UMD School of Music

Appalachian Spring Pre-Concert Lecture

Join MA Musicology student Pedro Gonzalez-Fernandez for a pre-concert lecture about the interdisciplinary collaborations and extra-musical inspirations that shaped creative process behind the three unique (and very different) works on the UMD Symphony Orchestra’s program, Appalachian Spring. The information presented will appeal to those familiar with the pieces and first-time listeners alike.

Silvestre Revueltas: Composing for Film or Filming for Music?

The story of Redes (The Wave) is a peculiar one. It was conceived by Eisenstein admirer Paul Strand, and completed in Mexico against all odds at the end of 1934, just before the socialist government of Lázaro Cárdenas came to power.

Much to Strand’s surprise and concern, the Mexican composer Silvestre Revueltas had finished an ambitious movie score while the latter was still shooting the last scenes of the film. The manuscript of that score has survived, but the film in its first version, has not.

TerpTalks: Arts, Community and Entrepreneurship

As the first-ever collaboration between the Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center and the Robert H. Smith School of Business, TerpTalks brings together UMD students, professors, artists, and entrepreneurs for a uniquely interactive collection of seminars.

CANCELLED: Faculty Artist Recital: After Hours

Join pianist Timothy McReynolds, School of Music faculty and members of the Inscape Chamber Orchestra on a relaxed evening concert that explores the breadth of musical styles that shape a collaborative pianist’s craft.

Hailed by the Washington Post as a “perceptive accompanist,” McReynolds enjoys a career that embraces art song, opera, chamber music and cabaret. He has toured internationally in concerts and given master classes in Mexico, Germany, Italy and Austria, as well as the United States.

CANCELLED: Cantare: Baroque and More

Cantare expresses the natural synergy between music and visual art when in a program that pairs the artwork of contemporary visual artist Patrick Delaney with the music of Bach, Couperin, Quantz, Vivaldi and more.

Master Class with violist Roberto Díaz

UMD School of Music viola students refine their repertoire with guidance from internationally renowned violist Roberto Díaz.

Mr. Díaz holds the position of President and CEO of the Curtis Institute of Music. As a professor of viola at Curtis and former principal violist of the Philadelphia and National Symphony Orchestras, Mr. Díaz has already made a significant impact on American musical life and continues to do so in his dual roles as performer and educator.

What, you want to be an entrepreneur in the performing arts?

The session will focus on what skills and knowledge aspiring performing arts entrepreneurs need to be successful creators of new ventures.

Real-life examples will be used to highlight specific challenges emerging arts entrepreneurs face, including idea creation and seeking funds to support their ideas. Ample time will be given for discussion.

Maryland Opera Studio: New Works Reading Series

Celebrate Valentine’s Day with the allure and passion of opera. In this concert, first-year Maryland Opera Studio students perform partially staged— but fully dramatic — new works for opera.

In Love/Hate by Jack Perla and Rob Bailis, a couple at a bus stop lives through all the reasons they have for never meeting.

National Festival Orchestra Pops Concert

John Morris Russell, conductor of the famed Cincinnati Pops Orchestra, opens the National Orchestral Institute with an all-American program featuring Gershwin’s beloved Rhapsody in Blue with piano soloist Emily White.

This upbeat program of audience favorites also features music from Bernstein’s West Side Story, and music by film composer John Williams. Surely a program you don’t want to miss!


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