Across the Pond: UMD Wind Ensemble

Across the Pond

UMD Wind Ensemble
Thursday, December 7, 2023 • 8PM
Photo by David Andrews.
Special Announcement: 

The livestream of this event will only be available to view during the performance. The video will not be available for viewing after the concert.

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Estimated Length: 
75 minutes
Program Notes: 


UMD Wind Ensemble
Andrea Brown, music director
Craig Potter, guest conductor
Christine Higley, graduate conductor

Join the UMD Wind Ensemble for a performance that brings together English Folk and contemporary American music. Works by Percy Grainger and Ralph Vaughan Williams, with their signature lilt and jaunt, transport audience members across the pond, to the shores of Ireland and the moors of England. The program is rounded out by American composers Paul Dooley and Jennifer Higdon, whose pieces are inspired by the artistry of others.


Percy Grainger: Molly on the Shore
Paul Dooley: Meditation on Lagunitas
Ralph Vaughan Williams: Scherzo alla marcia
Jennifer Higdon: Aspire
Percy Grainger: Lincolnshire Posey


Under the direction of Andrea BrownUMWE performs works from the most respected repertoire written for wind band and chamber ensembles with a focus on highlighting composers from underrepresented populations.