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August 31, 2006

UMBC Department of Music Presents Fall 2006 Concert Series

The UMBC Department of Music presents its fall 2006 season, featuring woodwind master Roscoe Mitchell, oboist Jacqueline Leclair, the Rome Trio and other noted soloists and ensembles.

Contact: Thomas Moore
Director of Arts & Culture
410-455-3370
tmoore@umbc.edu

TNT Series
(Then, Now, Tomorrow: Music for the Adventurous Listener)

 

inHaleSunday, September 17
inHale
, flutes, piccolos, alto flutes and bass flutes
3 pm, Fine Arts Recital Hall
$7 general admission, $3 seniors, free for students, free with a UMBC ID.
Tickets are available through MissionTix at www.missiontix.com or 410-752-8950.
Public information: 410-455-ARTS

The inHale duo presents an adventurous afternoon of flutes, piccolos, alto flutes, bass flutes, the human voice and performance art as they explore exciting new music. Flutists Kathleen Gallagher and Lisa Cella have between them premiered more than 200 works while building a new generation of repertoire.

Their concert will include:
Jane Rigler: Two Seaming
Dominik Karski: Glimmer
Sean Griffin: Pattycake
Ross Edwards: Ecstatic Dances
Toru Takemitsu: Masque
John Fonville: Mong Songs
Harvey Sollberger: Two Pieces for Two Flutes
James Erber: Trattenimento da Camera

Kathleen Gallagher is one of Australia's most renowned players of the contemporary flute. Her repertoire spans the gamut of the traditional through to the evocative and demanding world of the 21st Century. Ever the eclectic performer, she occasionally abandons her flute for vocal works by Cage, Berberian and Berio and embraces performance theatre through the likes of Globokar and Griffin.

As a champion of contemporary music, Lisa Cella (assistant professor of music at UMBC) 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. With NOISE she has performed across the country premiering works of young composers. She is also a member of C2, a flute and cello duo that will tour through the 2006 season.

 

SKIF++Monday, October 16
SKIF++

12 noon to 1 pm, Fine Arts Studio A
Free admission
Public information: 410-455-ARTS

Jeff Carey (laptop SuperCollider) and Robert van Heumen (laptop LiSa) are the electronic backbone of the electroacoustic sextet OfficeR that brings structured improvisation in a very unique way. As SKIF they work with similar structures, ranging from sonic bursts to melodic melancholy, using joysticks and selfmade controllers to keep it all in line (most of the time). SKIF++ is the collaboration of SKIF and Bas van Koolwijk's (laptop Max/MSP/Jitter) processing of the SKIF-sound into video and back again to audio.

Playing music in many contexts, as a computer musician, electro-acoustic composer and improviser, Jeff Carey's music ranges many aspects of computer music from non real-time acousmatic composition, electro-acoustic composition, to improvisation and performs in a number of units such as Office-R(6), USA/USB, the acclaimed feedback project 87 Central, and N-Collective related projects.

Electronic musician Robert van Heumen is using STEIM's live sampling software LiSa with all kinds of controllers (some have called them sexy). He is active as a member of the electro-acoustic sextet OfficeR, part of the N Collective, and has shared the stage with Michel Waisvisz, Jeff Carey, Oguz Buyukberber, Anne LaBerge, Guy Harries, Daniel Schorno, Roddy Schrock and Nate Wooley. His soundworld is a mixture of environmental sounds, toys, voices, sounds from kitchen appliances, half of the time smashed beyond repair. He is the SampleMan of SKIF++.

The video of Bas van Koolwijk can be seen as an aggressive attack on the illusion of video itself. Through a rigorous and formalistic approach, Van Koolwijk exposes the face of the machine which lives behind the often-placating veil of the televised image.

