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2017–2018 SE A S ON

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THE CLARICE IS THE THRIVING CENTER OF PERFORMING ARTS AT MARYLAND. Inside The Clarice, you’ll find creative partners committed to engaging audiences in new experiences and inspiring artistic expression from fresh voices.

UMD SCHOOL OF MUSIC attracts a different kind of artist; one who understands tradition and celebrates curiosity. UMD SCHOOL OF THEATRE, DANCE, AND PERFORMANCE STUDIES advances and transforms the research and practice of the performing arts through a commitment to excellence and innovative education. ARTIST PARTNER PROGRAM engages national and international visiting artists who are committed to sparking exploration and discovery through participatory arts experiences. MICHELLE SMITH PERFORMING ARTS LIBRARY builds collections and leverages the expertise of librarians and curators to enable research and creativity in the performing arts. MARYLAND-NATIONAL CAPITAL PARK AND PLANNING COMMISSION improves the quality of life of our creative radius through its arts and public recreation programs.


HARNESSING THE POWER OF THE ARTS TO DO GOOD As the nation’s first Do Good campus, we strive everyday to address the great societal issues of our time by inspiring pursuits of service from each and every corner of our university. As a part of this fearless idea, the performing arts at Maryland recognize that the arts have the power to tell stories, challenge us, and perhaps most importantly inspire both those who make it and those who experience it to create their own avenues for action and conversation to improve the world around us. As we continue to face challenging times as a nation, it is more important than ever to create opportunities for empathy, elevate untold stories, and create space for communities to come together. Through the work of our creative students, faculty, and visiting artists we are able to do just that. I invite you to join me in experiencing another spectacular season at The Clarice as we continue to build the future of the arts.

Dr. Wallace D. Loh President, University of Maryland

WE’RE EXCITED TO SHARE THE 2017–2018 SEASON WITH YOU.


As a performing arts center at a major public university, we have a responsibility to add value to the artistic and cultural development of our community. It’s important that we showcase artists who speak about the issues we face in our daily lives and those present in the larger world around us.” Martin Wollesen Executive Director The Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center

We see our resources and services as a public good. As such, we are continually making efforts to increase the accessibility of the unique collections we steward for current and future generations.” Stephen Henry Head Michelle Smith Performing Arts Library


is action Theatre and dance raise societal consciousness by stimulating important conversations about social justice, creating safe spaces for empathetic dialogue and encouraging a range of audience interpretations for heightened human engagement.�

I want our students to be arts advocates and to help confront the challenges of our time by harnessing the power of civic and community engagement and by exploring the manifold connections between music and the wider world of which it is such a vital part.�

Leigh Wilson Smiley Director UMD School of Theatre, Dance, and Performance Studies

Jason Geary Director UMD School of Music

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MUSIC IN MIND: DUO DOWN THE DANUBE

MUSIC IN MIND: BERNDT THURNER,

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VIBRAPHONE

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Violin professor James Stern and pianist Audrey

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Andrist take a musical cruise from Vienna to Bratislava

In this profoundly meditative musical experience,

to Budapest to Bucharest. Featuring works by Schubert,

Austrian vibraphonist Berndt Thurner performs Stuart

Dohnányi, Bartók and Enescu.

Saunders Smith’s solo vibraphone work, The Deep. Expressing the expansiveness of the ocean and subtle variety of waves, the composer has said, “On the surface, The Deep sounds like it’s dealing with repetition, but the larger repetition is that none of the repetitions are the same.”

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NEXTNOW FEST

AUSTRALIAN STRING QUARTET (AUSTRALIA)

FRI, SEP 15 / SAT, SEP 16

FRI, SEP 15 . 7PM

GAZR (USA) LIFE DOES NOT LIVE

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SAT, SEP 16 . 8PM

The NextNOW Fest is the university’s creative welcome

This dynamic ensemble is dedicated to musical excel-

and welcome back to new and returning students, as

lence with a distinctly Australian character. Their vibrant

This theatrical and musical performance asks what role

well as an open invitation to our friends and community.

sound is enhanced by a matched set of 18th-century

technology plays in the appropriation, amplification

The multi-day, multi-arts festival of fun and discovery

Guadagnini instruments. ASQ, which includes two UMD

or suppression of others’ voices. GAZR the rapper, a

features music, theatre and dance performances, and

School of Music alumni, will perform Schubert’s Death

persona of poet and performance artist James Allister

immersive, technology-driven installations by artists

and the Maiden, music by Australian composers, and

Sprang, invites the audience to help him record a mix-

from around campus and the country.

will also premiere this year’s Alumni Music Commission

tape. With his screen projected, he explores familiar

at NextNOW Fest.

digital spaces with laughter and empathy, examining

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issues at the intersection of race and technology.

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MUSIC IN MIND: GHOST DIALOGUES

MUSIC IN MIND: THE BOSTON TRIO

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Trumpet professor Chris Gekker performs works from

In their UMD debut, The Boston Trio presents works

his September album release, Ghost Dialogues. He

that invoke the spirit of colors. Jennifer Higdon’s Piano

is joined by piano professor Rita Sloan to premiere

Trio underscores that colors, like music, reflect moods.

works by Harvard University resident composer Carson

In her spectacular arrangement of Debussy’s La Mer,

Cooman and UMD composition professor Robert Gibson.

Sally Beamish blends orchestral colors for the piano trio

Voice professor Delores Ziegler then joins the duo for

palette. Dvořák’s richly saturated melodies in the dark

Cooman’s song cycle, Chasing Down the Moon. Gekker

key of F minor evoke velvety hues of blue and purple.

rounds out the program performing contemporary jazz compositions with faculty Chris Vadala and Robert

rtists address real issues that impact our lives: privacy, personal responsibility, government oversight, freedom of speech, Black Lives Matter and immigration. Creative engagement with other voices brings deeper understanding of the human condition.”

Gibson, and distinguished alumna Lianna Gekker.

VISITING ARTIST SERIES: THEATRE

KEITH A. WALLACE (USA) THE BITTER GAME WED, SEP 27 . 8PM & THU, SEP 28 . 8PM Join the artist for a conversation after each performance. HELD AT MILKBOY ARTHOUSE RESERVED: $30+ | GEN ADM: $25+ (STUDENT/YOUTH: $10)

When Jamel’s mother discovers her young son playing with a toy gun, she knows it’s time to explain the rules of the game to him – the rules of surviving as a Black man in America. This explosive solo performance combines verse, prose and “s**t-talkin” to examine the effects of racism, excessive force used by police and the value of Black lives in this country.

DO GOOD DIALOGUES: HANDS UP, DON'T SHOOT!

TUE, SEP 26 . 7PM With support from the Black Male Initiative at Nyumburu Cultural Center Keith Wallace is bringing his solo performance, The Bitter Game, to The Clarice. The play expresses the idea of a shared experience among Black people when it comes to interactions with the police. Join Keith, campus law enforcement officials and members of the Nyumburu Cultural Center’s Black Male Initiative for a conversation about what it’s like to be Black in America, coping with trauma and how to instill hope in young people living with unimaginable challenges.

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Kernis’ short fanfare For Love of the Mountains evokes the grandeur of the Grand Tetons, while Lindberg’s Souvenir reflects the composer’s thoughts on his influVISITING ARTIST SERIES: GLOBAL

ential teachers. Adam Schoenberg’s American Symphony

LA MANTA (MEXICO)

Infused with the passion of flamenco, the funky irrever-

was inspired by Barack Obama’s 2008 election. Together,

FRI, OCT 6 . 8PM

ence of Latin rock, the smooth syncopation of jazz and

these works explore the ways in which composers have

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the mathematical precision of classical music, La Manta

been inspired by people and events.

