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Brno Philharmonic: University Musical Society.:

Dennis Russell Davies directs the signature orchestra of Brno, the Czech Republic’s second-largest city that was once home to composer Leoš Janáček. The UMS Choral Union joins the orchestra for Janáček’s Glagolitic Mass, a hymn to the Czech nation, and students from the U-M Symphony Band join in the 25-player brass fanfares in Janáček’s Sinfonietta. Also, Pulitzer-winning U-M professor emeritus William Bolcom’s Humoresk for Organ and Orchestra. Preceded at 7 p.m. in the lower lobby by “The Society for Disobedient Listeners,” an “anti-lecture” presented by Chicago-based music writer and violist Doyle Armbrust. 8 p.m., Hill Auditorium. Mask required if Washtenaw County is in the CDC’s high-risk category. Tickets $14–$72 (students $12–$20) in advance at ums.org, the Michigan League, and (if available) at the door. Info: 764–2538.

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