The Symphony Band, conducted by Michael Haithcock, Arthur F. Thurnau Professor of Music and Director University Bands, performs an “All Blue” program featuring works by Michigan composers.
Through his twenty-two year tenure as Director of Bands, Professor Haithcock nurtured collaborations between the Department of Composition and the Symphony Band. For his final concert before retirement, these selected pieces represent those efforts — and the 115 works commissioned or premiered over the past twenty-two years.
Carlos Simon, Let My People Go (premiere performance)
Erik Santos, The Seer, a dramatic scene based on the poetry of Langston Hughes, featuring Scott Piper, tenor
Roshanne Etezady, Anahita
Michael Daugherty, Passacaglia in Primary Colors (premiere performance)
William Bolcom, “Marches Funeraires Et Dansante” from First Symphony for Band