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Sunday, January 30, 2022 4:00 PM // Hill Auditorium

Canceled Event:
Sphinx Symphony Orchestra
with EXIGENCE

 

As Detroit’s Sphinx Organization celebrates its 25th anniversary, UMS presents the full orchestra on its first-ever national tour, immediately after its performances as part of the Sphinx Competition.

The Sphinx Symphony Orchestra is the unique all-Black and Latinx orchestra composed of top professionals from around the US, 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.

PROGRAM

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

PRINCIPAL SPONSOR

  • Ken Fischer Legacy Endowment Fund
  • Elaine and Peter Schweitzer

MEDIA PARTNERS

1/30/22 4:00 PM
Hill Auditorium

Canceled Event:
Sphinx Symphony Orchestra
with EXIGENCE

Please see details below.

As Detroit’s Sphinx Organization celebrates its 25th anniversary, UMS presents the full orchestra on its first-ever national tour, immediately after its performances as part of the Sphinx Competition.

The Sphinx Symphony Orchestra is the unique all-Black and Latinx orchestra composed of top professionals from around the US, 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.

PROGRAM (Sun 1/30/2022: Hill Auditorium)

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

PRINCIPAL SPONSOR

  • Ken Fischer Legacy Endowment Fund
  • Elaine and Peter Schweitzer

MEDIA PARTNERS