Residency and Performance of Rushes in Ann Arbor

Residency and performance of Michael Gordon’s Rushes, an hour-long piece for seven bassoons at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor November 25, 2013.

Entrepreneurship Class with the Rushes Ensemble

2:00-3:30 pm, Sunday, November 24, 2013. Stamps Auditorium, 1226 Murfin Avenue, Ann Arbor, North Campus, University of Michigan
The seven members of this unique ensemble hold multiple university teaching positions, they’ve played with countless orchestras and chamber music ensembles, and have each made a mark in the commissioning, publishing, performance and/or distribution of new music for bassoon. Add to that skills in improvisation, music technology, robotics and arts administration, and you have the makings of a rich discussion on many aspects of musical entrepreneurship. This class is free and open to the public.

Bassoon Master Class

3:30-4:30 pm, Sunday, November 24, 2013. Stamps Auditorium, 1226 Murfin Avenue, Ann Arbor, North Campus, University of Michigan. Free and open to the public.

RUSHES by Michael Gordon in Concert

8:00 pm, Monday, November 25, 2013. Stamps Auditorium, 1226 Murfin Avenue, Ann Arbor, North Campus, University of Michigan

A pre-release version of the premiere recording of this work, recorded in September 2012 at EMPAC, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute by the Rushes Ensemble, is posted for listening (but not for download) at Red Poppy Music.

To hear a brief interview with composer Michael Gordon on the genesis of the piece, take a look at this video, filmed during our workshop rehearsals in the summer of 2012. Another video produced by Red Poppy Music and taken from our dress rehearsal of the piece features a segment from the middle of the work, and that can be found here.

The classes and concert are presented with the generous support of the Sally Fleming Master Class fund at the University of Michigan School of Music, Theatre & Dance.