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An Evening with Branford Marsalis

January 31st, 2013

Friday, February 15, 2013
Dekelboum Concert Hall

Pre-Performance Discussion with Branford Marsalis and David C. Driskell - 6:30pm

Performance - 8:00pm

Saxophonist Branford Marsalis (right, Branford Marsalis Quartet, Art Blakey’s Jazz Messengers, Wynton Marsalis Quintet, The Tonight Show Band) joins University of Maryland professor of art David C. Driskell (left) for a pre-performance discussion in conjunction with the opening of the David C. Driskell Center’s exhibition, Convergence: The Intersection of Visual and Performance Art in Jazz. David C. Driskell has taken a leading role in bringing African American art into the mainstream of American society through his own artwork and writing. Since 1977, as a professor of art at the University of Maryland, he has focused attention on black artists as they fight forsurvival and search for identity in the United States. A mutual interest in African American visual art bring together the producer and three-time Grammy winning musician with the world-renowned author for a discussion on the influence of jazz on the the visual arts.

Following the discussion, Branford Marsalis and his quartet will perform an evening of music inspired by Marsalis’s eclectic musical interests in the areas of jazz, blues, funk and modern classical works. Learn more about the history of jazz, African American visual art, Branford Marsalis and David C. Driskell in the University of Maryland Libraries:

- Recordings featuring saxophonist Branford Marsalis

- Books by UMD professor of art David C. Driskell

- Books featuring interviews and profiles of Branford Marsalis

- Films featuring the music of Marsalis

- Read a New York Times profile that explores Marsalis’s life and art

Streaming Audio: Listen to tracks featuring Branford Marsalis on Alexander Street Press’s Jazz Music Library, accessible through the Michelle Smith Performing Arts Library’s streaming audio databases

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Bach Cantata Series: BWV 112 - Thursday, April 12th, 2012

April 4th, 2012

The UMD School of Music presents

Bach Cantata Series:
Der Herr ist mein getreuer Hirt, BWV 112

Cindy Bauchspies, conductor
Karla Scott, soprano
Caitlin Gompf, alto
Matthew Hill, tenor
James Krabbendam, bass
Theodore Guerrant, organ

Thursday, April 12, 2012
1:30 pm - Grand Pavilion

The Bach Cantata Series is dedicated to exploring the more than 200 extant cantatas by the great master through informal performances by students and friends of the UMD Choral Activities.

Join the performing forces for Der Herr ist mein getreuer Hirt, BWV 112 by joining the rehearsal preceding the performance, held in Rm. 2201 from 12:15 - 1 pm. All singers are welcome! learn more about Johann Sebastian Bach, his sacred cantatas, and BWV 112 in the Michelle Smith Performing Arts Library:

  Recordings of BWV 112

  Scores of BWV 112

  Books on J.S. Bach’s Cantatas

  Biographies of Johann Sebastian Bach

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Orpheus and Maryland - Saturday, March 31st, 2012

March 27th, 2012

UMD School of Music presents

Orpheus and Maryland

featuring
Members of the Orpheus Chamber Orchestra
with UMD Faculty Artists

Saturday, March 31, 2012
8:00 pm - Gildenhorn Recital Hall

Members of the Orpheus Chamber Orchestra continue their residency with the School of Music by joining UMD faculty artists for an evening of chamber music entitled Orpheus and Maryland. Explore the artists and pieces featured on this program in the Michelle Smith Performing Arts Library:

   Recordings featuring the Orpheus Chamber Orchestra: discover over twenty recordings by the Orpheus Chamber Orchestra and guest artists in performances of music by Handel, Haydn, Mozart, Beethoven, Prokofiev, Stravinsky, Copland, and more

  Books: As one of the world’s premier chamber ensembles, the Orpheus Chamber Orchestra operates according to an unusual model, an inventive structure based on shared leadership: the orchestra rehearses, performs, and records without a conductor. Harvey Seifter, executive director of the Orpheus Chamber Orchestra, along with author Peter Economy, refines the core principles behind this innovative style of management and explores the ways this ideology may be used effectively in the business world in Leadership Ensemble: Lessons in Collaborative Management from the World’s Only Conductorless Orchestra. Also, don’t miss “The Invisible Leader: Lessons for Leaders from the Orpheus Chamber Orchestra”, an essay in John Luban’s “Leading From the Middle,” and Other Contrarian Essays on Library Leadership!

