Admission is FREE for the College of The Arts 2022-2023 Event Season!
Find inspiration and let your imagination wander by attending concerts, performances, exhibitions, lectures, masterclasses, and festivals presented free to the public by the USF College of The Arts.
Some events (denoted by an asterisk*) require tickets to accommodate seating. For those events, please visit https://www.ticketmaster.com/ to obtain your tickets online and download them to your smartphone or device before arriving.
*Note* Ticket holders, please be advised that if you do not arrive by the scheduled performance time, you risk forfeiting your ticket for the event. If an event is sold out, there may be a limited number of tickets available on a first come, first served basis
Visit the online Arts Box Office for tickets, parking information, and guest services.
Events by Month
Steinway Piano Series: Grigorios Zamparas*
March 26th at 4pm
Barness Recital Hall
Greek-born pianist Grigorios Zamparas will perform works by Beethoven and Chopin. Program to inlcude the Sonata Op. 57 by L.v. Beethoven and the Preludes Op. 28 by F. Chopin.
Student-Led Public Art Walking Tour
April 1st from 10:30am-12pm starting at the USF Contemporary Art Museum
Join a select group of USF Judy Genshaft Honors College students as they lead a guided walking tour of public art installations on the Tampa Campus. Comfortable walking shoes recommended. Tour guides: Josephine George, Cate Grizzard, Leah Hoopes, Mara Zucker
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Someday You’ll Have To Say It Out Loud
Opening Reception on April 1st from 7-9pm with exhibition running April 1st - May 6th M-F 10am–5pm; Thurs 10am–8pm; Sat 1–4pm and in the USF Contemporary Art Museum
This eagerly anticipated annual exhibition features Master’s Thesis work by the 3rd year Master of Fine Arts candidates in the USF School of Art and Art History. The 2023 exhibition, titled Someday You’ll Have To Say It Out Loud, features artists Kai Holyoke, Molly Duff, Caitlin Nobilé, Manon VanScoder, Rachel Treide, Alicia Watkinson, Trinity Oribio, and Willow Wells. Then join us April 1st at the Opening Reception to celebrate the accomplishments of the graduating MFA artists from 7-9pm as part of ArtHouse XXII.
46th Annual Juried Student Exhibition
Opening Reception on April 1st at 8pm
Exhibition runs March 31-April 6th
from 11am-3pm M-Th
Carolyn M. Wilson Gallery
The School of Art & Art History presents the 46th Annual Juried Student Exhibition in the Carolyn M. Wilson Gallery. The exhibition will feature a wide range of work from USF students across campus and will be on view from March 31- April 6. The opening reception will be held on Saturday, April 1st from 8-10pm in conjunction with our annual open house event, ArtHouse XXIII, with an award ceremony in front of the Contemporary Art Museum at 7pm.
April 1st from 8-11pm at the FAH Building
The 23rd Annual ArtHouse event showcases student artworks in animation, ceramics, sculpture, drawing, painting, photography, video and printmaking. The annual event is celebrated with live music, free food and an open house in the art building. ArtHouse XXIII is held in conjunction with the 46th Annual Juried Student Exhibition in the Carolyn M. Wilson Gallery and the MFA Exhibition in the Contemporary Art museum.
Steinway Piano Series: Cathal Breslin*
April 2nd at 4pm in Barness Recital Hall
Northern Irish pianist Cathal Breslin has been praised worldwide with critical acclaim such as "superb intensity and passion" and "energized and energizing." His program will feature Schubert’s monumental masterpiece, the final Sonata in B flat major D960, along with exciting music from Ireland for piano and electronics by Linda Buckley and Donnacha Dennehy.
April 4th at 7:30pm in the USF Concert Hall
Touch is USF’s iPad Band. The group is made up music education students and faculty, and serves as a model of a student led music ensemble. Students in the group make the majority of musical decisions, including what music is performed, what instruments they play, and what they play on those instruments. This concert will feature several original pieces written by the band, including collaborations with the USF School of Theatre and Dance, and we promise to get the audience involved in the action! It will be a rockin’ and fun filled night!
Kennedy Family Visiting Artist Carmen Winant
April 6th at 7pm in USF School of Art & Art History Lecture Hall (FAH 101)
Kennedy Family Visiting Artist Carmen Winant will give a lecture about her work.
USF Percussion Ensemble*
April 6th at 7:30pm in the USF Concert Hall
Join the USF Percussion Ensemble for their Spring Concert.
USF Jazz Ensemble 1*
April 12th at 7:30pm in the USF Concert Hall
USF's Jazz Ensemble I is back with big band music ranging from the classics to modern day compositions.
Saying It Out Loud, A Reading of Original Poetry
April 13th from 6-8pm in the USF Contemporary Art Museum
Join us from 6:00-8:00 pm for Saying It Out Loud, A night of poetry readings by USF graduate students in the "Craft of Poetry" course. The original poems were written with imagination, mystery and wildness in response to the MFA artists in the exhibition Someday You’ll Have To Say It Out Loud.
