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University of Maryland Wind Orchestra

Michael Votta, Jr., conductor

Repertoire 2017-20

December, 2020

Danny Clay:  Music for Hard Times, an improvisation-based video work for the pandemic year created by UMWO, The LIving Earth Show and Danny Clay


Saturday, February 29, 2020


Darius Milhaud:  La Creation du Monde

Antonin Dvorak:  Serenade, Op. 44

Morten Lauridsen (arr. Reynolds):  O Magnum Mysterium

Aaron Copland:  Emblems - H Robert Reynolds,  conductor

Dmitri Shostakovich (arr. Reynolds):  Folk Dances (Youth Dance)



Friday, December 6, 2019

Björk:  Overture to “Dancer in the Dark” (2000) - Luci Disano, conductor

Olivier Messiaen:  Et exspecto resurrectionem mortuorum (1964)

Jennifer Higdon:  Fanfare Ritmico

Richard Strauss:  Serenade

Florent Schmitt:  Dionysiaques, Op. 52 (1913)


Friday, Nov. 1, 2019

Shuying Li:  The Last Hivemind (2019)

James Stephenson:  The Road Home - Chris Gekker, trumpet

Richard Strauss:  Suite, Op. 4 (1884)

Bohuslav Martinu (arr. Rumbelow):  Homage to Lidice (1943)

Mark Wilson:  Oracles  (world premiere - UMD Commission)



Friday, Oct. 4, 2019


Joseph Schwantner:  The Awakening Hour (2017)

Michael Weinstein:  Serenade for 12 Instruments (2002)

Herbert Haufrecht:  Symphony for Brass and Timpani (1955)

Verne Reynolds:  Scenes Revisited (1977)

Saturday, May 11, 2019

George Walker:  Lyric (arr.Disano)

Joel Puckett:  Shadow of Sirius - Sarah Frisoff, flute

Puckett:  Knells for Bonnie - Sarah Frisof, flute

Stephen Jaffe:  Symphony in Spiral and Light -  (world premiere - UMD Commission)

Ottorino Respighi:  War Dance from Belkis Queen of Sheba (arr. Votta)

Friday, April 19, 2019

“Conductors Concert”


Darius Milhaud:  Suite Francaise - Luci Disano, conductor

Ida Gotkovsky:  Concerto for Wind Orchestra - Dave Wacyk, conductor

Arnold Schoenberg:  Theme and Variations, Op. 43a - Joseph Scott, conductor


Friday, March 8, 2019

“Immigrants 4”


Bright Sheng:  La’I (Tibetan Love Song, 2005)

Ingolf Dahl:  Sinfonietta


Friday, March 1, 2019

“Immigrants 3:  Kurt Weill Festival”

Kurt Weill:  Das Berliner Requiem (1928) - with UM Men's Chorus, Aaron Peisner, conductor

Weill:  Vom Tod im Wald - Kevin Short, baritone - Edward Maclary, conductor
Weill:  Concerto for Violin and Wind Orchestra, Op. 12 (1925)

Irina Murusanu, violin, Edward Maclary, conductor

Weill:  Little Threepenny Music - UM Wind Ensemble, Andrea Brown, conductor

Friday, December 7, 2018

“Happy Birthday, UMWO” - 10th anniversary concert

Ernst Krenek:  Three Merry Marches - Craig Potter, conductor

Alexandre Borodin:  Symphony No. 3 (arr. Rivera) - Anthony Rivera, conductor

Toru Takemitsu:  Concerto de Chambre - Jonathan Caldwell, conductor

Henri  Tomasi:  “Good Friday Procession” from Liturgical Fanfares - Michael Votta, conductor

Quinn Dizon:  Dark Nebula - Michael Votta, conductor

Paul Hindemith:  Paraphrase of Beethoven’s Geschwindmarsch - Brian Coffill, conductor

Leonard Bernstein:  Symphonic Dances from West Side Story -  Michael Votta, conductor



Saturday, November 10, 2018

“Immigrants and Memorials”


Paul Hindemith:  Kammermusik Nr. 1 (1922)

Steven Stucky:  Funeral Music for Queen Mary (after Henry Purcell) - Luci Disano, conducotr

