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Performance

Symphony Band

"Illumination"

March 13, 2024 | 8:00 pm

Hill Auditorium
825 N University Ave
Ann Arbor, MI 48109

Free - no tickets required

The confluence of light (and enlightenment) with music is front and center for this unique program. The concert begins with the brilliance of Baroque fireworks followed by technical fireworks from our faculty trumpet soloist, Robert Sullivan, performing the wind ensemble world premiere of James Stephenson’s Spinning Wheel. The music then moves into the world of the illumination of the human soul, with brilliant works by Bach and Valerie Coleman, and culminating with Pulitzer Prize-winning composer Michael Colgrass’ monumental Winds of Nagual.

Jason Fettig, conductor
Robert Sullivan, trumpet soloist
Alexander Scott and Rachel Zephir, guest conductors (Handel and Coleman)

PROGRAM

Georg Friderick Handel, ed. Charles Mackerras
Overture, Music for the Royal Fireworks

James Stephenson
Spinning Wheel for solo trumpet and wind ensemble

Johan Sebastian Bach, Arr. Edward Elgar/ Trans. Ryan Nowlin
Fantasia and Fugue in C minor

Valerie Coleman
Fanfare for Uncommon Times

Michael Colgrass
Winds of Nagual

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