Join us for an extraordinary afternoon of keyboard brilliance as we present a captivating duo-piano concert featuring the talents of Teodora Adzharova and Shirley Yoo. Prepare to be swept away by a breathtaking repertoire showcasing the works of two iconic Russian composers, Sergei Rachmaninoff and Anton Arensky.
Maryland Winds, a professional concert band based in Howard County, presents a Salute to John Philip Sousa, highlighting Sousa's music and that of his contemporaries. Sousa (1854–1932) became famous in the late 19th century for his military band and marching music, including Stars and Stripes Forever, Semper Fidelis and The Washington Post March.
Kimberly Patrick ’08, music, is a sound editor, sound designer, and foley artist for film and television and is currently working for Skywalker Sound in Los Angeles. Maia Schechter ’18, dance, is currently performing with Disney’s The Lion King: The North American Tour at venues across the U.S. and is represented by Clear Talent Group. In this presentation by the Center for Innovation, Research and Creativity in the Arts (CIRCA), they each will each talk about their work and respective professional trajectories since graduating from UMBC.
Immerse yourself in the enchanting world of poetry set to music with “Poetry in Song,” a captivating concert featuring the extraordinary talents of tenor Andrew Sauvageau and pianist Hui-Chuan Chen. Prepare to be transported to a realm where words and melodies intertwine, as these exceptional musicians bring to life poetic compositions by Robert Schumann and Gustav Mahler.
Trombone soloist James Justin Kent joins UMBC music faculty and students for a night of incredible brass music in the annual Brash Bash. The evening will feature a virtuosic solo set by Kent that culminates in a performance alongside a large UMBC student/faculty brass ensemble. Brass chamber and large ensemble works will also be performed throughout the program.
Explore a musical adventure that traverses the realms of contemporary and classical compositions with the Inscape Chamber Orchestra, led by their esteemed conductor Richard Scerbo. Their program features Esa-Pekka Salonen’s ethereal Fog, Kaija Saariaho's mesmerizing Quatre Instants, and Carl Nielsen’s timeless Symphony No. 6.
Join us for UMBC’s 13th annual Livewire new music festival, an exploration of new sounds presented in six concerts over four days, October 18 to 21. What is at the role of music in our society? What are the inherent powers that lie within music to transform our lives? These are the questions that will be pondered in this year’s Livewire 13: Transformations festival through music, featuring ensembles and works that specifically address music’s role in bringing about transformation on a personal and global level.
The Livewire 13: Transformation festival's inaugural concert features pianist Idith Meshulam Korman, who for ten years has taught piano in a correctional facility. Over the course of time, she has witnessed how music can empower individuals with a renewed sense of identity and life perspective, bringing about healing and reduced recidivism. In the spirit of kinship, Meshulam will perform works that have made the most impact on her students.
The second of six events in UMBC's annual Livewire new music festival features Ruckus, the faculty new music ensemble. The evening's performance includes three world premieres of works by professor of music Linda Dusman, alumna Karena Ingram and exchange student Vittoria Tchotche from Piacenza Conservatory.
In this third of six concerts on UMBC's annual Livewire new music festival, the ensemble Duo della Luna presents a program that explores transformation within music. For this performance, the Duo, comprised of soprano Susan Botti, and violinist Airi Yoshioka, will be joined by harpist Jacqueline Pollauf and percussionist Dustin Donahue as guest artists. The program features works by Rahilia Hasanova, Kathryn Blake, Ashkan Behzadi, Susan Botti, Kaija Saariaho, and Wes York.
In the fourth of six concerts on UMBC's annual Livewire festival, the New York City-based chamber music collective Decoda presents a transformative program of new works by an array of groundbreaking American composers for flute, clarinet, bassoon, violin, cello and piano. Their performance will include works by Anna Clyne, Mario Diaz de Leon, Valerie Coleman, Christopher Ceronne, Andy Akiho, Brad Balliett, and by incarcerated people in Lee Correctional Institute and Sing Sing Correctional Facility.
The finale of the Livewire: Transformation festival features the ensemble Stick&Bow, a Montreal-based marimba and cello duet known for their riveting performances. Their program brings pieces from the past and the present, featuring artists from another era who tried to make this world a better place through the power of their voices, ranging from Beethoven to David Bowie.
Flutists Lisa Cella and Tessa Brinckman join forces to explore the extraordinary sonorities of alto and bass flutes in Ouroboros — Journeys in the Underworld as part of their project The Low Flutes Project, presenting works by Elainie Lillios, Tessa Brinckman, Jorge Sosa, Linda Dusman, Martin Lodge, Doina Rotaru, and Christopher Adler.