Xi Wang:  Winter Blossom (in memoriam Steven Stucky, 2017)

Donal Michalsky:  Fanfare after 17th Century Dances* - Joseph Scott, conductor

Ingolf Dahl:  Saxophone Concerto (1949) - Tim Powell, saxophone

Sergei Prokofiev:  March, Op. 99 (performed without conductor)

Friday, October 5, 2018


Paul Hindemith:  Konzertmusik, Op. 41 (1926)

Walther Lampe: Serenade, Op. 7

Paul Hindemith:  Septet (1948) - David Wacyk, conductor

Jan Meyerowitz:  Three Comments on War (1953)

Kevin Puts:  Millennium Canons - 9



Saturday, May 6, 2018

Francis Poulenc:  Aubade - Rita Sloan, piano

Zhou Long:  Concerto for Wind Symphony:  Ancient Echoes (UMD Commission)

Thursday, April 7, 2018

Igor Stravinsky:  Octet (1923)

Paul Hindemith:  Symphony in Bb – Joseph Scott, conductor


Saturday, March 3, 2018


Alban Berg:  Chamber Concerto - Audrey Andrist, piano, James Stern, violin

Willem van Otterloo:  Serenade for Brass, Harp, Celesta and Percussion

Christian LIndberg:  Concerto for Winds and Percussion

Saturday, December 9, 2017 


Schoenberg:  Chamber Symphony Op. 9

Joel Puckett:  that secret from the river (2017)

Joachim Raff:  Sinfonietta - Joseph Scott, conductor

Arturo Márquez:  Danzon No. 2 (arr. Nickel)



Friday, November 10, 2017 – 8:00pm


Osvaldo Lacerdo:  Dobrado, Ponto y Maracatu

Kevin McKee:  Centennial Horizons - Chris Gekker, trumpet

Joseph Schwantner:  From a Dark Millennium - Brian Coffill, conductor

George Antheil:  Concerto for Chamber Orchestra

Leonard Bernstein: Profanation (arr. Bencriscutto)

Saturday, October 21, 2017


W.A. Mozart:  Serenade in Bb, K. 361 (“Gran Partita”)

Jan Sibelius:  Canzonetta (arr. Igor Stravinsky)

Osvaldo Lacerda:  Trilogia

Steve Reich:  Clapping Music

Astor Piazzolla:  Libertango (arr. for double wind quintet by Jeff Scott)


Friday, October 6, 2017


Aaron Jay Kernis:  For Love of the Mountains

Magnus Lindberg:  Souvenir

Adam Schoenberg:  American Symphony


Saturday, May 6, 2017


Robert Gibson:  The Sound of Light

Lukas Foss:  Oboe Concerto - Mark Hill, oboe

Joseph Schwantner:  Luminosity (Concerto for Wind Orchestra)

Karel Husa:  Music for Prague 1968


Friday, April 7, 2017


Beethoven:  Octet / Rondino

Olivier Messiaen:  Oiseaux Exotiques - Rita Sloan, piano

Henry Wixon:  Double Quintet (2015, world premiere)

Robert Kurka:  Suite from “The Good Soldier Schweik” - Brian Coffill, conductor


Friday, March 3, 2017


“Cheating, Lying…Paraphrasing”


A Marriage of Figaros (Mozart:  Figaro excerpts  and Jonathan Dove:  Figures in the Garden)

1.  Herr Mozart:  Overture to "The Marriage of Figaro"

2.  Mr. Dove:  Dancing in the Dark

3.  Herr Mozart:  Deh vieni, non tadar

4.  Mr. Dove:  Susanna in the Rain; A Conversation; Barbarina Alone

5.  Herr Mozart:  Act IV, finale (excerpt)

6.  Mr. Dove:  The Countess Interrupts a Quarrel; Voices in the Garden; Nocturne

David Lang:  Cheating, Lying, Stealing (2011)

Edgard Varese:  Integrales - David Wacyk, conductor

Frank Zappa:  Yellow Sharks and a Drowning Witch

1.  The Ghost of Varese (Varese: Octandre 1)

2.  The Dogbreath Variations / Uncle Meat

3.  Envelopes

4.  The Ghost of Varese Returns  (Varese: Octandre III)

5.  G-spot Tornado

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