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turns traditional Mexican music on its head. Formed in Xalapa, Veracruz, La Manta offers a fusion performance that honors the past and shares the pride of Mexico today.

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GERMAINE ACOGNY (SENEGAL) MON ÉLUE NOIRE WED, OCT 11 . 8PM Join the artist for a conversation after the performance. GEN ADM: $40+ (STUDENT/YOUTH: $10)

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ANTIGONE BY SOPHOCLES TRANSLATED BY BRENDAN KENNELLY DIRECTED BY LISA NATHANS

Antigone, a young woman, speaks truth to power, firmly

FRI, OCT 6 . 7:30PM / SAT, OCT 7 . 2PM & 7:30PM

– honor, loyalty, love, betrayal and conviction – resonates as

SUN, OCT 8 . 2PM / TUE, OCT 10 . 7:30PM

sharply today as it did when it was written 2,500 years ago.

WED, OCT 11 . 7:30PM / THU, OCT 12 . 7:30PM FRI, OCT 13 . 7:30PM / SAT, OCT 14 . 2PM & 7:30PM RESERVED: $25 (STUDENT/YOUTH: $10)

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convinced that she is right in following her moral imperative. Her King is firmly convinced of the opposite – his law should be obeyed. This ancient play about primordial human themes

This striking, visually arresting reinterpretation of Stravinsky’s The Rite of Spring, staged as a solo contemporary piece, is a collaboration between African dance icon Germaine Acogny and renowned French choreographer Olivier Dubois. Born in Senegal and hailed as the mother of contemporary dance in Africa, 73-year-old Acogny dances this work with a compelling new vision.


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JAIMEO BROWN TRANSCENDENCE (USA) FEATURING CHRIS SHOLAR AND JALEEL SHAW

MFA DANCE THESIS CONCERT

THU, OCT 12 . 7PM & 9PM

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Sometimes, when you find a voice, your life is no longer your own. It belongs to those you speak to, speak for and speak of. Jaimeo Brown found his voice in struggle and hope. His work, grounded in jazz’s long tradition as a protest art form, features samples of historical

n preparing our students for the reality of creating resonant art, and becoming excellent artistscholars, we chose a season that exposes the students to the spectrum of creative process and research.”

FRI, OCT 13 . 7:30PM SUN, OCT 15 . 2PM & 7:30PM

SHOOK BY LATEFIA BRADLEY Momentous or miniscule, there are some experiences that shake us, altering the course of our lives. This modern dance piece asks us to reflect on how we become who we are.

AMBIGUOUS GAPS BY JEN GRAHAM

work songs blended with contemporary jazz, blues

Drawing from elements based in American jazz, this

and hip-hop.

soulful, bluesy piece explores the relationships between construct and reality inviting audiences to connect – both with each other and with their authentic selves.

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UMD SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA FRI, OCT 20 . 8PM

CAPPELLA PRATENSIS (NETHERLANDS) MISSA LUTHERANA

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FRI, OCT 20 . 8PM

The critically acclaimed UMD Symphony Orchestra is a

Join the artists for a pre-concert conversation at 7PM.

progressive ensemble that presents innovative classical

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of the symbolic start of the Reformation, when Luther nailed his famous 95 theses to the door of All Saints Church. Cappella Pratensis marks this year with a program devoted to the first music of the Protestant movement. The group is known for their sonorous, soaring performances centered around polyphony of the early 16th century.

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MUSIC IN MIND: PROKOFIEV’S QUINTET AND STRAVINSKY’S L’HISTOIRE DU SOLDAT

MUSIC IN MIND: PROKOFIEV A LIFE IN SONATAS

SAT, OCT 21 . 8PM

SUN, OCT 22 . 3PM

TUE, OCT 24 . 8PM

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Mozart’s masterful “Gran Partita” was described by his

Stravinsky’s L’Histoire du Soldat and Prokofiev’s Tra-

Through the mediums provided by two violins and

contemporaries as being of a “rare and special type.” In

peze, better known as the Quintet in G Minor, both

piano, UMD School of Music faculty James Stern, Irina

this concert, it is combined with chamber music by Steve

originally composed for the stage, have found a second

Muresanu, and Larissa Dedova plus guest pianist Audrey

Reich, Jean Sibelius and Giovanni Gabrieli.

life as masterworks of 20th-century chamber music

Andrist examine the life of Sergei Prokofiev, from the

repertoire. Known for their revolutionary compositional

brash, revolutionary products of his St. Petersburg

language, the two works juxtaposed on this program

Conservatory days, to the inward-looking music of his

are performed by UMD School of Music faculty, with

self-imposed exile in the West, to the war-inspired epics

commentary from musicologist Olga Haldey.

of his return to his homeland.

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BELARUS FREE THEATRE (UK/BELARUS) BURNING DOORS THU, OCT 26 . 8PM / FRI, OCT 27 . 8PM Join the artists for a conversation after each performance. RESERVED: $25+ (STUDENT/YOUTH: $10)

What happens when you are declared an enemy of the state simply for making art? Where do you belong when your government suppresses your basic right to expression? Featuring Pussy Riot’s Maria Alyokhina in her stage debut, this blazing new work shares stories of persecuted artists, living under dictatorship, who will not be silenced. Caution: Nudity, Adult Themes, Violence

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DO GOOD DIALOGUES: FREEDOM TO SPEAK, FREEDOM TO ACT

TUE, OCT 24 • 7PM With support from the Russian Program in the UMD School of Languages, Literatures and Cultures Underground theatre troupe Belarus Free Theatre leads a discussion about freedom of speech, persecution, gender and more.

SUN, OCT 29 . 3PM RESERVED: $25 (STUDENT/YOUTH: $10)

Specializing in a cappella choral repertoire ranging from Renaissance madrigals to 21st-century premieres, the UMD Chamber Singers is in its element in this showcase of history’s awe-inspiring a cappella masterworks.


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MUSIC IN MIND: YEHONATAN BERICK, violin

MON, OCT 30 . 7:30PM

TUE, OCT 31 . 8PM

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Screaming saxophones, wailing trumpets and spine-

Violinist Yehonatan Berick tours internationally as a

tingling piano are a thrill in this “spirited” evening of

soloist, recitalist, chamber musician and pedagogue.

performances by the UMD Jazz Ensemble, UMD Jazz

His many ambitious recital programs feature one-day

Lab Band and University Jazz Band.

performances of such cycles as Bach's complete sonatas

usic is a temporary art, a visceral moment in time in which one has the opportunity to give a gift, to transport an audience. And even though the performance itself is fleeting, the effect of it can leave a lasting impression.”

and partitas, Paganini's 24 Caprices, Ysaÿe's Six Sonatas for solo violin, as well as complete sonata cycles by Brahms, Beethoven, Schumann and Grieg. He is joined by piano professor Rita Sloan for an all-Brahms program.

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UNIVERSITY & COMMUNITY BAND CONCERT

WARREN WOLF AND THE WOLFPACK

WED, NOV 1 . 8PM

(BALTIMORE)

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THU, NOV 2 . 7PM & 9PM

The University Band and Community Band share an

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evening of traditional and contemporary wind band

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music. Conducted by UMD alumnus Bill Sturgis, and UMD

A multi-instrumental talent, Warren Wolf has an im-

Assistant Director of Bands Eli R. Osterloh, this concert

pressive background playing the vibraphone, marimba,

will be an entertaining evening for the whole family!

drums and piano. He has performed with some of the best in the business, including Wynton Marsalis, Nicholas Payton and Christian McBride. Enthusiastically embracing the traditions of straight-ahead jazz, he leaves quite the impression on the ears of jazz audiences. Catch this rising talent right here, right now.

