Performance Title

James Blachly


John J. Cali School of Music

Date(s) of Performance

March 21-26, 2022


James Blachly and the Experiential Orchestra


Grammy winning conductor James Blachly brings his Experiential Orchestra to MSU to join forces with the MSU Symphony Orchestra in an evening of immersive music making. In true Experiential Orchestra style, the audience members will surround and be surrounded by the orchestra in creative ways as the combined ensembles present works by the Cali School Artist-in-Residence Jessie Montgomery, excerpts from Dame Ethel Smyth's opera, The Prison, and William Dawson's 1934 Symphony No. 1, Negro Folk Symphony, the composers only symphony.





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Additional Information

Monday, March 21, 2022 1:00-3:00PM Composition Practicum in Leshowitz (PUBLIC) 3:00-4:30PM Rehearsal with Kodak Quartet in Leshowitz (STUDENTS ONLY) 5-7pm Orchestra Rehearsal 201(STUDENTS ONLY)

Tuesday, March 22, 2022 2:30-3:45PM University Singers in G55 & Leshowitz (PUBLIC) 4:00-5:00PM Audition Masterclass: “How to win an audition” and expanding repertoire Winds, Brass, Strings in Leshowitz (PUBLIC) 5:15-5:45PM Wind Symphony rehearsal in 201 (STUDENTS ONLY)

Wednesday, March 23, 2022 3:00-4.30PM "Expanding our repertoire: Ethel Smyth and the African Diaspora Music Project": Leshowitz (PUBLIC) 5:00-7:00PM Orchestra Rehearsal: Ballroom (STUDENTS ONLY) 7.30-9.30PM Performance Entrepreneurship G2 or Leshowitz (STUDENTS ONLY)

Thursday, March 24, 2022 12:00-1:00PM Elementary Conducting Class: 201 (STUDENTS ONLY) 1.15-2pm Rehearsal at business school (NOT PUBLIC) 2:15-3:15PM Presentation with Kodak Quartet at the Business School (PUBLIC) 5:15-5:45PM Wind Symphony Rehearsal: 201 (STUDENTS ONLY)

Friday, March 25, 2022 5-7pm Orchestra Dress Rehearsal Ballroom (STUDENTS ONLY)

Saturday, March 26, 2022 6:15 Wine Tasting in the Ballroom (PUBLIC EVENT) 7:30pm Concert Ballroom (PUBLIC EVENT)

James Blachly

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