق األوسط‬ ‫البرنامج األكثر مشاهدةً في المنطقة قبل أن يفضّل باسم يوسف أن يلغي البرنامج في‬ ‫ يرافق باسم األستاذ الدكتور شبلي تلحمي لمناقشة‬.‫ على أن يخضع للرقابة‬2014 ‫باللغة العربية حول السياسة المعاصرة في الشرق األوسط والواليات المتحدة وكيف‬ .‫أصبحت الكوميديا والسخرية طرقا ً مهمة للتعبير الحر ومحفزات للتغيير‬

VISITING ARTIST SERIES: VOCAL THEATRE (

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 7, 2016 . 8PM

UMD SCHOOL OF THEATRE, DANCE, AND PERFORMANCE STUDIES

WAKING DARKNESS. WAITING LIGHT. MFA Dance Thesis Concert • photo by Orange Grove Dance

SONG OF THE GOAT THEATRE (Poland)

MFA Dance Thesis Concert by Colette Krogol and Matt Reeves FRIDAY, OCTOBER 7, 2016 – SUNDAY, OCTOBER 9, 2016

Piesni Leara / Songs of Lear

MFA Dance candidates Colette Krogol and Matt Reeves present their thesis work in a joint concert that exhibits the overlap between Krogol’s exploration of her Cuban-American heritage and Reeves’ examination of origin myths and metaphors of darkness. The performance, enhanced by interactive multimedia design elements, explores the themes of waiting, transitions and transformations over time, juxtapositions of old and new, and the possibilities of partnering and lifting.

FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 23, 2016 . 8PM & SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 24, 2016 . 8PM Taking top honors at the 2012 Edinburgh Festival Fringe, this poetic and visceral song cycle distills Shakespeare’s darkly tragic King Lear to its musical essence. Movement, words and choral songs render in 12 compelling episodes the iconic story of a man who loses everything that defines him.

UMD SCHOOL OF THEATRE, DANCE, AND PERFORMANCE STUDIES

THE CALL

The Call • costume design by Jeanette Christensen

by Tanya Barfield directed by Eleanor Holdridge FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 30, 2016 – SATURDAY, OCTOBER 8, 2016 When Annie and Peter decide to adopt, they set their sights on a child from Africa. But just how much of Africa are they willing to bring into their home? Secrets surface, surprising new tensions with old friends arise and their marriage is put to the test — all in the face of one startling choice.

UMD Concert Choir • photo by Alison Harbaugh

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FALL 2016 EVENTS

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VISITING ARTIST SERIES: JAZZ

UMD WIND ORCHESTRA

MEKLIT (Ethiopia / USA)

Black Sounds and Vivid Colors

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 14, 2016 . 7PM & 9PM

Lee Hinkle, percussion

Born in Ethiopia, raised in Brooklyn and rooted in San Francisco, Meklit Hadero’s uniquely eclectic sound, a joyful blend of jazz, hip-hop, folk, indie rock and more, is imbued with poetry and a haunting grace. A proudly collaborative musical in-betweener, Meklit celebrates the newness of life and the hyphens that bring us together.

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 8, 2016 . 8PM UMWO explores musical images of darkness and color through the works of contemporary composers. Les Couleurs Fauves (“Vivid Colors”) is a product of Karel Husa’s fascination with brilliant colors in music, nature and art while Rochberg’s Black Sounds is a dark score, originally written as film music for an erotic murder mystery. Kukla’s Folksongs for Winds includes traditional tunes from around the world. UMD faculty member Lee Hinkle also joins UMWO for a performance of the rarely heard Steven Stucky Percussion Concerto.

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MUSIC IN MIND Schick Machine • photo by Levi Thomas

SUNDAY, OCTOBER 16, 2016 . 3PM

PROGRAM: Steven Kukla: Folksongs for Winds; Steven Stucky: Concerto for Percussion and Wind Ensemble; George Rochberg: Black Sounds; Karel Husa: Les Couleurs Fauves.

The first of four events commemorating the 100th anniversary of Henri Dutilleux’s birth. Join us for an engaging retrospective of the composer’s most powerful compositions presented with works of Debussy and Ravel. PROGRAM: Debussy: Selections from Etudes; Ravel: Chansons Madecasses; Dutilleux: Ainsi la nuit, Deux Chansons, Trois Preludes.

VISITING ARTIST SERIES: CHAMBER MUSIC

QUINTETO LATINO (USA) SUNDAY, OCTOBER 9, 2016 . 3PM Quinteto Latino blends the vibrant colors and vigorous rhythms of Latin American music with the sumptuous voices of the wind quintet. Whether exploring new twists on traditional folk songs or premiering works by living composers, these five musicians perform with impeccable artistry and infectious energy — educating, enriching and entertaining listeners of all ages and backgrounds.

Proceeds from Music in Mind concerts benefit the UMD School of Music’s undergraduate scholarship fund.

VISITING ARTIST SERIES: S.O.S. SESSIONS ( Wallflower • photo by Avshalom Pollak

PAUL DRESHER ENSEMBLE (USA) Schick Machine FRIDAY, OCTOBER 21, 2016 . 8PM

PROGRAM: d’Rivera, Marquez, Astor Piazzolla, Desenne, Gerardo Matos Rodríguez, José Luis Hurtado, Roberto Sierra.

A giant motorized hurdy-gurdy, a deconstructed pipe organ and an array of spinning and thrashing metal machines tell a story about a man consumed by a grandiose plan. Percussionist Steven Schick commands a stage filled with large-scale invented instruments, drawing the audience into a sonorous world of surprises.

VISITING ARTIST SERIES: DANCE (

INBAL PINTO & AVSHALOM POLLAK DANCE COMPANY (Israel) Wallflower

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THURSDAY, OCTOBER 13, 2016 . 8PM This startling and ethereal contemporary dance piece was originally performed at the sculpture gallery of the Tel Aviv Museum of Art. Costumed from head to toe in colorful hand-knitted body suits, the 10 dancers throw away the conventions of Western movement and create startling shapes, unexpected compositions and shocking sculptural configurations with their bodies.

Henri at 100: Mystery and Memory

UMD REPERTOIRE ORCHESTRA MONDAY, OCTOBER 24, 2016 . 8PM Meklit • photo by Camille Seaman

FREE, NO TICKETS REQUIRED The University of Maryland Repertoire Orchestra is a unique all-campus orchestra that is open to music majors, non-music majors and members of the University of Maryland community. Led by graduate conducting students at UMD, the orchestra prides itself on a wide range of projects, collaborations and repertoire.

Sponsored by the Consulate General of Israel, NY

Music in Mind • photo by Alison Harbaugh

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FALL 2016 EVENTS

VISITING ARTIST SERIES: CHAMBER MUSIC (

UMD SCHOOL OF MUSIC

JERUSALEM QUARTET (Israel)

UMD CHAMBER JAZZ

SUNDAY, OCTOBER 30, 2016 . 3PM

TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 8, 2016 & WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 9, 2016

Performing with a unique combination of confident energy and exquisite sensitivity, the Jerusalem Quartet has garnered international acclaim for its rare blend of passion and precision.

FREE, NO TICKETS REQUIRED Swing with the UMD jazz combos as they play both brandnew selections arranged by UMD jazz students and beloved standards. Attend both nights — each performance features a different program.

PROGRAM: Haydn: String Quartet No. 53 in D Major (“Lark”); Prokofiev: String Quartet No. 1 in B Minor; Beethoven: String Quartet No. 7 in F Major (“Rasumovsky No. 1”).

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Sponsored by Dick and Sarah Bourne The Wild Party • set design scale by Emily Lotz

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UMD WOMEN’S CHORUS & UMD MEN’S CHORUS High School Choir Invitational

BIG BAND HALLOWEEN SCREAM

WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 9, 2016 . 7:30PM

MONDAY, OCTOBER 31, 2016 . 7:30PM

FREE, NO TICKETS REQUIRED

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Now in its 15th year, the annual High School Choir Invitational puts the future of choral music in the spotlight as talented area high school choirs gather for a vibrant evening performance.

Screaming saxophones, wailing trumpets and spine-tingling piano are a thrill in this “spirited” evening of performances by the UMD Jazz Ensemble, UMD Jazz Lab Band and University Jazz Band.

VISITING ARTIST SERIES: DANCE (

UMD SCHOOL OF THEATRE, DANCE, AND PERFORMANCE STUDIES

RAPHAEL XAVIER

THE WILD PARTY

Point of Interest

book, music and lyrics by Andrew Lippa directed by Scot Reese and Alvin Mayes

UMD Wind Orchestra • photo by Alison Harbaugh

THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 10, 2016 & FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 11, 2016 A self-taught hip-hop dancer and breaking artist, Raphael Xavier has forged an exceptional approach to improvisation-based performance. Drawing from his background as a hip-hop magazine photographer and musician, Xavier confounds and expands the boundaries of dance. Point of Interest, a minimalistic hip-hop piece, offers audiences multiple perspectives on the inner workings of dance.

