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Johnny Walker Senior Cello Recital

Monday, December 8, 2014 | 8:00 p.m.
UMBC Concert Hall

The Department of Music presents the Johnny Walker Senior Cello Recital. This performance will take place in UMBC’s new concert hall located in the Performing Arts and Humanities Building, Room 144.

Admission to this event is free.

Nancy Puckett Senior Composition Recital

Friday, December 12, 2014 | 8:00 p.m.
UMBC Concert Hall

The Department of Music presents the Nancy Puckett Senior Composition Recital. This performance will take place in UMBC’s new concert hall located in the Performing Arts and Humanities Building, Room 144.

Admission to this concert is free.

UMBC Jazz Ensemble

Sunday, October 12 | 3:00 p.m.
UMBC Jazz Ensemble
UMBC Concert Hall

The Department of Music presents the UMBC Jazz Ensemble under the direction of Matthew Belzer. This performance will take place in UMBC’s new concert hall located in the Performing Arts and Humanities Building, Room 144.

Admission to this concert is free, donations will be accepted.

Livewire: Ruckus

Thursday, October 16 | 8:00 p.m.
Ruckus, the contemporary music ensemble in residence at UMBC
Concert Hall, Performing Arts & Humanities Building

UMBC’s annual Livewire festival of new music presents Ruckus, the contemporary music ensemble in residence at UMBC, featuring clarinetist E. Michael Richards, flutist Lisa Cella, percussionist Tom Goldstein, trombonist Patrick Crossland, and other colleagues. The ensemble will present a concert featuring masterpieces from the new music repertoire, including:

• Vinko Globokar: Correspondences
• Karlheinz Stockhausen: Dr K–Sextett
• René Leibowitz: Variations non sérieuses, for violine, posaune, vibraphone, and piano, “Marijuana,” Op.54
• Helmut Lachenmann: Dal Niente (Intérieur III)

$15 general admission
$10 seniors
$5 students

Tickets are available online at MissionTix.
Admission is free with a UMBC ID (tickets available at the door).

Livewire: Patrick Crossland, Trombone

Friday, October 17 | 8:00 p.m.
Livewire: Patrick Crossland, Trombone
Concert Hall, Performing Arts & Humanities Building

Presented as part of the Livewire new music festival, trombonist Patrick Crossland performs major works from the contemporary music repertoire, including:

• Rene Leibowitz: Quatre Bagatelles pour trombone et piano (1963)
• Luciano Berio: Sequenza V (1966)
• Carlos Alsina: Consecuenza (1966)
• Mauricio Kagel: atem für einen Bläser (1970)
• Jürg Wyttenbach: D’(H)ommage oder “Freu(n)de, nicht…” (1985)
• Jean-Pierre Drouet: Essais de Trombone (1998)
• John Palmer: transfiguration (2006)

Patrick Crossland was born in Jackson, Mississippi. Growing up in southern Louisiana, he began playing trombone at age 10. He has worked closely with several prominent composers. Solo performances include the Walker Art Center’s “Festival Dancing In Your Head” (2001, 2002, 2005), the Darmstadt Course for New Music (2004, 2006, 2008), where he was awarded a Solo Performance Prize, and the “Utopia Jetzt!” Festival (Germany) where he performed his acclaimed “V for Grock” multimedia recital. In 2009 he premiered his “Krieg dem Krieg” project featuring thematic works for trombone and electronics. In addition to his activities as a soloist and chamber musician, he is an avid improviser, working with a wide range of musicians, dancers, and actors. He is a member of the Composers Slide Quartet, Ensemble Laboratorium, and Zinc & Copper Works. Recently relocated to the Baltimore area, he teaches trombone and other music courses at UMBC.

$15 general admission
$10 seniors
$5 students

Tickets are available online at MissionTix.
Admission is free with a UMBC ID (tickets available at the door).

Livewire: Ensemble Laboratorium

Saturday, October 18 | 8:00 p.m.
Livewire: Ensemble Laboratorium
Concert Hall, Performing Arts & Humanities Building

The Department of Music’s Livewire festival presents the Ensemble Laboratorium, which will perform a collection of movements from single work, also entitled Laboratorium, by renowned composer Vinko Globokar.

Inspired by their time spent working together under the direction of Pierre Boulez at the 2004 Lucerne Festival Academy, a group of young musicians formed Laboratorium. Hailing from 15 countries on 5 continents, its members are especially interested in the study and interpretation of both the established and the obscure repertoire of the 20th & 21st centuries. Likewise they are actively commissioning new works as well as engaging in interdisciplinary collaborations with artists from other fields.

The ensemble’s debut performances were presented at the 2005 Lucerne Festival Academy and the 2005 Festival de Musica Contemporanea de Alicante (Spain). Critically acclaimed performances, including, in March 2007, the Lucerne Festival at Easter and a concert in Madrid’s famous Nuevo Auditorio del Museo Reina Sofia, as well as a sold out performance in May 2007 in Basel’s Gare du Nord, followed these inaugural concerts. Laboratorium completed 2007 with a successful Chilean tour presenting performances in Santiago at the XVII Festival de Musica Contemporanea Chilena and in La Serena at the Festival Musicahora. In 2008 and 2009 the ensemble was invited to the prestigious Tage für Neue Musik in Zürich, Switzerland. Since 2009 Laboratorium has been Ensemble-in-Residence at the Davos Festival, Switzerland, focusing on the presentation and promotion of new music. A successful US tour with concerts in New York City and at the June in Buffalo Festival was a highlight of the 2010 season. In 2009 Laboratorium began a residency at the Conservatorio della Svizzera Italiana, Lugano. Activities of the 2011/2012 season included a return to the Davos Festival and Basel´s Gare du Nord, another appearance in the Tage für Neue Musik in Zürich’s Tonhalle, a CD recording with newly commissioned works, a concert in the Berliner Philharmonie in the Debut concert series of Deutschlandradio Kultur and a staged performance of Vinko Globokar’s Laboratorium at KunstFestSpiele Herrenhausen, Hannover.

$15 general admission
$10 seniors
$5 students

Tickets are available online at MissionTix.
Admission is free with a UMBC ID (tickets available at the door).

Trio des Alpes

Saturday, November 15 | 8:00 p.m.
Trio des Alpes
Concert Hall (Performing Arts & Humanities Building)

“Individually excellent, they are even more impressive together,” wrote the Gazzetta di Mantova after a concert by the Italian-Swiss Trio des Alpes, thereby describing one of this Trio’s essential qualities: three independent, all-round successful personalities meeting as a trio. What attracts them is the quintessence of chamber music: dialogue, a shared sound and the blending of three instruments into a single whole.

