Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center at Maryland

4/22

New Music at Maryland

Student singers and instrumentalists perform new works composed by other University of Maryland students. At the Gildenhorn Recital Hall.
4/23

Classic to Contemporary

Excelsa Quartet, UMD's Graduate Fellowship Chamber Ensemble, presents its final recital of the academic year, featuring contemporary works string for quartets. At the Gildenhorn Recital Hall.
4/23

UMD Repertoire Orchestra

The orchestra performs "In the Hall of the Mountain King," selections from Grieg's "Peer Gynt," including "In the Hall of the Mountain King" and "Morning Mood," in its final concert of the year. At the Dekelboum Concert Hall.
4/25

District5: Transcribed

The Graduate Fellowship Chamber Ensemble performs Brahms' Piano Quintet No. 1 in G Minor and other new transcriptions of chamber works for wind quintet. At the Gildenhorn Recital Hall.
4/25

UMD Gamelan Saraswati

Traditional Balinese music and dance is performed by the student ensemble. At the Dekelboum Concert Hall.
4/27

UMD Japanese Koto Ensemble

The student music ensemble performs traditional Japanese koto music. At the Dekelboum Concert Hall.
4/27

UMD Men's Chorus and UMD Women's Chorus: An American Portrait

Choral works by American composers are performed. At the Dekelboum Concert Hall.
4/24 - 4/27

UMoves: Undergraduate Dance Concert

Original works from undergraduate students majoring in dance at the University of Maryland and new works developed by guest choreographers. At the Dance Theatre.
4/28

TEMPO: The Experimental Music Performance Organization

The graduate student music organization presents new music from "beyond the walls of the University of Maryland.". At the Gildenhorn Recital Hall.
5/1

Star Wars Trilogy

The UMD Wind Ensemble plays selections form the "Star Wars Trilogy" score, as well as pieces by Mason Bates, Percy Grainger and JP Sweelinck. At the Dekelboum Concert Hall.
5/2

UMD Wind Orchestra: Contrasts

For its final performance of the season, the UMD Wind Orchestra performs Magnus Lindberg's "Gran Duo" and Steve Reich's "Tehillim," exploring the contrasts between the works. At the Dekelboum Concert Hall.
5/1 - 5/2

Maryland Opera Studio: Opera Scene Study

First-year students in the Maryland Opera Studio perform scenes from a variety of operas. At the Gildenhorn Recital Hall.
5/3

The Left Bank Quartet

For its final performance of the season, the quartet plays works by Ravel and Beethoven. At the Gildenhorn Recital Hall.
5/2 - 5/3

An Iliad

Homer's epic gets re-imagined as a contemporary solo show about war. At the Kay Theatre.
5/4

Appalachian Spring

The UMD Symphony Orchestra performs Aaron Copland's 1940's composition with choreography by Liz Lerman. The orchestra will also play Dutilleux's "Metaboles" and Gershwin and Bennett's "Porgy and Bess: Symphonic Picture.". At the Dekelboum Concert Hall.
5/4

Honors Chamber Music Recital

Faculty members select students from the UMD School of Music's chamber program are to perform in this concert. At the Gildenhorn Recital Hall.
5/5

et avant/image

The UMD Percussion Ensemble performs Professor Tom DeLio's "et avant/image.". At the Dekelboum Concert Hall.
5/10

PostClassical Ensemble: Mexican Revolution

This two-part, multimedia program on the Mexican Revolution features popular Mexican songs performed by vocalist Eugenia Leon and PostClassical Ensemble, as well as a screening of the 1936 film "Redes," with Silvestre Revueltas' score performed live by PostClassical. Pre-concert talk at 6:30pm. At the Dekelboum Concert Hall.
5/3 - 5/10

Twilight: Los Angeles, 1992

Anna Deavere Smith's play explores racial tension in Los Angeles after the Rodney King assault trial. At the Kogod Theatre.
10/4

Miami String Quartet

At the Gildenhorn Recital Hall.
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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