The Wild Party is presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International (MTI). All authorized performance materials are also supplied by MTI. mtishows.com FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 4, 2016 FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 11, 2016 Queenie and Burrs set out to throw the party to end all parties. Each intent on driving the other wild with jealousy, the night escalates into a deadly game of one-upmanship. With a jazz-steeped score by the Tony and Grammy Award-nominated Andrew Lippa (The Addams Family, Big Fish), this firecracker of a musical holds nothing back.

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BEETHOVEN SYMPHONY NO. 8 UMD Symphony Orchestra Eric Kutz, cello FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 11, 2016 . 8PM UMD Chamber Jazz • photo by Dylan Singleton

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UMD WIND ORCHESTRA Variations on a Revolution SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 5, 2016 . 8PM A renowned pianist once said, “Bach’s Goldberg Variations caused me misery but I still can’t get enough.” This concert of themes and variations will satisfy with works by Riveltuas and Brouwer, whose Canción de gesta is an homage to antiBatista Cuban revolutionaries.

Considered lighthearted but not lightweight, Beethoven’s Eighth Symphony is paired with Debussy’s beloved Impressionist piece, La Mer. In honor of the 100th anniversary of Dutilleux’s birthday, his cello concerto, Tout un monde lointain, written for Rostropovich, will be performed by faculty artist Eric Kutz. PROGRAM: Debussy: La Mer; Dutilleux: Tout un monde lointain; Beethoven: Symphony No. 8.

PROGRAM: J.S. Bach/Colgrass: Aria with 18 Variations (“Goldberg Variations”); Silvestre Riveltuas: Sensemaya; Leo Brouwer: Canción de gesta (Song of Deed).

Raphael Xavier • photo by Brian Mengini

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FALL 2016 EVENTS

NEXTLOOK: THEATRE

UMD SCHOOL OF MUSIC

FLYING V (Bethesda, MD)

UNIVERSITY CHORALE, UMD WOMEN’S CHORUS & UMD MEN’S CHORUS

It’s the Rest of the World That Looks So Small: A Theatrical Review of Jonathan Coulton

Choral Collage

THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 17, 2016 . 7PM HELD AT JOE’S MOVEMENT EMPORIUM

SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 20, 2016 . 7:30PM

FREE, NO TICKETS REQUIRED

PAY WHAT YOU WISH, NO TICKETS REQUIRED Cult singer-songwriter Jonathan Coulton is known for his clever and humorous songs that capture slice-of-life moments in high-concept situations — from zombie co-workers to lonely sea monsters. Using dance, theatre and new arrangements with a live band, Flying V is staging a collection of Coulton’s songs and exploring what it means to be human in an oversized world of possibility.

UMD’s most popular choral ensembles present an evening of eclectic repertoire ranging from Renaissance madrigals to Barbershop arrangements.

UMD SCHOOL OF MUSIC The Rape of Lucretia • Tarquin and Lucretia by Titian

TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 29, 2016 . 8PM

FREE, NO TICKETS REQUIRED

UMD SCHOOL OF THEATRE, DANCE, AND PERFORMANCE STUDIES

New works, as well as breathing new life into music, give young instrumentalists and singers the opportunity to learn from living composers, collaborate with them and gain insight into the compositional process. This concert features original works by UMD student composers, including solo, chamber and electroacoustic performances.

SECOND SEASON Blood Memories: Women and Violence Repertory two plays written by Jonelle Walker and Leticia Ridley directed by Brittany Ginder

VISITING ARTIST SERIES: JAZZ

FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 18, 2016 & SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 19, 2016

CHRISTIAN SCOTT ATUNDE ADJUAH (USA)

FREE, TICKETS REQUIRED An evening of original plays that focus on women as victims and perpetrators of both systematic and physical violence, in the present as well as in the past.

Stretch Music FRIDAY, DECEMBER 2, 2016 . 7PM & 9PM Second Season - Blood Memories

VISITING ARTIST SERIES: GLOBAL MUSIC

KEKUHI KEALI’IKANAKA’OLEOHAILILANI & KAUMAKAIWA KANAKA’OLE (USA) with Shawn Pimental, guitar FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 18, 2016 & SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 19, 2016 This award-winning, internationally touring mother and transgender daughter duo bring traditional Hawaiian culture to life with a performance of exquisite ’oli (chants), mele (songs) and stories. Channeling seven generations of ancestral memory and hula practice in a contemporary world that both preserves and invents tradition, this performance speaks directly to the heart and soul of every listener.

NEW MUSIC AT MARYLAND

Grammy-nominated trumpeter Christian Scott aTunde Adjuah is a modern musical innovator. A lover of jazz rooted in the conviction that all forms of musical expression have something to offer, he is hailed as the father of Stretch Music, a genre that strives to stretch jazz’s conventions to encompass as many other musical forms, languages and cultures as possible.

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GAMELAN AND KOTO FRIDAY, DECEMBER 2, 2016 . 8PM

FREE, NO TICKETS REQUIRED

Kekuhi Keali’ikanaka’oleohaililani & Kaumakaiwa Kanaka’ol photo courtesy of the artist

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The complex interlocking rhythms of Balinese music on percussive instruments, the myriad expressions and the delicate motions of Balinese dance unite in the UMD Gamelan Saraswati. The quiet beauty, simplicity and harmonizing effect of Japanese nature are revealed in the music of the UMD Koto Ensemble.

MARYLAND OPERA STUDIO The Rape of Lucretia Benjamin Britten, composer Ronald Duncan, librettist FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 18, 2016 TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 22, 2016 The ancient Roman tale of the violation of the virtuous Lucretia by the vicious Tarquinius receives a haunting treatment as two modern observers, one male and one female, attempt to interpret the events even as they unfold. The pair seeks to find spiritual meaning and redemption in a hellish act of violence.

Christian Scott aTunde Adjuah • photo by Delphine Diallo

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FALL 2016 EVENTS

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UMD SCHOOL OF MUSIC & THE PHILLIPS COLLECTION

WINTER BIG BAND SHOWCASE

UMD SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA Music in Mind: Migration Series

UMD Jazz Ensemble, UMD Jazz Lab Band & University Jazz Band

FRIDAY, DECEMBER 2, 2016 . 8PM

MONDAY, DECEMBER 5, 2016 . 7:30PM

In its first collaboration with new partner The Phillips Collection, the UMD School of Music features Derek Bermel’s Migration Series. UMSO is joined onstage by UMD’s Jazz Ensemble, Chamber Singers and Wind Orchestra in a performance inspired by paintings from The Phillips Collection’s Migration Series by Jacob Lawrence, depicting the movement of African Americans from the rural South to the urban North between the World Wars.

In this annual event, director Chris Vadala brings together three ensembles in innovative interpretations of classic and contemporary jazz works.

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UMD PERCUSSION ENSEMBLE Migration Series | The Phillips Collection by Jacob Lawrence Panel No. 1

UMD SCHOOL OF THEATRE, DANCE, AND PERFORMANCE STUDIES

MONDAY, DECEMBER 5, 2016 . 8PM

FREE, NO TICKETS REQUIRED Usually positioned at the back of the orchestra, the percussion section moves center stage to reveal the colorful, melodic potential of their instruments in this striking concert of contemporary music.

SECOND SEASON The Goldfish by Shuping Yang B.W.A. (Black Woman’s Anonymous) by Whitney Geohagan and April Monu

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FRIDAY, DECEMBER 2, 2016 – SATURDAY, DECEMBER 3, 2016

TUESDAY, DECEMBER 6, 2016 . 7:30PM

HONORS CHAMBER MUSIC RECITAL FREE, NO TICKETS REQUIRED

FREE, TICKETS REQUIRED The Goldfish follows the journey of a Chinese son as his scandalous cousin pays him a sudden visit before his wedding night. Witness the golden son’s dilemma unfold as he faces clashes between traditional Confucian values and Western notions of individuality.

This concert showcases exceptional ensembles from the UMD School of Music’s chamber music program, as selected by faculty. UMD Percussion Ensemble • photo by Geoff Sheil

MICHELLE SMITH PERFORMING ARTS LIBRARY / VISITING ARTIST SERIES: PIANO RECITAL

B.W.A. (Black Woman’s Anonymous) explores what it means to be an African American woman in America, addressing the deep-seated issues these women face.

