UMD Wind Orchestra and UMD Wind Ensemble: Exotic Birds
UMD Wind Orchestra
UMD Wind Ensemble
Piano Rita Sloan
Guest Conductors Craig Potter and Anthony Rivera
Conductor Michael Votta
Unfortunately, UMWO will not perform Exotic Birds, as Rita Sloan is no longer able to play on this concert.
Olivier Messiaen once called birds "the greatest musicians on the planet," and began transcribing their sounds at a young age.
In his "almost piano concerto" Exotic Birds, Olivier Messiaen integrates the calls of 47 different birds from India, China, Malaysia and the Americas.
- Strauss: Sonatine No. 1
- Messiaen: Exotic Birds
- Schuman: George Washington Bridge
- Dahl: Sinfonietta
- Grainger: Children's March
- Sousa: The Black Horse Troop