4 Pieces To Listen For During the Department of Music’s Upcoming Concerts

Looking for some live music to help you celebrate the beginning of spring? The UM-Flint Department of Music has four performances coming soon that offer a variety of styles, messages, and musical origins. Read (and listen) on to see what concerts fit your interest!

Sunday, April 7
“Turn the World Around” Vocal Arts Concert

The University Chorale and Chamber Singers will perform Please Stay. This hopeful piece seeks to destigmatize mental illness and challenges us to support those working through depression and thoughts of suicide.

Some of the lyrics used in the piece are adapted from Tweets using #IKeptLiving. Get inspired at 4 p.m. at First Presbyterian Church, 746 Saginaw St. Tickets $5 at the door, free with valid UMID,

Tuesday, April 9
Jazz Concert

The Jazz Ensemble and Jazz Combo will perform traditional swing, Afro-Cuban, and modern jazz compositions. Keep an ear out for a medley of Mary Pop Poppins and The Derp, both originally by the Seattle-based True Loves.

Get funky at 7:30 p.m. in the UM-Flint Theatre. $5 tickets at the door, students free with UMID.

Thursday, April 11
“Bookmarks from Japan” Wind Symphony Concert

You’ll hear a diverse set of instruments during this concert, including the Shime Daiko and Taiko drums.

Thursday night will be highlighted by Julie Giroux’s Symphony No. IV, which was inspired by a series of famous Japanese works of art reproduced as bookmarks that she received as a gift.

Let your ears travel at 7:30 p.m. in the UM-Flint Theatre. Students free with UMID or $5 suggested donation.

Sunday, April 14
“Music From Around the World” University Orchestra Concert

Featuring compositions from Germany, France, America, and Cuba, this orchestral performance is sure to be a whirlwind tour of classic and modern pieces.

Composer Felix Mendelssohn only lived to be 38, but he left behind a large body of celebrated work. Die Hebriden, Op. 26, “Fingal’s Cave” was inspired during a trip to Scotland while Mendelssohn was touring Europe as a pianist and conductor.

Hear this overture and other works at 4 p.m. in the UM-Flint Theatre. $5 suggested donation, free with UMID.