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?
The Ruckus Ensemble, in residence at UMBC and featuring Lisa Cella, flute; E. Michael Richards, clarinet; Airi Yoshioka and Christian Tremblay, violin; Gita Ladd, cello; Audrey Andrist, piano; Tom Goldstein, percussion; and Jason Love, conductor, will be joined by mezzo-soprano Patricia Green for performances of works spanning the past 100 years, including:
• Arnold Schoenberg: Pierrot Lunaire, Op. 21 (1912)
• Laura Schwendinger: Lady Lazarus (2005)
• Luciano Berio: O King (1967)
• Anna Rubin: Moonblade (world premiere)
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: