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Buy With cONfidENcE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2 StOry BOOth . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4 pErfOrmANcE LiStiNgS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .5–64 Our multi-disciplinary season includes classical music, jazz, opera, theatre and dance, as well as work that defies genres. this season, we have organized performances by theme, offering audiences a dynamic synergy of ideas across conventional boundaries:

miNdS ANd BOdiES iN mOtiON . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .5 Renowned artists and emerging new talent reach maximum creative velocity.

Art iNSpirEd . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .13 For visionary artists, familiar work sparks the next generation of ideas.

ANd yOu thOught yOu kNEW chiNA . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .21 Chinese tradition is transformed through contemporary performances.

NEW LightS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .25 Renaissance and renewal of the classical tradition.

WOmEN mAkiNg WAvES . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .35 Exceptional women share their creative visions.

cLASSicAL, StrAight up . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .39 e rich traditions of classical music, fully expressed in concert.

AfricAN hEArt . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .46 African-American culture and history take center stage.

JAzz With A tWiSt . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .51 Unique partnerships lead to intriguing musical adventures.

mAStErS rE-imAgiNEd . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .54 Contemporary performances provide new perspectives on the masterworks of musical legends.

OpENiNg dOOrS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .60 Programs with universal appeal.

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miNdS ANd BOdiES iN mOtiON Renowned artists and emerging new talent reach maximum creative velocity. Maryland Dance Ensemble photo by Stan Barouh

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Season Opening Event! pAuL tAyLOr dANcE cOmpANy Saturday, September 8, 2012 . 8PM Kay Theatre

In the 1950s, Martha Graham dubbed Paul Taylor the “naughty boy” of dance and he has been shaking things up ever since. His company has toured worldwide, selling out large-scale houses like the Eisenhower eatre at the Kennedy Center, the Koch eatre at Lincoln Center, the Paris Opera House and many others. As the opening night of our 2012-2013 season, our audience will have the opportunity to see this groundbreaking modern dance company up close when his dancers give a one-night-only performance in the Center’s intimate Kay eatre. e evening includes works that span Taylor’s impressive career: 3 Epitaphs (1956), performed to early New Orleans jazz and infused with humor; Aureole (1962), performed to Baroque music and known as Taylor’s first major success; Brandenburgs (1988), which celebrates the good things in life; and e Uncommitted (2011), which explores the human condition.

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In almost 60 years of trailblazing choreography, Taylor has created cogent, wordless stories featuring unforgettable characters. Of his work, he says, “I make dances because I can’t help it. Working on dances has become a way of life, an addiction that at times resembles a fatal disease. Even so, I’ve no intention of kicking the habit. I make dances because I believe in the power of contemporary dance, its immediacy, its potency, its universality.” $40/$32 subscribers The presentation of Paul Taylor Dance Company is made possible by the New England Foundation for the Arts’ National Dance Project, with lead funding from the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation and additional funding from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.

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ShArEd mfA thESiS cONcErt Like a Unicorn in Captivity Shannon Dooling, choreographer

A World Apart... A Heartbeat Away Xuejuan Feng, choreographer Thursday, October 18, 2012 . 8PM Friday, October 19, 2012 . 8PM Dance Theatre

What happens when you realize that your idol isn’t perfect? Or, when you recognize her flaws in yourself? Inspired by these questions, Shannon Dooling created Like a Unicorn in Captivity, a response to and an interpretation of the work of writer and aviator Anne Morrow Lindbergh. e piece incorporates multimedia, spoken word and movement in an exploration of celebrity, hero-worship, identity, relationship, ambition, creativity and duty. Like a first language, one’s sense of ideal feminine aesthetic is embedded in one’s conscious and subconscious mind as one grows up. Using movement, Xuejuan Feng compares the revered characteristics of strength, candor and outspokenness in the modern American woman with Chinese female archetypes who embody fragility, reserve and reticence. Using sound and speech, she reconstructs in A World Apart... A Heartbeat Away her own initial feelings of confusion and displacement when caught between these two very different aesthetics. $20/$16 subscribers

Facing page photo of Paul Taylor Dance Company by Tom Caravaglia

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Sharon Mansur dANcE ArtiSt umd ASSiStANt prOfESSOr, SchOOL Of thEAtrE, dANcE, ANd pErfOrmANcE StudiES

This is the moment when I knew I wanted to dance for the rest of my life: My high school boyfriend’s mother, Susan Dowling, was the executive producer for dance programming at public television station WGBH in Boston. She had been a modern dancer and one weekend we visited a video shoot she was working on for the acclaimed Alive From Off Center series featuring works by independent artists. We saw Mountain View, a dance drama created by choreographer Marta Renzi in collaboration with director John Sayles. In it, over the course of one day together, the characters interacted mostly through movement with little spoken text. I had always been a mover — ice skating, volleyball, dance. I had been training in dance since elementary school but in more traditional forms for concert stage. So I was absolutely mesmerized by the relationships these dancers were having in an everyday setting, as real people in real life who happened to express themselves mostly through movement. They were like me! At that moment I decided that I wanted to … needed to … HAD to experience that intimate and compelling mingling of art and life. And I have been exploring that desire ever since. Photo by Alison Harbaugh

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mAryLANd dANcE ENSEmBLE Breath, Rhythm, Flight Alvin Mayes, director Friday, November 30, 2012 . 8PM Saturday, December 1, 2012 . 2PM & 8PM Kay Theatre

is first of two Maryland Dance Ensemble concerts during the season focuses on the cutting-edge visions of dance faculty members Alvin Mayes, Sharon Mansur, Sara Pearson and Patrik Widrig; visiting artist Adriane Fang; and guest choreographer Susan Marshall. Matinee Performance . Saturday, December 1, 2012 . 2PM Susan Marshall Sara Pearson and Patrik Widrig Evening Performances . Friday, November 30 & Saturday, December 1, 2012 . 8PM Adriane Fang Sharon Mansur Susan Marshall Alvin Mayes Sara Pearson and Patrik Widrig (excerpt)

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Tuesday, December 11, 2012 . 7PM Kogod Theatre

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dANcE ExchANgE Straight to the Source: A Dance Making Experience, Part I Monday, December 10, 2012 . 7PM Kogod Theatre

Dance Exchange Artistic Director Cassie Meador and Resident Artist Sarah Levitt will collaborate with participants to create movement, text and song drawn from personal stories, current events and physical explorations. Part I will include a performance of two Dance Exchange works followed by a movement workshop with the company. e performance is open to the public with no advance reservations required; participants in the movement workshop will register in advance and commit to both Part I on December 10 and Part II on December 11.

Participants from Part I of this series will continue to work with Dance Exchange company members to bring their ideas to the table in shaping new material inspired by the performance they've seen on December 10. Audience members will work together in a new collaborative experience. At the end of this second movement workshop, participants will present the movement they have developed and will share perspectives on the experience. FREE

Both parts of this performance/workshop series will offer a first-hand glimpse into Dance Exchange's process of generating, crafting and performing material that uses the body as a resource for expression, discovery and questioning. FREE

TDPS Shared Graduate Dance Concert photo by Zachary Z. Handler

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Clockwise from top left: MFA in Performance, Festival of New Works’ Anu Yadav, Claudia Rosales and Caroline Clay photo by Walter Dallas; Anu Yadav photo by Walter Dallas; Sarah Levitt, Dance Exchange, photo by Zachary Z. Handler; MFA in Performance, Festival of New Works’ Nick Horan, eresa Bayer and Rob Jansen photo by Walter Dallas; TDPS Shared esis Concert, Triumph of Disruption: A Movement to Subvert, photo by Kwame Opare; MFA in Performance, Festival of New Works’ David Demke photo by Walter Dallas

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miNdS ANd BOdiES iN mOtiON 30th ANNuAL chOrEOgrAphErS’ ShOWcASE Saturday, January 26, 2013 . 3PM & 8PM Dance Theatre

e 30th anniversary production of this adjudicated showcase — a joint project of the Center and the Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission — celebrates the diverse talents of a new generation. One patron summed up her experience with the showcase this way: “I didn’t know what to expect and was completely overwhelmed by the complexity, diversity and beauty of each and every dance performance.” Join us to see what’s on the program this year. $25/$20 subscribers

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Friday, February 1, 2013 . 7PM Saturday, February 2, 2013 . 2PM & 7PM Friday, February 8, 2013 . 7PM Saturday, February 9, 2013 . 2PM & 7PM Friday, February 15, 2013 . 7PM Saturday, February 16, 2013 . 2PM & 7PM Kogod Theatre

Paul D. Jackson, director Thursday, February 21, 2013 . 8PM Friday, February 22, 2013 . 8PM Dance Theatre

e seven members of the inaugural class of the MFA in Performance (MFAP) program will celebrate the culmination of their three years of study with theatrical presentations that draw from their personal experiences, their artistic visions and their three years of MFAP training. Each weekend, the Festival will feature a different set of artists performing one piece in each performance. February 1 and 2 features works by Caroline Clay and Anu Yadav; on February 8 and 9, works by Rob Jansen and Dave Demke will be presented. e final weekend will feature works by Claudia Rosales, Nick Horan and eresa Bayer. Each individual piece will be one hour or less; the final weekend’s program of three works may be up to three hours in length. e MFAP program is for the artist who wishes to write, direct, compose, perform and produce his or her own work and it encourages students to incorporate influences from cultures beyond the traditional Western and European canon into their work.

is concert features provocative choreography by first- and second-year Master of Fine Arts students in Dance, focusing on new works in development. As the first opportunity for them to put material onstage and see what develops, it often contains the seeds of movement ideas that will be featured in their MFA esis programs — an unguarded exploration of their talents and interests.

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ShArEd mfA thESiS cONcErt Apple Falling Graham Brown, choreographer

Triumph of Disruption: A Movement to Subvert Kwame Opare, choreographer

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dEAd mAN’S cELL phONE KJ Sanchez, director Friday, March 1, 2013 . 8PM Saturday, March 2, 2013 . 8PM Sunday, March 3, 2013 . 2PM Wednesday, March 6, 2013 . 7:30PM Thursday, March 7, 2013 . 7:30PM Friday, March 8, 2013 . 8PM Saturday, March 9, 2013 . 2PM & 8PM Kay Theatre

Sarah Ruhl’s 2008 play finds comedy in the most unlikely of circumstances: a romance between a young woman and a dead man carried out via his still-active cell phone. Mousy Jean becomes irate when her solitary lunch is interrupted by the insistent ringing of a nearby diner’s cell phone and in an uncharacteristic fit of boldness, she approaches him only to find that his ringing phone is the only spark of life he has left. When the phone continues to ring, she flips it open and answers it. us begins her oddly intimate relationship with the man, unfolding solely through the people who knew him. In e New York Times review of the play’s premiere, Charles Isherwood noted that the playwright “blends the mundane and the metaphysical, the blunt and the obscure, the patently bizarre and the bizarrely moving” to extraordinary effect. $25/$20 subscribers

Thursday, March 14, 2013 . 8PM Friday, March 15, 2013 . 8PM Dance Theatre

In Graham Brown’s Apple Falling, the lives of seven individuals intersect as they each interact with their familial histories, musing over the stories and characters that have, over the generations, helped shape who they are and who they will become. Can we control how far the apple falls from the tree? Kwame Opare uses pop iconic imagery and popular music in Triumph of Disruption: A Movement to Subvert, a funky, hip and engagingly fantastical journey through time and space. e choreographer entertains the concept of disruption as a method to alleviate the problems facing a particular group of young people — an artful attempt to show, through dance, iconic pop imagery and music, an epidemic of failure in America’s methods of educating its youth. $20/$16 subscribers

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mAryLANd dANcE ENSEmBLE Springing from Fantasy Adriane Fang, director Thursday, April 18, 2013 . 8PM Friday, April 19, 2013 . 8PM Saturday, April 20, 2013 . 8PM Sunday, April 21, 2013 . 3PM Dance Theatre

is lively, diverse concert provides a preview of the emerging talent of the next generation of dance artists. e program includes original dances created and/or performed by undergraduate students majoring in Dance as they begin to find their choreographic voice and vision, plus new works developed throughout the year by guest choreographers. $20/$16 subscribers

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Art iNSpirEd For visionary artists, familiar work sparks the next generation of ideas. Bill T. Jones photo by Christina Lane, courtesy of Jacob’s Pillow Dance Festival

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thE SciENtific mEthOd ANd thE crEAtivE prOcESS Anne Bogart, artistic director of SITI Company Bill Dorland, UMD Professor of Physics Hasan Elahi, UMD Professor of Art and Digital Media Liz Lerman, choreographer, speaker, author Kojo Nnamdi, moderator Tuesday, September 18, 2012 . 7:30PM Dance Theatre

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In the world of science, the moment of discovery is usually very inauspicious. at discovery can be shared when meaning is attached to it and it is contextualized with evidence. What happens in the world of artistic creation? Is the process different or more similar than we might imagine? Our panelists represent innovative thinking in both science and the arts, and all of them have explored the multiple ways in which the two worlds intersect. FREE

Siti cOmpANy Café Variations Thursday, September 20, 2012 . 8PM Friday, September 21, 2012 . 8PM Kogod Theatre

Café Variations weaves longing, lust, lost love, found love and budding romantic adventure through dance, music and theatre within the social arena where anything can happen: a café. is new theatre piece based on short plays by Charles Mee features Gershwin songs from e Great American Songbook — familiar tunes that evoke a time, place and way of life. As the Boston Globe described it, Café Variations is “unabashedly romantic … a series of vivid and visceral explorations of life, love and identity [that] cast Gershwin classics in a new light.” Each story stands on its own and, together, the stories create a rich narrative that celebrates the possibilities of life fully and fearlessly embraced. $40/$32 subscribers

SITI Company most recently appeared at the Center in Radio MacBeth (2010-2011). Funded in part by the New England Foundation for the Arts’ National Theater Project, with lead funding from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.

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thE Art Of AdAptAtiON Julia Rhoads, artistic director of Lucky Plush Productions Marilyn Nelson, poet Walter Dallas, Senior Artist-in-Residence, UMD School of Theatre, Dance, and Performance Studies Murray Horwitz, playwright, lyricist and film commentator Kojo Nnamdi, moderator Monday, October 1, 2012 . 7:30PM Kogod Theatre

Is there any such thing as “original?” Where is the line between originality and “influenced by,” “based on” or “adapted from”? Maybe there aren’t lines at all, but rather a spectrum of expressions, from original to plagiarized. is discussion will examine these questions, and examine the varying degrees of invention in the creative process. FREE

Lucky pLuSh prOductiONS e Better Half Julia Rhoads, artistic director Leslie Buxbaum Danzig, stage director Thursday, October 4, 2012 . 8PM Friday, October 5, 2012 . 8PM Dance Theatre

Lucky Plush Productions presents a dance/theatre hybrid based on — and poking fun at — the classic film Gaslight, about a villainous husband who tries to drive his wife insane. In the hands of artistic director Julia Rhoads and director Leslie Buxbaum Danzig, this rowdy, witty dance-theatre piece transcends its sources to examine wedded (or unwedded) “bliss” from unexpected physical and emotional angles. Join the artists for a talk Back after the October 4 performance. $30/$24 subscribers

Stage director Leslie Buxbaum Danzig was at the Center most recently with 500 Clown and the Elephant Deal (2008-2009). Co-commissioned by the Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center. The presentation of The Better Half is made possible by the New England Foundation for the Arts’ National Dance Project, with lead funding from the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation and additional funding from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. This project is also supported in part by an award from the National Endowment for the Arts.

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Clockwise from top left: Lucky Plush Productions photo by William Frederking; Kojo Nnamdi photo by Nguyen K. Nguyen; SITI Company photo by Paul Marotta

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crEAtivity ANd thE ELdEr ArtiSt Rinde Eckert, writer, composer, librettist, musician, performer and director David Driskell, UMD Professor Emeritus of Art Sharon Simson, UMD Research Professor, Department of Health Services Administration, Center on Aging A.B. Spellman, poet Kojo Nnamdi, moderator Tuesday, October 16, 2012 . 7:30PM Gildenhorn Recital Hall

Numerous studies reveal that older adults who engage in creative activities can slow down the aging process by maximizing the use of their brains and bodies. Join Rinde Eckert, creator of And God Created Great Whales, as he talks about the process of making a work about an artist who is slowly losing his memory while continuing to write music. Other panelists include octogenarian visual artist David C. Driskell, poet A.B. Spellman and Sharon Simson, associate director of UMD’s Osher Lifelong Learning Institute. FREE

riNdE EckErt And God Created Great Whales

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Wednesday, October 17, 2012 . 8PM Thursday, October 18, 2012 . 8PM Friday, October 19, 2012 . 8PM Kogod Theatre

is musical adventure follows Nathan, a piano tuner and composer, on a mad quest to finish his final opus, an opera based on Herman Melville’s Moby-Dick, before losing his mind and his memory. As Mark Swed wrote in the Los Angeles Times, “Whales is not about whales. Yet as Moby-Dick consumes Nathan, a great whale symbolizes boldly and affectingly the ways obsession and memory can help us — at least for a while — keep ourselves together.” In Eckert’s long association with the Center, starting in the 2004-2005 season, he has examined the nooks and crannies of the human mind in multiple works of music and theatre. His 2009-2010 production Slide, with Steven Mackey and eighth blackbird, recently received a Grammy award and in February 2012, Eckert was designated a Doris Duke Artist for his “demonstrated evidence of exceptional creativity, ongoing self-challenge and the continuing potential to make significant contributions to [his field] in the future.” Join the artist for a talk Back after the October 17 and 18 performances. $35/$28 subscribers

Rinde Eckert most recently appeared at the Center with eighth blackbird and Steven Mackey in Slide (2009-2010).

BiLL t. JONES/ArNiE zANE dANcE cOmpANy Siti cOmpANy A Rite Friday, February 8, 2013 . 8PM Saturday, February 9, 2013 . 8PM Kay Theatre

Choreographer Bill T. Jones and SITI Company’s Anne Bogart have always loved each other’s work, but they had never collaborated until this year, when they brought their formidable creative forces together to create this new work. ese groundbreaking artists have deconstructed the original score of Stravinsky’s e Rite of Spring to create a provocative meditation on the power of singular new works of art to alter the way we think. Inspired in part by Jonah Lehrer’s book, Proust was a Neuroscientist, they offer their own perspectives on Lehrer’s belief that science is not the only path to knowledge. “In fact,” as Lehrer says, “where the brain is concerned, art got there first.” Join the artists for a talk Back after the february 8 performance. $50/$40 subscribers

SITI Company most recently appeared at the Center in Radio MacBeth (2010-2011). This project is supported in part by an award from the National Endowment for the Arts.

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Gerchel E. Holbert mArkEt AuditOr WAShiNgtON dc

I remember going to my first performance by the Oklahoma City Symphony Orchestra, followed by the opening night party. My godfather, Kenneth Ervin Kilgore, made this moment possible. It was one of the many ways he encouraged me to wonder and to be consciously a part of the larger creation. At the party afterward, the conductor and all of the musicians were there. My senses were heightened ... they were completely energized! I understood for the first time that the sustained glow, in spite of their demanding performance, was the reward of doing what they loved. We were all one that night, artists and spectators alike. It was a life-giving celebration. I’ve been hooked ever since.

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AmEricAN rOOtS Benjamin Pasternack, piano Tuesday, February 26, 2013 . 8PM Gildenhorn Recital Hall

In a concert illuminating some of the themes that infuse the March 1 performance of Dvořák and America, American pianist Benjamin Pasternack explores the Black and Native American roots of works by composers in the late nineteenth and early-to-mid twentieth centuries. e program includes Dvořák’s Humoresques in F and G-flat and an excerpt from his American Suite; Busoni’s Indian Diary No. 2; Farwell’s Pawnee Horses and Navajo War Dance No. 2; and Bernstein/Pasternack’s On the Town Dances. FREE

pOStcLASSicAL ENSEmBLE Dvořák and America Angel Gil-Ordóñez, conductor Joseph Horowitz, artistic director Kevin Deas, narrator/baritone Friday, March 1, 2013 . 8PM Dekelboum Concert Hall

PostClassical Ensemble, now in its ninth season, is an experimental musical laboratory testing the limits of orchestral programming. eir concerts regularly incorporate popular music, folk music, vernacular music and more, combining the music itself with insights into the people and the times that produced it. Artistic Director Joseph Horowitz has done extensive research into Dvořák and his body of work, resulting in a book, an educational project about America in Dvořák’s time and this program. Musical works include String Serenade, American Suite (orchestral version) and Hiawatha Melodrama. e latter work, a creation of Horowitz and Dvořák scholar Michael Beckerman, was inspired by the Longfellow poem “e Song of Hiawatha” and also draws on elements of Dvořák’s New World Symphony. Join the artists for a pre-performance discussion at 7pm in gildenhorn recital hall. $35/$28 subscribers

PostClassical Ensemble most recently appeared at the Center in The Gershwin Project (2010-2011). UMD School of Theatre, Dance, and Performance Studies

iN timE Of rOSES Ashley Smith, director Friday, April 26, 2013 . 8PM Sunday, April 28, 2013 . 2PM & 7:30PM Wednesday, May 1, 2013 . 7:30PM Thursday, May 2, 2013 . 7:30PM Friday, May 3, 2013 . 8PM Saturday, May 4, 2013 . 2PM & 8PM Kogod Theatre

In Time of Roses is a sexy, fast-paced, political thriller, based on the true story of Margaret of Anjou, a woman forced to lead an army to save her family. Most of the play’s text was taken directly from William Shakespeare’s Henry VI trilogy and from his sonnets. Playwright Ashley Smith, who also directs the performance, says, “My goal is to distill the story of Margaret of Anjou in chronological sequence, focusing on the love triangle between her, King Henry VI and the Earl of Suffolk. I find that this story thread, which I’ve pulled from Shakespeare’s much larger Wars of the Roses tapestry, makes for a great play all by itself.” $25/$20 subscribers

Facing page: TDPS production of In Time of Roses

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Last May I embarked on an international journey that opened my eyes to a new culture when, along with a few designers and UMD theatre faculty, I had the amazing opportunity to visit Beijing. We were there to discuss the play, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, and we also had the chance to visit several shows. We attended a Peking Opera performance; a performance of The Monkey King at a tea house; and an event with small-act shows reminiscent of American-style vaudeville. From these performances I learned the importance of expression and the simplicity of line. While the costumes were rich in color and adornment, they also maintained the essence of simple lines in silhouette and the designers used bold gestures in makeup to create a powerful sense of expression. I was also moved by simply walking the streets of Beijing. We came across several children dressed in everyday clothing who had playful fairy wings on their backs. Some carried wands; others had beautiful little masks on. These children helped inspire my vision of the fairies in our production of A Midsummer Night’s Dream — the idea of a magical world and the playful innocence of a child. Photo by Alison Harbaugh

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Clockwise from top left: A Midsummer Night’s Dream|仲夏夜之梦, costume design by Laree Ashley Lentz; Wu Man photo by Stephen Kahn; A Midsummer Night’s Dream|仲夏夜之梦, scenic design by Drew Kaufman

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A midSummEr Night’S drEAm/仲夏夜之梦 a co-production of UMD School of Theatre, Dance, and Performance Studies and The National Academy of Chinese Theatre Arts Mitchell Hébert (TDPS), co-director Yu Fanlin (NACTA), co-director Thursday, September 27, 2012 . 7:30PM Friday, September 28, 2012 . 8PM Saturday, September 29, 2012 . 2PM & 8PM Sunday, September 30, 2012 . 2PM Kay Theatre

William Shakespeare’s whimsical tale of love and mistaken identity comes to life in a completely new way in this bilingual Chinese and American co-production. e performance is the culmination of a multi-year collaboration between the UMD School of eatre, Dance, and Performance Studies and e National Academy of Chinese eatre Arts. Staging, costumes, lighting and direction were jointly realized in the United States and China and the cast includes Chinese and American actors, who will each perform in their native language. After its premiere at the Clarice Smith Center, this production will be performed at e National Academy of Chinese eatre Arts in Beijing. $35/$28 subscribers

ShANghAi QuArtEt Thursday, November 15, 2012 . 8PM Gildenhorn Recital Hall

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e Shanghai Quartet melds the delicacy of Eastern music with the emotional breadth of Western repertoire, allowing it to traverse musical genres from masterpieces of Western music to cutting-edge contemporary works. eir program at the Center will include Schubert’s Quartettsatz, Bartok’s Quartet #4, Beethoven’s String Quartet No. 15 in A Minor, Op. 132 and selections from ChinaSong, a suite of Chinese folksongs arranged for string quartet by the Shanghai Quartet’s violinist Yi-Wen Jiang. Formed at the Shanghai Conservatory in 1983, the quartet has a long history of championing new music and has worked with distinguished classical artists including the Tokyo, Juilliard and Guarneri quartets; Yo-Yo Ma; Lynn Harrell; and Peter Serkin.

