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)

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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

Jazz in Concert (5/4)

jazzensemble02-sThe Department of Music presents UMBC Jazz in Concert. A performance featuring all of the UMBC Jazz groups under the direction of Matt Belzer and Tom Lagana, this concert includes the music of Mingus, Sun Ra, Schneider, Fischer and more. Join us for the final jazz ensemble concert in the Fine Arts Recital Hall.

This performance will take place Sunday, May 4 at 3 p.m. Admission is free, suggested donation $15.

Opera Workshop Concert and Jubilee Singers Concert (5/3)

Enjoy two concerts this Saturday, May 3 in the Fine Arts Recital Hall.

ensemble_vocalartsAt 3 p.m. the Opera Workshop will perform under the direction of Joseph Regan. The Opera Workshop is a course designed for 8 – 15 advanced vocalists, and offers students the opportunity to study stage acting, movement and character development within the sphere of musical performance.

At 7 p.m. the Jubilee Singers will perform under the direction of Janice Jackson. The Jubilee Singers will be followed immediately by the UMBC Gospel Choir.

Admission to both of these concerts are free.

UMBC Collegium Musicum (5/2)

sidebar_musicgeneralThis Friday, May 2 beginning at 8 p.m., the Department of Music presents the UMBC Collegium Musicum, under the direction of Joseph Morin. This concert will take place in the Fine Arts Recital Hall.

The Collegium Musicum is a performance ensemble dedicated to exploring and performing vocal and instrumental music from the European Medieval, Renaissance and Baroque periods, sampling musical repertoires created between 800 and 1750.

Admission to this concert is free.