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January 24, 2003

UMBC Department of Music Presents Its Spring 2003 Concert Season

The UMBC Department of Music presents its spring 2003 concert season, featuring an array of contemporary classical music performances by world renowned artists. Among the major events is Music of Japan Today 2003, the largest festival and symposium of contemporary Japanese music in the United States.

Professional Artists Series

February 14
The Department of Music presentscomposer Claus-SteffenMahnkopf, who will lecture on his works. A native of Mannheim,Mahnkopf teaches at the Staatlichen Hochschule für Musik Freiburg andhas served on the faculty of the Darmstädter Ferienkurse. He isco-editor and founder of the Gesellschaft für Musik &Ästehtik. A winner of the Gaudeamus Prize, he is the author ofnumerous works for chamber ensemble and soloists. A new work, TheCourier's Tragedy, will be premiered at UMBC on February 16th byFranklin Cox.
1 pm, location to be announced.
Free admission.
Public information: 410-455-MUSC.

Franklin CoxFebruary 16
The Department of Music's FacultyRecital Series presents cellist Franklin Cox. His program will includeTransparent Wave V by Thomas DeLio;Vice for cello and tape by MarkOsborn; Shift, for five cellists (version for solo cello andfour taped celli) by Franklin Cox; the world premiere of The Courier'sTragedy by Claus-SteffenMahnkopf; and Time and Motion Study II for cello and liveelectronics by BrianFerneyhough. Franklin Cox has performed in numerous festivals and newmusic ensembles, including the Indiana University New Music Ensemble, theGroup for Contemporary Music,and SONOR,as well as at the 1980 and 1982 Spoleto Festivals, the 1983 Banff SummerChamber Music Festival, the Xenakis Festival and Darmstadt RevisitedFestival at UCSD, and at the DarmstadtFestival since 1988, where he received a special citation for celloperformance in 1990. He received a Bachelor of Music degree in compositionfrom Indiana University, a Master ofArts degree in composition from Columbia University, and a PhD. incomposition at the University of California, San Diego. Dr. Cox hasstudied with BrianFerneyhough, RogerReynolds, JojiYuasa, StevenSuber, Fred Fox, HarveySollberger, FredLerdahl, and JackBeeson. He received an Alice M. Ditson Scholarship and DissertationFellowship at Columbia University,Regent's Fellowship and a Dissertation Research Fellowship for OutstandingResearch at UCSD, a full scholarship to the 1990 June in BuffaloFestival, and full scholarships for the 1988 and 1992 Darmstadt Festivals.He was awarded a Stipendium Fellowship at the 1990 Darmstadt Festival, won2nd prize in the Los Angeles Arts Commission competition in the spring of1991, and was co-winner of the Kranichsteiner Musikpreis (highest awardfor composition) in the 1992 Darmstadt Festival.
3 pm, Fine Arts Recital Hall.
$7 general admission, $3 seniors, free for students, free with aUMBC ID.
Public information: 410-455-MUSC.

February 26
InterArts and the Department ofMusic's Contemporary Concerts Series present interface, an electronic performance ensembleconsisting of composer CurtisBahn and DanTrueman, and dancer TomieHahn. They will present an evening of electronic music and multi-mediaperformance featuring Pikapika,an interactive dance performance by Bahn and Hahn, and BoSSA Nova,a new iteration of Trueman's award winning bowed sphericalspeaker. Bahn and Trueman create sonic textures ranging from delicateimperceptible noise to a high energy wall of sound. They have extended,surrounded, and obscured their electric stringed instruments with avariety of technologies, creating an organic, gesturally powerful computermusic. Bahn is a professor of interactive music performance and directorof the iEAR studios at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute;Trueman is professor of music composition at Princeton University; and Hahn isprofessor of performance ethnology at Rensselaer. (To view a 15MB clip ofPikapika, click here.)
Free admission.
8 pm, Fine Arts Recital Hall.
Public information: 410-455-MUSC.

March 2
The Department of Music's FacultyRecital Series presents flutist Lisa Cella with pianist Sandra Brown. Theprogram will include SergeiProkofiev's Sonata in D Major, Op. 94, for flute and piano; Kaija Saariaho's NoaNoa forflute and electronics; AnneLaBerge's Rollin' for solo amplified flute; Paul Koonce'sEscape Tone for solo flute; and PierreBoulez's Sonatine for flute and piano. Lisa Cella holds a DMA incontemporary flute performance from the University of California, San Diego. Shehas performed with SONOR,the faculty ensemble of UCSD, SIRIUS, and in various concert series andfestivals in the San Diego area. She is the executive director of SanDiego New Music as well as a founding member of NOISE, the residentensemble of San Diego New Music. A dedicated performer of contemporarymusic, she was a member of the Baltimore-based contemporary ensemblePolaris in 1993 and receive her Master of Music degree and a GraduatePerformance Diploma from the PeabodyConservatory.
3 pm, Fine Arts Recital Hall.
$7 general admission, $3 seniors, free for students, free with aUMBC ID.
Public information: 410-455-MUSC.

March 6
The Department of Music'sContemporary Concerts Series presents bassist Michael Cameron. Cameron has premiered dozensof solo and chamber works for bass by such composers as BenJohnston, VioletaDinescu, YehudaYannay, Herbert Brün,Allan Segall, ErikLund, and many others, and he has also performed many Americanpremieres of works by Sir Peter MaxwellDavies (later broadcast nationwide on NPR's "PerformanceToday"), SofiaGubaidulina, and LucianoBerio. He has also worked with composers GeorgePerle and HelmutLachenmann in adapting their solo cello works for the double bass.Cameron is the author of several articles for The Double Bassist and American StringTeacher, has contributed a chapter to the Syllabus of RecommendedChamber Music for Bassists (published by the Yehudi Menuhin School inLondon), and he is chair of the string division of the University of Illinois School ofMusic. Cameron was a featured guest artist and lecturer at the 1990,1995, and 1997 InternationalSociety of Bassists conventions, as well as at the Cincinnati SummerBass School and several Midwest international band and orchestra clinics.
Free admission.
8 pm, Fine Arts Recital Hall.
Public information: 410-455-MUSC.

March 20
The Department of Music'sContemporary Concerts series presents percussionist Jonas Larsson in a program featuringPrism (1994) by ThomasLiljeholm, Dad's time had come (2001) by Stuart SaundersSmith, Slideshow (2002) by Fredrik Österlin, VibraphoneMusic (No. 1) (2002) by J. Fredric Bergström, andDi-remption (1992) by Franklin Cox.Recognized as one of Sweden's most important percussionists, Larssonstudied at Göteborg University and is the founder and director of thecontemporary music ensemble Gageego!.He tours widely in Europe and the United States as a soloist.
Free admission.
8 pm, Fine Arts Recital Hall.
Public information: 410-455-MUSC.

April 2
The Department of Music presentsRuckus, the professional new musicensemble in residence at UMBC.
Free admission.
8 pm, Fine Arts Recital Hall.
Public information: 410-455-MUSC.


April 4 - 6
Music of Japan Today 2003 Festival and Symposium

The Department of Music'sContemporary Concerts series presents Music of Japan Today 2003. This weekendfestival and symposium will bring prominent Japanese composers ToshiIchiyanagi, Joji Yuasa,AkiraNishimura, and TokuhideNiimi to the Baltimore-Washington area. Festival activities include acompetition for performers of contemporary Japanese music, a symposium forscholars, and performances by Ruckus,the faculty contemporary ensemble in residence at UMBC (Lisa Cella,flute; E.Michael Richards, clarinet; TomGoldstein, percussion; and Franklin Cox,cello); joined by guest artists).

Major events include:

April 4
An electronic/computer music concert featuring Patterns of Plant (1997) by Mamoru Fujieda, Iridescent Uncertainty (1999) by Steven Kazuo Takasugi, two major works (to be announced) by Joji Yuasa, Funakakushi by Toshi Ichiyanagi, and other works.
4 pm, Fine Arts Recital Hall.

April 4
Ruckus, the professional music ensemble in residence at UMBC, in concert. The program will include Cosmos Haptic II (1989) by Joji Yuasa, The Soul Bird (1996) and Ohju (1987) by Tokuhide Niimi, Perspective (1986) by Toshi Ichiyanagi, and a new work (2003) and Organums (1989) by Akira Nishimura.
7:30 pm, Fine Arts Recital Hall.

April 5
A student concert featuring Calling Together (1971), Questions (1978) and Mutterings (1989) by Joji Yuasa; Sapporo (1963), Music for Electric Metronomes (1968) and Stanzas (1961) by Toshi Ichiyanagi; and Melos II (1999) by Tokuhide Niimi.
4 pm, Fine Arts Recital Hall.

April 5
Ruckus, the professional music ensemble in residence at UMBC, in concert. The program will include Cloud Atlas X (1999) and Cosmic Harmony (1995) by Toshi Ichiyanagi, Duologue for Timpani and Piano (1996) by Akira Nishimura, Terms of Temporal Detailing (1989) and A Winter Day: Homage to Basho (1981) by Joji Yuasa, and Kazane (1989) by Tokuhide Niimi.
8 pm, Fine Arts Recital Hall.

April 6
Ruckus, the professional music ensemble in residence at UMBC, in concert. Program to be announced.
4 pm, Freer Gallery of Art, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C.

