Students from around the world will unite on stage at Towson University this weekend to perform Love Through Time, a program of a capella music, percussion and dance that explores the facets of love.
The collaborative performance features more than 50 students from the Towson University Department of Music, the Institut für Musik of the Carl von Ossietsky Universität Oldenburg (Germany) and the Instituto Pedagógico of the Instituto Cubano de la Música (Havana, Cuba).
This three-way collaboration is thanks in part to the Towson University Oldenburg Partnership that began in 1987 when TU professor Armin Mruck and university administrators formed an alliance with Carl von Ossietzky Universität in Oldenburg, Germany.
Their goal was to provide students and faculty with the opportunity for academic and social exchange between the institutions. To this day, the Oldenburg Partnership remains the university’s oldest international student exchange program.
The German and Cuban students and faculty members arrived in Baltimore last week and are staying with Towson host families for the duration of their 10-day visit. Their time has mostly been filled with rehearsal but a Towson football game, an Orioles game at Camden Yards and a day-trip to D.C. are also on the schedule.
The students’ performance of Love Through Time, or Liebe in den Zeiten or Amor en el Tiempo, will take place Friday, September 13 at 7 p.m. and Sunday, September 15 at 3 p.m. in the Center for the Arts Harold J. Kaplan Concert Hall located at the corner of Osler and Cross Campus drives.
Tickets are $15 general, $10 seniors and $5 students, and available online or at the Center for the Arts Box Office located at the corner of Osler and Cross Campus drives.