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Saturday, April 14, 2018 8:00 PM // Michigan Theater

Sorrow — A Reimagining of Górecki’s Third Symphony
Colin Stetson

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Henryk Górecki’s iconic third symphony, often called “Symphony of Sorrowful Songs,” made a huge impact on listeners in the early 1990s and was a musical touchstone for virtuoso saxophonist and Ann Arbor native Colin Stetson.

The work’s three movements centered around three laments, each focused in some way to child being taken away from a mother. Celebrated for the way he “demolishes clichés to unleash fresh, unexpected energies,” (Pitchfork) Stetson takes on the mammoth task of reimagining Górecki’s symphony for an expansive and contemporary sonic palate. Sorrow, his inspired new interpretation of the heartbreaking work, is “timeless and of the moment.” (PopMatters) It draws on a uniquely constructed 11-member ensemble (including Arcade Fire’s Sarah Neufeld), employing electric guitars, synthesizers, drums, strings, woodwinds, and soprano to create transformative extensions of the emotional core of the piece.

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Saturday, April 14, 2018 8:00 PM // Michigan Theater
Sorrow — A Reimagining of Górecki’s Third Symphony
Colin Stetson

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4/14/18 8:00 PM
Michigan Theater

Sorrow — A Reimagining of Górecki’s Third Symphony
Colin Stetson

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Henryk Górecki’s iconic third symphony, often called “Symphony of Sorrowful Songs,” made a huge impact on listeners in the early 1990s and was a musical touchstone for virtuoso saxophonist and Ann Arbor native Colin Stetson.

The work’s three movements centered around three laments, each focused in some way to child being taken away from a mother. Celebrated for the way he “demolishes clichés to unleash fresh, unexpected energies,” (Pitchfork) Stetson takes on the mammoth task of reimagining Górecki’s symphony for an expansive and contemporary sonic palate. Sorrow, his inspired new interpretation of the heartbreaking work, is “timeless and of the moment.” (PopMatters) It draws on a uniquely constructed 11-member ensemble (including Arcade Fire’s Sarah Neufeld), employing electric guitars, synthesizers, drums, strings, woodwinds, and soprano to create transformative extensions of the emotional core of the piece.

BUY TICKETS

Saturday, April 14, 2018 8:00 PM, Michigan Theater
Sorrow — A Reimagining of Górecki’s Third Symphony
Colin Stetson

PERFORMANCE DAY:

April 2018
SMTWTFS
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PERFORMANCE TIME:

Buy Tickets

Or call the ticket office at 734-764-2538

* Student, Senior and Group Discounts may be available

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FUNDED IN PART BY

  • Building Audiences for Sustainability initiative at The Wallace Foundation

MEDIA PARTNERS

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