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Musical Theatre Senior Showcase
10:00am, Duderstadt Center (Media Union), Gallery
Tuesday-Saturday @ 10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Sunday & Monday @ 12:00 PM - 6:00 PM
The Annual Exhibition of Art by Michigan Prisoners is one of the largest exhibitions of art by incarcerated artists in the country. Each year, faculty, staff and students from U-M travel to correctional facilities across Michigan and select work for the exhibition while providing feedback and critique that strengthens artists’ work and builds community around art making inside prisons.
Gallery opening at 10:00 AM and opening reception at 7:00 PM with guest speakers from U-M, the Michigan Department of Corrections, and artists from previous exhibitions.
The 22nd Annual Exhibition of Art by Michigan Prisoners is supported by the Michigan Council for Arts and Cultural Affairs. Free - no tickets required
4:30pm, Earl V. Moore Building, Britton Recital Hall
Deborah Bish, clarinet; Corinne Stillwell, violin; Jihye Chang, piano
Works for Clarinet, Violin & Piano by Schoenfield, Puts, Larsen, and Khachaturian.
PROGRAM: Khachaturian- Trio for Clarinet, Violin, and Piano; Libby Larsen- Slang; Kevin Puts- Three Nocturnes; Paul Schoenfield- Trio for Clarinet, Violin, and Piano. Free - no tickets required
5:30pm, Walgreen Drama Center, Stamps Auditorium
PROGRAM: Beethoven - Piano and Cello Sonata op. 5 no. 2 in G Minor; Prokofiev - Sonata for Cello and Piano in C Major, op. 119; Brahms - Piano Quartet op. 25 no. 1 in G Minor. Free - no tickets required
7:30pm, Walgreen Drama Center, Arthur Miller Theatre
Mar. 30 & Apr. 6 at 7:30 PM
Mar. 31 & Apr. 1, 7 & 8 at 8 PM
Apr. 2 & 9 at 2 PM
A fanciful drama by Robert O’Hara
Directed by Timothy Douglas
Dept. of Theatre & Drama
This award-winning play, described as “Roots meets The Wizard of Oz,” is a time-travel fantasy of black history set around the Nat Turner uprising.
This play contains depictions of violence, cruelty, and strong language that may prove offensive to some. Recommended for mature audiences. General admission $28/ $12 with student ID
7:30pm, Earl V. Moore Building, Britton Recital Hall
Student string quartets perform music by Mozart, Beethoven, Frank, and Brahms. Free - no tickets required
8:00pm, Rackham Graduate School (Horace H.), Auditorium
Dennis Wilson, director
This performance features special guests the Ann Arbor Trombone Choir, Jonathan Holtfreter, director. Free - no tickets required
8:00pm, Earl V. Moore Building, McIntosh Theatre
Composing for Flute and Self-publishing
A recital with Ian Clarke will follow the lecture, with Dianne Frazer, piano.
Clarke is acknowledged as one of the leading player/composers in the flute world. His compositions have been performed across five continents on stages ranging from London’s South Bank to the Glastonbury Rock Festival and have been featured in countless recitals including four consecutive BBC Young Musician Woodwind finals. These wide-ranging published works are establishing themselves as some of the most exciting flute repertoire of today and are being embraced by internationally acclaimed performers, syllabuses, teachers, colleges & students alike. Free - no tickets required
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