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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.

Visit the online Arts Box Office for tickets, parking information, and guest services.

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October

Four aces

Everybody

October 4th and 6th at 7:30pm, and October 8th at 3pm and 7:30pm in Theatre 2 *

A finalist for the 2018 Pulitzer Prize, this modern riff on the fifteenth-century morality play Everyman follows Everybody (chosen from amongst the cast by lottery at each performance) as they journey through life’s greatest mystery—the meaning of living. NOTE: Adult language and content.

A drummer performs as part of the Jazz Ensemble, surrounded by an upright bass and a trumpet.

USF Jazz Ensemble 1

October 5th 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. Director, Tom Brantley leads this 17 piece band comprised of the finest jazz students from the School of Music.

Interior of a Steinway piano

USF Faculty and Guest Recital: Project GUT

October 7th at 7:30pm in the USF Concert Hall *

Gūt is a Korean ritual performed by shamans acting as a mediator between the present and past, communicating with ancestors and descendants...

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The shamans interact with the deceased through different phases: Summoning their spirits, listening and praying to them, and celebrating life with the living in attendance. Each phase involves a variety of songs, dances, ensemble playing using traditional instruments, and other performing arts practices. Reimagining the ritual, contemplating the meaning of life and death, the program presents music by Dorothy Hindman, Robert McClure, Soobin Lee, Sangbin Rhie, Youshin Gim, Seokmin Mun, Emily Koh, Tyler Kline, and more. The works are written for soprano Jamie Jordan, percussionists, Zach Hale, Kevin von Kampen, Robert McCormick, pianist Eunmi Ko, and saxophonist Katherine Weintraub.

 

Cellists perform on stage.

USF Symphony Orchestra

October 9th at 2pm
in the USF Concert Hall *

The University of South Florida Symphony Orchestra performs orchestral masterworks.

Join us for an afternoon of beautiful music under the baton of Dr. William Wiedrich, Director of Orchestral Studies.

Opening at the Wilson Gallery.

#visibleUSF

October 10-20th M-Th from 11am-3pm in the Wilson Gallery

#visibleUSF: Queering the Art Narrative through Curatorial Activism is an exhibition of works created by LGBTQIA+ Identifying Artists from the USF School of Art and Art History in Collaboration with the USF Library’s LGBT Special Collections. A reception will be held Friday, October 14 from 7-9pm.

Saxophonists perform in the Jazz Ensemble.

USF Jazz Ensemble 2

October 11th 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.

A percussionist performs as part of the Wind Ensemble.

USF Wind Ensemble

October 13th at 7:30pm 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.

Opening at the Wilson Gallery

#visibleUSF Reception

October 14th from 7-9pm at the Wilson Gallery

A reception for #visibleUSF: Queering the Art Narrative through Curatorial Activism will be held Friday, October 14th from 7-9pm.

Allyssa Jones sings in front of the choral students.

USF Choirs: Diaspora Voices-Latinx Composers Concert

October 19th at 7:30pm in the USF Concert Hall

Expanding on USF's Black Composers concert tradition, Chamber Singers will present an evening of works by composers from Spanish and Portuguese speaking countries in the Americas.

 

A violinist performs in CAM.

Concert in the Galleries

October 20th from 7-9pm in the USF Contemporary Art Musuem

Please join us for a Concert in the Galleries with USF School of Music students, alumni, and faculty joining forces with the USF Contemporary Art Museum to musically interpret our fall exhibitions.

Arthur Greene headshot image.

Steinway Piano Series:
Arthur Greene

October 23rd at 4pm
in Barness Recital Hall *

Described as “a profound musician” (The Washington Post), and “a masterful pianist” (The New York Times), Arthur Greene is one of the most admired American pianists of today. He will present an afternoon of beloved works by Schubert and Chopin, as well as music by the “father of Ukrainian music” Mykola Lysenko.

A percussionist performs with the Symphonic Band.

USF Symphonic Band

October 25th 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.

USF Jazztet performs at the Graduation Celebration

USF Jazztet

October 26th at 7:30pm in Barness Recital Hall *

USF Jazztet is the premier small group in the USF Jazz Studies Program. Performing jazz classics and original compositions, this group has represented USF in performances at numerous international jazz festivals.

A dancer

Fall Dance Concert

October 27th-29th at 7:30pm and October 30th at 3pm in Theatre 1 *

Join us as our students’ talent and skill is showcased in the Fall Dance Concert. Our DanceUSF faculty members as well as our Holloway Endowment guest artist will set new work on our students for this fall performance.

Ghadeer Abaido headshot image

Steinway Piano Series:
Ghadeer Abaido

October 30th at 4pm
in Barness Recital Hall *

Palestinian pianist Ghadeer Abaido performs a multimedia recital inspired by childhood themes, with music by Stravinsky, Schumann, Liszt, Hiromi, Matt Mason, and Stormtrap Asifeh.

Wilson Gallery opening

Up To Dry + With Arms Wide Open

October 31-November 10th M-Th from 11am-3pm in the Wilson Gallery

Up To Dry will feature a variety of lens-based work by MFA candidates Amber Bernard, Trinity Oribio, Rachel Treide, and Alicia Watkinson...

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The exhibition will explore various approaches to photography and how the photograph as an art form is still relevant in the age of the internet.

With Arms Wide Open will explore the relationship between the body and the self featuring work in a variety of mediums including photography, painting, video and virtual reality...

