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College of Fine, Performing and Communication Arts (CFPCA) | Music

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May 11, 2018 | 8:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Category: Concert
Location: Schaver Music Recital Hall | Map
480 W. Hancock
Detroit, MI 48201
Cost: Free
Audience: Academic Staff, Alumni, Community, Current Graduate Students, Current Undergraduate Students, Faculty, Parents, Prospective Students, Staff


Pianist Ursula Oppens is one of the most respected figures in 20th century American music and the muse for many composers whose works she has given their world premieres.  The People United Will Never Be Defeated is a crowning achievement of her work as a commissioner of new music, fully worthy to sit alongside the Bach Goldberg and Beethoven Diabelli as epic masterpieces for the piano. 

This season’s inDepth mini-series explores three epic sets of variations for the piano, starting with Bach’s Goldberg Variations, and continuing with works by Beethoven and Rzewski in February and March.  Designed to transform the normal concert experience, each inDepth concert starts with an introduction to a featured masterpiece, continues with a complete concert performance, and concludes with an informal talk-back conversation with the artist and a reception.



Schaver Music Recital Hall
Old Main, Wayne State University
480 W Hancock, Detroit


Rzewski: Variations on "The People United Shall Never Be Defeated"


Talk-back and reception to follow


$5 advance parking available, more information here




For more information about this event, please contact Leah Celebi at 3135771783 or