UMD Wind Orchestra: What Is Art?

​UMD Wind Orchestra

What Is Art?
Sunday, October 13, 2013 . 4PM
UMD Wind Orchestra
Photo by Stan Barouh
Principal People: 

Music Director Michael Votta

Event Attributes

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Estimated Length: 
2 hours including intermission
Program Notes: 

The UMD Wind Orchestra opens its season with a program that includes Stanislaw Skrowaczyewski’s Music for Winds, as well as works by Webern, Lampe and Ruggles that exemplify the high-art ideals and modernist style embodied in Skrowaczyewski’s work.

Music for Winds is a symphony without strings. The composer says, “The listener may find the character or tone of the piece to be sad, mysterious or even tragic. This could be my own reaction to the state of our world, in which great art is slowly disappearing and being replaced by superficial ‘semi-culture.’”

The program will also include Webern’s Concerto, op. 24, Lampe’s Serenade, Alec Wilder's Kindergarten Flower Pageant and Ruggles’ Angels.

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:

Stanislaw Skrowaczyewski’s Music for Winds

Anton Weborn Concerto, op. 24

Alec Wilder - Kindergarten Flower Pageant

Carl Ruggles - Angels