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Symphony Band

Thursday, September 28, 2017

8:00pm, Hill Auditorium


From Creation to Migration

Michael Haithcock, conductor
Matt Albert, violin and Bill Campbell, trumpet, soloists

Pre-concert conversation with Karl Ronneburg, Adam Schoenberg, and Michael Haithcock at 7:15 PM in the Lower Lobby.

Darius Milhaud’s landmark composition based on an African folk creation myth and Adam (not Arnold!) Schoenberg’s depiction of the physical and psychological journey of migration frame this evening of musical storytelling. Milhaud’s landmark and authentic use of jazz, that he first heard on the streets of Harlem, provides a point of reference for Schoenberg’s exhilarating, eclectic symphony. Brehm Prize-winner Karl Ronneburg’s work depicts a more introspective story, while Jim Stephenson’s tribute to a life well-lived is a beautiful eulogy featuring two distinguished faculty artists.

Milhaud- La création du monde, op. 81a
Karl Ronneburg, blue-green, premiere performance, winner of Brehm Prize for Instrumental Composition
Stephenson- The Storyteller, Bill Campbell and Matt Albert, soloists, premiere performance of 2017 version for chamber winds, U-M Bands Bicentennial Commission
Schoenberg- Symphony no. 2, “Migration”

Free - no tickets required

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Photography Credits:

U-M Photo Services

Joe Welsh

Peter Smith

David Smith

Glen Behring

Tom Bower