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Arts Calendar of Events

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Find inspiration and let your imagination wander by attending one or more of the over 250 yearly concerts, performances, exhibitions, talks, conferences, masterclasses, and festivals presented by the USF College of The Arts. The events listed below are open to students and the Tampa Bay community. Visit the online Arts Box Office for tickets and guest services.

September 2021

Studio Faculty Exhibition 2021 Reception 
September 3rd at 7pm in the Carolyn M. Wilson Gallery
Reception will be held from 7-9pm for the Studio Faculty Exhibition 2021 at the Carolyn M. Wilson Gallery located at 3801 USF Holly Drive, Tampa, FL.

USF Wind Ensemble 
September 19th at 2pm in the USF Concert Hall
The USF Wind Ensemble will present "Reflections", their first concert of the academic year. The concert invites us to reflect on parts of our collective past that are both painful - James David's "Ghost of the Old Year" and Armando Baylo's "Last Breaths” - and delightful, Adam Gorb's - "Awayday". It also includes a wind band masterwork that explores life around early 20th century England, and a new work by a local composer and USF alumni that reminds us to keep looking forward - Joshua Hobb's "Turn the Page".  

A Landscape Without Walls // Bracing Art Below the Navel 
September 20th - 30th, 11am-3pm in the Carolyn M. Wilson Gallery
The School of Art & Art History presents a double exhibition at the Carolyn M. Wilson Gallery. In A Landscape Without Walls, Logan Wolfe uses performance, video and projections to create a space where the viewer can begin to engage with the artworks through their bodily perception.

In Bracing Art Below the Navel, Nicole Thomas uses photography and video to explore a deeper understanding of sexual energy and self exploration.

Gallery hours are M-Th from 11am-3pm. A reception will be held September 24th at 7pm.

USF Symphonic Band & Concert Band
September 23rd at 7:30pm in the USF Concert Hall
Please join the USF Symphonic Band and USF Concert Band as they present a joint performance on September 23rd. This concert will feature USF Professor of Trombone, Tom Brantley, performing "Red Sky" by Anthony Barfield, as well as the multi-sensory experience of Steven Bryant's tremendous "Automatic Earth," and much more!

Constant Storm: Art from Puerto Rico and the Diaspora
September 24th - December 4th in the Contemporary Art Museum

Art From Puerto Rico and the Diaspora will gather, display, record, and conceptualize artistic responses to Hurricane Maria by artists from Puerto Rico and the diaspora. Through artworks and their narratives and socially engaged initiatives, voices from the island and Puerto Rican communities in New York and Florida will materialize a synoptic view of Puerto Rico’s fragile recovery as part of an evolving, 121-year-old historical crisis.

Participating artists include: Rogelio Báez Vega, Sofía Gallisá Muriente, Jorge González Santos, Karlo Andrei Ibarra, Ivelisse Jiménez, Natalia Lassalle-Morillo, Miguel Luciano, SkittLeZ-Ortiz, Angel Otero, Wanda Raimundi-Ortiz, Gabriel Ramos, Jezabeth Roca González, Gamaliel Rodríguez, Yiyo Tirado Rivera.

Curated by Christian Viveros-Fauné, CAM Curator at Large, and Noel Smith, Former Deputy Director and Curator of Latin American and Caribbean Art.

A Landscape Without Walls // Bracing Art Below the Navel
September 24th at 7pm in the Carolyn M. Wilson Gallery
Reception from 7-9pm for A Landscape Without Walls and Bracing Art Below the Navel at the Carolyn M. Wilson Gallery located at 3801 USF Holly Drive, Tampa, FL.

USF Jazztet
September 29th at 7:30pm in Barness Recital Hall
The USF Jazztet is the premier chamber ensemble in the acclaimed USF Jazz Studies program. This year’s group features the best and brightest undergraduate and graduate students. Under the direction of Professor Jack Wilkins, the USF Jazztet has represented USF around the world, performing concerts at the invitation of some of the world’s best known jazz festivals in France, Italy, Germany, UK, the Netherlands, Colombia and South Africa.

October 2021

Constant Storm Virtual Symposium: Bregando with Disasters: Post Hurricane Maria Realities and Resiliencies
October 2nd at 11:00 am – 3:30 pm via Zoom

Register Now! bit.ly/ConstantStormSymposium

This symposium is presented as part of the USF Contemporary Art Museum exhibition Constant Storm: Art From Puerto Rico and the Diaspora. The symposium is presented in two parts, the schedule is as follows:

Entanglements of Disasters, 11:00 am – 12:15 pm
The morning session assembles scholars, artist and student perspectives for presentations and discussions regarding the entanglements of disasters, migration, trauma and resiliency experienced by Puerto Ricans from the archipelago and Floridian diaspora. Panelists include: Alessandra Rosa (Sociologist, Department of Sociology, USF); Jorge Duany (Cultural anthropologist, Global Sociocultural Studies, FIU); and Sofia Gallisá (Constant Storm artist, Artist-in-Residence).

