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Virtual concert “Reparations 2” this Saturday

As the semester drags slowly forward in the limbo that is the period between Thanksgiving Break and exam week, it can be hard to stop and smell the roses as a stressed-out college student. By “stop and smell the roses,” I mean taking a break from school to enjoy oneself. What better way to have some fun than by immersing yourself in the arts? While Michigan Tech is predominantly a STEM school, we also happen to have an incredible group of artists, musicians and other creative individuals at our disposal. If you’re looking to enjoy some live music, a virtual concert, titled “Reparations 2,” will be presented this Saturday, Dec. 5 at 7:30 p.m. by Michigan Tech’s Superior Wind Symphony, under the direction of Mike Chirstianson, Director of Bands.

“Reparations 2” will showcase the work of African American composers from the 1700s onwards. Traditionally underrepresented in their fields, this concert will feature artists that have not received the attention or recognition that popular white composers have. The concert is the second of four in the Reparations series, which showcases works from minority composers of all backgrounds. 

Take some time away from your busy schedule to support local musicians and recognize underrepresented composers with this virtual concert. Immerse yourself in the calming atmosphere of the symphony, and the wondrous harmony of symphony music. 

The Superior Wind Symphony will perform “Reparations 2” virtually on Saturday, Dec. 5 at 7:30 p.m. free to the public. You can view it on the Rozsa Center’s website here, or on their Facebook page. For more information, or to add it to your calendar, check out the Michigan Tech Events Page.

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