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A concert created to showcase Hill Auditorium’s organ, which was built in Detroit in 1893.
UMS and the Detroit Symphony Orchestra have partnered together for years, bringing many moving performances to UMS audiences. This latest partnership seeks to celebrate the 100th birthday of Hill Auditorium with a concert that features the Frieze Memorial Organ. The organ was built in Detroit in 1893 and displayed at the Chicago World’s Fair: Columbian Exposition, which celebrated the 400th anniversary of Christopher Columbus’s arrival in the New World. Shortly thereafter, the University purchased the organ, and it was a centerpiece of Albert Kahn’s design when Hill Auditorium was built.
James MacMillan: Tu es Petrus
J. S. Bach/Stokowski: Toccata and Fugue in d minor, BWV 565
Samuel Barber: Toccata Festiva for Organ and Orchestra, Op. 36
William Bolcom: Free Fantasia on "O Zion, Haste" and "How Firm a Foundation"
Aram Khachaturian: Symphony No. 3 in C (“Symphony-Poem”)