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Creative Music at the DIA & Beyond

Roscoe Mitchell will compose new work and will perform with A Spencer Barefield Super String Symphonica at the Detroit Institute of Arts.

Creative Music at the DIA & Beyond

Roscoe Mitchell will compose new work and will perform with A Spencer Barefield Super String Symphonica at the Detroit Institute of Arts.

A. Spencer Barefield’s Creative Arts Collective (CAC), in collaboration with the Detroit Institute of Arts (DIA), presents a major 40th Anniversary Reunion concert series of newly commissioned world-premiere jazz and avant garde music at the DIA, Michigan Opera Theatre, Wright Museum of African American History, Palmer Woods Music in Homes, and workshops with musicians and students.  Funding from New Music USA will be used to commission and present composer/multi-instrumentalist Roscoe Mitchell, founder of the AACM and Art Ensemble of Chicago, to compose and perform new works for and with A. Spencer Barefield Super String Symphonica (wind, string, percussion) at the DIA. The project also includes a workshop and discussion of creative composition and performance, and takes place in Spring 2021 in the DIA’s Diego Rivera Court.

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American Contemporary Music Ensemble (ACME) presented by the Morris Museum’s Lot of Strings Festival

September 26, 2021 | 7:00 pm

Morris Museum - 6 Normandy Heights Road, Morristown, NJ

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Silver Linings

September 27, 2021 | 7:30 pm

University of Houston, Moores Opera House & Online

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Tableau in Frida Kahlo’s Oasis

September 27, 2021 | 7:00 pm

San Antonio Botanical Garden

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