Today: Michelle Smith Performing Arts 09:00AM - 10:00PM

University of Maryland Wind Orchestra: "...of a rare and special type..."

Sunday, May 5, 2013
5:00 pm
Dekelboum Concert Hall

Music Director Michael Votta, Jr.
Assistant Conductor William Lake, Jr.
Guest Artists Carl Albach and Julie Landsman

UMD Wind Orchestra in performanceTwo sound worlds collide in a program entitled "...of a rare and special type..." The University of Maryland Wind Orchestra, led by music director Michael Votta and assistant conductor William Lake, is joined by the UMD School of Music Artists-in-Residence the Orpheus Chamber Orchestra to perform W.A. Mozart’s Serenade in B-flat (“Gran Partita”), K. 361 and Edgar Varese’s Octandre, Intégrales, and Density 21.5.

During Orpheus’s 2011-2012 residency in the UMD School of Music, Orpheus members engaged in coaching sessions, rehearsals and masterclasses, providing students the opportunity to experience the Orpheus conductor-less ensemble performance process. In this concert, members of this world-renowned chamber orchestra will join the UMD student performers in bringing these very different works before the audience.

Learn more about Mozart, Varese, and the Orpheus Chamber Orchestra in the Michelle Smith Performing Arts Library:

The Program

W.A. Mozart - Serenade in B-flat (“Gran Partita”), K. 361

  • Recordings
  • Scores
  • Books - learn more about Mozart's life and works through biographies, critical commentary, and analysis. 

Edgar Varese
Density 21.5



Orpheus Chamber Orchestra

  • Recordings by the Orpheus Chamber Orchestra, held in the collections of the Michelle Smith Performing Arts Library
  • Books - Read more about this conductor-less orchestra and their rise to popularity.