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Transforming lives through sustained engagement with the arts.

THE CLARICE SMITH PERFORMING ARTS CENTER AT THE UNIVERSITY OF MARYLAND IS A PLACE OF IDEAS. Ideas are the source of great works of art, and what better place than a research university to open up the investigation of those ideas to public discourse? A collaborative space shared by the UMD School of Music (SOM), the UMD School of î Žeatre, Dance, and Performance Studies (TDPS) and the Michelle Smith Performing Arts Library, the Clarice Smith Center presents performances and programs by visiting artists, as well as by students and faculty of SOM and TDPS, in an environment of creative learning, exploration and growth. A STANDARD-BEARER FOR A PERFORMING ARTS CENTER ON A MAJOR RESEARCH UNIVERSITY CAMPUS, THE CENTER ENABLES INNOVATIVE PARTNERSHIPS AND EXTRAORDINARY EXPERIENCES.

Cover photo by Zachary Z. Handler

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SEPTEMBER 2013

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NATIONAL SYMPOSIUM THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 5, 2013 FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 6, 2013 KAY THEATRE Observing the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington and the 150th anniversary of the Emancipation Proclamation, the symposium will be both commemorative and forward-looking. Hosted by the Clarice Smith Center, in partnership with the UMD School of Public Policy and the UMD School of Public Health, the symposium is the launch of e National Civil War Project at the Center. With the Civil War as the genesis of the Civil Rights Movement in this country, scholarly presentations and stimulating artistic experiences will examine issues of the Civil War through the lens of our nation’s civil rights struggles. It will place the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom in its historic context, both as the culmination of the struggle since the Emancipation Proclamation and as the stage-setting for a new generation of civil rights issues that reveal the important — but often hidden — inequalities of our time. roughout the symposium, visual journalist Ellen Lovelidge will capture salient points using artistic interpretation. Able to see ideas from an innovative perspective and present them to audiences with a combination of words and pictures, Lovelidge’s work will allow symposium attendees to interpret and embrace new concepts. e pieces created as part of the symposium will be displayed in the lobby, and samples will be available to attendees as artistic documentation of their experience.

THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 5, 2013 . 6–9PM

6PM

Opening reception

7PM

Keynote: Why the March on Washington Still Resonates Today Julian Bond, speaker Introduced by UMD student Jazz Lewis

Fifty years ago, and 100 years following the Civil War, more than 250,000 people gathered on the National Mall in Washington DC to mount a peaceful protest for jobs and freedom for African Americans. One of the largest rallies for human rights in our history, it fueled support for the Civil Rights Movement and led to the passage of legislation that transformed our nation. Civil rights leader and activist Julian Bond was at the March and has devoted his career to fighting for human equality. 8:30PM

Creative framing Liz Lerman, choreographer, speaker, MacArthur fellow Vincent omas, choreographer, dancer and educator

What does change look like today? Are our actions relevant? How do we keep ourselves going? What feeds us? Our bodies are both a source of knowledge and a tool for inquiry. Liz Lerman and Vincent omas, experts on embodied learning, will draw on participants’ observations, experiences and ideas about the issues addressed in the symposium, and then reflect on and synthesize what’s happening and what might be possible. Requiring only curiosity, expect to engage, witness, listen, imagine and make art together. FREE . To RSVP visit claricesmithcenter.umd.edu/well-being-nation National Symposium presented by the Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center in partnership with the UMD School of Public Policy and Maryland Center for Health Equity at UMD School of Public Health.

CONTINUED NEXT PAGE From left to right: March on Washington photo by Warren K. Leffler. Source: Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division. U.S. News & World Report Magazine Collection; Julian Bond; Liz Lerman by Mike Ciesielski

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FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 6, 2013 . 10AM–5:30PM KAY THEATRE, CLARICE SMITH PERFORMING ARTS CENTER

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TERPTALKS: Jobs and Freedom: How Far Have We Come?

Preceded by creative framing for the day with Liz Lerman, choreographer, speaker and author; Vincent omas, choreographer, dancer and educator; and Don Kettl, Dean, UMD School of Public Policy. Despite the successes of the March on Washington and the Civil Rights Movement, we are still striving to achieve the principles behind the movement: equality, peace and freedom. African Americans continue to struggle disproportionately against poverty and to gain equal access to education and health care. Our TerpTalkers will speak for 15 minutes followed by the opportunity for audience members to ask questions. DARIUS GRAHAM: “Cultivating Community Change” Graham is the founder and director of DC Social Innovation Project, an organization that provides both funding and pro bono services to support the development and launch of innovative community initiatives in Washington DC. PERLA M. GUERRERO: “Reactions to a Diversifying U.S. South” Dr. Guerrero is Assistant Professor of American Studies & U.S. Latina/o Studies at UMD. She is in the process of writing “Asians and Latinas/os Remaking Arkansas: Race, Labor, Place, and Community,” which traces the arrival and racialization of refugees and immigrants in the last quarter of the 20th century. REV. CEDRIC A. HARMON: “Creating a More Perfect Union” Rev. Harmon is Co-Director with Ann ompson Cook of Many Voices, a black church movement aimed at growing and nurturing gay and transgender justice. STEPHEN B. THOMAS: “Why Race Matters in Eliminating Health Disparities” Dr. omas is a Professor of Health Services Administration in the UMD School of Public Health and Director of the University of Maryland Center for Health Equity. He is one of the nation’s leading scholars on health inequities and works to eliminate racial and ethnic health disparities. KALIMA YOUNG: “Mapping the Arts to Transform the Community” Young directs the Baltimore Art + Justice Project in the Office of Community Engagement at the Maryland Institute College of Art. She is also an instructor in LGBT Studies at Towson University. HOWARD SMEAD: “Racial Violence as the Defining Truth of White Racism” Dr. Smead teaches in the History Department and Honors College at UMD and is the author of Blood Justice: e Lynching of Mack Charles Parker, which recounts an all but forgotten lynching in Poplarville, Mississippi in 1959, and Don’t Trust Anyone Over irty, a history of the Baby Boomer generation. Above, from top to bottom: Sergeant William Harvey Carney, United States Army. Recipient of the Medal of Honor for his actions in the American Civil War. Source: Wikimedia Commons; James Hopkinson’s Plantation, planting sweet potatoes. Source: Wikimedia Commons; Protest march against the segregation of U.S. schools. Source: Wikimedia Commons

ANDY SHALLAL: “e Prism of Race in America” Shallal is an Iraqi-American artist and activist, as well as founder of the Busboys and Poets restaurants in the greater Washington DC area.

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And the March Continues…

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A conversation with UMD student activists Raaheela Ahmed, Ola Ojewumi, Andrew Mulinge, Sarah Ferrell Facilitated by Truman Scholar and UMD student Mohammad Zia

e new era of civil rights activism is alive and well on college campuses across the nation, including here at the University of Maryland. Join these young visionaries as they talk about the impact that the Civil Rights Movement has had on their work and how it continues to inspire them in their pursuit of social change. 1:15–2PM

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Lunch available for purchase. Please RSVP on our website. Rights, Equality and the American Dream Panelists: Rev. Dr. Joanne Braxton, College of William and Mary Judith Browne Dianis, founder of the Advancement Project Peter Edelman, Center on Poverty, Inequality, and Public Policy at American University Rev. Dr. Christine Wiley, Covenant Baptist United Church of Christ Kojo Nnamdi, moderator Introduced by UMD student Ben Simon

e Enlightenment era gave rise to the United States of America and promised great opportunity. e emergence of public libraries and schools, transportation departments, the democratization of elections and the GI Bill guided millions into an upward mobility that seemed without limit. But opportunities have never been universal and African Americans have long been at the end of the line, even as other minority groups have gained access to them faster. Voting rights, education, health, housing and libraries have always been unevenly distributed. Join our speakers in the conversation of why racial inequities are on the rise again and what we can do to address this reality. 3:15–3:30PM 3:30–4:45PM

Break Keynote by Marian Wright Edelman: Still Marching: e Work at Lies Ahead Introduced by UMD student Raaheela Ahmed Preceded by creative framing by Liz Lerman and Vincent omas

e March on Washington paved the way for major changes in our country. But the struggle for equality continues in the fight for equal access to health care, education and a chance at living the American dream. Marian Wright Edelman, a participant in the March and a lifelong activist for racial justice and children’s rights, will consider how far we’ve come — and how far we have to go to achieve its goals. 4:45–5:30PM

Marching Forward: A Call to Action by Touré Introduced by UMD student Jazz Lewis

Generations that have come after the March on Washington know a transformed America, in which discrimination based on race is prohibited, and equal access for everyone is protected under the law. In spite of such advances, the same laws that resulted from the March are at the forefront of discussion and debate today — most notably, with the Supreme Court’s recent ruling that invalidates a key component of the Voting Rights Act of 1965. Writer, commentator and cultural critic Touré will discuss what the movement means to post-Civil Rights generations and deliver a call to action to continue working toward the movement’s goals. From top to bottom: Kojo Nnamdi photo by Nguyen Nguyen; Major James A. Ellison reviews first class of Tuskegee Airmen, 1941. Source: Wikimedia Commons; A group of African American children gathers around a sign and booth where voter registration is being conducted. Early 1960s. Source: Wikimedia Commons; Marian Wright Edelman; Touré

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SEPTEMBER 2013

12:30–1:15PM


CHRISTIAN MCBRIDE BIG BAND HERITAGE SIGNATURE CHORALE THE MOVEMENT REVISITED FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 6, 2013 . 8PM

Dekelboum Concert Hall . $40/$32 subscriber

e Civil Rights Movement of the 1950s and 1960s changed America. Since that time, the movement has inspired millions of people to work for human rights causes. In 1988, jazz bassist Christian McBride composed e Movement Revisited, a four-part suite dedicated to four major figures of the Civil Rights Movement: Rosa Parks, Malcolm X, Muhammad Ali and Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. McBride will kick off the Center’s 2013–2014 season with a new incarnation of e Movement Revisited performed by his Big Band and Washington DC’s Heritage Signature Chorale with spoken word selections by special guests, including civil rights activist and artist Harry Belafonte.

The National Civil War Project is a multi-city, multi-year collaboration between four universities and five performing arts organizations to create original works and innovative academic programming inspired by the 150th anniversary of the Civil War.

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Facing page: Harry Belafonte; Christian McBride photo by Chi Modu. Above, clockwise, from top left: President Lyndon B. Johnson and Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., 1966. Source: Wikimedia Commons; Rosa Parks (ca. 1955); March on Washington photo by Rowland Scherman for USIA. Source: Wikimedia Commons; Malcolm X, March 1964. Library of Congress. New York World-Telegram & Sun Collection. Source: Wikimedia Commons

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STEPHEN THOMAS

Professor of Health Services Administration UMD School of Public Health Director of the Maryland Center for Health Equity

How can the arts address racial and ethnic health disparities? Working with the Clarice Smith Center means that health disparities become more than simply statistical differences in rates of death or rates of disease. Health disparities are differences caused by something, and that cause is racism and discrimination. at’s not easy to communicate. Someone is suffering from obesity, cancer, type 2 diabetes because of racism and discrimination. It’s not an easy concept in the 21st century. is is where arts come in — to contextualize the fact that these are not simply biomedical issues. ese are issues of social justice. For the broader society to understand and appreciate this fact, we need a bigger stage than simply our medical journals and our public health journals. We need to give voice to the people who are suffering from the disparities and I’m convinced only the performance stage can do that. e arts have a broader set of innovative tools that we scientists have not utilized. In order for there to be meaningful change on the part of the individuals we’re trying to reach, they need that information culturally translated into a form they can appreciate, understand and trust. We need to put our scientific findings in the broader social context of the people suffering from health disparities who live in crime-ridden neighborhoods that have no access to full-service grocery stores, where they are inundated with fast food restaurants, or systematically targeted by tobacco companies. is is the context in which I think the arts are a way of raising awareness across the color line, speaking truth to power and lifting up the voices of the powerless.

Visit our storybooth in the lobby to tell your story. photo by Mike Ciesielski

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EXTRAORDINARY MINDS . EXTRAORDINARY STORIES

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MARGARET JENkINS DANCE COMPANY WORLD PREMIERE TIMES BONES

September 13 & 14, 2013 . 8PM Prelude in the Grand Pavilion at 7:30PM Kay Theatre . $30/$24 subscriber

Celebrating the 40th anniversary of her company, choreographer Margaret Jenkins returns to the Clarice Smith Center with the world premiere of Times Bones, a new work co-commissioned by the Center. Created in collaboration with the MJDC dancers, composer Paul Dresher, visual designer Alexander V. Nichols and poet Michael Palmer, Times Bones features live music by the Paul Dresher Ensemble. A special prelude will begin in the Center’s Grand Pavilion at 7:30PM and move to the Kay eatre, drawing the audience along in an actual — as well as a metaphorical — journey. Inspired by the myth of Osiris, Jenkins, with her dancers and collaborators, gathers the scattered “bones” of her past repertory, finding a new dance at the collision of past and present. One of the great masters of dance, Jenkins propels the artists and the audience on a journey forward into a rich and unknown territory. Join the artists for a Talk Back following the September 13 performance.

During a one-week residency leading up to the performance, members of the Margaret Jenkins Dance Company will work with students from the UMD School of Theatre, Dance, and Performance Studies and the UMD School of Music. The presentation of Times Bones is made possible by the New England Foundation for the Arts’ National Dance Project, with lead funding from the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation and The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.

THE WIND HORSE

AnDa UNION

Friday, September 20, 2013 . 8PM Kay Theatre . $35/$28 subscriber

Members of AnDa Union describe themselves as music gatherers who dig deep into Mongol tradition unearthing the forgotten music that forms the basis of their contemporary work: “Our music draws from all the Mongol tribes that Genghis Khan unified. We all have different ethnic backgrounds and we bring these influences into our music. ere is a wealth of folk music for us to learn, so our repertoire of songs is like a drop in the ocean.” AnDa Union’s concerts feature driving, percussive pieces like “Ten ousand Galloping Horses” and “Grasslands Journey,” as well as haunting guttural throat songs and the clear long notes of urinduu (long-song). Arrayed in stunning traditional Mongolian clothing, the musicians perform on the horse-head fiddle (morin khuur), as well as traditional percussion, wind and plucked instruments. Facing page: Margaret Jenkins Dance Company photo by Margot Moritz. Above: AnDa Union

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MARIA SCHNEIDER ORCHESTRA

UMD School of Theatre, Dance, and Performance Studies

Sunday, September 22, 2013 . 7PM Kay Theatre . $40/$32 subscriber

THAT KIND OF GIRL

“LADIES REP”

Rebecca Ballinger and Emma Hébert, directors

GRETEL

Olivia Brann, director Saturday, September 21, 2013 . 3PM & 7:30PM Sunday, September 22, 2013 . 3PM Cafritz Foundation Theatre . FREE

The UMD School of Theatre, Dance, and Performance Studies presents its inaugural “Second Season” with works created, written, designed, produced and performed by our entrepreneurial undergraduate and graduate students.