The Trio’s program will feature works by women composers, including the United States premiere of a new piece by UMBC professor Linda Dusman:
Linda Dusman (United States): Thundersnow (2014, commissioned by the Trio des Alpes, U.S. premiere)
Iris Szeghy (Switzerland): Poetische Studien, selection (1984)
Maria Bonzanigo (Switzerland): Sole sui Cavalli di Sale – Sale sui Cavalli di Sole – (2014, commissioned by the Trio des Alpes, U.S. premiere)
Madeleine Ruggli (Switzerland): éclats (II) for viola, cello and piano (2014, commissioned by the Trio des Alpes, U.S. premiere)
Silvia Colastani (Italy): Canto rosso (2007)
Jennifer Higdon (United States): Fiery Red from Piano Trio (2003)
Rebecca Clarke (United Kingdom): Trio (1921)

Mirjam Tschopp, who gave her debut as a soloist aged 13, is equally successful on the violin and the viola, appearing as a soloist with renowned orchestras such as the WDR Symphonieorchester Köln under Semyon Bychkov and in chamber music with Anne-Sophie Mutter and the Mandelring Quartet, among others. Claude Hauri has made his name as solo cellist of several excellent groups such as the Ensemble Nuovo Contrappunto in Florence and the Ensemble Algoritmo in Rome, and as a performer of new music. He has premiered a multitude of works, several dedicated to him, by important composers. Corrado Greco’s versatility adds further impetus to the Trio des Alpes. Besides performing with such personalities as Bruno Canino ormembers of the Berliner Philharmoniker, he is professor of musical communication and multimedia in Varese, where he also directs the Università dell’Insubria concert series.

This event is supported in part by Pro Helvetia, Swiss Arts Council.

$15 general admission
$10 seniors
$5 students

Tickets are available online at MissionTix.
Admission is free with a UMBC ID (tickets available at the door).

Trio des Alpes – Rush Hour Concert with UMBC Faculty

Friday, November 21 | 4:30 p.m.
Trio des Alpes — Rush Hour Concert with UMBC Faculty
Concert Hall (Performing Arts & Humanities Building)

The UMBC Department of Music wishes to thank UMBC faculty and staff for their extraordinary commitment to the campus to begin the Thanksgiving holiday season at this free concert in the beautiful new concert hall!

“Individually excellent, they are even more impressive together,” wrote the Gazzetta di Mantova after a concert by the Italian-Swiss Trio des Alpes, thereby describing one of this Trio’s essential qualities: three independent, all-round successful personalities meeting as a trio. What attracts them is the quintessence of chamber music: dialogue, a shared sound and the blending of three instruments into a single whole.

In this special “Rush Hour” concert, the Trio will be joined by UMBC faculty E. Michael Richards (clarinet), Airi Yoshioka (violin), and Christian Tremblay (violin) in performances of the Clarinet Trio, Op. 114 by Johannes Brahms, and the Piano Quintet in A Major, Op. 81, by Antonín Dvořák.

Mirjam Tschopp, who gave her debut as a soloist aged 13, is equally successful on the violin and the viola, appearing as a soloist with renowned orchestras such as the WDR Symphonieorchester Köln under Semyon Bychkov and in chamber music with Anne-Sophie Mutter and the Mandelring Quartet, among others. Claude Hauri has made his name as solo cellist of several excellent groups such as the Ensemble Nuovo Contrappunto in Florence and the Ensemble Algoritmo in Rome, and as a performer of new music. He has premiered a multitude of works, several dedicated to him, by important composers. Corrado Greco’s versatility adds further impetus to the Trio des Alpes. Besides performing with such personalities as Bruno Canino ormembers of the Berliner Philharmoniker, he is professor of musical communication and multimedia in Varese, where he also directs the Università dell’Insubria concert series.

This event is supported in part by Pro Helvetia, Swiss Arts Council.

Admission is free.

UMBC Symphony Orchestra with the Trio des Alpes

Sunday, November 23 | 7:30 p.m.
UMBC Symphony Orchestra with the Trio des Alpes
Concert Hall (Performing Arts & Humanities Building)

The UMBC Symphony Orchestra performs under the direction of E. Michael Richards, joined by the Trio des Alpes (Mirjam Tschopp, violin and viola; Claude Hauri, cello; and Corrado Greco, piano).

The program will feature:
· Daniel Schnyder: Triple Concerto (featuring the Trio des Alpes)
· Dmitri Shostakovich: Symphony No. 5 in D minor, Op. 47
· Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov: Capriccio espagnol, Op. 34

Mirjam Tschopp, who gave her debut as a soloist aged 13, is equally successful on the violin and the viola, appearing as a soloist with renowned orchestras such as the WDR Symphonieorchester Köln under Semyon Bychkov and in chamber music with Anne-Sophie Mutter and the Mandelring Quartet, among others. Claude Hauri has made his name as solo cellist of several excellent groups such as the Ensemble Nuovo Contrappunto in Florence and the Ensemble Algoritmo in Rome, and as a performer of new music. He has premiered a multitude of works, several dedicated to him, by important composers. Corrado Greco’s versatility adds further impetus to the Trio des Alpes. Besides performing with such personalities as Bruno Canino ormembers of the Berliner Philharmoniker, he is professor of musical communication and multimedia in Varese, where he also directs the Università dell’Insubria concert series.

This event is supported in part by Pro Helvetia, Swiss Arts Council.

Admission to this performance is free.

UMBC Wind Ensemble

Monday, November 24 | 8:00 p.m.
UMBC Wind Ensemble
UMBC Concert Hall

The Department of Music presents the UMBC Wind Ensemble in its first performance in UMBC’s new Performing Arts and Humanities Building Concert Hall.

The Ensemble is comprised of exceptional woodwind, brass and percussion musicians who enjoy the challenge of performing excellent concert literature. Additional program information will be available this fall.

Admission is free.

UMBC Collegium Musicum

Friday, December 5 | 8:00 p.m.
UMBC Collegium Musicum
Concert Hall

The Department of Music presents the Collegium Musicum under the direction of Joseph C. Morin. The Collegium Musicum is a performance ensemble dedicated to exploring and performing vocal and instrumental music from the European Medieval, Renaissance and Baroque periods, sampling musical repertoires created between 800 and 1750.

Admission is free.

Jubilee Singers

Saturday, December 6 | 7:00 p.m.
Jubilee Singers
UMBC Concert Hall

The Department of Music presents the Jubilee Singers (followed immediately by the UMBC Gospel Choir) under the direction of Janice Jackson.

Admission is free.

Jazz in Concert

Sunday, December 7 | 3:00 p.m.
Jazz in Concert
UMBC Concert Hall

The Department of Music presents UMBC Jazz in Concert under the direction of Matthew Belzer. Additional program information will be available in early fall 2014.

Admission to this event is free, donations will be accepted.

UMBC Camerata and Opera Workshop

Sunday, December 7 | 8:00 p.m.
UMBC Camerata and Opera Workshop
Concert Hall, Performing Arts & Humanities Building

The Department of Music presents the UMBC Camerata under the direction of Stephen Caracciolo and the Opera Workshop under the direction of Joseph Regan.

Admission is free.