Admission to all events to be announced.
Public information: 410-455-MUSC.

April 9
InterArts and the Department ofMusic's Contemporary Concerts series present composer PaulKoonce. An internationally recognized composer and softwaredeveloper, Koonce has a reputation for creating short but memorable piecesthat open ears and excite audiences. Koonce will play recent compositions,discuss the ideas behind them, and conclude with a demonstration andperformance of his most recent work with data gloves, virtual instruments,and new performance media. His remarks will focus on the challenge ofworking in a medium in which the performer is often absent. Koonce hasreceived grants and honors from the Guggenheim Foundation, McKnightFoundation, ASCAP, Bourges Institute International Competition ofElectroacoustic Music,1st International Electroacoustic Music Competitionof Sao Paulo, Prix Ars Electronica, Luigi Russolo InternationalCompetition for Composers of Electronic Music, and commissions from theInternational Computer Music Association Commission and the National FluteAssociation Young Artists Competition. Koonce's music has been performedat International Computer Music Conferences (Beijing, Ann Arbor, SanJosé, Delphi, and Thessaloniki), Synthese '99 (Bourges), Santa FeInternational Festival of Electro-Acoustic Music, University of Illinois,BEAST Murmurs Festival of Electroacoustic Music (Birmingham, UK), 5thInternational Acousmatic Festival (Brussels, Belgium), Walker Art Center(Minneapolis, Minnesota), SEAMUS Conference (Dartmouth University;Birmingham, Alabama; Ithaca, NY; and Kansas City), Sonic Circuits IIIFestival of Electronic Music, College Music Society, Darmstadt Festivalfor New Music. He is author of PVC, a phase-vocoder based, signalprocessing software package (UNIX). Koonce is currently on the faculty ofPrinceton University.
Free admission.
8 pm, Fine Arts Studio 508.
Public information: 410-455-MUSC.

May 4
The Department of Music's FacultyRecital Series presents alto saxophonist Anjan Shah and pianist Rachel Franklin. Their program will include theSonata, Op. 29 by RobertMuczynski; Caprice en forme de valse by Paul Bonneau;Prelude, Cadence et Finale by Alfred Desenclos; Fantasia byRonaldo Miranda;Ludington Woods by DominicDousa; and Divertimento by AkiraYuyama. Anjan Shah is an alto saxophonist who has appeared throughoutthe United States, Canada, and Europe as both a soloist and clinician withthe United States Army Field Band, Washington, D.C. Having earned aBachelor's Degree in Applied Saxophone from Michigan State University anda Master of Music Degree in Saxophone Performance from the University ofIllinois, Mr. Shah currently teaches saxophone at the Baltimore School forthe Arts, Goucher College (Baltimore, MD) and the University of Maryland(Baltimore County). He is a contributing writer for InstrumentalMagazine and frequently conducts master classes throughout themid-Atlantic region. Mr. Shah has performed regularly with the BaltimoreSymphony Orchestra in its SuperPops concert series under the direction ofMarvin Hamlisch. Additionally, Mr. Shah has worked with such musicalluminaries as Natalie Cole, Maureen McGovern, Sandy Duncan, Peter Nero,Jack Jones and the Jimmy Dorsey Orchestra. As a Pro Musicis InternationalAward winner, British pianist Rachel Franklin has given her solo debuts inCarnegie Recital Hall, New York, and Jordan Hall, Boston. The BostonGlobe enthused about her "beautiful differentiations of color,touch and texture" and described a performance on her solo debut CDas "not inferior...to the recorded performances by Cortot andRubinstein." She has also given European Pro Musicis solo debuts inParis and Rome. She has been featured on NPR's Performance Today, with whom she hasgiven frequent spoken broadcasts. She gives courses and lectures for manyorganizations including the Smithsonian Associates Program, the BaltimoreSymphony Orchestra, the Annapolis Symphony Orchestra and the LevineSchool.
3 pm, Fine Arts Recital Hall.
$7 general admission, $3 seniors, free for students, free with aUMBC ID.
Public information: 410-455-MUSC.

May 7
InterArts presents the SlantPerformance Group. Described as "Bizarre yetdelightful" by The New York Times, this male trio develops andpresents unique works of theatre. Their initial work, Big Dicks, AsianMen was premiered in 1995 to critical acclaim at New York's La MamaE.T.C. Since then, Slant has performed at venues such as Painted Bride,the Belgrade Experimental Theater Festival, Theater Artaud, and at overfour dozen colleges and universities across the United States. Theirperformance at UMBC will feature A Slanted Musical Kaleidoscope, a60-minute set of audience favorite excerpts from their repertory,including satirical scenes from the live theatrical show Big Dicks,Asian Men, their hit pop romantic song I'm in Love With ConnieChung, operatic puppetry between an all-star cast of dueling liquorbottles, the Accent Elimination theme song, and much morewackiness, comedy and parody.
8 pm, Fine Arts Recital Hall.
Admission is free.
Public information: 410-455-MUSC.

Student Recital Series

February 7
The Department of Music presentsthe Jubilee Singers directed by JaniceJackson. In celebration of Black History Month, the ensemble'sperformance will present the history of Spirituals.
12 pm, Fine Arts Recital Hall.
Admission is free.
Public information: 410-455-MUSC.

February 21
The Department of Music presentsthe UMBC Jazz Ensemble directed by LafayetteGilchrist in an improv session.
1 pm, Fine Arts Recital Hall.
Admission is free.
Public information: 410-455-MUSC.

March 8
The Department of Music presentsthe UMBC Gospel Choir under the directionof JaniceJackson.
Admission to be announced.
7 pm, Fine Arts Recital Hall.
Public information: 410-455-MUSC.

March 16
The Department of Music presentsthe UMBC Symphony Orchestra under thedirection of WayneCameron. The program features the Symphony No. 3 by Amy Beach, and UMBC student concerto competition winners Ann Lentz, flute, and Daniel Macintyre, clarinet.
Free admission.
3 pm, Fine Arts Recital Hall.
Public information: 410-455-MUSC.

April 7
The Department of Music presentsthe UMBC Jazz Ensemble in an improvsession under the direction of LafayetteGilchrist.
Free admission.
1 pm, Fine Arts Recital Hall.
Public information: 410-455-MUSC.

April 24
The Department of Music presentsthe UMBC Jazz Ensemble in an big bandsession under the direction of LafayetteGilchrist.
Free admission.
8 pm, Fine Arts Recital Hall.
Public information: 410-455-MUSC.

April 30
The Department of Music presentsthe UMBC Concert Choir under the directionof AyaUeda.
Free admission.
8 pm, Fine Arts Recital Hall.
Public information: 410-455-MUSC.

May 2
The Department of Music presentsthe UMBC Saxophone Quartet.
Free admission.
7 pm, Fine Arts Recital Hall.
Public information: 410-455-MUSC.

May 3
The Department of Music presentsthe Jubilee Singers under the direction ofJaniceJackson.
Free admission.
7 pm, Fine Arts Recital Hall.
Public information: 410-455-MUSC.

May 5
The Department of Music presentsthe UMBC Chamber Players.
Free admission.
8 pm, Fine Arts Recital Hall.
For more information, call 410-455-MUSC.

May 8
The Department of Music presentsthe Maryland Camerata under the directionof AyaUeda.
Free admission.
8 pm, Fine Arts Recital Hall.
Public information: 410-455-MUSC.


May 11
The Department of Music presentsthe UMBC Symphony under the direction ofWayneCameron.
Free admission.
3 pm, Fine Arts Recital Hall.
Public information: 410-455-MUSC.

May 12
The Department of Music presentsthe Percussion/African Drumming Ensembleunder the direction of Barry Dove.
Free admission.
8 pm, Fine Arts Recital Hall.
Public information: 410-455-MUSC.

May 14
The Department of Music presentsthe UMBC New Music Emsemble.
Free admission.
8 pm, Fine Arts Recital Hall.
Public information: 410-455-MUSC.

Additional Information

Telephone
Public information: (24 hour recorded message): 410-455-ARTS
General Department of Music information: 410-455-2942
Media inquiries only: 410-455-3370

Web
UMBC Arts website: http://www.umbc.edu/arts
UMBC Arts News Releases: http://www.umbc.edu/newsevents/oci/index.phtml?r=Art
Department of Music website: http://www.umbc.edu/music

Directions
From Baltimore and points north, proceed south on I-95 to exit 47B. Take Route 166 toward Catonsville and then follow signs to the Fine Arts Building.
From I-695, take Exit 12C (Wilkens Avenue) and continue one-half mile to the entrance of UMBC at the roundabout intersection of Wilkens Avenue and Hilltop Road. Turn left and follow signs to the Fine Arts Building.
From Washington and points south, proceed north on I-95 to Exit 47B. Take Route 166 toward Catonsville and then follow signs to the Fine Arts Building.
Evening parking is available in Lot 16, adjacent to the Fine Arts Building, for 50. Daytime metered visitor parking is available in Lot 10, near the Administration Building. Visitor parking regulations are enforced on all University calendar days. Hilltop Circle and all campus roadways require a parking permit unless otherwise marked.

Online campus map: http://www.umbc.edu/aboutumbc/campusmap/

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Posted by dwinds1 at January 24, 2003 12:00 AM