UMD Symphony Orchestra: From Sound to Screen

UMD Symphony Orchestra: From Sound to Screen

Friday, May 5, 2017. 8PM
UMD Symphony Orchestra
Principal People: 

Baritone Dominic Cossa

Conductor James Ross

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One intermission

In its final performance of the season, UMSO features the music of 20th-century Eastern European composers. In Béla Bartók’s Music for Strings, Percussion and Celeste, the ensemble divides antiphonally on stage and features an excerpt from the composer’s “Night Music,” which can be heard in the movie Being John Malkovich. The winning composition of the biennial WALSUM Competition for Composition at the UMD School of Music: Henry Ross Wixon's In Leviathan's Wake, will be premiered. UMSO gives the world premiere of a film by Doug Fitch to accompany Kodály’s Háry János Suite. Sergei Prokofiev’s Lieutenant Kijé Suite, the composer’s first foray into film music, is also showcased. 

PROGRAM: Béla Bartók: Music for Strings, Percussion and Celeste; Henry Ross WixonIn Leviathan's Wake; Zoltán Kodály: Háry János Suite, Sergei Prokofiev: Lieutenant Kijé Suite