 

Friday, October 27
Airi Yoshioka
, violin
8 pm, Fine Arts Recital Hall
$7 general admission, $3 seniors, free for students, free with a UMBC ID.
Tickets are available through MissionTix at www.missiontix.com or 410-752-8950.
Public information: 410-455-ARTS

Violinist Airi Yoshioka , joined by violist Maria Lambros and percussionist Sylvia Smith, presents a concert of music by Stuart Saunders Smith. Featured works include Minor for solo violin, 3 for 2 for violin and viola, Hearts for solo violin, and A River, Rose for violin and vibraphone.

Airi Yoshioka has concertized throughout the United States, Europe, Asia, and Canada as a recitalist, soloist and chamber musician. Deeply committed to chamber music, she is the founding member of the Damocles Trio and Modigliani Quartet and has performed and recorded with the members of the Emerson, Brentano and Arditti Quartets. The Damocles Trio’s debut disc of complete Piano Trios and Piano Quartet of Joquín Turina has won a four-star rating from the BBC Music Magazine, Le Monde de la Musique and Diapason. Her orchestral credits include performances with the Orpheus Chamber Orchestra, American Sinfonietta and engagements as concertmaster and soloist with the Manhattan Virtuosi and concertmaster of one of the festival orchestras at the Aspen Music Festival.

Stuart Saunders Smith’s compositions fall into four areas of creative research: 1) Inventing music of extreme rhythmic and melodic complexity, 2) Making musical mobiles where there is no fixed musical score but rather instrumental parts that freely interact, 3) Composing for spoken texts, 4) Creating trans-media systems for groups of performance artists (dancers, mimes, actors, etc.). Smith’s music is regularly performed throughout North America, Western Europe, and has had notable performances in Asia. His music is recorded on O.O. Discs, Capstone Records, and on European labels in Austria, France, and Germany. He has received the East/West Artist Award, the Maryland State Artists Fellowship, the Pittsburgh Film Forum Grant, the National Endowment for the Arts Composer's Fellowship, and the Atlantic Center for the Arts Master Artist Award. Smith's music is published by Sonic Art Editions. Articles on Stuart Saunders Smith's music have appeared in Percussive Notes Research Edition, Perspectives of New Music, Interface, and Ex Tempore. In 1997 The Music of Stuart of Saunders Smith, by John Welsh, was published by Excelsior Press, NYC, NY.

 

Friday, November 3
Alejandro Escuer
, flute
8 pm, Fine Arts Recital Hall
$7 general admission, $3 seniors, free for students, free with a UMBC ID.
Tickets are available through MissionTix at www.missiontix.com or 410-752-8950.
Public information: 410-455-ARTS

Alejandro Escuer is a Mexican flute soloist, composer, professor and concert producer of a wide variety of Latin American and international music projects. In fewer than seven years on the professional scene, Escuer has emerged as a driving force in Mexican music, having directed and produced more than 100 concerts with more than 40 premieres from Japan, the United States, Canada, Portugal, Germany, France and elsewhere. He has received numerous awards, including from the Rockfeller Foundation (1995), the National Interpreters Competition, and the National Award for the Arts. Currently he is a visiting professor at Columbia University.

 

Saturday, November 11
Roscoe Mitchell
, woodwinds
8 pm, Fine Arts Recital Hall
$7 general admission, $3 seniors, free for students, free with a UMBC ID.
Tickets are available through MissionTix at www.missiontix.com or 410-752-8950.
Public information: 410-455-ARTS

Roscoe Mitchell, internationally renowned musician, composer, and innovator, began his distinguished career in the spirited 1960s of Chicago, Illinois. His role in the resurrection of long neglected woodwind instruments of extreme register, his innovation as a solo woodwind performer, and his reassertion of the composer into what has traditionally been an improvisational form have placed him at the forefront of contemporary music for four decades. A leader in the field of avant-garde jazz and contemporary music, Mr. Mitchell is a founding member of the world renowned Art Ensemble of Chicago, the Association for the Advancement of Creative Musicians, and the Trio Space.

