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'When Sight Meets Sound' Concert, March 27

Faculty Member Mixes Music with Visual Arts

March 5, 2013
Contact: University Relations
Phone: 410.837.5739

University of Baltimore Integrated Arts Program Director Jeffrey Hoover will perform "When Sight Meets Sound," a combination of his own compositions, with pianist Duke Thompson and guitarist Stephen Seidenman, alongside the mixed media of Hoover’s visual artwork. Hoover’s students will read poetry with this blending of new classical music and jazz. The concert will take place on Wednesday, March 27 at 7 p.m. in the Wright Theater in the UB Student Center, 21 W. Mt. Royal Ave. 

Both a saxophonist and a composer woodwind player, Hoover also paints. He described his paintings as visual interpretations of music; the audience "can both hear and see the ideas as they unfold on the stage."

Thompson is founder and president of the Maryland Conservatory of Music and has been teaching at UB through its new Integrated Arts Degree program. He recorded a solo CD, Lots to Consider, in 2009.

Seidenman performs in the Baltimore and Washington, DC areas. In 2011 he was invited to perform at the 8th annual Zihuatanejo International Guitar Festival in Southern Mexico. In 2009 he released his second CD, Guitar Recital, which includes live concert performances, as well as studio recordings.

Tickets for "When Sight Meets Sound" are $5 general and free to all students. Tickets are available online at www.etix.com (search under University of Baltimore) and at the door one hour prior to the performance.

Reduced rate parking is available on event nights at the UB Maryland Avenue Garage, located on Maryland Avenue between Biddle and Chase Streets or the Fitzgerald Garage on Oliver Street; a voucher will be provided at the box office, and the UB shuttle is available to transport patrons between the venue and the garage.

Learn more about Spotlight UB and other upcoming performances.

Questions about Spotlight UB may be sent via email to spotlightub@ubalt.edu.

The University of Baltimore is a member of the University System of Maryland and comprises the College of Public Affairs, the Merrick School of Business, the UB School of Law and the Yale Gordon College of Arts and Sciences.