MARGARET LENG TAN (USA) Cabinet of Curiosities THURSDAY, DECEMBER 8, 2016 . 8PM Margaret Leng Tan, “the diva of avant-garde pianism” (The New Yorker), and “the queen of the toy piano,” performs a joyful evening of music played on pianos large and small, and on all manner of toy instruments from bicycle horns to a hand-cranked music box.

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UMD WIND ORCHESTRA & UMD WIND ENSEMBLE Circus Maximus SUNDAY, DECEMBER 4, 2016 . 4PM John Corigliano’s Circus Maximus for wind orchestra is, like the ancient Roman arena, built both to embody and to comment on massive and glamorous barbarity. A large and theatrical piece, the audience is encircled by musicians, literally becoming the center attraction of the grand arena. This massive work is contrasted with two chamber pieces, Bernard’s elegant Divertissement for woodwinds and Ewazen’s Symphony in Brass.

PROGRAM: David M. Gordon: Diclavis Enorma; Alvin Lucier: Nothing is Real (Strawberry Fields Forever); James Joslin: Hatta; David Wolfson:Twinkle, Dammit!; Phyllis Chen: Curios. Honors Chamber Music Recital • photo by Hayley Fahey

NEXTLOOK: FUTURE MUSIC

AFRO HOUSE (Baltimore, MD) Ebon Kojo: The Last Tribe FRIDAY, DECEMBER 9, 2016 . 7PM HELD AT JOE’S MOVEMENT EMPORIUM

PROGRAM: Émile Bernard: Divertissement; Eric Ewazen: Symphony in Brass; John Corigliano: Symphony No. 3 (“Circus Maximus”).

PAY WHAT YOU WISH, NO TICKETS REQUIRED

Margaret Leng Tan • photo by Michael Dames

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Pianist and composer Scott Patterson uses acoustic piano, synth keyboards and sound design to weave together a story of space exploration, environmentalism, father-son relationships and social greed. With members of Afro House’s Astronaut Symphony, Patterson imagines his own futuristic world, where sound and music bend the laws of physics and become instruments of creation and destruction.

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FALL 2016 EVENTS

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KALEIDOSCOPE OF BANDS FRIDAY, DECEMBER 9, 2016 . 8PM

FREE, NO TICKETS REQUIRED Spirit and spectacle combine in an extravaganza that features the finest wind repertoire performed by UMD Bands, including the ever-popular Mighty Sound of Maryland Marching Band.

DeVOS INSTITUTE OFFERS INTRODUCTION TO ARTS MANAGEMENT PROGRAM

Introduction to Arts Management for UMD Students and Alumni TUESDAY, OCTOBER 4 WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 26​ WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 2 WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 9

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UMD WOMEN’S CHORUS & UMD MEN’S CHORUS Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols

Afro House • photo by Kintz

FRIDAY, DECEMBER 9, 2016 . 8PM HELD AT UMD MEMORIAL CHAPEL

Interested in a career in the arts?  Curious about what it’s like to market or fund-raise for a symphony or a museum?   The DeVos Institute of Arts Management is hosting a four-part lecture and discussion series to introduce the business of arts management through the lens of The Clarice.  The series is designed for participants to attend all four sessions, which will be held from 4:00 - 5:30PM at The Clarice.

Returning for its 15th season, the Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols tells the Christmas story through lively readings and music that epitomizes hope, goodwill and joy. On the day of the performance, tickets will be available only at Memorial Chapel beginning at 7PM. GENERAL ADMISSION: $15 • SENIORS: $10 • STUDENTS & YOUTH: $5

For additional information and to register, contact Syrah Gunning at segunning@devosinstitute.net

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SHARED MFA DANCE THESIS CONCERT Bearglove for Cary. Ask Her. by Sarah Beth Oppenheim

UMD Men’s Chorus • photo by Alison Harbaugh

Full Circle: Bridging the Gap by Chris Law

Claudia Rankine in Conversation with Sheri Parks

FRIDAY, DECEMBER 9, 2016 – SUNDAY, DECEMBER 11, 2016

THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 29, 2016 . 5:30PM

FREE, TICKETS REQUIRED

MFA Dance candidates Sarah Beth Oppenheim and Chris Law present their thesis concerts. Oppenheim’s processoriented work draws on themes that evolve from community interactions that will take place in the months leading up to the concert. Her DIY aesthetic invites the audience to participate in a personal way with the textures and constructions that make up her set. Law’s work uses the hip-hop “cypher” to explore themes of personal expression and community dialogue. In doing so, he explores the ways in which one may bridge the gaps between or within communities through vocal and danced expression in hip-hop culture.

WORLDWISE: ARTS AND HUMANITIES DEAN’S LECTURE SERIES:

Award-winning poet Claudia Rankine joins Sheri Parks for an intimate conversation on the role of public education, specifically art, in the making of American democracy. The event combines a poetry reading from Rankine’s New York Times best-seller Citizen: An American Lyric, and a discussion in which the two engage audience members on themes related to race, art and citizen making. Shared MFA Dance Thesis Concert

Taylor Branch and Isabel Wilkerson in Conversation with Sherrilyn Ifill TUESDAY, DECEMBER 6, 2016 . 7PM

FREE, TICKETS REQUIRED What is the impact of the humanities on American life? As part of the Pulitzer Prizes’ centennial celebration, we’ve partnered with Maryland Humanities to present Pulitzer Prize-winning author-historians Taylor Branch and Isabel Wilkerson. NAACP’s Sherrilyn Ifill will moderate an engaging discussion between the two on the historical context behind their Pulitzer Prize-winning work and its relevancy to our lives today. Winter Big Band Showcase • photo by Geoff Sheil

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Regina • photo by Geoff Sheil

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Restless Curiosity, Boundless Energy THE ARTIST PARTNER PROGRAM AT THE CLARICE CURATES MULTI-ARTS EXPERIENCES WITH REGIONAL, NATIONAL AND INTERNATIONAL ARTISTS AND CREATIVE INNOVATORS. The program is dedicated to creating opportunities for

respond to the contemporary world in which we live. The

exploration and discovery in the arts for our students and

S.O.S. Sessions provide fun, interactive ways to engage with

our community through performances, festivals, artist

adventurers just like you.

residencies, workshops, master classes, K–12 student matinées and artistic exchange.

We also hope you will join us at Joe’s Movement Emporium in Mount Rainier, MD and experience NextLOOK. This dynamic

For the 2016–2017 Visiting Artist Series we sought out artists

Satellite Arts Partnership with Joe’s Movement Emporium

with restless curiosity, boundless energy and a surfeit of

supports the development of new music, plays, dance and

imagination who help us re-frame and re-imagine what is

other experiences during week-long residencies by regionally

possible. All these creative innovators do more than push and

based performing artists.

cross boundaries; they consciously collide into other worlds to investigate, test and respond.

We bookend each season with two very different, but equally exciting, festivals: the NextNOW Fest, a multi-arts celebration

This season, through the Visiting Artist Series, we are

and welcome co-curated by UMD students and featuring

introducing the Speed of Sound Sessions (S.O.S. Sessions) that

special new work commissions of alumni artists; and the

celebrate musicians who support and promote composers

National Orchestral Institute + Festival in June that is

whose work was created within this century and who

ARTIST PARTNER PROGRAM

2016–2017 SEASON

the training ground for gifted young musicians who together achieve an ensemble “that many professional orchestras might envy.” (Washington Post) See page 28 for more information about Festivals at The Clarice.

WE ARE ALL ARTISTS. WE ARE ALL AUDIENCES. LET’S EXPLORE!

Company Wang Ramirez • photo by Nika Kramer

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UMD SCHOOL OF MUSIC

2016–2017 SEASON

The Great Migration In Music and Art IN THE UNIVERSITY OF MARYLAND’S FIRST COLLABORATION WITH ITS NEW ARTISTIC PARTNER THE PHILLIPS COLLECTION, THE UMD SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA (UMSO) WILL PERFORM GRAMMY-NOMINATED COMPOSER DEREK BERMEL’S MIGRATION SERIES IN CELEBRATION OF THE PHILLIPS’ MOVING COLLECTION OF PAINTINGS BY THE SAME NAME. The complete set of paintings comprise a current special exhibit at The Phillips Collection by Harlem painter Jacob Lawrence depicting the mass movement of more than 6 million African Americans from the rural South to the urban North between the World Wars, seeking a better life and opportunities in the North. The movement, known as The Great Migration, actually led the immigrants into greater poverty and crowding in the northern cities.

