UMD School of Music

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.

Maryland Opera Studio: Crime and Punishment

Crime and punishment appears in many forms in each of these one-act operas, all masterfully performed by the nationally-renown Maryland Opera Studio.

Gioachino Rossini: L’occasione fa il ladro (Opportunity makes a theif)

When two suitcases are switched at an inn, one of the travelers decides to assume the identity of the man whose suitcase he’s received – and steal his fiancée!

UMD Wind Ensemble: Bernstein and Copland

Bernstein’s effervescent Overture to Candide jumpstarts this concert of American classics. Copland’s El Salon Mexico depicts a popular dance hall in Mexico City through the driving rhythms and tuneful melodies influenced by Mexican folksongs.

The UMD Wind Ensemble ends their program with Bernstein’s beloved Symphonic Dances from West Side Story.

UMD Wind Orchestra: Rememberings

The UMD Wind Orchestra opens its program with Arthur Meuelsman’s brilliant Symphony No. 4, a piece that went unrecognized until the Royal Symphonic Band of Belgian Guides recorded it 31 years after its premiere in 1939.

The second half of the program features Three Comments on War, in which composer Jan Meyerowitz sets ancient battle music and folks songs into contemporary forms that powerfully convey the heroism and tragedy of war.

Common Tone: The National Orchestral Institute and Festival

Mingle with some of the nation's finest young musicians at a casual concert featuring chamber ensembles from the National Orchestral Institute and Festival. Highlights of this multi-genre program include Irving Fine's Partita for wind quintet, Prokofiev's String Quartet No. 2, Jimi Hendrix’s Purple Haze for string quartet!

UMD Gamelan Saraswati & UMD Japenese Koto Ensemble

The quiet beauty, simplicity and harmonizing effect of Japanese nature are revealed in the music of the UMD Koto Ensemble.

Then the complex interlocking rhythms of Balinese music on percussive instruments, the myriad expressions and the delicate motions of Balinese dance unite in the UMD Gamelan Saraswati.

UMD Percussion Ensemble

Usually positioned at the back of the orchestra, the percussion section moves center stage to reveal the colorful, melodic potential of their instruments in this striking concert of contemporary music.

Annual Pops Concert

For 39 years and running, the Annual Pops Concert has been a big hit with audiences. We guarantee you will walk out humming more than one tune from this lighter fare of great classic music.

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