Monday, April 15, 2013
The University of Maryland School of Music’s Opera Studio mounts a charming and touching production to showcase their MM second-year students. These performers may still be in training, but there voices are already stunning.
Sunday, May 6, 2012
"Freed from the black-clad anonymity of the orchestral status quo, allowed to assert their own identities, the musicians took responsibility for one of the most remarkable collaborations I've seen...this concert was about training young artists, and the experience of taking part and learning that new approaches can indeed revive the old can only be a good thing for the musicians, and audiences, of our future."
Friday, April 20, 2012
"I'm more interested in character than I am in story," Argento says. "To me, that's the real marvel of music in opera or a song cycle. You can deal with a character.
Saturday, March 31, 2012
DMV Classical Review: Daniel Bernard Roumain with the University of Maryland Wind Orchestra and the University of Maryland Symphony Orchestra
" 'The Order of an Empty Place' draws on many wellsprings of inspiration...Yet its musical materials are relatively simple, mostly melodic and rhythmic patterns established at the beginning of a passage and gradually elaborated, like flowers unfolding."
Friday, March 30, 2012
"A Seder for the Concert Hall"
Tuesday, February 14, 2012
The Orpheus Chamber Orchestra is a 2011-2012 Artist-in-Residence at the School of Music. School of Music director Robert Gibson notes that Orpheus players coach students in chamber music, a crucial step to becoming a well-rounded orchestral player.
Wednesday, February 8, 2012
"Art of Argento" & Morton Subotnick residency highlighted in Washington Post Spring Classical Preview
Classical music critic Anne Midgette touts "The Art of Argento" as Washington's "most surprising" classical event, and composer Morton Subotnick's artistic residency as one of the "most contemporary events, period."
Monday, December 12, 2011
Thoughts on UMWO's "Love and Death" from DMV Classical blogger Andrew Malone.
Monday, December 5, 2011
"To hear these students and professionals play together, without a conductor, was very moving. I was very impressed with the cohesion and unity of the orchestra..."
Tuesday, November 22, 2011
Sunday, November 20, 2011
Saturday, June 13, 2009
Our 22nd annual National Orchestral Institute has concluded! Find out what you missed via coverage of this year's festival...
Thursday, April 30, 2009
Critics and audiences have weighed in with enthusiastic reviews for Tchaikovsky's Eugene Onegin and Handel's Xerxes, performed in repertory April 17-26, 2009.
Tuesday, December 16, 2008
Conceived and world-premiered at the UM School of Music, Later the Same Evening receives its NYC debut and earns a glowing review from the New York Times.
Monday, November 17, 2008
The School of Music presented its first opera of 2008-2009, Benjamin Britten's A Midsummer Night's Dream performed by the Maryland Opera Studio on Nov 20-24. Read the review>>
Monday, October 27, 2008
The UM School of Music's signature concert series Music in Mind debuted on October 26 with "Channeling Glenn Gould." Read the Washington Post review.
Monday, June 30, 2008
Read previews and reviews of the 21st National Orchestral Institute (May 30 - June 29), an annual summer program of the University of Maryland School of Music.
Sunday, June 1, 2008
Read audience reviews of recent performances at the Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center. Then post your own thoughts and comments!
Tuesday, January 22, 2008
Soprano Cristina Nassif (BM '99) and tenor Benjamin Warschawski (MM '97) earn praise from the Washington Post for a sold-out performance at the Austrian Embassy.
Tuesday, January 1, 2008
The School of Music's National Orchestral Institute receives a year-end nod from the Washington Post on the "Best of 2007" list for classical music.