Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center at Maryland

5/30

National Festival Orchestra

Led by Cincinnati Pops Orchestra conductor, John Morris Russell, the ensemble performs "Your Classical Favorites," featuring works by Bernstein, Borodin and Dvorak as well as Saint-Saens's "Introduction and Rondo Capriccioso" with UMD faculty artist, violinist James Stern. At the Dekelboum Concert Hall.
5/31

Delta Chi Xi Benefit Showcase

Students of the Delta Chi Xi Honorary Dance Fraternity perform traditional dances from around the country with local guest artists and dance companies. Proceeds will benefit the fraternity and its scholarship fund. At the Dance Theatre.
5/29 - 5/31

DanCe flux 2015

Delta Chi Xi Honorary Dance Fraternity's premiere dance conference, featuring a weekend of master classes, performance training and cultural exploration with specialty guest artist Jeffrey Page.
6/5

National Orchestral Institute

Faculty artists perform Brahms's String Quartet No. 2 as well as works by Klughardt, Martin and Eisler. At the Gildenhorn Recital Hall.
6/7

National Orchestral Institute

Young artists perform in this chamber music concert. At the Gildenhorn Recital Hall.
6/13

National Festival Orchestra: Appalachian Spring

Led by Albany Symphony Music Director David Alan Miller, the ensemble presents an all-American program featuring John Corigliano's Grammy-winning First Symphony, Aaron Copland's "Appalachian Spring" and Michael Torke's "Bright Blue Music.". At the Dekelboum Concert Hall.
6/19

National Festival Orchestra

The ensemble gives a behind-the-scenes look at a rehearsal with conductor Rossen Milanov. At the Dekelboum Concert Hall.
6/19

National Festival Orchestra

Led by Rossen Milanov, the ensemble gives guests a behind-the-scenes look at their rehearsal. At the Dekelboum Concert Hall.
6/20

National Festival Orchestra

Led by Rossen Milanov, the ensemble performs Brahms's Symphony No. 2 as well as works by Strauss and Dutilleux. At the Dekelboum Concert Hall.
6/21

Make a mask

Arts on a Roll lead this workshop to make a mask of your favorite character from the Peter and the Wolf story.
6/21

National Orchestral Institute

The ensemble presents a family-friendly concert featuring Prokofiev's "Peter and the Wolf."
6/26

National Festival Orchestra

The ensemble rehearses with conductor Asher Fisch. At the Dekelboum Concert Hall.
6/27

National Festival Orchestra

Led by Israeli conductor Asher Fisch, the ensemble performs Bartok's dazzling Concerto for Orchestra as well as works by Wagner and Beetoven. At the Dekelboum Concert Hall.
7/25

University of Maryland Summer Chorus Concert

Led by Cindy Bauchspies and Allan Laino, the choral group performs Mozart's "Vesperae solennes de confessore" and Vivaldi's "Gloria.". At the Dekelboum Concert Hall.
7/18 - 7/26

Maryland Lyric Opera

The company presents a semi-staged production of Gounod's "Romeo et Juliette.". At the Kay 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