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Lisa Bielawa’s Voters’ Broadcast

Join composer Lisa Bielawa as she unveils the first of three parts of her new, broadly participatory musical work Voters’ Broadcast in this virtual event hosted by University Musical Society President Matthew VanBesien, and co-presented by University of Michigan, Ann Arbor and Kaufman Music Center in New York. Matt Albert, chair of the Department of Chamber Music at the School of Music, Theatre & Dance at the University of Michigan; Maria Torres Melgares, saxophonist and student at the School of Music, Theatre & Dance at the University of Michigan; and Oriana Hawley, violist and student at Kaufman Music Center’s Special Music School, will also speak about their experiences participating in Voters’ Broadcast.

Bielawa has created Voters’ Broadcast for an unlimited number of voices and instruments made up of choral singers and instrumentalists from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor; the University Musical Society Choral Union; Kaufman Music Center in New York; and more, for performance online and/or by socially distanced ensembles. Her mission with the work is to stimulate voter engagement, political awareness, and community participation in challenging lockdown conditions, through the act of giving voice to the concerns of fellow citizens during the lead-up to the 2020 Presidential election.

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