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From colonial impressions of the Chesapeake Bay to detailed city plans for guiding Baltimore's rapid expansion, this exhibition features over thirty of the most stunning and historically significant maps of Maryland from the collection of the late businessman, philanthropist, and Johns Hopkins alumnus Willard Hackerman. The maps are brought together with related rare books and prints, ephemera, and digital story maps to reveal the passion of a collector, the early mapping of Maryland, and the potential of combining historical maps with modern data to re-examine the past.
The Center for Innovation, Research and Creativity in the Arts presents Andrew Keiper and Kei Ito, a collaborative artist team whose large-scale visual and sound installations probe the atomic bombing of Hiroshima and their intertwined family histories. Ito’s grandfather witnessed the explosion of the atomic bombing of Hiroshima that killed his family, while Keiper’s grandfather was an engineer who contributed to the effort to develop the bomb.
Sunday, February 17, 3 p.m.
Earl and Darielle Linehan Concert Hall
The Anansi Trio, featuring Mark Merella, Matt Belzer (director of jazz studies at UMBC), and Larry Melton, celebrate the launch of their debut album, On the Path, with an afternoon of jazz.
Hopkins Concert Orchestra season finale, led by Jordan Randall Smith. Free performance features music by Bologne, CPE Bach, and Haydn, including concerto competition runner-up Isabel Won.
Concert is free, no tickets or reservations required, and begins with small chamber ensemble performances.
The Department of English presents a reading by novelist Michael Downs. A native of Hartford, Connecticut, Downs is the author of The Strange and True Tale of Horace Wells, Surgeon Dentist, his debut novel from Acre Books. Earlier works include The Greatest Show: Stories, inspired by the true story of the historic Hartford Circus Fire of 1944, which killed 168 people; and House of Good Hope: A Promise for a Broken City, named a finalist in memoir for the Connecticut Book Award. He lives in Baltimore and is a professor of English at Towson University.
The Center for Innovation & Entrepreneurship (CI&E) will host a Spring Hackathon, which will focus on how to use design thinking to address challenges in the community. Loyola students, alumni, faculty, staff, and Baltimore community members are invited to attend the CI&E Spring Hackathon event held on Thursday, Feb. 21, from 5-9 p.m. in the Lange Lounge. The event gets underway with pizza and preliminary exercises at 5 p.m.
The UMBC Jazz Faculty Ensemble, featuring Matt Belzer, saxophone; Tom Williams, trumpet; Mike Noonan, vibes; Tom Lagana, guitar; Harry Appelman, piano; Tom Baldwin, bass; and Scott Tiemann, drums, will perform a selection of classic and original jazz compositions.
Tickets: $15 general admission, $10 seniors, $5 students, free for UMBC Music majors and Music faculty/staff, available online or at the box office one hour before the performance.
The Maryland All State Jazz Band Concert, hosted by the Maryland Music Educators Association, is a culmination of the hard work of students from all over the state of Maryland. Students from across the state will be selected to participate in this concert by audition, and students from multiple county schools will be represented.
Tickets are $15, available online through MMEA.
Metropolitan Opera Orchestra trumpeter Peter Bond joins UMBC faculty and students for a night of incredible brass music. The evening will include a solo set by Bond, faculty and student chamber music, and Bond displaying some his virtuosity as soloist and collaborator with a large UMBC student/faculty brass ensemble.
The UMBC flute studio of Lisa Cella and Lori Kesner presents the Telemann Fantasie Project, at which students will perform and discuss the Fantasies by Georg Philipp Telemann, published in 1732–33.
This concert culminates a semester-long focus on Telemann’s solo flute Fantasies. Earlier in the school year, historical flutist Gwynn Robert presented a lecture on the history and significance of these works to the studio and gave a masterclass to the students.
The UMBC Jazz Ensemble is joined in concert by New York City-based drummer/composer/teacher Allison Miller, who engages her deep roots in improvisation as a vehicle to explore all music. Described by critics as a charismatic and rhythmically propulsive drummer with melodic sensibility, Miller has been named “Top 20 Jazz Drummers” in Downbeat Magazine and her composition, Otis Was a Polar Bear, is on NPR’s list of The 200 Greatest Songs by 21st Century Women. Miller is Monterey Jazz Festival’s 2019 Artist in Residence, alongside Derrick Hodge.
Baltimore Clayworks is excited to host Keystone Clay: East from January 12thto March 2nd, 2019. There will be a closing reception Saturday, March 2nd from 4-6pm. This is the first of two exhibitions showcasing the ceramic programs at Pennsylvania colleges and universities. Our three Galleries will be displaying work from the professors and their students side by side, highlighting the ceramic education and inspiration.
Intensity. Improv. Intellect? Maybe! Come to March Mayhem: The BIG College Improv Competition and see local colleges duke it out in the ultimate improv cage matches. If you LOVE basketball, this has a similar title and format! You decide who the winner is!
Baltimore Improv Group offers free comedy shows every night of the week. But please reserve so we know you're coming.
Separated from his mother, a young refugee called Anon journeys through the United States, encountering a wide variety of people — some kind, some dangerous and cruel — as he searches for his family. From a sinister one-eyed butcher to beguiling barflies to a sweatshop, Anon must navigate through a chaotic, ever-changing landscape in this entrancing adaptation of Homer’s Odyssey.
Friday, March 8, 8 p.m.
Saturday, March 9, 2 p.m.* and 8 p.m.
Sunday, March 10, 2 p.m.* and 8 p.m.
The Baltimore Classical Guitar Society presents virtuoso guitarist Grisha Goryachev. A native of St. Petersburg, Russia, Goryachev is renowned for his extraordinary musical sensitivity and technical virtuosity in both classical and flamenco styles. Goryachev is one of very few guitarists in the world who is reviving the tradition of solo flamenco guitar in a concert setting that was practiced by legendary flamenco masters such as Ramón Montoya and Sabicas.
Tickets for this event are $35 – $45 and are available through the Baltimore Classical Guitar Society here.