Department of Music Honors Recital

Tuesday, December 9 | 8:00 p.m.
Department of Music Honors Recital
Concert Hall, Performing Arts & Humanities Building

The Department of Music presents an Honors Recital.

Admission is free.

Brahms Triple Play

Thursday, February 5 | 8:00 p.m.
Brahms Triple Play: an evening of works by Johannes Brahms, performed by UMBC faculty
Concert Hall (Performing Arts & Humanities Building)

UMBC Department of Music faculty members Audrey Andrist, pianist, Gita Ladd, cellist and Airi Yoshioka, violinist are joined by former faculty member Maria Lambros, violist, for a thrilling evening of chamber music by the great Romantic composer Johannes Brahms. The program will feature:

• Sonatensatz for violin and piano, WoO 2
• Cello Sonata No. 1 in E minor, Op. 38
• The monumental Piano Quartet in G minor, Op. 25

Admission to be announced.

JoyAnne Amani & Friends

Sunday, February 15 | 3:00 p.m.
JoyAnne Amani & Friends
Concert Hall, Performing Arts & Humanities Building

Collaborative artist, pianist, music director and teacher JoyAnne Amani presents, in collaboration with colleagues, a program entitled Mozart, Margaret, Moses and Me. “February is the month,” shares the artist, “in which we focus on three themes: the contributions of African Americans to our society; love; and Women’s Heart Health. This concert celebrates all three themes and is a musical tribute to my mother, Mrs. Ethel Richardson.”

The concert will feature Janice Jackson, soprano and UMBC voice faculty; Bruce Henderson, vocalist/saxophonist; Randy Williams, vocalist; Janice Chandler Eteme, soprano; Shannon Harmon, piano; and other musicians from the Baltimore area.

Admission will be announced.

Contemporary Chamber Music, April 16, 2015

Contemporary Chamber Music

Thursday, April 16 | 8:00 p.m.

Lisa Cella, flute, Mark Menzies, viola, and Jaqueline Pollauf, harp Concert Hall, Performing Arts & Humanities Building UMBC’s Lisa Cella (flute) and Jaqueline Pollauf (harp) are joined by Mark Menzies (violin) in a program featuring three major works by Debussy, Takemitsu and Gubaidulina. (Click on heading for full description.)

Young Composers Workshop, June 8, 2013

UMBC composers Drs. Linda Dusman and Anna Rubin are offering the 3rd Young Composers Workshop. Students ages 8-18 are invited to apply. In the workshop, they will compose for clarinet, violin, cello, and piano. Students will have the opportunity to meet at UMBC for one group lesson on June 8, 3-5 PM and receive three Skype lessons arranged individually with the instructors during the summer. The students' work will then be played by the well-known Strata Trio (Audrey Andrist, piano, Nathan Williams, Clarinet and James Stern, violin) as part of UMBC's Livewire Festival 4, on Sat., Oct 26, from 10AM-12:00PM. Professional level recordings will be made of all student compositions.

Option 1) A fee of $250 covers June 8, Skype lessons and Oct. 26 performance and recording.

Option 2) A fee of $125 covers the Oct. 26 performance and recording and is for students who are studying with other composition instructors.

Students who have been in the program previously are welcome to return. New students should submit a piece. Students who are new to composition are also encouraged to apply.
Please email Dr. Rubin at airubin@umbc.edu. Kindly include:

Student name

Age

Musical background (instrument, years studied, instructors, and any theory study)

Contact information (phone and email address of parent and student if applicable)

Any scores submitted should either be in Sibelius or in pdf format. We will accept up to 10 students.


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UMBC composers Anna Rubin on far left and Dr. Linda Dusman on far right
Rear - UMBC Brass Ensemble-Megan Zontek, trombone, Bentley Corbett-Wilson, trumpet, Shelly Purdy (MFA SUNY Purchase and UMBC grad), percussion, Prof. Kristin Jurkscheit, brass ensemble director, David Lamotey, euphonium, Eric Kuhn, horn
Young Composers in front,Tommy Lee, Benjamin Nagle, Henry Bar-Or, Abigail Selnick, Abby Fontana, and Eliza Triolo

ModernWorks - Thursday, February 7, 2013

The innovative music ensemble ModernWorks, featuring cellist Madeleine Shapiro, accordionist Bill Schimmel and violinist Airi Yoshioka, performs a program entitled “Strange Acquaintances” for an evening of contemporary music. ”Strange Acquaintances” will feature:

Stille Szenne (1991) by Wolfgang Rihm
Apparitions (2006) by Phillipe Hersant
Spiral Jetty (2006) by Anthony Cornicello
Grito del Corazon (2005) by Judith Shatin
Silenzio (1991) by Sofia Gubaidulina

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Summer Composition 2012

COMPOSITIONS

Together We Can Plant Trees (flute, violin, clarinet) - Abigail Selnick

Together We Can Plant Trees (flute, violin) - Abigail Selnick

Abbey's Adventure - Abigail Fontana

We Are All Very Different (flute, violin, clarinet) - Bar-Or

We Are All Very Different (flute, violin) - Bar-Or

The Rain and the Rainbow (flute, clarinet, violin) - Benjamin Selnick

The Rain and the Rainbow (flute, violin) - Benjamin Selnick

Diversity of the Animals - Benjamin Nagle

Haunted House - Tommy Lee

Join Together (flute, clarinet, violin) - Shane Devine

Join Together (flute, violin)

Spring - Lara Cahow

Spring (flute, violin) - Lara Cahow

Untitled

Winter Wind - Jeanne Ahn


ANALYSIS

Beethoven Op 87 Trio

Beethoven Trio - Excerpts Op 87


VIDEOS

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UMBC Jazz in Concert - Thursday, May 3, 2012

The Department of Music presents UMBC Jazz in Concert under the direction of Matthew Belzer and Tom Lagana.

7 pm, Fine Arts Recital Hall. Admission is free, suggested donation $15.

Funds raised through ticket sales for this event will be administered by the UMBC Foundation for the benefit of UMBC.

UMBC Camerata - Saturday, April 28, 2012

The Department of Music presents the UMBC Camerata under the direction of Stephen Caracciolo. The Camerata is a select chamber choir of 35-45 singers that performs great choral literature in a variety of styles, from Renaissance motets to avant-garde contemporary works. Their program will feature:

Missa "O magnum mysterium" - Tomas Luis de Victoria
A short mass from Renaissance Spain based on the composer's own famous motet of the same name.

Music for Evening Prayer
O Come and Worship (from All-Night Vigil) – Sergei Rachmaninoff
Psalm 145 (Anglican chant) – Douglas Major
Let My Prayer Rise Before You as Incense – Stephen Caracciolo
Hail Gladdening Light (for double choir) – Charles Wood

How Sweet the Moonlight Sleeps – Stephen Caracciolo
A performance of UMBC Faculty Fellowship research. The text is drawn from Shakespeare's The Merchant of Venice, which begins, "How sweet the moonlight sleeps upon this bank. Here will we sit and let the sound of music creep inn our ears."

