UMD Symphony Orchestra & Wind Orchestra: Symphonic Scenes

UMD Symphony Orchestra
UMD Wind Orchestra

Symphonic Scenes
Saturday, March 28, 2015 . 8PM
UMD Symphony Orchestra
UMD Symphony Orchestra
Principal People: 

UMD Symphony Orchestra Music Director James Ross

UMD Wind Orchestra Music Director Michael Votta

Graduate Conductors Bonnie Alger and Enrico Lopez-Yanez

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Program Notes: 

UMD Symphony Orchestra and UMD Wind Orchestra combine for a concert of scene-setting works.

Beethoven's turbulent overture sets the stage the tragedy of Goethe's play, Egmont, in which the protagonist dies in a fight to liberate his country. Using elements of improvisation, jazz, walls of sound and kaleidoscopic instrumentation, Reynolds creates intriguing musical landscapes in Scenes Revisited.

Through the interplay of the euphoric love theme and furious battle music, Tchaikovsky illustrates the drama of youthful love destroyed by family conflict in Romeo and Juliet. Cockaigne - London Town, which Elgar described as "cheerful and Londony..stout and stocky," paints a romanticized portrait of Edwardian London.


  • Ludwig Van Beethoven: Egmont Overture
  • Verne Reynolds: Scenes Revisited
  • Edward Elgar: Cockaigne Overture, In London Town
  • Pytor Ilyich Tchaikovsky: Romeo and Juliet Fantasy Overture