Opera at the Symphony: UMD Repertoire Orchestra
Join the UMD Repertoire Orchestra (UMRO) for some of the greatest hits of the operatic stage, played by symphonic orchestra! The concert will open with the grand, majestic Overture to The Magic Flute, followed by the delightfully fun Czech folk dances from The Bartered Bride. You're sure to recognize the tuneful classics "Habanera" and "Toreador" from Carmen, and perhaps even the seductive "Seguidilla" or the brilliant "Bohemian Dance" that closes the concert!
Led by Music Director Jesse Leong and Assistant Conductor Yu Wang of the graduate conducting studio, UMRO is a unique orchestra of musicians from across the campus that performs four full concerts each season. UMRO is open to music majors, non-music majors, UMD faculty and staff and members of the UMD community. Repertoire varies based on instrumentation and consists of works for both chamber and full orchestra.
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Overture to The Magic Flute
Bedřich Smetana: Three Dances from The Bartered Bride
Georges Bizet: Carmen Suites No. 1 and 2