Greg Sandow, who is an Artist-in-Residence working with the University of Maryland, has a blog that you might find of interest. More specifically, you can find the blog entry he wrote about working with UMSO/UMWO here. Take the time to look through the whole site--there is some pretty fantastic stuff on there.
I can tell you, dearest friend, that if it were known how much friendship, love and a world of human and spiritual references I have smuggled into these three movements, the adherents of program music—should there be any left—would go mad with joy.
—“Open Letter” from Alban Berg to Arnold Schoenberg, February 9, 1925
The Vienna of Schoenberg and his students was also the Vienna of Sigmun...