Mozart’s “Gran Partita”: UMD Wind Orchestra • LIVESTREAM

Mozart’s “Gran Partita” • LIVESTREAM

UMD Wind Orchestra
Saturday, May 6, 2023 . 8PM
Photo by David Andrews.
Principal People: 

Michael Votta, Jr., music director

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Program Notes: 

The UMD Wind Orchestra concludes its season with Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s beloved “Gran Partita” and works by Karel Husa and J.S. Bach. Mozart’s tenth Serenade, the “Gran Partita” roughly translates to “big wind symphony.” Filled with melodic ornamentation, Mozart wrote this light-hearted piece for entertainment at social gatherings and dinner parties. While this informal practice has caused many serenades from that time period to be lost, luckily many of Mozart’s survived and his “Gran Partita” has become widely recognized as one of the most notable works for wind band. Shrouded in mystery and composed over 200 years ago, this serenade leaves quite a bit up to musical interpretation, which leads to the masterwork’s elusive and ever-evolving nature.


Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Serenade No. 10 in B-flat Major, "Gran Partita"


Karel Husa: Les Couleurs Fauves
Johann Sebastian Bach, arr. Donald Hunsberger: Prelude and Fugue in E-flat Major

About the UMD Wind Orchestra (UMWO)
Led by Michael Votta, Jr., UMWO is a leader 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.