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Sunday, January 29, 2023 4:00 PM // Hill Auditorium

25th Anniversary Tour
Sphinx Symphony Orchestra
EXIGENCE (Eugene Rogers, music director)

 

In this concert, postponed from January 2021, Detroit’s Sphinx Organization celebrates its 25th anniversary, and UMS presents the full orchestra on its first-ever national tour, immediately after its Sphinx Competition performances.

The all-Black and Latinx Sphinx Symphony Orchestra is composed of top professionals from around the country, with members serving as mentors to Competition finalists and promoting works by Black and Latinx composers. Sphinx’s vocal ensemble, EXIGENCE, joins the ensemble for several pieces, including Joel Thompson’s Seven Last Words of the Unarmed, a powerful multi-movement choral work that was premiered by the U-M Glee Club in 2016 and memorializes the last words spoken by seven African-American men killed by police or other authority figures.

This concert is presented in conjunction with SphinxConnect, a national convening focused on diversity and inclusion in the arts.

PROGRAM

Carlos Simon Motherboxx Connection
Samuel Coleridge-Taylor Ballade for Orchestra
Valerie Coleman Seven O’Clock Shout
Michael Abels Delights and Dances
Traditional, arr. Augustus Hill Fix Me, Jesus
Carlos Cordero Holding Our Breath
Joel Thompson Seven Last Words of the Unarmed
John Legend / Common, arr. Eugene Rogers “Glory” from Selma

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25th Anniversary Tour
Sphinx Symphony Orchestra
EXIGENCE (Eugene Rogers, music director)

Hill Auditorium
Season ticket packages are now available!
Individual event tickets on sale Tue Aug 2

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1/29/23 4:00 PM
Hill Auditorium

25th Anniversary Tour
Sphinx Symphony Orchestra
EXIGENCE (Eugene Rogers, music director)

Order 2022/23 Season Tickets
Season ticket packages are now available!
Individual event tickets on sale Tue Aug 2
DETAILS

In this concert, postponed from January 2021, Detroit’s Sphinx Organization celebrates its 25th anniversary, and UMS presents the full orchestra on its first-ever national tour, immediately after its Sphinx Competition performances.

The all-Black and Latinx Sphinx Symphony Orchestra is composed of top professionals from around the country, with members serving as mentors to Competition finalists and promoting works by Black and Latinx composers. Sphinx’s vocal ensemble, EXIGENCE, joins the ensemble for several pieces, including Joel Thompson’s Seven Last Words of the Unarmed, a powerful multi-movement choral work that was premiered by the U-M Glee Club in 2016 and memorializes the last words spoken by seven African-American men killed by police or other authority figures.

This concert is presented in conjunction with SphinxConnect, a national convening focused on diversity and inclusion in the arts.

PROGRAM (Sun 1/29/2023: Hill Auditorium)

Carlos Simon Motherboxx Connection
Samuel Coleridge-Taylor Ballade for Orchestra
Valerie Coleman Seven O’Clock Shout
Michael Abels Delights and Dances
Traditional, arr. Augustus Hill Fix Me, Jesus
Carlos Cordero Holding Our Breath
Joel Thompson Seven Last Words of the Unarmed
John Legend / Common, arr. Eugene Rogers “Glory” from Selma

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25th Anniversary Tour
Sphinx Symphony Orchestra
EXIGENCE (Eugene Rogers, music director)

Hill Auditorium
Season ticket packages are now available!
Individual event tickets on sale Tue Aug 2

CHOOSE A PERFORMANCE:

Order 2022/23 Season Tickets

Or call the ticket office at 734-764-2538

* Student, Senior and Group Discounts may be available

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