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University of Maryland Wind Ensemble: Characters

Friday, October 17, 2014
Dekelboum Concert Hall

UMDWE in performanceThe UMD Wind Ensemble portrays an eclectic cast of characters in its season opening concert.

Christopher Stark’s Augenblick uses technologies that record the ensemble in real time and then immediately play the recordings both forwards and backwards, shifting the listener between two different worlds of sound. Malcom Arnold’s Scottish Dances depicts Scottish landscapes through exuberant dances; Percy Grainger’s Colonial Song creates a sentimental image of his native Australia; and William Schuman’s New England Triptych captures the ruggedness and patriotism associated with America’s Revolutionary period. Visit the Michelle Smith Performing Arts Library to learn more about the pieces, composers, and themes featured on this program:

Christopher Stark - Augenblick

Malcom Arnold - Scottish Dances

Percy Grainger - Colonial Song

William Schuman - New England Triptych