Join us for two exciting brand-new one acts created and performed by TDPS students.at Kind of Girl is a devised piece exploring the experience of being a woman today. Gretel is an innovative take on the age-old German fairy tale Hansel and Gretel set to Stravinsky’s Rite of Spring. A TDPS Second Season Production.

Arguably the most prominent woman composer and bandleader in the jazz field today, Maria Schneider’s music blurs the lines between genres as she finds the word “jazz” limiting, which is why she calls her ensemble the Maria Schneider Orchestra. As she told an interviewer for the Minneapolis Star-Tribune, “I always think of big-band music as theme and variations. My music’s much more through-composed, like classical music. And on my last two records, I don’t even use the word ‘jazz’ anymore.” During the Orchestra’s residency at the Center, audiences will have the opportunity to experience the range of expression possible with contemporary big band, as will UMD School of Music students who will work with members of the Orchestra in a day-long residency.

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SEPTEMBER / OCTOBER 2013

JUST ADDED! CREATIVE DIALOGUE CRAFTING INSPIRATION: WHY THE SPEECHES OF ABRAHAM LINCOLN AND MARTIN LUTHER kING JR. STILL MOTIVATE US TODAY

MIAMI STRING QUARTET

Benny Kim, violin Cathy Meng Robinson, violin Scott Lee, viola Keith Robinson, cello Friday, October 4, 2013 . 8PM Gildenhorn Recital Hall . $35/$28 subscriber

Known for their eclectic repertoire and adventuresome approach to concertizing, the Miami String Quartet celebrates 25 years of music-making in the 2013–2014 season. e quartet will share that celebration with Center patrons and UMD chamber music students as they present a public recital and a two-day residency. e quartet will present a program that spans the range of possibilities in the chamber music repertoire. eir program will feature one piece performed side by side with Excelsa, the UMD School of Music’s Graduate Fellowship String Quartet. JUST ADDED!

REFLECTIONS FROM THE kEYBOARD INTERNATIONAL PIANO ARCHIVES AT MARYLAND

Donald Manildi, piano Sunday, October 6, 2013 . 2PM Gildenhorn Recital Hall FREE but ticketed: call 301.405.ARTS (2787)

Donald Manildi, Curator of the International Piano Archives at Maryland, offers an array of unusual encore pieces by such composers as Moszkowski, Scriabin, Medins, Godowsky, Poulenc and Saint-Saëns, along with enlightening commentary.

Monday, October 7, 2013 . 7:30PM Kogod Theatre . FREE Kojo Nnamdi, moderator SEE PAGE 39 FOR EVENT DETAILS.

UMD School of Theatre, Dance, and Performance Studies

VISIBLE SEAMS

MFA DANCE THESIS CONCERT Erin Crawley-Woods, choreographer October 9 – 16, 2013 Visit our website for more information Grand Pavilion . FREE

In Visible Seams, the audience is guided through a roving tapestry of movement and sound that flows up staircases, rolls down hallways, perches in windows and poses in the courtyards of the Clarice Smith Center. Inspired by the films of Busby Berkeley, the expanse of the Center’s Grand Pavilion and the elegance of its corridors, Erin Crawley-Woods crafts a pathway of continually shifting perspectives in which the space is revealed anew moment by moment. e performance will be preceded by a sound installation and succeeded by a video installation, both in the lobby of the Clarice Smith Center. Facing page: Maria Schneider photo by Jimmy and Dena Katz. Above: Miami String Quartet photo by Tara McMullen

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Visible Seams photo by Zachary Z. Handler

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UMD SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA

James Ross, music director Evelyn Elsing, cello Friday, October 11, 2013 . 8PM Dekelboum Concert Hall . $25/$20 subscriber

e UMD Symphony Orchestra’s opening concert of the season features faculty artist Evelyn Elsing performing Schumann’s Cello Concerto. is piece has been a long and enthusiastically awaited collaboration for Elsing and James Ross, who are both colleagues and dear friends. Ross says, “I can imagine no richer way to celebrate Evy’s decades of fabulous teaching and musicianship at Maryland than with this introspective masterpiece.” e beloved Ms. Elsing will be retiring from the UMD School of Music faculty in 2014. e program is rounded out with Berlioz’s Corsair Overture, op. 21, Wagner’s “Prelude and Love Death” from Tristan and Isolde and Esa-Pekka Salonen’s orchestral tour-de-force Foreign Bodies. Evelyn Elsing has been a member of the faculty at the University of Maryland since 1974 and is the first recipient of the Barbara K. Steppel Memorial Faculty Fellowship in Cello in the UMD School of Music.

THE MATCHMAKER

UMD School of Theatre, Dance, and Performance Studies

BY THORNTON WILDER Alan Paul, director October 11 – 19, 2013 . Visit our website for more information Kay Theatre . $25/$20 subscriber

ornton Wilder’s 1955 comedy reveals the exploits of matchmaker Dolly Gallagher Levi, a widow who brokers marriages and other transactions in Yonkers, New York at the turn of the 20th century. Hired by local merchant Horace Vandergelder to find a wife, Dolly sets her sights on the eligible widower herself. Slapstick ensues — mistaken identities, secret rendezvous, separated lovers and even a trip to night court — but in the end everyone finds themselves paired with a perfect match. When e Matchmaker premiered, ornton Wilder was considered to be one of America’s most important authors, with two Pulitzer Prizes to his credit. Critics had to adjust their expectations for the play, which seemed to adhere to melodramatic conventions that contrasted starkly with Wilder’s other work. Wilder himself suggested that the play was a way to shake off “the nonsense of the nineteenth-century staging” by making fun of it. But whether taken at face value or viewed as a commentary on theatrical conventions, e Matchmaker has proven to have staying power onstage. THE MATCHMAKER (Thornton Wilder) is presented by special arrangement with SAMUEL FRENCH, INC.

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UMD WIND ORCHESTRA

Michael Votta, music director Sunday, October 13, 2013 . 4PM Dekelboum Concert Hall . $25/$20 subscriber

e UMD Wind Orchestra opens its season with a program that includes Stanislaw Skrowaczyewski’s Music for Winds, as well as works by Webern, Lampe, Wilder and Ruggles that exemplify the high-art ideals and modernist style embodied in Skrowaczyewski’s work. Music for Winds is a symphony without strings. e composer says, “e listener may find the character or tone of the piece to be sad, mysterious or even tragic. is could be my own reaction to the state of our world, in which great art is slowly disappearing and being replaced by superficial ‘semi-culture.’” e program will also include Webern’s Concerto, op. 24, Lampe’s Serenade, Alec Wilder’s Kindergarten Flower Pageant and Ruggles’ Angels.

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OCTOBER 2013

SCHUMANN’S CELLO CONCERTO UMD School of Music


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15, Toronto bandleader Jane Bunnett engaged him to tour North America with her group, Spirits of Havana; two years later, he won the first-ever elonious Monk Institute Afro-Latin Hand Drum Competition.

AFRO-CUBAN/AFRO-BRAzILIAN DANCE CLASS Friday, October 18, 2013 . 6PM & 8PM Choreographer’s Studio . FREE

Afro-Cuban/Afro-Brazilian dance combines the rich history of dance and culture of the Yoruba religion as transplanted in Cuba and Brazil with the unique rhythms of rumba, samba and samba/reggae as well as traces the similar roots of black American dance and culture. is 45-minute class will introduce a variety of traditional and contemporary dance steps. Designed to complement the Pedrito Martinez concert the same evening (see listing below).

PEDRITO MARTINEz

Pedrito Martinez, congas, percussion, vocals Jhair Sala, cowbell, percussion, vocals Ariacne Trujillo, electric piano, vocals Alvaro Benavides, bass, vocals Friday, October 18, 2013 . 7PM & 9PM Kogod Theatre . $25/$20 subscriber

Cuban-born percussionist Pedrito Martinez began his musical career at the age of 11, performing as vocalist and percussionist with such Cuban legends as Tata Guines and Munequitos de Matanzas. When he was

His New York-based Pedrito Martinez Group has its roots planted firmly in the Afro-Cuban rumba tradition and in the bata rhythms and vocal chants of the music of Yoruba and Santeria. His music has won a fan base that includes such musical luminaries as Ravi Coltrane, Taj Mahal, Eric Clapton, John Scofield, Roger Waters and Derek Trucks, among others. Ben Ratliff of the New York Times has called Martinez “an incomparable performer.”

NEW CONCERT EXPERIENCE We’ll transform the Kogod eatre with table seating and a dance floor. Show off the moves you’ve picked up from the Afro-Cuban/Afro-Brazilian Dance Class held immediately prior to each performance, or relax with a drink from the bar and let Pedrito Martinez take you away. This page: Pedrito Martinez Group photo by Petra Richetero

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OCTOBER 2013

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UMD WIND ENSEMBLE

Michael Votta, music director Friday, October 18, 2013 . 8PM Dekelboum Concert Hall . FREE

Under the new leadership of Dr. Michael Votta, the UMD Wind Ensemble introduces audiences to new works for wind band, and continues its tradition of performing some of the most respected works in the repertoire. is concert features one of Paul Hindemith’s most popular works, Symphonic Metamorphosis; a wind band arrangement of Bach’s Fantasia in G major for organ; and Ralph Vaughn Williams’ famous work for military band, Folk Song Suite.

EXOTIC VOICES

UMD School of Music: MUSIC IN MIND

Delores Ziegler, mezzo-soprano Linda Mabbs, soprano Monica Soto-Gil, mezzo-soprano Mandy Brown, soprano Rita Sloan, piano Richard Scerbo, conductor Sunday, October 20, 2013 . 3PM Gildenhorn Recital Hall . $25/$20 subscriber

Faculty artist Delores Ziegler invites UMD School of Music alumni and faculty to perform rarely heard works for voice and chamber ensemble by Delage, Berio, Poulenc, de Falla and Stravinsky. Evocative of far-off lands and distant times, these exquisite and sometimes raucous selections are sure to engage your imagination. The Music in Mind series celebrates the role of music in our culture and our lives, explores sources of inspiration and points of intersection in musical traditions, and presents music in a context that encourages reflection and discovery. Proceeds from Music in Mind concerts benefit the UMD School of Music’s undergraduate scholarship fund.

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Top: UMD Wind Ensemble photo by Alison Harbaugh; bottom: UMD Jazz Ensemble photo by Alison Harbaugh

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UMD JAzz ENSEMBLE UMD JAzz LAB BAND UNIVERSITY JAzz BAND

Chris Vadala, conductor, Jazz Studies Program Director Monday, October 21, 2013 . 7:30PM Kay Theatre . FREE

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!

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kRONOS QUARTET EAST COAST PREMIERE BY PHILIP GLASS

Thursday, October 24, 2013 . 8PM Kay Theatre . $50/$40 subscriber

To pay tribute to the Kronos Quartet’s 40th anniversary, the Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center has co-commissioned legendary American composer Philip Glass to write a new work, String Quartet no. 6, that will be the centerpiece of this performance in its East Coast premiere. Glass has had an extraordinary impact on the musical and intellectual life of his times through his operas, his symphonies, his compositions for his own ensemble and his wide-ranging collaborations. e Baltimore native has collaborated extensively with Kronos Quartet in the past. Kronos first recorded a Glass composition in 1985, and in 1993 released the album Kronos Quartet Performs Philip Glass. Acknowledged pioneers in contemporary chamber performance, Kronos specializes in new music/contemporary classical music and has commissioned more than 750 works in its 40-year history. is performance marks the Center debut of the Kronos Quartet’s new cellist, Sunny Yang. This project is supported in part by an award from the National Endowment for the Arts.

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UNIVERSITY BAND COMMUNITY BAND

John Wakefield, conductor, Community Band Eli R. Osterloh, conductor, University Band Wednesday, October 30, 2013 . 8PM Dekelboum Concert Hall . FREE

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. JUST ADDED! UMD School of Music

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

2013 UMSO CONCERTO COMPETITION FINALS Friday, November 1, 2013 . 7PM Dekelboum Concert Hall . FREE

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HAYDN’S CELLO CONCERTO UMD School of Music

UMD REPERTOIRE ORCHESTRA

John Devlin and James Ross, co-directors Andrew Hesse, cello Tuesday, October 29, 2013 . 8PM Dekelboum Concert Hall . FREE

e University of Maryland Repertoire Orchestra is an all-campus and community orchestra that performs both traditional repertoire and crosses boundaries in its collaborations with rock bands, guest artists, choruses and soloists. e seasonopening concert will feature the third-prize winner of the 2012 UMD Symphony Orchestra Concerto Competition, Andrew Hesse, performing Haydn’s Cello Concerto. is will be followed by performances by the orchestra alone, led by Co-Directors John Devlin and James Ross.

In the final round of this 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 are announced. e prizes for the 2013 UMSO Concerto Competition are graciously donated by the UMD School of Music Board of Visitors.

Facing page: Kronos Quartet photo by Jay Blakesberg

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BONNIE THORNTON DILL

Dean of the College of Arts & Humanities

How do the arts help raise the profile of the College of Arts & Humanities?

e arts are like a really good metaphor. Sometimes you’re talking with people about something and someone uses a metaphor and you understand the topic better. It’s a picture that sticks, a visual that expresses the ideas. Suddenly these ideas provide the discussion greater meaning. e arts are exactly that. ey draw you in emotionally, physically or experientially, not just intellectually. e arts have the ability to bring the topics and ideas of the humanities to life visually. One example of this was when Bill T. Jones came to campus and during a conversation after the performance, he talked about his work. He talked about his inspirations, which were very much grounded in the humanities. ey were grounded in disciplines like the classics, history, philosophy and literature and very much related to the issues and questions we contemplate in the humanities — issues like what it means to be human, the nature of the human experience, reasons why we do what we do and what’s ethical. ese were questions he was grappling with in the art. In that discussion I had the chance to experience the art in another way, to relate it to my own life. It was so interesting to first see it and then hear him talk about it and understand the intellectual connections and the ways in which the humanities informed his art. I thought about it, and asked myself what would I create if I were grappling with these same specific questions? So I think there is this kind of back and forth interplay between the arts and the humanities in terms of helping understand the human condition. e arts provide a visual and sensory expression of the topics in many ways. I think the arts help bring people to the college. ey bring people to the questions that are important to the humanities and they give us multiple ways of experiencing the answers.

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TRIOS

UMD School of Music

November 1 & 2, 2013 . 8PM Kay Theatre . $35/$28 subscriber

FACULTY ARTIST RECITAL

Few topics seem to be out of bounds for choreographer David Dorfman. In more than 25 years of dance-making, he has investigated all manner of subjects, from the nature of athleticism to the big ideas that define our humanity. Despite the serious nature of these inquiries, his dances are alive with humor and the unbridled joy of movement. Come, and Back Again is an exploration of vulnerability, mortality and the virtuosity required to live daily life. Driven by the charged poetry and unapologetic, raw ferocity of the underground ’90s Atlanta band Smoke, five dancers and five onstage musicians embark on a kinetic anthem of reckless personal abandon, exploring how time and memory influence and define our slippery, elastic existence. e members of the live band will inhabit the stage with the dancers, which includes Dorfman playing the roles of both dancer and saxophonist. David Dorfman says, “Come, and Back Again has been a lovely, twisted road of passionate pursuit for me and for the company and collaborators. We began with an adoration of poetic rock and roll as evidenced by Patti Smith among others. We’ve ended up with a dance about mess, joy, loss and survival of love at all costs.” Join the artists for a Talk Back following the November 1 performance.

The presentation of Come, and Back Again is made possible by the New England Foundation for the Arts’ National Dance Project, with lead funding from the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation and The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. Facing page: David Dorfman Dance photo by Adam Campos

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David Salness, violin Evelyn Elsing, cello Mayron Tsong, piano Saturday, November 2, 2013 . 2PM Gildenhorn Recital Hall . FREE

Faculty artists David Salness, violin, Evelyn Elsing, cello, and Mayron Tsong, piano join forces to perform Beethoven’s lean and dramatic “Ghost Trio” in D major, op. 70, no. 1, and Dvořák’s opulently ethnic Dumky, Trio, op. 90. In honor of the centennial of Benjamin Britten’s birth, the program also includes his ingeniously conversational Sonata in C, op. 65, for cello and piano. JUST ADDED! UMD School of Theatre, Dance, and Performance Studies

GRADUATE MOVEMENT CONCERT WHAT DID I DO THIS MORNING? Ana Patricia Farfán, choreographer

FIGURE EIGHTS

Stephanie Miracle, choreographer

K. LEAR

Jeff Kaplan, choreographer Saturday, November 2, 2013 . 3PM & 7:30PM Sunday, November 3, 2013 . 3PM Dance Theatre . FREE

TDPS graduate students present three solo works in this one-of-a-kind concert. What did I do this morning? is an interdisciplinary work that explores the narratives that new technology has brought up to rename human experience. In Figure Eights, playful yet sensitive dreamlike memory landscapes emerge and vanish, blur through the space, sharpen into detail and are recreated obsessively like the ‘rewind’ and ‘play’ features on a VCR. K. Lear is Act III (e “Storm Scene”) of Shakespeare’s King Lear performed in its entirety as a solo in a straitjacket. A TDPS Second Season Production.

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NOVEMBER 2013

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COME, AND BACK AGAIN

DAVID DORFMAN DANCE


MAVIS STAPLES

Friday, November 8, 2013 . 8PM Kay Theatre . $50/$40 subscriber

Rhythm & blues and gospel legend Mavis Staples brings her trailblazing style and distinctive smoldering voice to the Center for the first time. Staples’ career began in the 1950s when her family’s iconic gospel-folk group, e Staple Singers, became a popular household name with hits such as “I’ll Take You ere” and “Respect Yourself.”

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TEMPO: THE EXPERIMENTAL MUSIC PERFORMANCE ORGANIzATION Monday, November 4, 2013 . 8PM Gildenhorn Recital Hall . FREE

Established and run by graduate students at the UMD School of Music, TEMPO premieres new music happening beyond the walls of the University of Maryland. JUST ADDED! UMD School of Music

UMD CHAMBER JAzz

Part I: Tuesday, November 5, 2013 . 7:30PM Part II: Wednesday, November 6, 2013 . 7:30PM Gildenhorn Recital Hall . FREE

Swing with the UMD jazz combos as they play favorite jazz standards, as well as new tunes arranged by UMD jazz students. JUST ADDED!

e Staples Singers’ spiritual and political sound became a musical voice of the Civil Rights Movement alongside that of Reverend Martin Luther King Jr. Decades later, Staples’ notable collaborations as a solo artist include Ray Charles, Natalie Merchant, Bob Dylan, Prince and Wilco. About her songs she says, “ey’re about the world today — poverty, jobs, welfare, all of that — and making it feel better through these songs.” Staples has been said to have “an almost superhuman ability to implant the pure power of passion and emotion” (Rolling Stone). JUST ADDED! UMD School of Music

MASTERCLASS WITH LLUIS CLARET, CELLO

UMD School of Music

Friday, November 8, 2013 . 8PM Gildenhorn Recital Hall . FREE

12TH ANNUAL HIGH SCHOOL CHOIR INVITATIONAL Wednesday, November 6, 2013 . 7:30PM Dekelboum Concert Hall . FREE

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 11 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.

Members of the UMD cello studio refine their repertoire in a masterclass with internationally renowned cellist Lluis Claret. Claret rose to international fame after winning first prize at the Casals Competition (1976) and Rostropovich Competition (1977). As a soloist, he has appeared with the Washington National Symphony, Czech Philharmonic, English Chamber Orchestra and French National Orchestra, among others. He is currently a professor of cello at the “Victoria dels Angels” Music School at Sant Cuguat in Barcelona, and the Toulouse Conservatory in France. A renowned pedagogue, Claret has given masterclasses in France, Portugal, Belgium, Italy, the United States, Japan and Korea. This masterclass is funded by the Barbara k. Steppel Memorial Faculty Fellowship in Cello.

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Mavis Staples photo by Chris Strong

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FAIRY TALES AND LEGENDS UMD School of Music

UMD WIND ORCHESTRA

Michael Votta, music director Friday, November 8, 2013 . 8PM Dekelboum Concert Hall $25/$20 subscriber

e UMD Wind Orchestra adds video to music on this whimsical, storytelling program that includes Stravinsky’s Circus Polka, Ades’ Living Toys and Lambert’s Mr. Bear Squash-you-all-flat. e concert ends with Handel’s Music for Royal Fireworks. UMD School of Theatre, Dance, and Performance Studies

MOLIÈRE IMPROMPTU

TRANSLATED AND ADAPTED BY RINNE GROFF Matthew R. Wilson, director November 8 – 16, 2013 . Visit our website for more information Kogod Theatre . $25/$20 subscriber

Top: UMD School of Theatre, Dance, and Performance Studies’ illustration for Molière Impromptu by Kara Waala, base illustration courtesy of hellokids.com; bottom: Karen Abrahamson Thomas, harp

Based on three short plays by Molière, Molière Impromptu is a wickedly funny look at the magic of theatre. Set in 1665 Versailles, the play presents a director’s nightmare as the members of Molière’s Illustre eatre gather to rehearse a new play commissioned by the King for a performance that very night. e script is in horrible shape, the straight man wants to leave the troupe, marital spats are ripping the company apart, the intern is lobbying for a bigger part and the lead actress can never remember her lines. First performed by Trinity Repertory Company in 2005, the play is a contemporary take on the works of one of the great masters of Western comedy. Produced by special arrangement with Playscripts, Inc. (www.playscripts.com).

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GINASTERA’S HARP UMD School of Music

UMD SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA

James Ross, music director Karen Abrahamson Thomas, harp Sunday, November 10, 2013 . 4PM Dekelboum Concert Hall $25/$20 subscriber

Karen Abrahamson omas, winner of the 2012 UMSO Concerto Competition, performs Alberto Ginastera’s bold Harp Concerto. e music reflects influences of Argentinean folk music and great 20th-century masters such as Stravinsky and Bartók, showing the full range of the harp as a solo instrument. e program will also include Webern’s alluring Six Pieces, op. 6 and Brahms’ iconic Symphony No. 1, op. 68, in C minor. JUST ADDED! UMD School of Music

ROBERT DILUTIS, CLARINET FACULTY ARTIST RECITAL

Paul Cigan, clarinet Evelyn Elsing, cello Aaron Goldman, flute Mark Hill, oboe Katherine Murdock, viola Rita Sloan and Mayron Tsong, piano Sunday, November 10, 2013 . 8PM Gildenhorn Recital Hall . FREE

Joined by his faculty colleagues, clarinet professor Robert DiLutis performs some of his favorite chamber works for clarinet: Poulenc’s Sonata for Two Clarinets, Mozart’s Clarinet Trio in E-flat major, Beethoven’s Trio in B-flat major and Mihaud’s Sonata for oboe, flute, clarinet and piano, op. 47.


NOVEMBER 2013

UMD faculty dance concert

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FALLING FORWARD

PIETER WISPELWEY, CELLO

Pei-Shan Lee Wednesday, November 13, 2013 . 8PM Gildenhorn Recital Hall . $40/$32 subscriber

UMD School of Theatre, Dance, and Performance Studies

UMD FACULTY DANCE CONCERT

Dutch cellist Pieter Wispelwey has been called fearless for his ambitious programming, original interpretations and technical mastery. He brings no less to this intimate performance in the Gildenhorn Recital Hall in an evening of cello sonatas from Debussy, Prokofiev, Poulenc and Stravinsky/ Piatigorski.

Paul D. Jackson, director Friday, November 15, 2013 . 7:30PM Saturday, November 16, 2013 . 3PM & 7:30PM Sunday, November 17, 2013 . 3PM Dance Theatre . $25/$20 subscriber

An intimate view of choreography by the renowned Artist-Teachers of the UMD School of eatre, Dance, and Performance Studies dance faculty.

Above: Pieter Wispelwey photo by Benjamin Ealovega; Falling Forward photo by Zachary Z. Handler

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WHEN THE NIGHT IS SWEET WITH STARLIGHT UMD School of Music

BLIND SUMMIT e Table

UMD MEN’S CHORUS AND UMD WOMEN’S CHORUS

UMD Women’s Chorus: Kenneth Elpus, conductor; Rachel Carlson, assistant conductor UMD Men’s Chorus: Joseph Shortall, conductor Sunday, November 17, 2013 . 3PM Dekelboum Concert Hall . FREE

In celebration of the Britten centenary, the UMD Women’s Chorus performs Benjamin Britten’s Ceremony of Carols paired with Canadian choral composer Stephen Hatfield’s Christmas cantata When the Night is Sweet with Starlight. e women are joined on the program by the UMD Men’s Chorus, featuring Poulenc’s reverent Quatre petites prières de Saint François d’Assise. JUST ADDED! UMD School of Music

CHAMBER MUSIC SHOWCASE

Part I: Monday, November 18, 2013 . 7PM Part II: Wednesday, November 20, 2013 . 5:30PM Gildenhorn Recital Hall . FREE

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 provides a glimpse into the training they receive for performing in major ensembles.

November 20 – 22, 2013 . 8PM Kogod Theatre . $35/$28 subscriber

e Center continues its tradition of innovative puppet presentations with Blind Summit eatre in e Table. Intended to be a theatrical interpretation of the story of Moses — in real time — e Table is performed by a grizzled, crotchety old man. But the grumpy puppet narrator strays far from the planned storyline and winds up playing out his own comedic, existential crisis as the puppeteers improvise and interact with each other and the audience. e show is done in the Bunraku style, with multiple puppeteers visible to the audience, and is performed completely on the table top. Blind Summit’s puppeteers breathe poignant life into their characters and using humor and improvisation, show us something of ourselves in the cardboard, wood and fabric creations onstage. Recommended for audiences over the age of 12 for strong language. Join the artists for a Talk Back following the November 21 performance.

Blind Summit most recently appeared at the Center in the 2007–2008 season with its production Low Life. This performance is supported, in part, by the Henson Endowment for Performing Arts. Facing page: Blind Summit photo by Nigel Belway; above: UMD Men’s Chorus photo by Alison Harbaugh

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ALBERT HERRING UMD School of Music

MARYLAND OPERA STUDIO

Music by Benjamin Britten Libretto by Eric Crozier Based on Le Rosier de Madame Husson by Guy de Maupassant Sung entirely in English (with English surtitles) November 22 – 26, 2013 Visit our website for more information Kay Theatre . $25/$20 subscriber

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LINDA MABBS REMEMBERS BENJAMIN BRITTEN UMD School of Music

FACULTY ARTIST RECITAL

Linda Mabbs, soprano Delores Ziegler, mezzo-soprano Justina Lee and Rita Sloan, piano UMD Chamber Singers Thursday, November 21, 2013 . 8PM Gildenhorn Recital Hall . FREE

British composer Benjamin Britten did not write music for the “cultured-few.” He believed his works should be “listenable-to,” and declared, “I write music for human beings.” Faculty artist Linda Mabbs is joined by UMD School of Music faculty and students in the first of several performances that commemorate the centennial of composer Benjamin Britten’s birth. Mabbs, who knew Britten during the last year of his life, will share stories about the composer and perform his works for soprano, including On is Island and Cabaret Songs. JUST ADDED!

CARMINA BURANA UMD School of Music

In honor of the centennial of Benjamin Britten’s birth, the Maryland Opera Studio proudly presents his rollicking 1947 comedy. In an English village, the imperious Lady Billows strikes a blow against the immorality of the local girls by breaking with tradition and crowning a King of the May. Albert Herring, the hapless lad selected, unfortunately chooses this moment to change his “good boy” image.

WINTER BIG BAND SHOWCASE UMD School of Music

UMD JAzz ENSEMBLE UMD JAzz LAB BAND UNIVERSITY JAzz BAND

Chris Vadala, conductor Monday, December 2, 2013 . 7:30PM Kay Theatre . $30/$24 subscriber

UMD Jazz Studies Program Director Chris Vadala brings together three ensembles in innovative interpretations of classic and contemporary work. is annual event, a favorite with audiences, offers a glimpse into the breadth of repertoire in the big band genre. JUST ADDED!

UMD WIND ENSEMBLE

Michael Votta, music director Friday, November 22, 2013 . 8PM Dekelboum Concert Hall . FREE

UMD School of Music

NEW MUSIC AT MARYLAND Wednesday, December 4, 2013 . 8PM Gildenhorn Recital Hall . FREE

Under the new leadership of Dr. Michael Votta, the UMD Wind Ensemble introduces audiences to new works for wind band, and continues its tradition of performing some of the most respected works in the repertoire. On this concert, UMWE performs wind arrangements of popular choral works, including Morten Lauridsen’s O Magnum Mysterium and Carl Orff’s Carmina Burana.

New works give young instrumentalists and singers the opportunity to learn from living composers, collaborate with them and gain insight into the process of composing. is concert features original works by UMD student composers, performed by UMD music students.

