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March 28, 2005

UMBC Presents the Callithumpian Consort in Concert

Contact: Tom Moore

Callithumpian ConsortThe UMBC Department of Music's Contemporary Concert Series presents the Callithumpian Consort, based at New England Conservatory and directed by Stephen Drury, on Thursday, April 14th, at 8 p.m. in the Fine Arts Recital Hall.

The ensemble's program will feature Miss Donnithorne's Maggot, a music-theatre work by Peter Maxwell Davies, and Stanley Kubrick's Mountain Home by Paul Elwood.

The Callithumpian Consort was created in the belief that new music should be an exciting adventure shared by performers and listeners alike, and that brand new masterpieces of our day are beautiful, sensuous, challenging, delightful, provocative, and a unique joy. The Consort is flexible in size and makeup, in some cases performing as a full chamber orchestra. Its members pursue parallel solo and orchestral careers as well. Each musician is a soloist, enabling the group to tackle unusual repertoire in non-standard ensembles, or to take part in experimental projects.

The Consort's repertoire encompasses a huge stylistic spectrum, from the classics of the last 100 years to works of the avant-garde and experimental jazz and rock. Active commissioning and recording of new works is crucial to the ensemble's mission, and the group has worked with composers John Cage, Lee Hyla, John Zorn, Michael Finnissy, Franco Donatoni, Lukas Foss, Christian Wolff and many others. Its recordings are available on Tzadik and Mode records.

Admission is free.

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Posted by tmoore at March 28, 2005 2:31 PM