Jacob Lawrence (1917–2000) The Migration of the Negro, Panel no. 11, 1940-1941 The Phillips Collection, Washington, DC

Capturing the realism of the era, UMSO is joined onstage by members of the UMD Jazz Band and UMD Chamber Singers, in a program displaying the breadth and diversity of the School of Music’s talent and drawing together American music composed around the topic of diaspora. “Duke Ellington’s Harlem and John Harbison’s Pulitzer Prize-winning Flight into Egypt set the topical stage for Bermel’s Migration Series, which weds a sense of longing and suffering to a nascent sense of hope through the power of jazz,” said James Ross, Professor of Conducting and Director of Orchestral Activity, and curator of the performance. Images from Lawrence’s evocative 60-piece collection will accompany the performance. Wynton Marsalis commissioned the concerto for jazz band and orchestra for the Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra. The work, which is dedicated to Marsalis, was influenced by many of Bermel’s compositional heroes, including Charlie Parker, Stevie Wonder, Thelonious Monk and the rappers Rakim and Mos Def. It embodies the composer’s passion for cross-genre collaboration and evokes issues surrounding immigration and exile that remain painfully relevant today.

PERFORMANCES WILL BE HELD AT THE CLARICE ON FRIDAY, DECEMBER 2, 2016 AND WILL FEATURE A PRESHOW DISCUSSION WITH THE COMPOSER AND SCHOOL OF MUSIC ETHNOMUSICOLOGY STUDENTS.

photo courtesy of The Phillips Collection

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Globalizing the Notion of Family in The Call IN TANYA BARFIELD’S TACK-SHARP DRAMA THE CALL , THE POLITICAL BECOMES DEEPLY PERSONAL. A CAUCASIAN COUPLE STRUGGLING TO GROW THEIR FAMILY DECIDES TO ADOPT A CHILD FROM AFRICA, AND THEY FIND THEMSELVES CAST INTO CONFLICT WITH EACH OTHER, FRIENDS AND NEIGHBORS ABOUT HOW MUCH OF AFRICA THEY’RE WILLING TO BRING INTO THEIR HOME. As the number of couples sharing stories about starting

The characters struggle with the challenges of pursuing an

families in non-traditional ways grows, these once taboo

international transracial adoption. Over the course of the play,

subjects are starting to get more airtime.

these struggles reveal uncomfortable truths about their own

“Everywhere one looks today, it seems there are blogs and

natures, including their understanding of race and community.

Facebook posts and articles about adoption, exploring the

“At center, the play is about how personal decisions affect a

theme,” Eleanor Holdridge, the play’s director, said. “It is not

globalized world and how globalization affects people in a

surprising that the subject matter is moving to stage. What is

very individual way,” Holdridge said. “We are all part of a larger

surprising and wonderful is the idea of the couple in this story

community, and our individual actions and views, such as how

wanting to adopt in a responsible way that is for the good of

we perceive and forge family, have repercussions.”

the world, and not just their own views. They want to re-define the idea of family.”

THE CALL RUNS SEPTEMBER 30 – OCTOBER 8, 2016

UMD SCHOOL OF THEATRE, DANCE, AND PERFORMANCE STUDIES

2016–2017 SEASON

TDPS students Summer Brown and Kristen El Yaouti in Baltimore • photo by Stan Barouh

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CAMPUS & COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT

2016–2017 SEASON

How We Connect THE CLARICE IS DEDICATED TO CREATING ROBUST LEARNING AND SHARING EXPERIENCES IN THE ARTS WITH UMD STUDENTS AND AUDIENCES OF ALL AGES. CAMPUS ENGAGEMENT Professional Development opportunities in the arts

new and changing ways artists create business models

abound for UMD students. The Artist Partner Program offers

that sustain them both operationally and artistically.

master classes, composer readings and interdisciplinary workshops all year long with artists from around the world who provide a spark of inspiration enabling students to continue on the path to excellence. In addition, arts management classes taught in partnership with the DeVos Institute of Arts Management provide essential tools to navigate and build a career in the arts. Small Business/Big Art: The business of being an artist is rapidly changing. Small Business/Big Art is a series of moderated conversations with students and entrepreneurial artists in casual settings that reveal the

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Concerts in Close Quarters are intimate, unplugged and low-tech performances that happen in residence halls with artists from the Visiting Artist Series. Students and artists connect through art, food and shared experiences that help transform the UMD living experience. DeanTalks, facilitated by Bonnie Thornton Dill, Dean of the College of Arts & Humanities, give students an in-depth look at what inspires artists to create their work, and how their dedication and passion drives them forward. Students enjoy a family-style meal with culturally specific cuisine.

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COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT The K-12 School Partner Program offers young audiences in underserved communities the opportunity to experience live performing arts and creative conversations with established and emerging artists. The program offers enriching cultural experiences through specially designed

• Reflections from the Keyboard is a popular series

student matinées, study guides and campus tours.

of piano recitals and talks that explore the world of

Creative Conversations: Dialogue and discovery is a core

pianists and piano music with Don Manildi, Curator

value for all of us at The Clarice. Expand your performance

of the International Piano Archives at Maryland.

experience through a variety of engaging conversations with

Look for the ( icon in our season listings as an indicator of

artists before, during and after performances throughout

the Creative Conversations that we are hosting this season.

the season. Here are some of the opportunities we offer:

Arte Vivo! is a new program created specifically for our

• Opera Resonates precedes Sunday matinée performances of the Maryland Opera Studio. • Performing the Library, hosted by the Michelle Smith

Spanish-speaking audiences. Arte Vivo! is a grassroots partnership with Latino-focused organizations within our creative radius. Performances in the community and at

Performing Arts Library, highlights the creativity

The Clarice, shared meals with artists and bi-lingual

that goes into collecting, and casts librarians,

events help provide access for many first- and second-

curators and collectors in the role of performer.

generation families. TO LEARN MORE AND GET INVOLVED,

ARE YOU INTERESTED IN GETTING MORE DEEPLY INVOLVED WITH THE WORK WE DO AT THE CLARICE?

CONTACT JANE HIRSHBERG AT JANEH22@UMD.EDU

Do you want to help find more ways to engage people

year to work on projects to bring energy, excitement and

in performing arts experiences? Do you believe the arts

support of NOI+F. This group ignites the passion for music

can change the way we think about our lives and the

and the next generation of orchestra professionals by

world around us? We have some opportunities for you!

cultivating relationships, creating community and having

The Clarice Community Action People (CCAP) is a gathering of insightful individuals who bring their expertise,

fun! For information on how you can become part of IGNITE, contact Angela Smith at asmith46@umd.edu

passion, familiarity and perspective as part of an on-going dialogue with The Clarice staff. They are our advocates for meaningful engagement with artists and the community. For information on how you can become part of CCAP, contact Erica Bondarev Rapach at ebr@umd.edu IGNITE is the volunteer friends group of the National Orchestral Institute + Festival (NOI+F). This group gathers during the Festival—held in June—and throughout the photos courtesy of M-NCPPC and Artist Partner Program

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MICHELLE SMITH PERFORMING ARTS LIBRARY

2016–2017 SEASON

Heavy Metal Parking Lot: The 30-Year Journey of a Cult Film Sensation WHEN ASPIRING FILMMAKERS JEFF KRULIK AND JOHN HEYN VISITED THE CAPITAL CENTRE PARKING LOT ON MAY 31, 1986, THEY HAD LITTLE MORE IN MIND THAN TO DOCUMENT A FAN SCENE AT FULL PEAK. THEY ENDED UP CREATING WAS A CULT FILM NOW CONSIDERED AMONG THE GREATEST ROCK DOCUMENTARIES OF ALL TIME. Just less than 17 minutes long, Heavy Metal Parking Lot

rich ore of local culture in the Maryland/DC region. In 1996,

features local heavy metal fans expressing their enthusiasm for

the Washington Post noted that his esteemed documentaries

Judas Priest before the band performed in concert that night.

“demonstrate a loving eye for Americana and eccentricity.”

Thirty years later, the film continues to resonate with fans around the globe.

The Jeff Krulik Collection, acquired by Special Collections in Mass Media & Culture in November 2015, includes research

The University of Maryland is proud to honor both the legacy

files and source tapes for more than a dozen documentaries,

of the film and that of its co-producer. Jeff Krulik, a lifetime

as well as photos, catalogs, magazines, guides, posters,

Marylander and graduate of UMD (B.A. English, 1983), is an

ephemera and audiovisual materials that represent a lifetime

independent documentarian, videographer and cultural

fascination with the offbeat and unusual. The collection is

preservationist who has built a distinct career tapping into the

currently being processed, and will be available to researchers within the next two years. To celebrate the 30th anniversary of Krulik’s most iconic film, the exhibit “Heavy Metal Parking Lot: The 30-Year Journey of a Cult Film Sensation” in the Gallery at the Michelle Smith Performing Arts Library illustrates the film’s unexpected path from bootleg copies to international fame. Additional items from the Krulik Collection are also on display.

