We are in the midst of an exciting collaboration with Detroit-based composer Harriet Steinke -- she is writing a multi-section work for us called Listening for Bells.  You can hear our performance of Part A of the Listening for Bells here.  Stay tuned for more sections of this beautiful work coming soon! 

Listen to our live show at the Canterbury House on September 6, 2019.

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Founded in 2018 at the University of Michigan School of Music, Virago is an ensemble that performs contemporary chamber music and free improvisation. We aim to introduce new audiences to the compelling art of free improvisation, and to collaborate with composers with similar missions to create new works for our unique instrumentation. We are currently working with Detroit-based composer Harriet Steinke to create an evening length, multi-movement composition that incorporates elements of improvisation to be premiered in February 2020.

Committed to educational outreach, Virago has developed a workshop for musicians of all levels which introduces improvisation as a means of gaining instrumental facility, developing active listening skills, and empowering individual creativity. We have been invited to do this workshop with Girls Rock Detroit and Beecher Community Schools in Flint, MI. 

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