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UMD Wind Ensemble, Fall 2011

UMD School of Music presents: UMD Wind Ensemble

Michael Votta, Director of Wind Activities L. Richmond Sparks, Director of Bands

Thursday, October 27, 2011 8:00 pm - Dekelboum Concert Hall

The University of Maryland Wind Ensemble presents a Fall 2011 concert that will transport listeners across centuries and through numerous musical styles in a program that has something for everyone. Contemporary works include the serene and tranquil tone poem of Eric Whitacre's October and the fast and furious pace of Adam Gorb's Adrenaline City, inspired by both the stress and vibrancy of the twenty-first century city life. In contrast, the ensemble will take you back to the Late-Renaissance brass choir music of Giovanni Gabrielli and Late-Romantic wind music of Anton DvoYák's Serenade for Winds, punctuated with a lighter Percy Grainger piece, Molly on the Shore. Learn more about these composers and their works in the Michelle Smith Performing Arts Library through biographies, writings, recordings, and scores:

   Eric Whitacre - October

   Adam Gorb - Adrenaline City

   Selected works for brass choir by Giovanni Gabrieli

   Antonin Dvorak - Serenade for Winds

   Percy Grainger - Molly on the Shore

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