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Dream Prayer Observatory


As part of its CIRCA Presents series, the Center for Innovation, Research and Creativity in the Arts presents Dream Prayer Observatory, a meditative work of image and sound. On Friday, September 11, Dream Prayer Observatory will run in a continual loop online from noon until midnight. The work is a collaborative creation between photographer Dan Bailey, composer Linda Dusman, and audio engineer Alan Wonneberger, with violinist Airi Yoshioka. A "meet the artists" session will take place on Friday, September 11 at 6 p.m.

Daniel Pesca, solo piano


The Department of Music presents pianist Daniel Pesca in concert. The program features works by Alison Yun-Fei Jiang and Aaron Travers, as well as two major works Pesca composed during the COVID-19 pandemic. Standards from the keyboard literature by Bach and Fauré round out the program.

Bergamot Quartet


The Department of Music presents the Bergamot Quartet, a dynamic string ensemble described by The Baltimore Sun as "radiating with an urgency to communicate something fascinating and rare." 
The quartet's performance will feature works by UMBC student composers, including Kathryn Blake, Lynn Dixon, CJ Escobar, Jeremy Keaton, Veronica Maidoh, and Jeffrey Martin.

High Zero Festival of Experimental Improvised Music


Each year, UMBC partners with the annual High Zero Festival of Experimental Improvised Music, presenting one more more High Zero artists on campus, while faculty, students and alumni have been presented in live performances in downtown Baltimore. This year, Timothy Nohe, professor of visual arts, and Michelle Purdy ’10, music, will participate as performers in an online festival, which will take place September 24–27.

Audrey Andrist, piano


Audrey Andrist, pianist and affiliate artist with UMBC's Department of Music, will be featured on Classical WETA (90.9 FM) on the program Front Row Washington, performing solo and chamber works by Brahms.

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