The University of Michigan School of Music, Theatre & Dance educates the artists, scholars, educators and entrepreneurs of the future. Students are prepared with expert skills, instilled with passionate enthusiasm, and emboldened to challenge and inspire the world through the power of the performing arts.
Four piano students will enjoy a rare opportunity to perform concerti with the Ann Arbor Symphony in a free concert, as part of the requirements for their degree.
SMTD has partnered with the Gershwin family to bring the music of George and Ira Gershwin to students, scholars, performers and audiences across campus and worldwide.
The Contemporary Directions Ensemble in collaboration with the Percussion Ensemble and the University Musical Society will present works by Julia Wolfe, a 2016 MacArthur Fellow and winner of the 2015 Pulitzer Prize in music. A violin quintet, a saxophone quartet, a drumset quartet, and a work for big mixed ensemble will offer great examples of how Wolfe’s style draws inspiration from folk, classical, and rock genres, bringing a modern sensibility to each while simultaneously tearing down the walls between them. Roshanne Etezady, CDE artistic advisor, composer, and member of the SMTD composition department will lead a conversation with Julia Wolfe to learn about her music and how she sees and lives her compositional process.
PROGRAM: Wolfe- With a blue dress on, Cha, Dark Full Ride, Tell me everything
Free - no tickets required
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