Rivers of Air: UMD Wind Ensemble

Rivers of Air: UMD Wind Ensemble

Thursday, May 4, 2023 . 8PM
Photo by David Andrews.
Principal People: 
Andrea Brown, director
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: 
2 hours
Program Notes: 

Join us in person at The Clarice or watch the livestream from the comfort of your home.

Join the UMD Wind Ensemble on a journey through space and time in their May concert. Hike through the misty mountains of Mt. Rainier National Park in Jake Runestad's Rivers of Air, explore an alternative history with famous figures alive during the Victorian era in Erika Svanoe's Steampunk Suite and venture among the stars with Donald Hunsberger's arrangement of the legendary Main Theme from Star Wars.  Also featuring works by Eric Whitacre, Roger Zare and Robert Linn, this program promises to be an exciting close to UMWE's season.


Eric Whitacre: Equus
Roger Zare: Mare Tranquillitatis
Jake Runestad: Rivers of Air
Robert Linn: Partita
Erika Svanoe: Steampunk Suite
John Williams, arr. Donald Hunsberger: Main Theme from Star Wars Trilogy

About the UMD Wind Ensemble (UMWE)

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

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