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Wu mAN, SOLO pipA Thursday, March 28, 2013 . 8PM Gildenhorn Recital Hall

Recognized as the world’s premier pipa virtuoso and as a leading ambassador of Chinese music, Chinese-born musician Wu Man creates and fosters projects that give this ancient instrument a new role in today’s musical world. She has introduced the pipa — the traditional, four-stringed Chinese lute — to new audiences around the world and has commissioned and premiered more than a hundred new works. rough projects she has instigated, the pipa has found a place in new solo and quartet works, concertos, opera, chamber, electronic and jazz music, as well as in theatre productions, film, dance and collaborations with visual artists. Her adventurous musical spirit has also made her a respected expert on the history and preservation of Chinese musical traditions, reflected in her recorded and live performances and multi-cultural collaborations. $35/$28 subscribers

Wu Man most recently appeared at the Center in A Chinese Home with Kronos Quartet (2009-2010).

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I was at a concert by the Merce Cunningham Dance Company at Brandeis University in 1968. One of the pieces they performed was How to Pass, Fall, Kick and Run with composer John Cage, Merce’s long-time collaborator, as part of the performance. So the dancers are moving around the stage and here is Cage, sitting off to the side telling stories. He opens a bottle of champagne, there’s a little cork. And then he just starts in with that beautiful voice of his. And all the stories are quite short, short little stories, and the dancing’s going on beside him but it really doesn’t have any specific connection to the stories he’s telling. That was the performance that made me realize what was missing in dance for me was language as a way of tying things together. I knew it was all chance and that the dance was not reflecting the words Cage was speaking. But both universes were in front of me at the same time in that moment, and I was able to live in them both. I’d been thinking about talking and dancing but I hadn’t done it yet. That was the moment I said “okay” to myself. It was beautiful, and possible. I was so happy.

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u.S. Army fiELd BANd ANd SOLdiErS’ chOruS mEmBErS Of umd chAmBEr SiNgErS A Soldier’s Tale Michael Votta, conductor Scot Hanna-Weir, choir master Monday, September 24, 2012 . 8PM Dekelboum Concert Hall

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Michael Votta leads the U.S. Army Field Band and Soldiers’ Chorus, along with members of UMD Chamber Singers, in an all-Stravinsky program featuring L’Histoire du Soldat (A Soldier’s Tale). A work the composer said should be “read, played, and danced,” A Soldier’s Tale uses three actors to tell the story of a soldier who trades his fiddle to the devil for a book that predicts the future of the economy. Also on the program: Mass, one of Stravinsky’s only works written without a commission. Stravinsky scholars have speculated that this work, an austere 19-minute setting of the Roman Catholic Mass, was the product of “a spiritual necessity.” FREE

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thE ENchANtEd piANO: muSic By cOWELL, crumB ANd cAgE Eliza Garth, piano Thursday, October 4, 2012 . 8PM Gildenhorn Recital Hall

Widely regarded as an artist with a passionate voice and creative spirit, pianist Eliza Garth has championed some of the most demanding works in the repertoire. Her most recent adventure, e Enchanted Piano, is a recital series devoted to music for piano strings, piano with electronics, prepared piano and amplified piano. Composers Henry Cowell, George Crumb and John Cage are all known for their sonic explorations, which helped shape ideas about what contemporary music might be. FREE

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umd SymphONy OrchEStrA Tzigane James Ross, conductor Nicholas Montopoli, violin Friday, October 5, 2012 . 8PM Dekelboum Concert Hall

e UMD Symphony Orchestra opens its season with Nicholas Montopoli, winner of the 2011 UMSO Concerto Competition, performing Ravel’s exotic and colorful violin showpiece Tzigane. e program also includes Lutoslawski’s Symphonic Variations, Barber’s 1st Essay and Rachmaninoff’s 2nd Symphony. $25/$20 subscribers

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Michael Votta, conductor Sunday, October 7, 2012 . 3PM Dekelboum Concert Hall

Michael Votta, conductor Friday, November 2, 2012 . 8PM Dekelboum Concert Hall

In the first of two concerts celebrating American composer Joseph Schwantner’s 70th birthday, UMWO performs the composer’s recent work for wind orchestra, Recoil. e fourth and final work from a series of pieces Schwantner composed over 29 years, Recoil exploits the vast tone colors of an expanded percussion section and amplified piano. e program is rounded out with bold, contemporary fanfares that borrow elements of Renaissance and Medieval music.

Trumpeter Neil Brown describes his rock group Graffito as “Radiohead meets Kronos Quartet.” ey join UMWO in this concert, bringing new colors and context to a program of traditional wind repertoire. Graffito’s unusual instrumentation — electric cello and guitar, trumpet, bass and drums — adds a contemporary dimension to sixteenth-century works by Gabrieli, and weaves together works by John Adams, Richard Strauss and Bernard Rands.

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Sunday, October 28, 2012 . 7PM Kay Theatre

Todd Rundgren was at the top of the pop charts in the early 1970s with his inventive work as a solo rock artist. He later branched out to become a sought-after producer for major rock groups and continues to expand his artistic scope with new ideas and new projects. In 2005 the contemporary string quartet ETHEL, an ensemble acclaimed by Andante.com as “...a mighty amplified force, with style, breadth, power, chops, and rock ’n roll spirit,” teamed up with Rundgren for a tour of the United States and Europe. ese boundary-busting artists reunite in a ’70s-inspired program that showcases the breadth of their collective musical vision. For this tour, ETHEL put together a program that is scheduled to include Lou Harrison’s Quartet Set, Kimo Williams’s Quiet Shadows, arrangements of music by Sun Ra and a new work by Judd Greenstein that incorporates the sound of synthesizers from the 1970s.

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Lee Hinkle, director Monday, December 3, 2012 . 8PM Dekelboum Concert Hall

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. FREE

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NEW muSic At mAryLANd Wednesday, December 5, 2012 . 8PM Gildenhorn Recital Hall

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. is concert features original works by UMD student composers, including solo, chamber and electroacoustic performances. FREE

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umd WiNd OrchEStrA Music from Bach’s iPod Michael Votta, conductor James Stern, violin Evelyn Elsing, cello Thursday, December 6, 2012 . 8PM Dekelboum Concert Hall

If Bach were alive, what music would he put on his iPod? UMWO suggests works by Pergolesi, Kirchner, Britten and Dahl. Conductor Michael Votta says, “Much like Bach’s compositions, the music on this program tends to take a simple idea and elaborate it.” e playful theme of Kirchner’s Concerto for Violin, Cello, Ten Winds and Percussion builds through exchanges between solo violin and cello, transforming across two movements. Dahl describes his Sinfonietta as an arch, where “the sections of the first movement correspond, in reverse order and even in some details, to the section of the last.” e tangled melodic lines of Britten’s Fanfare for St. Edmundsbury, scored for three trumpets, gradually synthesize into a unified sound through repetition. $25/$20 subscribers

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Romeo and Juliet Lee Hoiby, composer Mark Shulgasser, libretto Friday, February 15, 2013 . 7:30PM Gildenhorn Recital Hall

In this continuing series of new music for opera, first-year students of the Maryland Opera Studio give a reading of Lee Hoiby’s last opera, Romeo and Juliet. Hoiby’s music is known for its lyricism and simplicity, and has been recognized by awards and grants from the Guggenheim Foundation, the National Institute of Arts and Letters, the Ford Foundation, the Fulbright Commission and the National Endowment for the Arts. FREE

eighth blackbird Tim Munro, flutes Michael J. Maccaferri, clarinets Yvonne Lam, violin & viola Nicholas Photinos, cello Matthew Duvall, percussion Lisa Kaplan, piano Friday, March 8, 2013 . 8PM Gildenhorn Recital Hall

e Chicago-based sextet eighth blackbird combines the finesse of a string quartet with the energy of a rock band and the boldness of a storefront theatre company. In their concert at the Center, this audacious band of musicians will perform Steve Reich’s Pulitzer Prize-winning Double Sextet, with students from the UMD School of Music forming a second sextet. $30/$24 subscribers

eighth blackbird most recently appeared at the Center with Rinde Eckert and Steve Mackey in Slide (2009-2010). WAMU 88.5 is the official media sponsor of this performance. This tour of eighth blackbird is made possible by a grant from Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation with support from the National Endowment for the Arts.

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It was the summer of my senior year of high school. I was at the Eastern Music Festival, playing the second oboe part in Shostakovich’s 5th Symphony, which I had never heard done before, which is stupid because it’s such a staple, such an amazing work. So the first time I was hearing the piece was as I was playing it. There is one part in the fourth movement where the orchestra is doing this crazy cacophony of sounds, all the winds are blaring, repeating this high A, and it’s really unsettling and alarming. But then — and I had no idea this was coming at all, I was just reading the music — the entire orchestra comes together in this amazing triumphant melody and when it first happened I was like, “Oh my god, what’s going on right now?” Then I was just rolling with this music, this rollercoaster that I can’t believe, it just caught me off guard. I remember having chills while I was playing and I didn’t know if I could keep playing it correctly because I was just so overwhelmed. I had never experienced anything like that. I was thinking, “What’s going to happen to me ten years from now, 20 years from now, playing music?” And then, I just knew: I’m in it to win it. I’m in this field to stay. Photo by Alison Harbaugh

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umd WiNd OrchEStrA e Poetry of Joseph Schwantner Michael Votta, conductor Sunday, March 10, 2013 . 3PM Dekelboum Concert Hall

Known for his dramatic and unique style, Joseph Schwantner is one of the most prominent American composers today. Each movement of his trilogy was conceived as an independent piece through three commissions across 29 years. Schwantner says, “While each work is self-contained, I always envisioned the possibility that they could be combined to form a larger and more expansive three-movement formal design.” UMWO fulfills the composer’s vision in honor of his 70th birthday, performing the premiere of all three works together, as part of a whole. UMWO also gives the world premiere of a new work composed by the winner of the UMD School of Music’s Walsum Award for New Music. rough the generous gift of Walter Summer — composer, musician, artist and philanthropist — the Walsum Award is offered biennially and is given to foster excellence in the field of new music and advance the careers of young composers. $25/$20 subscribers

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OrphEuS chAmBEr OrchEStrA With gABriEL kAhANE Saturday, April 20, 2013 . 8PM Dekelboum Concert Hall

American composer and singer-songwriter Gabriel Kahane, Orpheus Chamber Orchestra’s first composer-in-residence, combines his classical music training with modern folk-pop influences. Often compared to Suan Stevens and Rufus Wainwright, he has collaborated with both of these artists. is season, he will work with Orpheus as the orchestra continues its collaboration with the UMD School of Music and expands its interaction with the UMD Robert H. Smith School of Business and other campus/community programs. $35/$28 subscribers

Orpheus Chamber Orchestra served as artists-in-residence with the UMD School of Music in 2011-2012 and performed several times during the season. This performance is made possible in part by support from The MARPAT Foundation.

krONOS QuArtEt Student Composition Reading Thursday, April 25, 2013 . 8PM Gildenhorn Recital Hall

Kronos Quartet’s ongoing residency at the Center includes working closely with composition students in the UMD School of Music. Each season Kronos works with selected young student composers in creating new works, refining the pieces for maximum musical impact and presenting initial readings of the works in a public event. is year, second-year DMA Composition students Alexandra (“Lexi”) Bryant, Jonathan Graybill and Joel Pierson will travel to San Francisco to work with Kronos on their compositions, shaping and refining their work for Kronos’s public performance at the Center. FREE This residency with Kronos Quartet is made possible by a grant from Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation with support from the National Endowment for the Arts. This project is also supported in part by an Art Works award from the National Endowment for the Arts.