Facing page: Maryland Opera Studio photo by Cory Weaver

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HONORS CHAMBER MUSIC RECITAL Thursday, December 5, 2013 . 8PM Gildenhorn Recital Hall . FREE

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

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PATHETIQUE

TURNING POINTS

UMD School of Music

UMD School of Music

UMD SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA

James Ross, music director John Devlin, guest conductor Emily Robinson, clarinet Friday, December 6, 2013 . 8PM Dekelboum Concert Hall . $25/$20 subscriber

UMD WIND ORCHESTRA

Michael Votta and James Ross, conductors

Sunday, December 8, 2013 . 4PM Dekelboum Concert Hall . $25/$20 subscriber

UMSO performs Tchaikovsky’s Symphony No. 6, which premiered nine days before the composer’s death and was his last completed symphony. Appropriately called “Pathetique,” Symphony No. 6 is tense and brooding, and addresses the power of fate in life. Opening the program: A chamber orchestra version of Schubert’s String Quartet No. 14, “Death and the Maiden,” followed by Emily Robinson, the second-prize winner of the 2012 UMSO Concerto Competition, who joins the orchestra to perform Copland’s Concerto for Clarinet.

WAY IN

UMD School of Theatre, Dance, and Performance Studies

Join UMWO for a performance of three works that represent critical points in composition and time. Schoenberg reacted to the extravagance of late-Romantic music with his Chamber Symphony. Dense and concise, the work points to the future of 20th-century music. Berlioz departs from his dramatic and theatrical composition style and embraces Classical traditions in his Grande Symphonie Funebre et Triomphale. Millennium Canons, composed in 2000 by Pulitzer Prize-winning composer Kevin Puts, celebrates the turn of the century. JUST ADDED! UMD School of Music

UMD PERCUSSION ENSEMBLE Lee Hinkle, director

MFA DANCE THESIS CONCERT

Jessie Laurita-Spanglet, choreographer

Monday, December 9, 2013 . 8PM Dekelboum Concert Hall . FREE

Friday, December 6, 2013 . 7PM & 9PM Saturday, December 7, 2013 . 3PM, 7PM & 9PM Kogod Theatre . $25/$20 subscriber

Where and from whom do our daily habits derive? How do we get stuck in patterns that we can’t see? Why are habitual patterns often cyclical? In Way In, Jessie Laurita-Spanglet will explore the nature of our physical habits, and how those habits relate to our emotional patterns. e episodic piece will seek to expand on the traditional relationship between the performer and the audience member, engaging both in a shared sensory experience. Dancers and audience alike will move through several different surroundings during the course of the evening — a creative approach to site-specific choreography in keeping with site-specific curriculum that is part of the MFA in Dance program. Choreographer Laurita-Spanglet wants to “create an immersive theatrical experience allowing the audience to occupy the space with the performers and involve themselves in the show in a way that a typical audience cannot. … By pushing the boundaries of a traditional performance venue, and engaging with the audience in a non-traditional way, my show explore[s] unusual vantage points, perspective and depth of audience engagement.”

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. JUST ADDED! UMD School of Music

ORCHESTRAL ENCORE UMD SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA UMD WIND ORCHESTRA UMD REPERTOIRE ORCHESTRA

James Ross, music director, UMD Symphony Orchestra John Devlin, co-director, UMD Repertoire Orchestra Wednesday, December 11, 2013 . 8PM Dekelboum Concert Hall . FREE

is orchestral extravaganza begins with encore performances of major works from the UMD Symphony Orchestra and UMD Wind Orchestra’s fall season. e concert culminates with a performance from the UMD Repertoire Orchestra, a unique all-campus orchestra that prides itself on a wide range of lively projects, collaborations and repertoire.

Facing page, clockwise from top left: UMD Symphony Orchestra photo by Alison Harbaugh; Way In photo by Zachary Z. Handler; UMD Jazz Ensemble photo by Alison Harbaugh

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DECEMBER 2013

MFA thesis concert

Way In

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LEIGH WILSON SMILEY

Director, School of Theatre, Dance, and Performance Studies

What does the Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center mean to you and to the School of Theatre, Dance, and Performance Studies? e Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center has some of the best artists in the world passing through its doors and I feel a need to introduce these artists to my students. I feel a huge responsibility to make it clear to our students that these opportunities are not the norm at every university. ey have a gift here and if they don’t take advantage of it, they may never get it again because this is really unique. ey get to have one-on-ones with these performers. ey get to have lessons with them. ey get to see them do their work. ey can go to rehearsal. It’s amazing and it will change their lives. I feel responsible, I feel driven, I feel grateful, I feel blessed. I do, I feel blessed to be here. I would’ve never thought that I’d have all these riches intricately woven into my life. ere are lifelong relationships and artistic partnerships that start at the Center. e students also have some of the best laboratories in the world. Every stage and every room in this building is a laboratory where they can look deeply at themselves, deeply at society, and they meld together their education, their humanity, their wisdom, their learning into what is eventually art. I have worked at a lot of conservatories and theaters and our students have what they need here, at the Center, to grow and to ripen as artists. And not only that, it’s the people in this building. e people are so good at what they do. I think that the students understand that we are here, holding them in the cup of our hands.

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IMAGES OF THE CHRISTMAS FEAST

KALEIDOSCOPE OF BANDS UMD School of Music

UMD School of Music: MUSIC IN MIND

UMD WIND ENSEMBLE COMMUNITY BAND UNIVERSITY BAND UMD WIND ORCHESTRA

UMD CHAMBER SINGERS

Kenneth Slowik and Edward Maclary, conductors Sunday, December 15, 2013 . 3PM Dekelboum Concert Hall . $25/$20 subscriber

Friday, December 13, 2013 . 8PM Dekelboum Concert Hall . $30/$24 subscriber

Praised by audiences for its varied repertoire, this annual event has a loyal following. Spirit and spectacle combine in an extravaganza that features the finest wind repertoire plus the ever-popular Mighty Sound of Maryland Marching Band. NOLAN WILLIAMS, JR. AND THE VOICES OF INSPIRATION

NOLAN WILLIAMS, JR.’S CHRISTMAS GIFT!

Friday, December 13, 2013 . 8PM Saturday, December 14, 2013 . 3PM & 8PM Kay Theatre . $35/$28 subscriber

Christmas Gift! is a new musical revue that tells the story of a forgotten holiday gift exchange tradition in the African American community. With music and lyrics by American songwriter Nolan Williams, Jr., Christmas Gift! offers both a powerful and entertaining look at this lost story with present-day interpretations of what history can teach us. Told through narrative, poetry, song and dance, this family-friendly celebration explores the themes of love and selfless giving, universal messages that will resonate with audiences of all kinds. With new musical numbers added since its debut at the Clarice Smith Center last season, this is a holiday show that makes a difference.

e Christmas story has a rich history of images and associations that have evolved through the ages. Celebrating this heritage with a selection of works by composers from the Middle Ages to the present, this Music in Mind concert for choir and orchestra explores the commonalities of “light” in Jewish and Christian celebrations of the season with music of Ernst Bloch, Aaron Copland and Arcangelo Corelli (from the “Christmas Concerto”). Images of Mary and the infant and Jesus in our literary and musical history appear in works of Claudio Monteverdi, Hugo Distler and Francis Poulenc, as well as J.S. Bach’s beloved “Wachet auf” (“Sleepers wake”) cantata, a work with deep metaphorical connections to the season of Advent. The Music in Mind series celebrates the role of music in our culture and our lives, explores sources of inspiration and points of intersection in musical traditions, and presents music in a context that encourages reflection and discovery. Proceeds from Music in Mind concerts benefit the UMD School of Music’s undergraduate scholarship fund. This page: UMD Chamber Singers photo by Alison Harbaugh. Facing page: Nolan Williams, Jr. photo by B.K. DuBose NEWorks Productions

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OF A The 2013–2014 Creative Dialogues Series In honor of the 50th anniversary year of the March on Washington and the 150th anniversary of the Emancipation Proclamation, the Clarice Smith Center’s 2013–2014 Creative Dialogues explore the issues of civil rights in a modern-day context. e right to pursue freedom of all kinds is a founding principle of our nation, but in today’s complex and changing society, freedom can be elusive. e Creative Dialogues series will address a range of ideas on liberty and justice in the United States — the imbalance of hunger and nutrition, gay rights and marriage, war and pacifism — all with an emphasis on the artists’ experience and interpretation. Sparking discussion and new thinking around all civil liberties, the series will explore such questions as “Are we really free and equal?” and “How far have we come?”

About Kojo Nnamdi

Kojo Nnamdi is host of The Kojo Nnamdi Show, a live talk show produced by WAMU 88.5 that airs weekdays at noon. Nnamdi welcomes a lineup of interesting and provocative guests who offer new perspectives about current events, political issues, social policy, art, science and other topics. The show encourages listener calls, creating a dynamic dialogue about issues that are important or interesting to the Washington DC region. Nnamdi is a native of Guyana who immigrated to the United States in 1968 to attend college and explore the Civil Rights Movement.

Join the conversation. Creative Dialogues is a free conversation series designed to spark cross-disciplinary conversations around issues that inspire and motivate artists to create their work. Moderated by Kojo Nnamdi, these events are intended to raise awareness, while encouraging debate and exploration of the subject matter. Creative Dialogues are presented both at the Center and at locations throughout the community. Panelists include artists and UMD faculty as well as voices from other academic institutions and organizations.

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SAME-SEX MARRIAGE AND THE FAITH COMMUNITY: A CONVERSATION ABOUT EQUAL RIGHTS

An address at Gettysburg, Pennsylvania and a speech on the National Mall in Washington DC both mark important eras in our history. Why did the words from these speeches make such a dramatic impact on the historical memory of the United States? Abraham Lincoln and Martin Luther King Jr.’s speeches are separated by almost 100 years, yet they share a compelling similarity: both speeches make the seemingly impossible appear not only possible but also desirable. We’ll hear from Steven D. Cohen from the University of Baltimore’s School of Communications Design; Maryland State Delegate Heather Mizeur; Elsa Barkley Brown, a UMD professor specializing in African American history and political culture; and Robert Lehrman, who has been the speechwriter for dozens of Democratic political figures including Vice President Al Gore and is author of e Political Speechwriter’s Companion. Panelists will illuminate how and why these speeches made such an impression on our national consciousness.

Are biblical teachings on human sexuality relevant today? How can we use biblical passages to guide us through modern-day issues of sexuality? Join Derrick Harkins, one of the leaders of the Democratic Party’s faith outreach efforts; Cedric Harmon of Many Voices, a black church movement for gay and transgender justice; Delman Coates from Mt. Ennon Baptist Church and All Souls Church Unitarian’s Susan Newman along with choreographer David Roussève as they answer questions and converse about Maryland’s marriage equality law and its effect on the faith community. Co-commissioned by the Clarice Smith Center, David Roussève’s new work, Stardust, will have its premiere at the Center in January 2014. e piece is about a young, black man who is rejected by his church and most of his family because of his sexual orientation.

Dr. Elsa Barkley Brown, Department of History, University of Maryland Dr. Steven D. Cohen, School of Communications Design, University of Baltimore Dr. Robert Lehrman, Department of Public Communication, American University Heather Mizeur, Maryland State Delegate Monday, October 7, 2013 . 7:30PM Kogod Theatre . FREE

Pastor Delman Coates, Mt. Ennon Baptist Church, Clinton, MD Pastor Derrick Harkins, Nineteenth Street Baptist Church, Washington DC Rev. Cedric Harmon, Many Voices Rev. Dr. Susan Newman, All Souls Church Unitarian David Roussève, choreographer Tuesday, November 12, 2013 . 7:30PM Gildenhorn Recital Hall . FREE

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

From left to right: Abraham Lincoln. Alexander Gardner, 1821-1882, photographer / Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division, Washington DC; thinkstock.com

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CREATIVE DIALOGUES 2013–2014

CRAFTING INSPIRATION: WHY THE SPEECHES OF ABRAHAM LINCOLN AND MARTIN LUTHER kING JR. STILL MOTIVATE US TODAY


BEYOND SLAVERY: FREDERICk DOUGLASS AND THE QUEST FOR UNIVERSAL RIGHTS

Dr. Ira Berlin, Department of History, University of Maryland Colum McCann, Distinguished Professor of Creative Writing, Hunter College Dr. Patrick O’Shea, Vice President for Research, University of Maryland Dr. Lee Thornton, Professor Emerita, University of Maryland Tuesday, February 4, 2014 . 7:30PM Dance Theatre . FREE

In 1845, as Ireland was descending into the despair of the great famine, Frederick Douglass arrived for a four-month lecture tour of the island to promote his recently published autobiography Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, An American Slave. Seven years earlier, Douglass had escaped slavery in Maryland. He was greeted in Dublin, Belfast and Cork by enthusiastic crowds and formed many friendships on his trip. One of the most significant friendships was with Daniel O’Connell, a figure still revered in Ireland today for his role in Catholic emancipation and his fierce opposition to slavery. is conversation will feature writer and educator Colum McCann who will be joined by UMD Professors Ira Berlin, Patrick O’Shea and Professor Emerita Lee ornton as we explore the influence Douglass had on religious freedom, gender issues and slavery.

Above: Frederick Douglass photo. Source: Wikimedia Commons. Facing page, thinkstock.com; istockphoto.com

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FAST FOOD, SLOW FOOD AND FOOD JUSTICE: GLOBAL POLICIES CREATING GLOBAL HUNGER Dr. Luka Arsenjuk, School of Languages, Literatures and Cultures, University of Maryland Dr. Perla M. Guerrero, Department of American Studies, University of Maryland Dr. Orlando R. Serrano Jr., Department of American Studies & Ethnicity, University of Southern California Dr. Psyche Williams-Forson, Department of American Studies, University of Maryland Monday, April 21, 2014 . 7:30PM Gildenhorn Recital Hall . FREE

Food insecurity exists in every state in America. In 2011, 17.9 million households were food insecure, and 50.1 million Americans struggle to put food on the table. In the United States, hunger isn’t caused by a lack of food, but rather the continued prevalence of poverty. In a performance on Saturday, May 10, connected to these issues, the Center will present PostClassical Ensemble performing the Silvestre Revueltas score to the 1936 film entitled Redes. Shot on location with a mix of professional actors and local fishermen and their families, the film focuses on the underprivileged Veracruz fishing community and its battles with big business, labor unions and politics. Problems of workers’ rights and corporate greed are issues of food and food justice, all of which are illuminated in the film.

HOMER’S ILIAD: AN ANTI-WAR MANIFESTO?

Dr. Sudip Bose, Emergency Medicine Physician and Founder, The Battle Continues Drew Cameron, Director, Combat Paper Project Dr. Lillian Doherty, Department of Classics, University of Maryland Denis O’Hare, actor Thursday, May 1, 2014 . 7:30PM Dance Theatre . FREE

What does the oldest surviving work of Classic literature have to tell us about our inclination as humans to engage in war and violence? Can Homer’s Iliad, seen for centuries as exalting the glory of the warrior, be read as an anti-war statement? To what extent does it call into question the code its characters live by? is discussion of Homer’s epic will feature perspectives from actor Denis O’Hare, Iraq veteran and artist Drew Cameron, UMD Classicist and Homerist Lillian Doherty and emergency medicine physician and combat veteran Sudip Bose, who founded the organization e Battle Continues after his 15-month deployment to the front lines during the Iraq War.

