Today: Michelle Smith Performing Arts 09:00AM - 05:00PM

University of Maryland Symphony Orchestra: Music in Mind - Prokofiev and Mahler 5


For the performance of a program entitled Prokofiev and Mahler 5, the UMD Symphony Orchestra welcomes 2013 Concerto Competition winner Christopher Wong to perform Prokofiev's brilliant Piano Concerto No. 3.

With agitated and mournful fanfares in the Trauermarsch and yearning melodies in the Adagietto for harp and strings, Mahler’s Fifth Symphony expresses an astounding breadth and intensity of emotion, and is a favorite among audiences.

Learn more about Prokofiev, Mahler, and their enduring masterpieces in the Michelle Smith Performing Arts Library:

Sergei Prokofiev - Piano Concerto No. 3

Gustav Mahler - Symphony No. 5

Don't miss this selection of recordings featuring conductor and music director of the UMDSO, Jim Ross!

Highlights of the above lists include:

New Sounds, New Century: Mahler’s Fifth Symphony and the Royal Concertgebouw — Donald Mitchell, editor
  Michelle Smith Performing Arts Library — Folio
Call Number:  ML410.M23 N49 1997
*A compact disc, held in the Paged Collections Room under the same call number, accompanies this text; please ask at the circulation desk.

1998 saw a novel approach to the release of an orchestral recording, one often employed by pop artists with a new album: Amsterdam’s Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra and their conductor Riccardo Chailly embarked on an eight-city U.S. tour to support the Decca/London label release of the Concertgebouw’s recording of Gustav Mahler’s fifth symphony. This accompanying text, edited by renowned scholar Donald Mitchell and published to coincide with the tour, explores the Concertgebouw’s great tradition of performing this symphony and other works by Mahler. Information about the manuscripts of the fifth, its reception after performances conducted by the composer, and the history of Chailly’s Mahler performances are only some of the topics included to provide context for this monumental work. With illustrations, photographs, and an accompanying recording, this text is a must-read for any Mahler fan.

Prokofiev Plays Prokofiev — Sergey Prokofiev, piano, London Symphony Orchestra, Piero Coppola, conductor
Michelle Smith Performing Arts Library — IPAM
Call Number:  MPEARL GEMM CD9470 
Pianists and music enthusiasts alike will be interested in the wide array of recordings available in the collections of the International Piano Archives at Maryland (IPAM). Founded in 1965 and held at the University of Maryland since 1977, IPAM holds an estimated 96% of all commercial piano recordings ever issued, thousands of books, scores, reel-to-reel and cassette tapes of live concerts, and major archival collections of individual pianists and scholars. This recording, held at MSPAL and available to be played for any visitor to IPAM, features Prokofiev performing selections from his piano oeuvre. The London Symphony Orchestra and conductor Piero Coppola accompany the composer on several works, including Piano Concerto No. 3, Classical Symphony, Suggestion diabolique, and more. For more information on IPAM and its holdings, please visit