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Improvisation & Encounter: EDGEFEST

a collaboration with the Stearns Collection of Musical Instruments, also featuring Francisco Mela, William Parker & Steve Swell
Saturday, October 30, 2021
7:00-10:00 PM
Off Campus Location
Center for World Performance Studies partners with Edgefest and the Stearns Collection of Musical Instrument for this in-person concert, featuring a collective improvisation using instruments from the Stearns Collection, by U-M students, faculty and Edgefest artists. This concert also include performances by William Parker & Francisco Mela and Steve Swell’s “If Trains Could Speak.”

All patrons and artists who wish to attend or present performances indoors at Edgefest must provide a valid, complete COVID-19 vaccination card OR proof of a negative COVID-19 test performed within the previous 72 hours prior to entry. Such proof must be presented at concert check-in, may be displayed on a smartphone OR presented as a physical copy, and must also be accompanied by a matching, valid ID for verification.

Additionally, according to current CDC recommendations, masks are required for audiences inside. When performing, artists may wear a mask, or not, at their own discretion.
Building: Off Campus Location
Location: Bethlehem United Church of Christ, 423 S. 4th Ave.
Event Type: Performance
Tags: African Diaspora, Concert, Culture, Festival, Health & Wellness, Interdisciplinary, Lifelong Learning, Multicultural, Music, Storytelling
Source: Happening @ Michigan from Center for World Performance Studies, School of Music, Theatre & Dance

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