Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center at Maryland


The Another Country

Maryland Opera Studio performs a nursery rhyme-based chamber opera about Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. At the Gildenhorn Recital Hall.
2/12 - 2/13

God Bless Baseball

Playwright and director Toshiki Okada explores the American sports's enduring cultural impact on modern Korea and Japan. Performed in Japanese and Korean with English titles.

Quatuor Danel

The foursome performs works by Mieczyslaw Weinberg, Dmitry Shostakovich and Alexander Borodin.
2/26 - 2/27

Twelfth Night

London's Filter Theatre and the Royal Shakespeare Company team up to create a radically-cut, fast-paced version of Shakespeare's classic comedy of mistaken identity. On-stage costume changes and shifting performance decisions ensure that you'll never see the same show twice. At the Dance Theatre.
2/26 - 2/27

Twelfth Night

Filter in association with the Royal Shakespeare Company present a staging of Shakespeare's comedy that allows the audience to see behind the scenes during the show.

12th Annual Celebration of Women's Voices

UMD Women's Chorus and guest ensembles perform in honor of Women's History Month.

Murasaki Duo

Cellist Eric Kutz and pianist Miko Kominami perform highlights from their new album, "Duo Virtuoso." The program includes works by Piazzola, Martinu and Strauss. At the Gildenhorn Recital Hall.

10th Annual Men's Chorus Invitational

UMD Men's Chorus and guest choirs perform.
4/8 - 4/9

Salt of the Earth

In PuppetCinema combines puppets and video to tell the story of a rebel hero.

Margaret Leng Tan

The "world's first professional toy piano virtuoso" performs works by James Joslin, Ge Gan-ru, Alvin Lucier, David M. Gordon and others.

St. Lawrence String Quartet

The ensemble performs works by Shostakovich, Haydn and Saint-Saens.


Aerial artists use stories from the audience to create their performance-in-progress.
4/8 - 4/16


The Maryland Opera studio presents a production based on playwright Lillian Hellmans's "The Little Foxes."

Spektral Quartet

The Chicago chamber ensemble performs with flutist Claire Chase.

UMD Symphony Orchestra and the U.S. Marine Band

The two ensembles join together for a program commemorating World War II.

UMD Wind Orchestra and Maryland Opera Studio

The two ensembles perform Mozart's "Die Zauberflote."

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