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umd WiNd OrchEStrA mEmBErS Of OrphEuS chAmBEr OrchEStrA … of a rare and special type … Michael Votta, conductor Sunday, May 5, 2013 . 3PM Dekelboum Concert Hall

Two sound worlds collide in a program that pairs Mozart’s Serenade in B-flat (“Gran Partita”) K. 361 and Varese’s Octandre, Intégrales, Deserts, Hyperprism and Density 21.5. During Orpheus’s 2011-2012 residency in the UMD School of Music, Orpheus members engaged in coaching sessions, rehearsals and masterclasses, providing students the opportunity to experience the Orpheus conductor-less ensemble performance process. Orpheus members will join the student performers in bringing these very different works before the audience. $25/$20 subscribers

This performance is made possible in part by support from The MARPAT Foundation.

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Angel Gil-Ordóñez muSic dirEctOr, pOStcLASSicAL ENSEmBLE

I was studying in Madrid at the university and at the same time at the conservatory in April 1978. A conductor I knew only by name — but knew by reputation as a very strange person, difficult to deal with — arrived in Madrid as a guest conductor with the London Symphony. I went to that performance, and that’s the reason I’m a conductor right now, because that experience was a lifetime experience. He conducted Romeo and Juliet by Prokofiev. And I never in my life heard an orchestra sound like this. I thought, “What is going on here?” It was a total discovery. So it took me about five more years to finish my composition studies in Madrid and then I went to study with this genius, Sergiu Celibidache, in Germany for almost seven years. When I went to Munich he was the Music Director of the Munich Philharmonic. I stayed with him as his student, and his assistant on many occasions, until 1991 when I became the Associate Conductor for the National Symphony Orchestra of Spain in Madrid. This was the beginning of my professional career. So that’s my musical story.

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WOmEN mAkiNg WAvES Exceptional women share their creative visions. Nora Chipaumire photo by Olivier Clausse

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diStiNguiShEd SchOLAr tEAchEr rEcitAL One Leg at a Time: How the Trouser Role Became an Integral Item in the Mezzo-Soprano’s Wardrobe Delores Ziegler, mezzo-soprano Monday, October 15, 2012 . 4PM Gildenhorn Recital Hall

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When they aren’t singing the roles of villains, wise women and seductresses, mezzo-sopranos take on a different character: young men. In this Distinguished Scholar Teacher Recital, faculty artist Delores Ziegler discusses the evolution of this curious operatic convention. Along with students and faculty, she will demonstrate the various styles of “pants roles.” is performance is in celebration of Ziegler’s Distinguished Scholar Teacher Award, which honors senior faculty who personify the University of Maryland’s image of the professorate through combined excellence in teaching and outstanding scholarly accomplishment. FREE

LAuriE ANdErSON ANd krONOS QuArtEt Friday, February 1, 2013 . 8PM Saturday, February 2, 2013 . 8PM Kay Theatre

In addition to her groundbreaking solo work, Laurie Anderson has undertaken collaborative projects with artists of all kinds, including William S. Burroughs, Lou Reed, Marisa Monte and Colin Stetson, among others. Kronos Quartet, musical mavericks who shatter conventional wisdom about string quartets, has partnered with Eiko & Koma, Philip Glass, Alim Qasimov, Astor Piazzolla and many more. For the first time, these artists join their distinct personalities and musical styles in a new work composed by Laurie Anderson and commissioned by the Clarice Smith Center. Kronos joins Anderson in this world-premiere performance. Join the artists for a talk Back following the february 1 performance. $50/$40 subscribers

Laurie Anderson most recently appeared at the Center in her solo work Delusion (2010-2011). Kronos Quartet has performed and served as resident artists at the Center since the 2007-2008 season.

A cONvErSAtiON ABOut WOmEN ANd rESiStANcE Nora Chipaumire, choreographer and dancer Sheri Parks, UMD Professor of American Studies Sarah Browning, DC Poets Against the War and Split This Rock Sheema Kalbasi, poet and human rights advocate Kojo Nnamdi, moderator Monday, April 1, 2013 . 7:30PM Dance Theatre

Nora Chipaumire’s Miriam is a deeply personal dance-theatre performance that looks closely at the tensions women face between public expectations and private desires; between selflessness and ambition; and between the perfection and sacrifice of the feminine ideal. Join Chipaumire along with Sheri Parks, UMD American Studies professor; Sheema Kalbasi, an Iranian writer who has lived most of her life in exile from her home country; and Sarah Browning, director of DC Poets Against the War and Split is Rock. ey will discuss these and other complexities experienced by women who choose and/or are destined to lead a life of protest and resistance. FREE

This tour of Kronos Quartet is made possible by a grant from Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation with support from the National Endowment for the Arts. This project is also supported in part by an Art Works award from the National Endowment for the Arts.

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NOrA chipAumirE Miriam Eric Ting, director Omar Sosa, composer Olivier Clausse, lighting design Okwui Okpokwasili, performer Thursday, April 4, 2013 . 8PM Friday, April 5, 2013 . 8PM Saturday, April 6, 2013 . 8PM Kogod Theatre

mErEdith mONk On Behalf of Nature Saturday, May 4, 2013 . 8PM Kay Theatre

With Miriam, the renowned choreographer and dancer Nora Chipaumire creates her first character-driven work — a deeply personal dance-theatre performance that looks closely at the tensions women face between public expectations and private desires; between selflessness and ambition; and between the perfection and sacrifice of the feminine ideal. e inspiration for Miriam springs from the cultural and political milieu of Chipaumire’s southern African girlhood, her self-exile to the U.S. and her self-discovery as an artist. But Miriam also reverberates with other literary and legendary influences: the writings of Joseph Conrad and Chenjerai Hove; the life of South African singer and activist Miriam Makeba; and the Christian iconography of Mary. e staged work features an interplay of light and shadow that infers the presence of others, real and imagined, within a suggestive environment that calls to mind the site of a crime, a mysterious land or a sacred place of ritual and retreat. Join the artists for a talk Back following the April 5 performance. $35/$28 subscribers

Nora Chipaumire most recently appeared at the Center in lions will roar, swans will fly, angels will wrestle heaven, rains will break: gukurahundi (2010-2011). This tour of Nora Chipaumire is made possible by a grant from Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation with support from the National Endowment for the Arts. The presentation of Miriam is also made possible by the New England Foundation for the Arts’ National Dance Project, with lead funding from the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation and additional funding from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.

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Meredith Monk is a composer, singer, director/choreographer and creator of new opera, music theatre works, films and installations. A pioneer in what is now called “extended vocal technique” and “interdisciplinary performance,” Monk creates works at the intersection of music and movement, image and object, light and sound in an effort to discover and weave together new modes of perception. On Behalf of Nature, a new music theatre work inspired by the writings of Pulitzer Prize-winning poet, essayist and environmental activist Gary Snyder, will portray the human realm as just one layer in a multitude of realms within the natural world. is poetic meditation on the environment will focus on what the global community is in danger of losing, to challenge all who experience it to be more conscious of preserving and advocating on behalf of our shared natural world. Join the artists for a talk Back following the performance. $35/$28 subscribers

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cONSidEriNg thE humAN cONditiON: ON BEhALf Of NAturE Meredith Monk, composer, singer, director, choreographer and filmmaker Suheil Bushrui, George and Lisa Zakhem Kahlil Gibran Chair for Values and Peace Alexander Ochs, Worldwatch Institute Sacoby Wilson, Maryland Institute for Applied Environmental Health Kojo Nnamdi, moderator Monday, April 29, 2013 . 7:30PM Dance Theatre

For her newest work, On Behalf of Nature, Meredith Monk offers a poetic meditation on the environment, inspired in part by the Buddhist notion of conjoining heaven and earth through human beings. Responding to the precarious state of our global ecology, Monk creates a space at the threshold where human, natural and spiritual elements are woven into a delicate whole, illuminating the interconnection and interdependency of us all. Join this cross-disciplinary panel of artists and activists to discuss how science, art and spirituality can influence the way we are living on the planet. FREE

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cLASSicAL, StrAight up The rich traditions of classical music, fully expressed in concert. UMD Symphony Orchestra photo by Alison Harbaugh

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mArtiNEz-uriOStE-BrEy triO Gabriela Martinez, piano Elena Urioste, violin Carter Brey, cello Thursday, November 1, 2012 . 8PM Gildenhorn Recital Hall

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Cellist Carter Brey, violinist Elena Urioste and pianist Gabriela Martinez will perform works by Beethoven, Arensky and Ravel in their first appearance at the Center. e artists — each of whom has a wealth of musical experience and numerous accolades — formed as a chamber trio in the summer of 2011 and within days were invited to perform at the 2012 Ravinia Festival. Martinez is a prizewinner in the Anton G. Rubinstein and Van Cliburn international piano competitions; Urioste is a two-time laureate of the Sphinx Competition; and Brey, the 1981 prizewinner in the Rostropovich International Cello Competition, has also received the Gregor Piatigorsky Memorial Prize, an Avery Fisher Career Grant and Young Concert Artists’ Michaels Award.

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2012 umSO cONcErtO cOmpEtitiON prELimiNAriES Sunday, November 11, 2012 . 1PM Gildenhorn Recital Hall

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Sit in on the opening round of the annual competition as students vie for the opportunity to perform as a featured soloist with the UMD Symphony Orchestra. Students perform six- to eight-minute excerpts of a concerto or concert piece for an independent jury panel. e seven to ten finalists will compete in the Final Round on November 16.

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Mayron Tsong Plays Brahms James Ross, conductor Mayron Tsong, piano Sunday, November 4, 2012 . 3PM Dekelboum Concert Hall

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Faculty artist Mayron Tsong plays Brahms’s Piano Concerto No. 1. Also on the program: Debussy’s Nuages and Fêtes from Nocturnes and Shostakovich’s Symphony No. 1. $25/$20 subscribers

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Kenneth Elpus, conductor UMD Women’s Chorus Joseph Shortall, conductor UMD Men’s Chorus Sunday, November 11, 2012 . 3PM Dekelboum Concert Hall

e UMD Women’s Chorus and the UMD Men’s Chorus explore repertoire spanning several eras, genres and styles, including a recent work by contemporary NorwegianAmerican choral composer Ola Gjeilo.

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triOS David Salness, violin Evelyn Elsing, cello Mayron Tsong, piano Saturday, November 10, 2012 . 8PM Gildenhorn Recital Hall

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Faculty artists David Salness, violin, Evelyn Elsing, cello, and Mayron Tsong, piano join to perform Beethoven’s lean and dramatic “Ghost Trio” (in D major, Op. 70, No. 1), Rachmaninoff’s sweetly melancholic Trio élégiaque (No. 1 in G minor) and Dvořák’s opulently ethnic Trio in E minor, the “Dumky.” FREE

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chAmBEr muSic ShOWcASE Part I: Monday, November 12, 2012 . 5:30PM Part II: Tuesday, November 13, 2012 . 7PM Gildenhorn Recital Hall

Small chamber groups of students perform repertoire for strings, woodwinds, brass and piano. e culmination of rehearsal and coaching during the fall semester, this concert is an integral part of coursework for UMD School of Music students and a glimpse into the training they receive for performing in major ensembles. FREE

Masterworks from 20th Century France Edward Maclary, conductor, UMD Chamber Singers Scot Hanna-Weir & Cindy Bauchspies, conductors, University Chorale Sunday, November 18, 2012 . 7:30PM Dekelboum Concert Hall

What many regard as the greatest and most challenging a cappella choral work of the last one hundred years, Francis Poulenc’s Figure Humaine, is the major work of this program, which also features music by Marcel Duruflé and Olivier Messiaen. $25/$20 subscribers

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2012 umSO cONcErtO cOmpEtitiON fiNALS Friday, November 16, 2012 . 7PM Dekelboum Concert Hall

In the final round of the annual competition, students compete for the opportunity to perform as soloists with the UMD Symphony Orchestra. Finalists perform 15- to 20-minute excerpts of a concerto or concert piece for an independent jury panel. Following the jury’s deliberation, a winner, runner-up and second runner-up will be announced. FREE

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mAryLANd OpErA StudiO Die Zauberflöte (e Magic Flute) Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, composer Emanuel Schikaneder, libretto Nick Olcott, director Allan Laino, chorus master Friday, November 16, 2012 . 7:30PM Sunday, November 18, 2012 . 3PM Monday, November 19, 2012 . 7:30PM Tuesday, November 20, 2012 . 7:30PM Kay Theatre

e Maryland Opera Studio’s annual piano opera — a staged work with minimal costumes and sets, accompanied only by piano — puts the voices of the young performers squarely in the spotlight. Die Zauberflöte, Mozart’s last opera, is a mysterious fairy tale of good and evil. Innocents Tamino and Pamina search for the truth in a confusing landscape full of serpents, spirits, sorcerers and priests. Who can they trust? On what can they rely? And will Papageno ever find a girl of his very own? e Magic Flute (as it is known in English) sounds as fresh today as it did in 1791 and is the perfect introduction for the first-time operagoer.

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umd SymphONy OrchEStrA Till Eulenspiegel James Ross, conductor Emily Knaapen, oboe Emily Tsai, oboe Saturday, December 8, 2012 . 8PM Dekelboum Concert Hall

e program includes Albinoni’s Concerto for 2 Oboes, Op. 9, No. 9; Strauss’s Till Eulenspiegel; Moravec’s Brandenburg Gate; and Mendelssohn’s Symphony No. 3 (Scottish). ese four works — Albinoni’s sprightly Baroque piece, Strauss’s tone poem, Moravec’s contemporary work influenced by Bach and Mendelssohn’s expansive, emotional symphony — offer audiences a rich selection of orchestral styles. $25/$20 subscribers

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umd chAmBEr SiNgErS e Festive Baroque Kenneth Slowik, conductor C. Paul Heins, chorus master Sunday, December 9, 2012 . 3PM Dekelboum Concert Hall

Students and faculty join together for a performance of Bach’s Magnificat, also known as the Song of Mary or Canticle of Mary. Bach first composed a version for Christmas in 1723 and then reworked that music ten years later for the Feast of the Visitation. e Latin text is the canticle of Mary, mother of Jesus, as told in the Gospel of Luke. proceeds from music in mind concerts benefit the School of music’s undergraduate scholarship fund. $25/$20 subscribers

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Maryland Opera Studio’s 2011-2012 production of Ameila al Ballo photo by Cory Weaver

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mAryLANd OpErA StudiO umd SymphONy OrchEStrA ere’s a good reason that the Maryland Opera Studio has won a devoted following among our patrons. See what these talented second-year MM Voice students have in store for you as they perform great operatic works.

Idomeneo Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, composer Giambattista Varesco, libretto Pat Diamond, director Friday, April 12, 2013 . 7:30PM Sunday, April 14, 2013 . 3PM Thursday, April 18, 2013 . 7:30PM Saturday, April 20, 2013 . 7:30PM Kay Theatre

Revenge, jealousy, love, betrayal and forgiveness — it’s the very stuff of opera. Mozart’s brilliance weaves them into a stunning musical and dramatic event. Buffeted by the gods, survivors of the Trojan War move from the agony of loving your enemy to the joy of finding your love. Idomeneo premiered in Munich on January 29, 1781, conducted by the 25-year-old composer himself.

La Bohème Giacomo Puccini, composer Giuseppe Giacosa and Luigi Illica, libretto Andrea Dorf McGray, director Saturday, April 13, 2013 . 7:30PM Wednesday, April 17, 2013 . 7:30PM Friday, April 19, 2013 . 7:30PM Sunday, April 21, 2013 . 3PM Kay Theatre

Before RENT, there was La Bohème, perhaps the world’s most beloved opera. In the tempestuous demimonde of Parisian artists, poets and philosophers, Mimi and Rodolfo pursue their ill-fated love. La Bohème was a huge hit when Puccini premiered it in 1896 and its popularity has not waned.

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grAduAtE fELLOWShip chAmBEr ENSEmBLES French Impressions Sunday, April 28, 2013 . 3PM Gildenhorn Recital Hall

e School of Music’s premier chamber ensembles, Aeolus String Quartet and SIREN Woodwind Quintet, have swiftly gained renown for their artistry. ey share the stage for an afternoon of shimmering French repertoire, including Ravel’s String Quartet and Francaix’s Dixtuor. proceeds from music in mind concerts benefit the School of music’s undergraduate scholarship fund. $25/$20 subscribers

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umd cONcErt chOir umd SymphONy OrchEStrA Firebird Edward Maclary, conductor, UMD Concert Choir James Ross, conductor, UMD Symphony Orchestra Friday, May 3, 2013 . 8PM Dekelboum Concert Hall

e UMD Concert Choir and the UMD Symphony Orchestra perform a concert of music anchored by Verdi and Stravinsky, including Sacred Pieces by Verdi and e Firebird Suite (1945) by Stravinsky. e Firebird, a complete ballet score from which e Firebird Suite is drawn, marked the beginning of a collaboration between Stravinsky and choreographer Sergei Diaghilev that would also produce Petrushka and e Rite of Spring. Also included in the program will be Ives’s ree Places in New England. $25/$20 subscribers

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Clockwise from top left: SIREN Woodwind Quintet; UMD Chamber Singers photo by Alison Harbaugh; James Ross photo by Zachary Z. Handler; Edward Maclary photo by Mike Ciesielski

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AfricAN hEArt African-American culture and history take center stage. Branford Marsalis photo by Eric Ryan Anderson

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iN thE rEd ANd BrOWN WAtEr Alvin Mayes and Scot Reese, co-directors Friday, November 9, 2012 . 8PM Saturday, November 10, 2012 . 2PM & 8PM Sunday, November 11, 2012 . 2PM Tuesday, November 13, 2012 . 7:30PM Wednesday, November 14, 2012 . 7:30PM Thursday, November 15, 2012 . 7:30PM Friday, November 16, 2012 . 8PM Kogod Theatre

In the Red and Brown Water, the first work in Tarell Alvin McCraney’s e Brother/Sister Plays trilogy, draws on folk tales, Yoruba mythology and contemporary poets and playwrights to tell a coming-of-age story set in a Louisiana bayou housing project. e main character, Oya, is a teenage sprinter looking for a way out of her limited circumstances. McCraney’s spare, muscular language and inventive approach elevates Oya’s ordinary life — and the lives of those around her — into a semi-mythic story of universally shared human experience. $25/$20 subscribers

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WritiNg ANd cELEBrAtiNg iN thE AfricAN-AmEricAN trAditiON Nolan Williams, Jr., composer and conductor Tony Whitehead, UMD Professor of Anthropology; Affiliate Professor, Behavioral and Community Health Rhonda Dallas, Prince George’s Arts & Humanities Council Kenneth F. Clay, Executive Chef, Clyde’s of Gallery Place Kojo Nnamdi, moderator Monday, November 26, 2012 . 7:30PM Kogod Theatre

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Join us for a conversation about Christmas and holiday traditions in communities of the African Diaspora. is Creative Dialogue is held in conjunction with the presentation of “Christmas Gift!”, an original Nolan Williams, Jr./NEWorks production featuring new and traditional yuletide music and dramatic readings. is family- and community-oriented event draws its inspiration from the first compilation of African-American Christmas themed literature, Christmas Gif ’: An Anthology of Christmas Poems, Songs, and Stories, which was published in 1963. FREE

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hEALthy hOLidAy SOuL fOOd ALtErNAtivES With chEf kENNy cLAy Monday, December 3, 2012 . 7PM Greenbelt Branch, 11 Crescent Road, Greenbelt, MD Tuesday, December 4, 2012 . 7PM Bowie Branch, 15210 Annapolis Road, Bowie, MD

Join us for a class with Kenny Clay, Executive Chef of Clyde’s of Gallery Place, focusing on holiday culinary traditions in communities of the African Diaspora. You’ll have a chance to ask questions, taste samples and share recipes in this fun, family-friendly event that will be presented in two branches of the Prince George’s County Memorial Library System, just in time for December holidays! FREE

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Clockwise from left: Nolan Williams, Jr. photo courtesy of NEWorks Productions; In the Red and Brown Water; David Driskell photo by Alison Harbaugh

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NOLAN WiLLiAmS, Jr. vOicES Of iNSpirAtiON ShirLEy murdOck JOhN StOddArt “Christmas Gift!” A Celebration of African-American Holiday Traditions through Music and Spoken Word Nolan Williams, Jr., artistic director Friday, December 14, 2012 . 8PM Saturday, December 15, 2012 . 8PM Kay Theatre

Nolan Williams, Jr. has been immersed in the sounds and rhythms of African-American song throughout his life. A composer, director and the CEO of NEWorks Productions, he has collaborated with artists from Aretha Franklin to the National Symphony Orchestra and was a community partner in the Fortune’s Bones project during the 2011-2012 season. He premieres at the Center this holiday presentation of new and time-honored Christmas music — from African-American spirituals and gospel to jazz and R&B — woven together with selected readings from African-American poets like Langston Hughes, Zora Neale Hurston and Paul Laurence Dunbar. Inspired by the groundbreaking publication, Christmas Gif’: An Anthology of Christmas Poems, Songs, and Stories, written by and about African-Americans, this is an inspiring holiday production for the entire family featuring musical performances by R&B legend Shirley Murdock, singer/songwriter John Stoddart and the Voices of Inspiration. Join the artists for a talk Back after the december 14 performance. $35/$28 subscribers This performance is sponsored in part by the generous support of The Gazette & The Star.

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AN EvENiNg With BrANfOrd mArSALiS Friday, February 15, 2013 . 8PM Dekelboum Concert Hall

Branford Marsalis and his quartet will perform an evening of music in conjunction with the opening of a new exhibit at the David C. Driskell Center, highlighting African-American artists inspired by jazz. A man of numerous musical interests — including jazz, blues, funk and modern classical works — Marsalis first gained acclaim through his work with Art Blakey’s Jazz Messengers and his brother Wynton’s quintet before forming his own ensemble. e three-time Grammy winner continues to expand his skills as an instrumentalist and composer. As head of Marsalis Music, the label he founded in 2002, he produces both his own projects and those of the jazz world’s most promising new and established artists. $35/$28 subscribers

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Additional sponsoring partnership with the American Jazz Museum in Kansas City.

Friday, February 15, 2013 . 6:30PM Dekelboum Concert Hall

Branford Marsalis most recently appeared at the Center in the 2005-2006 season.

