Phenomenal Women: UMD Symphony Orchestra

Phenomenal Women

UMD Symphony Orchestra
Friday, February 28, 2020 . 8PM
Photo by Geoff Sheil

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First premiered in 2018 at Carnegie Hall, Phenomenal Women is a brand new concerto by Valerie Coleman, flutist and founding member of Imani Winds. Inspired by Maya Angelou’s poem of a similar name, Coleman’s composition celebrates women's efforts to overcome adversity. Telling the stories of powerful women including Angelou, tennis athlete Serena Williams and former First Lady Michelle Obama, this performance will inspire and uplift the spirit. The program will also include Brahms' Symphony No. 4.

Under the baton of new Music Director David Neely, the UMD Symphony Orchestra (UMSO) showcases the orchestral program with uncompromising attention to musical excellence. Pushing the boundaries of the orchestral experience, UMSO presents innovative and electrifying performances of orchestral repertoire both modern and classic.


Valerie Coleman: Phenomenal Women

Johannes Brahms: Symphony No. 4 in E minor, Op. 98