Arts & Events
New classes have been added at ArtPlay for every age group, and registration is open now for the winter/spring 2014 session.
UAB Concert and Chamber choirs and Brass Ensembles will perform with the Magic City Choral Society and Calera, Gardendale, Ramsay and White Plains high school choirs.
The concert will feature live performances of original, computerized, computer assisted and electroacoustic music by advanced music tech students.
Take 6 also will lead a Community Sing, a free event featuring a call-and-response sing-along and an exploration of jazz, gospel and a cappella music.
UAB Opera will perform Mozart’s comedic opera “La finta semplice” in Italian with English supertitles at 7:30 p.m. Nov 21-22.
Author Kathryn Davis, who was recently noted in the New York Times, will read from her works at UAB.
Performances of “Twelfth Night” will happen at 7 p.m. nightly Nov. 13-16 and Nov. 20-22, with a 2 p.m. matinee Nov. 23.
Associate Professor of Music Denise Gainey and Assistant Professor of Music James Zingara performed five formal recitals and gave two master classes during the five-day tour.
All are invited to the hour-long, free lectures and demonstrations of Irish dance, Indian dance and French language and culture, at noon each day in the ASC.
The UAB Gospel Choir will perform at free, public events in coming days, then present its own 18th anniversary fall concert Nov. 18.
The three-day festival of electronic music and art in Virginia will include works by more than 70 artists and composers from across the nation.
Smith, originally from Montgomery, will make his Carnegie Hall debut with a program dedicated to Russian composer Nikolai Medtner. Smith, originally from Montgomery, will make his Carnegie Hall debut with a program dedicated to Russian composer Nikolai Medtner.
Sedaris, an ASC favorite returning for the fifth time, will celebrate the release of his ninth book, “Let’s Explore Diabetes with Owls,” with the audience.
Shankar will perform songs from her latest CD, “Traces of You,” accompanied by her band. They will also conduct a free ArtPlay workshop.
Cello virtuoso Yo-Yo Ma will perform a program of Saygun’s “Partita,” “Appalachia Waltz,” George Crumb’s Solo Sonata and Bach’s Suites Nos. 1, 2 and 3.

A staged reading of the 2013 Apsey Play Search winner, presented by Theatre UAB, will be performed Nov. 2.

UAB singers will perform in concert; ticket sales will pay for the Concert Choir’s trip to Latvia for the July 2014 World Choir Games.

Birmingham native and comedy star Rickey Smiley returns to the ASC for a Magic City Classic weekend Friday night show Oct. 25.

Professor of Piano Yakov Kasman and his daughter, Aleksandra, a UAB freshman, will perform as a duo with Hendersonville Symphony Orchestra.

A show of Cracco’s new paintings, which focus on light, will open with a free reception Friday, Nov. 1, at beta pictoris gallery.

A modern treatment of the oldest known Greek play, “Big Love” explores justice, violence and the nature of love, with a student and faculty cast.
The ASC and ArtPlay will present their first season-long artist collaboration, which begins with an Ailey Revelations Residency Oct. 7-11 for middle school students and teachers.

Reichart will perform a program of sonatas by Beethoven and Scriabin in the first performance of this season’s series.

The Alys Stephens Center presents Natalie Merchant live with the ASO Oct. 18, in a program of her familiar hits plus new works.
Adelman will give a lecture Sept. 26 and will attend the exhibition’s opening reception Sept. 27; both events are free and open to the public.

Three electroacoustic compositions, “WOOSH,” “A Memory of Tomorrow 2.0” and “Spline,” were selected for inclusion in the national conference.

The ASC will present special programs commemorating the Civil Rights Movement in 1963 throughout September. This event is free and open to the public.
The new building will house UAB’s permanent collection of art, galleries and art history, time-based media and graphic design classes, and complete UAB’s cultural district.

“Posters without Borders” at Space One Eleven will include posters from designers from around the world.

This season Theatre UAB will present “Big Love,” “Twelfth Night,” “Rabbit Hole,” the Festival of Ten Minute Plays and “Urinetown: The Musical.”
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