Two artists with abiding connections to African-American visual art will discuss the influence of jazz on the artists who create this work. David C. Driskell has taken a leading role in bringing African-American art into the mainstream of American society through his own artwork and writing. Since 1977, as a professor of art at the University of Maryland, he has focused attention on black artists as they fight for survival and search for identity in the United States. Saxophonist Branford Marsalis has a particular interest in the works of renowned artist Romare Bearden and in 2003 produced a jazz album paying tribute to him. Marsalis continues to pursue that interest here, in a performance in conjunction and collaboration with the opening of the David C. Driskell Center’s exhibition, Convergence: e Intersection of Visual and Performance Art in Jazz. FREE

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Kenneth Elpus ASSiStANt prOfESSOr Of muSic EducAtiON umd SchOOL Of muSic

I was directing a choir of high school students in rehearsal of a contemporary piece called A Boy and A Girl by Eric Whitacre, which is an English translation of a poem by Octavio Paz. It’s the story of a lifelong love affair between a boy and a girl who start out very young; in four verses, the piece goes all the way through their life together to when they’re dead and lying next to each other underground. The composer sets the end of the piece as just humming: The two lovers are no longer alive yet their love still exists beyond death. I remember talking with the singers about the meaning of the poem, not really telling them what I thought but asking them what they thought was going on. And they immediately picked up on it. Adolescents — they’re emotional. They connect with music in a way that sometimes I think adults forget. That’s why I think working with young voices, college age and even younger, is such a magical experience. Those young singers instinctively understood what the piece meant and the next run-through we did was probably one of the most musical experiences I’ve ever had in my life. And it was in the rehearsal hall. Photo by Alison Harbaugh

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JAzz With A tWiSt Unique partnerships lead to intriguing musical adventures. Chris î Žile

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SfJAzz cOLLEctivE e Music of Chick Corea and New Compositions David Sánchez, tenor saxophone Avishai Cohen, trumpet Robin Eubanks, trombone Stefon Harris, vibraphone Edward Simon, piano Matt Penman, bass Jeff Ballard, drums Miguel Zenón, alto saxophone Friday, October 12, 2012 . 8PM Kay Theatre

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thE JAzz prOfESSOrS Chris Gekker, trumpet Chris Vadala, saxophone Sunday, November 18, 2012 . 3PM Gildenhorn Recital Hall

e SFJAZZ Collective, an all-star ensemble of leading jazz performers/composers, will be in residency for a week at the Center, rehearsing and preparing for this new program. e Music of Chick Corea and New Compositions, which will receive its world premiere here on October 12, will include eight new arrangements of Corea works as well as eight new compositions by Collective members, commissioned by SFJAZZ. In past seasons, the Collective has performed works by Stevie Wonder, Horace Silver, Wayne Shorter, elonious Monk, Ornette Coleman and other musical masters. $35/$28 subscribers

SFJAZZ Collective most recently appeared at the Center in The Music of Horace Silver (2010-2011).

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A recital in two parts featuring the music of traditional composers influenced by the jazz idiom, including works by David Heinick, Larry Bell and Aaron Copland. e second half features the UMD School of Music’s jazz faculty performing music by Jelly Roll Morton, Duke Ellington, Dave Brubeck and elonius Monk. proceeds from music in mind concerts benefit the School of music’s undergraduate scholarship fund. $25/$20 subscribers

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umd JAzz ENSEmBLE umd JAzz LAB BANd uNivErSity JAzz BANd Winter Big Band Showcase Chris Vadala, conductor, Jazz Studies Program Director Wednesday, December 5, 2012 . 7:30PM Kay Theatre

In this annual event, director Chris Vadala brings together three ensembles in innovative interpretations of classic and contemporary jazz works, including movements from Duke Ellington’s Nutcracker Suite and other holiday favorites. $30/$24 subscribers

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Chris Vadala, conductor, Jazz Studies Program Director Monday, October 29, 2012 . 7:30PM Kay Theatre

Friday, April 12, 2013 . 8PM Gildenhorn Recital Hall

A “spirited” evening of spine-tingling performances by the UMD Jazz Ensemble, UMD Jazz Lab Band and University Jazz Band is the hallmark of this annual favorite. ings will go bump in the night! FREE

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umd chAmBEr JAzz Part I: Wednesday, November 7, 2012 . 7:30PM Part II: Thursday, November 8, 2012 . 7:30PM Gildenhorn Recital Hall

Swing with the UMD jazz combos as they play beloved standards and new tunes arranged by UMD jazz students. FREE

Pianist Brad Mehldau is first and foremost an improviser who cherishes the surprise and wonder that can occur from a spontaneous musical idea expressed directly, in real time. But he also has a deep fascination for the formal architecture of music. Chris ile is best known as the mandolinist and a singer for the progressive alt-bluegrass trio Nickel Creek, and for his work with Punch Brothers, but he has also collaborated with artists like Béla Fleck, Mark O’Connor, Aoife O’Donovan, Edgar Meyer and Yo-Yo Ma. Together, these two artists take music in unexpected directions. John Fordham of e Guardian (UK) remarked of one of their recent performances, “… their musicality and sympathy for each other’s emerging ideas made [this concert] an unexpected tour de force.” $35/$28 subscribers This performance is made possible, in part, by the Patricia C. Solomon Fund for Piano.

Facing page, clockwise from top left: Brad Mehldau; Chris Vadala; Stefon Harris photo by Jimmy Katz; David Sánchez photo by Walt Denson

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NiNEty miLES Stefon Harris, vibraphone Nicholas Payton, trumpet David Sánchez, saxophone Friday, April 26, 2013 . 8PM Kay Theatre

e distance between the coastal United States and Cuba is a short 90 miles but politics and history have sometimes made the distance seem insurmountable. e Ninety Miles Project brought leading Cuban and American jazz musicians together in Cuba over the span of a week to record music that both highlights and synthesizes their different cultures. e program at the Center features three American-based artists — vibist Stefon Harris, trumpeter Nicholas Payton and saxophonist David Sánchez — who, along with three additional players, will perform the distinctly unique collection of songs inspired by this Cuban-American collaboration. $35/$28 subscribers This tour engagement of Stefon Harris is funded through the Mid Atlantic Tours Program of Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation with support from the National Endowment for the Arts and the Maryland State Arts Council.

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mAStErS rE-imAgiNEd Contemporary performances provide new perspectives on the masterworks of musical legends. Anthony De Mare

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ANthONy dE mArE, piANO Liaisons: Re-imagining Sondheim from the Piano Friday, September 21, 2012 . 8PM Gildenhorn Recital Hall

eatre lovers and music lovers alike know the works of Stephen Sondheim. But how many fully appreciate the power and complexity of Sondheim’s familiar compositions? In a multi-year project undertaken with the composer’s blessing, Anthony de Mare has invited 36 of the world’s foremost contemporary composers to each re-imagine a Sondheim song of their choosing, scored for solo piano. is performance will feature the premiere of a Center-commissioned work by Frederic Rzewski entitled “e News” inspired by “I’m Still Here” from Follies. e 20 works on the program also include “Epiphany” from Sweeney Todd, re-imagined by John Musto; “Being Alive” from Company, re-imagined by Gabriel Kahane; and “Send in the Clowns” from A Little Night Music, re-imagined by Ethan Iverson. $35/$28 subscribers

Anthony de Mare presented the Center premiere of Liaisons, featuring Center-commissioned works by composers Jake Heggie, Bernadette Speach and Kenji Bunch (2010-2011).

NEW yOrk fEStivAL Of SONg Jacques Brel and Charles Trenet Revisited Thursday, February 21, 2013 . 8PM Gildenhorn Recital Hall

New York Festival of Song is renowned for its intimate, original ensemble song programs consisting almost exclusively of rarely heard songs of all kinds. is program celebrates two of the twentieth century’s greatest balladeers, the Belgian-born Jacques Brel and Frenchman Charles Trenet. Brel’s literate, thoughtful and theatrical songs generated a large, devoted following, initially in France and later throughout the world. Trenet, whose best-known song is “La mer,” wrote nearly a thousand songs in his lifetime and, in an era in which it was exceptional for a singer to write his or her own material, he declined to record any but his own songs. e program will include some of the most famous pieces by these two artists: Brel’s “Ne me quitte pas” and “Madeleine” and Trenet’s “Que reste-t-il de nos amours” and “La mer,” along with many of their lesser-known treasures. $45/$36 subscribers

The New York Festival of Song most recently appeared at the Center in Manning the Canon (2011-2012).

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umd SymphONy OrchEStrA Les Illuminations James Ross, conductor Doug Fitch, designer Gran Wilson, tenor Saturday, March 9, 2013 . 8PM Dekelboum Concert Hall

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UMSO performs Britten’s Les Illuminations, with lighting and stage design by Doug Fitch. Renowned for his multimedia spectacles for symphonic and opera productions — including work with the New York Philharmonic, Santa Fe Opera and Tanglewood — Fitch previously collaborated with UMSO conductor James Ross on UMSO’s 2008 presentation of Petrushka. e Britten also features new School of Music voice faculty member, tenor Gran Wilson. Also on the program: Mahler’s Symphony No. 7. proceeds from music in mind concerts benefit the School of music’s undergraduate scholarship fund. $25/$20 subscribers

WiNdScApE QuiNtEt Tara Helen O’Connor, flute Randall Ellis, oboe Alan R. Kay, clarinet Frank Morelli, bassoon David Jolley, horn Thursday, April 4, 2013 . 8PM Gildenhorn Recital Hall

An ever-evolving group of musical individualists, Windscape is an “unquintet” whose innovative programs and presentations take listeners on a musical and historical world tour. ey will perform Bach/Kay Fantasia and Fugue in G Minor; Ginastera/Kay Danzas argentinas; and Dvořák/Jolley Quintet in E-flat Major, Op. 51. e UMD School of Music graduate wind quintet SIREN will join Windscape in performing Émile Bernard’s Divertissement for Double Wind Quintet. $30/$24 subscribers

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OpENiNg dOOrS Programs with universal appeal. UMD Wind Ensemble photo by Alison Harbaugh

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Latin Rhythms Carmen Balthrop, soprano Kathleen Trahan, flute Camille Delaney, flute Saturday, September 22, 2012 . 8PM Gildenhorn Recital Hall

John Wakefield, conductor, Community Band Eli R. Osterloh, conductor, University Band Wednesday, October 31, 2012 . 8PM Dekelboum Concert Hall

e stage comes alive with the sparkling, sensual rhythms of music from Brazil, Spain and Argentina. Carmen Balthrop and Kathleen Trahan are joined by School of Music alumna Camille Delaney in a performance of works by revolutionary Latin composers Astor Piazzolla and Heitor Villa-Lobos, and introduce new music by Christopher Urquiaga and Christopher Caliendo.

e University Band and Community Band share an evening of traditional and contemporary wind band music. Conducted by Director of Bands Emeritus, Professor John Wakefield, and UMD Assistant Director of Bands, Eli R. Osterloh, this concert will be an exciting evening for the whole family! Children and adults who are thinking of starting to play an instrument are sure to be inspired.

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Wednesday, November 7, 2012 . 7:30PM Dekelboum Concert Hall

L. Richmond Sparks, conductor UMD Wind Ensemble Richard Spece, conductor UMBC Wind Ensemble Thursday, October 25, 2012 . 8PM Dekelboum Concert Hall

Composer Vincent Persichetti wrote that, outside the pop field, “Band music is virtually the only kind of music in America today ... which can be introduced, accepted, put to immediate and wide use, and become a staple of the literature in a short time.” In this concert, the UMD Wind Ensemble and UMBC Wind Ensemble perform these repertoire essentials. e lively themes of Kabalevsky’s Colas Breugnon overture tell the story of a woodcarver who stands against an oppressive duke. Holst’s First Suite in E-flat showcases the composer’s mastery in composing for woodwinds. Persichetti’s Symphony No. 6 is his most significant work for wind band.

e future of choral music is in the spotlight as talented high school choirs from Maryland and Virginia gather for a day of workshops that culminate in a vibrant evening performance. Over the past ten years, more than 1,800 singers have participated in the invitational, which gives each choir the opportunity to sing for, sing with and listen to a number of high-quality choirs, and to work with UMD School of Music choral faculty and choirs. e concert closes with a performance featuring guest choirs UMD Chamber Singers and University Chorale. FREE

FREE

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umd gAmELAN SArASWAti ANd umd kOtO ENSEmBLE

JUST ADDED! 2012-2013 ARHU Dean’s Lecture Series

Eric SchLOSSEr iN cONvErSAtiON Wednesday, November 28, 2012 . 5:30PM Gildenhorn Recital Hall

Nyoman Suadin, director, UMD Gamelan Saraswati Kyoko Okamoto, director, UMD Koto Ensemble Friday, December 7, 2012 . 8PM Kay Theatre

Dubbed in one review as “a social crusader for the new millennium,” award-winning journalist and author Eric Schlosser discusses the controversial and alarming state of public health, agriculture and the food industry in America. Schlosser is producer of the critically acclaimed documentary FOOD, Inc. and author of Fast Food Nation, selected by TIME magazine as one of the top 100 non-fiction books of all time.

e 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. en, the quiet beauty, simplicity and harmonizing effect of Japanese nature are revealed in the music of the UMD Koto Ensemble.

