Category Music

Ana Spasić in Concert

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Ana Spasić in Concert
Wednesday, March 29, 7:30 p.m.
Earl and Darielle Linehan Concert Hall

The UMBC Department of Music in partnership with the Piacenza Conservatory in Italy presents soprano Ana Spasić in concert. Her program will feature contemporary works by Italian and American composers, including Elio: Visions of Light II by Linda Dusman, professor and chair of music. (Click heading for full description.)

Violin Portraits: Recent Violin Music of Stuart Saunders Smith

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Violin Portraits: Recent Violin Music of Stuart Saunders Smith
Airi Yoshioka, violin, with the University of Maryland Percussion Ensemble
Thursday, March 30, 7:30 p.m.
Earl and Darielle Linehan Concert Hall

Violinist Airi Yoshioka presents major new compositions by composer Stuart Sanders Smith: The Rivers of Maine for solo violin and Crystal Night for solo violin and percussion quartet, for which she will be joined by the University of Maryland Percussion Ensemble (Lee Hinkle, director; Jonathan Clancy; Chris Herman; Robert Shroyer). (Click heading for full description.)

Musica Spira

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Musica Spira
Wednesday, April 5, 7:30 p.m.
Earl and Darielle Linehan Concert Hall

Musica Spira (Music Breathes) is an emerging artist-run ensemble led by co-directors Grace Srinivasan (soprano) and Paula Maust (harpsichord). Their concert will feature works by Henry Purcell, George Frideric Handel, Élisabeth Jacquet de la Guerre, Peter Philips, Joseph-Nicolas-Pancrace Royer, and Domenico Scarlatti. The concert is also the premiere of an extraordinary new instrument: a double manual harpsichord closely modeled on a French instrument built by Pierre Donzelague in 1711. Donzelague lived in Lyons, and some historians believe that his instrument was one of the first French harpsichords to have a five-octave key compass. Commissioned for the new Performing Arts and Humanities Building, the harpsichord was painstakingly built by Owen Daly Early Keyboard Instruments, in Salem, Oregon. (Click heading for full description.)

Jon Jang — Lecture and Performance

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Jon Jang — Lecture and Performance
Thursday, April 6, 6:30 p.m.
Music Box (151 Performing Arts and Humanities Building)

Join us for the inaugural event of UMBC’s Asian American Faculty Council, a lecture and performance with musician-activist Jon Jang. Composer/pianist/public intellectual/political activist Jon Jang reflects on his early years: from learning about the power of black music and revolutionary politics during high school and at the Oberlin Conservatory of Music in the 1970s to his work as a musician and activist in relationship to the Asian American Movement and other progressive political movements in the 1980s. (Click heading for full description.)

Mozart and the Violin: Evening One

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Mozart and the Violin: Evening One
Wednesday, April 19, 7:30 p.m.
Earl and Darielle Lineman Concert Hall

Through an annual faculty-student collaboration presented by the string area of the Department of Music, we celebrate the beloved music of Mozart’s violin works. Seniors Haley Kirychuk (violin) and Mikela Murphy (viola) will be the featured graduating students. (Click heading for full description.)

Mozart and the Violin: Evening Two

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Mozart and the Violin: Evening Two
Thursday, April 20, 7:30 p.m.
Earl and Darielle Lineman Concert Hall

Through an annual faculty-student collaboration presented by the string area of the Department of Music, we celebrate the beloved music of Mozart’s violin works. Seniors Haley Kirychuk (violin) and Mikela Murphy (viola) will be the featured graduating students. (Click heading for full description.)

UMBC Collegium Musicum

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UMBC Collegium Musicum
Thursday, April 27, 7:30 p.m.
Earl and Darielle Linehan Concert Hall

The UMBC Collegium Musicum is dedicated to the exploration and performance of vocal and instrumental music from the European Medieval, Renaissance and Baroque periods, sampling musical repertoires created between 800 and 1750. (Click heading for full description.)