Category Music

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UMBC Jazz Faculty Ensemble

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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, Op. 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 and Nana Gaskins Vaughn, 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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Brass Bash

Music
Thursday, April 9 | 8:00 p.m.
Brass Bash
Concert Hall, Performing Arts and Humanities Building

UMBC brass faculty and students come together for an epic night of brass in the second ever UMBC Brass Bash. The evening will include brass chamber music, full brass and percussion ensemble, and performances by special guest Øystein Baadsvik, the only tuba player in the world that works exclusively as a soloist. The UMBC Faculty Brass Quintet features Wayne Cameron (trumpet), Justin Drew (horn), Patrick Crossland (trombone), and Brian Kaufman (tuba). (Click on heading for full description.)

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Debussy and Beyond: Contemporary Chamber Music

Music
Thursday, April 16 | 8:00 p.m.
Debussy and Beyond: Contemporary Chamber Music
Lisa Cella, flute, Mark Menzies, violin and viola, and Jaqueline Pollauf, harp
Concert Hall, Performing Arts & Humanities Building

UMBC’s Lisa Cella (flute) and Jaqueline Pollauf (harp) are joined by Mark Menzies (violin and viola) in a program featuring three major works by Debussy, Takemitsu and Gubaidulina. (Click on heading for full description.)

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UMBC New Music Ensemble

Music
Wednesday, April 29 | 8:00 p.m.
UMBC New Music Ensemble
Music Box, Performing Arts and Humanities Building

UMBC’s Department of Music presents the UMBC New Music Ensemble under the direction of Patrick Crossland. The New Music Ensemble explores and performs Western chamber music of the twentieth and twenty-first centuries. (Click on heading for full description.)

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UMBC Chamber Players

Music
Thursday, April 30 | 8:00 p.m.
UMBC Chamber Players
Concert Hall, Performing Arts and Humanities Building

The Department of Music presents the UMBC Chamber Players under the direction of Airi Yoshioka. The Chamber Players investigate the instrumental chamber works of Western Art Music, ranging from the Baroque, Classical, Romantic to contemporary repertoire. (Click on heading for full description.)

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