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UMD CHAMBER JAZZ TUE, NOV 7 . 7:30PM (PERF I) WED, NOV 8 . 7:30PM (PERF 2) FREE, NO TICKETS REQUIRED

Swing with the UMD jazz combos as they play new tunes UMD SCHOOL OF MUSIC

arranged by UMD jazz students and beloved standards.

MUSIC IN MIND: LEFT BANK QUARTET 6X3

The Left Bank Quartet brings its unique vision to three

Attend both nights — each performance features a dif-

pieces connected by the number six: Beethoven’s Sixth

ferent program.

SUN, NOV 5 . 3PM

Quartet, Webern’s Six Bagatelles and Bartók’s Sixth Quar-

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tet. And with the final “La Malincolia” movement of the Beethoven, the recurring elegiac “Mesto” of the Bartók and Webern’s stark musical sketches that convey life’s uncertainty, the notion of melancholy – and sometimes, our triumph over it – is the other common denominator.

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RENEGADE: SARAH ROBINSON, flute

COLIN STETSON, SAXOPHONE (USA)

THU, NOV 9 . 8PM

THU, NOV 9 . 8PM

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Join the artists for a conversation during the performance.

FRI, NOV 10 . 8PM

Music entrepreneur Sarah Robinson shares keys to

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a successful freelance career by exploring her work

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Pioneering wind works by Raff, Schwantner and John

with LA-based, multi-genre band Helix Collective and

Seeing Colin Stetson play is like watching a frantic yet

Williams are complemented by a stunning new work by

Classical Revolution L.A., which introduces chamber

seamlessly choreographed dance. Stetson’s astounding

UMD alumnus Kevin McKee. His teacher, Chris Gekker,

music into unconventional settings. “Renegade” is a

physical engagement with his instruments (chiefly bass

will perform Centennial Horizons, originally composed

UMD School of Music series where arts entrepreneurs

and alto saxophones) produces emotionally rich and

for trumpet and piano, in a new arrangement for trum-

teach students to forge unique career paths amid the

polyphonic compositions that transcend expectations

pet and winds.

changing landscape of the performing arts.

of what solo horn playing can sound like. His work straddles dark metal, post-rock and contemporary electronic sound.

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FALL CHORAL COLLAGE SUN, NOV 12 . 3PM FREE, NO TICKETS REQUIRED

FRI, NOV 10 . 7:30PM

UMD’s popular choral ensembles present an afternoon

SUN, NOV 12 . 2PM & 7:30PM

of eclectic repertoire ranging from chant to barbershop

WED, NOV 15 . 7:30PM / THU, NOV 16 . 7:30PM

arrangements.

FRI, NOV 17 . 7:30PM SAT, NOV 18 . 2PM & 7:30PM GEN ADM: $25 (STUDENT/YOUTH: $10)

ike art, literature and philosophy, music is a part of our heritage and culture as a species. Music is a way of defining and preserving our lives and the lives of our ancestors, both our thoughts and emotions. Classical music offers up one of the most thoughtful, introspective windows into that history.”

Experiencing this kaleidoscope of vignettes is like watching a stranger’s Snapchats – the characters may be unfamiliar and unrelated to each other, but the emotions are instantly recognizable. This relentlessly paced serio-comedy asks how our infinite access to inspiring, mundane, crucial, insignificant information affects how we connect to each other – and ourselves.

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RAHIM ALHAJ, OUD (IRAQ) THU, NOV 16 . 8PM HELD AT MILKBOY ARTHOUSE RESERVED: $30+ | GEN ADM: $25+ (STUDENT/YOUTH: $10)

A virtuoso oud musician and composer, Grammy nominated Rahim AlHaj was born in Iraq and began playing the grandfather of all stringed instruments at age nine,

DO GOOD DIALOGUES: MUSIC FOR PEACEFUL UNDERSTANDING

WED, NOV 15 . 12:15PM With support from the UMD Arabic Flagship Program A performance by Iraqi musician/activist/political refugee Rahim AlHaj, plus a discussion with AlHaj and Middle East political experts.

studying with its great masters. Forced to leave Iraq due to his activism against Saddam Hussein, he eventually arrived in the U.S. as a political refugee, and has since toured the world.

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CHAMBER MUSIC SHOWCASE

MARYLAND OPERA STUDIO: LA CLEMENZA DI TITO WOLFGANG AMADEUS MOZART, COMPOSER CATERINO TOMMASO MAZZOLÀ, LIBRETTIST

MUSIC IN MIND: SOUVENIRS

MON, NOV 13 . 5:30PM TUE, NOV 14 . 7PM FREE, NO TICKETS REQUIRED

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SUN, NOV 19 . 3PM FREE, NO TICKETS REQUIRED

Pianist Rita Sloan joins violinist Lev Polyakin and flutist

UMD School of Music student artists perform a moving

FRI, NOV 17 . 7:30PM / SUN, NOV 19 . 3PM

Martha Aarons in a program that explores ethnic and

collection of chamber music repertoire for strings, wood-

MON, NOV 20 . 7:30PM / TUE, NOV 21 . 7:30PM

eclectic influences in works by Cui, Rota, Ibert and

winds, brass and piano. The culmination of rehearsal

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Schoenfeld. The concert’s centerpiece – the Washington-

and coaching during the spring semester, this concert is

Mercy prevails over jealousy, revenge and an attempted

area premiere of Schoenfeld’s Last Silence – was com-

an integral part of coursework for UMD School of Music

murder that sets Rome on fire in Mozart’s last opera,

missioned by Sloan in memory of her parents.

students and provides a glimpse into the training they

La Clemenza di Tito. Commissioned for the coronation of

receive for performing in major ensembles.

the new King of Bohemia and premiered three months before the composer’s death, La Clemenza di Tito is an opera seria based on the life of the Roman Emperor Titus.

NEXTLOOK Established in 2014 through a partnership between The Clarice and Joe’s Movement Emporium, NextLOOK supports the development of new music, plays, dance and other experiences by performing artists based in DC, Maryland and Virginia who are looking to incorporate audience feedback into their creative process. This series invests in the regional DC/MD/VA arts ecology and creates an accessible, exploratory environment that connects intriguing artists with adventurous audiences. All performances are held at Joe’s Movement Emporium and are pay what you wish. 2017–2018 ARTISTS WILL INCLUDE: DIOR ASHLEY BROWN

ALEXANDRA KELLY

& THE DAB BAND

COLBURN

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ORANGE GROVE DANCE

ALIGHT DANCE THEATER

(Takoma Park)

(Takoma Park)

FRI, APR 20

FRI, MAY 11

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UMD KOREAN PERCUSSION ENSEMBLE

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MON, NOV 27 . 7:30PM

TUE, NOV 28 . 8PM

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Experience the sights, sounds and rhythms of Korean

New works inspire young instrumentalists and singers

percussion — Samulnori! The UMD Korean Percussion

to learn from living composers and breathe new life into

Ensemble features the hourglass and barrel drums, and

music, collaborating with them to gain insight into the

the small and large gongs. Professional musicians will

compositional process. This concert features original

join the ensemble under director Sebastian Wang to

works by UMD student composers, including solo,

perform some of the great Samulnori repertoire.

chamber and electroacoustic performances.


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UMD GAMELAN AND KOTO ENSEMBLES

FRI, DEC 1 . 8PM

FRI, DEC 1 . 8PM

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The critically acclaimed UMD Symphony Orchestra is a

The complex interlocking rhythms of Balinese music

progressive ensemble that presents innovative classical

on percussive instruments, the myriad expressions and

music experiences rooted in the traditions of orchestral

the delicate motions of Balinese dance unite in the UMD

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the music of the UMD Koto Ensemble.

e are committed to utilizing the diverse talents of our students and faculty to provide greater access to and inclusion in the arts for underserved and underresourced communities.”

