Calendar of Events
Music: Classical, Religious, & Cabaret
Every Tues., Sept. 9-Dec. 17 and Jan. 7 through April or early May. All invited to join this fun-loving independent local mixed chorus to sing mostly familiar tunes, along with some serious music, in various genres. David Perample directs.
7-9 p.m., Gladwin barn, 4105 W. Liberty. Free to visitors ($80 per semester dues for those who join). 355-7738. [map]
Christopher James Lees conducts this music student ensemble in Berio's Chemins IV, Bermel's Coming Together, and Lera Auerbach's Last Letter.
8 p.m., U-M Music School Britton Recital Hall, 1100 Baits (off Broadway), North Campus. Free. 764-0594. [map]
Feb. 7: Chamber music by U-M grad strings students. Feb. 14: Love songs by Elvis impersonator David Joseph. Feb. 21: Detroit jazz pianist and vocalist Alvin Waddles. Feb. 28: Classical flute music by the Iridescent Flute Trio.
12:10 p.m., U-M Hospital Main Lobby, 1500 E. Medical Center Dr. (off Fuller). Free. 936-ARTS. [map]
Kenneth Kiesler conducts this music student ensemble in Stravinsky's The Rite of Spring, which premiered in 1913. Also, a concerto TBA featuring one of the music school Concerto Competition winners, and another work TBA.
8 p.m., Hill Auditorium. Free. 764-0594. [map]
U-M professors perform an all-Messiaen program inspired by the religious expression in the current exhibit of Buddhist thangkas (see Galleries). Soprano Carmen Pelton, tenor Scott Piper, and pianist Martin Katz perform ecstatic Messiaen song cycles. Pianist Christopher Harding, cellist Anthony Elliot, violinist Stephen Shipps, and clarinetist Chad Burrow perform the deeply moving Quartet for the End of Time, a work composed during Messiaen's stay in a German POW camp during WWII. Preceded at 7 p.m. by a lecture on the program by U-M music theory professor Andrew Mead.
8 p.m., UMMA Apse, 525 S. State. Free. 764-0395. [map]
Every Fri., Feb. 15-Mar. 22. Concerts by AGO members and their students.
Feb. 15: Renate McLaughlin and Morgan Byrd.
Feb. 22: Glenn Tuckery and Joshua Boyd
Mar. 1: Kipp Cortez
Mar. 8: Tim Huth
Mar. 15 & 22: Performers TBA.
Noon, First Congregational Church, 608 E. William. Free. 604-3205. [map]
This Chicago-based ensemble presents a narrative concert featuring a mix of chamber works by classical and modern composers set to stories based on interviews with children and adults living in Chicago. Program: Caleb Burhans' Excelsior, John Zorn's The Temptations of St. Anthony, and Shostakovich's String Quartet no. 9. The group's mission is to give people a new context for listening to classical music. As 5HE collaborator Ezra Clayton Daniels puts it, "There's no celebrity-culture baby-mama drama to get people to listen to Brahms."
8 p.m., Concordia University Chapel of the Holy Trinity, 4090 Geddes at Earhart. $10 (students & seniors, $5). 995-4612. [map]
This acclaimed Canadian early-music quintet performs 16th- and 17th-century music by South American composers, who, according to the ensemble's codirector, "fuse harmonies and rhythms of Europe and Africa, blended with Amerindian nuances and styles." The program also includes works by European Baroque composers who were influenced by Latin American styles. Preceded at 7 p.m. by a lecture on the program by members of the ensemble.
8 p.m., St. Andrew's Episcopal Church, 306 N. Division. Tickets $20 (seniors, $17; students, $5) in advance at AcademyOfEarlyMusic.org & Nicola's Books (Westgate shopping center), & by phone, and at the door. 528-1838.
All invited to join an afternoon of shape note, or sacred harp, singing, a form of communal hymn singing that has its roots in colonial America. Songbooks available, but singers encouraged to bring their own.
2-5 p.m., The Ark, 316 S. Main. Free, but donations accepted for music scholarships. 678-7549, 761-1451. [map]