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Contemporary Directions Ensemble: U-M Music School.:
Jayce Ogren conducts this music student ensemble in 3 works by contemporary Puerto Rican composer Roberto Sierra, a student of György Ligeti whose music incorporates Latin rhythms and melodic sensibility. The program includes his small chamber piece Octeto En Cuatro Tiempos, the quiet yet rhythmically intricate Güell Concert, and I Am Carmen Miranda, a haunting, dramatic piece for soprano and large chamber ensemble. Sierra is in attendance as part of his residency working with U-M composition students. 8 p.m., U-M Moore Bldg. Hankinson Rehearsal Hall, 1100 Baits. Livestream available at myumi.ch/HankinsonWatch. Free. 615-3204., . . . . . .