The Department of Music presents a concerto for the 21st-century — a cabaret concerto. A unique and thrilling marriage of the 19th-century concerto form with the grime and sensuality of cabaret — both an innovation and a re-invention of an ancient tradition. Dangerous, intimate, raw and virtuosic, it promises to be an unforgettable night.
As our hero discovers.
Mistress Death comes to call. Your time upon this earth is up. When life is in the balance, what will save you? Love, music or waking from the nightmare?
Let the performance of a lifetime begin!
Words: Martin Riley
Music: Stephen Deazley
Performers: Matthew Sharp and…members of the UMBC string faculty
Death’s Cabaret features cellist Matthew Sharp, an internationally recognized classical artist and a fearless pioneer. An ‘unrivaled’ and ‘unprecedented’ artist working in music and across disciplines, Sharp blends provenance and vision in a unique and potent way. He studied cello with Boris Pergamenschikow in Cologne, voice with Ulla Blom in Stockholm and English at Trinity College, Cambridge. He was taken to Jacqueline du Pré when he was 12, Galina Vishnewskaya when he was 18, and studied chamber music with the Amadeus Quartet. Sharp has appeared as solo performer with the RPO, LPO, RLPO, CBSO, Orchestra of Opera North, SCO, EUCO, ESO, Manchester Camerata, Orchestra of the Swan, Orchestra X, Arensky Chamber Orchestra, and Ural Philharmonic. He has recorded for Sony, EMI, Decca, Naxos, Somm, NMC, Avie and Whirlwind and has appeared in recital as both cellist and singer at Wigmore Hall, SBC and Salle Gaveau.
Tickets: $15 general admission, $10 seniors, $5 students, free for UMBC students with ID and Music faculty/staff, available online or at the box office one hour before performance.
Plan your visit
UMBC is located about 10 minutes south of the Inner Harbor along I-95. For this event, free visitor parking is available in Lot 8, directly adjacent to the Performing Arts and Humanities Building, where the Proscenium Theatre is located on the first floor — please click here for additional information.