May 1, 2022 4:00 pm
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“Music Tells Stories”: Yspilanti Pipe Organ Festival.

Grammy-nominated local keyboardist Pamela Ruiter-Feenstra premieres a series of her “Collaborative Investigative Compositions” which blend organ music with documentary film to explore a variety of topics including the war in Ukraine, missing young women in Venezuela, and gender violence in Mexico. The program concludes with 3 commissioned works for organ, including Ruiter-Feenstra’s Rays of Hope, Navajo composer Connor Chee’s Hózhó (Life Balance), and African American composer B.E. (Brittney) Boykin’s As God Imagines. 4 p.m., First Presbyterian Church Ypsilanti, 300 N. Washington St., Ypsilanti. Free. 579-0380.