Mr. Mitchell has recorded 87 albums and has written more than 250 compositions. His compositions range from classical to contemporary, from wild and forceful free jazz to ornate chamber music. His instrumental expertise includes the saxophone family, from the sopranino to the bass saxophone; the recorder family, from sopranino to great bass recorder; flute, piccolo, clarinet, and the transverse flute. Also, for over 35 years, he has designed an elaborate percussion instrument called the Percussion Cage, consisting of instruments from America, China, Tibet, Africa, Australia, Switzerland, France, Germany, Italy, and Turkey, as well as many found instruments.

 

Thursday, November 16
Jacqueline Leclair
, oboe
8 pm, Fine Arts Recital Hall
$7 general admission, $3 seniors, free for students, free with a UMBC ID.
Tickets are available through MissionTix at www.missiontix.com or 410-752-8950.
Public information: 410-455-ARTS

The New York Times called this artist “astonishing” and praised her “electrifying agility.” Oboist Jacqueline Leclair, one of the foremost interpreters of new music, has presented solo and chamber music concerts throughout the United States and Europe. The New Yorker has praised Ms. Leclair as “lively” and “wonderful.”

Her program will include:
Six Metamorphoses for solo oboe by Benjamin Britten
Niobe for oboe and electronics by Thea Musgrave
The Island of Patymos for solo oboe by Judith Bingham
Paysage avec Pyrame et Thisbe for solo English horn by Gilles Silvestrini
Hawk for solo oboe by Stuart Saunders Smith
Parking Violation for solo oboe with reverb by Marc Mellits
Parable for solo English horn by Vincent Persichetti

A member of Alarm Will Sound and Sequitur, Jacqueline Leclair frequently can be heard performing with New York City ensembles such as Sospeso, Ensemble 21 and Carnegie Hall’s Zankel Band. She is on the faculty at Montclair State University, Hofstra University and Mannes College. Ms. Leclair has recorded extensively, receiving critical acclaim in particular for her premiere recording of Roger Reynolds's Summer Island. Luciano Berio’s Sequenza VIIa Supplementary Edition by Jacqueline Leclair is published by Universal Edition Vienna, and her recording of the work is on Mode #161/4, Berio: The Complete Sequenzas and Works for Solo Instruments (2006).

 

E. Michael RichardsSunday, November 19
E. Michael Richards
, clarinet
3 pm, Fine Arts Recital Hall
$7 general admission, $3 seniors, free for students, free with a UMBC ID.
Tickets are available through MissionTix at www.missiontix.com or 410-752-8950.
Public information: 410-455-ARTS

As a recitalist of new music, E. Michael Richards has premiered over 125 works throughout the United States, Japan, Australia, and Western Europe. Trained as a clarinetist at the New England Conservatory (B.Mus.) and Yale School of Music (M.Mus.), Richards earned a Ph.D. at the University of California, San Diego. He received a 1990 U.S./Japan Creative Artist Fellowship (sponsored by the National Endowment for the Arts, U.S.-Japan Friendship Commission, and Japanese Government Cultural Agency) as a solo recitalist for a six-month residency in Japan, an NEH Summer Fellowship to study traditional Japanese music, and a residency grant (Cassis, France) from the Camargo Foundation to complete a book, The Clarinet of the Twenty-First Century.

For this performance, Richards will be joined by pianist Kazuko Tanosaki. Their program will include:
David Macbride: Lament
Akira Nishimura: Madoromi III
David Kim-Boyle: Whisps for bass clarinet and computer
Hiroyuki Itoh: premiere of a new work
Luciano Berio: Sequenza IV for solo piano

Richards has performed as concerto soloist with the Syracuse Symphony and Shinsei Japan Philharmonic (Tokyo), in chamber music performances with the Cassatt Quartet, Ying Quartet, SONOR, and the East-West Quartet, and in recital at eight international festivals and more than 20 universities, as well as at Lincoln Center, the Guggenheim Museum (New York), the American Academy in Rome, and the Tokyo American Center. He has also performed as a member of the Tanosaki-Richards Duo (with pianist Kazuko Tanosaki) since 1982. Richards has recorded on the NEUMA, Mode, CRI, Ninewinds, and Opus One labels. He has taught at Smith College; the University of California, San Diego; Bowdoin College; Hamilton College; and the Hochstein Music School in Rochester, New York; and completed short terms with Kazuko Tanosaki as visiting artists in residence at the University of Massachusetts, CNMAT (Center for New Music and Audio Technologies), at the University of California Berkeley, and San Jose State University.

