Tom Lagana, Music, in Capital Gazette

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Tom Lagana – Photo by Larry Melton

Tom Lagana, Music, was interviewed for a feature article in the Capital Gazette on his forthcoming third album, Volume 1. “It’s called Volume 1 because it’s the first record I’m playing all nylon string,” the guitarist told the Capital Gazette.

Also featured on the recording is electric bass play Tom Baldwin, an affiliate artist in the Department of Music.

Click here to read the full story, published on Monday, August 25.

UMBC Camerata (5/10)

camerata01-sThe Department of Music presents the UMBC Camerata under the direction of Stephen Caracciolo performing a program entitled “Mostly Mozart”:

Three Folk Songs; arranged by Joseph Flummerfelt
The Water Is Wide
Flow Gently Sweet Afton
Danny Boy

Three Sacred Texts/Three Different Sound Worlds
Hodie Christus natus est by Giovanni Gabrieli – Italian Renaissance
Spaseniye sodelal by Pavel Chesnokov – Russian Orthodox
O Sifuni Mungu by David Muddux/Roger Emerson – African Chorus

Mozart Mass in C, K317 “Coronation”
Performed with soloists and chamber orchestra

This performance will take place Saturday, May 10 at 8 p.m. in the Fine Arts Recital Hall. Admission is free, a suggested donation of $5 will be accepted.

UMBC Percussion Ensemble (5/8)

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The UMBC Percussion Ensemble is a dedicated performing group of advanced percussion students. The ensemble is adventurous in its programming, with a repertoire that includes graphic-notation pieces, improvisational works, and theatre, as well as works by important early percussion composers, such as Alan Hovhaness, John Cage and Carlos Chavez. The Ensemble has established a tradition of performing works by UMBC’s faculty and student composers, who sometimes include members of the ensemble.

Admission to this concert is free.

UMBC Chamber Players (5/7)

The Department of Music presents the UMBC Chamber Players under the direction of Airi Yoshioka, Wednesday, May 7 at 8 p.m. in the Fine Arts Recital Hall. The Chamber Players investigate the instrumental chamber works of Western Art Music, ranging from the Baroque, Classical, Romantic to contemporary repertoire.

Admission is free.

UMBC Wind Ensemble (5/5)

1GVwkXa0RxQykc7O1k4Z15TS0LR1yBNuYjifDx6g7h8,gEO4XqVTck4qJhfklBuvUM4RA3FjmZGfpTE5l8Te7HUThe Department of Music presents the UMBC Wind Ensemble as it celebrates Cinco de Mayo with Marquez’s Danzon No. 2 and array of exciting brass and wind music, Monday, May 5 at 8 p.m. The program includes works by Grieg, Dukas, Press and Suppe (under the direction of Brian Kaufman). Come ready to dance!

This performance will take place in the Fine Arts Recital Hall. Admission is free.

Yoshioka/Ladd/Novacek (5/4)

Ladd-Novacek-YoshiokaCellist Gita Ladd and pianist John Novacek join forces for two epics of the cello/piano repertoire. Beethoven’s A major Sonata, a work of both tenderness and heroism, is the first genuine masterpiece of the genre. Rachmaninov’s G minor Sonata is a titanic work, music of searing romanticism and transcendental virtuosity. For the concert’s second half, the duo is joined by violinist Airi Yoshioka in a performance of Schubert’s stirring, sunny, and sublime Piano Trio in B-flat major, a pinnacle of the chamber music repertory. This concert will take place Sunday, May 4 at 8 p.m. in the Fine Arts Recital Hall.

The program features:
Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827)
Sonata No. 3 in A major for piano and cello, Op. 69
• Allegro ma non tanto
• Scherzo: Allegro molto
• Adagio cantabile—Allegro vivace
Sergei Rachmaninov (1873-1943)
Sonata in G minor for cello and piano, Op. 19
• Lento—Allegro moderato
• Allegro scherzando
• Andante
• Allegro mosso
Franz Schubert (1797-1828)
Trio No. 1 in B-flat major for piano, violin, and cello, D. 898 (Op. 99)
• Allegro moderato
• Andante un poco mosso
• Scherzo: Allegro
• Rondo: Allegro vivace
Find more information, including biographies for the artists at our Arts and Culture Calendar. Admission to this concert is $7 general admission, $3 seniors, free for students, free with UMBC ID