Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center at Maryland


UMD School of Music

Students compete for the chance to perform with the UMD Symphony Orchestra. At the Dekelboum Concert Hall.


The performance examines war using spoken word, photos and iPhone videos from Marines in Afghanistan. At the Kay Theatre.

Basetrack Live

Marines recount their experiences in Afghanistan through live music, spoken word and images. At the Kogod Theatre.

UMD Wind Orchestra

The ensemble performs Chen-Yi's "Dragon Rhyme" and premieres Alvin Singleton's new work written in honor of Drexel University's former band director, Mike Moss. Presented by the UMD School of Music. At the Dekelboum Concert Hall.

Kyle Abraham/ Abraham.In.Motion

Performance of "When Wolves Came In," reflecting on freedom, the Emancipation Proclamation and the connection between the Civil War and the Civil Rights Movement, a piece for six dancers set to music by contemporary composer Nico Muhly. At the Kay Theatre.

University Band and Community Band

Led by Director of Bands Emeritus Professor John Wakefield and UMD Assistant Director of Bands Eli R. Osterloh, the two bands play contemporary and traditional wind band music. At the Dekelboum Concert Hall.

University of Maryland Concert Choir and Symphony Orchestra

The ensembles perform Brahms' "German Requiem," and soprano Katie Baughman sings Earl Kim's "Where Grief Slumbers.". At the Dekelboum Concert Hall.

UMD Men's Chorus and UMD Women's Chorus

The choral groups perform in a fall showcase presented by the UMD School of Music. At the Dekelboum Concert Hall.

Words and Music: Choral Music Inspired by Great Poets

The Men's and Women's Chorus explore the settings of exquisite poetry by composers of the classical, Romantic, and contemporary eras with music by Debussy, Whitacre, Halley, Elgar and others set to poetry of Tennyson, Verlaine, Austen, and more. At the Dekelboum Concert Hall.
11/13 - 11/16

U-Md. Faculty Dance Concert

"Dance Rhythm/Sound and Space" presents a collection of works by dance faculty members Adriane Fang, Sharon Mansur and Miriam Phillips. At the Dance Theatre.
11/17 - 11/19

Chamber Music Showcase

Small student chamber groups perform works for woodwinds, brass, piano and strings. At the Gildenhorn Recital Hall.

Faustin Linyekula

A solo performance of "Le Cargo" tells of Linyekula's return home to Africa and the dance he picks up as part of "Tales of Home," a two-evening program of African dance-theatre. At the Kogod Theatre.

Calder Quartet

Violist Jonathan Moerschel, cellist Eric Byers and violinists Ben Jacobsen and Andrew Bulbrook perform works by Britten, Ades and Beethoven in this concert presented by Artist Partner Program. At the Gildenhorn Recital Hall.

Panaibra Gabriel Canda

The founder of Mozambique's first contemporary dance company performs accompanied by guitarist Jorge Domingos. At the Kogod Theatre.
11/22 - 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.
11/21 - 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.

Korean Percussion Ensemble

At the Dekelboum Concert Hall.

Winter Big Band Showcase

At the Kay Theatre.

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.

UMD Symphony Orchestra and UMD Wind Orchestra: Sibelius 6

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

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.

Honors Chamber Recital

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

UMD Percussion Ensemble

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

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.

Tigran Hamasyan

At the Kogod Theatre.

The Westerlies

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

Good Kids

At the Kay Theatre.

Universes: Party People Salon

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

Wake Up!

At the Dance Theatre.

The Nile Project

At the Dekelboum Concert Hall.

Annual Pops Concert

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

The Human Capacity

At the Kogod Theatre.

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