Stravinsky, Turner & Copland: UMD Wind Orchestra • IN-PERSON
ABOUT THE EVENT
Michael Votta Jr., music director
Glen Adsit, guest conductor
Christine Higley, graduate student conductor
The University of Maryland Wind Orchestra’s second concert of 2023-24 brings together talented conductors for an exciting evening of old and new wind music. Featuring guest and student conductors, this program will celebrate the centennial year of Igor Stravinsky’s neo-Classical Octet and presents Aaron Copland’s only original work for wind band, Emblems. Jess Turner’s If I Am to Leave, composed in 2020 as a memorial to a beloved band director, highlights the new works also showcased on this program.
Turner: If I Am to Leave
ABOUT THE UMD WIND ORCHESTRA
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.