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Music: Classical, Religious, & Cabaret

Between the Kerrytown Concert House and the University Musical Society, an energized Ann Arbor Symphony Orchestra and dozens of smaller ensembles, Ann Arbor's classical music calendar has an opus for every taste. This category also includes choral music and a cappella groups.





 
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Monday


October 2013
 10-11:30 a.m.  Free! 

Weekly Rehearsal: Women's Chamber Chorus.

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Every Mon., Jan. 6-Apr. 21. All invited to join this independent 30-member local women's chorus to sing everything from Bach and Hungarian folk songs to madrigals and pop tunes. David Perample directs.
10 a.m.-11:30 a.m., West Side United Methodist Church, 900 S. Seventh. Free to visitors ($115 per semester dues for those who join). AFlowers@umich.edu. 665-9271. [map]
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 4:45-6:15 p.m.  Free! 

Michigan Marching Band Practice.

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Every Mon.-Fri. (except Oct. 14 & 15) & Oct. 5 & 19. The U-M's highly disciplined 200-plus-member marching band or sections thereof can be seen and heard practicing on Elbel Field. All are welcome to find a spot in the bleachers and get a sneak preview of upcoming halftime shows.
4:45-6:15 p.m. (except Oct. 5, 10 a.m.-noon and Oct. 19, 8 a.m.-noon), Elbel Field, Hill at Division. Free. 764-0582.
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 6:45 p.m.  Free! 

"Two for One Evening: Voice Department and Nadine Balbeisi Recital": U-M School of Music.

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Performances by U-M voice majors. Followed by a recital by Balbeisi, the 2013 U-M Emerging Alumni Artist award. Q&A.
6:45 p.m., U-M Music School Britton Recital Hall, 1100 Baits (off Broadway), North Campus. Free. 764-0594. [map]
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 7:30-9:30 p.m.  Free! 

Large Ensemble Meeting: Ann Arbor Recorder Society.

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All beginning and advanced players of the recorder and other early instruments invited. Directed by viol teacher and early music specialist Janet Cannon. Music provided; bring your own music stand.
7:30-9:30 p.m., St. Andrew's Episcopal Church, 306 N. Division. Free to visitors ($35 annual dues). 274-9463.
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 8 p.m.  Free! 

Concert Band: U-M School of Music.

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Mark Norman and Jonathan Caldwell conduct this music student ensemble in works inspired by poetry as well as Caribbean, South American, and Baroque European dance rhythms. The program includes Gershwin's Cuban Overture, Iannaccone's Sea Drift, Gorb's French Dances Revisited, Gandolfi's Vientos y Tangos, and Mobberly's Words of Love, a song setting of Mobberly's father's writing about the love of his life.
8 p.m., Hill Auditorium. Free. 764-0594. [map]
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Tuesday


October 2013
 10:30 a.m.  Free! 

Aviram Reichert: U-M School of Music.

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Guest recital and master class by this Seoul National University piano professor, the 1997 Van Cliburn International Piano Competition bronze medal winner.
10:30 a.m., U-M Music School Britton Recital Hall, 1100 Baits (off Broadway), North Campus. Free. 764-0594. [map]
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 4:45-6:15 p.m.  Free! 

Michigan Marching Band Practice.

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Every Mon.-Fri. (except Oct. 14 & 15) & Oct. 5 & 19. The U-M's highly disciplined 200-plus-member marching band or sections thereof can be seen and heard practicing on Elbel Field. All are welcome to find a spot in the bleachers and get a sneak preview of upcoming halftime shows.
4:45-6:15 p.m. (except Oct. 5, 10 a.m.-noon and Oct. 19, 8 a.m.-noon), Elbel Field, Hill at Division. Free. 764-0582.
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 8 p.m.  Free! 

Kent Eshelman: U-M School of Music.

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Performance by this tubaist, a U-M alum and Baylor University professor.
8 p.m., U-M Walgreen Drama Center Stamps Auditorium, 1226 Murfin, North Campus. Free. 764-0594. [map]
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Wednesday


October 2013
 10:30 a.m. 

Kate Rosen: Society for Musical Arts.