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ZVI SAHAR, PUPPETCINEMA (ISRAEL) SUDDENLY (BASED ON STORIES BY ETGAR KERET)

Daily life is complicated, dangerous and full of yearning.

FRI, DEC 1 . 8PM / SAT, DEC 2 . 8PM

sadness and compassion. Adapted from acclaimed Israeli

Join the artists for a conversation after each performance.

writer Etgar Keret’s book of short stories, this multimedia

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performance inventively combines puppetry, theatre

The living and the dead, dreams and waking life coexist in an uneasy world overflowing with absurdity, humor,

and film.

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

UMD SCHOOL OF MUSIC

WINTER BIG BAND SHOWCASE

In this annual event, director Chris Vadala brings together

MON, DEC 4 . 7:30PM

three ensembles in innovative interpretations of classic

RESERVED: $25 (STUDENT/YOUTH: $10)

and contemporary jazz works.

UMD SCHOOL OF MUSIC

VISITING ARTIST SERIES: RECITAL

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UMD PERCUSSION ENSEMBLE

TINE THING HELSETH, TRUMPET (NORWAY)

DONNY MCCASLIN GROUP (USA)

MON, DEC 4 . 8PM

TUE, DEC 5 . 8PM

THU, DEC 7 . 7PM & 9PM

FREE, NO TICKETS REQUIRED

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HELD AT MILKBOY ARTHOUSE

RESERVED: $25+ (STUDENT/YOUTH: $10)

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Usually positioned at the back of the orchestra, the percussion section moves center stage to reveal the

With her virtuosic technique, ability to span genres and

Jazz saxophonist Donny McCaslin’s high-energy,

colorful, melodic potential of their instruments in this

astute musical commentary, this rising star trumpet

rock- and synth-influenced sound has netted him 11

striking concert of contemporary music.

soloist knows how to make an audience feel at home.

hit albums and three Grammy nominations. But he’s

This is a performance you can revel in whether your

most proud of his group’s intimate collaboration with

love of classical music has spanned decades, or this

David Bowie on the artist’s final album, Blackstar.

concert will be your first. Don’t miss this incredibly

Since then, McCaslin has recorded Beyond Now, a new

unique concert experience!

contemporary jazz album with electronic and synth-pop influences dedicated to Bowie.

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KALEIDOSCOPE OF BANDS FRI, DEC 8 . 8PM

UMD WIND ORCHESTRA LOOKING FORWARD, LOOKING BACK

RESERVED: $25 (STUDENT/YOUTH: $10)

SAT, DEC 9 . 8PM

Spirit and spectacle combine in an extravaganza that

RESERVED: $25 (STUDENT/YOUTH: $10)

features the finest wind repertoire performed by UMD

Innovative older works by George Antheil and Arnold

Bands, including the ever-popular Mighty Sound of

Schoenberg are juxtaposed with new works by Mason

Maryland Marching Band.

Bates and Joel Puckett, showcasing the incredible

hrough NextLOOK, we were able to gain a richer understanding of our work, and artistically elevate it. We formed a deep connection with the communities who experienced our art.”

diversity of the modern wind ensemble’s repertoire.

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VISITING ARTIST SERIES: DANCE

FACULTY DANCE CONCERT

SUN, DEC 10 . 3PM

WENDY WHELAN BRIAN BROOKS BROOKLYN RIDER SOME OF A THOUSAND WORDS (USA)

GEN ADM: $25 (STUDENT/YOUTH: $10)

SAT, DEC 9 . 8PM

FRI, DEC 8 . 7:30PM SAT, DEC 9 . 3PM & 7:30PM

The Faculty Dance Concert brings together the eloquent

Join the artists for a conversation after the performance.

and provocative work of dance faculty members and

RESERVED: $40+ (STUDENT/YOUTH: $10)

guest choreographers. Through gesture and verse,

Choreographer Brian Brooks, beloved for his “kinetic

meaning through motion, this collection of dances will

thrill and visual power” (The Washington Post), and

captivate and inspire!

former New York City Ballet star and principal dancer Wendy Whelan pair up for an evening of solos and duets that is full of elegance and electricity. They are accompanied by live music from the inventive string quartet, Brooklyn Rider. The presentation of Wendy Whelan/Brian Brooks/Brooklyn Rider’s Some of A Thousand Words is made possible with generous support from Lumberyard (formerly American Dance Institute) through its DC Metro Touring Initiative.

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35TH ANNUAL CHOREOGRAPHERS’ SHOWCASE (MD/DC/VA) SAT, JAN 27 . 3PM & 8PM GEN ADM: $25+ (STUDENT/YOUTH: $10)

For 35 years, the Choreographers’ Showcase has been “a rite of passage in the DC-area dance community” (The Washington Post). These works by new and established choreographers are presented in partnership with the Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission. In this celebration year, past laureates will honor the influence that the showcase has had on their careers and the dance community. 

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VISITING ARTIST SERIES: RECITAL

VISITING ARTIST SERIES: JAZZ

GRUPO CORPO (BRAZIL) SUITE BRANCA / DANÇA SINFÔNICA

STEFAN JACKIW & JEREMY DENK (USA) UMD SCHOOL OF MUSIC ALUMNI VOCAL QUARTET THE COMPLETE IVES SONATAS FOR VIOLIN AND PIANO

ETIENNE CHARLES (TRINIDAD) CREOLE SOUL

WED, JAN 31 . 8PM Join the artists for a conversation after the performance. RESERVED: $35+ (STUDENT/YOUTH: $10)

FRI, FEB 2 . 7PM & 9PM HELD AT MILKBOY ARTHOUSE RESERVED: $30+ | GEN ADM: $25+ (STUDENT/YOUTH: $10)

Hypnotic movements, athletic suspensions and gravity-

THU, FEB 1 . 8PM

Trumpeter and bandleader Etienne Charles is usher-

challenging floor work mesmerize in this evening of

Join the artists for a pre-concert conversation at 7PM.

ing jazz into groundbreaking new territory. In this

contemporary dance. Brazilian dance troupe Grupo

RESERVED: $35+ (STUDENT/YOUTH: $10)

performance, he buoyantly taps into a myriad of styles

Corpo’s performance is accompanied by original instru-

Two of America’s most thought-provoking, multi-

rooted in his Afro-Caribbean background and explores

mental music by Samuel Rosa – vocalist and guitarist

faceted and compelling classical chamber artists,

the musical depths of the islands. He performs with

for Skank, one of Brazil’s best-known pop/rock bands.

award-winning pianist Jeremy Denk and violinist Stefan

the dynamic stage presence befitting an artist who

Jackiw, join together to perform Charles Ives’ complete

has worked with the likes of Roberta Flack, René Marie

sonatas for violin and piano. They combine forces with

(appearing on stage at The Clarice March 29), Wynton

a quartet of UMD School of Music alumni singers who

Marsalis and more.

perform the various hymns and songs from which Ives drew inspiration for his sonatas.

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ne of the most important things in my pedagogy is to demand our students see their work through the lens of the present. It’s not just about the virtuosity of their technique, but the civic impact they can produce through their art.”

