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 into 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.

Dancenorth/Lucy Guerin Inc.

Two of the world's leading dance companies, Dancenorth and Lucy Guerin Inc. collaborate with tour-de-force Indonesian music duo Senyawa in this cross-cultural event. Drawing influences from both Indonesian folk ritual idioms and western metal bands, Senyawa's unusual sound reinvents the Javanese spiritual tradition of entering trance through dance and music by fusing hand-made electric string instruments with operatic melodies, metal vocals and contemporary choreography.

Annual Pops Concert

Enjoy a mix of orchestral standards, contemporary hits arranged for orchestra, Broadway tunes, American songbook classics and more at this annual celebration of pops music. Showcasing the lighter side of classical music, it’s been an audience favorite for more than four decades.

The Heidi Chronicles

In this sprawling and heartfelt coming-of-age story, Heidi Holland grows up before our eyes. Starting out as a bright, idealistic college student of the 1960s, the world around her rapidly changes. With feminist guiding principles, she strives to build a fulfilling life and is forced to confront, through her work, friendship and relationships, the true cost of “having it all.”

Left Bank Quartet: Vocal Connections

The Left Bank Quartet presents works linked by their connection to the human voice. Schubert's tuneful lyricism is paired with an emotional new work by Mark Wilson, and Samuel Barber's "Dover Beach," for string quartet and baritone.

Left Bank Quartet:
David Salness, Sally McLain, violins
Katherine Murdock, viola
Eric Kutz, cello

Guest vocalist TBA.

Company Wang Ramirez: Borderline

Returning to The Clarice after their sold-out performance in 2017, Sébastien Ramirez and Honji Wang’s expanded choreographic language explores the tension of physical forces and social boundaries that reflect the reality of being tethered together in complex communities. Attached to cables, yet with great fluidity, five virtuosic and supple dancers thwart gravity through hip-hop, acrobatics, levitation and stunning visual poetry. 

University & Community Band Concert

A combined concert from two of the School of Music’s most community-minded ensembles. This shared evening of traditional and contemporary wind band music is a perfect concert for the whole family to attend. It’s sure to inspire new and lapsed musicians into incorporating more music-making into their lives.

Conducted by UMD alumnus Bill Sturgis and UMD Assistant Director of Bands Eli R. Osterloh.

Concert #1: TEMPO

This graduate student-led contemporary music ensemble focuses on cultivating new music experiences in the community both within and outside of the standard concert hall. Presenting music so fresh that the ink is often literally wet on the pages, TEMPO collaborates with composers to present the music of now.


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