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Exhibiting artists include Ainaz Alipour, Caroline Colby, Qeyana Kennedy, Radhika Kolambekar, Adriana Munoz and Willow Wells. A reception will be held at the Carolyn M. Wilson Gallery on Friday, November 4 from 7-9pm.

 

November

People lining up for a CAM Club event

Film on the Lawn

November 3rd from 7-9pm at the USF Contemporary Art Museum

USF CAM Club hosts a showing of Girl with a Pearl Earring, in relation to the Contemporary Art Museum's fall exhibitions.

Opening at the Wilson Gallery

Up To Dry + With Arms Wide Open Reception

November 4th from 7-9pm in the Wilson Gallery

A reception for Up To Dry and With Arms Wide Open will be held at the Carolyn M. Wilson Gallery on Friday, November 4 from 7-9pm.

Percussion student performing the marimba

USF Percussion Ensemble

November 6th at 7:30pm in the USF Concert Hall *

Please join the USF Percussion Ensemble for their Fall Concert.

A drummer performs in the Jazz Ensemble.

USF Jazz Ensemble 1

November 9th 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. Director, James Suggs leads this 17 piece band comprised of the finest jazz students from the School of Music.

Rocks image by Artist Whitney Hubbs

Arnold and Louise Kotler Memorial Endowment Visiting Artist Whitney Hubbs

November 10th at 7pm in the Fine Arts Hall Lecture Room 101

Educated as a traditional documentary photographer and as a conceptual artist examining the role of photographs, Hubbs brings a rigorous approach to her work. Her subject matter has included staged poems to the landscape, the figure in the landscape, self-portraits, and literal and abstract examinations of the female body.

Student performing French horn as part of the Wind Ensemble

USF Wind Ensemble

November 13th 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.

Jazz Ensemble 2 being directed by a former member

USF Jazz Ensemble 2

November 15th 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.

Painting by Kennedy Visiting Artist Alison Guildersleeve

Kennedy Family Visiting Artist Allison Guildersleeve Studio Visit

November 17th at 7pm in the Fine Arts Hall Lecture Room 101

As Allison assembles and disassembles her lexicon of images into wall-sized collages or densely layered paintings, issues of entanglement, restlessness, and the futility of refusing to let go come to mind. Gildersleeve presents us with the messiness of living by packing it with abandon into a single frame.

Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz, painting by Miguel Cabrera, c. 18th century; in the National Museum of History, Chapultepec Castle, Mexico City.

House of Desires

November 17-19th at 7:30pm & November 20th at 3pm in Theatre 2 *
Note: Adult language and content.

Don Pedro loves Doña Leonor who loves Don Carlos, who is desired by Dona Ana but betrothed to Don Juan...

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This 17th-century romantic farce is a wild tale of confusion and mistaken identities complete with wily servants and groping suitors. House of Desires examines the idea of free will for women at a time when a woman's role was subject to a strict moral code. Written by one of the few female playwrights of the age, a poet, nun and major baroque literary figure of Mexico. 

 

A wide photo of the whole orchestra.

USF Symphony Orchestra

November 20th at 2pm in the USF Concert Hall *

The USF Symphony Orchestra performs orchestral masterworks.

A saxophonist performs in a group on stage of the Concert Hall.

USF Concert and
Symphonic Bands

November 22nd 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.

Two dancers on a white background. One is very low to the ground while another flies through the air.

BFA End of Semester Showings

November 28th & 29th at 7:30pm
in Theatre 1 *

DanceUSF students’ end of semester BFA projects. Our senior BFA Dance Students have taken their culminating projects to a new level and each piece represents our students’ own choreographic vision. Join us to see the stunning, inventive work that these emerging dance artists have created. Tickets are required.

Alyssa Jones on stage in the Concert Hall

Joy! USF Vocal Ensembles
& Friends

November 30th at 7:30pm in the USF Concert Hall *

Joy returns! This year, the USF vocal ensembles are joined by campus groups and choirs from
around the Greater Tampa Bay community.

Ongoing Events

Jesse Murry, Deluge—After Turner, c. 1990 - 1991. Oil and wax on linen. 30-3/4 x 31 inches (78.1 x 78.7 cm). © 2022 The Jesse Murry Foundation, New York. Courtesy of The Jesse Murry Foundation, New York. Photograph by Kerry McFate.

Necessary Angels: Jesse Murry & Lisa Yuskavage

August 26 – December 3 in
USF Contemporary Art Museum
Monday-Friday 10 am – 5 pm; Thursday 10 am – 8 pm; Saturday 1–4pm; Closed Sundays

Organized by USFCAM Curator-at-Large Christian Viveros-Fauné, the exhibition is only the second time that Murry's and Yuskavage's work has been presented under the same roof since their Yale 1986 MFA thesis show.

Jesse Murry, Untitled (Rising/Abyss Study), 1992. Oil and wax on canvas. 20 x 20 inches (50.8 x 50.8 cm). © 2022 The Jesse Murry Foundation, New York. Courtesy of The Jesse Murry Foundation, New York. Photograph by Kerry McFate.

Jesse Murry: Rising

August 26 - December 3 in USF Contemporary Art Museum
Monday-Friday 10 am – 5 pm; Thursday 10 am – 8 pm; Saturday 1–4pm; Closed Sundays

Curated by Jarrett Earnest and Lisa Yuskavage and first staged at David Zwirner gallery in New York in September of 2021, Jesse Murry: Rising serves as an important introduction to the art, poetry, and criticism of a unique and polymathic American talent.

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