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Livewire 11: Rewired

Various Venues

The Department of Music presents the eleventh annual Livewire new music festival, featuring faculty artists as well as leading guest composers and performers, this year entitled Livewire 11: Rewired. Over an intensive three days, October 21, 22, and 23, Livewire presents renowned contemporary ensembles Yarn/Wire and Cantata Profana, hosts eminent guest composers Robert Morris and Victoria Cheah, and presents outstanding faculty and student musicians in a series of concerts.

Livewire 11: Ruckus

Earl and Darielle Linehan Concert Hall

The Livewire 11 new music festival, hosted annually by the Department of Music, opens with the Ruckus faculty new music ensemble, in a concert featuring works by Robert Morris, Jo Kondo, Robert Carl, Amy Williams, Olly Wilson, and Viet Cuong.

Livewire 11: Raaz

Department of Music Conference Room

The Livewire 11 new music festival, hosted by the Department of Music, presents an immersive installation, entitled Raaz, by UMBC music faculty Linda Dusman and Alan Wonneberger, with Information Systems faculty Foad Hamidi, and Keith R. Porter Imaging Facility director Tagide deCarvalho.

Livewire 11: Student Concert

Earl and Darielle Linehan Concert Hall

The Livewire 11 new music festival, presented by the Department of Music, continues with a performance of works curated by student composers.

Livewire 11: Cantata Profana

Earl and Darielle Linehan Concert Hall

The Livewire 11 new music festival, presented by the Department of Music, continues with a concert by Cantata Profana featuring works by Claude Vivier, Victoria Cheah, Gleb Kanasevich, and Steven Kazuo Takasugi.

Livewire 11: Arboretum and the 20th Anniversary Celebration of the Joseph Beuys Sculpture Park

Joseph Beuys Sculpture Park

The Livewire 11 new music festival, hosted by the Department of Music, presents a Ruckus performance of Robert Morris's Arboretum at the Joseph Beuys Sculpture Park. The event also marks the 20th Anniversary Celebration of the Joseph Beuys Tree Partnership and will include remarks on the Partnership's history and presence at UMBC and in Baltimore.

Livewire 11: Yarn/Wire

Earl and Darielle Linehan Concert Hall

The Livewire 11 new music festival concludes on Saturday night with a performance by the dynamic piano-percussion quartet Yarn/Wire in a mind-bending program of works by Klaus Lang and Misato Mochizuki. In Lang’s gorgeous work, time seems to stand still; while in Mochizuki’s explosive work, the theatricality of chamber music once more bursts to the fore.

Pro Voce Washington

Earl and Darielle Linehan Concert Hall

The Department of Music presents Pro Voce Washington. Founded in 2019 by a group of classical musicians who teach at universities and colleges in Washington, D.C., Maryland, and Virginia, Pro Voce Washington promotes exceptional vocal music through public performances, mentoring, and education programs for young vocalists.

CIRCA Arts Alumni Spotlight: Mary Dell’Erba and Colin Holter

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The Center for Innovation, Research and Creativity in the Arts (CIRCA) presents an arts alumni spotlight featuring Mary Dell’Erba ‘14, dance and INDS, a senior project manager at the Arts Education Partnership, a center within the Education Commission of the States and a collaborative of the National Endowment for the Arts and U.S. Department of Education, and Colin Holter ‘01, music, Executive Director of the Northern Ohio Youth Orchestra, northeast Ohio’s oldest extracurricular large-ensemble program. They will each talk about their respective careers and professional trajectories since graduating from UMBC.

Inscape Chamber Orchestra

Earl and Darielle Linehan Concert Hall

The Department of Music presents the Inscape Chamber Orchestra, which will perform three seminal works written between 1946 and 1948 that showcase American creativity in the immediate post-World War II years — Walter Piston's Divertimento for Nine Instruments, Ulysses Kay's The Quiet One: Suite from the film score, and Samuel Barber's Medea.

Amadou Kouyate

Earl and Darielle Linehan Concert Hall

The Department of Music and the Center for Innovation, Research and Creativity in the Arts (CIRCA) present Amadou Kouyate in concert. Amadou Kouyate is the 150th generation of the Kouyate family of Manding Diali, renowned oral historians and musicians of West Africa. Amadou performs on the 21-string Kora and also on Djembe and Koutiro drums.

UMBC Symphony Orchestra

Earl and Darielle Linehan Concert Hall

The Department of Music presents the UMBC Symphony Orchestra under the baton of Nell Flanders. The Symphony performs orchestral literature from the 18th to the 21st centuries including both standard repertoire and contemporary works, from a broad range of musical styles. 

New Music Ensemble

Music Box

The Department of Music presents the UMBC New Music Ensemble under the direction of Patrick Crossland.

Chamber Players

Earl and Darielle Linehan Concert Hall

The Department of Music presents the UMBC Chamber Players under the direction of Airi Yoshioka.

Jubilee Singers

Earl and Darielle Linehan Concert Hall

The Department of Music presents the Jubilee Singers under the direction of Janice Jackson.

UMBC Jazz in Concert

Earl and Darielle Linehan Concert Hall

The Department of Music presents UMBC Jazz in Concert, directed by Matthew Belzer.

Wind Ensemble

Earl and Darielle Linehan Concert Hall

The Department of Music presents the UMBC Wind Ensemble in concert, directed by Brian Kaufman. The ensemble is a large chamber group of approximately 40 musicians that perform great wind repertoire from octets to larger masterworks.

Camerata Chamber Choir

Earl and Darielle Linehan Concert Hall

The Department of Music presents the Camerata Chamber Choir directed by Stephen Caracciolo. A small choral ensemble consisting of 26 auditioned singers from across the university, Camerata performs a wide variety of works drawn from the expansive choral repertoire, including Renaissance motets and madrigals, folksongs, choral-orchestral works, German part songs, Russian sacred liturgies, American spirituals, and new works.

Gamelan Ensemble

Music Box

The Department of Music presents the Gamelan Ensemble in concert, directed by Gina Beck. UMBC is fortunate to be home to two distinct Gamelan orchestras — a central Javanese gamelan and a gamelan angklung from Bali. Both will be heard in performance.

Percussion Ensemble

Music Box

The Department of Music presents the UMBC Percussion Ensemble, directed by Tom Goldstein. The ensemble is highly adventurous in its programming, with a repertoire that includes graphic-notation pieces, improvisational works and theater pieces, as well as works by important early percussion composers such as John Cage, Carlos Chavez, and Alan Hovhaness.

Collegium Musicum

Earl and Darielle Linehan Concert Hall

The Department of Music presents the UMBC Collegium Musicum in concert. The Collegium Musicum is a performance ensemble dedicated to exploring and performing Western vocal and instrumental music from Medieval, Renaissance, and Baroque periods, sampling musical repertoires created between 800 and 1750.

Opera Workshop

Earl and Darielle Linehan Concert Hall

The Department of Music presents the Opera Workshop in concert.

Department of Music Honors Showcase

Earl and Darielle Linehan Concert Hall

The Department of Music presents the Honors Showcase, featuring students selected by audition to present their creative work.

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