THE EXHIBIT IS ON DISPLAY THROUGH MAY 2017. FOR MORE INFORMATION, VISIT LIB.UMD.EDU/MSPAL

photo still from the film Heavy Metal Parking Lot

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Passion and Leadership: A Donor Profile CHAMBER MUSIC IS A GREAT PASSION FOR DICK AND SARAH BOURNE. IN FACT, MUSIC OF ALL GENRES PLAYS EVERY EVENING IN THEIR HOME. DICK AND SARAH HAVE A LONG AND BEAUTIFUL HISTORY WITH

DONOR PROFILE

2016–2017 SEASON

THE UNIVERSITY OF MARYLAND. Classical music is a great passion for Dick and Sarah Bourne. This

St. Lawrence String Quartet in April, they found great pride in the

love goes back to their respective childhoods—Dick’s mother was

performances and the work that the musicians did with School of

a classically trained pianist and soprano, his father was talented

Music students.

on the keyboard too. Sarah’s childhood was also filled with music, and she attended many live performances in Washington. Their friendship began in 1947, and they have nurtured this love throughout their lives together (they’re celebrating 37 years of marriage this year!). In fact, they play music of all genres every evening in their home.

“Dick and Sarah are such special friends of The Clarice,” Martin Wollesen, executive director of The Clarice, said. “Their passion and leadership are an inspiration to others. In addition to their sponsorship of chamber programs, they brought together friends and neighbors to host over 90 musicians of the National Orchestral Institute students for Sunday dinners

They began attending University of Maryland Symphony

during the festival.” You won’t just run into Dick and Sarah

Orchestra performances but it wasn’t long before they broadened

at chamber music concerts—you’ll also spot them at School

their attendance to many performances. While they appreciate

of Music orchestra and wind ensemble concerts, National

all art forms, this season they were particularly drawn to the

Orchestral Institute + Festival concerts, Maryland Opera Studio

chamber music offerings as part of the Visiting Artist Series.

performances and the jazz series presented by the Artist Partner

As Guest Artist Sponsors for Quatuor Danel in February and the

Program. Be sure to say hello!

FOR MORE INFORMATION ON HOW TO GET INVOLVED OR TO SUPPORT THE PERFORMING ARTS AT MARYLAND, PLEASE CONTACT US: MARY BETH JOHNSON • THE CLARICE SMITH PERFORMING ARTS CENTER • ARTIST PARTNER PROGRAM MARYB@UMD.EDU 301.405.8178 DAVID ROBINSON-SLEMP • UMD SCHOOL OF THEATRE, DANCE, AND PERFORMANCE STUDIES • UMD SCHOOL OF MUSIC DRSLEMP1@UMD.EDU 301.405.4623

Sarah and Dick Bourne with St. Lawrence String Quartet violinist Geoff Nuttall and Martin Wollesen, Executive Director of The Clarice

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M-NCPPC PARKS & RECREATION

2016–2017 SEASON

Art, Culture, and Parks AS ONE OF THE MOST CULTURALLY DIVERSE COUNTIES IN MARYLAND, PRINCE GEORGE’S COUNTY IS HOME TO A RICH AND VIBRANT HISTORY, A WEALTH OF TALENTED ARTISTS CREATING WORK IN EVERY MEDIUM IMAGINABLE AND A POPULATION EAGER TO ENGAGE IN BOTH. One of the goals of the Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission’s (M-NCPPC) Arts and Cultural Heritage Division is to provide ways to make that engagement possible. In spaces throughout the county, including at The Clarice, The Department of Parks and Recreation has a variety of arts centers, historic properties and cultural sites where exhibitions of emerging and established artists are held. The Arts and Cultural Heritage Division also manages an arena and equestrian center, and public art projects for Department properties. In these spaces and in public parks throughout the county, the Division produces culturally specific programs and festivals allowing residents to celebrate their own history and heritage, while engaging with the art and culture of their neighbors. M-NCPPC also hosts a number of music and dance concerts, performances and expansive arts festivals for all ages. Their selection of teaching artists offer classes in music, dance, theatre, photography and the full array of fine arts for children, adults and seniors, including individuals with disabilities. The Division helps to expose both the very young and the young at heart to a new outlet to explore their creativity. Through our facilities, programs and events, the Arts and Cultural Heritage Division strives to make the arts and cultural experiences accessible for all!

photos courtesy of M-NCPPC

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SPRING 2017 EVENTS Invoking Justice • photo by Zachary Z. Handler

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SPRING 2017 EVENTS

VISITING ARTIST SERIES: GLOBAL MUSIC

VISITING ARTIST SERIES: PUPPET THEATRE (

BLACK ARM BAND (Australia)

SILENCIO BLANCO (Chile)

Dirtsong

Chiflón, El Silencio Del Carbón

WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 25, 2017 . 8PM HELD AT MILKBOY+ARTHOUSE

THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 2, 2017 & FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 3, 2017

Performed in 11 different Aboriginal languages, this compelling musical journey through Australia’s cultural heartland is inspired by the words of author and indigenous land advocate Alexis Wright, and performed by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders. In a textural and joyful performance, history and the promise of the future inspire the heart and lift the spirit.

A young man is forced to take on a new job in the infamously sinister mine El Chiflón del Diablo. Meanwhile, a community copes with this danger and uncertainty in its midst. Performing in complete silence using minimalistic marionettes, puppetry ensemble Silencio Blanco spins a universal story of humanity in the face of hardship, highlighting those forgotten behind the sensational headlines. Black Arm Band • photo by Sarah Walker

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SECOND SEASON The Weeping Philosophers My Life Has Been Like Water by Mark Costello

Sponsored by Southern Exposure: Performing Arts of Latin America, a program of Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation in partnership with the NEA

MARYLAND-NATIONAL CAPITAL PARK AND PLANNING COMMISSION / VISITING ARTIST SERIES: DANCE

untitled homage to my twenties in new york city by Kelly Colburn

34TH ANNUAL CHOREOGRAPHERS’ SHOWCASE SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 4, 2017 . 3PM & 8PM

FRIDAY, JANUARY 27, 2017 & SATURDAY, JANUARY 28, 2017

FREE, TICKETS REQUIRED My Life Has Been Like Water by Mark Costello is a multimedia project using a live videoloop to explore time as an architectural object; something to be controlled, built, expanded and repeated. Part theatre, part dance, part film, untitled homage to my twenties in new york city by Kelly Colburn explores the exhilaration, freedom, fear and regret of actively witnessing the death of your youth.

34th Annual Choreographers’ Showcase photo courtesy of Vijay Palaparty

The Choreographers’ Showcase is one of the longestrunning forums for new and established choreographers in the country. Presented together with the Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission, the Audience Choice Award winner is eligible to participate in NextLOOK, a community incubator program in partnership with Joe’s Movement Emporium to support the development of new work by regional artists.

UMD SCHOOL OF MUSIC

MUSIC IN MIND

VISITING ARTIST SERIES: DANCE (

Strings From Around the World — A Global Tableau of Solo Violin Repertoire

COMPANY WAYNE MCGREGOR (UK) ATOMOS

Irina Muresanu, Tretter Distinguished Faculty Fellow in Violin

SATURDAY, JANUARY 28, 2017 . 8PM In this athletic, sculptural modern dance performance, the ensemble mesmerizingly “atomizes” across the stage to a neoclassical score from ambient music duo A Winged Victory for the Sullen. Ethereal lighting, film, 3-D effects and costumes featuring wearable technology enhance this unforgettable performance, thrusting us into the future of dance.

SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 5, 2017 . 3PM

Company Wayne McGregor • photo by Ravi Deepre

Experience a fantastic journey around the globe through a violin recital with a theatrical twist. The program features works inspired by the composers’ own ethnic heritage and expresses a variety of musical cultures and performance techniques. Presented in collaboration with ethnomusicology professor Lawrence Witzleben. PROGRAM: Johann Sebastian Bach: Chaconne; Paganini: Caprice No. 24; Shirish Korde and Jerod “Impichchaachaaha” Tate. Proceeds from Music in Mind concerts benefit the UMD School of Music’s undergraduate scholarship fund.

Music In Mind • photo courtesy of Irina Muresanu

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SPRING 2017 EVENTS

NEXTLOOK: THEATER

VISITING ARTIST SERIES: PERFORMANCE

HAPPENSTANCE THEATER (Rockville, MD)

AHAMEFULE J. OLUO (USA)

Threshold

Now I’m Fine

FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 10, 2017 . 7PM HELD AT JOE’S MOVEMENT EMPORIUM

FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 17, 2017 . 8PM HELD AT MILKBOY+ARTHOUSE

PAY WHAT YOU WISH, NO TICKETS REQUIRED

As the star of his own musical autobiography, comedian/ musician/storyteller Ahamefule J. Oluo is electrifying. Part experimental pop opera for 17-piece orchestra and part comedic storytelling piece, Now I’m Fine is compellingly energetic, blending original music with darkly comic personal monologues about illness, despair and regeneration. A virtuosic performance by vocalist okanomodé further illuminates this deeply human story that ranges from epic to intimate.

