Two Jades Goes On Tour in China


Two Jades with Xiang Gao, violin soloist

The University of Michigan’s Symphony Band, led by Michael Haithcock, Director of University Bands, will tour China beginning May 7, 2011 with violin soloist Xiang Gao, following a “bon voyage” concert in Hill Auditorium on Thursday, May 5th. Hailed for it’s “breathtaking precision and detailed, polished, and expressive phrasing,” (American Record Guide) the Symphony Band will bring its artistry to Hangzhou, Shanghai, Xi’an, Shenyang, Beijing and Tianjin. The tour will culminate in a “welcome home” finale performance in Los Angeles on Sunday, May 29th, with an event presented by theLos Angeles Philharmonic at the Frank Gehry-designedWalt Disney Concert Hall.

The Symphony Band’s tour repertoire features premieres of new works by William BolcomMichael DaughertyKristin Kuster, and Bright Sheng.

The tour is generously sponsored by the University of Michigan Provost’s Office, Office of the President, the University of Michigan Confucius Institute and Chinese Language Council International (Hanban).

Follow the tour on website: UM Symphony Band Tour of China

Follow the tour blog: UM Symphony Band China Tour Blog

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