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Patrick Crossland and Thomas Moore


Earl and Darielle Linehan Concert Hall

Date & Time

April 6, 2023, 7:30 pm9:30 pm


Trombonist Patrick Crossland and pianist Thomas Moore present a program of contemporary works by John CageThomas DeLio, Alvin Lucier, and Christian Wolff:

Alvin Lucier (1931–2021) — Panorama (1993)
Thomas DeLio (1951–) — …klingend (2018, premiere)
Christian Wolff (1934–) — Exercise 17 for Trombone (1975)
Christian Wolff (1934–) — For 1, 2, or 3 People (1964)
John Cage (1912–1992) — Two5 (1992)

Trombonist Patrick Crossland was born in Jackson, Mississippi. Growing up in southern Louisiana, he began playing trombone at age 10. He has worked closely with several prominent composers. Solo performances include the Walker Art Center’s Festival Dancing In Your Head (2001, 2002, 2005), the Darmstadt Course for New Music (2004, 2006, 2008), where he was awarded a Solo Performance Prize, and the “Utopia Jetzt!” Festival (Germany) where he performed his acclaimed V for Grock multimedia recital. In 2009 he premiered his Krieg dem Krieg project featuring thematic works for trombone and electronics. In addition to his activities as a soloist and chamber musician, he is an avid improviser, working with a wide range of musicians, dancers, and actors. He is a member of the Composers Slide Quartet, Ensemble Laboratorium, and Zinc & Copper Works. He teaches trombone and other music courses at UMBC.

Thomas Moore has had a long association with the music of John Cage and other contemporary composers, including Morton Feldman, Christian Wolff, Olivier Messiaen, and Thomas DeLio. Cage, who wrote the solo piano work ASLSP at Moore’s request, said, “I am delighted that Thomas Moore plays my music, studies and thinks, writes and talks about it. He is an excellent musician, one in whom I have confidence and whose work I enjoy.” Moore was the grand prize winner of the 1982 International Piano Recording Competition. His performances can be heard on Neuma Records, Chen Li Music, 10 West Records, O.O. Discs, and Spectrum Records. He has been director of arts and culture in Institutional Advancement at UMBC since 1995.

$15 general admission
$10 seniors
$5 students
Free for UMBC music majors and music faculty/staff

Photo: Kiirstn Pagan