 

 

PRIME Series
Resounding Traditions

 

Sunday, September 24
Tom Lagana Trio

3 pm, Fine Arts Recital Hall
$7 general admission, $3 seniors, free for students, free with a UMBC ID.
Tickets are available through MissionTix at www.missiontix.com or 410-752-8950.
Public information: 410-455-ARTS

Throughout his 15 year career, Tom Lagana has played numerous jazz festivals including Long Island Guitar Festival, Oregon Ridge Park, The Mid-Atlantic Wine Festival, Federal Hill Festival, Kaufmann Music Series and The Annapolis Jazz Festival. Lagana has worked with such noteworthy musicians as Charlie Byrd, Craig Handy, Red Rodney, Bob Mintzer, and Marvin Stamm. Lagana recently shared the same bill with internationally renown jazz icon Herbie Hancock and The Dave Weckl Group.

Lagana graduated from Boston’s Berklee College of Music in 1992 and began his career as a musician in the Walt Disney Jazz Band. He was chosen to perform for classical composer/guitarist Carlo Domeniconi at the Long Island Guitar Festival in April 2005 and joined the Music faculty at UMBC the same year.

In early 2002, Tom Lagana released his first recording, Patuxent. After a sell out performance at the Ram’s Head Tavern National Showcase Mainstage, the CD began to climb the National Jazz Airplay charts, where it stayed for over nine consecutive weeks before peaking at 17th most-requested in the nation.

 

Rome TrioThursday, October 12
The Rome Trio

8 pm, Fine Arts Recital Hall
$7 general admission, $3 seniors, free for students, free with a UMBC ID.
Tickets are available through MissionTix at www.missiontix.com or 410-752-8950.
Public information: 410-455-ARTS

The Rome Trio is the official faculty trio of the Benjamin C. Rome School of Music at The Catholic University of America, featuring violinist Jody Gatwood, pianist Marilyn Neeley and cellist Michael Mermagen.

Jody Gatwood has received critical acclaim in the U.S. and Europe as soloist with many orchestras, including the Pittsburgh, Houston, and Phoenix symphony orchestras, and with such conductors as Andre Previn and Leonard Slatkin. He has performed on the Kennedy Center’s Fortas Chamber Music Series, at the Library of Congress, Phillips Gallery, Smithsonian Institution, and the National Gallery of Art. As concertmaster of the National Philharmonic (formerly the National Chamber Orchestra), Jody Gatwood has performed numerous solo works, including the world premiere of Concerto for Violin and String Orchestra by Andreas Makris. As guest artist with the Smithsonian Chamber Players, he has recorded for Sony Classical and Deutsche Harmonia Mundi in chamber works by Mendelssohn, Gade, Spohr, Dotzauer, Franchomme, and Servais. Starting in 1984 he performed in and helped to organize numerous “Concerts to End Hunger” to awaken public commitment to the eradication of hunger and malnutrition in the world.

Marilyn Neeley, professor of piano and faculty adviser in chamber music and vocal accompanying at Catholic University was prize winner in the Van Cliburn, Leventritt, Michaels, and Geneva International Competitions, with solo appearances with over one hundred symphony orchestras, including the Chicago Symphony, the Boston Symphony, and the Los Angeles Philharmonic. Her recording of the complete Beethoven violin and piano sonatas with Robert Gerle received an Emmy award.