Lighter Fare
Vita de la mia vita - William Hawley
The Gift To Be Simple – arr. Bob Chilcott
Danny Boy – arr. Joseph Flummerfelt
Wade in the Water – arr. Moses Hogan

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

Soundscape - Thursday, April 12, 2012

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.

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Maryland All-State Jazz Band & UMBC Jazz Faculty Ensemble - Saturday, March 31, 2012

UMBC Department of Music presents the Maryland All-State Jazz Band under the direction of Fred Irby, Howard University. Also performing will be the UMBC Jazz Faculty Ensemble, including Matt Belzer, saxophones, Tom Lagana, guitar, Harry Appelman, piano, James Fowler, bass (special guest), Scott Tiemann, drums and Barry Dove, vibes and percussion.

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UMBC Jazz Ensemble & Blount-Tucker Big Band - Friday, March 30, 2012

7pm
Fine Arts Recital Hall
Admission is free, donations accepted.
Funds raised for this event will be administered by the UMBC Foundation for the benefit of UMBC.

Gene Koshinski and Benjamin Toth - Tuesday, March 27, 2012

The Department of Music presents percussionists Gene Koshinski and Benjamin Toth in concert. The program will feature music inspired by other musical cultures, including Africa, Cuba, Haiti, Japan and Indonesia.

8 pm, Fine Arts Studio 508 (Fifth Floor). Admission is free.

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Pietro Tagliaferri, clarinet and Francesco Attesti, piano - Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Performance of music by Brahms, Finzi, Donizetti, Landini, and Tagliaferri-Berzola

1pm, Fine Arts Recital Hall
Admission is free

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Masterclass with Italian clarinetist Pietro Tagliaferri - Tuesday, February 21, 2012

4-5pm in Fine Arts Building room 011.

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UMBC Opera Workshop - Sunday, December 4, 2011

The Department of Music presents the Opera Workshop under the direction of Cantor Thom King. The program will feature scenes and arias by Mozart ("Le Nozze di Figaro" and "Don Giovanni"), Rossini ("Cinderella"), Offenbach ("The Tales of Hoffman"), Gilbert and Sullivan ("The Mikado") and more!

7:30 pm, Fine Arts Recital Hall. Admission is free.

BLINK - Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Have you ever looked at a work of art and wondered “What would that sound like?” Or, while listening to music, think “What would that look like?”

UMBC’s student composers and members of the New Music Ensemble are debuting a new concert series that explores the visual and aural results of creative inspiration. Join us for a concert of new compositions inspired by works in the current exhibit Image Transfer: Pictures in a Remix Culture at the Center for Art, Design and Visual Culture. Each 1-2 minute piece, performed by faculty and members of the New Music Ensemble, will take place in front of the photo that inspired it. Interspersed will be electro-acoustic works by students and faculty from the project 60 in 60. Please come and experience this exciting and unique performance but be prepared – each piece will be over in a blink of the eye.

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UMBC Symphony Orchestra - Sunday, November 20, 2011

The Department of Music presents the UMBC Symphony Orchestra under the direction of E. Michael Richards.

The program will feature:

• Sibelius's Symphony No. 5
• Mozart's Violin Concerto No. 4 in D Major, K. 218
• a concerto for double bass by Carl Ditters von Dittersdorf


7:30 pm, Fine Arts Recital Hall. Admission is free.

UMBC Camerata - Saturday, November 19, 2011

The Department of Music presents the UMBC Camerata under the direction of Stephen Caracciolo.

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

The program will feature the following works:

In the Italian Language
Amor Vittorioso - Giovanni Gastoldi
Lasciatemi morire - Claudio Monteverdi
Vita de la mia vita - William Hawley
Va Pensiero - Giuseppe Verdi

Carols of the Season
Wassail Song - Ralph Vaughn Williams
Some Children See Him - Alfred Burt
Carol of the Bells - Mykola Leontovich
Sans Day Carol - Stephen Caracciolo
People Look East - Stephen Caracciolo

Carmina Burana - Carl Orff
Camerata performs a lengthy suite of movements from Carl Orff's youthful and exuberant cantata, Carmina Burana. The performance will feature the two-piano/percussion version of the work with the UMBC Percussion Ensemble, Tom Goldstein conductor, supplying the heart pounding, thrilling power to this audience favorite.

Duende Quartet - Thursday, November, 17, 2011

The Department of Music presents the Duende Quartet. Bassist Josh Schwartzman, percussionists Mark Merella and Sam "Seguito" Turner and Harry Appelman on piano/keyboards, has been chosen twice by Jazz at Lincoln Center to tour internationally under the auspices of the U.S. Department of State's American Music Abroad program. The Duende Quartet plays Latin Jazz with a nod to the Blue Note sound of the '60s. In a unique small group setting (with piano, bass and two hand percussionists) the group captures the vibe of the jazz combo while using the rhythms of a Cuban conjunto. Duende's music strikes an inviting balance between the spontaneity of jazz improvisation and the infectious rhythms of the Caribbean.

8 pm, Fine Arts Recital Hall. $7 general admission, $3 seniors, free for students, free with a UMBC ID. Tickets will be available in early fall 2011.

Three Centuries of Music by Jewish Composers - Thursday, November 10, 2011

The Department of Music presents a program entitled The Expressive Jewish Tradition Through Music and Words, including:

* Osvaldo Golijov Doina (2001)
* Felix Mendelssohn - Sonata for Cello and Piano in D major, op. 58 (1843)
* Michael Alec Rose - Burlesques for Piano Quartet (2010, world premiere)
* Gerald Cohen - Yedid Nefesh (Beloved of my Soul) (2007)
* Richard Rogers and Oscar Hammerstein III - selections from South Pacific (1949)
with poetry readings by special guests actors Ava Lenet and Stan Weiman

8 pm, Fine Arts Recital Hall. $7 general admission, $3 seniors, free for students, free with a UMBC ID. To order tickets in advance using a credit card, order online through MissionTix or call 410-752-8950. Tickets will also be available at the door, cash or check only.

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UMBC Jazz Ensemble - Sunday, October 23, 2011

The Department of Music presents the UMBC Jazz Ensemble, under the direction of Matthew Belzer.

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

Faculty Chamber Music featuring Kristin Jurkscheit, horn - Thursday, October 20, 2011

The Department of Music presents the Faculty Chamber Ensemble, featuring new faculty member Kristin Jurkscheit on French horn, with clarinetist E. Michael Richards, violinist Airi Yoshioka, violist Maria Lambros and cellist Gita Ladd. Their program will feature Dohnanyi's Sextet and Mozart's Horn Quartet.

8 pm, Fine Arts Recital Hall. $7 general admission, $3 seniors, free for students, free with a UMBC ID. Tickets will be available in early fall 2011.

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Lisa Cella, flute with Deborah Allen, piano - Thursday, Sept 22, 2011

The Department of Music presents flutist Lisa Cella in concert with pianist Deborah Allen.

