In its sixth season, this year’s Livewire contemporary music festival at UMBC explores the connection between words and music. How have poetry and literature influenced the development and trajectory of contemporary music movement? What are some writings that have inspired individual composers? How does poetry exist in music that doesn’t have words?
Praised for her “warm creamy voice” and “singing with a poignancy and molten resonance,” Canadian mezzo-soprano Patricia Green has gained international renown for her remarkable versatility and exceptional musicianship. Her busy career has taken her to the MUSICA Festival in Strasbourg with l’Orchestre de Radio-France, to the Concertgebouw in Amsterdam with the Dutch Radio Philharmonic, and to Haifa with the Northern Israel Symphony for the opening of the Baha’i Terrace Gardens. Ms. Green has performed extensively at the Kennedy Center in Washington with the Theatre Chamber Players, the National Symphony and Washington Choral Arts. She has also been heard at Zankel Hall at Carnegie Hall, Merkin Hall, the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York, at the St. Lawrence Center, Roy Thomson Hall, and the Glen Gould Studio in Toronto. Ms Green has appeared with conductors Pierre Boulez, Leonard Slatkin, Peter Eötvös, J. Reilly Lewis, Zoltan Pesko, Sir David Willcocks, Reinbert de Leeuw, Paslcal Rophé, Noel Edison, and Gustav Meier.
Joined by Lisa Cella, flute; E. Michael Richards, clarinet; Gita Ladd, cello; Audrey Andrist, piano; and Tom Goldstein, percussion, Green’s program will feature:
• Hilary Tann: Arachne (2002)
• Laura Schwendinger: About a Mountain (2011)
• Martin Voorvelt: Two Songs and Two Accompaniments (1998)
• Anna Rubin: Songs to Death (1979)
• Scott McAllister: Uncle Sam’s Songbag (2002)
• Harry Somers: Kuyas (1967)
Admission: $15 general, $10 seniors, $5 students, available through MissionTix. Tickets will also be available at the door, cash sales only.
Click here for the complete Livewire festival schedule.
Open Year Round: