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UCF-Orlando Jazz Festival ’21 Goes Virtual

February 23, 2021  Jazz is all about improvisation and experimentation — and that is what the annual UCF-Orlando Jazz Festival will do when it improvises and goes all virtual Feb. 26-27.

Orlando Sentinel: UCF flute faculty member Nora Lee Garcia featured in 86th Bach Festival

February 22, 2021  The flutist soloed on Mozart’s Concerto No. 1 during Saturday night’s soothing “Concertos by Candlelight” and then returned Sunday afternoon as a featured player on a more lively program of Bach’s “Farewell” and “Peasant” cantatas.

Orlando Sentinel: A raucous Renaissance throwback at Theatre UCF

February 21, 2021  “Seamus Lea Daugherty is quite funny as the self-deluded father, and Juniper O’Hara has a lovely delivery of Ione’s noble and love-filled sentiments. As Bacchus, Drew Stark booms with authority, and Maddy La Roche makes an engaging wheeler-dealer Scaramouch. Ultimately, the work feels like an academic acting enterprise, lifted by...

NSM Today: Behind the “scenes”: UCF Opera back in person

February 18, 2021  The UCF Opera Program is back face-to-face and is preparing for their first live performance since COVID-19 hit.

Meet the Artists of “Paper House”

February 16, 2021  Paper House, on view at the UCF Art Gallery beginning February 17, explores the unique backgrounds and perspectives of Studio Art & Design MFA program candidates.

Orlando Sentinel: Theatre UCF goes simple for ‘Songs of Inspiration’ | Review

February 05, 2021  Theatre UCF returned to live performance this week — in a different-than-usual place with a different sort of show. “Although masked, Tori Micaletti conveys optimism with eyes and eyebrows on the peppy ‘Orange Colored Sky.’ Alexa Comeau shares the excitement of a young woman who has just met her Mr....

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