Category Music

Amadi Azikiwe

Amadi Azikiwe, violin, and Mikael Darmanie, piano

Music
Thursday, February 5 | 8:00 p.m.
Amadi Azikiwe, violin, and Mikael Darmanie, piano
Concert Hall, Performing Arts & Humanities Building

UMBC Department of Music violinist Amadi Azikiwe in concert with pianist Mikael Darmanie. The program will feature works by Dvorak, Beethoven, Bright Sheng, David Baker, and Pablo de Sarasate. (Click on heading for full description.)

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JoyAnne Amani & Friends

Music
Sunday, February 15 | 3:00 p.m.
JoyAnne Amani & Friends
Concert Hall, Performing Arts & Humanities Building

Collaborative artist, pianist, music director and teacher JoyAnne Amani presents, in collaboration with colleagues, a program entitled Mozart, Margaret, Moses and Me. (Click on heading for full description.)

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Brahms Triple Play

Music
Sunday, February 22 | 3:00 p.m.
Brahms Triple Play: an afternoon of works by Johannes Brahms, performed by UMBC faculty
Concert Hall (Performing Arts & Humanities Building)

UMBC Department of Music faculty members Audrey Andrist, pianist, Gita Ladd, cellist and Airi Yoshioka, violinist are joined by Katherine Murdock, violist, for a thrilling evening of chamber music by the great Romantic composer Johannes Brahms. (Click on heading for full description.)

Ben Allison

Ben Allison, jazz bass, with the UMBC Jazz Ensemble

Music
Friday, March 13 | 7:30 p.m.
Ben Allison, jazz bass, with the UMBC Jazz Ensemble
Concert Hall, Performing Arts and Humanities Building

As part of the Department of Music’s Jazz Festival, award-winning bassist and composer Ben Allison performs a concert of his music with the UMBC Jazz Ensemble under the direction of Matt Belzer. Ben Allison is one of a few band leaders working in jazz today who has developed his own instantly identifiable sound. Known for his inspired arrangements, inventive grooves and hummable melodies, he draws from the jazz tradition and a range of influences from rock and folk to 20th century classical and world music traditions, seamlessly blending them into a cinematic, cohesive whole. (Click on heading for full description.)

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UMBC Jazz Faculty Ensemble

Music
Friday, March 27 | 7:30 p.m.
UMBC Jazz Faculty Ensemble
Concert Hall, Performing Arts and Humanities Building

As part of the Department of Music’s Jazz Festival, the UMBC Jazz Faculty Ensemble will perform an eclectic concert of creative, improvised music. Members include trumpeter Tom Williams, vibist Mike Noonan, guitarist Tom Lagana, pianist Harry Appelman, bassist Tom Baldwin, drummer Scott Tiemann, and saxophonist Matt Belzer. (Click on heading for full description.)

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Maryland All State Jazz Band

Music
Saturday, March 28 | 4:00 p.m.
Maryland All State Jazz Band
Concert Hall, Performing Arts and Humanities Building

As part of the Department of Music’s Jazz Festival, the Maryland All State Jazz Band presents some of the best high school students from around the state, who will perform big band jazz. (Click on heading for full description.)

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String Octets!

Music
Thursday, April 2 | 8:00 p.m.
String Octets!
Concert Hall, Performing Arts and Humanities Building

UMBC string faculty and guest join forces with students to perform the titanic Octet in E-flat Major, Pp. 20 by Felix Mendelssohn, and more rarely heard Octet, Op. posth. by Max Bruch. Featured performers will include UMBC string faculty Christian Tremblay and Airi Yoshioka, violin; Amadi Azikiwe, viola; Gita Ladd, cello; Laura Ruas, double-bass; and student performers Ariel Byrd and Erika Koscho, violin; and Michael Bradshaw, cello. (Click on heading for full description.)

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