Performances & Events


Symphony Band

"Vital Signs"

April 12, 2024 | 8:00 pm

Hill Auditorium
825 N University Ave
Ann Arbor, MI 48109

Free - no tickets required

This finale concert of the 2024 season of the University of Michigan Symphony Band is filled with special moments. We welcome world renowned contemporary sextet Eighth Blackbird to perform Viet Cuong’s dynamic and inspiring Vital Sines, which was composed for the ensemble. The concert will conclude with a 90th birthday tribute to Director of Bands Emeritus H. Robert Reynolds, who will conduct a set of classic music by the incomparable Percy Grainger.

Jason Fettig, conductor
H. Robert Reynolds, guest conductor (Grainger)
Eighth Blackbird, guest artist sextet (Cuong)


Ticheli, Postcard to Meadville, PA

Roshanne Etezady, Forty-Eight Colors of the Full Moon

Percy Grainger, A Grainger Ramble: Children’s March
Irish Tune from County Derry
Shepherd’s Hey

Larry Tuttle, TBD (New U-M commission)

Olivier Messiaen/ David Miller, Apparition de l’église éternelle (Apparition of the eternal church)

John Williams/ Paul Lavender, Excerpts from Close Encounters of the Third Kind

Viet Cuong, Vital Sines

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