The Awakening Hour: UMD Wind Orchestra

The Awakening Hour

UMD Wind Orchestra
Friday, October 4, 2019 . 8PM
Photo by Geoff Sheil.

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Led by Michael Votta, Jr., the UMD Wind Orchestra (UMWO) kicks off its season with Pulitzer Prize-winning American composer Joseph Schwantner’s The Awakening Hour, Herbert Haufrecht’s Symphony for Brass and Timpani, Michael Weinstein’s Serenade for 12 Instruments and Verne Reynolds’ Scenes Revisited.

UMWO is a leading voice among collegiate ensembles in premiering new works for winds. This season’s engaging performances will feature faculty soloists and world-premieres of new works and masterworks of the 20th and 21st centuries. UMWO has performed in side-by-side collaborations with major professional ensembles and has performed by invitation at international, national and regional conferences.


Joseph Schwantner: The Awakening Hour
Herbert Haufrecht: Symphony for Brass and Timpani
Michael Weinstein: Serenade for 12 Instruments
Verne Reynolds: Scenes Revisited