Debussy's La Mer: UMD Symphony Orchestra • IN-PERSON

Debussy's La Mer • IN-PERSON

UMD Symphony Orchestra
Saturday, May 4, 2024 • 8PM
Photo by David Andrews.

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David Neely, music director

Experience the ebb and flow of the ocean in this timeless work by Claude Debussy. A master of musical impressionism, Debussy seamlessly paints an instrumental picture of the sea, exploring its tumultuous and fluid nature. With innovative harmonies, poignant melodies and shimmering orchestration, La Mer revolutionized the musical landscape of its time, forever cementing Debussy's status as a visionary composer.

From the serenity of still waters to the insurmountable power of crashing waves amidst a storm, this piece invites you to dive deep into the heart of the ocean's mysteries. Let the sounds of this aquatic composition wash over you and be swept away by Debussy’s La Mer!


Debussy: La Mer

And more!


Through its committed and polished performances under the baton of David NeelyUMSO is dedicated to the power of musical communication. In its repertoire, the orchestra explores the intersection between traditional symphonic masterworks and marginalized works from various eras, with many programs featuring composers of diverse backgrounds.