Augusta Read Thomas, one of today’s most acclaimed composers, joins U-M composer Roshanne Etezady for conversation about music, art, and the creative process.
“Thomas' music… fairly explodes with an extroverted boldness of utterance audiences and musicians alike find challenging yet immediate.” (Chicago Tribune)
SMTD students perform some of Thomas’ most intimate chamber works. This program is offered in conjunction with the UMMA exhibition Exercising the Eye: The Gertrude Kasle Collection, which celebrates the pioneering gallerist, Gertrude Kasle (1917–2016), who was a key figure in the formation of Detroit’s contemporary art community in the 1960s and 70s. Kasle awakened local communities to the kind of avant-garde art she experienced in New York City and advocated for regional artists that she felt likewise broke with tradition.