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Symphony Band: U-M Music School.
Michael Haithcock leads this music student ensemble in a program highlighted by a premiere performance of recent U-M composition grad Gala Flagello’s concerto The Bird-While featuring the acclaimed Boston-based string and winds quartet Hub New Music. Also, local Pulitzer Prize-winning composer William Bolcom’s Circus Overture, contemporary American composer Scott Lindroth’s haunting and harmonically rich Passages, Percy Grainger’s Lincolnshire Posy, and U-M alum Evan Hause’s Tango Variations. Preceded at 7:15 p.m. by a brief talk. 8 p.m., Hill Auditorium. Free. 615–3204.