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The Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center

Since it opened in 2001, The Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center has become a well-respected cultural force because of its adventuresome programming and its commitment to experiences that take the audience beyond the stage. We present new perspectives in dance, theatre, music and interdisciplinary art through nearly 1,000 events a year, giving the community -- both on- and off-campus -- numerous opportunities to dig deeper and open up the world of ideas in performances, residencies, workshops, dialogues and other activities.

11 AM to 11 PM

Varies by performance.

Calendar of Events
Oct 2Ambrose Akinmusire
Oct 6How Could I Move the Crowd?: A conversation on spoken word, hip-hop and subversion
Oct 10Mark Padmore, tenor; Jonathan Biss, piano
Oct 10 - Oct 17The Me Nobody Knows
Oct 10UMD Symphony Orchestra: Pictures at an Exhibition
Oct 11UMD Wind Orchestra: Double Percussion Concerto
Oct 13Here They Stood: A Site-Specific Spoken Word Opera
Oct 13TEMPO Fall Concert
Oct 16 - Oct 17MFA Dance Thesis Concert: Sharing a Dance with You & Wrestling with the WIP
Oct 17Music in Mind: University of Maryland Bass Trio
Oct 17UMD Wind Ensemble: Characters
Oct 19Abdullah Ibrahim (South Africa)
Oct 22UMD Repertoire Orchestra: Neruda Trumpet Concerto
Oct 24District5 Wind Quintet
Oct 25Kronos Quartet: Prelude to a Black Hole and Beyond Zero: 1914-1918
Oct 25 - Oct 26For and In Behalf Of
Oct 25Cantare!
Oct 26UMD Symphony Orchestra Concerto Competition Preliminaries
Oct 27Big Band Halloween Scream
Oct 31UMD Symphony Orchestra Concerto Competition Finals
Nov 1Basetrack
Nov 5High School Choir Invitational
Nov 7 - Nov 14Collidescope: Adventures in Pre- and Post-Racial America
Nov 7UMD Wind Orchestra: Dragon Rhyme
Nov 8Kyle Abraham/Abraham.In.Motion (A.I.M.): When Wolves Came In
Nov 11 - Nov 12UMD Chamber Jazz: Part I and II
Nov 12University Band & Community Band
Nov 13 - Nov 16UMD Faculty Dance Concert: Dance Rhythm/Sound and Space
Nov 14UMD Symphony Orchestra & UMD Concert Choir: Brahms' German Requiem
Nov 17Chamber Music Showcase: Part I
Nov 19Chamber Music Showcase: Part II
Nov 20Bach Cantata Series
Nov 21 - Nov 25Maryland Opera Studio: Così Fan Tutte
Nov 21Faustin Linyekula (Democratic Republic of Congo): Tales of Home: Congo/Mozambique
Nov 22Panaibra Gabriel Canda (Mozambique): Tales of Home: Congo/Mozambique
Nov 22Calder Quartet
Nov 22 - Nov 23Tone of Silence
Dec 1UMD Jazz Ensemble, UMD Jazz Lab Band & University Jazz Band: Winter Big Band Showcase
Dec 1UMD Korean Percussion Ensemble
Dec 2New Music at Maryland
Dec 5UMD Symphony Orchestra & UMD Wind Orchestra: Sibelius 6
Dec 6Kreativity End-Of-Semester Performance
Dec 7Honors Chamber Recital
Dec 7UMD Repertoire Orchestra: Fiesta!
Dec 8UMD Percussion Ensemble
Dec 10UMD Gameland Saraswati & UMD Japanese Koto Ensemble
Dec 11 - Dec 12Delta Chi Xi Honorary Dance Fraternity: New Dances
Dec 12UMD Wind Ensemble, University Band, Community Band & Mighty Sound of Maryland: Kaleidoscope of Bands
Jan 8Vincent E. Thomas/VTDance
Jan 2532nd Annual Choreographers' Showcase
Jan 30 - Jan 31Macbeth
Feb 6Meccorre Quartet (Poland)
Feb 7Ragamala Dance (Bharata Natyam, Indian Dance): Song of the Jasmine
Feb 7Juiced
Feb 13 - Feb 21The Lost World
Feb 15Fauré Piano Quartett (Germany)
Feb 24Open Studio, Open Mind: The Role of the Academy in an Artist's Development
Feb 27 - Mar 7Big Ten New Play Initiative: Good Kids by Naomi Iizuka
Feb 27Tigran Hamasyan (Armenia)
Feb 27UMD Wind Orchestra: Dance Concerto
Feb 28UMD Symphony Orchestra: Music in Mind: Prokofiev and Mahler 5
Mar 2TEMPO Spring Concert
Mar 3 - Mar 7BOOMscat
Mar 7The Westerlies, Brass Quartet
Mar 9Full Disclosure: Creative Responses to the Digital Privacy Crisis
Mar 10 - Mar 11Spring Big Band Showcase
Mar 12 - Mar 13MFA Dance Thesis Concert: Projects for the Living & Not Leading Lady Material
Mar 27 - Mar 28Wake Up!
Mar 28Universes: Party People Salon
Mar 28UMD Wind Orchestra: Rememberings
Mar 31Divergent Perspectives: Foodways
Apr 9Tia Fuller
Apr 10 - Apr 12Shared Graduate Dance Concert
Apr 10Taylor Mac: The 20th Century Conversation
Apr 11Taylor Mac: The 20th Century Concert: Abridged
Apr 18 - Apr 26Maryland Opera Studio: Crime and Punishment: Operas in One Act
Apr 23 - Apr 26Umoves
Apr 26The Nile Project
Apr 27Sustainability in the Nile Basin: Artists Making Change
May 1UMD Wind Ensemble: Bernstein and Copland
May 2 - May 9The Human Capacity
May 3UMD Symphony Orchestra & Maryland Opera Studio: Music, Movement, Mind and Score
May 6UMD Jazz Ensemble, UMD Jazz Lab Band & University Jazz Band: Outdoor Big Band Finale
May 8 - May 9Delta Chi Xi Honorary Dance Fraternity: New Dances
May 9UMD Wind Ensemble, University Band & Community Band: Annual Pops Concert

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The Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center
Clarice Smith Center
Stadium Drive
College Park, MD 20742
301-405-ARTS phone

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