Join UMD Professors Perla M. Guerrero, Luka Arsenjuk and Psyche Williams-Forson, along with USC’s Orlando R. Serrano Jr., as they discuss how food is at the heart of major policy flaws and societal disparities in the United States and around the world.

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KACY CLOPTON

Graduate String Quartet Fellow, Excelsa Quartet UMD School of Music

How does creating art make you feel? Oh, when it’s good, when it’s going well, there’s nothing better. I can’t imagine finding a bigger high. When it’s going poorly, it hones so many important skills. It’s the challenge of when it’s not clicking. I get stuck in the mud, and that can be a quicksand mentality that’s so easy to snowball into negative thoughts. Learning how to turn that sideways and adjust my approach when I do get down, frustrated and completely muddled, I think, makes me better. As a musician, you learn how to be an amazing coach and an amazing teacher because you have to be your own coach and teacher 90 percent of the time. I think that makes me a more focused and self-aware person. Classical musicians are really nitty-gritty analyzers. You have to hear milliseconds of sound and make big adjustments. ere’s no perfection. In a way I kind of let go of the idea of perfection. I shoot for accuracy. It’s more about what creates the truest picture for you, I think. Creating music makes me feel like I have something to give that is far better than what I would be giving if I weren’t doing this. is is one of the best things I have to give — to give to my colleagues, and any audience, and myself, and yes, humankind. I feel pretentious making it that grand but I know that I’ve gotten feedback several times in my life where I’ve given a life-altering experience to somebody. And that was an accident. I didn’t go in thinking I’m going to change somebody’s life today, or that they’re going to be so moved that something’s going to change for them. Moving people in a positive way, whether it’s through a dark emotion or a light emotion, is something I enjoy doing.

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Saturday, January 25, 2014 . 3PM & 8PM Dance Theatre . $30/$24 subscriber

e Washington Post has called the Annual Choreographers’ Showcase “a rite of passage in the DC area dance community.” In its 31-year history, it has given audiences a sneak peek at the work of numerous artists who go on to become mainstays of the DC dance scene. Presented in collaboration with the Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission, the showcase features six to seven distinct choreographic works in a range of styles each year including modern dance, contemporary ballet, aerial choreography, world dance, hip-hop and more. Performers are chosen through a rigorous adjudication process and each program offers a unique combination of genres and visions — truly a feast of the unexpected.

DAVID ROUSSèVE/REALITY WORLD PREMIERE STARDUST

January 31 & February 1, 2014 . 8PM Kay Theatre . $35/$28 subscriber

Choreographed, written and directed by David Roussève, Stardust follows an African American gay urban teenager’s dreams, misgivings and challenges. Never seen onstage, the protagonist is present only by the emotion-laden tweets and text messages he sends, which are projected onto multiple surfaces by Roussève’s long-time collaborator Cari Ann Shim Sham. Stardust juxtaposes fluidity and freneticism, in both its movement and musical score. Lush, jazz-inflected dancing is leavened by frenetic, angular representations of the teenager’s anxious states of mind, in movement performed by a mixed-age company of dancers. e soundscape pairs the intimate romanticism of Nat King Cole standards with rough-edged, hip-hop inflected original music by d. Sabela Grimes. Designer Christopher Kuhl’s lighting will support both the emotional textures and surreal quality of the work. Join the artists for a Talk Back following the January 31 performance.

The Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center co-commissioned Stardust, which will receive its world premiere at the Center. As part of his engagement at the Clarice Smith Center, Roussève will be in residency in several visits during fall 2013, working with local ministries on issues of homosexuality and acceptance in the African American community.

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

The presentation of Stardust is made possible by the MetLife Community Connections Fund of the New England Foundation for the Arts’ National Dance Project. Major support of NDP is also provided by the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation and The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.

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FOR COLORED FOLKS: AN ADAPTATION UMD School of Theatre, Dance, and Performance Studies

Khalid Long, director Saturday, February 1, 2014 . 3PM & 7:30PM Sunday, February 2, 2014 . 3PM Dance Theatre . FREE

For Colored Folks: An Adaptation pays homage to innovative African American writers. Incorporating monologues, movement, dialogue and music, the end result is a cohesive piece that reveals the similarities among people, rather than romanticizing what makes us different. A TDPS Second Season Production. Facing page: David Roussève/Reality photo by Valerie Oliviero

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31ST ANNUAL CHOREOGRAPHERS’ SHOWCASE


JUST ADDED! CREATIVE DIALOGUE BEYOND SLAVERY: FREDERICk DOUGLASS AND THE QUEST FOR UNIVERSAL RIGHTS Tuesday, February 4, 2014 . 7:30PM Dance Theatre . FREE Kojo Nnamdi, moderator SEE PAGE 40 FOR EVENT DETAILS.

BOBBY McFERRIN AND CHICk COREA Saturday, February 8, 2014 . 8PM Dekelboum Concert Hall . $50/$40 subscriber

Pianist Chick Corea. Vocalist Bobby McFerrin. A performance by either of these stellar artists would be cause for celebration, but together onstage they create a truly momentous musical occasion. Now, more than 20 years after their first collaboration, these two extraordinary musicians revisit their legendary chemistry in a concert at the Clarice Smith Center. In past performances together, their unexpected riffs and pure joy in creation have made for an unparalleled live music experience — not only for the audience, but for themselves. “Chick has this amazing harmonic capacity,” McFerrin says. “Even though he might play a piece that we’ve played before, it’s always different because you never know what we’re going to find. We’re like musical explorers.” Corea says, “When we’re onstage and I’m playing and the music is happening — and people are receiving it and it’s lifting them up — it’s indescribable how wonderful that is and how fulfilling that is to me.” In conjunction with this performance, Bobby McFerrin will be doing residency work with choral students from the UMD School of Music. Funded in part by a generous gift from Barb and Charlie Reiher. Bobby McFerrin photo by Carol Friedman

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FEBRUARY 2014

THE WAITING ROOM

UMD School of Theatre, Dance, and Performance Studies

BY LISA LOOMER

e playwright — who also co-wrote the screenplay for the film Girl, Interrupted — often deals with the experiences of Latinos and Hispanic Americans and with various aspects of contemporary family life. For her work on e Waiting Room, she won the 1994 Jane Chambers Playwriting Award and the 1995 American eatre Critics Association Steinberg New Play Award. THE WAITING ROOM is presented by special arrangement with Dramatists Play Service, Inc., New York.

BERLIN PHILHARMONIC WIND QUINTET Saturday, February 15, 2014 . 8PM Gildenhorn Recital Hall . $40/$32 subscriber

e Berlin Philharmonic Wind Quintet was founded in 1988 during the 35-year tenure of Berlin Philharmonic Music Director Herbert von Karajan. e first permanently established wind quintet in the famous orchestra’s rich tradition of chamber music, its members are living musical witnesses to the hugely productive and influential musical partnerships of the Berlin Philharmonic. eir repertoire covers not only the entire spectrum of the wind quintet literature but also includes works for enlarged ensemble such as the sextets of Janáček and Reinecke or the septets of Hindemith and Koechlin. eir concert at the Center will include Mozart’s Fantasy for mechanical organ, K.608 arranged for wind quintet by Michael Hasel, Joseph Bohuslav Foerster’s Quintet in D Major, op. 95 and Kalevi Aho’s Windquintet. UMD’s Graduate Fellowship Woodwind Quintet will join the ensemble in a performance of Gounod’s Petite symphonie. Members of the Berlin Philharmonic Wind Quintet will also work with UMD School of Music chamber music students during their time at the Center. This performance is dedicated in memory of our father and grandfather, Henry Abplanalp, by Richard and Sarah Bourne, Michael and Louise Wall, and Steven Wall.

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The Waiting Room

Lisa Loomer’s 1994 play is a dark comedy about the timeless quest for beauty — and its cost. ree women from different centuries meet in a modern doctor’s waiting room. Forgiveness From Heaven is an 18th-century Chinese woman whose bound feet are causing her to lose her toes. Victoria is a 19th-century English woman suffering from what is commonly known as “hysteria.” en there is Wanda, a modern gal from New Jersey who is having problems with her silicone breasts. Husbands, doctors, Freud, the drug industry and the FDA all come under examination in this wild ride through medical and sexual politics.

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kRONOS QUARTET STUDENT COMPOSITION READING Thursday, February 20, 2014 . 7PM Gildenhorn Recital Hall . FREE

Kronos Quartet’s ongoing residency at the Center includes working closely with composition students in the UMD School of Music. For the fourth consecutive year, Kronos Quartet will partner with UMD School of Music composition students and faculty to write new works for string quartet, mentoring the students through the composition process. Kronos will perform the completed compositions in this public reading session. This project is supported in part by an award from the National Endowment for the Arts. This performance is also made possible in part by support from The MARPAT Foundation.

kRONOS QUARTET TRIO DA kALI

Hawa Kassé Mady Diabaté, singer Fodé Lassama Diabaté, 22-key balafon Mamadou Kouyaté, bass ngoni Saturday, February 22, 2014 . 8PM Dekelboum Concert Hall . $35/$28 subscriber

Kronos Quartet is known for eclectic musical interests that lead them to create rich and unexpected concert experiences — and that often lead them to collaborations with artists from around the globe. is season, in partnership with the Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center and the Aga Khan Music Initiative, Kronos will join in concert with famed Malian vocalist Hawa Kassé Mady Diabaté and instrumentalists Fodé Lassama Diabaté and Mamadou Kouyaté, in the trio’s first visit to the United States. Trio Da Kali consists of three musicians from the Mande culture of Mali, who come from a long line of distinguished griots (specialist hereditary musical artisans). Long-term collaborators, the artists aim to bring to the forefront neglected repertoires and performance styles of the griots, celebrating the African continent’s finest, most subtle and sublime music. In doing so, they bring a fresh, contemporary, creative twist to their musical art, breathing new life back into this ancient music.

Top: Kronos Quartet photo by Jared Schaubert; bottom: UMD Wind Orchestra photo by Stan Barouh

Trio Da Kali presents a performance that revolves around the soaring, rounded vibrato voice of Hawa Kassé Mady, who performs the songs she grew up with in Kela, one of the most musical centers of the griot world. e program includes dazzling solo balafon pieces by the group’s leader Lassama Diabaté on the 22-key balafon. Few can match his lyricism and virtuosity, and the resonant sound of the rosewood keys of his balafon. Mamadou Kouyaté underpins the music with punchy bass lines on a large ngoni, West Africa’s oldest string instrument. Join the artists for a Talk Back following the performance.

This project is supported in part by an award from the National Endowment for the Arts. The concert is presented in collaboration with the Aga khan Music Initiative, a program of the Aga khan Trust for Culture.

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RESURRECTION UMD School of Music

UMD WIND ORCHESTRA

Michael Votta, music director Friday, February 28, 2014 . 8PM Dekelboum Concert Hall . $25/$20 subscriber

Olivier Messiaen was commissioned by the French government to write a piece commemorating the dead of the Second World War. In Messiaen’s words, “I am a Catholic and I believe in neither war nor death. I therefore decided to write a piece about life.” e result was his monumental Et exspecto resurrectionem mortuorum, the centerpiece of this program. It is regarded as one of his most important works and one of the monumental works of the 20th century. Other works include John Mackey’s Frozen Cathedral and Mozart’s Serenade in C Minor.

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SPRING AWAKENING

UMD School of Theatre, Dance, and Performance Studies

BASED ON THE PLAY BY FRANK WEDEKIND BOOKS & LYRICS BY STEVEN SATER MUSIC BY DUNCAN SHEIK Brian MacDevitt, Sara Pearson and Patrik Widrig, directors William Yanesh, music director February 28 – March 8 . Visit our website for more information Kay Theatre . $30/$24 subscriber

Facing page: Anthony de Mare photo by Spring Mike Awakening is based on a controversial 1891 play by German Ciesielski; above: David playwright Frank Wedekind, which was banned for a time in Roussève/Reality photo by Germany because of its frank portrayal of abortion, homosexuality, Valerie Oliveiro

rape, child abuse and suicide. e rock musical caused a sensation when it premiered on Broadway in 2006. Set in late 19th-century Germany, it tells the story of teenagers discovering the inner and outer tumult of sexuality. Alternative and folk-infused rock music capture and reflect the emotional essence of the timeless experience of coming of age. SPRING AWAKENING is presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International (MTI). All authorized performance materials are also supplied by MTI. 421 West 54th Street, New York, NY 10019 Phone: 212-541-4684 Fax: 212-396-4684 www.MTIShows.com.

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brian macdevitt, sara pearson and patrik widrig directors books & lyrics by steven sater music by duncan sheik william yanesh, music director SPRING AWAKENING is presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International (MTI). All authorized performance materials are also supplied by MTI. 421 West 54th Street, New York, NY 10019 Phone: 212-541-4684 Fax: 212-396-4684 www.MTIShows.com.


RAVEL AND BRUCKNER UMD School of Music

UMD SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA UMD CONCERT CHOIR

James Ross, music director John Devlin, guest conductor Saturday, March 1, 2014 . 8PM Dekelboum Concert Hall . $25/$20 subscriber

UMD School of Theatre, Dance, and Performance Studies

SHARED MFA DANCE THESIS CONCERT PLEATED

UMSO performs Ravel’s Daphnis and Chloe Suite No. 2 with wordless chorus and Bruckner’s majestic Symphony No. 5. Daphnis and Chloe is regarded as one of Ravel’s richest, most passionate compositions. Bruckner’s Symphony No. 5 creates its own sense of time, taking the listener on a journey through a huge spiritual edifice.

JAMES EHNES, VIOLIN ORION WEISS, PIANO

Thursday, March 6, 2014 . 8PM Gildenhorn Recital Hall . $40/$32 subscriber

Heralded for their chemistry and coordination, James Ehnes and Orion Weiss combine formidable technique with rich musical history. Ehnes’ playing fully embodies the phrasing and tonal spectrum of a piece. “Simply mastering violin technique is not his first priority. Rather, his playing serves as a bridge between the past and the present, producing a unique sound that is both modern and traditional” (OberlinReview.org). Weiss, just 30, “has an exceptionally clean technique with virtuosity to spare.” (Washington Post) eir program at the Center will include Aaron Copland’s Sonata for Violin and Piano, Edvard Grieg’s Sonata No. 2 in G Major, op. 13, Johannes Brahms’ Scherzo in C Minor, op. woo2, Sonatensatz F-A-E and Franz Schubert’s Fantasie in C Major, D.934.

