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Thursday, April 19, 2018

Bach Cantata at the University

For a semester or two, I've missed these afternoon performances in the lobby of the Clarice Smith Center for the Performing Arts, but today I hustled down there after my Art History class and caught about half of one.

Since I was late I didn't hear the particulars of what I was hearing, but the piece featured a duet:

There are few things in life that I find as uplifting to the spirit as these mid-day performances.

Sunday, April 15, 2018

Neighborly Jazz

Neighbor Susan Mooring has started a regular gig singing at a restaurant which is five minutes from our houses. Friday she was joined by another neighbor, Paul Fuller on drums. The keyboardist is named Eric, but I don't know where he lives.

The three of them made a great jazz trio.

Thursday, April 12, 2018

Something new in the Art/Sociology Building

Also called the Parren Mitchell Building at the University of Maryland, it's interior always seemed striking to me. Now they've added this multicolor work under the skylights in the atrium either temporarily as an exhibit or possibly as a permanent fixture.

This is the effect from straight below:

Viewed from the second floor, it looks like this:

Monday, April 9, 2018

Spring, finally!

Trees in bloom in the park.

Sunday, April 8, 2018

Student jazz at the University of Maryland

Last Wednesday evening I heard two student groups at the Clarice Smith Center of the Performing Arts. They played pieces by Herbie Hancock, Chick Corea, Horace Silver, Duke Ellington, Dave Brubeck, and others, plus a few original compositions by the students.

These are photos of the second group:

For the last two numbers they brought out a vocalist. One of the tunes was composed by her.