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About December 2009

This page contains all entries posted to Music News & Events in December 2009. They are listed from oldest to newest.

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December 2009 Archives

December 2, 2009

UMBC Collegium - Wednesday, December 2, 2009

The Department of Music presents the UMBC Collegium under the direction of Joseph Morin. The Collegium Musicum is a performance ensemble dedicated to exploring and performing vocal and instrumental music from European Medieval, Renaissance, and Baroque periods, sampling musical repertoires created between 800 and 1750. Performers are given the opportunity to sing in a variety of conventional and extended vocal styles, and to play recorder, krummhorn, racket, cornetto, shawm, sackbut, viol da gamba, vielle, harp, organetto, lute, and other historical instruments from the UMBC Department of Music's collection of instruments.


8pm, Fine Arts Recital Hall. Admission is free.

December 3, 2009

UMBC Wind Ensemble - Thursday, December 3, 2009

The Department of Music presents the UMBC Wind Ensemble under the direction of Richard Spece. The Ensemble is comprised of exceptional woodwind, brass and percussion performers who enjoy the challenge of performing excellent concert literature. The program will feature:

Incantation and Dance by John Barnes Chance
• Symphony for Band by Vincent Persichetti
Vesuvius by Frank Tichelli
October by Eric Whitacre
Awayday by Adam Gorb

8pm, Fine Arts Recital Hall. Donations Accepted.

December 4, 2009

Open Recital - Friday, December 4, 2009

Featuring UMBC Music students.

12noon, Fine Arts Recital Hall. Admission is free.

UMBC Camerata - Friday, December 4, 2009

The Department of Music presents the UMBC Camerata under the direction of Stephen Caracciolo, featuring the Missa Brevis in C, KV220 ("Sparrow Mass") by W.A. Mozart. The work will be performed with a chamber instrumental ensemble. The remainder of the program will feature concert carols for the holiday.

8pm, Fine Arts Recital Hall. Admission is free.

December 5, 2009

UMBC Gospel Choir - Saturday, December 5, 2009

The Department of Music presents the UMBC Gospel Choir under the direction of Janice Jackson.

8 pm, Fine Arts Recital Hall. Donations accepted.

December 7, 2009

Open Recital - Monday, December 7, 2009

Featuring UMBC music students.

12noon, Fine Arts Recital Hall. Admission is free

December 9, 2009

UMBC New Music Ensemble - Wednesday, December 9, 2009

The Department of Music presents the UMBC New Music Ensemble under the direction of Stuart Saunders Smith.

8pm, Fine Arts Recital Hall. Admission is free.

Open Recital - Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Featuring UMBC music students.

12noon, Fine Arts Recital Hall. Admission is free.

December 10, 2009

UMBC Percussion Ensemble - Thursday, December 10, 2009

The Department of Music presents the UMBC Percussion Ensemble under the direction of Tom Goldstein. The UMBC Percussion Ensemble is a dedicated performing group of advanced percussion students. The ensemble is adventurous in its programming, with a repertoire that includes graphic-notation pieces, improvisational works, and theatre, as well as works by important early percussion composers, such as Alan Hovhaness, John Cage, and Carlos Chavez. The Ensemble has established a tradition of performing works by UMBC's faculty and student composers, who sometimes include members of the ensemble.

8pm, Fine Arts Recital Hall. Admission is free.

December 12, 2009

UMBC Vocal Arts Ensemble - Saturday, December 12, 2009

the Department of Music presents the Vocal Arts Ensemble, under the direction of Cantor Thom King featuring a cornucopia of arias, songs and ensembles (and even a Barbershop Quartet!) from Mozart to Gilbert & Sullivan to Bernstein.

8pm, Fine Arts Recital Hall. Admission is free.

December 13, 2009

UMBC Jazz in Concert - Sunday, December 13, 2009

The Department of Music presents the UMBC Jazz in Concert .

Featuring two small groups under the direction of Tom Lagana and Matt Belzer along with The UMBC Jazz Ensemble under the direction of Matt Belzer, playing the music of Bud Powell, Thelonious Monk, Horace Silver, Andrew Hill, and Carla Bley.

3pm, Fine Arts Recital Hall. Admission is free.

UMBC Chamber Players - Sunday, December 13, 2009

The Department of Music presents the UMBC Chamber Players, under the direction of Airi Yoshioka, Gita Ladd, Maria Lambros and Christian Tremblay. The ensemble investigates the instrumental chamber works of the Western Art Music, ranging from the Baroque, Classical, Romantic to contemporary repertoire.

This concert will feature works by Rossini, Turina, Prokofiev, Moszkowski, Erb and Schumann.

8pm, Fine Arts Recital Hall. Admission is free.

December 14, 2009

Department of Music Honors Recital - Monday, December 14, 2009

Featuring UMBC music students chosen from those who performed on the Open Recitals.

8pm, Fine Arts Recital Hall. Admission is free

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