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MY TEMPEST

Ana Patricia Farfán, choreographer March 13 & 14, 2014 . 7:30PM Dance Theatre . $25/$20 subscriber

Based on make-believe worlds, sibling rivalry and living-room dances, Pleated is a lively, imaginative choreography for three women. Daring physicality and humble gestures are (re)constructed from personal memories and old home movies, creating autobiographical work that explores the brutal and beautiful landscape of growing up with sisters. A Prospero whose spells do not work anymore, a Miranda who does not love Ferdinand and instead wants to become a magician herself, an Ariel who is not interested in being released by Prospero … these challenging situations for characters from Shakespeare’s e Tempest live in Ana Farfán’s choreography, My Tempest. rough movement, theatre and live music a tempest transforms their existence, while the audience witnesses the construction of the ship that will take everybody to an unexpected land.

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2014 PRINCE GEORGE’S COUNTY ANNUAL SPELLING BEE

UMD School of Theatre, Dance, and Performance Studies

Friday, March 14, 2014 . 7PM Dekelboum Concert Hall . FREE

e county’s best middle school spellers vie for top honors and the opportunity to advance to the national bee. Presented in collaboration with The Gazette & The Star.

SOMI

Friday, March 28, 2014 . 7PM & 9PM Kogod Theatre . $25/$20 subscriber

Somi is an American singer and songwriter of Rwandan and Ugandan descent who shares her time between New York City and Lagos, Nigeria. An international jazz vocalist, her original and hybrid sound is known as “New African Jazz.” Her 2009 album, If the Rains Come First, features Somi’s long-time mentor, the legendary South African trumpeter Hugh Masekela. Her progressive, soulful and imaginative style breaks barriers and personifies freedom. Somi says, “freedom means the ability to manifest all of whom you are at any given moment.” She is currently working on a new album, due for release in 2013. NEW CONCERT EXPERIENCE We’ll transform the Kogod eatre with table seating. Relax with a drink from the bar and let Somi take you away.

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Sam Mauceri, director Saturday, March 29, 2014 . 3PM & 7:30PM Sunday, March 30, 2014 . 3PM Cafritz Foundation Theatre . FREE

How do you cope when everything you’ve learned begins falling apart? Sam Mauceri’s original work Seagirl utilizes theatre, dance and movement to explore a young woman’s attempts at unpacking her own prejudices in a world that wishes she wouldn’t. Feminist punk music and a longing for radical ideas invade a culture of conventionality in this partnership between TDPS and e Weekday Players. A TDPS Second Season Production.

A CELEBRATION OF BENJAMIN BRITTEN UMD School of Music

UMD CHAMBER SINGERS

Friday, April 4, 2014 . 8PM Gildenhorn Recital Hall . $25/$20 subscriber

e UMD Chamber Singers commemorate the centenary of Benjamin Britten in a concert of the composer’s works, featuring his Hymn to St. Cecilia and Five Flower Songs for unaccompanied chorus. Also hear individual voices of the ensemble shine in collaboration with other student instrumentalists in Britten’s chamber works.

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SPRING CONCERT

PIG IRON THEATRE COMPANY

UMD School of Music

April 4 & 5, 2014 . 8PM Kogod Theatre . $35/$28 subscriber

UNIVERSITY CHORALE

ZERO COST HOUSE

Zero Cost House was initially conceived as a meditation on how Henry David oreau’s Walden changed the playwright’s life. e Japanese tsunami of 2011 occurred while Toshiki Okada was writing the play, which left him reflecting even more deeply on the disruptions that come from natural disasters and the uneasy compromises between radical idealism and contemporary living. Known for its raucous performance spirit, Pig Iron eatre Company is the first English-language company to premiere Okada’s work and is making its Clarice Smith Center debut with Zero Cost House. Founded in 1995 as an interdisciplinary ensemble, the company is dedicated to the creation of new and exuberant performance works that defy easy categorization. e company calls itself a “dance-clown-theatre ensemble” whose focus moves from character to space to contact with the audience. Individual pieces have been called “soundscape and spectacle,” “cabaret-ballet” and “avant-garde shadow puppet dessert-theatre.” As one company member put it, “We have a hard time sitting still.”

Cindy Bauchspies and Allan Laino, conductors Friday, April 11, 2014 . 8PM Dekelboum Concert Hall . $25/$20 subscriber

e University Chorale is a vital component in the UMD School of Music’s choral program and a popular ensemble on campus. is 50-voice ensemble comprises students from the UMD School of Music and across the University, chosen by audition each semester. e University Chorale performs with the University of Maryland Symphony Orchestra, and since 2003 has collaborated annually with the National Symphony Orchestra in performing works such as performances of the Bach St. Matthew Passion with the renowned conductor Helmuth Rilling and Handel’s Messiah with Emil de Cou and Paul Goodwin. e spring concert will feature an array of music that gives full expression to the choral repertoire. Above: Pig Iron Theatre Company photos by Jacques-Jean Tiziou. Facing page, top: Mayron Tsong photo by Mike Ciesielski; bottom: University Chorale photo by Alison Harbaugh

Join the artists for a Talk Back following the April 4 performance.

This project is partially supported by a grant from Pennsylvania Performing Arts on Tour, a program developed and funded by The Heinz Endowments; the William Penn Foundation; the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts, a state agency; and The Pew Charitable Trusts; and administered by Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation.

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Mayron Tsong, piano Jeffrey Zeigler, cello Lee Hinkle, percussion Tim McLoraine, projection April 11 & 12, 2014 . 8PM Kogod Theatre . $25/$20 subscriber

Faculty pianist Mayron Tsong, with Jeffrey Zeigler, former Kronos Quartet cellist, designer Tim McLoraine and percussion faculty member Lee Hinkle, will present GLAUB: Perception and Predetermination — a performance designed to explore issues surrounding faith, doubt and inevitability. e evening will re-examine the concert experience by merging contemporary music with visual projections in a seamless continuum. e program includes China Gates by John Adams, How To Pray by David Lang and two miniature works for cello and piano: Anton Webern’s ree Pieces and Four Haiku by UMD School of Music Director Robert Gibson. The Music in Mind series celebrates the role of music in our culture and our lives, explores sources of inspiration and points of intersection in musical traditions, and presents music in a context that encourages reflection and discovery. Proceeds from Music in Mind concerts benefit the UMD School of Music’s undergraduate scholarship fund.

DIE FLEDERMAUS UMD School of Music

MARYLAND OPERA STUDIO

Music by Johann Strauss II Libretto by Karl Haffner and Richard Genée Dialogue in English/Sung in German (with English surtitles) April 11 – 19, 2014 . Visit our website for more information Kay Theatre . $25/$20 subscriber

Witty pranksters, straying spouses and lilting melodies — it’s the ultimate Viennese confection. In Strauss’ beloved 1874 operetta, revenge for a cruel trick leads to a woman sending her lover to jail under her husband’s name, a man attempting to seduce his own wife (disguised as a Hungarian countess) and a chambermaid masquerading as a lady of quality. e complications get straightened out in a prison run by a drunken jailer, all to the sparkling music of the great Viennese master. JUST ADDED! UMD School of Theatre, Dance, and Performance Studies

SHARED GRADUATE DANCE CONCERT Saturday, April 12, 2014 . 3PM & 7:30PM Sunday, April 13, 2014 . 3PM Dance Theatre . FREE

is concert features provocative choreography by 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. A TDPS Second Season Production.

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APRIL 2014

GLAUB: PERCEPTION AND PREDETERMINATION UMD School of Music: MUSIC IN MIND


SHARON AND LAWRENCE ROTHMAN Patrons University of Maryland Alumni

What does the Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center mean to you? e Clarice Smith Center was a major change to the cultural life of the University of Maryland. I think it’s the best venue I’ve been to since I had an affiliation with the university. I like to see the students. A lot of things are student-oriented and they take a part in the productions also. I didn’t take advantage of the arts when I was a student. We have been attending the meeting and the performances of the Maryland Handel Festival since the beginning, since 1981. And we’ve attended some of the scholarly lecture conferences. We’ve become friends with several of the musicologists who’ve been attending over the years. And they made the objective to complete all performances of all the English language oratories of George Frederick Handel, which turns out not to be a one-day job. He wrote about 20 or something like that. And most of them are excellent pieces of music, but at any rate, the final one was part of the opening of the Clarice Smith Center so we’ll always remember that.

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JUST ADDED! CREATIVE DIALOGUE FAST FOOD, SLOW FOOD AND FOOD JUSTICE: GLOBAL POLICIES CREATING GLOBAL HUNGER Monday, April 21, 2014 . 7:30PM Gildenhorn Recital Hall . FREE Kojo Nnamdi, moderator SEE PAGE 41 FOR EVENT DETAILS.

UMOVES

UMD School of Theatre, Dance, and Performance Studies

UNDERGRADUATE DANCE CONCERT

Patrik Widrig, director Thursday, April 24, 2014 . 7:30PM Friday, April 25, 2014 . 7:30PM Sunday, April 27, 2014 . 3PM & 7:30PM Dance Theatre . $25/$20 subscriber

e UMD School of eatre, Dance, and Performance Studies presents a concert featuring the emerging talent of the next generation of dance artists. e program includes original works created and/or performed by undergraduate students majoring in Dance as they are finding their choreographic voice and vision, plus new works developed throughout the year by guest choreographers.

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THE kENNY BARRON PLATINUM QUINTET

Kenny Barron, piano Marcus Strickland, tenor saxophone Lionel Loueke, guitar Linda Oh, bass Lee Pearson, drums Friday, April 25, 2014 . 8PM Kay Theatre . $40/$32 subscriber

One of the elder statesmen of jazz piano, Kenny Barron turned 70 on June 9, 2013. As part of his 70th birthday season, he will perform at the Clarice Smith Center with e Kenny Barron Platinum Quintet — a stellar group of musicians including Kenny Barron, piano; Marcus Strickland, tenor saxophone; Lionel Loueke, guitar; Linda Oh, bass; and Lee Pearson, drums. Barron’s career began in the ’60s with the Dizzy Gillespie Band and has included memorable recordings with trumpeter Freddie Hubbard, saxophonist Stan Getz, bassist Charlie Haden and many other jazz luminaries. When Barron was named a 2010 Jazz Master by the National Endowment for the Arts — the nation’s highest honor — he told interviewer Molly Murphy that he was originally drawn to jazz in part because of the satisfaction he gets from improvisation: “… it amazes me just to [be] able to grab a handful of notes out of thin air and make something out of it, to make a statement, to tell a story … to reach out to somebody. … If you can do that, then I think you’ve accomplished something.”

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CONTRASTS

UMD School of Music

16TH ANNUAL MARYLAND DAY

Saturday, April 26, 2014 10AM – 4PM . FREE

UMD WIND ORCHESTRA

is campus open house has something for the entire family with more than 40 different events throughout the Center — on stage, in the studios and behind the scenes. JUST ADDED! Papermaking Workshop

COMBAT PAPER PROJECT: PAPERMAkING WORkSHOPS WITH WAR VETERANS

Tuesday, April 29, 2014 . NOON–7PM Wednesday, April 30, 2014 . NOON–7PM Thursday, May 1, 2014 . NOON–7PM Stamp Student Union’s Art and Learning Center . FREE

Both war veterans and civilians are invited to participate in papermaking workshops where uniforms worn in combat will be used to make paper. e workshops will be an opportunity to engage with veterans about their experiences, and create cathartic works of art. “Veterans use the transformative process of papermaking to reclaim their uniform as art and begin to embrace their experience as a soldier in war,” says Drew Cameron, director of Combat Paper Project. Veterans are encouraged to bring their own uniform to use to make paper. is event is related to the May 2 and 3 performance, An Iliad. Veteran Student Life at the Adele H. Stamp Student Union and the Art & Learning Center are community partners on this project.

JUST ADDED! CREATIVE DIALOGUE HOMER’S ILIAD: AN ANTI-WAR MANIFESTO? Thursday, May 1, 2014 . 7:30PM Dance Theatre . FREE Kojo Nnamdi, moderator SEE PAGE 41 FOR EVENT DETAILS.

Facing page: Denis O’Hare photo by Joan Marcus

Michael Votta, music director Friday, May 2, 2014 . 8PM Dekelboum Concert Hall . $25/$20 subscriber

is final program of the UMD Wind Orchestra’s 2013–2014 season pairs the playful rhythms and varied orchestral textures of Magnus Lindberg’s Gran Duo with the blended, consistent and serene qualities of Steve Reich’s Tehillim. Lindberg, who served as Composer-in-Residence with the New York Philharmonic from 2009–2011, is known for using musical language that is highly complex yet highly full of vim and verve. Reich is one of the pioneering composers of minimal music; his 1981 work Tehillim was the first major composition to reference his new-found interest in his Jewish heritage and it is seen as something of a departure from his earlier, more experimental, works. e concert opens with a preview of the UMD Symphony Orchestra’s original interpretation of Copland’s Appalachian Spring with movement design by UMD alumna and renowned choreographer Liz Lerman. AN ILIAD

DENIS O’HARE Lisa Peterson & Denis O’Hare/Homer’s Coat May 2 & 3, 2014 . 8PM Kay Theatre . $40/$32 subscriber

Actor Denis O’Hare and director Lisa Peterson telescope Homer’s great poem about the Trojan War into an intimate solo show illuminating both the heroism and the horror of warfare. Set in a contemporary milieu, the one-man performance stars an ageless Greek singer and poet. e script is rendered in contemporary vernacular language with occasional snatches of verse and even a few bellowed lines in Homer’s original Greek. e play’s sole narrator, a battered-looking character who claims to have been recounting the yarn throughout the ages, combines the reverence and mystery of ancient Greek mythology with the dynamic urban rhythms of contemporary life. O’Hare describes his character as “a ‘living book’ sitting on the shelf, and either he’s being pulled down off the shelf by willing participants or he’s willing himself off the shelf to fall open in a time when the culture needs him.” Join the artists for a Talk Back following the May 2 performance.

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twilight: los angeles, 1992 by anna deavere smith

may 3-10 caroline clay, director

2014

TWILIGHT: LOS ANGELES, 1992 is presented by special arrangement with Dramatists Play Service, Inc., New York.

Clockwise from top left: UMD Wind Ensemble photo by Alison Harbaugh; Twilight: Los Angeles, 1992; Prelude to the Afternoon of a Faun photo by Christian Amonson, Arts Laureate

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MAY 2014

ANNUAL POPS CONCERT UMD School of Music

UMD WIND ENSEMBLE COMMUNITY BAND UNIVERSITY BAND

Saturday, May 3, 2014 . 8PM Dekelboum Concert Hall . $30/$24 subscriber

For 38 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.