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EURYDICE BY SARAH RUHL DIRECTED BY MITCHELL HÉBERT

When Eurydice tragically perishes on her wedding day,

FRI, FEB 9 . 7:30PM / SAT, FEB 10 . 7:30PM

will he be able to fulfill its terms? This reimagining of the

SUN, FEB 11 . 2PM / WED, FEB 14 . 7:30PM

classic myth is told through Eurydice’s eyes, offering a

THU, FEB 15 . 7:30PM / FRI, FEB 16 . 7:30PM

fresh perspective. It’s a journey of love and loss.

her groom Orpheus will do anything to bring her back. He strikes a deal with the gods of the Underworld, but

SAT, FEB 17 . 2PM & 7:30PM GEN ADM: $25 (STUDENT/YOUTH: $10)

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MUSIC IN MIND: MARIMBA AND STRINGS

MUSIC IN MIND: STRING FLING!

SUN, FEB 11 . 3PM

WED, FEB 14 . 8PM

FREE, NO TICKETS REQUIRED

FREE, NO TICKETS REQUIRED

Faculty percussionist Lee Hinkle joins UMD School of

UMD School of Music string faculty collaborate in un-

Music string faculty to premiere a new work for marimba

usual chamber music combinations on this “quartetless”

and string quartet, which he commissioned with Phila-

concert featuring Brahms’ String Quintet, No. 2 in G

delphia composer Andrea Clearfield as recipients of the

Major, Op. 111.

Global Première Consortium Commissioning Project. The project seeks to fund new musical works and their performances around the world.

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WILD UP (USA)

KYLE ABRAHAM/ABRAHAM.IN.MOTION (USA) DEAREST HOME

PRIVACY PROJECT (INTERNATIONAL)

FRI, FEB 16 . 8PM Join the artists for a conversation during the performance.

FRI, FEB 23 . 8PM / SAT, FEB 24 . 8PM

Join the artists for a conversation after each performance.

HELD AT MILKBOY ARTHOUSE

Join the artists for a conversation after each performance.

HELD AT MILKBOY ARTHOUSE

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FRI, MAR 2 . 8PM (PT.1) / SAT, MAR 3 . 8PM (PT.2)

This modern music collective committed to creating

In this interactive performance focused on loving, long-

This groundbreaking international theatre project, in

thought-provoking happenings that defy convention and

ing and loss, audience members are given a choice:

cooperation with the Goethe-Institut Washington, features

have the power to affect social change. They push beyond

experience the pure movement in silence, or don

newly commissioned plays exploring the meaning of

the constraints of the concert hall to reach audiences where

headphones to layer on a rich soundscape. Dearest

privacy in the digital age. Staged readings are accompa-

the beating heart of the community resides, in spaces as tran-

Home interweaves movement, in its most vulnerable

scendent and varied as their experimental classical sound.

or intimate state, with cross-cultural conversation and

DO GOOD DIALOGUES: ART MAKING AS AN ACTIONABLE TOOL

TUE, FEB 13 . 5:30PM How can artists affect change in the world? Christopher

community action. The presentation of Kyle Abraham/Abraham.In.Motion 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.

nied by discussions about the issues raised by the works. DO GOOD DIALOGUES: NO PLACE TO HIDE

WED, FEB 28 . 5:30PM What does privacy mean to you in the digital age? UMD faculty member James Harding hosts a roundtable con-

Rountree, artistic director of unconventional ensemble wild

versation with several playwrights whose new works

Up, leads the discussion.

address this question.

UMD SCHOOL OF MUSIC

UMD WIND ORCHESTRA VIRTUOSI SAT, MAR 3 . 8PM RESERVED: $25 (STUDENT/YOUTH: $10)

Berg called his Chamber Concerto “a virtuosic tour de force — not just for the soloists, but for the ensemble

VISITING ARTIST SERIES: CHAMBER

ST. LAWRENCE STRING QUARTET (CANADA)

The St. Lawrence String Quartet has established itself

THU, MAR 1 . 8PM

among the world-class chamber ensembles of its genera-

RESERVED: $35+ (STUDENT/YOUTH: $10)

tion. Its mission: bring every piece of music to the audi-

Join the artists for a pre-concert conversation at 7PM.

ence in vivid color, with pronounced communication, imaginative and spontaneous music making, and an energetic commitment to the composer, whether established or new.

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and conductor as well.” An homage to the great Arnold Schoenberg, the Chamber Concerto features violin professor James Stern and pianist Audrey Andrist. Van Otterloo’s Serenade for Brass and Lindberg’s Concerto for Winds and Percussion are works that showcase the virtuosity of the ensemble.


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LINDA MAY HAN OH GRP (MALAYSIA/AUSTRALIA/USA)

UMD SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA

THU, MAR 8 . 7PM & 9PM

FRI, MAR 9 . 8PM

HELD AT MILKBOY ARTHOUSE

RESERVED: $25 (STUDENT/YOUTH: $10)

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The critically acclaimed UMD Symphony Orchestra is a

Though the undeniable beating heart of the jazz combo,

progressive ensemble that presents innovative classical

the bass rarely takes center stage. In this performance,

music experiences rooted in the traditions of orchestral

Linda Oh showcases the instrument’s funky, soulful

repertoire and performance. Concert program coming

potential. Born in Malaysia and raised in Australia, Oh

soon! For the most up-to-date information, visit

racked up young performer awards while in school,

theclarice.umd.edu

ashington, DC is one of the top theatre cities in the country. We’re proud to have a hand in documenting its history — while simultaneously providing access to and preserving this incredible collection.”

and is now an active and innovative composer and performer.

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MFA DANCE THESIS CONCERT FRI, MAR 9 . 7:30PM / SAT, MAR 10 . 2PM & 7:30PM / SUN, MAR 11 . 2PM GEN ADM: $25 (STUDENT/YOUTH: $10)

AKWANTUO: PLIGHT OF THE IMMIGRANT BY MUSTAPHA BRAIMAH

EQUINOXES AND SOLSTICES BY ALLEN CHUNHUI XING

In this original piece blending African and contemporary

Depicting the seasons in four distinct sections, Xing’s work

dance with Ghanaian dance theatre, Mustapha Braimah

combines Chinese classical and folk dance with elements

draws on his own journey of immigrating from Ghana to

of modern dance, conjuring a world that awakens the

become a U.S. resident.

viewer to a heightened sense of being.

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CYRO BAPTISTA & BANQUET OF THE SPIRITS (BRAZIL)

RENÉ MARIE (USA) EXPERIMENT IN TRUTH

MUSIC IN MIND: MURASAKI DUO THE COMMISSIONS

FRI, MAR 16 . 8PM

THU, MAR 29 . 7PM & 9PM

THU, MAR 29 . 8PM

HELD AT MILKBOY ARTHOUSE

HELD AT MILKBOY ARTHOUSE

FREE, NO TICKETS REQUIRED

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In anticipation of their upcoming recording project,

This immensely creative Brazilian percussionist has

Guided and tempered by powerful life lessons and

the Murasaki Duo performs works they commissioned

collaborated with some of the greatest musicians on

rooted in jazz traditions laid down by Ella Fitzgerald,

between 2007 and 2012 by Robert Pound, Brooke Joyce,

the planet. His own ensemble is a wild world beat band

Dinah Washington and other leading ladies of past

Jerry Owen, Jocelyn Hagen and Maria Newman.

of inventive fun. Working in the Brazilian Antropofagia

generations, Grammy-nominated René Marie borrows

artistic movement, the group blends percussion, samba,

various elements of folk, R&B and even classical and

rock, funk, dance and more. An unforgettable experi-

country to create a captivating style uniquely her own.

ence, led by an equally unforgettable artist!

Her body of work is a musical affirmation of the power of the human spirit.

VISITING ARTIST SERIES: THEATRE

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600 HIGHWAYMEN (USA) THE FEVER

UMD CHAMBER SINGERS BENEFIT CONCERT

DAKHABRAKHA (UKRAINE)

THU, APR 5 . 8PM / FRI, APR 6 . 8PM

FRI, APR 6 . 8PM

HELD AT MILKBOY ARTHOUSE

Join the artists for a conversation after each performance.

