is a two-part program will feature the world premiere of a new work by violinist and composer Daniel Bernard Roumain (DBR), performed by UMWO.
In the piece, DBR draws inspiration from the Jewish Haggadah to explore the meaning of faith, persecution and personal choice. The composer’s Haitian heritage and his mixed-faith family provide a conceptual foundation for a deeply personal approach to traditional belief. The Order of An Empty Place was commissioned by the Clarice Smith Center.
In addition, UMSO will perform Debussy Prelude to the Afternoon of a Faune and two movements from Mahler Second Symphony. Learn more about the pieces and themes presented in the program in the University of Maryland Libraries through recordings, films, books, and scores: