Music

New Bartók Quartet

September 18, 2019
Earl and Darielle Linehan Concert Hall

The Wine Dark Sea: The New Bartók String Quartet dives into the rich, ambiguous colors of Mozart’s uncharacteristically brooding D minor quartet, and Bartók’s final testament in that medium. The New Bartók Quartet (Wanchi and Airi Yoshioka, violins; James Stern, viola; and Eric Kutz, cello) is comprised of outstanding string faculty from the region, namely UMBC, the University of Maryland, College Park, and James Madison University. 

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Leona Mitchell

Leona Mitchell, soprano

September 28, 2019
Earl and Darielle Linehan Concert Hall

Grammy Award winning soprano Leona Mitchell is one of America’s most beloved and celebrated sopranos, having spent 18 seasons as a leading spinto soprano at the Metropolitan Opera in New York. Proceeds from the David W. Smith Gala will support an annual scholarship for a young vocalist pursuing education at UMBC.

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Aisslinn Nosky

Violinist Aisslinn Nosky with the UMBC Collegium

October 17, 2019
Earl and Darielle Linehan Concert Hall

Hailed as “a fearsomely powerful musician” by The Toronto Star, Canadian-born violinist Aisslinn Nosky is one of the most versatile and dynamic violinists today. She joins UMBC’s Collegium for performances of works by Vivaldi and Telemann.

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UMBC Jazz Ensemble

October 20, 2019
Earl and Darielle Linehan Concert Hall

The Department of Music presents the UMBC Jazz Ensemble under the direction of Matthew Belzer.

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Ruckus

October 24, 2019
Earl and Darielle Linehan Concert Hall

The Ruckus new music ensemble opens UMBC’s annual new music festival — Livewire 10: Rewind / Fast Forward — with a program of music featuring works by Tristan Murail, Rune Glerup, Mischa Salkind-Pearl, Olivier Messiaen, Katharina Rosenberger, and Ben Johnston.

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Livewire Student Composers and Performers

October 25, 2019
Earl and Darielle Linehan Concert Hall

The next generation of emerging talent is showcased in this concert, featuring premieres and works in progress by UMBC student composers, performed by their colleagues.

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Third Practice

October 25, 2019
Earl and Darielle Linehan Concert Hall

The vocal ensemble Third Practice presents the North American premiere of Salvatore Sciarrino’s rarely performed 12 Madrigali — 17th-century haiku by the poet Basho that are turned inside out and upside down in the ‘“unreliable mirror” of Sciarrino’s otherworldly music.

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Pendulum Clocks

October 26, 2019
Earl and Darielle Linehan Concert Hall

Soprano Susan Botti and clarinetist Gleb Kanasevich present the premiere of Rahilia Hasanova’s chamber opera for two performers, Pendulum Clocks (2014).

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Inscape Chamber Orchestra

October 27, 2019
Earl and Darielle Linehan Concert Hall

Founded in 2004 by artistic director Richard Scerbo, Inscape Chamber Orchestra is pushing the boundaries of classical music in riveting performances that reach across genres and generations, and transcend the confines of the traditional classical concert experience.

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Umbilicus

Umbilicus: Balderdash

October 30, 2019
Music Box

The percussion quartet Umbilicus — featuring three UMBC alumni — will perform works by Will Redman, Tom Goldstein, Jennifer Walshe and others.

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Harry Appelman Trio

November 7, 2019
Earl and Darielle Linehan Concert Hall

The Harry Appelman trio brings a lyrical and swinging style to interpretations of material from composers ranging from Jerome Kern to Thelonious Monk, as well as original compositions.

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UMBC Percussion Ensemble

UMBC and Salisbury University Percussion Ensembles

November 8, 2019
Music Box

The UMBC and Salisbury University Percussion Ensembles join forces for an afternoon of new music.

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Musica Spira

Musica Spira: The Ugly Virtuosa

November 14, 2019
Earl and Darielle Linehan Concert Hall

Musica Spira, featuring Grace Srinivasan, soprano, and Paula Maust, harpsichord, with guest artist Stephanie Zimmerman, baroque violin, present The Ugly Virtuosa — Reviews of the Women Behind the Music.

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UMBC Camerata

Camerata Chamber Choir

November 23, 2019
Earl and Darielle Linehan Concert Hall

The Department of Music presents the Camerata Chamber Choir under the direction of Stephen Caracciolo.

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UMBC Symphony

UMBC Symphony Orchestra

November 24, 2019
Earl and Darielle Linehan Concert Hall

The UMBC Symphony Orchestra performs under the direction of guest conductor Jason Love.

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UMBC Wind Ensemble

UMBC Wind Ensemble

December 3, 2019
Earl and Darielle Linehan Concert Hall

The Department of Music presents the UMBC Wind Ensemble under the direction of Brian Kaufman.

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UMBC Percussion Ensemble

UMBC Percussion Ensemble

December 5, 2019
Music Box

The Department of Music presents the UMBC Percussion Ensemble under the direction of Tom Goldstein.

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UMBC Gamelan

UMBC Gamelan

December 6, 2019
Music Box

UMBC’s Gamelan Ensemble, directed by Gina Beck, performs traditional Javanese music on the Department of Music’s Javanese gamelan.

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UMBC New Music Ensemble

UMBC New Music Ensemble

December 7, 2019
Music Box

The Department of Music presents the UMBC New Music Ensemble, which explores and performs Western chamber music of the twentieth and twenty-first centuries.

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Jubilee Singers

Jubilee Singers

December 7, 2019
Earl and Darielle Linehan Concert Hall

The Department of Music presents the Jubilee Singers under the direction of Janice Jackson. The performance will be followed immediately by the UMBC Gospel Choir at 8 p.m.

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UMBC Jazz

UMBC Jazz in Concert

December 8, 2019
Earl and Darielle Linehan Concert Hall

The Department of Music presents UMBC Jazz in Concert under the direction of Matthew Belzer, featuring all of the UMBC jazz groups, large and small, and spotlighting student compositions.

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Department of Music Honors Showcase

December 10, 2019
Earl and Darielle Linehan Concert Hall

The Department of Music Honors Showcase is a culmination of students’ work in the areas of solo performance, chamber ensemble performance, and composition.

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