RESERVED: $25 (STUDENT/YOUTH: $10)

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THU, APR 12 . 8PM

Throughout its storied history, the UMD Chamber

DakhaBrakha’s soul is Ukranian folk music. But in the

This innovative new theatrical piece, performed in com-

Singers has toured in South Korea, France and Wales.

spirit of their name – which means give/take – the

plete collaboration with the audience, examines how

Join the ensemble in preparation for its Summer

global music quartet has incorporated the rhythms of

we care for the people around us in light of a continuing

2018 tour for a program of diverse works for unaccom-

the surrounding world into their music. With a sound

legacy of violence and cruelty. What will become of us,

panied chorus.

that ranges from rock band to joyous folk jam to truly

GEN ADM: $25+ (STUDENT/YOUTH: $10)

and will we be all right? DO GOOD DIALOGUES: TAKING ACTION: UPSTANDING AND STANDING UP

WED, APR 4 . 5:30PM Theatre company 600 Highwaymen explores how people interact on and off stage. Founders Abigail Browde and Michael Silverstone discuss their unique creative process.

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MUSIC IN MIND: LEFT BANK QUARTET THE BOHEMIAN SPIRIT

SIRIUS QUARTET (USA)

SUN, APR 15 . 3PM

Join the artists for a conversation during the performance.

FREE, NO TICKETS REQUIRED

HELD AT MILKBOY ARTHOUSE

Come celebrate Spring with the blossoming of 19th-

usicians today must be prepared to take an active role in helping classical music institutions maintain relevance through stronger ties to the community.”

THU, APR 19 . 8PM

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century Moravian musical nationalism! The essence

Sirius Quartet creates unforgettable musical events that

of indigenous Bohemian folk culture distilled in great

combine exhilarating repertoire with improvisational

art music is represented in three wonderful quartets of

fire. The group’s forward-thinking, multi-genre approach

Dvořák, Janáček and Haas, and played by the Left Bank

includes collaborations in post-rock, avant-jazz and

Quartet.

electronic music. Sirius pushes beyond the conventional vocabulary of string instruments with bold, original works by its own members. These conservatory-trained performer/composers shine with precision, soul and a raw energy.

UMD SCHOOL OF MUSIC

MARYLAND OPERA STUDIO: DIALOGUES DES CARMÉLITES FRANCIS POULENC, COMPOSER AND LIBRETTIST

Premiered in 1957, Poulenc’s opera explores religious

SAT, APR 14 . 7:30PM / WED, APR 18 . 7:30PM

Revolution’s Reign of Terror.

devotion and self-sacrifice through the story of Blanche de la Force, a young aristocratic woman who joins the Carmelite Order to escape the violence of the French

FRI, APR 20 . 7:30PM / SUN, APR 22 . 3PM RESERVED: $25 (STUDENT/YOUTH: $10)

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MUSIC IN MIND: HAI-YE NI, CELLO

CLOVE WRITTEN AND DIRECTED BY PAIGE HERNANDEZ

UMD SPRING CHORAL COLLAGE

WED, APR 25 . 8PM FREE, NO TICKETS REQUIRED

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SUN, APR 29 . 8PM FREE, NO TICKETS REQUIRED

In a special guest appearance, Philadelphia Orchestra

FRI, APR 27 . 7:30PM

UMD’s popular choral ensembles present an evening of

principal cellist Hai-Ye Ni performs Arensky’s uniquely

SUN, APR 29 . 2PM & 7:30PM

eclectic repertoire ranging from chant to barbershop

scored String Quartet No. 2, with UMD School of Music fac-

WED, MAY 2 . 7:30PM / THU, MAY 3 . 7:30PM

arrangements.

ulty James Stern, Katherine Murdock and Eric Kutz. She

FRI, MAY 4 . 7:30PM / SAT, MAY 5 . 2PM & 7:30PM

is joined by piano professor Rita Sloan on the first half of

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the program.

What are the elements that make any of us a whole person? Fulfillment and meaning come from an entire network of social connections and actions, so what happens when one of those is severed? In this multidisciplinary devised piece, spoken word, hip-hop, jazz, short plays and more fuse together in a search for answers to these central questions of identity.

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UMD WIND ORCHESTRA THE SOUNDS OF SILENCE FRI, MAY 4 . 8PM RESERVED: $25 (STUDENT/YOUTH: $10)

Bayolo’s haunting Dying Voices, based on the last words uttered by men who were shot by the police, couples UMD SCHOOL OF THEATRE, DANCE, AND PERFORMANCE STUDIES

with Poulenc’s Aubade, originally composed as a bal-

UMOVES: UNDERGRADUATE DANCE CONCERT

let about women’s solitary experiences. Zhou Long’s

FRI, MAY 4 . 7:30PM / SAT, MAY 5 . 3PM & 7:30PM / SUN, MAY 6 . 3PM

Concerto for Wind Symphony evokes ancient Chinese

GEN ADM: $25 (STUDENT/YOUTH: $10)

rituals and sounds in a tour-de-force for the ensemble.

Encouraged to nurture their authentic artistic voices, undergraduate dance students from the UMD School of Theatre, Dance, and Performance Studies set new works of art in motion in this concert of original choreography. Paired with faculty and graduate student mentors and in collaboration with student designers, these short works span multiple dance styles and are as diverse as the students themselves.

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ANNUAL POPS CONCERT

UMD SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA

SAT, MAY 5 . 8PM

SUN, MAY 6 . 4PM

RESERVED: $25 (STUDENT/YOUTH: $10)

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For 40 years and running, the Annual Pops Concert has

The critically acclaimed UMD Symphony Orchestra is a

been a big hit with audiences. We guarantee you will

progressive ensemble that presents innovative classical

walk out humming more than one tune from this lighter

music experiences rooted in the traditions of orchestral

fare of great classic music.

repertoire and performance. Concert program coming

advance, we don't fall back. The world changes because people are inspired! And what better way to inspire than art that moves us to act.”

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AAKASH ODEDRA (U.K./INDIA) RISING

A major talent on the international dance scene, Aakash

Join the artist for a conversation after the performance.

merizing agility. His unique style, rooted in traditional

WED, MAY 9 . 8PM

Indian dance, is graceful, provocative and unflinching. In

RESERVED: $40+ (STUDENT/YOUTH: $10)

Rising, he presents solo pieces showcasing the inventive

Odedra is known for his razor-sharp precision and mes-

choreography of the U.K.’s most thrilling dance makers: Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui, Akram Khan and Russell Maliphant, as well as Odedra himself.

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HOW WE CONNECT Our engagement programs

ENGAGEMENT FOR OUR CREATIVE RADIUS

provide meaningful,

K-12 SCHOOL PARTNER PROGRAM

TOOLS FOR CHANGE

personal and substantive

Our specially designed performances for K-12 students provide a chance to explore diverse artistic disciplines with artists from around the world. Professional workshops for teachers explore accessing creativity to undo racism in the classroom.

The 2017–2018 Visiting Artist Series is committed to presenting artists whose passion for creating a better world stimulates conversation both on and off stage. As part of this, audience members will be provided with tools and resources to make a difference in the community.

interaction with artists who offer audiences access to new worlds of imagination through a variety of exceptional opportunities.

DO GOOD DIALOGUES Learn how to harness the power of the human spirit and turn art into social action with this series of conversations that reflect the diversity and social consciousness represented in our 2017–2018 season.

CREATIVE CONVERSATIONS

ARTE VIVO!

