UMD School of Music

UMD Symphony Orchestra & Maryland Opera Studio

The School of Music’s first course on improvisation, collaboration, and art-making culminates on stage with a conductorless performance that integrates music and movement.

The Maryland Opera Studio joins UMSO on the second half of the concert to perform highlights from their spring production of Rossini’s one-act opera, L’occasione fa il ladro (Opportunity makes a thief).

UMD Repertoire Orchestra: Fiesta!

UMD Repertoire Orchestra performs Rimsky-Korsakov's Capricicio Espagnol along with two of Mexico's most popular and frequently performed classical compositions for orchestra: José Pablo Moncayo's Huapango and Arturo Márquez's Danzon No. 2.

Also on the program: Laura Kaufman, the third-prize winner in the 2013 UMSO Concerto competition, joins the orchestra to perform the Liebermann Flute Concerto.

UMD Wind Ensemble: Fanfare, Fugue, Fiestas

UMD Wind Ensemble opens this concert with Frank Ticheli’s regal Pacific Fanfare, and an adaptation of J.S. Bach’s Fantasia and Fugue in C Minor.

In Leonard Bernstien’s “Profanation” from Symphony No. 1, disjointed fragments of liturgical melodies evolve into a riotous pagan ritual to dramatize the biblical story of Jeremiah, a prophet who was mocked for prophesizing the destruction of Jerusalem.

The final piece on the program, H. Owen Reed’s La Fiesta Mexicana, depicts a typical fiesta through adaptations of Mexican folk music.

Bach Cantata Series

The Bach Cantata Series is dedicated to exploring the more than 200 extant cantatas by the great master through informal performances by students and friends of the UMD Choral Activities.

Join us in The Clarice’s Grand Pavilion to experience this unique tradition!

District5 Wind Quintet

District5 is a wind quintet of dynamic personalities who embark on a mission of creative and virtuosic programming as the newly formed Graduate Fellowship Quintet at the University of Maryland.

With several collaborative events already in the works, District5 strives to bring excitement and passion to every performance.

Music in Mind: University of Maryland Brass Trio

”Brass Trios has some of the most elegant, suave, and dramatic chamber brass playing this reviewer has heard. Each of the three musicians has virtuosic technique, an incredibly resonant and clear sound, and a wide palette of tone colors.” — International Trumpet Guild

The University of Maryland Brass Trio performs an all-American program featuring chamber works from their critically acclaimed album on Albany Records, Brass Trios, and solos by Quincy Porter and Samuel Rosner.

Music in Motion: Army Field Band & Invoke Quartet

Members of the Army Field Band and artists from the UMD School of Music join forces for a dynamic concert that depicts movement through music: a military march, ballet suite, an original work based on 17th-century dances, a new arrangement of Bjork’s Overture to Dancer in the Dark and an original piece based on the exciting scenes at a circus.

Excelsa String Quartet: From My Life

Excelsa String Quartet makes their debut performance of the season with Anton Webern’s Langsamer Satz, Alfred Schnittke’s String Quartet No. 3 and Bedrich Smetana’s String Quartet No. 1 in E Minor “From My Life.”

TEMPO Fall Concert

Established and run by graduate students at the UMD School of Music, TEMPO premieres new music happening beyond the walls of the University of Maryland.

TEMPO Spring Concert

Established and run by graduate students at the UMD School of Music, TEMPO premieres new music happening beyond the walls of the University of Maryland.


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