New York Philharmonic brass section to play halftime show at University of Michigan game

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By: Associated Press

ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — The New York Philharmonic brass section plans to play alongside the University of Michigan marching band during a football halftime show next month.

The performance is at the Wolverines homecoming game against Northwestern on Oct. 10 at Michigan Stadium in Ann Arbor. Michigan announced Friday that New York Philharmonic music director Alan Gilbert will conduct the brass section during the show.

More than 1,000 musicians are expected to participate.

Word of the performance comes as the University of Michigan prepares to kick off a partnership between the New York Philharmonic and the University Musical Society that was announced last year. The orchestra will be in Ann Arbor for events in October.

The five-year partnership also will feature the New York Philharmonic in performances and educational opportunities in 2017 and 2019.