8 pm, Fine Arts Recital Hall.
$7 general admission, $3 seniors, free for students, free with a UMBC ID. Tickets will be available in early fall 2011.

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UMBC Symphony Orchestra - Sunday, May 1, 2011

The Department of Music presents the UMBC Symphony Orchestra under the direction of E. Michael Richards. The program will feature:

• Carl Nielsen's Concerto for Clarinet and Orchestra, Op. 57 [D.F.129], featuring soloist Emily Beisel, class of '11 and winner of the UMBC Symphony Concerto Competition
• Edvard Grieg's Peer Gynt Suite No. 1, Op. 46
• The world premiere of Eclipse by Linda Dusman (professor of music at UMBC)
• Beethoven's Symphony No. 5 in C Minor, Op. 67

7:30 pm, Fine Arts Recital Hall. Admission is free.

UMBC Camerata - Saturday, April 30, 2011

The Department of Music presents the UMBC Camerata under the direction of Stephen Caracciolo.

The repertoire for this performance will be selected from the following:
Opera Choruses
“Va, pensiero” from Nabucco – Giuseppe Verdi
solo “Se vuol ballare” - from The Marriage of Figaro – W. A. Mozart
solo “O Image Angel-like and Fair” - from The Magic Flute – W. A. Mozart
“Finales to Acts I & II” from The Magic Flute – W. A. Mozart

Americana
Shenandoah – arr. James Erb
solo Zion’s Walls – arr. Aaron Copland
Bound for the Promised Land – arr. Mack Wilberg
Black is the Color of My True Love’s Hair – arr. Stuart Churchill
Polly Wolly Doodle – arr. Gail Kubik

Songs of the Irish
Danny Boy – arr. Joseph Flummerfelt
The Wild Song (as sung by Anúna) – Michael McGlynn
The Rakes of Mallow – arr. T.C. Kelly

Contemporary Composers
First Kyrie (from Mass in Five Parts) – Francis Pott
The Wild Song (as sung by Anúna) – Michael McGlynn
The Lamb – Stephen Caracciolo
Salmo 150 – Ernani Aguiar

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

Gertrude Stein and Friends - Thursday, April 21, 2011

Join us for a free concert of Gertrude Stein and Friends, featuring Wendy Salkind, voice; Tom Goldstein, percussion; and Linda Dusman, composition.

Wendy Salkind performs readings of three short prose pieces by the American Modernist writer Gertrude Stein. Exploring Stein's writings as musical compositions, Salkind reads Matisse and Picasso unaccompanied, while the rhythmic and witty story, Miss Furr and Miss Skeene is read in dialogue with eleven percussion instruments played by Tom Goldstein, in a score composed by Linda Dusman. Also on the program is Still to JSB by Anneliese Weibel and Dusman's magnificat 4: Ida, Ida.

7:30 pm, Fine Arts Recital Hall. Admission is free.

The program will be repeated on Wednesday, April 27 at 7:30 at Loyola University's Fine Arts Recital Room.

Vivaldi, Four Seasons and More - Sunday, April 17, 2011

The faculty and students of the Music Department join forces to present a much beloved Four Seasons by Antonio Vivaldi. The concert features the string faculty, Christian Tremblay, Airi Yoshioka and Maria Lambros, along with harpsichordist Joseph Morin and the UMBC Collegium.

The other works on the program are Zoltan Kodaly's Serenade for Two Violins and Viola, op. 12, and Sergei prokofiev's Duo for Two Violins.

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

Da Capo Chamber Ensemble - Sunday, April 3, 2011

Since their founding in 1970, the Da Capo Chamber Players have established themselves as one of the foremost new music groups in the United States. The group's mission is to give new works the dedicated attention and exciting performances consistent with the highest musical standards in traditional repertoire. Winners of the Walter W. Naumburg Chamber Music Award in 1973, for 18 years they were one of the highest funded chamber groups by the National Endowment for the Arts. Da Capo is a leader in building a strong heritage of present-day American chamber music: the group is known not only for exceptional artistry but also for the wealth of new compositions written for them.

7:30 pm, Fine Arts Recital Hall.
$7 general admission, $3 seniors, free for students, free with a UMBC ID.

UNCG Contemporary Chamber Ensemble - Thursday, March 17, 2011

The Department of Music presents the Contemporary Chamber Players of the University of North Carolina at Greensboro, featuring Sarah A. Baugher, viola; Jonathan Stuart-Moore, cello; Dr. Mark Engebretson, baritone saxophone; and Dr. Alejandro Rutty, piano. The ensemble's program will feature:

• Alejandro Rutty: City of Webs
• Mark Engebretson: Four Short Songs: a certain sadness
• Sarah A. Braugher: Waking Up the Machine
• Jonathan Stuart-Moore: Curbstridin'

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

Jazz Festival - March 11-12, 2011

UMBC Jazz Festival
Friday, March 11th and Saturday, March 12th
All events in Fine Arts, Recital Hall

Schedule:
UMBC Jazz Ensemble & United States Navy Commodores Concert:
Friday, March 11th @ 7:30 PM

Tenor saxophone great Walt Weiskopf clinic:
Saturday, March 12th 3-4PM (Free)

Maryland All-State Jazz Band & The Tom Lagana Group Featuring Walt Weiskopf Concert: Saturday, March 12th 7:30PM

Admission is free. Suggested donation for the evening concerts is $15.
Funds raised through ticket sales for this event will be administered by the UMBC Foundation for the benefit of UMBC.

Continuum - Wednesday, March 2, 2011

The InterArts Program presents New York-based Continuum, the winner of the prestigious Siemens international prize for distinguished service to music and four ASCAP/Chamber Music America Awards for Adventuresome Programming, directed by Cheryl Seltzer and Joel Sachs.

8 pm, Fine Arts Recital Hall. $7 general admission, $3 seniors, free for students, free with a UMBC ID.

To order tickets in advance using a credit card, order online through MissionTix or call 410-752-8950. Patrons who would prefer to pay by cash or check at will call may make a reservation by calling 410-455-6240.

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The Jolles Duo - Wednesday, February 16, 2011

The Jolles Duo, featuring violinist Renee Jolles and harpist Susan Jolles, presents concerts of uncommon beauty. This mother-daughter ensemble was formed in 1987 to perform a program honoring Women in Music. Both Renee Jolles and Susan Jolles have been hailed as solo virtuosi. Individually, they have garnered many awards, including the Naumburg Chamber Music Award, Grammy Awards, and the William Schuman Prize. Together, this exciting collaboration brings passion and skill to a repertoire that embraces music from the Baroque to the modern era. The Duo has been featured on numerous chamber and contemporary music concert series such as North/South Consonance, Cutting Edge, Musica Viva (New York), at Symphony Space by New Voices Concerts, and can be heard on the recently released album , Peculiar Plants (Albany Records), playing Victoria Bond's Sacred Sisters.

