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January 25, 2011

UMBC Presents Six Impossible Things in Concert

Note: This concert was originally scheduled for Thursday, January 27, and has been moved to Thursday, February 3 because of inclement weather

Thursday, February 3, 2011
8 pm, UMBC Theatre

Contact: Thomas Moore
Director of Arts Management

This release is available as a pdf file.

Six Impossible ThingsUMBC's Department of Music presents music duo Six Impossible Things in concert on Thursday, February 3, at 8 pm in the Fine Arts Recital Hall. Six Impossible Things was formed in 2010 and features Jeremy Koch, saxophone, and Molly Orlando, piano. Performing together since 2004, the duo 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

This concert is sponsored in part by the Syndicate, a collective of regional composers and performers who are committed to the presentation and exploration of music from diverse repertoires and cultural contexts.

$7 general admission, $3 seniors, free for students, free with a UMBC ID. Tickets available at the door, cash or check only.

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• From I-95 between Baltimore and Washington take exit 47B. Take Route 166 toward Catonsville and then follow signs to the Commons Garage, then follow pedestrian signs to the Theatre.
• 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 Commons Garage, then follow pedestrian signs to the Theatre.
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Posted by tmoore at January 25, 2011 10:12 AM