FREE BUT TICKETED; CALL 301.405.2787 TO RESERVE

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Tuesday, December 11, 2012 . 7:30PM Dekelboum Concert Hall

hONOrS chAmBEr muSic rEcitAL Sunday, December 2, 2012 . 3PM Gildenhorn Recital Hall

is concert showcases exceptional ensembles of the UMD School of Music’s chamber music program, as selected by faculty. FREE

Enjoy the sights and sounds of Korean drumming performed by the UMD Korean Percussion Ensemble and professional guest musicians! FREE

mAryLANd dAy Saturday, April 27, 2013 . 10AM-4PM

UMD School of Music

is University open house has something for the entire family at sites throughout the Center.

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Kaleidoscope of Bands UMD School of Music

Friday, December 7, 2012 . 8PM Dekelboum Concert Hall

Varied repertoire and high-quality performances have earned this annual event a loyal following. Spirit and spectacle combine in a two-hour extravaganza of the finest wind repertoire plus the ever-popular Mighty Sound of Maryland Marching Band. $30/$24 subscribers

umd WiNd ENSEmBLE uNivErSity BANd cOmmuNity BANd Annual Pops Concert L. Richmond Sparks, music director Saturday, May 4, 2013 . 8PM Dekelboum Concert Hall

For 37 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. $25/$20 subscribers

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NAtiONAL OrchEStrAL iNStitutE

National Orchestral Institute photo by Alison Harbaugh

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JUNE 8–29, 2013 Ja m e s U N D e RC O F L e R ArtiStic dirEctOr

Now celebrating its 26th season, the National Orchestral institute and festival has helped nurture an entire generation of American orchestral musicians. Each year, a national audition tour selects outstanding performers for this month-long event, a laboratory for shaping the future of chamber and orchestral performance. performances by the National festival chamber Orchestra and National festival Orchestra take place every Saturday night between June 8 and June 29, 2013; additional free events are open to the public. Join the exploration!

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miLANOv cONductS StrAuSS

piErSON cONductS AdAmS

SLAtkiN cONductS ShOStAkOvich

Saturday, June 8, 2013 . 8PM Dekelboum Concert Hall

Saturday, June 15, 2013 . 8PM Dekelboum Concert Hall

Saturday, June 22, 2013 . 8PM Dekelboum Concert Hall

Saturday, June 29, 2013 . 8PM Dekelboum Concert Hall

photos by Stan Barouh and Alison Harbaugh

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SuppOrt thE ExtrAOrdiNAry

John Layman umd prOfESSOr EmErituS, phySicS ANd SciENcE EducAtiON dONOr

Theatre has the luxury of generating re-creations and interpretations of events and ideas plucked from all of history and from the imaginations of men and women. Fortunately, on extraordinary occasions, theatre will create new history to be savored by history’s creators and those of us privileged to be present. A few years ago, on an ordinary Thursday evening in the Clarice Smith Center, I had the opportunity to revisit the Pentagon Papers first-hand, as Ben Bradlee and Daniel Ellsberg — two men who played major roles in changing public opinion about the Vietnam War — appeared on our stage. They shared a plethora of insightful comments and descriptions that only they could provide. The cogency of their remarks and the descriptions of the times and conditions when the Papers emerged have remained critical beyond that night, partly because our own country has chosen to pursue two new wars. The history generated that evening may have begun within our group in the Clarice Smith Center, but one cannot tell where it has gone from there.

Photo by Alison Harbaugh

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SuppOrt thE ExtrAOrdiNAry The performing arts have extraordinary power. They give us new ways of seeing ourselves. They inspire us to connect with others. They change us — and through us, the world. The Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center has set the standard for university performing arts centers by integrating a vibrant visiting artist program with resident academic programs and community engagement, thus deepening the artistic and educational experience for everyone. Your contribution ensures that the Center has the resources to provide opportunities for learning, exploration and growth and to foster innovation at the highest level. These opportunities reflect the excellence that our community has come to expect. We invite you to embark upon this extraordinary journey with us!

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dONOrS

“We had the pleasure of being at the inauguration dinner when President Mote announced with great joy the gift from Clarice Smith for this performing arts center. Since then we’ve seen great performers, we’ve seen wonderful things being done by students, by our jazz band under Chris Vadala’s direction, by the orchestra — I mean, we’ve got so much here. It’s a wonderful gift to the community and the campus.”

Denny and Frances Gulick dONOrS

Donors, clockwise from top left: Gene and Esther Herman; Robert and Patricia Knight; Robert Garner; Denny and Frances Gulick Photos by Alison Harbaugh

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yOur cONtriButiONS chANgE LivES AudiENcE ENgAgEmENt

cOmmiSSiONS ANd prEmiErES

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LAuriE ANdErSON ANd krONOS QuArtEt

Miriam African-born choreographer and dancer Nora Chipaumire will present her new work Miriam and will engage in a year-long residency involving the Prince George’s African American Museum & Cultural Center, the Maryland Women’s Heritage Center and the new National Museum of Women’s History.

ese boundary-breaking artists will return in the 2012-2013 season to collaborate on the world-premiere performance of an original piece by Anderson, commissioned by the Center. In the last ten years, the Center has commissioned more than 40 new works and debuted many of them with the creative input of both students and faculty.

viSitiNg ArtiStS prOgrAm

SfJAzz cOLLEctivE

SchOLArShipS

SFJAZZ Collective will be in residency for a week before their October 12 performance here, rehearsing and preparing for the world-premiere presentation of e Music of Chick Corea and New Compositions. is residency marks the first time the company will create and rehearse one of its tours outside of its home space in San Francisco or in a professional studio in New York.

cONNOr vOSS Undergraduate in Dance School of eatre, Dance, and Performance Studies “Scholarships have allowed me to supplement the strong training I am receiving at Maryland with workshops, intensives, study-abroad opportunities and professional projects. Recognition from the UMD School of eatre, Dance, and Performance Studies validates the work I am doing and encourages me to take even larger risks with my artistry.”

ALL giftS, rEgArdLESS Of SizE, hAvE thE pOWEr tO mAkE A diffErENcE. cALL 301.405.5550 tO mAkE yOur gift tOdAy. Gifts in support of the Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center are managed by the University of Maryland College Park Foundation, Inc., an affiliated 501(c)(3) organization authorized by the Board of Regents. Contributions to the University of Maryland are tax deductible as allowed by law. Please see your tax advisor for details.

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SuppOrt thE ExtrAOrdiNAry NAmE

WE ArE grAtEfuL tO thESE iNStitutiONAL SpONSOrS fOr thEir gENErOuS iNvEStmENt iN Our SEASON The Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center is supported by a grant from the MARYLAND STATE ARTS COUNCIL, an agency dedicated to cultivating a vibrant cultural community where the arts thrive. Funding for the Maryland State Arts Council is also provided by the NATIONAL ENDOWMENT FOR THE ARTS, a federal agency.

This season is supported in part by an award from the NATIONAL ENDOWMENT FOR THE ARTS.

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Meriam Rosen

thE fOuNdErS SOciEty Given the opportunity, most of us would like to leave a legacy to organizations we valued in our lifetime. Planned giving is a constructive way to consider gifts that exceed outright gifts of cash or appreciated securities. The Founders Society at the University of Maryland honors all benefactors, living and deceased, whose gifts through bequests, trusts or other planned gifts — such as charitable gift annuities, charitable remainder trusts, charitable lead trusts, life insurance, etc. — help to ensure the excellence of the University and its programs. For the Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center, a planned gift gives us the opportunity to partner with donors who wish to ensure that future audiences have transformational performing arts experiences at Maryland. Every donor can make an impact through a planned gift!

fOr mOrE iNfOrmAtiON, pLEASE cONtAct EdWArd LEWiS At 301.405.8178.

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dEEp diScOuNtS Groups of 10 or more are eligible for our group discount of 20% for all tickets. Children under 18 and college students with a student ID are always eligible for our $10 student tickets and would not be included in the group discount. You may donate your tickets up to 24 hours in advance of the performance to the Center and priOrity SEAtiNg pAymENt pLAN fOr grOupS the valuefLExiBLE of your tickets is tax-deductible.

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You’ll receive personal service from the Ticketing Coordinator, who will ensure that your group gets the best seats and that we meet your accessibility needs. We’ll provide detailed seating maps, dining advice and directions, including parking information for buses. ere are also opportunities for groups to have pre- or post-performance receptions (additional fees may apply).

Pay a 50% deposit at time of reservation and 50% one month prior to the performance. A group can be anyone: church groups, clubs, corporate entities or just a group of friends getting together to enjoy a night out. Group tickets may not be exchanged or refunded.

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viSitiNg thE cENtEr dirEctiONS We are located on the University of Maryland campus at the intersection of Stadium Drive and University Boulevard. Visit our website for detailed driving and public transportation directions.

uSiNg A gpS? Campus buildings do not have street addresses, but most Global Positioning Systems can locate the Clarice Smith Center with the following data: • e intersection of Stadium Drive and Route 193, College Park, MD 20742 • Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center (for systems using Google Maps)

Ludwig Field & Kehoe Track

• Latitude & Longitude: (38.990777, -76.950611)

pArkiNg We offer free and paid parking. Visit our website for full details.

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After 4PM Mondays-Fridays. All day Saturdays and Sundays. Some exceptions.

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After 4PM Mondays-Fridays. All day Saturdays and Sundays. Some exceptions.

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$30 per season

More details available online or at our ticket office

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WhErE: Stadium Drive Garage cOSt:

Mondays-Fridays: 7AM-2AM, $3 per hour, $15 a day Saturdays and Sundays: 12AM-12AM, $3 per hour, $15 a day Anytime: Register for 15-minutes of free parking at the pay station

Arrive early if using pay stations. Pay with credit card or cash. Pay stations DO NOT provide change. We also offer season parking in the Stadium Drive Garage for only $30. Lost or stolen parking passes cannot be replaced. New and replacement passes may be purchased for $30.

pAy WhEN yOu pArk. iNStructiONS:

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1. Park. 2. Take note of your space number. 3. Pay or register. Use pay station or phone: 888.580.PARK (7275) (paid parking only). 4. Add additional time later. (Optional)

Skip the pay station and use your phone! Register an account now: 888-580-PARK (7275) Please add 20 minutes to your travel time when using the pay stations.

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2012-2013 SEASON SEptEmBEr Season Opening Event!

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u.S. Army fiELd BANd & SOLdiErS’ chOruS ANd mEmBErS Of umd chAmBEr SiNgErS page 26

umd SymphONy OrchEStrA page 26

A Soldier’s Tale

Tzigane Friday, October 5, 2012 . 8PM

Saturday, September 8, 2012 . 8PM

Monday, September 24, 2012 . 8PM

UMD School of Music

Creative Dialogue page 14

UMD School of Theatre, Dance, and Performance Studies

Something Old. And New. And Maybe Borrowed Too.

