Contemporary music rules at UMBC


September 19, 2002|By Tim Smith

If your ears hanker for something out of the ordinary, just keep an eye on the events calendar at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County, where contemporary music is the standard music.

You can start tonight with the Bugallo-Williams Piano Duo. Pianist Helena Bugallo and pianist/composer Amy Williams will perform works by some of the 20th century's most notable mavericks - Morton Feldman, Conlon Nancarrow and Karlheinz Stockhausen. There will also be pieces by Gyorgy Kurtag and Mauricio Kagel, as well as Williams herself.

The concert is at 8 p.m. in the UMBC Fine Arts Recital Hall, 1000 Hilltop Circle. Admission is free.

On Saturday, also at 8 p.m. in the Recital Hall, E. Michael Richards will give a program of 20th- and 21st-century music for solo clarinet and clarinet and piano. Pieces from 1913 by Alban Berg will be complemented by more recent compositions by Richard Tsang, Elliott Schwartz and Jean-Claude Risset. And from right now, the recital offers a world premiere composed by Richards and the American premiere of a piece by Stuart Saunders Smith. Pianist Kazuko Tanosaki will participate.

Tickets are $7, $3 for students and seniors. Call 410-455-2787.

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