TWILIGHT: LOS ANGELES, 1992

UMD School of Theatre, Dance, and Performance Studies

BY ANNA DEAVERE SMITH Caroline Clay, director

May 3 – 10, 2014 . Visit our website for more information Kogod Theatre . $25/$20 subscriber

In 1991, the violent police assault of African American Rodney King ignited international outrage after being captured on videotape and aired widely. A year later in 1992, in the aftermath of the trial and acquittal of the police officers charged with assault, protest and riots broke out in the streets of Los Angeles, where the incident took place. MacArthur ‘Genius,’ award-winning playwright and actress Anna Deavere Smith weaves a stunning, comprehensive portrait through the verbatim words of 40 people from the ashes of the riots in this explosive piece of documentary theatre.

with gang members, police officers, lawyers, activists and shopkeepers from a diversity of class and racial backgrounds. Twilight offers a searing look at the impact of social, economic and political lines that divide not only a city, but also a nation, through the lens of a seminal moment in modern United States history. TWILIGHT: LOS ANGELES, 1992 is presented by special arrangement with Dramatists Play Service, Inc., New York.

APPALACHIAN SPRING

UMD School of Music: MUSIC IN MIND

UMD SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA

James Ross, music director Liz Lerman, movement design Sunday, May 4, 2014 . 4PM Dekelboum Concert Hall . $30/$24 subscriber

Continuing their exploration of the relationship between movement and music, UMSO musicians will take a choreographic approach to Aaron Copland’s Appalachian Spring. UMD alumna and renowned choreographer Liz Lerman will develop the orchestra’s movements through improvisatory rehearsal technique. e program also includes Dutilleux’s Métaboles and Gershwin/Bennett’s Porgy and Bess: Symphonic Picture. The Music in Mind series celebrates the role of music in our culture and our lives, explores sources of inspiration and points of intersection in musical traditions, and presents music in a context that encourages reflection and discovery. Proceeds from Music in Mind concerts benefit the UMD School of Music’s undergraduate scholarship fund.

Nominated for the 1994 Tony Award for Best Play, Twilight: Los Angeles, 1992 is the result of nearly 300 interviews Smith conducted in a nine-month span

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PATRICK WARFIELD

Assistant Professor, Musicology UMD School of Music

How can the arts enhance the lives of non-arts major students at the University of Maryland?

In a thousand different ways, but I’ll tell you just one story. When I was in my very early years of teaching, it was probably my second or third class by myself, I decided to give an assignment. e students were asked to write short papers where they interviewed a parent, or aunt, or uncle, anyone a generation older than they were, about a piece of music that affected that person when they were in college or high school. What I got back was incredible. I got stuff like “I became so much closer to my father because he talked to me about the piece of music that gave him the confidence to go propose.” Or “I became so much closer to my mother because she talked about the song she was listening to when she was going through an eating disorder, and I’m doing the same thing now.” I got papers about all these really personal, and really vulnerable, discoveries they made. It changed the way they thought about music, and the way I thought about music, too. I realized that even the most trivial song can take on a special meaning when presented to the right person at the right time in their life. I decided that I wanted to get students to think about art as something that really speaks to a moment of time in their lives, not just as some sort of universal language. I think we talk too much about music being a universal language. It’s different for every person, and it’s different for every person at different points in their experiences. at’s one of the great things the arts can do.

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MEXICAN REVOLUTION

POSTCLASSICAL ENSEMBLE with special guest Eugenia León Saturday, May 10, 2014 . 7:30PM Dekelboum Concert Hall . $35/$28 subscriber

PostClassical Ensemble (PCE) presents vibrant cross-disciplinary programs that give audiences deeper context for musical works and the times in which they were written. is season PCE will present Mexican Revolution, a multi-event, multimedia program that explores themes of human rights and cultural expression. e first half of the May 10 performance will feature Mexican popular songs, performed by the legendary singer Eugenia León and PostClassical Ensemble. In the second half of the program, audiences experience the Mexican film masterpiece Redes (1936), an iconic product of the Mexican Revolution, accompanied by Silvestre Revueltas’ scorching symphonic score performed live by PCE. Redes is a 60-minute black-and-white film with lush cinematography by renowned photographer and cinematographer Paul Strand; it was co-directed by Emilio Gómez Muriel and Fred Zinnemann, who later directed High Noon, From Here to Eternity and A Man for All Seasons. In telling the story of poor fishermen victimized by monopoly control of their market, Redes argues for organized resistance as a necessary means of political reform. There will be a pre-show discussion with PostClassical Ensemble’s Artistic Director Joe Horowitz, Music Director Angel Gil-Ordoñez and Mexico-based Roberto kolb, the world’s leading Revueltas scholar, at 6:30PM. Above, from left to right: Boat photo by veer.com; Eugenia León; PostClassical Ensemble photo by Tom Wolff

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MAY/JUNE 2014

JUNE 7 – 28, 2014 JA M E S U N D E RC O F L E R A R T I S T I C D I R E C T O R

UMD School of Music

NATIONAL ORCHESTRAL INSTITUTE AND FESTIVAL

June 7 – 28, 2014 James Undercofler, 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 7 and June 28, 2014; additional free events are open to the public. Join the exploration!

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National Orchestral Institute

NATIONAL FESTIVAL CHAMBER ORCHESTRA Saturday, June 7, 2014 . 8PM Dekelboum Concert Hall . $25/$20 subscriber

In this NOI concert, the musicians lead each other, performing challenging repertoire without a conductor, including Joseph Haydn’s Symphony No. 103 “Drumroll,” Ottorino Respighi’s Trittico botticelliano and Charles Ives’ Symphony No. 3 “Camp Meeting.”

ROSS CONDUCTS BEETHOVEN’S FIFTH National Orchestral Institute

JAMES ROSS, CONDUCTOR Saturday, June 14, 2014 . 8PM Dekelboum Concert Hall . $25/$20 subscriber

James Ross conducts a program of titans including Ludwig van Beethoven’s Fifth Symphony, Edgard Varèse’s Amériques and the Adagio from Gustav Mahler’s unfinished Tenth Symphony.

SEAMAN CONDUCTS THE PLANETS National Orchestral Institute

CHRISTOPHER SEAMAN, CONDUCTOR Saturday, June 21, 2014 . 8PM Dekelboum Concert Hall . $25/$20 subscriber

Christopher Seaman, Conductor Laureate of the Rochester Philharmonic, leads the National Festival Orchestra in a program featuring Gustav Holst’s e Planets. Also on the program, Richard Strauss’ Death and Transfiguration. National Orchestral Institute

SLATkIN CONDUCTS SHOSTAkOVICH’S FIFTH LEONARD SLATkIN, CONDUCTOR Saturday, June 28, 2014 . 8PM Dekelboum Concert Hall . $25/$20 subscriber

To conclude the festival, world-renowned conductor and former Music Director of the National Symphony Leonard Slatkin leads the orchestra in a concert featuring Shostakovich’s Symphony No. 5. e program also includes Roberto Sierra’s Fandangos and Paul Hindemith’s Symphonic Metamorphosis.

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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 its vibrant visiting artist program with the UMD School of Music and UMD School of Dance, Theatre, and Performance Studies

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!

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.

A GA K HAN TRUST FOR C ULTURE Music Initiative

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JEFF MENICK

Donor and Patron University of Maryland Alum

What inspires you to give to the Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center? Sharing laughter, sharing tears, sharing intensity of emotion that accompanies attending a live performance, there’s nothing like it. I love coming to performances here. You can see the artists’ enjoyment of being in the space. ere is aliveness that is apparent when you watch them perform. I have been blessed in the course of my life of being in a position to be able to be supportive of performing arts in different ways. My involvement has made me extraordinarily proud of what the Clarice Smith Center is, what it does, what it represents and its importance in the overall university community. One of the things I have come to most appreciate about the role the university is able to play in the creative process is the support to artists to create new works. And both in terms of the students and faculty and visiting artists, that collaboration and that creativity I think is one of the real strengths of the Center. It is a fabulous experimental environment in the arts. Until you go behind the scenes, you really don’t get as clear an understanding of just exactly what is happening here beyond the presentation of artists of great quality and renown to the general public. For example, the fact that the university was willing to take a chance and underwrite the creation of an opera about the life of Joe Lewis is unbelievable. Or look at the work of the Maryland Opera Studio graduate students, particularly in that spring showcase they do every year. We get an opportunity to see the technical theatre work that’s going on. What’s changed over the number of years I have been coming as I’ve become more involved is my awareness, the depth of my knowledge and understanding of what happens inside the walls of this building with students and not just the professional performers who are hired to put on a show. I find that just terrifically exciting.

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YOUR CONTRIBUTIONS CHANGE LIVES

David Dorfman Dance Vaughn Ryan Midder

Marian Wright Edelman Kronos Quartet

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COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT

COMMISSIONS AND PREMIERES

CIVIL WAR TO CIVIL RIGHTS: THE WELL-BEING OF A NATION

kRONOS QUARTET AND PHILIP GLASS

Observing the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington and the 150th anniversary of the Emancipation Proclamation, this symposium will be both commemorative and forward-looking by placing the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom in its historic context, both as the culmination of the struggle since the Emancipation Proclamation and as the stage-setting for a new generation of struggles to address the important — but often hidden — inequalities of our time.

In 2013–2014, the Center will present a Philip Glass co-commission for the Kronos Quartet. is season marks the Kronos Quartet’s seventh year of residency at the Center, which Kronos founder and artistic director David Harrington has termed “Kronos’ second artistic home.” Known for their adventuresome advocacy of contemporary music and world cultural influences, Kronos embodies the Center’s commitment to presenting unfamiliar, unpredictable and developing work and shares the Center’s interest in work from diverse cultures within and outside the United States.

VISITING ARTIST PROGRAM

DAVID DORFMAN DANCE

SCHOLARSHIPS

e November 2013 engagement represents the third appearance of David Dorfman Dance at the Center and will begin with auditions for the local musicians who will accompany the dancers. Company members will also teach several masterclasses to UMD dance students. 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.

VAUGHN RYAN MIDDER Undergraduate in eatre, UMD School of eatre, Dance, and Performance Studies “I sincerely wish to extend my humble thanks, appreciation and gratitude for the George and Ruth Tretter Arts Scholarship that has been awarded me. As a student focusing within two individual fields of study, I am constantly battling to be as efficient as I can in meeting academic requirements, and thanks to donor support, I can afford the additional classes I need that will permit me to graduate within four years.”

ALL GIFTS, REGARDLESS OF SIzE, HAVE THE POWER TO MAkE A DIFFERENCE. CALL 301.405.5550 TO MAkE YOUR GIFT TODAY.

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UMD Symphony Orchestra photo by Alison Harbaugh

The Founders Society at the University of Maryland honors all benefactors, living and deceased, whose gifts through wills, charitable trusts or other planned gifts 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 or visit claricesmithcenter.umd.edu/planned-giving.

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SEPTEMBER 2013

The Founders Society


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:

AS OF JULY 1, 2013 THE UNIVERSITY OF MARYLAND IS A SMOkE-FREE CAMPUS. THIS MEANS THAT SMOKING IS NO LONGER ALLOWED DIRECTLY OUTSIDE THE CLARICE SMITH PERFORMING ARTS CENTER. A designated smoking area is located between Riggs Alumni Center and Stadium Drive Garage, directly across from the Clarice Smith Center.

• e intersection of Stadium Drive and Route 193, College Park, MD 20742 • Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center (for systems using Google Maps)

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PRIORITY SEATING AND PERSONAL ATTENTION 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).

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September 5 & 6, 2013 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .page 3

CIVIL WAR TO CIVIL RIGHTS: THE WELL-BEING OF A NATION

CREATIVE DIALOGUES CRAFTING INSPIRATION: WHY THE SPEECHES OF ABRAHAM LINCOLN AND MARTIN LUTHER kING JR. STILL MOTIVATE US TODAY

Monday, October 7, 2013 . 7:30PM . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .page 39

SAME-SEX MARRIAGE AND THE FAITH COMMUNITY: A CONVERSATION ABOUT EQUAL RIGHTS

Tuesday, November 12, 2013 . 7:30PM . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .page 39 Tuesday, February 4, 2014 . 7:30PM . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .page 40

BEYOND SLAVERY: FREDERICk DOUGLASS AND THE QUEST FOR UNIVERSAL RIGHTS FAST FOOD, SLOW FOOD AND FOOD JUSTICE: GLOBAL POLICIES CREATING GLOBAL HUNGER

Monday, April 21, 2014 . 7:30PM . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .page 41

HOMER’S ILIAD: AN ANTI-WAR MANIFESTO?

Thursday, May 1, 2014 . 7:30PM . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .page 41

SPECIAL EVENTS Friday, October 18, 2013 . 6PM & 8PM . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .page 16

AFRO-CUBAN/AFRO-BRAzILIAN DANCE CLASS

Friday, March 14, 2014 . 7PM . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .page 53

2014 PRINCE GEORGE’S COUNTY ANNUAL SPELLING BEE

Saturday, April 26, 2014 . 10AM – 4PM . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .page 60

16TH ANNUAL MARYLAND DAY

Tuesday, April 29, 2014 . 12–7PM Wednesday, April 30, 2014 . 12–7PM Thursday, May 1, 2014 . 12–7PM . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .page 60

COMBAT PAPER PROJECT: PAPERMAkING WORkSHOPS WITH WAR VETERANS

THEATRE

THAT KIND OF GIRL AND GRETEL

UMD School of Theatre, Dance, and Performance Studies A TDPS Second Season Production

Saturday, September 21, 2013 . 3PM & 7:30PM . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .page 12 Sunday, September 22, 2013 . 3PM

THE MATCHMAKER

UMD School of Theatre, Dance, and Performance Studies

BY THORNTON WILDER Friday, October 11, 2013 . 7:30PM . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .page 15 Sunday, October 13, 2013 . 2PM & 7:30PM Wednesday, October 16, 2013 . 7:30PM Thursday, October 17, 2013 . 7:30PM Friday, October 18, 2013 . 7:30PM Saturday, October 19, 2013 . 2PM & 7:30PM

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TWILIGHT: LOS ANGELES, 1992

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TRANSLATED AND ADAPTED BY RINNE GROFF Friday, November 8, 2013 . 7:30PM . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .page 26 Sunday, November 10, 2013 . 2PM & 7:30PM Wednesday, November 13, 2013 . 7:30PM Thursday, November 14, 2013 . 7:30PM Friday, November 15, 2013 . 7:30PM Saturday, November 16, 2013 . 2PM & 7:30PM

BY ANNA DEAVERE SMITH Saturday, May 3, 2014 . 7:30PM . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .page 63 Sunday, May 4, 2014 . 2PM & 7:30PM Wednesday, May 7, 2014 . 7:30PM Thursday, May 8, 2014 . 7:30PM Friday, May 9, 2014 . 7:30PM Saturday, May 10, 2014 . 2PM & 7:30PM

BLIND SUMMIT THE TABLE

Wednesday, November 20, 2013 . 8PM . . . . . . . . . . . . .page 29 Thursday, November 21, 2013 . 8PM Friday, November 22, 2013 . 8PM

NOLAN WILLIAMS, JR.’S CHRISTMAS GIFT!

