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Symphony Band

Tuesday, November 21, 2017

8:00pm, Hill Auditorium


Bernstein and Bolcom: Celebrating the American Experience

Michael Haithcock, conductor

Joseph Alessi, trombone; Anthony McGill, clarinet; Joan Morris, mezzo-soprano; Ellen Rowe and Logan Skelton, piano; Brian Juarez, string bass; Andrew Grossman, drum set

Pre-concert conversation with William Bolcom, Mark Clague, Carlos Simon, and Michael Haithcock at 7:15 PM in the Lower Lobby
The music of two of America’s most distinguished musicians is celebrated for their exploration and inclusion of styles reflecting American life. Carlos Simon’s work celebrates African-American worship as he experienced it through the influence of pastors in his family. An all-star cast of soloists from the New York Philharmonic are joined by U-M faculty artists, Joan Morris, Ellen Rowe, and Logan Skelton.

PROGRAM: Bernstein- Prelude, Fugue and Riffs, Anthony McGill, clarinet (principal clarinet, New York Philharmonic), Ellen Rowe, piano, Brian Juarez, string bass, Andrew Grossman, drum set; Bolcom- Four Cabaret Songs, Joan Morris, mezzo-soprano, Logan Skelton, piano, Andrew Grossman, drum set; Carlos Simon- AMEN! (premiere performance) U-M Bands Bicentennial Commission; Bernstein- “Profanation” from Symphony no. 1, “Jeremiah;” Bolcom- Concerto for Trombone (2016), 21:00 (premiere performance of band version) Joseph Alessi, trombone (principal trombone, New York Philharmonic); Bernstein- “Make Our Garden Grow” from Candide Suite

Free - no tickets required

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Photography Credits:

U-M Photo Services

Joe Welsh

Peter Smith

David Smith

Glen Behring

Tom Bower