Music + Film
Join us on April 17 & 18, 2018
at the Spanish Embassy in Washington D.C.
and at the Clarice
for an incredible event! 

This spring semester the University of Maryland School of Music is pleased to welcome classical music improviser and bassoonist John Falcone from Oviedo, Spain. Mr. Falcone, students and faculty will be joining forces to create freely improvised classical music in numerous settings.  In our three-part program we you will experience the freedom of classical music improvising and its creative possibilities. Under Mr. Falcone’s guidance, this spontaneous journey will transport you from improved concert stage to movie soundtrack.  You will be mesmerized by these musical accompaniments created spontaneously as you watch historic films of the legendary director, Segundo de Chomón. Participants will also enjoy a free pre-concert improve workshops and the evening will conclude with an improvised chamber music ensemble showcase.


Robert DiLutis, Director of Community Engagement, University of Maryland School of Music

Pat Doyen, Coordinator of Film, Colorlab

John Falcone's appearance is sponsored in part by the Embassy of Spain

The Music and Film program at the University of Maryland School of Music has been developed to give students, faculty and guest artists the opportunity to work together and create new music scores for silent motion pictures of all eras. As part of this program, each student works closely with faculty and guest artists to learn both new and historical methods of film accompaniment. We work closely with national and international film archives and local film experts to ensure a deeper understanding of this process.

​Find us: 

University of Maryland School of Music
2110 Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center
College Park, MD 20742-1620