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Campus Orchestras: U-M Music School.:
Performance by 2 ensembles of nonmusic majors. Luca Antonucci directs the Campus Philharmonia Orchestra in Bartok’s Romanian Folk Dances, the first 2 movements of 18th-century Creole French composer Chevalier de Saint-Georges’ Symphony No. 2, the Midwest premiere of contemporary Estonian composer Pärt Uusberg’s Avanemised (Openings), and Finlandia, Sibelius’srousing symphonic tone poem written in 1899 as a covert protest against increasing censorship from the Russian Empire. Also, the Campus Symphony Orchestra, led by Aleksandr Polyakov, performs 20th-century African American composer Florence Price’s Dances in the Canebrakes, and French Romantic composer César Franck’s best-known orchestral work, the haunting 1888 Symphony in D minor, a work in 3 (not the traditional 4) movements, each of which makes reference to the initial four-bar theme. 8 p.m., Hill Auditorium. Free. 764–0583., . . . . . .