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Performance by this mezzo-soprano, a recent U-M masters of music recipient who won the SMA Young Artist Competition. The program includes cabaret songs and songs that are inspired by the cabaret tradition, including works by Kurt Weill, Benjamin Britten, Jake Heggie, Francis Poulenc and others. Followed by a meet-the-artist lunch ($15).
10:30 a.m., Ann Arbor City Club, 1830 Washtenaw. $17 (accompanying friend, $15; students with ID, $5; group rates available) at the door only. Lunch reservations required by calling 662-3279. Info: 930-0353. [map]
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 4:45-6:15 p.m.  Free! 

Michigan Marching Band Practice.

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Every Mon.-Fri. (except Oct. 14 & 15) & Oct. 5 & 19. The U-M's highly disciplined 200-plus-member marching band or sections thereof can be seen and heard practicing on Elbel Field. All are welcome to find a spot in the bleachers and get a sneak preview of upcoming halftime shows.
4:45-6:15 p.m. (except Oct. 5, 10 a.m.-noon and Oct. 19, 8 a.m.-noon), Elbel Field, Hill at Division. Free. 764-0582.
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 8 p.m. 

"Chamber Music of Schubert and Schumann": Kerrytown Concert House.

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Violinist Steve Miahky, violinist/violist Christina McGann, cellist Katri Ervamaa, and pianist Jingwen Tu-all internationally acclaimed musicians-perform Schubert's B-flat Major Trio and Schumann's Piano Quartet.
8 p.m., KCH, 415 N. Fourth Ave. $10-$25 (students, $5). Reservations recommended. 769-2999. [map]
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Thursday


October 2013
 12:10 p.m.  Free! 

Gifts of Art: U-M Hospitals.

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Every Thurs. Entertainment by local and visiting performers. Oct. 3: Traditional, original, and Latin jazz by the Edie Herrold Trio. Oct. 10: Folk music of the 60s by the Folk Revival Band, the duo of twin brothers San and Laz Slomovits (who are best known as the children's duo Gemini). Oct. 17: U-M music majors. Oct. 24: Classical piano by Paul Skripnik. Oct. 31: Indian classical music by Rajeeb Chakraborty.
12:10 p.m., U-M Hospital Main Lobby, 1500 E. Medical Center Dr. (off Fuller). Free. 936-ARTS. [map]
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 4:45-6:15 p.m.  Free! 

Michigan Marching Band Practice.

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Every Mon.-Fri. (except Oct. 14 & 15) & Oct. 5 & 19. The U-M's highly disciplined 200-plus-member marching band or sections thereof can be seen and heard practicing on Elbel Field. All are welcome to find a spot in the bleachers and get a sneak preview of upcoming halftime shows.
4:45-6:15 p.m. (except Oct. 5, 10 a.m.-noon and Oct. 19, 8 a.m.-noon), Elbel Field, Hill at Division. Free. 764-0582.
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 7 p.m.  Free! 

Erik Santos: U-M School of Music.

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This U-M composition professor performs his works that are inspired by his recent travels to Japan following the tsunami. The program includes collaborations with filmmakers Toko Shiiki and Collin McRae as well as solo songs.
7 p.m., UMMA Apse, 525 S. State. Free. 764-0594. [map]
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 7:30 p.m. 

Chanticleer: University Musical Society.

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Hailed by The New Yorker as "the world's reigning male chorus," this Grammy Award-winning 12-member ensemble from San Francisco performs seamless a cappella renditions of everything from Renaissance madrigals and Chinese folk music to gospel, jazz, and contemporary music. Tonight's program, "She Said/He Said," explores the complex and clamorous dialogue between the sexes through love songs including bawdy Renaissance madrigals, the Cole Porter standard "So in Love," and Ravel's "Trois chansons," as well as music by original and subversive female voices and composers, such as Hildegard von Bingen's "Plainchant," Joni Mitchell's "Both Sides Now," and a new commission by the contemporary composer Stacy Garrop.
7:30 p.m., St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church, 2250 E. Stadium. Tickets $45-$55, in advance at ums.org, by phone, and (if available) at the door. 764-2538. [map]
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 8 p.m. 

Elizabeth Lesesne Dixon: Kerrytown Concert House.

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This respected local pianist performs songs TBA. Proceeds support the Huron High School band's trip to France.
8 p.m., KCH, 415 N. Fourth Ave. $20 general admission (students, $10). Reservations recommended. 769-2999. [map]
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 8 p.m.  Free! 

"The Music of William Horne": U-M School of Music.

