Today: Michelle Smith Performing Arts 09:00AM - 05:00PM


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Irmgard Bartenieff: A Personal Journey through Dance
Irmgard Bartenieff was a true Renaissance woman: Dancer, Choreographer, Teacher, Labanotator, Dance Therapist, Physical Therapist, Dance Historian, Dance Ethnographer, Activist and Founder of the Laban/Bartenieff Institute of Movement Studies (LIMS). Visit MSPAL to find out about her personal journey!
Posted: July 19, 2017
Screening: Heavy Metal Parking Lot, a film by Jeff Krulik and John Heyn / Exhibition: "Heavy Metal Parking Lot: The 30-Year Journey of a Cult Film Sensation"
Heavy Metal Parking Lot, a film by Jeff Krulik and John Heyn, is considered among the greatest rock documentaries of all time. Visit the Clarice on May 27th for a screening and a Q&A with the filmmakers.
Posted: May 03, 2016
Creative Dialogues: Flash in Time
'Flash In Time: Discussing D.C. Punk Fanzines' brings together participants in the underground fanzine culture that has been an important part of Washington, D.C.’s punk scene since the 1970s.
Posted: March 23, 2016
IPAM 50: Margaret Leng Tan
Pianist Margaret Leng Tan visits the Clarice to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the International Piano Archives at Maryland (IPAM).
Posted: March 23, 2016
WAPAVA Presents: Romeo and Juliet
MSPAL will host a screening of excerpts from Shakespeare Theatre Company's all-male performance of Romeo & Juliet (2008) and a discussion with Shakespeare scholar Dr. Franklin Hildy.
Posted: March 23, 2016
University of Maryland Wind Orchestra: Pushing Boundaries
Faculty artists Mayron Tsong and Lee Hinkle join the UMD Wind Orchestra to explore new and exciting repertoire.
Posted: February 25, 2016
UMD Symphony Orchestra: Alternative Energy
New violin faculty artist Irina Muresanu, and viola faculty artist Katherine Murdock join the UMD Symphony Orchestra for a performance of Mozart's brilliant double concerto, Sinfonia Concertante.
Posted: February 25, 2016
The UMD School of Theatre, Dance, and Performance Studies presents William Shakespeare's Troilus and Cressida
This re-imagining of Shakespeare's Trojan War love story brings a modern-day twist to a classic tale.
Posted: February 17, 2016
MSPAL remembers David Bowie with select rare items from the Hugo Keesing Collection on Popular Music.
The Keesing Collection holds several rare items related to the music legend, who passed away on January 10, 2016 at the age of 69.
Posted: January 12, 2016
WAPAVA Presents: Olney Theatre Center’s Colossal
WAPAVA Presents: Olney Theatre Center’s Colossal, presented at the Michelle Smith Performing Arts Library
Posted: November 20, 2015
National Gallery of Art Film Program Special Event: Way Down East
Don't miss this event featuring condcutor Gillian Anderson, whose papers are held in SCPA's collections!
Posted: October 28, 2015
MSPAL Rummage Sale
Fill your bookshelves without emptying your wallet. Visit our sale, part of the NextNOW Fest, presented by The Clarice.
Posted: September 03, 2015
D.C. theater community mourning one of its own
The national theatre community lost a great talent this weekend, PJ Paparelli, who spent several years working in the DC area.
Posted: May 27, 2015
University of Maryland Repetoire Orchestra: Tchaikovsky's Symphony No. 4
Tchaikovsky’s Fourth Symphony is one of the most famous and frequently performed pieces in the symphonic canon. Hear it for yourself at The Clarice.
Posted: March 09, 2015
University of Maryland Wind Orchestra: Dance Concerto
The UMDWO presents an eclectic program featuring a world premiere, a US premiere, and arrangements of songs by the frontman of Sigur Ros.
Posted: March 03, 2015
University of Maryland Symphony Orchestra: Music in Mind - Prokofiev and Mahler 5
The UMD Symphony Orchestra welcomes 2013 Concerto Competition Winner Christopher Wong to the stage to perform Prokofiev’s brilliant Piano Concerto No. 3.
Posted: February 26, 2015
Tigran Trio
Tigran Hamasyan draws on such influences as Armenian folk music, rock, beatbox and poetry. Visit The Clarice to see this eclectic artist in action.
Posted: February 24, 2015
Beethoven's Archduke
Join UMD professors David Salness, Evelyn Elsing, and Mayron Tsong for a performance of chamber music by Beethoven and Brahms.
Posted: February 20, 2015
Fauré Piano Quartett
The Fauré Quartett has a new vision for chamber music. Visit The Clarice to hear it for yourself.
Posted: February 11, 2015
Meccore Quartet
Formed in 2007 by some of Europe's most celebrated string players, this Polish quartet flouts convention by incorporating elements of jazz and literature into its programs. Visit The Clarice to check them out.
Posted: February 06, 2015
Ragamala Dance Company
The Ragamala Dance Company performs a program that moves freely between past and present, composition and improvisation, music and dance.
Posted: February 04, 2015
UMD School of Theatre, Dance, and Performance Studies presents William Shakespeare's Macbeth
In this daring adaptation of Shakespeare’s classic, an ensemble of four actors will transform The Clarice into the deadly corridors of Dunsinane Castle.
Posted: January 27, 2015
UMD Japanese Koto Ensemble and UMD Gamelan Saraswati
For their Fall 2014 performances, the UMD Gamelan Saraswati and Japanese Koto ensembles bring Balinese percussion and Japanese koto music to The Clarice.
Posted: December 10, 2014
UMD Repertoire Orchestra: Fiesta!
The UMD Repertoire Orchestra closes out the fall semester of School of Music performances with Fiesta!
Posted: December 02, 2014
UMD Symphony Orchestra, UMD Wind Orchestra: 1923 - It was a really good year
As conductor Michael Votta observes, “It was a very good year for music.”
Posted: December 02, 2014