University of Maryland Symphony Orchestra: From Sound to Screen

  • Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center College Park, MD

In its final performance of the season, UMSO features the music of 20th-century Eastern European composers. In Béla Bartók’s Music for Strings, Percussion and Celeste, the ensemble divides antiphonally on stage and features an excerpt from the composer’s “Night Music,” which can be heard in the movie <em>Being John Malkovich</em>. The winning composition of the biennial WALSUM Competition for Composition at the UMD School of Music will also be premiered. UMSO gives the world premiere of a film by Doug Fitch to accompany Kodály’s Háry János Suite. Sergei Prokofiev’s Lieutenant Kijé Suite, the composer’s first foray into film music, is also showcased.