Friday, December 13, 2013 . 8PM . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .page 36 Saturday, December 14, 2013 . 3PM & 8PM

DAVID ROUSSèVE/REALITY STARDUST . WORLD PREMIERE

January 31 & February 1, 2014 . 8PM . . . . . . . . . . . . . .page 45 UMD School of Theatre, Dance, and Performance Studies A TDPS Second Season Production

FOR COLORED FOLKS: AN ADAPTATION

Saturday, February 1, 2014 . 3PM & 7:30PM . . . . . . . . .page 45 Sunday, February 2, 2014 . 3PM

THE WAITING ROOM

UMD School of Theatre, Dance, and Performance Studies

BY LISA LOOMER Friday, February 14, 2014 . 7:30PM . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .page 47 Saturday, February 15, 2014 . 7:30PM Sunday, February 16, 2014 . 2PM Wednesday, February 19, 2014 . 7:30PM Thursday, February 20, 2014 . 7:30PM Friday, February 21, 2014 . 7:30PM Saturday, February 22, 2014 . 2PM & 7:30PM

SPRING AWAKENING

UMD School of Theatre, Dance, and Performance Studies

BASED ON THE PLAY BY FRANk WEDEkIND BOOkS & LYRICS BY STEVEN SATER MUSIC BY DUNCAN SHEIk Friday, February 28, 2014 . 7:30PM . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .page 49 Saturday, March 1, 2014 . 7:30PM Sunday, March 2, 2014 . 2PM Wednesday, March 5, 2014 . 7:30PM Thursday, March 6, 2014 . 7:30PM Friday, March 7, 2014 . 7:30PM Saturday, March 8, 2014 . 2PM & 7:30PM

September 13 & 14, 2013 . 8PM . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .page 11 UMD School of Theatre, Dance, and Performance Studies

MFA DANCE THESIS CONCERT VISIBLE SEAMS

Wednesday, October 9, 2013 . 6:30PM . . . . . . . . . . . . .page 13 Thursday, October 10, 2013 . 6:30PM Friday, October 11, 2013 . 6:30PM Sunday, October 13, 2013 . 6:30PM Monday, October 14, 2013 . 6:30PM Tuesday, October 15, 2013 . 6:30PM Wednesday, October 16, 2013 . 6:30PM

DAVID DORFMAN DANCE COME, AND BACK AGAIN

November 1 & 2, 2013 . 8PM . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .page 23 UMD School of Theatre, Dance, and Performance Studies A TDPS Second Season Production

Saturday, November 2, 2013 . 3PM & 7:30PM . . . . . . . .page 23 Sunday, November 3, 2013 . 3PM

GRADUATE MOVEMENT CONCERT

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UMD FACULTY DANCE CONCERT FALLING FORWARD

Friday, November 15, 2013 . 7:30PM . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .page 27 Saturday, November 16, 2013 . 3PM & 7:30PM Sunday, November 17, 2013 . 3PM UMD School of Theatre, Dance, and Performance Studies

MFA DANCE THESIS CONCERT WAY IN

Friday, December 6, 2013 . 7PM & 9PM . . . . . . . . . . . . .page 32 Saturday, December 7, 2013 . 3PM, 7PM & 9PM Saturday, January 25, 2014 . 3PM & 8PM . . . . . . . . . . .page 45

31ST ANNUAL CHOREOGRAPHERS’ SHOWCASE DAVID ROUSSèVE/REALITY STARDUST . WORLD PREMIERE

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SEAGIRL

Saturday, March 29, 2014 . 3PM & 7:30PM . . . . . . . . . .page 53 Sunday, March 30, 2014 . 3PM

PIG IRON THEATRE COMPANY ZERO COST HOUSE

April 4 & 5, 2014 . 8PM . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .page 54

DENIS O’HARE AN ILIAD

DANCE MARGARET JENkINS DANCE COMPANY TIMES BONES . WORLD PREMIERE

May 2 & 3, 2014 . 8PM . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .page 60

January 31 & February 1, 2014 . 8PM . . . . . . . . . . . . . .page 45 UMD School of Theatre, Dance, and Performance Studies

SHARED MFA DANCE THESIS CONCERT PLEATED AND MY TEMPEST

March 13 & 14, 2014 . 7:30PM . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .page 50 UMD School of Theatre, Dance, and Performance Studies A TDPS Second Season Production

Saturday, April 12, 2014 . 3PM & 7:30PM . . . . . . . . . . .page 55 Sunday, April 13, 2014 . 3PM

SHARED GRADUATE DANCE CONCERT

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Thursday, April 24, 2014 . 7:30PM . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .page 58 Friday, April 25, 2014 . 7:30PM Sunday, April 27, 2014 . 3PM & 7:30PM

CHORAL AND OPERA

UMD School of Music: MUSIC IN MIND

EXOTIC VOICES

Sunday, October 20, 2013 . 3PM . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .page 17 UMD School of Music 12TH ANNUAL HIGH

FACULTY ARTIST RECITAL LINDA MABBS REMEMBERS BENJAMIN BRITTEN UMD School of Music

UNDERGRADUATE DANCE CONCERT UMOVES

Wednesday, November 6, 2013 . 7:30PM . . . . . . . . . . . .page 24

SCHOOL CHOIR INVITATIONAL

UMD School of Music

UMD MEN’S CHORUS AND UMD WOMEN’S CHORUS WHEN THE NIGHT IS SWEET WITH STARLIGHT

Sunday, November 17, 2013 . 3PM . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .page 29

Thursday, November 21, 2013 . 8PM . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .page 30

MARYLAND OPERA STUDIO ALBERT HERRING UMD School of Music

Friday, November 22, 2013 . 7:30PM . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .page 30 Sunday, November 24, 2013 . 3PM Monday, November 25, 2013 . 7:30PM Tuesday, November 26, 2013 . 7:30PM

NOLAN WILLIAMS, JR.’S CHRISTMAS GIFT!

Friday, December 13, 2013 . 8PM . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .page 36 Saturday, December 14, 2013 . 3PM & 8PM UMD School of Music: MUSIC IN MIND

UMD CHAMBER SINGERS IMAGES OF THE CHRISTMAS FEAST

Sunday, December 15, 2013 . 3PM . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .page 36

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ORCHESTRAL AND CHAMBER

UMD CHAMBER SINGERS A CELEBRATION OF BENJAMIN BRITTEN

Friday, April 4, 2014 . 8PM . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .page 53

Sunday, September 22, 2013 . 7PM . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .page 12

MARIA SCHNEIDER ORCHESTRA

UNIVERSITY CHORALE SPRING CONCERT UMD School of Music

Friday, April 11, 2014 . 8PM . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .page 54

Friday, October 4, 2013 . 8PM . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .page 13

MIAMI STRING QUARTET

UMD School of Music

REFLECTIONS FROM THE KEYBOARD

MARYLAND OPERA STUDIO DIE FLEDERMAUS

International Piano Archives at Maryland

Sunday, October 6, 2013 . 2PM . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .page 13

Friday, April 11, 2014 . 7:30PM . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .page 55 Sunday, April 13, 2014 . 5PM Wednesday, April 16, 2014 . 7:30PM Saturday, April 19, 2014 . 7:30PM

UMD School of Music

UMD SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA SCHUMANN’S CELLO CONCERTO

Friday, October 11, 2013 . 8PM . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .page 15

JAzz AND WORLD MUSIC

UMD WIND ORCHESTRA WHAT IS ART?

CHRISTIAN MCBRIDE BIG BAND HERITAGE SIGNATURE CHORALE THE MOVEMENT REVISITED

UMD School of Music

AnDa UNION THE WIND HORSE

UMD School of Music

Sunday, October 13, 2013 . 4PM . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .page 15

Friday, September 6, 2013 . 8PM . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .page 6 Friday, September 20, 2013 . 8PM . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .page 11

UMD WIND ENSEMBLE SYMPHONIC METAMORPHOSIS

MARIA SCHNEIDER ORCHESTRA

kRONOS QUARTET

Friday, October 18, 2013 . 8PM . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .page 17

Sunday, September 22, 2013 . 7PM . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .page 12

EAST COAST PREMIERE BY PHILIP GLASS Thursday, October 24, 2013 . 8PM . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .page 18

Friday, October 18, 2013 . 7PM & 9PM . . . . . . . . . . . . .page 16

PEDRITO MARTINEz

UMD School of Music

UMD REPERTOIRE ORCHESTRA HAYDN’S CELLO CONCERTO

Tuesday, October 29, 2013 . 8PM . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .page 18

UMD School of Music

UMD JAzz ENSEMBLE . UMD JAzz LAB BAND . UNIVERSITY JAzz BAND BIG BAND PRE-HALLOWEEN SCREAM

Monday, October 21, 2013 . 7:30PM . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .page 17

UMD School of Music

Wednesday, October 30, 2013 . 8PM . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .page 18

UNIVERSITY BAND . COMMUNITY BAND

UMD School of Music

Part I: Tuesday, November 5, 2013 . 7:30PM . . . . . . . . . .page 24 Part II: Wednesday, November 6, 2013 . 7:30PM

UMD CHAMBER JAzz

UMD School of Music

Friday, November 1, 2013 . 7PM . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .page 18

2013 UMSO CONCERTO COMPETITION FINALS

MAVIS STAPLES

Friday, November 8, 2013 . 8PM . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .page 24

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UMD School of Music

FACULTY ARTIST RECITAL TRIOS

Saturday, November 2, 2013 . 2PM . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .page 23

UMD JAzz ENSEMBLE . UMD JAzz LAB BAND . UNIVERSITY JAzz BAND WINTER BIG BAND SHOWCASE

UMD School of Music

Monday, December 2, 2013 . 7:30PM . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .page 30

TEMPO: THE EXPERIMENTAL MUSIC PERFORMANCE ORGANIzATION

Monday, November 4, 2013 . 8PM . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .page 24

BOBBY McFERRIN AND CHICk COREA

Saturday, February 8, 2014 . 8PM . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .page 46

UMD School of Music

Friday, November 8, 2013 . 8PM . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .page 24

Saturday, February 22, 2014 . 8PM . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .page 48

MASTERCLASS WITH LLUIS CLARET, CELLO

Friday, March 28, 2014 . 7PM & 9PM . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .page 53

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kRONOS QUARTET . TRIO DA kALI SOMI

UMD WIND ORCHESTRA FAIRY TALES AND LEGENDS

Friday, November 8, 2013 . 8PM . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .page 26

Friday, April 25, 2014 . 8PM . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .page 59

THE kENNY BARRON PLATINUM QUINTET

POSTCLASSICAL ENSEMBLE MEXICAN REVOLUTION

Saturday, May 10, 2014 . 7:30PM . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .page 66 EXTRAORDINARY MINDS . EXTRAORDINARY STORIES

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UMD SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA GINASTERA’S HARP

Friday, February 28, 2014 . 8PM . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .page 49

Sunday, November 10, 2013 . 4PM . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .page 26 UMD School of Music

FACULTY ARTIST RECITAL ROBERT DILUTIS, CLARINET

Sunday, November 10, 2013 . 8PM . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .page 26 Wednesday, November 13, 2013 . 8PM . . . . . . . . . . . . .page 27

PIETER WISPELWEY, CELLO UMD School of Music

Part I: Monday, November 18, 2013 . 7PM . . . . . . . . . . .page 29 Part II: Wednesday, November 20, 2013 . 5:30PM

CHAMBER MUSIC SHOWCASE

UMD School of Music

UMD WIND ENSEMBLE CARMINA BURANA

Friday, November 22, 2013 . 8PM . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .page 30

UMD School of Music

UMD SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA . UMD CONCERT CHOIR RAVEL AND BRUCKNER

Saturday, March 1, 2014 . 8PM . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .page 50 Thursday, March 6, 2014 . 8PM . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .page 50

JAMES EHNES, VIOLIN . ORION WEISS, PIANO

GLAUB: PERCEPTION AND PREDETERMINATION UMD School of Music: MUSIC IN MIND

April 11 & 12, 2014 . 8PM . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .page 55 UMD School of Music

UMD WIND ORCHESTRA CONTRASTS

Friday, May 2, 2014 . 8PM . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .page 60 UMD School of Music

NEW MUSIC AT MARYLAND

UMD WIND ENSEMBLE . COMMUNITY BAND . UNIVERSITY BAND ANNUAL POPS CONCERT

UMD School of Music

UMD School of Music: MUSIC IN MIND

Thursday, December 5, 2013 . 8PM . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .page 30

UMD SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA APPALACHIAN SPRING

UMD School of Music

Wednesday, December 4, 2013 . 8PM . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .page 30

HONORS CHAMBER MUSIC RECITAL UMD School of Music

UMD SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA PATHETIQUE

Friday, December 6, 2013 . 8PM . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .page 32

Saturday, May 3, 2014 . 8PM . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .page 63

Sunday, May 4, 2014 . 4PM . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .page 63

POSTCLASSICAL ENSEMBLE MEXICAN REVOLUTION

Saturday, May 10, 2014 . 7:30PM . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .page 66 National Orchestral Institute

Saturday, June 7, 2014 . 8PM . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .page 68

NATIONAL FESTIVAL CHAMBER ORCHESTRA

UMD School of Music

UMD WIND ORCHESTRA TURNING POINTS

Sunday, December 8, 2013 . 4PM . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .page 32

National Orchestral Institute

UMD School of Music

ROSS CONDUCTS BEETHOVEN’S FIFTH JAMES ROSS, CONDUCTOR

Monday, December 9, 2013 . 8PM . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .page 32

Saturday, June 14, 2014 . 8PM . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .page 68 National Orchestral Institute

UMD PERCUSSION ENSEMBLE UMD School of Music

UMD SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA . UMD WIND ORCHESTRA UMD REPERTOIRE ORCHESTRA ORCHESTRAL ENCORE

Wednesday, December 11, 2013 . 8PM . . . . . . . . . . . . .page 32

SEAMAN CONDUCTS THE PLANETS CHRISTOPHER SEAMAN, CONDUCTOR

Saturday, June 21, 2014 . 8PM . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .page 68 National Orchestral Institute

SLATkIN CONDUCTS SHOSTAkOVICH’S FIFTH LEONARD SLATkIN, CONDUCTOR

Saturday, June 28, 2014 . 8PM . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .page 68

UMD School of Music

UMD WIND ENSEMBLE . COMMUNITY BAND UNIVERSITY BAND . UMD WIND ORCHESTRA KALEIDOSCOPE OF BANDS

Friday, December 13, 2013 . 8PM . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .page 36 Saturday, February 15, 2014 . 8PM . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .page 47

BERLIN PHILHARMONIC WIND QUINTET

Thursday, February 20, 2014 . 7PM . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .page 48

kRONOS QUARTET STUDENT COMPOSITION READING

Saturday, February 22, 2014 . 8PM . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .page 48

kRONOS QUARTET . TRIO DA kALI

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