The Department of Music presents Musicians from SoundSCAPE, featuring Aiyun Huang, percussion; Tony Arnold, voice; Thomas Rosenkranz, piano; with Lisa Cella, flute. Their program of contemporary music will be announced soon.
8 pm, Fine Arts Recital Hall. $7 general admission, $3 seniors, free for students, free with a UMBC ID. Tickets will be available at the door, cash or check only.
Aiyun Huang enjoys a musical life as soloist, chamber musician, conductor, producer, researcher and teacher. She was the First Prize and the Audience Award winner at the 2002 Geneva International Music Competition. She has commissioned and championed over 100 works in the last two decades working with composers internationally.
John von Rhein of the Chicago Tribune writes, "anything sung by soprano Tony Arnold is worth hearing." Hailed by the New York Times as "a bold and powerful interpreter," she has gained international acclaim for sparkling and insightful performances of the most daunting contemporary scores. In 2001, Ms. Arnold was thrust into the international spotlight when she became the only vocalist ever to be awarded first prize in the Gaudeamus International Interpreters Competition.
Thomas Rosenkranz has performed on four continents and is in demand nationally and internationally as a soloist, chamber musician, and artist teacher. He is a recipient of the Classical Music Fellowship Award from the American Pianists Association. As a Cultural Ambassador sponsored by the U.S. Department of State, he often travels to North Africa and the Middle East promoting goodwill through his performances both in traditional classical music settings and with his longstanding collaborations with musicians from other cultures.
As a champion of contemporary music, Lisa Cella has performed throughout the United States and abroad. She is Artistic Director of San Diego New Music and a founding member of its resident ensemble NOISE. She is an associate professor of music at UMBC and a founding member of its faculty contemporary music ensemble, Ruckus.