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Symphonic Band and Wind Symphony Concerts: EMU Music Department.:
J. Nick Smith and Mary K. Schneider direct these music student ensembles in a joint concert of mostly 21st-century music. The Symphonic Band’s program includes Shelley Hanson’s 2005 Albanian Dance, Michael Colgrass’s 2007 Mysterious Village, Donald Grantham’s 2014 Sol y Sombra, and John Zdechlik’s 1872 Chorale and Shaker Dance. Highlights of the Wind Symphony program include Jennifer Higdon’s 2012 Mysterium, Ottorino Respighi’s 1924 masterwork “Pines of Appian Way,” Johannes Hanssens’ popular 1904 “Valdres March,” and selections from Joel Love’s 2019 Solace: A Lyric Concerto featuring EMU student Rimas Stapusaitis on alto saxophone. 7:30 p.m., EMU Pease Auditorium, 494 College Pl., Ypsilanti. Free. 487–4143., . . . . . .