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Alan Gilbert, Philharmonic Brass to Join U-Mich Marching Band as Part of October Residency

Posted September 10, 2015

UMS SMTD

“The outlook for high steps, flag-waving and chiropractor-defying back bends is unclear,” reports The New York Times. “But next month Alan Gilbert, the music director of the New York Philharmonic, will lead the orchestra’s brass section alongside the mighty Michigan Marching Band at the homecoming football game against Northwestern.”

The 1,000-musician halftime show is one facet of the Philharmonic’s inaugural residency as part of its five-year partnership with the University Musical Society (UMS) and University of Michigan School of Music, Theatre & Dance (SMTD). 

Other highlights: three orchestral performances — two led by Alan Gilbert featuring music by Esa-Pekka Salonen, Magnus Lindberg, Beethoven, and Richard Strauss, and one led by David Newman featuring a complete screening of On the Waterfront with Bernstein’s score performed live — plus master classes by Philharmonic principals, lectures by the likes of Alan Gilbert and President Matthew VanBesien, a side-by-side chamber concert with Philharmonic musicians and SMTD students, and more.

Go Blue!