Program:

Felix Mendelssohn - Octet in E-flat major, op. 20
   Recordings
   Books
   Scores

Charles-François Gounod - Petite symphonie
   Recordings
   Scores

Bohuslav Martinů - Nonet
As a Czech expatriate living in Paris and then the United States, Bohuslav Martinů absorbed many of the musical trends and styles of his adopted lands. His unique union of Czech musical traditions and European trends is codified in Nonetto (1959). Martinů’s Nonetto is dedicated to the Czech Nonet, an ensemble comprised of nine players from the Czech Philharmonic; this same group premiered the work at the Salzburg Festival the year of its composition. The melodies and rhythms native to Czech and Moravian dances pervade this work of great beauty and sophistication.
   Recordings
   Scores

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An American Original: Dominick Argento at 85 - Friday, March 30th, 2012

March 15th, 2012

UMD School of Music presents a Music in Mind event:

An American Original: Dominick Argento at 85

featuring:

Linda Mabbs, soprano
Delores Ziegler, mezzo-soprano
Gran Wilson, tenor
Justina Lee, piano
Bradford Gowen, piano
Rita Sloan, piano

Thursday, March 15, 2012
8:00 pm - Gildenhorn Recital Hall

Members of the UMD School of Music faculty join together in An American Original: Dominick Argento at 85, a tribute to the music of Dominick Argento, in celebration of his 85th birthday. From the lively Six Elizabethan Songs to the piano four-hand settings of the Valentino Dances, this concert is the first of various programs that will be presented this spring as the School of Music explores the many facets of this remarkable American composer.

Learn more about composer Dominic Argento and the performers featured on this program in the Michelle Smith Performing Arts Library:

Works by Dominick Argento held in the UM Libraries:
  Recordings
  Scores
  Books
  Film

Recordings by faculty artists featured on this program:

  Linda Mabbs, soprano

  Delores Ziegler, mezzo-soprano

  Bradford Gowen, piano

  Rita Sloan, piano

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Faculty Composer Recital: Mostly Moss - Thursday, March 15th, 2012

March 14th, 2012

UMD School of Music presents

Faculty Composers: Mostly Moss

featuring:

Lawrence Moss
Mark Wilson
Chris Gekker
James Stern
Mark Hill
Katherine Murdock
Brent Madsen
Angelina Ho
Ben Chapin
Michael Langlois
Audrey Andrist
Kathryn Hearden
William Richards
Lura Johnson

Thursday, March 15, 2012
8:00 pm - Gildenhorn Recital Hall

The UMD School of Music is proud to present a Mostly Moss, a recital featuring works by faculty composers Mark Wilson and Lawrence Moss.

Wilson’s Soliloquy complements a a full regimen of new works and world premieres by Moss, performed by UMD faculty and student artists including Chris Gekker, James Stern, Mark Hill, Katherine Murdock, Brent Madsen, Angelina Ho, Ben Chapin, Michael Langlois, with guests Audrey Andrist, Kathryn Hearden, William Richards, and Lura Johnson. Learn more about the artists featured on this program and listen to their works in the University of Maryland Libraries:

  Recordings of works by Lawrence Moss

  Recordings of works by Mark Wilson

  Recordings by Chris Gekker

  Recordings by James Stern

  Recordings by Mark Hill

  Recordings by Katherine Murdock

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Faculty Recital: Evelyn Elsing, cello, with Edward Newman, piano - Tuesday, March 13th, 2012

March 12th, 2012

UMD School of Music presents

Faculty Recital:
Evelyn Elsing, cello
with Edward Newman, piano

Tuesday, March 13, 2012
8:00 pm - Gildenhorn Recital Hall

UMD School of Music professor and cellist Evelyn Elsing is joined by pianist Edward Newman for a faculty recital featuring the music of Bach, Mendelssohn, and Frank Bridge. Bach’s regally potent Suite in C Minor and Bridge’s mercurial, war-influenced Sonata in D Minor bookend the supremely optimistic Sonata in D Major by Mendelssohn.

Learn more about the performers and pieces featured on this program in the Michelle Smith Performing Arts Library:

   J.S. Bach - Suite in C Minor, BWV 1011

   Felix Mendelssohn - Sonata in D Major, Op. 58

   Frank Bridge - Sonata in D Minor

   Recordings by cellist Evelyn Elsing

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UMRO: From Tragedy to Triumph - Wednesday, February 29th, 2012

February 29th, 2012

University of Maryland Repertoire Orchestra:

From Tragedy to Triumph

Wednesday, February 29, 2012
8:00 pm - Dekelboum Concert Hal

The University of Maryland Repertoire Orchestra is proud to present a program entitled From Tragedy to Triumph, featuring works by Beethoven, Brahms, and Vaughn Williams. Join Dr. James Stern of the UMD School of Music and the UMRO for an evening of highs, lows, and festivities, and learn more about these pieces and composers in the Michelle Smith Performing Arts Library:

