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Symphony Band

“Fire and Ice”

  1. Friday March 15 8:00pm
Hill Auditorium

Michael Haithcock, conductor
Lindsay Bronnenkant, graduate conductor
Scott Piper, soloist

Pre-concert conversation with Erik Santos and Michael Haithcock at 7:15 in the lower lobby.

Familiar works by Richard Wagner and Aaron Copland frame others that illustrate depictions of “fire and ice.” Ida Gotkovsky’s Poem of Fire explores the mythology that links creation and creator through the reverence of fire. John Mackey’s musical portrait of Denali National Park, The Frozen Cathedral, depicts a pilgrimage embracing the grandeur of its natural beauty. The premiere performance of The Seer by U-M’s Erik Santos features faculty tenor Scott Piper. The work is a dramatic scene based on the poetry of Langston Hughes whose words evoke an emotional “fire and ice.”

PROGRAM: Copland- Fanfare for the Common Man; Erik Santos-The Seer, a dramatic scene based on the poetry of Langston Hughes, Scott Piper, tenor and actor; Wagner- Huldigungsmarsch; Ida Gotkovsky- Poem of Fire; John Mackey- The Frozen Cathedral

Free - no tickets required