Get to know the Baltimore arts scene—and connect with fellow students and faculty! Free!
Hop Art, generously funded by the Parents Fund, provides JHU undergraduate students an opportunity to attend performing arts events in Baltimore, also allowing students and faculty to interact in a social setting. Students enter into a lottery to get free tickets to performances, are provided transportation to and from the Homewood campus, and attend performances with fellow students along with faculty/staff chaperones.
STUDENTS: Events available to JHU undergraduate students only.
FACULTY: If you would like to attend and lead a group, please Email the director of Office of Arts and Innovation.
How to Sign Up
Homewood undergraduate students
To register for events, you can find the programs on Hopkins Group (HopArt tag) or via the links provided below.
PhD students from other Hopkins schools or campuses
Not currently scheduled. If you have questions about the PhD offerings, email the vice provost for graduate education office.
Fall Semester 2023 Events
All events are subject to change. Participants should be prepared to show proof of COVID vaccination and wear a mask if required by the venue.
A Doll’s House
Sunday, September 10, 2pm
Offering a fresh perspective on Ibsen’s timeless classic, Schultz’s adaptation of A Doll’s House invites audiences to engage with updated themes of gender, power, and identity while holding true to the playwright’s original intentions. The play follows the story of Nora, a young wife and mother, who appears to have a perfect life with her husband Torvald. However, Nora has been keeping a secret from her husband that threatens to unravel her entire world. When we lose ourselves to the expectations of the roles we fulfill, how long before we must slam the door to find ourselves again? More info here.
Sunday, September 24, 1pm
An all-new production of the groundbreaking, Tony Award-winning musical The Wiz, adapted from Baum’s The Wizard of Oz. The highly anticipated Broadway revival of The Wiz returns “home” to stages across America in an all-new Pre-Broadway tour, the first one in 40 years. The tour begins in The Wiz’s original home city of Baltimore, where the show made its world premiere 50 years ago. A dynamite infusion of ballet, jazz, and modern pop brings a whole new groove to easing on down the road. So everybody rejoice! An all-new 21st-Century WIZ is sliding into an Emerald City near you. For more information.
Baltimore Symphony: Dvorak, Gershwin and James Lee III
Sunday, October 1, 3pm
@Meyerhoff Symphony Hall
Jonathon Heyward celebrates his arrival as Music Director with vibrant studies of the United States, culminating with Dvořák’s epic Ninth Symphony (“From the New World”) that draws on spirituals and indigenous melodies. Gershwin’s feisty concerto brings the excitement of the Jazz Age into the concert hall, featuring the “brilliant and stylish pianist” Jean-Yves Thibaudet whose interpretation is “alive with incisive rhythms, Ravelian colorings, telling intricacy, and refreshingly cool restraint.” (The New York Times) Baltimore’s own James Lee III taps into Black and Native traditions in his evocative answer to Dvořák’s American vision. For more info.
As You Like It
Sunday, October 22, 2pm
@Chesapeake Shakespeare Company
All the world’s a stage, and in this story, Rosalind, Shakespeare’s greatest comic heroine, rebels and takes on an unexpected role. In the deep woods, romance and mischief lead a group of outcasts on an incredible path to self-discovery. For more info.
Candlelight Concert Series: Jean Rondeau, harpsichord
Saturday, November 11, 7:30pm
@UMBC Linehan Concert Hall
Experience a thrilling musical journey with Jean Rondeau, the French harpsichord virtuoso and early-music superstar who has redefined the art of his instrument and captivated audiences worldwide. Rondeau’s program for Candlelight is adapted from his latest CD, Gradus ad Parnassum. Aspiring to the mythological mountain home of the Muses, this program explores the possibilities of the harpsichord in piano repertoire spanning over more than 400 years, enlightening listeners on what repertoire written for the piano can reveal about the harpsichord—and what the harpsichord can reveal about repertoire written for the piano. For more info.
- Registration limited to JHU undergraduates.
- Transportation provided from JHU 1 hour before each performance.
- Participants may be required, per venue rules, to mask and/or show proof of COVID vaccination.
- If you are unable to attend, please email the director of Office of Arts and Innovation so others may attend.
- Individuals requiring accommodations should email the director of Office of Arts and Innovation. We ask that requests for accommodation be made at least 7 business days before the event.
Special thanks to the Hopkins Parents Fund for underwriting this amazing opportunity!
Stay Tuned for Spring 2024 HopArt Events
- To be announced December/January
- To include events at the Baltimore Symphony, Opera Baltimore, Center Stage Theater, and more!