Johannes Brahms - Tragic Overture
  Recordings
  Books

Ludwig van Beethoven - Symphony No. 3, ‘Eroica’
  Recordings
  Books
  Film

Ralph Vaughn William - Dives and Lazarus
  Books
  Scores

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Music in Mind: Festive Baroque - Sunday, December 11th, 2011

December 9th, 2011

The UMD School of Music presents

Music in Mind: Festive Baroque
In Memory of Paul Traver

Sunday, December 11, 2011
3:00 pm - Dekelboum Concert Hall

Kenneth Slowik leads School of Music faculty and the UMD Chamber Singers in a performance J.S. Bach’s virtuosic Brandenburg Concertos Nos. 5 and 6 and choruses from G.F. Handel’s oratorios Esther, Deborah, Hercules, and Messiah.

This UM SOM Music in Mind event, entitled Festive Baroquecelebrates the life of Dr. Paul Traver, the founding director of the University of Maryland Chorus and the artistic director of the world-famous Maryland Handel Festival. Learn more about the pieces and performers featured on this program in the Michelle Smith Performing Arts Library:
  Recordings featuring faculty artist Kenneth Slowik

J.S. Bach - Brandenburg Concerto No. 5
  Recordings
  Scores

J.S. Bach - Brandenburg Concerto No. 6
  Recordings
  Scores

  Bach Books: learn more about the Brandenburg concerti through critical analyses and biographies of the composer

G.F. Handel - Esther
  Recordings
  Scores

G.F. Handel - Deborah
  Recordings
  Scores

G.F. Handel - Hercules
  Recordings
  Scores

G.F. Handel - Messiah
  Recordings
  Scores

  Handel Books: Learn more about Handel oratorios through critical analyses and biographies of the composer

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Bach Cantata Series: BWV 61 - Thursday, December 1st, 2011

November 28th, 2011

The UMD School of Music presents

Bach Cantata Series:
Nun Komm, Der Heiden Heiland, BWV 61

C. Paul Heins, conductor
Katie Baughman, soprano
Matt Hill, tenor
Bryan Vanek, bass
Theodore Guerrant, organ

Thursday, December 1, 2011
1:30 pm - Grand Pavilion

The Bach Cantata Series is dedicated to exploring the more than 200 extant cantatas by the great master through informal performances by students and friends of the UMD Choral Activities.

Join the performing forces for Nun Komm, Der Heiden Heiland, BWV 61 by joining the rehearsal preceding the performance, held in Rm. 2201 from 12:15 - 1 pm. All singers are welcome! learn more about Johann Sebastian Bach, his sacred cantatas, and BWV 61 in the Michelle Smith Performing Arts Library:

  Recordings of BWV 61

  Scores of BWV 61

  Books on J.S. Bach’s Cantatas

  Biographies of Johann Sebastian Bach

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Faculty Recital: A Holiday Send-Off - Tuesday, November 22nd, 2011

November 21st, 2011

The University of Maryland School of Music presents:

A Holiday Send-Off

A recital featuring faculty artists:
James Stern, violin
Evelyn Elsing, cello
James Ross, horn
Mayron Tsong, piano

Tuesday, November 22, 2011
8:00 pm - Gildenhorn Recital Hall

School of Music faculty pool their talents to cook up a pre-Thanksgiving feast in the manner of an eclectic nouvelle cuisine for A Holiday Send-Off. James Ross sets aside his baton and warms up his horn to join Mayron Tsong and James Stern for Brahms’s iconic trio. Tsong offers a familiar warhorse paired with a little known gem by Chopin. Evelyn Elsing joins Stern to bring forth many flavors from few ingredients in Ravel’s 1922 sonata for that spare combination. Learn more about these UMD faculty artists and the pieces featured on this program in the Michelle Smith Performing Arts Library - and don’t miss the display devoted to the faculty artists of A Holiday Send-Off in MSPAL! :

Program:
  Sonata for Violin and Cello - Maurice Ravel

  Prelude in C-sharp minor, Op. 45 - Frédéric Chopin

  Scherzo no. 1 in B minor, Op. 20 - Frédéric Chopin

  Trio in E-flat major, Op. 40 - Johannes Brahms

Faculty Artist Recordings:
  Violinist James Stern

  Cellist Evelyn Elsing

  Pianist Mayron Tsong

  Orchestral conductor and horn player James Ross

Streaming audio: Listen to recordings of the pieces featured on this program on Naxos Music Library and Classical Music Library

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