Symphonic Faiths: Featuring Reena Esmail's Vishwas and Stravinsky's Symphony of Psalms: UMD Symphony Orchestra and UMD Concert Choir - IN PERSON

Symphonic Faiths: Featuring Reena Esmail's Vishwas and Stravinsky's Symphony of Psalms - IN PERSON

UMD Symphony Orchestra and UMD Concert Choir
Friday, November 12, 2021 . 8PM
Photo by David Andrews
Principal People: 

David Neely, conductor
Jesse Leong and Yu Wang, graduate conductors

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The UMD Symphony Orchestra joins forces with the UMD Concert Choir to present Igor Stravinsky’s intensely passionate Symphony of Psalms. This choral-symphony in three movements takes its name from the final psalm from the Book of Psalms, 150.

This theme of faith will carry through the entire concert. Felix Mendelssohn’s Symphony No. 5, known as “Reformation” refers to the Protestant Reformation in 16-century Germany, while the title of Reena Esmail’s Vishwas translates from Hindi to mean “fervent belief” or “faith.”

Program:
Reena Esmail: "Testament" from Vishwas for Orchestra 
Igor Stravinsky: Symphony of Psalms
Felix Mendelssohn: Symphony No. 5, “Reformation”

About the UMD Symphony Orchestra (UMSO):
Through its committed and polished performances under the baton of David Neely, UMSO is dedicated to the power of musical communication. In its repertoire, the orchestra explores the intersection between traditional symphonic masterworks and marginalized works from various eras, with many programs featuring composers of diverse backgrounds.

About UMD Choral Activities:
Led by Edward Maclary, the choral ensembles have achieved international renown and offer a wide array of experiences with music encompassing all styles and eras. In addition to this season’s on campus performances, the UMD Concert Choir participates in annual collaborations with both the National Symphony Orchestra and the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra.

Health & Safety:
There may be COVID 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.