UMD Symphony Orchestra: Appalachian Spring
UMD SYmphony Orchestra
Music Director James Ross
Movement design Liz Lerman
Continuing their exploration of the relationship between movement and music, UMSO musicians will take a choreographic approach to Aaron Copland’s Appalachian Spring. UMD alumna and renowned choreographer Liz Lerman will develop the orchestra’s movements through improvisatory rehearsal technique.
The program also includes Dutilleux’s Métaboles and Gershwin/Bennett’s Porgy and Bess: A Symphonic Picture.
The Music in Mind series celebrates the role of music in our culture and our lives, explores sources of inspiration and points of intersection in musical traditions, and presents music in a context that encourages reflection and discovery. Proceeds from Music in Mind concerts benefit the UMD School of Music’s undergraduate scholarship fund.