March 15, 2016

The University of Maryland Wind Orchestra, with the help of the University of Maryland Concert Choir and solo pianist Rita Sloan, performed at the College Band Directors National Association Eastern Division Conference on March 12, on the campus of the United States Coast Guard Academy in New London, Connecticut.

Additionally, Doctoral Candidate Anthony Rivera gave a presentation on Sam...

February 3, 2016

Southwestern Sketches

Samuel Adler

Born March 4, 1928, Mannheim, Germany

Instrumentation: Wind Ensemble

Duration: 12 minutes

Composed: 1961

Southwestern Sketches was Samuel Adler’s first work for Wind Ensemble, commissioned in 1961 by conductor Ray Tross and the New Mexico State University Symphonic Wind Ensemble. Adler’s eventual acceptance of the commission initially took some convincing b...

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