Category Music

Death’s Cabaret

Music
Death’s Cabaret
Saturday, September 9, 8 p.m.
Proscenium Theatre

The Department of Music presents a concerto for the 21st-century — a cabaret concerto. A unique and thrilling marriage of the 19th-century concerto form with the grime and sensuality of cabaret — both an innovation and a re-invention of an ancient tradition. Dangerous, intimate, raw and virtuosic, it promises to be an unforgettable night. (Click heading for full description.)

Ginastera, Piazzolla and Friends

Music
Alejandro Cremaschi: Ginastera, Piazzolla and Friends
Thursday, September 21, 7:30 p.m.
Earl and Darielle Linehan Concert Hall
 
Argentine pianist and UMBC alumnus Alejandro Cremaschi performs classical piano music inspired by the folk music of Latin America. The program repertoire includes works by legendary composers Alberto Ginastera, Carlos Guastavino, Astor Piazzolla and others. (Click heading for full description.)

The Third Annual David W. Smith Memorial Gala

Music
The Third Annual David W. Smith Memorial Gala
Saturday, September 30, 5 p.m.
Earl and Darielle Linehan Concert Hall
 
UMBC is delighted to announce distinguished operatic soprano and pedagogue Carol Vaness as the guest artist for the Third Annual David W. Smith Memorial Gala to benefit vocal arts at UMBC. Please join us for an unforgettable evening of song and celebration. (Click heading for full description.)

MEMS Colloquium Lecture: Christopher Boyd Brown

Humanities Forum / Music / MEMS (Medieval and Early Modern Studies) Colloquium Lecture
“Harmonious Monk: Martin Luther and His Reformation through Music”
Christopher Boyd Brown, Associate Professor of Church History, Boston University
Wednesday, October 4, 7 – 9 p.m.
Earl and Darielle Linehan Concert Hall

Dr. Christopher Boyd Brown and UMBC’s Camerata and Collegium Musicum will present an interdisciplinary concert-lecture on Martin Luther’s use of music and the community practice of hymn-singing in the Protestant Reformation. Brown will discuss how Lutheran hymns, sung in the streets and homes as well as in community spaces, were central to the success of the Reformation. UMBC students will provide live musical examples of plainchant, Reformation hymns, and multi-part choral works by Walter and Bach. (Click heading for full description.)

UMBC Jazz in Concert

Music
UMBC Jazz in Concert
Sunday, October 22, 3 p.m.
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. (Click heading for full description.)

Livewire 8: Asian Music in America

Music
Livewire 8: Asian Music in America
Thursday, October 26 – Saturday, October 28
Earl and Darielle Linehan Concert Hall

The Department of Music presents Livewire 8: Asian Music in America, a festival of contemporary music that will explore the creativity of composers with cultural connections to China, Japan, Korea, Taiwan, and Vietnam. Music of ten composers, including Shih-Hui Chen, Kyong Mee Choi, Mandy Fang, Hitomi Kaneko, Liza Lim, Toshiro Mayuzumi, Tokuhide Niimi, and P. Q. Phan, will be performed by UMBC faculty and students, including the Ruckus contemporary faculty music ensemble. (Click heading for full description.)

UMBC Percussion Ensemble with the Salisbury University Percussion Ensemble

Music
UMBC Percussion Ensemble with the Salisbury University Percussion Ensemble
Friday, November 3, 3 p.m.
Music Box (151 Performing arts and Humanities Building)

The Department of Music presents the UMBC Percussion Ensemble and Salisbury University Percussion Ensemble under the direction of Tom Goldstein and Eric Shuster. (Click heading for full description.)