What are you looking forward to in 2013?

2013 is just around the corner! Here's what some Center staff had to say about what they're looking forward to in the new year.

SUSIE FARR, Clarice Smith Center

eighth blackbird photo by Luke Ratray

I am looking forward to eighth blackbird with great anticipation. I am always thrilled when visiting artists perform with School of Music students.

This performance includes Steve Reich’s Double Sextet, a piece I’ve never heard. I’m trying to decide whether to buy the music and listen to it before the concert or be completely surprised by it at the performance. Steve Reich was awarded a Pulitzer for this piece so it will be fun to hear what excited the Pulitzer judges heard that caused them to make the award.

SUSIE FARR, Executive Director, Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center


UMD Symphony Orchestra photo by Alison Harbaugh

I'm looking forward to the UMD Symphony Orchestra's collaboration with designers Doug Fitch and Tim McLoraine on Britten's Les Illuminations. One can expect an experience beyond that of simply the aural or visual when looking through the creative lenses of these prominent artists. The creative energy between Ross, Fitch, and McLoraine is sure to impress.

MARK WAKEFIELD, Manager of Orchestral Activities, UMD School of Music

SISI REID, Ticket Office Representative (Student)

MFA in Performance photos by Walter Dallas

I'm looking forward to the MFA Thesis Festival of New Works. The graduate students of the theatre department are diverse and talented people and I can't wait to see all the different types of shows.

SISI REID, Junior Anthropology and Theatre Major and Ticket Seller


What are you looking forward to in 2013?

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