A midSummEr Night’S drEAm/ 仲夏夜之梦 page 23

Sunday, October 7, 2012 . 3PM

a co-production of UMD School of Theatre, Dance, and Performance Studies and The National Academy of Chinese Theatre Arts

SfJAzz cOLLEctivE page 52

Thursday, September 27 — Sunday, September 30, 2012

Friday, October 12, 2012 . 8PM

e Scientific Method and the Creative Process Tuesday, September 18, 2012 . 7:30PM

Siti cOmpANy page 14 Café Variations Thursday, September 20, 2012 . 8PM Friday, September 21, 2012 . 8PM

ANthONy dE mArE, piANO page 55

OctOBEr

Liaisons: Re-imagining Sondheim from the Piano

Creative Dialogue page 17

Friday, September 21, 2012 . 8PM

e Art of Adaptation Monday, October 1, 2012 . 7:30PM

UMD School of Music

SchOOL Of muSic fAcuLty ArtiStS page 61 Latin Rhythms Saturday, September 22, 2012 . 8PM

umd WiNd OrchEStrA page 29

e Music of Chick Corea and New Compositions UMD School of Music

diStiNguiShEd SchOLAr tEAchEr rEcitAL page 36 One Leg at a Time: How the Trouser Role Became an Integral Item in the Mezzo-Soprano’s Wardrobe

UMD School of Music

Monday, October 15, 2012 . 4PM

e Enchanted Piano: Music by Cowell, Crumb and Cage page 26

Creative Dialogue page 6

Thursday, October 4, 2012 . 8PM

Lucky pLuSh prOductiONS page 14 e Better Half Thursday, October 4, 2012 . 8PM Friday, October 5, 2012 . 8PM

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Creativity and the Elder Artist Tuesday, October 16, 2012 . 7:30PM

riNdE EckErt page 16 And God Created Great Whales Wednesday, October 17, 2012 . 8PM Thursday, October 18, 2012 . 8PM Friday, October 19, 2012 . 8PM


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UMD School of Theatre, Dance, and Performance Studies

UMD School of Theatre, Dance, and Performance Studies

ShArEd mfA thESiS cONcErt page 6

iN thE rEd ANd BrOWN WAtEr page 47

mAryLANd dANcE ENSEmBLE page 9

Like a Unicorn in Captivity

Friday, November 9 — Friday, November 16, 2012

Friday, November 30, 2012 . 8PM Saturday, December 1, 2012 . 2PM & 8PM

Shannon Dooling, choreographer

UMD School of Music

A World Apart... A Heartbeat Away Xuejuan Feng, choreographer Thursday, October 18, 2012 . 8PM Friday, October 19, 2012 . 8PM

UMD School of Music

Breath, Rhythm, Flight

triOS page 41 Saturday, November 10, 2012 . 8PM

dEcEmBEr

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UMD School of Music

2012 umSO cONcErtO cOmpEtitiON prELimiNAriES page 41

hONOrS chAmBEr muSic rEcitAL

Sunday, November 11, 2012 . 1PM

page 62 Sunday, December 2, 2012 . 3PM

Cornerstones

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UMD School of Music

Thursday, October 25, 2012 . 8PM

fALL ShOWcASE page 41

umd pErcuSSiON ENSEmBLE page 29

Sunday, November 11, 2012 . 3PM

Monday, December 3, 2012 . 8PM

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Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center and Prince George’s County Memorial Library System

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EthEL page 29 With SpEciAL guESt tOdd

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Tell Me Something Good

chAmBEr muSic ShOWcASE page 42 Part I: Monday, November 12, 2012 . 5:30PM Part II: Tuesday, November 13, 2012 . 7PM

Sunday, October 28, 2012 . 7PM

UMD School of Music

ShANghAi QuArtEt page 23 Thursday, November 15, 2012 . 8PM

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Big Band Pre-Halloween Scream

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Monday, October 29, 2012 . 7:30PM

hEALthy hOLidAy SOuL fOOd ALtErNAtivES With chEf kENNy cLAy page 47 Monday, December 3, 2012 . 7PM Greenbelt Branch, 11 Crescent Road, Greenbelt, MD Tuesday, December 4, 2012 . 7PM Bowie Branch, 15210 Annapolis Road, Bowie, MD

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uNivErSity BANd ANd cOmmuNity BANd page 61

UMD School of Music

umd JAzz ENSEmBLE umd JAzz LAB BANd uNivErSity JAzz BANd page 52

mAryLANd OpErA StudiO page 42

Winter Big Band Showcase

Wednesday, October 31, 2012 . 8PM

Die Zauberflöte (e Magic Flute)

Wednesday, December 5, 2012 . 7:30PM

NOvEmBEr

Friday, November 16, 2012 . 7:30PM Sunday, November 18, 2012 . 3PM Monday, November 19, 2012 . 7:30PM Tuesday, November 20, 2012 . 7:30PM

Friday, November 16, 2012 . 7PM

UMD School of Music

mArtiNEz-uriOStE-BrEy triO page 41 Thursday, November 1, 2012 . 8PM

UMD School of Music: Music in Mind

UMD School of Music

thE JAzz prOfESSOrS page 52

umd WiNd OrchEStrA page 29

Sunday, November 18, 2012 . 3PM

Graffito in Gabrieli’s Garden

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UMD School of Music

NEW muSic At mAryLANd page 29 Wednesday, December 5, 2012 . 8PM

UMD School of Music

umd WiNd OrchEStrA page 30 Music from Bach’s iPod Thursday, December 6, 2012 . 8PM

Friday, November 2, 2012 . 8PM

umd chAmBEr SiNgErS uNivErSity chOrALE page 42

UMD School of Music

UMD School of Music

umd WiNd ENSEmBLE uNivErSity BANd cOmmuNity BANd page 62

umd SymphONy OrchEStrA page 41

Masterworks from 20th Century France

Mayron Tsong Plays Brahms

Sunday, November 18, 2012 . 7:30PM

Sunday, November 4, 2012 . 3PM

Creative Dialogue page 47

Friday, December 7, 2012 . 8PM

UMD School of Music

Writing and Celebrating in the African-American Tradition

UMD School of Music

11th ANNuAL high SchOOL chOir iNvitAtiONAL page 61 Wednesday, November 7, 2012 . 7:30PM

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page 52 Part I: Wednesday, November 7, 2012 . 7:30PM Part II: Thursday, November 8, 2012 . 7:30PM

Kaleidoscope of Bands

Monday, November 26, 2012 . 7:30PM

umd gAmELAN SArASWAti ANd umd kOtO ENSEmBLE page 62

2012-2013 ARHU Dean's Lecture Series

Friday, December 7, 2012 . 8PM

Eric SchLOSSEr iN cONvErSAtiON page 62

UMD School of Music

Wednesday, November 28, 2012 . 5:30PM Gildenhorn Recital Hall

Till Eulenspiegel

umd SymphONy OrchEStrA page 42 Saturday, December 8, 2012 . 8PM

Facing page: A Midsummer Night’s Dream|仲夏夜之梦, costume design by Laree Ashley Lentz E x t r AO r d i N A ry m i N d S . E x t r AO r d i N A ry S t O r i E S

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2012-2013 SEASON umd chAmBEr SiNgErS page 42

AN EvENiNg With BrANfOrd mArSALiS page 49

e Festive Baroque

Friday, February 15, 2013 . 8PM

Creative Dialogue page 36

prE-pErfOrmANcE diScuSSiON

A Conversation about Women and Resistance

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Sunday, December 9, 2012 . 3PM

dANcE ExchANgE page 9 Straight to the Source: A Dance Making Experience, Part I Monday, December 10, 2012 . 7PM

dANcE ExchANgE page 9 Straight to the Source: A Dance Making Experience, Part II

page 49 Branford Marsalis David C. Driskell Friday, February 15, 2013 . 6:30PM

NEW yOrk fEStivAL Of SONg page 55 Jacques Brel and Charles Trenet Revisited

Tuesday, December 11, 2012 . 7PM

Thursday, February 21, 2013 . 8PM

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umd kOrEAN pErcuSSiON ENSEmBLE page 62 Tuesday, December 11, 2012 . 7:30PM

NOLAN WiLLiAmS, Jr. vOicES Of iNSpirAtiON ShirLEy murdOck JOhN StOddArt page 49

ShArEd grAduAtE dANcE cONcErt page 11 Thursday, February 21, 2013 . 8PM Friday, February 22, 2013 . 8PM

ApriL

Monday, April 1, 2013 . 7:30PM

WiNdScApE QuiNtEt page 56 Thursday, April 4, 2013 . 8PM

NOrA chipAumirE page 38 Miriam Thursday, April 4, 2013 . 8PM Friday, April 5, 2013 . 8PM Saturday, April 6, 2013 . 8PM

BrAd mEhLdAu, piANO chriS thiLE, mANdOLiN page 52 Friday, April 12, 2013 . 8PM

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American Roots page 18

mAryLANd OpErA StudiO umd SymphONy OrchEStrA

Tuesday, February 26, 2013 . 8PM

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“Christmas Gift!” A Celebration of African-American Holiday Traditions through Music and Spoken Word

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Friday, December 14, 2012 . 8PM Saturday, December 15, 2012 . 8PM

Dvořák and America

pOStcLASSicAL ENSEmBLE page 18 Friday, March 1, 2013 . 8PM

Idomeneo Friday, April 12, 2013 . 7:30PM Sunday, April 14, 2013 . 3PM Thursday, April 18, 2013 . 7:30PM Saturday, April 20, 2013 . 7:30PM

La Bohème

JANuAry

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30th ANNuAL chOrEOgrAphErS’ ShOWcASE page 11

dEAd mAN’S cELL phONE page 12 Friday, March 1 — Saturday, March 9, 2013

Saturday, April 13, 2013 . 7:30PM Wednesday, April 17, 2013 . 7:30PM Friday, April 19, 2013 . 7:30PM Sunday, April 21, 2013 . 3PM

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Friday, March 8, 2013 . 8PM

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Springing from Fantasy

Saturday, January 26, 2013 . 3PM & 8PM

fEBruAry LAuriE ANdErSON ANd krONOS QuArtEt page 36 Friday, February 1, 2013 . 8PM Saturday, February 2, 2013 . 8PM

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umd SymphONy OrchEStrA page 56 Les Illuminations Saturday, March 9, 2013 . 8PM

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umd WiNd OrchEStrA page 32

mfA iN pErfOrmANcE page 11

e Poetry of Joseph Schwantner

Festival of New Works

Sunday, March 10, 2013 . 3PM

Friday, February 1 — Saturday, February 16, 2013

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BiLL t. JONES/ArNiE zANE dANcE cOmpANy Siti cOmpANy page 16

ShArEd mfA thESiS cONcErt page 12

A Rite

Graham Brown, choreographer

Friday, February 8, 2013 . 8PM Saturday, February 9, 2013 . 8PM

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mAryLANd OpErA StudiO page 30 New Works Reading Series Romeo and Juliet Friday, February 15, 2013 . 7:30PM

Thursday, April 18, 2013 . 8PM Friday, April 19, 2013 . 8PM Saturday, April 20, 2013 . 8PM Sunday, April 21, 2013 . 3PM

Apple Falling Triumph of Disruption: A Movement to Subvert Kwame Opare, choreographer Thursday, March 14, 2013 . 8PM Friday, March 15, 2013 . 8PM

Wu mAN, SOLO pipA page 23 Thursday, March 28, 2013 . 8PM

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OrphEuS chAmBEr OrchEStrA With gABriEL kAhANE page 33 Saturday, April 20, 2013 . 8PM

krONOS QuArtEt page 33 Student Composition Reading Thursday, April 25, 2013 . 8PM

NiNEty miLES page 53 Friday, April 26, 2013 . 8PM UMD School of Theatre, Dance, and Performance Studies

iN timE Of rOSES page 18 Friday, April 26 — Saturday, May 4, 2013


National Orchestral Institute photo by Alison Harbaugh

mAryLANd dAy page 62 Saturday, April 27, 2013 . 10AM–4PM UMD School of Music: Music in Mind

grAduAtE fELLOWShip chAmBEr ENSEmBLES page 44 French Impressions

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umd WiNd ENSEmBLE uNivErSity BANd cOmmuNity BANd page 62 Annual Pops Concert Saturday, May 4, 2013 . 8PM

Sunday, April 28, 2013 . 3PM

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Creative Dialogue page 38

umd WiNd OrchEStrA mEmBErS Of OrphEuS chAmBEr OrchEStrA

Considering the Human Condition: On Behalf of Nature Monday, April 29, 2013 . 7:30PM

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… of a rare and special type … Sunday, May 5, 2013 . 3PM

JuNE NAtiONAL fEStivAL chAmBEr OrchEStrA page 64 Saturday, June 8, 2013 . 8PM

Firebird

miLANOv cONductS StrAuSS page 64

Friday, May 3, 2013 . 8PM

Saturday, June 15, 2013 . 8PM

mErEdith mONk page 38

piErSON cONductS AdAmS page 64

On Behalf of Nature

Saturday, June 22, 2013 . 8PM

Saturday, May 4, 2013 . 8PM

SLAtkiN cONductS ShOStAkOvich page 64 Saturday, June 29, 2013 . 8PM

E x t r AO r d i N A ry m i N d S . E x t r AO r d i N A ry S t O r i E S

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