Arts & Events
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.”

Valerie Accetta, an Equity actress, will teach introductory tap dancing and musical theater this semester and direct a Theater UAB musical in April.

Learn about the ins and outs of copyright infringement and how to conduct business in the music publishing world when E. Michael Harrington presents a free lecture Aug. 28.

Enjoy a new season of musical performances, many of them free and all open to the public, presented by students, faculty and guest artists from UAB Music.

Experience the music of Beethoven, Brahms and Chopin up close and personal in ArtPlay’s grand parlor, with a performance by Cicely Parnas Aug. 29.

Enjoy a series of free events, including lectures, screenings, exhibitions and performances, as part of the CAS 50 Years Forward commemoration in September.

The event is one of many during Welcome Week, celebrating students’ return to campus for the fall semester.

The new work by composer Yotam Haber will feature a short film, archival audio recordings, music performed by the Alabama Symphony Orchestra and a female chorus.
Essix will perform new, original compositions and hand-picked covers which musically chart the growth and healing of his hometown 50 years on from 1963.
A winner will be selected from seven finalists who have designed outdoor sculptures for the university’s Barker Outdoor Sculpture Competition.
From acting studio to children’s choir, African drumming to bookbinding and knitting, ArtPlay has a class to suit every artist this fall.

For this acoustic show, Lovett will perform songs from his newest CD “Release Me,” which spent several weeks at No. 1 on the Americana charts.

Join the ASC for this unique event, celebrating farm-fresh food followed by a concert of original, meaningful songs that celebrate American farmers.

The new season includes special events commemorating 1963, Rickey Smiley, Anoushka Shankar, David Sedaris, Yo-Yo Ma, Take 6 and more.

See the ASC’s complete fall 2013 season lineup, with new shows just announced. Season tickets now are on sale; single tickets on sale July 8.

UAB Music presents free summer concerts including a patriotic Fourth of July show, while the Gospel Choir concert offers a taste of the islands.
UAB’s Alys Stephens Center will present Josh Ritter and the Royal City Band June 29, with the possibility of adding a second show later that night.

The conference and exhibits will focus on developments in defense, power, energy, transportation, infrastructure and emerging applications.

The work, by UAB Music’s William Price, was selected for inclusion in the two-day festival based on an international open call for works.

For “The Shrine of the Most Glorious Future,” Wilson’s “followers” will demonstrate their rituals at the show’s free opening reception.

Robert E. Palazzo, Ph.D., former UAB College of Arts and Sciences interim dean has been named CAS dean.

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