UMD Wind Orchestra: Exotic Birds

UMD Wind Orchestra: Exotic Birds

Friday, April 7, 2017 . 8PM
UMD Wind Orchestra

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2 hours with an intermission

The many facets of the School of Music are on display in this eclectic concert. Faculty member Rita Sloan joins UMWO for a performance of Messiaen’s showpiece Oiseaux Exotiques—a dazzling mixture of songs taken from birds throughout the world. The ensemble also showcases the talents of graduate composer Henry Wixon, giving the world premiere of his Double Quintet, and graduate conducting students take the helm to perform standard wind ensemble works as well.


  • Beethoven: Octet
  • Messiaen: Oiseaux Exotiques
  • Wixon: Double Quintet
  • Kurka: Suite from The Good Soldier Schweik