UMD Symphony Orchestra: Schumann's Cello Concerto

UMD Symphony Orchestra

Schumann’s Cello Concerto
Friday, October 11, 2013 . 8PM
UMD Symphony Orchestra
Photo by Alison Harbaugh
Principal People: 

Music Director James Ross

Cello Evelyn Elsing

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Estimated Length: 
1 hour and 35 minutes including intermission
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The UMD Symphony Orchestra’s opening concert of the season features faculty artist Evelyn Elsing performing Schumann’s Cello Concerto.

This piece has been a long and enthusiastically awaited collaboration for Elsing and James Ross who are friends and colleagues. Ross says, “I can imagine no richer way to celebrate Evy’s decades of fabulous teaching and musicianship at Maryland than with this introspective masterpiece! ” The beloved Ms. Elsing will be retiring from the School of Music faculty in 2014.

The program is rounded out with Berlioz’s Corsair Overture, op. 21, Wagner’s “Prelude and Love Death” from Tristan and Isolde and Esa-Pekka Salonen’s orchestral tour-de-force Foreign Bodies from 2001.

Evelyn Elsing has been a member of the faculty at the University of Maryland since 1974 and is the first recipient of the Barbara K. Steppel Memorial Faculty Fellowship in Cello in the School of Music.

Resources at the the Michelle Smith Performing Arts Library

Our neighbors at the Michelle Smith Performing Arts Library have compiled a list of available resources relevant to this performance:

UMD Symphony Orchestra: Schumann's Cello Concerto

Robert Schumann - Cello Concerto, Op. 129

Hector Berlioz - Corsair Overture, Op. 21

Richard Wagner - excerpts from Tristan and Isolde

Esa-Pekka Salonen - Foreign Bodies