Using spatial dynamics, movement/physical theatre, text, live sound, theatrical clown and improvisational play, Threshold explores moments of transition, from the simplicity of entering and exiting a space, to the profound transition from innocence to experience. Happenstance Theater • photo by Josh Loock

UMD SCHOOL OF MUSIC

UMD SCHOOL OF THEATRE, DANCE, AND PERFORMANCE STUDIES

MARYLAND OPERA STUDIO OPERA NEW WORK READING

THE AMISH PROJECT

FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 10, 2017 . 7:30PM

by Jessica Dickey directed by Mitchell Hébert

FREE, NO TICKETS REQUIRED As part of an ongoing dedication to cultivating and performing new work, the Maryland Opera Studio (MOS) and the Artist Partner Program partnered for the first annual Opera Composition Contest for a new work reading to be performed by the singers of the MOS. This world-premiere performance will feature the winning composition.

UMD SCHOOL OF THEATRE, DANCE, AND PERFORMANCE STUDIES

FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 24, 2017 – FRIDAY, MARCH 3, 2017 Shots are fired in a schoolhouse, and the world seems to stop. A stunned community — teachers, parents, friends, families of the victims and the perpetrators — must find a way to keep living their lives. This potent drama explores the aftermath of a school shooting in an Amish community, and the path of forgiveness and compassion forged in its wake. Ahamefule J. Oluo • photo by Kelly O.

THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING EARNEST by Oscar Wilde directed by Amber McGinnis Jackson

VISITING ARTIST SERIES: JAZZ

FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 10, 2017 – SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 18, 2017

AMIR ELSAFFAR’S TWO RIVERS ENSEMBLE (Iraq / USA)

Cecily and Gwendolyn know that the only really safe name for a suitable suitor is Earnest. But Algy and Jack, the two blundering suitors who set out to woo them, don’t let a little detail like that stand in their way. The game of Victorianera courting goes hilariously awry in this beloved classic comedy of manners.

Amir ElSaffar, trumpet FRIDAY, MARCH 3, 2017 . 7PM & 9PM HELD AT MILKBOY+ARTHOUSE

VISITING ARTIST SERIES: S.O.S. SESSIONS (

JACK QUARTET (USA) SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 11, 2017 . 8PM HELD AT MILKBOY+ARTHOUSE

The Amish Project is presented by special arrangement with Samuel French, Inc.

The Importance Of Being Earnest still photograph from Act 1 of The Original Production. 1895

Jazz and Middle Eastern music intertwine in this dynamic sextet led by trumpeter and composer Amir ElSaffar. Deeply rooted in the musical traditions of Iraq and distinct from other contemporary musical fusions, this music honors its origins while possessing a singularly unique sound, speaking the language of swing and improvisation.

UMD SCHOOL OF THEATRE, DANCE, AND PERFORMANCE STUDIES

With its straightforward, unpretentious, energetic style, JACK Quartet focuses on the performance of music from new and contemporary composers.

SECOND SEASON Graduate Dance Concert

Christopher Otto, violin; Ari Streisfeld, violin; John Pickford Richards, viola; Kevin McFarland, cello.

FRIDAY, MARCH 3, 2017 & SATURDAY, MARCH 4, 2017 FREE, TICKETS REQUIRED

JACK Quartet • photo by Henrik Olund

Featuring provocative choreography by Master of Fine Arts students in Dance and serving as an unguarded exploration of these young artists’ talents and interests, this concert focuses on new works in development. As the first opportunity for them to put material onstage and see what develops, this work often contains the seeds of movement ideas that will be featured in their MFA thesis concerts.

TICKETS JUST $25 GENERAL, $20 NEXTLEVEL, $10 STUDENTS/YOUTH • 301.405.ARTS • THECLARICE.UMD.EDU

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SPRING 2017 EVENTS

UMD SCHOOL OF MUSIC

VISITING ARTIST SERIES: RECITAL (

UMD WIND ORCHESTRA

DAWN UPSHAW, soprano (USA)

Cheating, Lying…Paraphrasing

with Gilbert Kalish, piano

FRIDAY, MARCH 3, 2017 . 8PM

SUNDAY, MARCH 5, 2017 . 3PM

Join UMWO in challenging conventional wind ensemble sound with inventive instrumentation, subject matter and use of multimedia. Garden images accompany Dove’s Figures in the Garden, while Lang’s Cheating, Lying and Stealing includes video clips from the eponymous Guitar Hero game. Works by the eclectic and avant-garde musician and composer Frank Zappa complete the program. PROGRAM: Mozart (arr. Johann Nepomuk Wendt): Excerpts from The Marriage of Figaro; Jonathan Dove: Figures in the Garden; David Lang: Cheating, Lying, Stealing; Varèse: Integrales; Frank Zappa: Yellow Sharks and a Drowning Witch; Varèse: Octandre, Mvts. 1-3; Frank Zappa: The Dogbreath Variations / Uncle Meat and Envelopes; Varèse: Octandre, Mvts. 4-5; Frank Zappa: G-Spot Tornado.

Boasting a natural warmth and a fierce commitment to the transforming, communicative power of music, Dawn Upshaw is known around the globe as a beloved singer of opera and concert repertoire ranging from the sacred works of Bach to fresh contemporary sounds. PROGRAM: Schubert, Ravel, Silver, Janáček, Bartók, William Bolcom. Sponsored by Charlie Reiher and Monna Kauppinen Dawn Upshaw, soprano • photo by Brooke Irish

VISITING ARTIST SERIES: DANCE (

COMPANY WANG RAMIREZ (France / Germany) Monchichi

UMD SCHOOL OF MUSIC

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 8, 2017 . 8PM

UMD WOMEN’S CHORUS Celebration of Women’s Voices SATURDAY, MARCH 4, 2017 . 8PM HELD AT UMD MEMORIAL CHAPEL

FREE, NO TICKETS REQUIRED For the 13th consecutive year the UMD Women’s Chorus presents a program of music for treble voices to mark the beginning of Women’s History Month.

Shostakovich Violin Concerto • photo by Dylan Singleton

This fusion of hip-hop and contemporary dance showcases the beauty of the body as it is manipulated and consumed. Sébastien Ramirez is a Frenchman of Spanish descent who grew up steeped in hip-hop culture; Honji Wang is a classically trained German ballerina of Korean descent. In Monchichi, their contrasting backgrounds and aesthetics explosively meet in a performance that confronts identity, love and culture.

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NEW MUSIC AT MARYLAND

SHOSTAKOVICH VIOLIN CONCERTO

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 8, 2017 . 8PM

UMD Symphony Orchestra

FREE, NO TICKETS REQUIRED

Sharon Oh, violin

New works, as well as breathing new life into music, give young instrumentalists and singers the opportunity to learn from living composers, collaborate with them and gain insight into the compositional process. This concert features original works by UMD student composers, including solo, chamber and electro acoustic performances.

Winner of the 2015 UMSO Concerto Competition SATURDAY, MARCH 4, 2017 . 8PM The UMD Symphony Orchestra performs Shostakovich’s Violin Concerto No. 1. Composed during a time of intense censorship in post-war Russia, the concerto remained unpublished until after Stalin’s death. Also on the program are the triumphal Sibelius Symphony No. 3 and Strauss’ tone poem Don Juan.

VISITING ARTIST SERIES: S.O.S. SESSIONS ( Company Wang Ramirez • photo by Nika Kramer

PROGRAM: Shostakovich: Violin Concerto No. 1; Sibelius: Symphony No. 3; R. Strauss: Don Juan.

THE NOUVEAU CLASSICAL PROJECT (USA) Sacred-Profane FRIDAY, MARCH 10, 2017 . 8PM HELD AT MILKBOY+ARTHOUSE “Classical music is dead” might seem like an odd slogan for a classical music ensemble, but The Nouveau Classical Project (NCP) has never been much for coloring inside the lines. Throwing away convention, NCP thrives at the intersection of fashion and art. Sacred-Profane pulls at loose strings until it unravels in a fitful explosion of profanity.

UMD Wind Orchestra • photo by Geoff Sheil

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SPRING 2017 EVENTS

UMD SCHOOL OF MUSIC

UMD SCHOOL OF THEATRE, DANCE, AND PERFORMANCE STUDIES

UMD MEN’S CHORUS

SECOND SEASON

Men’s Chorus Invitational

Flint by LaTefia Bradley

FRIDAY, MARCH 31, 2017 . 8PM HELD AT UMD MEMORIAL CHAPEL

Another Side of You by Allen Chunhui Xing

FREE, NO TICKETS REQUIRED

Akwantuo: The Journey by Mustapha Braimah THURSDAY, APRIL 6, 2017 & SATURDAY, APRIL 8, 2017 FREE, TICKETS REQUIRED

Guest choirs join the UMD Men’s Chorus to perform music for men’s voices, both as distinct ensembles and en masse.

Three original works from MFA Dance candidates. VISITING ARTIST SERIES: S.O.S. SESSIONS (

THIRD COAST PERCUSSION (USA) SATURDAY, APRIL 1, 2017 . 8PM HELD AT MILKBOY+ARTHOUSE

VISITING ARTIST SERIES: JAZZ Third Coast Percussion • photo by Saverio Truglia

HIROMI (Japan) The Trio Project

The energy of a rock concert, the sophistication of classical music and the accessibility of interactive technology meet in this high-energy ensemble. With exceptional talent and quirky artistry, they combine the driving intensity of drums, the warmth of marimbas and vibraphones, and the surprisingly exotic sounds of everyday objects to make music that is playful and profound.

FRIDAY, APRIL 7, 2017 . 7PM & 9PM HELD AT MILKBOY+ARTHOUSE Building on a heritage of impressive Japanese jazz pianists, musician/composer Hiromi propels this tradition into the future. Encompassing and eclipsing the boundaries of jazz, classical and pop parameters, she takes improvisation and composition to new heights of complexity and sophistication.

VISITING ARTIST SERIES: CHAMBER MUSIC (

Anthony Jackson, contrabass guitar Simon Phillips, drums

QUATUOR ÉBÈNE (France) SUNDAY, APRIL 2, 2017 . 3PM With their charismatic playing, fresh approach to tradition and open engagement with new forms, these talented musicians have been successful in reaching a wide audience of listeners. Quatuor Ébène’s characteristic style engages a traditional repertoire with a variety of other genres.

UMD School of Music UMD Wind Orchestra • photo by Alison Harbaugh

Exotic Birds FRIDAY, APRIL 7, 2017 . 8PM

PROGRAM: Mozart: String Quartet No. 15 in D Minor; Beethoven: String Quartet No. 11 in F Minor (“Serioso”); Ravel: String Quartet in F Major.

The many facets of the School of Music are on display in this eclectic concert. Faculty member Rita Sloan joins UMWO for a performance of Messiaen’s showpiece Oiseaux Exotiques — a dazzling mixture of songs taken from birds throughout the world. The ensemble also showcases the talents of graduate composer Henry Wixon, giving the world premiere of his Double Quintet, and graduate conducting students take the helm to perform standard wind ensemble works as well.

Sponsored by Dick and Sarah Bourne

UMD SCHOOL OF MUSIC

SPRING CHAMBER JAZZ TUESDAY, APRIL 4, 2017 & WEDNESDAY, APRIL 5, 2017

FREE, NO TICKETS REQUIRED Swing with the UMD jazz combos as they play both brandnew selections arranged by UMD jazz students and beloved standards. Attend both nights — each performance features a different program.

UMD WIND ORCHESTRA

Second Season • photo by Mark Costello choreography by Allen Chunhui Xing

PROGRAM: Beethoven: Octet; Messiaen: Oiseaux Exotiques; Henry Wixon: Double Quintet; Kurka: Suite from The Good Soldier Schweik.

UMD SCHOOL OF MUSIC

THE ORPHEUS ADVENTURE Gluck’s Orfeo ed Euridice and Offenbach’s Orphée aux enfers FRIDAY, APRIL 7, 2017 – SATURDAY, APRIL 15, 2017

The Orpheus Adventure • photo by Geoff Sheil

The Maryland Opera Studio pairs two radically different tellings of the Orpheus myth: Gluck’s glorious tragedy and Offenbach’s infectious farce. A full orchestra and large cast of singers and dancers bring this double spectacle to life with beautiful lighting, costumes and sets in an annual collaboration between the School of Music and the School of Theatre, Dance, and Performance Studies.

TICKETS JUST $25 GENERAL, $20 NEXTLEVEL, $10 STUDENTS/YOUTH • 301.405.ARTS • THECLARICE.UMD.EDU

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SPRING 2017 EVENTS

UMD SCHOOL OF MUSIC

UMD SCHOOL OF THEATRE, DANCE, AND PERFORMANCE STUDIES

UMD CHAMBER SINGERS & UNIVERSITY CHORALE

THE SCHOOLING OF BENTO BONCHEV by Maksym Kurochkin translated by John Freedman directed by Yury Urnov

Spring Choral Showcase FRIDAY, APRIL 7, 2017 . 8PM HELD AT UMD MEMORIAL CHAPEL

FRIDAY, APRIL 28, 2017 SATURDAY, MAY 6, 2017

FREE, NO TICKETS REQUIRED Join the UMD Chamber Singers and University Chorale for an exploration of the breadth and depth of the finest choral literature in music history.

NEXTLOOK: DANCE

ORANGE GROVE DANCE (Takoma Park, MD)

Augustin Hadelich • photo by Luca Valenta

The One-Mile Radius Project: Experiencing Space Differently

Set in the not-so-distant future where love is thought to be a myth, there’s no truer disbeliever than Bento Bonchev. But his world is turned upside down when an astounding discovery forces him to rethink his dogma. This absurdist Russian satire offers a truly novel take on an age-old question of the heart.

THE CLARICE

FRIDAY, APRIL 14, 2017 . 7PM HELD AT JOE’S MOVEMENT EMPORIUM

MARYLAND DAY SATURDAY, APRIL 29, 2017

PAY WHAT YOU WISH, NO TICKETS REQUIRED

FREE, NO TICKETS REQUIRED

The One-Mile Radius Project explores the unique spaces near Joe’s Movement Emporium. In collaboration with Joe’s, the Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission, Brentwood Arts Exchange and their workshop participants, Orange Grove Dance will investigate the personal and uniquely traversed spaces of the community. Dance, film and projection will be used to magnify seemingly familiar spaces and bring those outside spaces inside the walls of Joe’s.

See page 28 for information on all festivals

UMD SCHOOL OF MUSIC

UMD PERCUSSION ENSEMBLE Lee Hinkle, music director MONDAY, MAY 1, 2017 . 8PM Maryland Day • photo by Dylan Singleton

FREE, NO TICKETS REQUIRED Usually positioned at the back of the orchestra, the percussion section moves center stage to reveal the colorful, melodic potential of their instruments in this striking concert of contemporary music.

VISITING ARTIST SERIES: RECITAL (

AUGUSTIN HADELICH, violin with Joyce Yang, piano SUNDAY, APRIL 23, 2017 . 3PM Grammy Award-winning violinist Augustin Hadelich mesmerizes audiences with his phenomenal technique, poetic sensitivity and gorgeous tone. He brings a consistently fresh energy to his traditional repertoire, from Bach and Beethoven to Ligeti and Adès.

NEXTLOOK: DANCE THEATRE

PROGRAM: Beethoven: Sonata No. 8 in G Major; Brett Dean: Berlin Music (2010); Mozart: Sonata No. 23 in D Major; Stravinsky: Divertimento (after “The Fairy’s Kiss”); Tchaikovsky: Valse-scherzo in C Major.

PAY WHAT YOU WISH, NO TICKETS REQUIRED

MEGHAN ABADOO (Mount Rainier, MD) Gatekeepers FRIDAY, MAY 5, 2017 . 7PM HELD AT JOE’S MOVEMENT EMPORIUM

Meghan Abadoo • photo by C. Stanley Photography

UMD SCHOOL OF MUSIC

OPERA SCENE STUDY THURSDAY, APRIL 27, 2017 & FRIDAY, APRIL 28, 2017

Gatekeepers is an immersive dance-theatre work that seeks to unearth the web of influences, preferences, motives and common values that impact decisions relating to race and structural inequity. Drawing from personal testimony, group storytelling and dialogue, Gatekeepers challenges its audience to imagine sustainable methods of self-reflection and transformational communal action.

THE CLARICE

FREE, NO TICKETS REQUIRED

NATIONAL ORCHESTRAL INSTITUTE + FESTIVAL

After a year of deconstructing their craft and sculpting it from the ground up, Maryland Opera Studio first-year students are paired in operatic scenes from a wide variety of repertory.

