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UMS - Sphinx Symphony Orchestra with EXIGENCE - canceled

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UMS - Sphinx Symphony Orchestra with EXIGENCE - canceled

Due to uncertainty caused by the omicron variant, the Sphinx Symphony Orchestra will not embark on their upcoming national tour. As a result, their performance scheduled for Sunday, January 30, 2022 in Hill Auditorium has been canceled. 

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.

$17-$66
04:00 PM - 05:30 PM on Sun, 30 Jan 2022