"What was remarkable was the outstanding musicianship and professional artistic polish of The Jolles Duo."
--Times Union, Albany, New York

Sponsored by the Department of Music and the InterArts Series.

8 pm, Fine Arts Recital Hall. $7 general admission, $3 seniors, free for students, free with a UMBC ID.

To order tickets in advance using a credit card, order online through MissionTix or call 410-752-8950. Patrons who would prefer to pay by cash or check may purchase tickets at the door.

Brahms Meets South America - Thursday, February 10, 2011

The Department of Music presents Airi Yoshioka, violin and Rachel Franklin, piano, in a recital featuring:

Sonata in C minor, op. 45 by Edvard Grieg
Sonata No. 1 in G Major, op. 78 by Johannes Brahms
Sonata No. 2 by Paul Desenne and
selected movements Five Little Milonguitas by Pablo Ortiz

8pm, Fine Arts Recital Hall. $7 general admission, $3 seniors, free for students, free with a UMBC ID.

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Six Impossible Things - Thursday, January 27, 2011

The duo Six Impossible Things was formed in 2010 and features Jeremy Koch, saxophone, and Molly Orlando, piano. Performing together since 2004, Six Impossible Things specializes in new music for saxophone and piano and, in particular, champions the works of emerging young composers.

The duo's program is a musical rabbit-hole, with a cast of characters including hairless cats, 'the lady in the red dress' and musical inspirations ranging from Renaissance chansons to the tuning of a pit orchestra to Italian slasher films. The program includes three pieces commissioned by the duo; two are by Washington, D.C.-area composers Nathan Lincoln-DeCusatis and Tim Dusenbury and the other by Chicago-based John Elmquist. Joined for part of the program by clarinetist John Romano, the concert features the following works:
Pit Band, William Albright
Flea Circus, Andrew Bishop
Giallo, Nathan Lincoln-DeCusatis (world premiere)
Three Quiet Dances, Tim Dusenbury
Hairless Cat Sonata, John Elmquist

8 pm, Fine Arts Recital Hall. Admission is free. For more information call 410-455-2942.

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UMBC Camerata - Saturday, December 11, 2010

The Department of Music presents the UMBC Camerata under the direction of Stephen Caracciolo.

VIVA VIVALDI
A Renaissance Motet
O magnum mysterium – Tomas Luis de Victoria

Three Settings of Old English Carols
Noel, Sing We Both All and Some – anon. 15th Century
Make We Joy Now In This Fest – Stephen Caracciolo
A Savior From On High – Stephen Paulus

Four Choral Favorites
Danny Boy – arr. Joseph Flummerfelt
Daniel, Servant of the Lord – Undine Moore
Wassail Song – Ralph Vaughan Williams
Noel – (African carol) arr. by Brad Holmes

Love Songs
Liebeslieder Waltzes – Johannes Brahms
a short set of selected songs from the collection

Featured Work
Magnificat in G Minor, RV 610 – Antonio Vivaldi
performed with chamber orchestra and soloists

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

UMBC Collegium - Friday, December 10, 2010

The UMBC Department of Music presents Collegium under the direction of Joseph Morin.

The program will feture vocal and instrumental works by Walter, Arcadelt, Dowland, Scarlatti, Telemann, Bon and (the most prolific of composers) Anonymous.

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

UMBC Percussion Ensemble - Thursday, December 9, 2010

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.

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

UMBC New Music Ensemble - Wednesday, December 8, 2010

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

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

Open Recital #4 - December 8, 2010

The Department of Music presents an Open Recital, featuring UMBC Music students.

12noon. Fine Arts Recital Hall. Admission is Free

UMBC Wind Ensmble - Tuesday, December 7, 2010

The Department of Music presents the UMBC Wind Ensemble under the direction of Richard Spece.

American Overture for Band, Op. 13 (1953) - Joseph Wilcox Jenkins
Finish Line (2006) - Cindy McTee
English Folk Song Suite (1924) - Ralph Vaughn Williams
From A Dark Millennium (1981) - Joseph Schwanter
Armenian Dances, Part 1 (1972) - Alfred Reed

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

Open Recital #3 - Monday, December 6, 2010

The Department of Music presents an Open Recital, featuring UMBC Music students.

12noon. Fine Arts Recital Hall. Admission is Free

UMBC Chamber Players - Sunday, December 5, 2010

The Department of Music presents the UMBC Chamber Players, under the direction of Dr. Airi Yoshioka, with faculty coaches, Prof. Maria Lambros, Prof. Gita Ladd and Dr. Christian Tremblay.

The program will include works by Mozart, Beethoven, Prokofiev, Copland and others.

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

UMBC Opera Workshop - Sunday, December 5, 2010

The Department of Music presents the UMBC Opera Workshop (formerly Vocal Arts Ensemble) under the direction of Cantor Thom King.

The ensemble will present a program of scenes from opera and musical theater, including Hansel and Gretel, Gilbert & Sullivan, Mozart and Sondheim.

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

UMBC Jubilee Singers - Saturday, December 4, 2010

The Department of Music presents the Jubilee Singers (followed immediately by the UMBC Gospel Choir) under the direction of Janice Jackson.

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

Open Recital #2 - Friday, December 3, 2010

The Department of Music presents an Open Recital, featuring UMBC Music students.

12noon. Fine Arts Recital Hall. Admission is Free

The Untold Range - Maryland, Thursday, December 2, 2010

The UMBC Department of Music presents the The Untold Range - Maryland, by Stuart Saunders Smith.

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

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Open Recital #1 - Wednesday, December 1, 2010

The Department of Music presents an Open Recital, featuring UMBC Music students.

12noon. Fine Arts Recital Hall. Admission is Free

Viva Viola Two! - Monday, November 22, 2010

Music for viola by Telemann, Bach, Bartok, Nardini and a world premiere by Megan De Giorgio featuring UMBC violists peter Cioloca, Erica George, Christine Kang, Maria Lambros, Talya Schenk, Erin Terwilliger and special guest, Airi Yoshioka.

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

UMBC Symphony Orchestra - Sunday, November 21, 2010

The Department of Music presents the UMBC Symphony Orchestra under the direction of E. Michael Richards.

7:30 pm, Fine Arts Recital Hall. Admission is free.

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Robert Boguslaw Piano Recital - Thursday, November 18, 2010

Robert Boguslaw is an active performer in the Washington and Baltimore regions. He is a founding member of the Rock Creek Piano Trio and has performed as a soloist with the National Gallery Orchestra and the Mclean Symphony. Other engagements have included the Baltimore Symphony, the Royal Philharmonic, and the Kennedy Center Opera Orchestra. He is currently a member of the "President's Own" US Marine Band and as such frequently performs at the White House.

This piano recital will include Mozart's Rondo in a-minor, 3 Chopin Etudes, Robert Schumann's Fantasy, and the world premier of Fred Coulter's "Hotel Music".