Cellist Michael Mermagen has enjoyed a versatile career as a soloist, chamber musician and teacher and has performed chamber music with such artists as Joshua Bell, Sarah Chang, Lynn Harrell, Robert McDuffie, Susanne Mentzer, Nadja Salerno-Sonnenberg and The Takács Quartet; collaborated with distinguished conductors, Comissiona, Conlon, Levine, Maazel, Marriner, McGegan, Roberston, Skrowaczewski, Zinman and has given numerous recitals and masterclasses across North America, Europe and Asia. Mr. Mermagen has participated in The Grand Canyon Music Festival, Prince Albert Music Festival in Kauai and the Bay Chamber Concerts. He has been heard on WQXR’s Concerts Plus, WNYC’s Around New York, and his performances are regularly broadcast on NPR’s Performance Today. Mr. Mermagen has collaborated with the San Francisco Ballet and was featured as the cello soloist for the New York premiere of two works by the renowned choreographer Mark Morris. He has also had the pleasure of performing live on A Prairie Home Companion with Garrison Keillor.

 

Sunday, October 15
UMBC Symphony Orchestra

3 pm, Fine Arts Recital Hall
Admission is free.
Public information: 410-455-ARTS

The UMBC Symphony Orchestra performs under the direction of Wayne Cameron.

 

Saturday, October 28
Faculty Chamber Ensemble

8 pm, Fine Arts Recital Hall
$7 general admission, $3 seniors, free for students, free with a UMBC ID.
Tickets are available through MissionTix at www.missiontix.com or 410-752-8950.
Public information: 410-455-ARTS

The Faculty Chamber Ensemble features violinist Airi Yoshioka, flutist Lisa Cella, clarinetist E. Michael Richards, cellist Franklin Cox, pianist Rachel Franklin, guitarist Zane Forshee, and percussionist Tom Goldstein.

 

Monday, November 20
UMBC Chamber Players

8 pm, Fine Arts Recital Hall
Admission is free.
Public information: 410-455-ARTS

The UMBC Chamber Players performs under the direction of E. Michael Richards.

 

Sunday, December 10
UMBC Symphony Orchestra

3 pm, Fine Arts Recital Hall
Admission is free.
Public information: 410-455-ARTS

The UMBC Symphony Orchestra performs under the direction of Wayne Cameron.

 

 

Student Recital Series

 

Thursday, November 30
The UMBC Jazz Ensemble (Big Band) directed by Jari Villanueva.
8 pm, Fine Arts Recital Hall. Admission is free. 410-455-ARTS.

Saturday, December 2
The Jubilee Singers (followed in performance immediately by the UMBC Gospel Choir) under the direction of Janice Jackson.
7 pm, Fine Arts Recital Hall. Admission is free (donations accepted). 410-455-ARTS.

Thursday, December 7
The UMBC Wind Ensemble under the direction of Jari Villanueva.
8 pm, Fine Arts Recital Hall. Admission is free. 410-455-ARTS.

Friday, December 8
The Vocal Arts Ensemble under the direction of David Smith.
8 pm, Fine Arts Recital Hall. Admission is free. 410-455-ARTS.

Saturday, December 9
The Maryland Camerata under the direction of David Smith.
8 pm, Fine Arts Recital Hall. Admission is free. 410-455-ARTS.

Tuesday, December 12
The UMBC Percussion Ensemble under the direction of Tom Goldstein.
8 pm, Fine Arts Recital Hall. Admission is free. 410-455-ARTS.

Wednesday, December 13
Department of Music Honors Recital
8 pm, Fine Arts Recital Hall. Admission is free. 410-455-ARTS.

 

 

Special Event

Saturday and Sunday, October 28 and 29
Fifth Annual High School Chamber Music Festival and Concerto Competition
The Department of Music presents the Fifth Annual High School Chamber Music Festival and Concerto Competition, in which 25 selected students from the mid-Atlantic region will gather at UMBC for a weekend of performances, coachings and new musical experiences. For information contact Dr. Lisa Cella at 410-455-1405.

 


 

Telephone
Public information (24 hour recorded message): 410-455-ARTS
Media inquiries only: 410-455-3370

Web
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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.
• Daytime metered visitor parking is available in the Administration Drive Garage. 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 tmoore at August 31, 2006 9:23 AM