Lunch Break + Virtual Tour, 12:15 – 2:15 pm

Politics of Disasters, 2:15 – 3:30 pm
The afternoon session assembles scholars, artist and student perspectives for presentations and a panel discussion about the politics of statehood, colonialism, disasters, migration, and health experienced by Puerto Ricans from the archipelago and Floridian diaspora. Panelists include: Fernando Rivera (Sociologist, Department of Sociology, UCF; Carlos Suarez Carrasquillo (Political scientist, Department of Political Science, UF); and Natalia Lasalle-Morillo (Constant Storm artist, Artist-in-Residence).

"Gloomy Sunday" 
October 3rd at 4pm in Theatre 1
Pianist Svetozar Ivanov presents a collection of short multimedia performances, each featuring the work of one poet integrated into the musical ambiance of a particular composer. Additional artistic ingredients are added, drawn from dance, film footage, animation, or painting. Composers include Cowell, Scriabin, Berio, Crumb, Harrison, Ustvolskaya, Cage, and Rzewski; poets presented are Sappho, Borges, Apollinaire, Lorca, Akhmatova, E. E. Cummings, and Paz.

Graphicstudio Benefit Sale
October 4th - 9th from 10am-5pm at Graphicstudio

Reserve your tickets here: https://www.simpletix.com/e/graphicstudio-benefit-sale-tickets-78238

You are invited to Graphicstudio’s annual Benefit Sale for an opportunity to collect artworks while supporting this 53-year-old Tampa print studio! Contemporary prints and sculptures by some of today’s most talented and exciting artists will be available at reduced prices. All sales benefit Graphicstudio’s continuing research and educational programming.

New works by E.V. Day, Alex Katz, Duke Riley, Bosco Sodi, and Rodrigo Valenzuela will be featured, as well as a new suite of seven archival pigment prints highlighting artists from the recent Life During Wartime exhibition at the USF Contemporary Art Museum.

Visitors to the studio during this week will need to reserve a day and time using our online ticketing system. Graphicstudio expects all visitors to wear masks at all times and to make an appointment to secure a time slot.

USF Jazz Ensemble 1
October 6th at 7:30pm in the USF Concert Hall
Jazz Ensemble I, under the Direction of Tom Brantley will perform a collection of Jazz, as well as perform an original piece by USF Student Ross Strauser. The concert will close with a composition by Chuck Owen, recently retired USF Professor of Jazz Studies, entitled "All Hat, No Saddle" from his Grammy-nominated recording Whispers in the Wind.

USF Symphony Orchestra
October 10th at 2pm in the USF Concert Hall
The University of South Florida Symphony Orchestra is back on stage with an exciting program to open it's 2021-2022 season. Oboe soloist Amy Collins will be featured in the stunningly beautiful Vaughan Williams Concerto for Oboe. Composer Gary Powell Nash's "In Memoriam: Sojourner Truth" pays tribute to one America's bravest fighters for liberty, an African-American woman who dedicated her life in support of her fellow freed slaves. The second half of the program sparkles with Mussorgsky's iconic "Pictures at an Exhibition".

USF Wind Ensemble
October 14th at 7:30pm in the USF Concert Hall
On Thursday, October 14, the USF Wind Ensemble will present "Let’s Dance", their second concert of the academic year. The concert explores several ways composers for wind band have explored human’s ability to dance joyfully, formally, or with abandon. Works include Giovanni Santos’ brand new “Three Latin Dances”, Warren Benson’s masterwork “The Solitary Dancer”, “Havana” by up-and-coming composer, Kevin Day, and one of the best pieces of the past 50 years, “J’ai ete au bal” by Donald Grantham. In addition, we are thrilled to introduce our new Saxophone Professor, Dr. Katherine Weintraub-Pearce as the soloist on “A Gershwin Fantasy”. There’s something for everybody on this free concert and we hope to see you there.

Steinway Piano Series - “Fantasies and Transcriptions” 
October 17th at 4pm in Barness Recital Hall
Acclaimed Belgian virtuoso Stijn De Cock presents an afternoon of fantasies and transcriptions by Liszt, Mendelssohn, Busoni, Scriabin, and Copland.

November 2021

Steinway Piano Series - “Fancy – for Two to Play”
November 7th at 4pm in Barness Recital Hall
Palestinian Guest Artist Ghadeer Abaido is joined by Svetozar Ivanov in a program featuring works for piano four-hands by Bach, Mozart, Schubert, Brahms, Kurtag, and Lang. Special guests include soprano Stephanie Sager and mezzosoprano Sarah Klopfenstein.