JUNE 1–JULY 1, 2017

TICKETS ON SALE APRIL 2017 See page 28 for information on all festivals

Accompanied only by piano and minimal props, these performances give our young artists a chance to shine in the purest of forms. UMD Percussion Ensemble • photo by Geoff Sheil

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SPRING 2017 EVENTS

UMD SCHOOL OF MUSIC

UMD SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA Re-envisioning Lieutenant Kijé

The Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center is grateful for the support of the following:

FRIDAY, MAY 5, 2017 . 8PM In its final season performance, UMSO features works from 20th-century Eastern European composers, and gives the world premier of a film by Doug Fitch to accompany Prokofiev’s Lieutenant Kijé Suite. PROGRAM: Bartók: Music for Strings, Percussion and Celeste; Walsum Competition Premiere; Kodály: Háry János Suite; Prokofiev: Lieutenant Kijé Suite with film by Doug Fitch.

UMD SCHOOL OF THEATRE, DANCE, AND PERFORMANCE STUDIES

UMD Symphony Orchestra • photo by Geoff Sheil

UMOVES: UNDERGRADUATE DANCE CONCERT directed by Christopher K. Morgan FRIDAY, MAY 5, 2017 – SUNDAY, MAY 7, 2017 Undergraduate Dance students present original choreography including new works created and/or performed by undergraduates, plus pieces developed by guest choreographers.

UMD SCHOOL OF MUSIC

UMD WIND ORCHESTRA The Sound of Light SATURDAY, MAY 6, 2017 . 8PM

UMoves: Undergraduate Dance Concert • photo by Stan Barouh

UMD composition professor Robert Gibson’s masterful work for winds The Sound of Light connects with Joseph Schwantner’s Luminosity to illuminate the varied colors and sounds possible with the modern wind ensemble. Faculty soloist Mark Hill joins UMWO to perform the wind version of Lukas Foss’ Oboe Concerto.

SILENCIO BLANCO Sponsored by Southern Exposure: Performing Arts of Latin America, a program of Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation in partnership with the NEA

UMD SCHOOL OF MUSIC

UMD WOMEN’S CHORUS & UMD MEN’S CHORUS Spring Choral Showcase SUNDAY, MAY 7, 2017 . 3PM

FREE, NO TICKETS REQUIRED

UMD Wind Orchestra

The UMD Women’s Chorus and UMD Men’s Chorus present choral favorites that will have you humming into the night.

UMD SCHOOL OF MUSIC

ANNUAL POPS CONCERT UMD Wind Ensemble, University Band & Community Band

MilkBoy+ArtHouse Supported in part by the Cafritz Foundation

THURSDAY, MAY 11, 2017 . 8PM For 40 years and running, the Annual Pops Concert has been a big hit with audiences. We guarantee you will walk out humming more than one tune from this lighter fare of great classic music. UMD Men’s Chorus • photo by Alison Harbaugh

TICKETS JUST $25 GENERAL, $20 NEXTLEVEL, $10 STUDENTS/YOUTH • 301.405.ARTS • THECLARICE.UMD.EDU

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Tartuffe • photo by Stan Barouh

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RESERVE YOUR TICKETS NOW!

HOW TO ORDER BY PHONE: 301.405.2787, option 0.

DIRECTIONS AND PARKING ONLINE: theclarice.umd.edu

IN PERSON: Visit our ticket office, located in the lobby of the performing arts center.

8270 Alumni Dr, College Park, MD 20742 PARKING: Stadium Drive Garage: Pre-pay for your space at the pay station or with the Parkmobile app. Contact our ticket office to learn about season parking passes. Lots 1B and Z: Free parking on Saturdays and Sundays and after 4PM Mondays-Fridays. Spots to be drastically reduced in 2017 due to construction projects.

EVENT PRICES All events share the same great ticket prices, except where noted! GENERAL PUBLIC: $25

UMD STUDENTS:

NextLEVEL: $20

Register for Free Ticket Mondays in person at our ticket office!

Off-site venue locations: Check your event listing carefully. Some events are held off-site at other locations. MilkBoy+ArtHouse (Opening Spring 2017) 7416 Baltimore Ave, College Park, MD 20740

STUDENTS/YOUTH UNDER 18: $10

PARKING: Please use street parking or the garage at the corner of Knox Rd and Yale Ave.

FEES - Waived for NextLEVEL! BOOKING FEE: $2 per ticket (Waived for in-person orders)

The Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center

RETURN/EXCHANGE FEE: $5 per ticket

RETURNS AND EXCHANGES You may return or exchange your ticket any time before the event. Visit our website for additional details and restrictions.

Joe’s Movement Emporium 3309 Bunker Hill Rd, Mount Rainier, MD 20712

PARKING: For detailed instructions please visit joesmovement.org/parking

UMD Memorial Chapel 7600 Baltimore Ave, College Park Md 20742

Lots Y, L, C1 and/or C2: Free parking on Saturdays and Sundays. Metered Parking: Meters Require Payment M-F 7AM-10PM.

NextLEVEL SUBSCRIPTIONS By joining NextLEVEL, you’re actively helping us imagine, build and become the future of the arts. And membership has its perks — free and discounted tickets, unlimited free ticket exchanges, free parking and much more. GENERAL PUBLIC: $50 • UMD FACULTY/STAFF/ALUMNI: $35

BENEFITS FREE TICKET VOUCHER: Receive one free ticket to the 2016–2017 season SAVE $5 PER TICKET: Experience savings all season! TICKET FEES WAIVED: Don’t pay any booking or exchange fees FREE PARKING PASS: Park for free in the Stadium Drive Garage during the times of most ticketed events in the 2016–2017 season MORE: Additional benefits to be announced! * No discounts on student tickets. Rental events and some special events are excluded from NextLEVEL pricing. NextLEVEL subscriptions are non-refundable and valid for one season. Other restrictions may apply.

ALL TICKETS JUST $25 GENERAL PUBLIC, $20 NextLEVEL, $10 FOR STUDENTS!

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Festivals at The Clarice OUR FESTIVALS OFFER IMMERSIVE AND ACCESSIBLE SPACES FOR ARTISTIC DISCOVERY. Featuring a wide array of emerging talent in boundary-breaking performance, these three signature festivals guide you through an exploration of the future of the arts.

NextNOW Fest

Maryland Day

National Orchestral Institute + Festival

September 9 & 10, 2016

April 29, 2017

June 1–July 1, 2017

NextNOW Fest kicks off the school year and The Clarice’s 2016–2017 season with a creative welcome and welcome back for Terps. Experience two evenings of nonstop music, theatre and dance performances and immersive, technology-driven installations by artists from around campus and the country. Sponsored by Pepsi Enhancement Fund and Terps After Dark

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Explore and experience the creativity of Terps on Maryland Day! The Clarice’s participation in this yearly campus-wide open house features artistic and creative performances, experiences and activities that are fun for the whole family and prospective students.

Each year, young artists from around the country converge at The Clarice to join the National Orchestral Institute + Festival — one of this region’s most anticipated and treasured summer musical events. With concerts ranging from chamber music to your favorite symphonic works, these talented musicians perform with enviable poise and passion here at the University of Maryland and throughout our community.


COLLEGE PARK’S NEW EST P ER FOR MA N CE VE N U E AND RESTAURANT OP E N S I N SP R I N G 2 0 1 7 !

MILKBOY+ARTHOUSE, A PARTNERSHIP BETWEEN THE CLARICE AND MILKBOY OF PHILADELPHIA, WILL BE A PERFORMANCE VENUE, RESTAURANT AND CRAFT BAR ON BALTIMORE AVENUE WHERE THE CAMPUS AND COMMUNITY CAN GATHER, CONNECT AND EXPLORE. Consistently eclectic, MilkBoy+ArtHouse’s top-quality offerings range from classical, contemporary, cabaret, global pop, indie rock and jazz to film, performance and spoken word, as well as food and wine happenings. Expect to see local, national and international artists, plus talent from right here in our own community.

KEEP UP TO DATE ABOUT EVENTS, HAPPENINGS AND THE GRAND OPENING BY VISITING OUR WEBSITE AT THECLARICE.UMD.EDU/MILKBOY-ARTHOUSE

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THE CLARICE SMITH PERFORMING ARTS CENTER UNIVERSITY OF MARYLAND 3800 THE CLARICE SMITH PERFORMING ARTS CENTER 8270 ALUMNI DR • COLLEGE PARK, MARYLAND 20742-1625

2 0 1 6 –2 0 17 S E A S O N ALL TICKETS $25 FOR THE GENERAL PUBLIC

BUILDING THE FUTURE OF THE ARTS The Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center at the University of Maryland is committed to engaging audiences in new experiences, breaking through traditional boundaries in art-making and inspiring new voices of artistic expression. Join us as we elevate the next generation of artists and creative innovators.

THECLARICE.UMD.EDU • 301.405.ARTS

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