Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center at Maryland

3/28

UMD Wind Orchestra

The ensemble presents "Rememberings," a program that includes Arthur Meuelsman's Symphony No. 4 and Jan Meyerowitz's "Three Comments on War," a work featuring elements of folk music and ancient battle songs. At the Dekelboum Concert Hall.
3/28

Universes: Party People Salon

The Black Panthers and the Young Lords are the focus of this interactive performance. At the Kogod Theatre.
3/28

Wake Up!

An original site-specific, dance work inspired by Spike Lee's film, "School Daze" (1988) and co-conceived by U. Md. students Meghan Bowden and Vaughn Midder. At the Kay Theatre.
3/28

Wake Up!

Spike Lee's 1988 film "School Daze" provided the inspiration for this work that examines the modern African American experience. At the Dance Theatre.
4/2

Donald Manildi

The curator presents a "Reflections from the Keyboard," performing and discussing piano works by Beethoven, CPE Bach, Poulenc, Chopin and Rachmaninoff. Pianists Margarita Glebov and Seyon Lee also perform works by Brahms, Arensky and Babajanian. At the Gildenhorn Recital Hall.
4/10 - 4/12

Shared Graduate Dance Concert

The program features choreography and dance works by current U-Md. graduate students. At the Dance Theatre.
4/26

The Nile Project

At the Dekelboum Concert Hall.
4/23 - 4/26

UMoves - Undergraduate Dance Concert

The program includes original works created and/or performed by undergraduate students majoring in dance, plus new works by guest choreographers. At the Kay Theatre.
4/23 - 4/26

UMoves: Undergraduate Dance Concert

The program includes original works by undergraduate U.-Md. dance students. At the Dance Theatre.
4/18 - 4/26

Maryland Opera Studio

The opera company presents "Crime and Punishment: Operas in One Act," a program featuring one-act operas by Rossini, Ravel and Menotti. At the Kay Theatre.
5/1

UMD Wind Ensemble

The ensemble performs Copland's "El Salon Mexico" and Bernstein's "Symphonic Dances" from "West Side Story" and "Overture to Candide.". At the Dekelboum Concert Hall.
5/3

UMD Symphony Orchestra

The orchestra presents "Music, Movement, Mind, and Score," a conductor-less program in conjunction with James Ross and Liz Lerman's UMD course. For the second half of the concert, the Maryland Opera Studio will join the UMSO to perform highlights from their spring production of Rossini's "L'occasione fa il ladro (Opportunity makes a thief).". At the Dekelboum Concert Hall.
5/9

Annual Pops Concert

At the Dekelboum Concert Hall.
5/8 - 5/9

Delta Chi Xi Honorary Dance Fraternity: New Dances

Choreographers and dance groups from across the UMD campus bring you an evening of original work. At the Dance Theatre.
5/2 - 5/9

The Human Capacity

A Stasi officer struggles for forgiveness from a woman whose life he ruined. At the Kogod Theatre.
5/11

UMD Percussion Ensemble

The UMD Orchestra's percussion section presents an evening of contemporary music. At the Dekelboum Concert Hall.
5/29 - 5/31

Delta Chi Xi Honorary Dance Fraternity Conference: 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.
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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