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“All Blue”: U-M Symphony Band.
Michael Haithcock, in his final conducting appearance before retiring, leads this music student ensemble in a program of works by U-M composition faculty and alumni, including premieres of both Caros Simon’s Let My People Go and Michael Daugherty’s Passacaglia in Primary Colors. Also, Roshanne Etezady’s Anahita, “Marches Funéraires Et Dansante” from William Bolcom’s 1st Symphony for Band, and Erik Santos’s The Seer, a dramatic piece based on the poetry of Langston Hughes, featuring tenor Scott Piper. Preceded at 7:15 p.m. by a brief talk. 8 p.m., Hill Auditorium. Free. 615–3204.