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Local Artists, International Partnerships Highlight 2013 Spotlight UB Season

September 3, 2013
Contact: University Relations
Phone: 410.837.5739

The University of Baltimore's fall 2013 Spotlight UB performing arts series will feature an eclectic mix of performances, including jazz, internationally developed plays and experimental film. The season showcases UB voices through the "Reflections and Echoes" Irish plays and the Shadow of a Gunman performance, while it continues its successful partnerships with the Aspen String Trio, the John Hewitt International Summer School, Maryland Irish Charities and the High Zero Foundation.

Spotlight UB's fall schedule is as follows. All events take place in the Wright Theater, located on the top floor of the UB Student Center, 21 W. Mt. Royal Ave.

  • Classical Guitarist Michael Hull
    Sept. 10
    7 p.m.
    $5 general, free to students
    Hull performs a varied program of his work and the work of Integrated Arts Program Director Jeffrey Hoover, along with the music of Lauro, Dowland, Albeniz, Tarrega, Villa-Lobos and Orbon, to kick off the fall season.
     
  • High Zero Experimental Film and Video Night
    Sept. 16
    7 p.m.
    $6 general
    A night of energizing, eye-popping visuals, part of High Zero's annual fall festival.
     
  • Aspen String Trio
    Oct. 8
    7 p.m.
    $15 general, $10 seniors and staff, $5 students
    The Aspen String Trio returns to campus for residencies with writing students and to perform a concert of Beethoven. Once again, radio personality Jonathan Palevsky hosts the evening and provides historical context.
     
  • Baltmore Literary Heritage Tour and Arts Week
    Oct. 10
    7:30 p.m.
    Free
    The Baltimore Literary Heritage Tour and Arts Week presents "An Evening of Dead Baltimore Authors."
     
  • "Reflections and Echoes"
    Oct. 16
    7 p.m.
    $5 students and alumni, $8 general
    UB students perform the short plays and prose developed during a month-long residency, the Armagh Project, in Northern Ireland that were first performed at the John Hewitt International Summer School. This fundraiser will help support UB students for the 2014 Armagh Project. (Also performed at the Maryland Irish Festival, Saturday, Nov. 9.)
     
  • Lafayette Gilchrest Showcases The View from Here
    Oct. 19
    7 p.m.
    $5 students and alumni, $10 general
    Baltimore jazz great pianist Lafayette Gilchrist performs a concert for his new release, The View from Here, that he recorded in the Wright Theater last in spring.
     
  • Reading: The Shadow of a Gunman
    Nov. 19
    7 p.m.
    Free
    UB's Freshman Learning Community actors will perform a staged reading of Sean O'Casey's pacifist tale, The Shadow of a Gunman. (Also performed at the Maryland Irish Festival, Saturday, Nov. 9.)
     
  • AIDS Awareness Day
    Dec. 2
    The NAMES Project quilt panels will be displayed in the Student Center lobby.


For tickets and additional information about these performances, visit thew UB Spotlight page or call 410.837.4053. Online ticketing is available at www.etix.com; search "University of Baltimore.

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.