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January 10, 2008

UMBC Department of Music Presents Spring 2008 Concerts

The UMBC Department of Music presents its spring 2008 season, featuring distinguished guest artists—including the acclaimed contemporary music ensemble Continuum—and numerous contemporary music premieres.

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

Note: You may view or download this release as a pdf file.


Classical Music Concerts



January 31
8 pm
UMBC Fine Arts Recital Hall

Tickets $0–$7

www.umbc.edu/arts
410-455-ARTS
Stuart Saunders Smith
Stuart Saunders Smith, composer

Composer Stuart Saunders Smith presents "A Night at the Opera," with performers Sylvia Smith (percussion, voice and narration) and Ayano Kataoka (percussion and voice), featuring three major works:

-- Lace (overture) and A Viet Nam Memorial
-- Transitions and Leaps
-- By Language Embellished: I
February 3
3 pm
UMBC Fine Arts Recital Hall

Tickets $0–$7

www.umbc.edu/arts
410-455-ARTS
Kazuko Tanosaki - Photo by Richard Anderson
Kazuko Tanosaki, pianist

The pianist's virtuosic program features:
-- Beethoven's Piano Sonata No. 31 in A-flat Major, Op. 110
-- Chopin's Ballade No. 4 in F Minor, Op. 52
-- Ravel's Ondine from Gaspard de la Nuit
-- A work by Toru Takemitsu

Kazuko Tanosaki has performed throughout the United States and extensively in Europe, Australia and Japan.
February 17
3 pm
UMBC Fine Arts Recital Hall

Tickets $0–$7

www.umbc.edu/arts
410-455-ARTS
Zane Forshee
Zane Forshee, guitarist

Since winning first prize in the National Guitar Workshop Solo Guitar Competition, as well as first prize in the Baltimore Music Clubs Strings competition, Zane Forshee has led an exciting and varied musical life as a soloist and chamber musician.
February 21
8 pm
UMBC Fine Arts Recital Hall

Tickets $0–$7

www.umbc.edu/arts
410-455-ARTS
John Schneider
John Schneider, guitarist

John Schneider is an internationally recognized guitarist, composer, author and broadcaster.

The artist's program, entitled Made in California, will feature works by Lou Harrison, Harry Partch, David Doty, Terry Riley and the performer.
February 24
3 pm
UMBC Fine Arts Recital Hall

Tickets $0–$7

www.umbc.edu/arts
410-455-ARTS
Sara Laimon
Sara Laimon, pianist

Sara Laimon is an active performer in both solo and chamber music who has performed throughout the world.

The artist's program will feature the premiere of a new work by Laura Kaminsky; Ezra Laderman's Sonata No. 3 (2000) (Baltimore premiere); and Harold Meltzer's Sonata (2007) (Baltimore premiere).
February 28
8 pm
UMBC Fine Arts Recital Hall

Tickets $0–$7

www.umbc.edu/arts
410-455-ARTS
Thomas Buckner
Thomas Buckner, baritone with Joseph Kubera, pianist

For more than three decades Thomas Buckner has championed music of the avant-garde in America and throughout the world as a performer, producer, and promoter. Hailed by Village Voice critic Kyle Gann as one of "new music's most valued performers," pianist Joseph Kubera has been a leading interpreter of contemporary music for the past 25 years.

Their program will feature the world premiere of a work by Dan Joseph for baritone and hammer dulcimer, with text by Lou Harrison; the premiere of a work by Stuart Saunders Smith, and works by Robert Ashley and Matthias Kaul.
March 2
3 pm
UMBC Fine Arts Recital Hall

Tickets $0–$7

www.umbc.edu/arts
410-455-ARTS
Lisa Cella - Photo by Richard Anderson
Lisa Cella, flutist with Mark Menzes, violinist and Tom Goldstein, percussionist

As a champion of contemporary music, Lisa Cella has performed throughout the United States and abroad.

The program will feature:
-- Scrimshaw by Daniel Godfrey
-- fl/vln by Nicholas Deyoe
-- Met him Pike Hoses by Harvey Sollberger
-- Quicksilver by Randolf Woolf
-- The Deities of the Cherry Grove by Mark Menzies
March 9
3 pm
UMBC Fine Arts Recital Hall

Free admission

www.umbc.edu/arts
410-455-ARTS
E. Michael Richards - Photo by Richard Anderson
The UMBC Symphony performs under the direction of E. Michael Richards (pictured left).