AFTER PARTIES

This partnership with LatinX-focused organizations in our creative radius brings together artistic encounters, shared meals and bilingual events that provide access and opportunity for many first- and second-generation families.

After your performance at MilkBoy ArtHouse, stick around for a lively gathering with great food and drink, and new friends.

COMMUNITY ACTION PEOPLE (CAP) In an ongoing dialogue with The Clarice, this insightful group brings expertise and passion, advocating for meaningful engagement with artists and the community. For more information, contact Erica Bondarev Rapach at ebr@umd.edu

Discussions with artists provide opportunities to learn the unexpected stories behind a work’s creation. Gain this insight through conversations before, during and after performances.

IGNITE Support the young musicians of the National Orchestral Institute + Festival by joining other community members dedicated to welcoming and nurturing the next generation of musicians and leaders. For more information, contact Richard Scerbo at rscerbo@umd.edu.

Please contact Jane Hirshberg janeh22@umd.edu for information about all engagement activities. The students raved about the performances. We don't even have a theatre (we perform in the gymnasium), so it is invaluable to have an opportunity to see live theatre.” Robyn Paley, Teacher A. Mario Loiederman Middle School


The show was amazing and it was a real treat that the children got to interact with the instruments afterwards. It’s always wonderful to interact with artists who both love what they do and love sharing it with children!” Laura Lising (Home School Group)

ENGAGEMENT FOR UMD STUDENTS COACHING AND MASTER CLASSES

SMALL BUSINESS/BIG ART

The Visiting Artist Series offers intimate opportunities for student artists to receive instruction from world-class performers. Many of these exceptional experiences are open to the public.

Follow your passion and live fully. This series of moderated conversations introduces students to entrepreneurial artists who have flexible business models structured to create and sustain an artful life.

CONCERTS IN CLOSE QUARTERS These intimate concerts bring the experience of music directly to students through performances in UMD residence halls. Students and artists connect through art, food and shared experiences that help transform the UMD living experience.

DEANTALKS

The company took us on a whirlwind adventure through movement that required us to really key in to the bodies and breath around us. It was highly physical and so much fun.” Monica Albizo, student

Facilitated by College of Arts & Humanities Dean Bonnie Thornton Dill, these in-depth conversations give students new perspectives about what inspires artists to create their work and live their passion. The artistic exchange is accompanied by a family-style meal with culturally specific cuisine.

MARYLAND STUDENTS FOR THE ARTS (MSA) MSA consists of passionate undergraduate and graduate student advocates of all majors who provide guidance, perspective and creative thinking to Clarice management.

UMD School of Theatre, Dance, and Performance Studies

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MAKE A DIFFERENCE Blending the resources of the UMD School of Music, the UMD School of Theatre, Dance, and Performance Studies, the Michelle Smith Performing Arts Library and The Clarice’s Artist Partner Program, the College of Arts & Humanities advances the study of the performing arts at Maryland. Through the generous support of donors like you, our community is able to experience the performing arts in new and profound ways. Your gifts provide unparalleled learning opportunities for our students, support artists in creating original work and allow our audiences to be transformed. Thank you!

SUSTAIN OUR TRADITION OF EXCELLENCE IN THE PERFORMING ARTS. SUPPORT A PROGRAM THAT INSPIRES YOU. THE CLARICE FUND Your gift enables us to sustain our commitment to innovation, creativity and curiosity in art-making and audience experience as we build the future of the arts today. NATIONAL ORCHESTRAL INSTITUTE + FESTIVAL Your support helps us nurture the development of America’s finest young orchestral musicians. PERFORMING ARTS LIBRARY The Michelle Smith Performing Arts Library is unique in that it transforms space, both virtual and physical, into dynamic collaborative learning environments for the study of music, theatre and dance. PERFORMING ARTS SCHOLARSHIPS Scholarships ensure that the UMD School of Music and UMD School of Theatre, Dance, and Performance Studies attract and retain top students. Through a strong liberal arts education and rigorous training in the performing arts, our students become the artists and scholars of the future.

We support the performing arts because they put us in touch with beauty and wonder and help us make sense of the world and our place in it.” Steve and Marie Fetter


The ability to provide access and opportunity for young people to pursue their passion and talent through scholarships brings tremendous joy to my life.” Shelley Mulitz

We are pleased to offer multiple ways to support the performing arts at Maryland. ELECTRONIC FUND TRANSFER You can have your gift automatically deducted from your savings or checking account every month when you participate in the University of Maryland’s EFT program.

CECILY HABIMANA The Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center & Artist Partner Program habimana@umd.edu 301-405-9608

SECURITIES Other than cash, securities (stock shares, mutual fund shares, bonds) are the most popular asset to fund charitable gifts. When you donate appreciated securities, you are able to claim a charitable deduction for the full appreciated value of the securities.

DAVID ROBINSON-SLEMP UMD School of Music & UMD School of Theatre, Dance, and Performance Studies drslemp1@umd.edu 301-405-4623

MATCHING GIFTS Supplement your gift by taking advantage of your employer’s matching gift program. It is a way to quickly and easily increase the impact of your gift to The Clarice. PLANNED GIVING Given the opportunity, most people would like to leave a legacy to organizations they valued in their lifetime. Planned giving is a constructive way to consider gifts that exceed outright gifts of cash or appreciated securities.

For more information on how to support the performing arts at Maryland, please contact: College of Arts & Humanities 1102 Francis Scott Key Hall University of Maryland College Park, MD 20742 Phone 301-405-2088 Fax 301-314-9148 go.umd.edu/givetoarts

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COLLEGE PARK’S NEWEST PERFORMANCE VENUE, RESTAURANT AND CRAFT BAR IS NOW OPEN! A creative partnership between MilkBoy Philadelphia and The Clarice, MilkBoy ArtHouse is a local crossroads for dynamic entertainment, social gathering and creative dining. The only campus-community arts venue of its kind in the nation, MilkBoy ArtHouse is where emerging art and pop culture collide and where campus and community come together to celebrate! Consistently eclectic, MilkBoy ArtHouse’s top-quality entertainment ranges from indie rock, contemporary, global pop, and jazz to world music and acts that defy categorization!

MILKBOY ARTHOUSE 7416 BALTIMORE AVE COLLEGE PARK, MD 20740 240.770.3607 MILKBOYARTHOUSE.COM

DON’T MISS THESE EVENTS IN MILKBOY ARTHOUSE’S INAUGURAL SEASON! KEITH A. WALLACE + LA MANTA + RAHIM ALHAJ + JAIMEO BROWN TRANSCENDENCE + COLIN STETSON + WARREN WOLF AND THE WOLFPACK + DONNY MCCASLIN GROUP + ETIENNE CHARLES + WILD UP + PRIVACY PROJECT + LINDA MAY HAN OH GRP + CYRO BAPTISTA & BANQUET OF THE SPIRITS + RENÉ MARIE + DAKHABRAKHA + SIRIUS QUARTET AND MUCH MORE. LOOK FOR THE ICON IN THE LISTINGS FOR MORE INFORMATION ON EACH PERFORMANCE.

Programming by The Clarice at MilkBoy ArtHouse is supported by the Community Investment Tax Credit program that grants Maryland taxpayers an additional 50% in tax credits for qualifying donations. For more information, contact Cecily Habimana at habimana@umd.edu or 301.405.9608.


FESTIVALS OUR FESTIVALS OFFER IMMERSIVE AND ACCESSIBLE SPACES FOR ARTISTIC DISCOVERY. Featuring a wide array of emerging talent in boundarybreaking performance, these three signature festivals guide you through an exploration of the future of the arts. NEXTNOW FEST SEP 15 & 16, 2017

The NextNOW Fest is the university’s creative welcome and welcome back to new and returning students, as well as an open invitation to our friends and community. The multi-day, multi-arts festival of fun and discovery features music, theatre and dance performances, and, technology-driven installations by artists from around campus and the country.

