CEW Cosponsored Event: Sphinx Virtuosi with the Catalyst Quartet and Gabriela Lena Frank

Topic Areas: Special Events

September 27, 2015 - 4:00pm - 6:00pm
Rackham Auditorium, 915 East Washington Street Ann Arbor, MI 48109

Please join the Center for the Education of Women at this special concert event! Friends of the CEW can use the code CEW to receive 25% off tickets. Use the code online, over the phone, or in person at the Michigan League Ticket Office. 

*Offer expires Sept. 27, 1:30pm.

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A reception will take place at 2:30 p.m. on the 4th floor in Rackham's West Conference room prior to the performance. Please register here if you would like to attend the reception!

Why we love it: Incoming SMTD Dean Aaron Dworkin had a vision to change the culture of classical music in America, and over the past 20 years, he’s done just that; by training and nurturing young African-American and Latino/a musicians through the Detroit-based Sphinx Organization, he has changed the cultural face and perception of orchestral music in America. For this performance, the nation’s top Black and Latino classical soloists -- alumni of the Sphinx Competition -- unite for an evening of works written by or inspired by great women, including pianist, composer, and U-M alumna Gabriela Lena Frank.
Why you’ll love it: This is an incredible chance to connect with work by women who are shaping the sound of contemporary classical music and with a vital vision for what the 21st century orchestra can and will look like. Arrive early for a pre-show Tune-In Event at 3:30 pm in the Rackham East Lounge (4th floor). Just 15 minutes long, UMS Tune-In Events are pre-show talks aimed at giving you new ways to think about and interpret the performance.
Jennifer Higdon “String” from Concerto for Orchestra 
Daniel Bernard Roumain Rosa Parks Symphony 
Herman Bellstedt, Jr. Caprice on Dixie 
Joan Tower In Memory 
Gabriela Lena Frank Cuentos Errantes (Wandering Stories): Four New Folk Songs
Edward Elgar Serenade for Strings in e minor, Op. 20 
Jessie Montgomery Star-burst

A UMS Renegade Event. Supported by Candis J. and Helmut F. Stern Chamber Arts Endowment Fund and the Renegade Ventures Fund, established by Maxine and Stuart Frankel. 
Funded in part by the Building Audiences for Sustainability initiative of The Wallace Foundation.
Media Partners WGTE 91.3 FM, WRCJ 90.9 FM, and WDET 101.9 FM

Tune In with UMS for a brief pre-performance talk. Just 15 minutes long, this Tune In will offer interesting information and provocative questions for thinking about, listening to, and watching the performance. 3:30 pm at Rackham 4th floor East Lounge.

More information available here:  http://ums.org/performance/sphinx-virtuosi/#sthash.L2AK0tVM.dpuf

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