New Orleans, LA - Noted laugher expert and University of Maryland, Baltimore County (UMBC) professor Robert Provine will take his research to operatic heights at the upcoming Society for Neuroscience conference in New Orleans.
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The UMBC Department of Theatre presents a Main Stage Production, Orpheus, adapted and directed by Xerxes Mehta from Jean Cocteau's play Orpheé and his trilogy of Orpheus films. Performances, for mature audiences only, are November 29 and December 1, 2, 7, 8 and 9 at 8 p.m. and December 3 and 10 at4 p.m. For reservations and information, please call the Box Office at (410) 455-2476.
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The UMBC New Music Ensemble will celebrate its 25th anniversary with a free concert on December 6 at 8 p.m. in the Fine Arts Recital Hall. The program will feature three works by Herbert Brün, best known as the father of electronic/computer music, who died on November 6, 2000. One of the concert's world premieres will be Moody Moments, which Brun wrote for Sylvia Smith, artistic director of the Ensemble. Also on the program are Per Contra: Serenata: bassa and Five Pieces for Piano by Herbert Brün; The Xylophone Poems and Light a Dew (world premiere) by Stuart Saunders Smith; For 1, 2 or 3 People by Christian Wolff; The Children's Hour and At the River by Charles Ives; Progression by Ben Johnston; Toccata for Piano by Robert Erickson; Not Far Apart (world premiere) by UMBC student Zachary Fischer; and Pacific Sirens by UMBC student Robert Erickson.
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The UMBC Dance Department presents the Fall 2000 Dance Showcase from December 7 through 9 at 8 p.m. in Fine Arts Studio 317. The program, choreographed and performed by UMBC dance students, also includes work by visiting artist David Appel and dance instructor Sandra Lacy. Friday's program will include performances by the African Dance class. Tickets are $8 general and $5 students/seniors; all proceeds benefit the UMBC Dance Department Scholarship Fund. For more information, call (410) 455-6240.
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