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RESCHEDULED! UMBC Livewire Event - now 10/24, 4 pm

"Rock Garden" Concert Rescheduled for Sunday due to Rain!

Due to weather the Livewire event at the Joseph Beuys Sculpture Park was cut short on Saturday. It is now rescheduled for Sunday, 10/24 at 4 pm.

UMBC's Joseph Beuys Tree Partnership 20th Anniversary Celebration and
Arboretum, by Robert Morris, Performed by UMBC's RUCKUS & Music Department,

A UMBC Livewire Event

On Sunday, October 24th the campus will host UMBC's annual new music festival, Livewire. At 4 pm, RUCKUS, the new music ensemble-in-residence, will be joined by additional faculty and student performers to present a special performance of Robert Morris’s Arboretum

Arboretum is a concert-length work designed as an immersive experience. Performers move around the Sculpture Park as they play, and audience members are encouraged to move as well, changing their perspective on the work over its duration. The composer describes this work as “slowly unfolding... the experience of this music is like watching sunsets, clouds passing, or sea changes.”

The event also marks the 20th Anniversary Celebration of the Joseph Beuys Tree Partnership at UMBC and in Baltimore.

A limited number of grass mats will be provided. Feel free to bring your own blanket, lawn chairs, and picnic to enjoy among the crunch of the fall leaves. This event is free and open to the public.

Find maps, directions, and learn more at cadvc.umbc.edu/beuys.

This event is curated by Sandra Abbott and Daniel Pesca and presented through a partnership between UMBC’s Music Department, Center for Art, Design and Visual Culture, and the Joseph Beuys Tree Partnership. The Joseph Beuys Sculpture Park is supported in part through the generosity of Nature Sacred (naturesacred.org). CADVC’s programs are supported in part by the Maryland State Arts Council and Baltimore County Commission on Arts and Sciences.


UMBC is closely monitoring the COVID-19 situation and is dedicated to ensuring the health and safety of the university community. For complete information, visit our COVID-19 website. Please note:

  • We encourage you and/or your social pod to maintain at least three feet distance from others. 
  • Help us all stay healthy and don’t visit campus if you aren’t feeling well.
  • Masks are not required outdoors unless you are participating in an event that requires them or you are part of a group with children under 12 who cannot physically distance or receive the vaccine.
  • Students, faculty, staff, and visitors to campus must wear a mask in indoor public spaces.  Masks must cover your nose and mouth.

For free parking during the event, park immediately adjacent to the Joseph Beuys Sculpture Park. Find  links to campus maps and directions to campus when you click on the link below.


Photos: Marlayna Demond

Posted: October 23, 2021, 9:19 PM