Clarice Assad: UMD Wind Orchestra • IN-PERSON

Clarice Assad • IN-PERSON

UMD Wind Orchestra
Saturday, February 24, 2024 • 8PM

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Michael Votta, Jr., music director
Clarice Assad, vocalist and guest composer
James Stern, violin

Join us for a special UMD Wind Orchestra performance featuring the talented Clarice Assad. This program will highlight works written by Assad, including a piece arranged by UMWO’s very own Michael Votta, Jr.! Assad will also perform with UMWO as a vocalist in a work that highlights the current desperate plight of the Amazon region in her native Brazil.

A powerful communicator renowned for her musical scope and versatility, Brazilian-American Clarice Assad is a significant artistic voice in the classical, world music, pop and jazz genres. The Grammy Award–nominated composer, celebrated pianist, inventive vocalist and educator is acclaimed for her evocative colors, rich textures and diverse stylistic range. With her talent sought after by artists and organizations worldwide, the polyglot musician continues to attract new audiences both onstage and off.


Bach, arr. Berio: Contrapunctus XIX from The Art of the Fugue
Lennon-McCartney, arr. Berio:  Three Songs 
(Yesterday, Michelle, She’s Got a Ticket to Ride)
Assad, arr. Votta: Suite for Lower Strings (based on themes of J.S. Bach)
Assad: Amazonia Sem Lei
Villa-Lobos: Fantasia em três movimentos (em forma de chôros)
Ginastera: Danza Final (Malambo) from “Estancia”


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.