Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center at Maryland

Through 11/23

Tone of Silence

The School of Theatre, Dance and Performance Studies presents an examination of subtle oppression and how one can overcome those obstacles. At the Cafritz Foundation Theatre.
Through 11/25

Maryland Opera Studio: Cosi fan tutte

The UMD School of Music presents this staging of Mozart's comedic opera. At the Kay Theatre.
12/1

Korean Percussion Ensemble

The four member ensemble, Samulnori, will perform contemporary Korean music on the hourglass drum, a barrel drum, and small and large gongs. At the Dekelboum Concert Hall.
12/1

Winter Big Band Showcase

Performances by the UMD Jazz Ensemble, Jazz Lab Band, and University Jazz Band. At the Kay Theatre.
12/2

New Music at Maryland

Student artists perform works by living composers in this concert presented by the UMD School of Music. At the Gildenhorn Recital Hall.
12/5

UMD Symphony Orchestra and UMD Wind Orchestra

The student orchestras perform works written in 1923 including Sibelius' Symphony No. 6 and Stravinsky's "Octet.". At the Dekelboum Concert Hall.
12/6

Kreativity End of Semester Performance

Students are involved in every step of the creative process from writing to the final performance. At the Dance Theatre.
12/7

Honors Chamber Recital

UMD faculty-selected, student chamber ensembles perform. At the Gildenhorn Recital Hall.
12/8

UMD Percussion Ensemble

A contemporary music concert presented by the UMD School of Music. At the Dekelboum Concert Hall.
12/10
12/12

Kaleidoscope of Bands

The UMD Wind Ensemble, Community Band, University Band and Mighty Sound of Maryland Marching Band perform. At the Dekelboum Concert Hall.
1/30/15 - 1/31/15
2/13/15 - 2/21/15

The Lost World

At the Kogod Theatre.
2/27/15

Tigran Hamasyan

At the Kogod Theatre.
3/7/15

The Westerlies

At the Gildenhorn Recital Hall.
2/27/15 - 3/7/15

Good Kids

At the Kay Theatre.
3/28/15

Universes: Party People Salon

At the Kogod Theatre.
3/27/15 - 3/28/15

Wake Up!

At the Dance Theatre.
4/26/15

The Nile Project

At the Dekelboum Concert Hall.
5/9/15

Annual Pops Concert

At the Dekelboum Concert Hall.
5/2/15 - 5/9/15

The Human Capacity

At the Kogod Theatre.
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Editorial Review

Professional and student performances in all branches of the performing arts have been brought under one roof in a new center named for Virginia painter (and University of Maryland alumna) Clarice Smith.

The six performance halls are: the 1,100-seat Concert Hall, with a single balcony, box and chorister seating; the Ina and Jack Kay Theatre, seating 650 before a proscenium stage; the Joseph and Alma Gildenhorn Recital Hall, seating 300 on one level; the Robert and Arlene Kogod Studio Theatre, which seats 200; a 200-seat dance theater; and the Laboratory Theatre, a 100-seat, black-box facility.

The center houses the school of music, the department of theatre and the department of dance with their classrooms, rehearsal halls and library. As a result, it is a busy place during the day as well as in the evening.

The well-regarded production company of the University of Maryland will be housed here instead of the old Tawes Theatre .

The university's performance series will bring 50 events to the center each year.

-- Brad Hathaway