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

UMBC Jazz In Concert - Sunday, November 14, 2010

The Department of Music presents the UMBC Jazz Ensemble and small jazz groups under the direction of Matthew Belzer and Tom Lagana

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

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Lisa Cella, flute and Shannon Wettstein, piano - Sunday, November 14, 2010

The Department of Music presents Lisa Cella, flute and Shannon Wettstein, piano in a recital featuring Mark Osborn's Virtue for flute, piano and tape, Brian Ferneyhough's Four Miniatures and Kazuo Fukushima's Pieces (3) from "Chu-u".

3pm, Fine Arts Recital Hall. Admission is $7 for general admission, $3 for senior citizens, and free to the UMBC community (with UMBC ID) and any student with a student ID card.

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Second Wednesday Recital - Wednesday, November 10, 2010

The Department of Music presents a Second Wednesday Recital featuring UMBC Music students.

1pm, Fine Arts Recital Hall. Admission is free.

Second Wednesday Recital - Wednesday, October 13, 2010

The Department of Music presents a Second Wednesday Recital featuring UMBC Music students.

1pm, Fine Arts Recital Hall. Admission is free.

Flutes! Flutes? Flutes!

A surprising concert of duos, performed by Rachel Beetz, Danielle Spaeth and Lisa Cella

Friday, May 14, 2010 at 7pm in the Fine Arts Studio 508. Admission is free.

Department of Music Honors Recital

Thursday, May 13, 2010 at 8pm in the Fine Arts Recital Hall. Admission is free.

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Viva Viola! recital

UMBC Violists play music of Telemann, Bartok, Persichetti and Biggs.

Featuring Erica George; Christine Kang, Maria Lambros, Matthew Polonchak, Talya Schenk, Erin Terwilligar, and special guest, Airi Yoshioka on Viola!

Please join us for cake after the recital!

Thursday, May 13, 2010, 4:30pm in the Fine Arts Recital Hall. Admission is free.

West Point Jazz Knights - Sunday, April 25, 2010

The Department of Music presents the West Point Jazz Knights in concert.

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

Mosaic - Thursday, April 15, 2010

Mosaic is an ensemble/collective dedicated to forging an original voice in jazz, directed by Matt Belzer of UMBC's Department of Music. Together they perform an eclectic range of styles to create a music that's unique and experimental yet remains accessible. Expanding on the traditions of post Bop, Afro-Cuba, electric Jazz and the avant-garde, their rhythmic and harmonic approach is deep and diverse. Whether playing their own works, or those of the great composers of Jazz, they aim to provide a music for the body and the mind. With an instrumentation of keyboards, bass, drum set, and a wide array of woodwind instruments and percussion, Mosaic hopes to put their own stamp on the American legacy known as Jazz.

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Anna Rubin, composer - Thursday, April 8, 2010

Anna Rubin, composer and associate professor of music at UMBC, presents a concert of her works. The human voice in its singing and speaking inspires Anna Rubin's work. Whether her works are composed for ancient instruments or developed with sophisticated digital software, she tells stories, she protests injustice, and she celebrates the human spirit in dynamic works for solo virtuosi, choral and chamber ensembles, orchestra and fixed media.

8pm, Fine Arts Recital Hall. $7 general admission, $3 seniors, free for students, free with a UMBC ID.

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Duo Alterno - Thursday, April 1, 2010

The Department of Music presents the Duo Alterno, featuring the artisty of soprano Tiziana Scandaletti and pianist-composer Riccardo Piacentini. The Duo made its debut in 1997 at the Vancouver Festival of Italian Contemporary Music, and have since then toured throughout the United States, Canada, Argentina, Australia, Japan, China, India, throughout Europe and other sites in Asia. The Duo Alterno has made recordings for Curci, Nuova Era, Stradivarius and other labels.

"Folks who checked out Duo Alterno's concert ... at the University of Maryland Baltimore County ... were rewarded with dynamic performances of fascinating music." -Tim Smith, The Baltimore Sun (2000)

Presented by the UMBC Department of Music’s TNT series.

8 pm, Fine Arts Recital Hall. $7 general admission, $3 seniors, free for students, free with a UMBC ID.

Electric Guitar Concert - Thursday, March 25, 2010

An evening of new music for electric guitar, featuring several premieres played by UMBC Music students and presented by the UMBC New Music Ensemble, under the direction of Stuart Saunders Smith.

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

Second Wednesday Recital - Wednesday, March 10, 2010

The Department of Music presents a Second Wednesday Recital featuring UMBC Music students.

1pm, Fine Arts Recital Hall. Admission is free.

Joan La Barbara and Tom Chiu - Thursday, March 4, 2010

Presented by the InterArts Series, the Honors College and the Department of Music.

8pm, Fine Arts Recital Hall. $10 general admission; $5 students and seniors. To order tickets in advance using a credit card, order online through MissionTix or call 410-752-8950. Tickets will also be available at the door, cash only.


Composer/performer/vocalist/sound artist Joan La Barbara and violinist/composer Tom Chiu will present a program of contemporary music, including a new work by Linda Dusman, professor of music at UMBC. Their program will feature:

For solo violin:
Giacinto Scelsi (1905-1988): L'ame ailee
Iannis Xenakis (1922-2001): Mikka
Ezequiel Viñao (b. 1960): The Seven Valleys


For solo voice:
Charles Dodge (b. 1942): The Waves (for amplified voice and computer-enhanced sounds and vocal processing)
Joan La Barbara (b. 1947): Circular Song
John Cage (1912-1992): Music for Three (by One) (for amplified voice and two voices on CD)


For voice and violin:
Joan La Barbara (b. 1947): Die Wassergeister (Water Ghosts) (for voice, violin and sonic atmosphere)
Tom Chiu (b. 1971): hello aloha
Linda Dusman (b. 1956): Triptych of Gossips (world premiere)

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UMBC Jazz Ensemble - Sunday, February 28, 2010

The Department of Music present the UMBC Jazz Ensemble under the direction of Matthew Belzer.

Winds, Brass, Rhythm and Strings come together to perform the music of Mingus, Ellington, Pastorius, Shorter and Abou-Khalil.

3pm, Fine Arts Recital Hall. Admission is free, but donations to benefit the UMBC Jazz Studies Program will be accepted.

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

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.

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 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.

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.

Open Recital - Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Featuring UMBC music students.

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

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 - Monday, December 7, 2009

Featuring UMBC music students.

12noon, Fine Arts Recital Hall. Admission is free

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.

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.

Open Recital - Friday, December 4, 2009

Featuring UMBC Music students.

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

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.

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.

UMBC Symphony Orchestra - Sunday, November 22, 2009

The Department of Music presents the UMBC Symphony Orchestra under the direction of E. Michael Richards, featuring:

Copland - Dance Episodes from "Rodeo"

Barber - Adagio for Strings , with Elizabeth Shin, conductor

Tchaikovsky - Symphony No. 5 in E Minor, Op. 64


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

Robert Dick - Sunday, November 15, 2009

Robert Dick's contributions to the development of the flute and its music are profound. He is known worldwide as the flute's visionary, the leading voice in the instrument's new music. Soloist, composer, teacher, author and inventor, Dick has performed his music worldwide.

