UMD WIND ORCHESTRA Contrasts

May 4, 2014
8:00 pm to 10:00 pm
DEKELBOUM CONCERT HALL
3800 Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center
University of Maryland, College Park, MD

Music Director Michael Votta

This final program of the UMD Wind Orchestra’s 2013–2014 season pairs the playful rhythms and varied orchestral textures of Magnus Lindberg’s Gran Duo with the blended, consistent and serene qualities of Steve Reich’s Tehillim.

Lindberg, who served as Composer-in-Residence with the New York Philharmonic from 2009–2011, is known for using musical language that is highly complex yet highly full of vim and verve. Reich is one of the pioneering composers of minimal music; his 1981 work Tehillim was the first major composition to reference his new-found interest in his Jewish heritage and it is seen as something of a departure from his earlier, more experimental, works.

The concert opens with a preview of the UMD Symphony Orchestra’s original interpretation of Copland’s Appalachian Spring with movement design by UMD alumna and renowned choreographer Liz Lerman.