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Celebrating the Stearns Collection of Musical Instruments: An International and Intertemporal Musicscape

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Celebrating the Stearns Collection of Musical Instruments: An International and Intertemporal Musicscape
The William P. Malm Performance Series

The Stearns Collection presents an exciting multigenre concert highlighting dozens of unique instruments, including several that have been recently donated and others that have been recently invented and will receive their world premier public performances. The program features U-M student and faculty performers, including a Gamelan Ensemble, a Chinese Orchestra, European Renaissance and Baroque instruments, and analog synthesizers. A recently donated orpharion and automatic banjo will be heard, as well as premiere performances of the xylopong table, the electromagnetic harpsichord, and the collection’s newly restored vintage Moog synthesizer.

ABOUT THE WILLIAM P. MALM STEARNS COLLECTION CONCERT SERIES AND INSTRUMENT PRESERVATION FUND

This concert series and fund is named in honor of William P. Malm, University of Michigan Professor Emeritus of Music and Director of the Stearns Collection of Musical Instruments. Professor Malm’s glorious career is marked by his leading role in the early establishment of a highly ranked graduate program in ethnomusicology at the University of Michigan that continues to train generations of distinguished scholars. He is recognized internationally for nurturing and raising the stature of the Stearns Collection, among the most diverse and extraordinary holdings of musical instruments on a university campus.

April 30 7:30 PM
Hankinson Rehearsal Hall
The Moore Building
1100 Baits Dr.
Ann Arbor, MI 49109
Hosted by the Stearns Collection of Musical Instruments

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