As a composer, he has received prestigious awards and fellowships, including the Guggenheim Fellowship and a Koussevitsky Foundation of the Library of Congress commission. He writes chamber music as well as his renowned solo works, his newest pieces being Startling Stories for woodwind quintet and Gravity's Ghost for piccolo solo.

His program at UMBC will feature several of his own compositions, including Flames Must Not Encircle Sides (1980), Afterlight (1973), Piece in Gamelan Style (1978), Lookout (1989), Fish Are Jumping (1999), Air is the Heaviest Metal (2008), Eye in the Sky, for open hole alto flute (1992) and Sliding Life Blues, for flute with Glissando Headjoint®, (2001).

Presented by the UMBC Department of Music’s TNT series.

8 pm, Fine Arts Recital Hall. $7 general admission, $3 seniors, free for students, free with a UMBC ID.

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Circa 1800 Chamber Winds - Thursday, November 12, 2009

The Department of Music presents the Circa 1800 Chamber Winds, featuring:

Giuseppe Maria Cambini, Concertante Quintet No. 3 in F Major

Joseph Fiala, Duo Concertante for Oboe and Bassoon

Andre Eller, Quartet in F Major, Op. 6, No. 1 for Flute, Clarinet, Horn, and Bassoon

Francois Devienne, Trio No. III Op. 61 for Flute, Clarinet, and Bassoon

Anton Reicha, Quintet, Op. 88 No. 2 in Eb Major

8 pm, Fine Arts Recital Hall. $7 general admission, $3 seniors, free for students, free with a UMBC ID. Tickets will be available online in fall 2009. Tickets will also be available at the door (cash or check only).

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Second Wednesday Recital - Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Featuring UMBC Music students.

1pm, Fine Arts Recital Hall. Admission is free.

Bad Boy of American Music: George Antheil - Thursday, October 29, 2009

Bad Boy of American Music: George Antheil (1900-1959), the 50th Anniversary Concert
Mark Fewer, violin, and John Novacek, piano

Join us for "Bad Boy" of American Music: George Antheil (1900-1959), the 50th Anniversary Concert, featuring Antheil's Sonatas Nos. 1, 2 & 4 for violin and piano. Canadian violinist Mark Fewer (former concertmaster, Vancouver Symphony; string chair, McGill University), and American pianist John Novacek (2004 Grammy Award nominee) join forces in this tribute.

Presented by the UMBC Department of Music’s TNT series.

8 pm, Fine Arts Recital Hall. $7 general admission, $3 seniors, free for students, free with a UMBC ID. Tickets will be available online in fall 2009. Tickets will also be available at the door (cash or check only).

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John Berndt & Second Nature - Thursday, October 22, 2009

Presented by the UMBC Department of Music’s TNT series.

8 pm, Fine Arts Recital Hall. $7 general admission, $3 seniors, free for students, free with a UMBC ID. Ticket will be available online in fall 2009. Tickets will also be available at the door (cash or check only).

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Ruckus - Sunday, October 18, 2009

The Department of Music presents 3 x 3, New Music from the United States and Greece, featuring Ruckus, the new music ensemble in residence at UMBC, premiering works composed by members of Spiza, a contemporary music collective from Athens, Greece.

Presented by the Department of Music's TNT Series.

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

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Second Wednesday Recital - Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Featuring UMBC Music students. 1pm, Fine Arts Recital Hall. Admission if free.

UMBC Jazz Ensemble - Sunday, October 11, 2009

The Department of Music presents the UMBC Jazz Ensemble under the direction of Matthew Belzer.

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

Richard Spece, Nancy Beith & Friends - Sunday, September 20

Join us for an afternoon of chamber music, as UMBC Department of Music faculty clarinetist Richard Spece and pianist Nancy Beith are joined by cellist Gita Ladd and clarinetist E. Michael Richards. The program will feature:

Darius Milhaud's Sonatine for clarinet and piano
Robert Muczynski's Time Pieces for clarinet and piano
Scott McAllister's BlingBling, for clarinet and piano
Ludwig van Beethoven's ---Trio for Piano, clarinet, and cello, Op. 11
Amilcare Ponchielli's ---Il Convegno for two clarinets and piano

Presented by the UMBC Department of Music’s Prime series.

3 pm, Fine Arts Recital Hall. $7 general admission, $3 seniors, free for students, free with a UMBC ID. Tickets will be available online in fall 2009. Tickets will also be available at the door (cash or check only).

UMBC Jazz Ensemble - Sunday, May 10, 2009

The Department of Music presents the UMBC Jazz Ensemble (Big Band) under the direction of Matthew Belzer.

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

UMBC Camerata - Friday, May 8, 2009

The Department of Music presents the UMBC Camerata under the direction of guest conductor Leo Wanenchak.

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

UMBC Percussion Ensemble - Thursday, May 7, 2009

The Department of Music presents the UMBC Percussion Ensemble under the direction of Tom Goldstein.

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

UMBC New Music Ensemble - Wednesday, May 6, 2009

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

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

Vocal Arts Ensemble - Sunday, May 3

The Department of Music presents the Vocal Arts Ensemble under the direction of Thom King.

3pm in the Fine Arts Recital Hall

Admission is free. For more information call 410-455-MUSC.

Jubilee Singers - Saturday, May 2

The Department of Music presents the Jubilee Singers (followed immediately by the UMBC Gospel Choir) under the direction of Janice Jackson.

7pm in the Fine Arts Recital Hall.

Donations accepted. For more information call 410-455-MUSC.

UMBC Wind Ensemble - Thursday, April 30

The Department of Music presents the UMBC Wind Ensemble under the direction of Jari Villanueva.

8pm in the Fine Arts Recital Hall

Admission is free. For more information call 410-455-MUSC.

UMBC Symphony presents works by Dvorak, Ives, and Verdi - Sunday, April 26

The UMBC Symphony will present a concert of works by Dvorak, Ives, and Verdi on April 26 at 8 PM in the Fine Arts Recital Hall.

Elizabeth Shin, a winner of the 2009 UMBC Concerto Competition,will be the featured soloist.
Elizabeth began her cello studies at the age of 10. She worked with Bai-Chi Chen at the Peabody Preparatory where she was principal cellist of the Sinfonietta Orchestra. Elizabeth attended All State Orchestra for 6 years and was selected to participate in the prestigious All Eastern Orchestra in 2003. She has participated in numerous summer festivals including Aria International Music Institute in Canada and the Indiana University String Academy, where she was the winner of the concerto competition. Currently, Elizabeth is principal cellist of the UMBC Symphony Orchestra and is a recipient of the 2009 Achievement Award in Music. She is currently studying cello with Professor Gita Ladd at UMBC. Elizabeth is in her last semester at UMBC as a Music Education major and is currently student teaching in Howard County.

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