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UMD Wind Orchestra: The Poetry of Joseph Schwantner

 Sun, Mar 10, 2013
3:00 pm
Dekelboum Concert Hall

Michael Votta, music director

The University of Maryland Wind Orchestra fulfills Joseph Schwantner's vision for his works for band, in honor of the composer's 70th birthday: in a premiere performance, all three of Schwantner's works for wind ensemble (…and the mountains rising nowhere, 1977; From a Dark Millennium, 1981; In Evening's Stillness, 1996) will be performed as part of a whole. In Schwantner's words, “While each work is self-contained, I always envisioned the possibility that they could be combined to form a larger and more expansive three-movement formal design.” Known for his dramatic and unique style, Joseph Schwantner is a winner of both the Pulitzer and Charles Ives Prizes for composition.

Photograph of the UMWO in performanceLearn more about Joseph Schwantner and his works for band, orchestra, chamber groups, solo players, and vocal ensemble in the Michelle Smith Performing Arts Library:

  • Recordings of works by Schwantner
  • Scores
  • Books - read writings about one of the most prominent American composers of the twentieth and twenty-first centuries.

Streaming Audio: Listen to playlists of works by Joseph Schwantner, including his works for wind ensemble, on Naxos Music Library and Alexander Street Press's Classical Music Library.