The fifth of six concerts in Livewire: Transformation will feature works by UMBC student composers Ida Dierker, Valarous Lingham, Aaron Statham, and D'Juan Moreland (in addition to works by Mark Appelbaum, Juri Seo, Margaret Brouwer, and Yaz Lancaster), and performances by student musicians Brandon Gouin, Brendan Witt, Angela Hayward, Henry Smith, Ida Dierker, Lucas Rose, Joshua Epstein, Logan Miller, Gaby Echiverri, Nicole Johnson, and the UMBC Percussion Ensemble.
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.
The Department of Music presents the UMBC Jazz Ensemble under the direction of Matthew Belzer. Strange things are afoot at UMBC! Come spend the afternoon with the UMBC Jazz Ensemble performing an All-Halloween Themed Live (or undead) Show. Treat yourself to our tricky grooves! Selections include Giant Steps by John Coltrane, Dance You Monster To My Soft Song by Maria Schneider, Over the Rainbow by Harold Arlen, A Call For All Demons by Sun Ra, Oh! by Ernie Wilkins, and more!
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.
Embark on a musical voyage as violin virtuoso Fangming Shen and pianist Hsiao-Ying Lin join forces to present an extraordinary evening of classical masterpieces. The program is a harmonious blend of four iconic pieces that will transport you through time and space — the hauntingly beautiful Violin Sonata No. 4 by J. S. Bach, the enchanting soundscape of Karl Szymanowski's Mythes, the Sonata No. 2 for violin and piano by Maurice Ravel, and Beethoven's majestic "Kreutzer" Sonata, Op. 47.
Experience a thrilling musical journey with Jean Rondeau, the French harpsichord virtuoso and early-music superstar who has redefined the art of his instrument and captivated audiences worldwide, in this concert presented by the Candlelight Concert Society. The artist's program will feature works by Fux, Haydn, Clementi, Beethoven, and Mozart.
The Bergamot Quartet is fueled by a passion for exploring and advocating for the music of living composers, continually expanding the limits of the string quartet’s rich tradition in western classical music. Their concert will feature compositions by Nicky Sohn, Caroline Shaw, Aleksandra Vrebalov, and Ledah Finck, in addition to six premieres of works by UMBC student composers Pam Voulalas-Depireux, Aaron Statham, Sarah Yuran, Nicholas Merdon, Jack McGrath, and Valarous Lingham.
From sea water rise to marine life to the Flint Water Crisis, the Wind Ensemble presents a program titled “Water & Life.” The Wind Ensemble will share learning from their experiences during the semester with the National Aquarium and its staff about their arts-based work that aims to address their goals of combating climate change, stopping plastic pollution and saving wildlife and habitats.