The program features:
-- The Elgar Cello Concerto with soloist Rachel Goldstein, winner of the UMBC High School Concerto Competition
-- Mozart's Flute Concerto in D Major with soloist Michelle Ko, winner of the UMBC Student Concerto Competition
-- The Symphonie Fantastique by Hector Berlioz
April 9
8 pm
UMBC Fine Arts Recital Hall

Tickets $0–$7

www.umbc.edu/arts
410-455-ARTS
Continuum
Continuum

Winner of the prestigious Siemens international prize for distinguished service to music and four ASCAP/Chamber Music America Awards for Adventuresome Programming, the New York-based Continuum ensemble, directed by Cheryl Seltzer and Joel Sachs, is now celebrating its 38th season.

The New York Times says, "Simply put, there is no musical organization in New York that produces more intellectually enticing or more viscerally satisfying programs than Continuum... Year after year, its explorations in 20th-century repertory prove to be not only unusual and unexpected but also important and enduring... This ensemble has a long history of acting in behalf of composers whom others discover years or decades later."
April 17
8 pm
UMBC Fine Arts Recital Hall

Tickets $0–$7

www.umbc.edu/arts
410-455-ARTS
Theo Bleckmann and Ben Monder
Theo Bleckmann, vocalist/composer, and Ben Monder, guitarist

Genre -bending, -skipping and -skirting, German –born vocalist/composer Theo Bleckmann has performed worldwide from Carnegie Hall's Zankel Hall to the Sydney Opera House.

Ben Monder has performed throughout the world and can be heard on more than 95 CDs.
April 24
8 pm
UMBC Fine Arts Recital Hall

Tickets $0–$7

www.umbc.edu/arts
410-455-ARTS
The Rock Creek Trio
May 1
8 pm
UMBC Fine Arts Recital Hall

Free admission

www.umbc.edu/arts
410-455-ARTS
UMBC Wind Ensemble
The UMBC Wind Ensemble performs under the direction of Jari Villanueva.
May 2
8 pm
UMBC Fine Arts Recital Hall

Free admission

www.umbc.edu/arts
410-455-ARTS
The Vocal Arts Ensemble performs under the direction of David Smith.
May 7
8 pm
UMBC Fine Arts Recital Hall

Free admission

www.umbc.edu/arts
410-455-ARTS
The UMBC New Music Ensemble performs under the direction of Stuart Saunders Smith.
May 8
8 pm
UMBC Fine Arts Recital Hall

Free admission

www.umbc.edu/arts
410-455-ARTS
The UMBC Percussion Ensemble performs under the direction of Tom Goldstein.
May 10
8 pm
UMBC Fine Arts Recital Hall

Free admission

www.umbc.edu/arts
410-455-ARTS
The UMBC Camerata performs under the direction of David Smith.
May 11
8 pm
UMBC Fine Arts Recital Hall

Free admission

www.umbc.edu/arts
410-455-ARTS
E. Michael Richards - Photo by Richard Anderson
The UMBC Symphony performs under the direction of E. Michael Richards (pictured left).

The program features:
-- Mozart's Bassoon Concerto with soloist Patricia Fagan
-- Richard Strauss's Horn Concerto No. 1 with soloist Aarica Pittman



Jazz Concerts



March 6
8 pm
UMBC Fine Arts Recital Hall

Free admission

www.umbc.edu/arts
410-455-ARTS
U.S. Army Blues Jazz Ensemble
The U.S. Army Blues Jazz Ensemble comprises some of the finest jazz musicians in the nation.
May 4
3 pm
UMBC Fine Arts Recital Hall

Free admission

www.umbc.edu/arts
410-455-ARTS
The UMBC Jazz Ensemble (Big Band) performs under the direction of Jari Villanueva.


Gospel Music Concert



May 3
8 pm
UMBC Fine Arts Recital Hall

Free admission

www.umbc.edu/arts
410-455-ARTS
The Jubliee Singers perform under the direction of Janice Jackson.


Additional Information


Tickets
Tickets are available through MissionTix at http://www.missiontix.com/ or 410-752-8950. Tickets are also available at the door, cash or check only.

Web
UMBC Arts website: http://www.umbc.edu/arts
UMBC News Releases: http://www.umbc.edu/news

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.

Parking is available after 3:30 p.m. on weekdays and all day during weekends in gated Lots 16/9A for a 50¢ fee, quarters only. From any campus entrance, circle around Hilltop Circle (the road the encircles the campus) to Hilltop Road. Take Hilltop Road toward the center of campus. The Fine Arts Building will now be directly in front of you. Proceed through the stop sign. The road will curve to the right. If Lot 16 is full, you can also pay to park in Lot 9A, which sits on the hill immediately above Lot 16—return to the stop sign and turn left toward Lot 9A, and then to the gate.
Online campus map: http://www.umbc.edu/aboutumbc/campusmap/

Images for Media
High resolution images for media are available online:
http://www.umbc.edu/newsevents/arts/hi-res/
or by email or postal mail.

Posted by tmoore at January 10, 2008 11:41 AM