The Department of Music presents the UMBC Wind Ensemble, directed by Brian Kaufman, a large chamber group of approximately 40 musicians that performs great wind repertoire from octets to larger masterworks. Past years have included performances with internationally celebrated guest artists including Glee pianist and music director Brad Ellis, Canadian Brass veteran Joe Burgstaller, international tuba artist Øystein Baadsvik, Marine Band co-principal oboe Trevor Mowry, and UMBC Professor of Violin Airi Yoshioka. The ensemble seeks to regularly perform music by living composers; recent highlights include world premieres by Brad Ellis, UMBC composition faculty Anna Rubin, and UMBC student composer Sam Winnie.
Admission is free.
Directions and parking information
UMBC is located about 10 minutes south of the Inner Harbor along I-95. For this event, free visitor parking is available in Lot 8, directly adjacent to the Performing Arts and Humanities Building, where Linehan Concert Hall is located — please see here for additional information.