Category Music

Jessica Meyer, violist/composer

Jessica Meyer, violist and composer: Sounds of Being

Jessica Meyer, violist and composer: Sounds of Being
Thursday, September 3 | 8 pm
Earl and Darielle Linehan Concert Hall

Violist and composer Jessica Meyer presents her 50-minute solo show for viola and electronics, Sounds of Being, which asks the question, “How can certain sounds convey a specific emotional experience?” While using a loop-pedal to transform herself into an orchestra, she creates a surround-sound sensory experience where both music and storytelling take the audience on a journey filled with joy, anxiety, closeness, anger, bliss, torment, loneliness, and passion. (Click heading for full description.)


High Zero Festival: Eva Zöllner, accordion

High Zero Festival: Eva Zöllner, accordion
Friday, September 25 | 12 pm
Music Box, Performing Arts and Humanities Building

In collaboration with the High Zero Festival of Experimental and Improvised Music, UMBC’s Department of Music presents a workshop/clinic by Eva Zöllner, who studied classical accordion in Cologne and Copenhagen and is one of the most active accordionists of her generation. As internationally acclaimed soloist, she appears in projects ranging from experimental solo performances to concerts with renowned ensembles. An important part of her work is the close cooperation with composers of her generation, having premiered more than 100 new works for her instrument. (Click heading for complete description.)

David Smith

First Annual David W. Smith Gala

First Annual David W. Smith Gala
Saturday, September 26 | 5 pm
Earl and and Darielle Linehan Concert Hall

Join us for the first-ever gala fundraising event for the David W. Smith Scholarship for Vocal Arts. This fund seeks to honor the memory of David W. Smith, an extraordinary singer and a brilliant and dedicated UMBC professor, through its support of young singers pursuing degrees at UMBC. The event will be a concert featuring the amazing mezzo-soprano, Denyce Graves, as well as David’s beloved Camerata and UMBC alumni. A small reception will follow the concert. (Click heading for full description.)


The Bruk-Hoffmann Piano Duo

The Bruk-Hoffmann Piano Duo
Sunday, October 11 | 3 pm
Earl and Darielle Linehan Concert Hall

Featuring pianists Karina Bruk and Paul Hoffmann, the Bruk-Hoffmann Piano Duo will explore repertoire arranged for two pianos inspired by the star-crossed lovers, including music by Tchaikovsky, Bernstein and Prokofiev. The Duo has performed two-piano concerts since 2005 in the United States and abroad, and performs annually at the Mason Gross School of the Arts at Rutgers University. Their most recent international appearances have been at the World Piano Conferences in 2014, 2011 and 2009 in Novi Sad, Serbia; at the Mozarteum in Salzburg, Austria in 2012; and at the Händel Hause for the 2012 EuroArts Festival in Halle, Germany. (Click heading for full description.)


UMBC Jazz Ensemble

Sunday, October 18 | 3 pm
UMBC Jazz Ensemble
Earl and Darielle Linehan Concert Hall
Performing Arts and Humanities Building

The Department of Music presents the UMBC Jazz Ensemble under the direction of Matthew Belzer. (Click heading for full description.)

Patricia Green

Livewire 5: Poetry of Song, Music of Words

Livewire 5: Poetry of Song, Music of Words
Thursday – Saturday, October 22 – 24
Earl and Darielle Linehan Concert Hall

The fifth annual Livewire new music festival, Poetry of Song, Music of Words, will feature mezzo-soprano Patricia Green (pictured) and other noted artists in three days of concerts, workshops, lectures and other events. (Click heading for the full Livewire festival schedule.)


Livewire 5: Ruckus: Beyond Pierrot

Livewire 5: Ruckus: Beyond Pierrot
Thursday, October 22 | 8 pm
Earl and Darielle Linehan Concert Hall

The Ruckus Ensemble, in residence at UMBC and featuring Lisa Cella, flute; E. Michael Richards, clarinet; Airi Yoshioka and Christian Tremblay, violin; Gita Ladd, cello; Audrey Andrist, piano; Tom Goldstein, percussion; and Jason Love, conductor, will be joined by mezzo-soprano Patricia Green for performances of works spanning the past 100 years, including Arnold Schoenberg’s Pierrot Lunaire, Op. 21 (1912); Laura Schwendinger’s Lady Lazarus (2005); Luciano Berio’s O King (1967); and Anna Rubin’s Moonblade (world premiere). (Click heading for full description.)


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