Point/Counterpoint: UMD Wind Orchestra • IN-PERSON

Point/Counterpoint • IN-PERSON

UMD Wind Orchestra
Saturday, February 26, 2022 . 8PM
Photo by David Andrews.
Principal People: 

Robert Austin Boudreau and Jason Fettig M.M. ’05, guest conductors
Michael Votta, Jr., and Andrea Brown, faculty conductors

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Estimated Length: 
This performance will last approximately 2 hours.

The culmination of the UMD School of Music’s annual Wind Conducting Workshop, this concert will feature the return of two special guests: orchestral conducting alumnus Jason Fettig M.M. ’05 and Robert Austin Boudreau, acclaimed music director of the American Wind Symphony Orchestra (AWSO). Boudreau served as interim band director prior to the appointment of Michael Votta, Jr. UMD School of Music Director Gregory Miller and Votta are both alumni of AWSO.

AWSO is a unique ensemble that travels to various cities within the U.S. and aboard a barge named Point Counterpoint II, which travels to a suitable river bed in a town and performs a concert from its floating stage. It also houses an art gallery below deck. In addition to leading this ensemble, Boudreau has commissioned over 400 new works for wind orchestra by diverse composers stationed all over the globe. Two pieces from his collection—Lubos Fiser’s Report and Jacques Castérède’s Divertissement d'été (Summer Pastimes)—will be featured on this concert, joining the many works that the UMD Wind Orchestra (UMWO) has performed over the years from Boudreau’s commissions. Richard Wagner’s Trauermusik (Funeral Music), Percy Grianger’s Lincolnshire Posy and Richard Strauss’ Suite, Op. 4 will also be featured on the program.

Lubos Fiser: Report 
Richard Wagner: Trauermusik (Funeral Music)
Percy Grainger: Lincolnshire Posy 
Richard Strauss: Suite, Op. 4
Jacques Castérède: Divertissement d'été (Summer Pastimes)

About UMWO:
Led by Michael Votta, Jr., 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.

Health & Safety for In-Person Attendance:

There may be COVID-19 safety policies, such as mask requirements, in place when you attend this event. Please see our health and safety page for the most up-to-date information about attendance.