BFA Thesis: The Colors the Hand Makes
April 14-28 from 11am-3pm M-Th in the Carolyn M. Wilson Gallery with an opening reception April 14th and a closing reception April 28th both from 6-8pm
Artists include Erin Ageeb, Kierra Amaral, Nazia Amreen, Jonix Granado, Olivia Hediger, Lisa-Nichol Herd, Daksh Kapoor, Qeyana Kennedy, Molly Leffert, Fenix Lobo, Sophia Lopez, Analiese Melendez, Jessica Mockapetris, Karim Mossad, Laney Neville, Alexus Oehler, Shatakshi Raj, Luis Ramirez, Natali Salazar, Denton Shields, Adriana Uruena Vargas, Ksenia Vandysh, Isabella Zayas
The exhibition will be split into 2 groups, the first week will have an opening reception on Friday, April 14. The second week will feature new artwork and have a closing reception on Friday, April 28.
USF Wind Ensemble*
April 16th at 2pm in the USF Concert Hall
We hope you will join the outstanding students in the USF Wind Ensemble as we present a concert of beloved masterworks, exciting new compositions, and timeless treasures. The selections have been chosen to educate, entertain, and enlighten.
USF Symphonic Band*
April 18th at 7:30pm in the USF Concert Hall
The USF Symphonic Band will present a program including both stunning contemporary pieces and dynamic masterworks of the wind band repertoire.
Kennedy Family Visiting Artist Legacy Russell
April 20th at 7pm in USF School of Art & Art History Lecture Hall (FAH 101)
Kennedy Family Visiting Artist Legacy Russell will give a lecture about his work.
USF Jazz Ensemble 2*
April 20th at 7:30pm in Barness Recital Hall
USF Jazz Ensemble 2 will feature talented young musicians performing a concert of exciting big band jazz music.
Little Women: The Broadway Musical*
April 20-22 at 7:30pm and April 22nd at 2pm in Theatre 1
One of the most loved American novels of all time comes to the stage with USF's spring production of Little Women: The Broadway Musical. Jo, Meg, Amy, and Beth navigate growing up in the shadow of the Civil War. Life is full of tragedy and joy, but getting to do it with your sisters can make it astonishing. Louisa May Alcott's classic novel comes to life in a beautiful production for the whole family.
USF Symphony Orchestra*
April 23rd at 2pm in the USF Concert Hall
The University of South Florida Symphony Orchestra and conductor William Wiedrich present a French program, featuring the virtuosity of world-renowned pianists Pascal Roge and Barbara Binet performing the Poulenc Concerto for Two Pianos. The season closes with the lush and lovely Suite No. 2 from Daphnis and Chloe by Ravel.
USF Concert Band*
April 25th at 7:30pm in the USF Concert Hall
The outstanding students of the USF Concert Band is proud to present an exciting concert filled with exciting new compositions, and timeless treasures. Selections were chosen to educate and entertain students within the Concert Band and the audience.
Art Thursday: Gallery Tour + MFA Panel Discussion
April 27th from 6:30-8:30pm in the USF Contemporary Art Museum
Join us at 6:30-7:00pm for a gallery tour of Someday You’ll Have To Say It Out Loud followed by a panel conversation with the MFA artists, moderated by USF CAM Curator of Education Leslie Elsasser from 7:00-8:15pm, followed by Q&A.
USF Dance BFA Showcase A*
April 26th at 7:30pm in Theatre 1
Join half of our BFA in Dance Seniors as they share their Spring senior projects. Each work represents the students’ choreographic vision. Join us to see the stunning, inventive work that these emerging dance artists have created. And come back on Thursday for the second showcase (Showcase B) featuring ten additional new works by the rest of the Dance BFA senior class!
USF Dance BFA Showcase B*
April 27th at 7:30pm in Theatre 1
Join half of our BFA in Dance Seniors as they share their Spring senior projects. Each work represents the students’ choreographic vision. Join us to see the stunning, inventive work that these emerging dance artists have created. And make sure to attend the first showcase (Showcase A) on Wednesday night that features additional new works by the rest of the Dance BFA senior class!
USF Chamber Singers & University Singers*
April 27th at 7:30pm in the USF Concert Hall
The USF Chamber Singers and University Singers honor our own choral music tradition by performing works showcasing Early American choral music. We hope to see you there for this American celebration on Thursday, April 27th at 7:30 PM in the USF School of Music Concert Hall. Conducted by Dr. David Gomez.
The Mystery of Stillness*
May 7th at 4pm in the USF Concert Hall
A collection of multimedia vignettes inspired by poetry.
Svetozar Ivanov - piano
Sara Elisa Villa - voice, dance
Music by Cowell, Scriabin, Berio, Crumb, Weill, Ustvolskaya, Cage, Saariaho, Rzewski; Poetry by Sappho, Borges, Apollinaire, Lorca, Akhmatova, E. E. Cummings, Paz; Animation by Leslee Smucker; Film Footage by Eisenstein and Kirsanoff.
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