MARYLAND DAY

NATIONAL ORCHESTRAL INSTITUTE + FESTIVAL

APR 28, 2018

MAY 31 – JUN 30, 2018

Maryland Day has become one of the most popular annual events in the region as the University of Maryland opens up its campus offering more than 400 free events. Throughout Maryland’s 1,250-acre campus, visitors can take tours, explore exhibits and attend demonstrations. The Clarice’s stages, studios and shops host interactive, participatory arts events for the entire family and for prospective students. Come find out why UMD and The Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center are increasingly known as a place of innovation, creativity and social change.

Each year, young artists from around the country converge at The Clarice for one of the region’s most anticipated and treasured summer musical events. With concerts ranging from chamber music to your favorite symphonic works, these talented musicians perform with enviable poise and passion. DON’T MISS NOI+F 2017, TAKING PLACE JUNE 1 – JULY 1! VISIT NOI.UMD.EDU FOR MORE INFORMATION

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NEXTLEVEL PASS GET A NEXTLEVEL PASS AND BECOME A SUBSCRIBER TODAY! Wit h t he f lex ible Nex tLE V EL Pass, you’ l l get t he best price on t ickets a nd access to g reat subscriber benef its l i ke d iscou nted pa rk i ng, no book i ng or excha nge fees, a nd d iscou nted concessions!

HERE’S HOW IT WORKS: • Choose the size Pass you want. Add an optional Season Parking Pass. • Use your ticket s any way you like – whether that ’s 20 solo shows, just one with a big group or something in bet ween – any combination that works for you. • Pick your shows and ticket s either when you purchase your Pass, or any time during the season when something catches your eye. HOW TO SUBSCRIBE: BY PHONE: 301.405. ARTS, option 0. ONLINE: theclarice.umd.edu IN-PERSON: Visit our ticket of f ice, located in the lobby of The Clarice.

6-TICKET PASS

10-TICKET PASS

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Save up to $15 per ticket!

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Add Stadium Drive Garage Parking Pass: $25 (50% off)

Add Stadium Drive Garage Parking Pass: $15 (66% off)

No booking fee on Pass tickets

No booking fees on any tickets

No booking fees on any tickets

Free exchanges on Pass tickets

Free exchanges on all tickets

Free exchanges on all tickets

All additional tickets just $20

»» Passes are non-refundable and expire at the end of the 2017–2018 season. Pass may be redeemed only for regular-priced tickets to performances in The Clarice’s 2017–2018 season. Excludes special events, rental events and previously purchased tickets or parking

Add Stadium Drive Garage Parking Pass: $10 (80% off) FREE when you order by 8/31/17

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

passes. Each Pass is limited to one per customer. Other restrictions may apply. »» Fees may be waived only on tickets to performances in The Clarice's 2017–2018 season. Excludes special events, rental events and previously purchased tickets. »» Purchase of parking pass is optional. Cost is in addition to ticket bundle. »» Limit of one discounted parking pass per type of NextLEVEL Pass purchased. Additional or replacement parking passes must be purchased at the full rate.

MilkBoy ArtHouse - Supported in part by The Morris & Gwendolyn Cafritz Foundation


THE CLARICE SMITH PERFORMING ARTS CENTER 8270 Alumni Drive College Park, MD 20742

PARKING - STADIUM DRIVE GAR AGE: Season pass is $50. Discounts with purchase of a NextLEVEL Pass. Pre -pay for your space at the pay station or with the Parkmobile app. Lots 1B and Z: Spaces drastically reduced due to new construction, with most located far from The Clarice. Free parking on Saturdays and Sundays and af ter 4PM Monday–Friday.

OFF-SITE VENUE LOCATIONS CHECK YOUR EVENT LISTING CAREFULLY. SOME EVENTS ARE HELD OFF-SITE AT OTHER LOCATIONS.

DIRECTIONS AND PARKING

MILKBOY ARTHOUSE 7416 Baltimore Ave College Park, MD 20740 JOE’S MOVEMENT EMPORIUM 3309 Bunker Hill Rd Mount Rainier, MD 20712

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

PARKING: Free parking in lot to the right of the building. Metered parking on Bunker Hill Rd, 34th St and Rhode Island Ave.

UMD MEMORIAL CHAPEL 7600 Baltimore Ave College Park, MD 20742

PARKING: Event parking behind chapel in Lot Y. Overflow parking in lots L, C1 or C2. Wheelchairaccessible parking on street. (Limited spots.)

ST. ANDREW'S EPISCOPAL CHURCH 4512 College Ave College Park, MD 20740

PARKING: Church lots accessible from Yale Ave and Princeton Ave. Metered garage at the corner of Knox Rd and Yale Ave.

PHOTO CREDITS • COVER #1 Tamisha Guy Abraham.In.Motion photo by Carrie Schneider • COVER #2 Connie Shiau Abraham.In.Motion photo by Carrie Schneider • Page 2–3 Smiling Student at Silent Disc-Glo NextNOW Fest 2016 Photo by Dylan Singleton • Page 4–5 top Christian Scott aTunde Adjuah Stretch Music Photo by Geoff Sheil bottom Mamela Nyamza Hatched Photo by Geoff Sheil • Sidebar – Page 7 Troy “Jungaji” Brady Black Arm Band Photo by Geoff Sheil • Sidebar – Page 9 Morgan Scott TDPS’s The Wild Party, 2016 Photo by Geoff Sheil

• Sidebar – Page 11 SOM’s Jazz Ensemble Photo by Geoff Sheil • Sidebar – Page 13 Professor James Ross conducts at NOI+F by Geoff Sheil • Sidebar – Page 15 Laynee Woodward & Daren Jackson Maryland Opera Studio’s Regina, 2016 Photo by Geoff Sheil • Sidebar – Page 17 Scott Patterson AfroHouse Photo by Gio Jettson • Center – pages 18–19 Grupo Corpo Suite Branca Photo by Jose Luiz Pederneiras • Sidebar – Page 21 Reyna Fox TDPS’s Moves Undergraduate Dance Concert, 2017 Photo by Geoff Sheil • Sidebar – Page 23 Michelle Smith Performing Arts Library Photo by Geoff Sheil

• Sidebar – Page 25 Students from the UMD Wind Ensemble Photo by Geoff Sheil • Sidebar – Page 27 Maryn Foye Alumni Play Commission Photo by Dylan Singleton • Pages 28–29 Schick Machine Engagement Event Photo by Geoff Sheil Kanaka’ole Engagement Event (Students from Hollywood Elementary School) Photo by Geoff Sheil Silencio Blanco Student Workshop Photo by Geoff Sheil

Student playing Stepper Organ NextNOW Fest 2016 Photo by Lisa Philip • Page 33 Rachel Lincoln, Damara Ganley Bandaloop Photo by Dylan Singleton • Pages 34–35 Wendy Whelan photo by Erin Baiano • Photos used throughout the event listings appear with permission by the visiting artists and by UMD staff & contracted photographers. • The Clarice Calendar is proudly designed and produced by The Clarice creative, marketing and guest experience team.

• Pages 30–31 Martin Wollesen with Narissa Steel Photo by Jay Mallin Jenny Anne Flory MOS’s The Orpheus Adventure, 2017 Photo by Geoff Sheil Leigh Wilson Smiley with Heidi Onkst & Marilyn Schoenbaum Photo by Geoff Sheil

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

2017–2018 Season on Sale Now! Save on tickets & parking with a NextLEVEL Pass 301.405.ARTS THECLARICE.UMD.EDU

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