If you’re looking for some refreshing entertainment this month, check out what’s happening at nearby college and university campuses. From theatrical and musical performances to world-class art exhibits to exciting sporting events, there’s something for everyone in the Mid-Atlantic region.
The University of Maryland, located in College Park, Maryland, offers a special opportunity to enjoy the Chamber Ensemble of the Shanghai Chinese Orchestra, performing in the Dekelboum Concert Hall at the Clarice Smith Center. The Ensemble offers audiences the unique sounds of traditional Chinese instruments including the erhu, dagu and xiao, through contemporary and historical Chinese music. This concert takes place February 3, 2012; purchase tickets online and see other events at the Clarice Smith Center at www.arhu.umd.edu/events.
The Corcoran College of Art + Design is the only college of its kind in Washington, D.C. and is known as one of the nation’s only art schools to have a world-class museum integrated into the school. Through March 11, 2012, visitors can explore the Corcoran Gallery of Art’s exhibit Claire Healy and Sean Cordeiro: Are We There Yet?, which reflects the symbolism of space exploration and the paradox of food consumption. The Gallery describes Are We There Yet? as “a fanciful, yet dark meditation on space travel, coming 50 years after the first human journey into outer space and the more recent shuttering of NASA’s space shuttle program.” The artists use familiar grocery items to portray the distinct contrast between human ambition and need. Learn more about this and other upcoming exhibits at the Corcoran Gallery of Art at www.corcoran.org/upcoming/index.php.
Enjoy a performance by the talented violinist David Garrett at the GW Lisner Auditorium at George Washington University in Washington, D.C. A native of Aachen, Germany, Garrett has been impressing audiences with his unquestionable skills honed from childhood; he made his first appearance with the Hamburg Philharmonic at just 10 years old. Embracing his goal to introduce young people to classical music and increase their enthusiasm for an otherwise-assumed serious genre, Garrett combines classical elements with rock, pop, rhythm and blues. Taking the stage on February 3, 2012, David Garrett’s performance is not to be missed. Find more information and other upcoming performances at www.lisner.org. Learn more about David Garrett and his unique musical style at www.david-garrett.com.
Sit back and enjoy an evening of dark comedy as the University of Delaware’s Roselle Center for the Arts presents The Cripple of Inishmaan, written by Tony Award-winner Martin McDonagh. When a Hollywood director arrives on the isle of Inishmaan, Cripple Billy sees his ticket to freedom from his lonely, tedious life. Little did he know that the local residents would put up such resistance to his escape. This hilarious masterpiece opens January 27 and runs through February 12, 2012. Buy tickets online at www.rep.udel.edu/the-plays/Pages/The-Cripple-of-Inishmaan.aspx.
With so many exciting events happening on campuses around the Mid-Atlantic region, your calendar will be full in no time.