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U-M grad students and faculty perform Horne's works for voice, piano, cello, and flute. With an appearance by Horne.
8 p.m., U-M Music School Britton Recital Hall, 1100 Baits (off Broadway), North Campus. Free. 764-0594. [map]
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Friday


October 2013
 4:45-6:15 p.m.  Free! 

Michigan Marching Band Practice.

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Every Mon.-Fri. (except Oct. 14 & 15) & Oct. 5 & 19. The U-M's highly disciplined 200-plus-member marching band or sections thereof can be seen and heard practicing on Elbel Field. All are welcome to find a spot in the bleachers and get a sneak preview of upcoming halftime shows.
4:45-6:15 p.m. (except Oct. 5, 10 a.m.-noon and Oct. 19, 8 a.m.-noon), Elbel Field, Hill at Division. Free. 764-0582.
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 7:30 p.m.  Free! 

Alfred Fedak: First Presbyterian Church.

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This Albany (NY) composer-organist is joined by the church's chancel choir for a performance of his requiem For the Living. Fedak also performs the premiere of his Fanfare, Reflection, and Dance, a work honoring U-M organ professor Marilyn Mason that was commissioned by the American Guild of Organists, and his Epiphanies, a works for organ and oboe featuring oboist Sipkje Pesnichak.
7:30 p.m., First Presbyterian Church, 1432 Washtenaw. Free. 662-4466. [map]
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 7:30 p.m.  Free! 

EMU Symphony Orchestra: EMU Music Department.

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Kevin Miller directs this music student ensemble in Dvorak's New World Symphony. Also, Bruch's Kol Nidrei with EMU cello professor Diane Winder and Moncayo's Huapango with high school string players attending EMU Stringfest '13 today.
7:30 p.m., Pease Auditorium, EMU campus, W. Cross at College Place, Ypsilanti. Free. 487-2282.
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 8 p.m. 

Matthew Ardizzone: Kerrytown Concert House.

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This talented classical guitarist performs a program of music TBA.
8 p.m., KCH, 415 N. Fourth Ave. $10-$25 (students, $5). Reservations recommended. 769-2999. [map]
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Saturday


October 2013
 2-5 p.m.  Free! 

Shape Note Singing: Ann Arbor Sacred Harp.

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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]
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 7 p.m. 

"ACTivate the Cure": Greenhills School.

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Greenhills students and faculty present a variety show. Proceeds benefit breast cancer research.
7 p.m., Greenhills School Campbell Center for the Performing Arts, 850 Greenhills Dr. $10 (students & seniors, $7). 769-4010. [map]
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 8 p.m. 

Takacs Quartet: University Musical Society.

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Founded in Hungary in 1975, this world-renowned, Boulder-based ensemble-and UMS crowd-favorite-is known for its warmth, eloquence, and discipline, and for the ease with which it masters demanding pieces. Violinists Edward Dusinberre and Karoly Schranz, violist Geraldine Walther, and cellist Andras Fejer are "four of the best string alchemists on the planet," writes a Chicago Tribune reviewer. Tonight they perform Beethoven's Quartet in C minor, Janacek's Quartet No. 2, and Smetana's Quartet No. 1 in E minor.
8 p.m., Rackham Auditorium. Tickets $24-$50, in advance at ums.org, by phone, and (if available) at the door. 764-2538. [map]
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Sunday


October 2013
 3 p.m.  Free! 

Recital: Ann Arbor School for the Performing Arts.

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Performances by young local musicians.
3 p.m., AASPA, 637 S. Main. Free. 213-2000. [map]
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 3:30 p.m. 

Ypsilanti Symphony Orchestra.

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Adam Riccinto directs this volunteer community orchestra in a program highlighted by American composer Henry Hadley's 1910 symphony, North, East, South, West. Also, other works TBA.
3:30 p.m., WCC Morris Lawrence Bldg. Towsley Auditorium, 4800 E. Huron River Dr. $12 (seniors age 65 & over, students with ID, and kids under age 12, $7; family, $25) in advance at ypsilantisymphony.org and at the door. 507-1451. [map]
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 4 p.m.  Free! 

Aya Higuchi: St. James Episcopal Church.

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Performance by this U-M piano professor. Program TBA. Followed by a Harvest Dinner (donation; reservations requested).
4 p.m., St. James, 3279 Broad St., Dexter. Free, but donations to Faith in Action accepted. 426-8247. [map]
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