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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


November 2013
 7 p.m.  Free! 

"A Cappellapalooza": Ann Arbor Public Schools.

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Performances by extracurricular a cappella groups from Huron, Pioneer, and Skyline high schools.
7 p.m., Skyline High School, 2552 N. Maple. Free. 994-6515. [map]
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 7:30 p.m.  Free! 

EMU Jazz & Percussion Ensembles: EMU Music Department.

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John Dorsey and Donald Babcock direct these 2 music student ensembles in a program of music by Duke Ellington and Count Basie.
7:30 p.m., EMU Pease Auditorium, W. Cross at College Place, Ypsilanti Free. 487-2255.
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 8 p.m.  Free! 

"Mad about Chamber Music": Kerrytown Concert House.

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U-M music professor Christopher Harding directs U-M music students in an informal concert of classical music TBA. Proceeds benefit a local charity TBA.
8 p.m., KCH, 415 N. Fourth Ave. Free; donations accepted at the door. Reservations recommended. 769-2999. [map]
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 8 p.m.  Free! 

Baroque Chamber Orchestra: U-M School of Music.

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Aaron Berofsky and Edward Parmentier conduct this music student ensemble in Handel's Concerto Grosso, Telemann's Concerto in A minor for Recorder and Strings with recorder soloist Noniko Hsu, Gibbons' Go from My Window, and Byrd's The Leaves Be Green.
8 p.m., U-M Music School Blanche Anderson Moore Hall, 1100 Baits (off Broadway), North Campus. Free. 764-0594. [map]
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 8 p.m.  Free! 

Concert Band: U-M School of Music.

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Mark Norman conducts this music student ensemble in an eclectic program: Dukas' Fanfare from La Peri, Francaix's Misfortunes of Sophie: Seven Dances, Susato's Selections from the Danserye, Bryant's Ecstatic Waters, and Bates's Mothership.
8 p.m., Hill Auditorium. Free. 764-0594. [map]
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Rushes Ensemble: U-M School of Music.

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This septet of leading bassoonists performs Michael Gordon's Rushes, a 55-minute tour de force that weaves melodic lines into kaleidoscopic waves of rhythmic texture.
8 p.m., U-M Walgreen Drama Center Stamps Auditorium, 1226 Murfin, North Campus. Free. 764-0594. [map]
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Tuesday


November 2013
 5:30 p.m.  Free! 

"Musical Meditations": Temple Beth Emeth/St. Clare's Episcopal Church.

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Every Tues. TBE cantor Annie Rose and St. Clare's music director John Goodell collaborate on musical programs TBA.
5:30 p.m., TBE/St. Clare's, 2309 Packard. Free. 665-4744. [map]
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 7-8:30 p.m.  Free! 

New Horizons Band: Saline Senior Center.

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Every Tues. & Thurs., except Dec. 19-Jan. 6. Bring a band instrument. Beginners are asked to call ahead to set up lessons.
7-8:30 p.m. (Tues.) and 1-2:30 p.m. (Thurs.), Liberty School band room, 7265 Saline-Ann Arbor Rd., Saline. Free. 429-1742. [map]
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 8 p.m.  Free! 

Arts Chorale: U-M School of Music.

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Glen Thomas Rideout directs this ensemble of nonmusic majors in Gallus's "Gaec Dies," MacMillan's "O Radiant Dawn," Chilcott's "Two Singing Songs: Singing of Birds," Debussy's "Quant j'ai ouy le tabourin," Thompson's "The Road Not Taken" from Frostiana, Guastavino's "Viento Norte" from Indianas, Pottle's "Jabberwocky," Hopkins' "Past Life Melodies," Schumann's "Zigeunerleben," Chilcott's arrangement of "MLK," Estevez's "Mata del anima sola," and Runswick's arrangement of "Blackbird."
8 p.m., Hill Auditorium. Free. 764-0594. [map]
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Wednesday


November 2013
 12:15 p.m.  Free! 

U-M School of Music Brown Bag Recital Series.

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Nov. 13 & 27. 30-minute recitals. Bring a bag lunch, if you wish. Today: tenor and organist David Troiano.
12:15 p.m., U-M School of Public Health Community Lounge, 109 S. Observatory. Free. 764-0594. [map]
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Thursday


November 2013
 1-2:30 p.m.  Free! 

New Horizons Band: Saline Senior Center.

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Every Tues. & Thurs., except Dec. 19-Jan. 6. Bring a band instrument. Beginners are asked to call ahead to set up lessons.
7-8:30 p.m. (Tues.) and 1-2:30 p.m. (Thurs.), Liberty School band room, 7265 Saline-Ann Arbor Rd., Saline. Free. 429-1742. [map]
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Saturday


November 2013
 9 a.m.-9 p.m. 

PhoenixPhest Marathon Concert: The Phoenix Ensemble (Kerrytown Concert House).

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Nov. 30 & Dec. 1 (different programs). Nineteen hours of performances by local student and professional musicians. Nov. 30: headliners include the acclaimed local boogie-woogie pianist Matthew Ball (5 p.m.); violinist Jin Hee Kim and pianist Hyo Jung Song (6 p.m.), both internationally known South Korean musicians, performing Beethoven's Sonatas #3, #7, & #8; and another musician TBA. Door prizes. Proceeds benefit The Phoenix Ensemble Scholarship. Dec. 1: violinist Gabe Bolkosky and pianist Joel Hastings (4 p.m.) performing Mozart's Mannheim Sonatas; and another headliner musician TBA.
9 a.m.-9 p.m. (Nov. 30) & 1-8 p.m. (Dec. 1), KCH, 415 N. Fourth Ave. $50 full marathon (all headliners included), $30 single headliner concert, $10 general admission (no headliners). Reservations recommended. 769-2999. [map]
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Sunday


December 2013
 1-8 p.m. 

PhoenixPhest Marathon Concert: The Phoenix Ensemble (Kerrytown Concert House).

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Nov. 30 & Dec. 1 (different programs). Nineteen hours of performances by local student and professional musicians. Nov. 30: headliners include the acclaimed local boogie-woogie pianist Matthew Ball (5 p.m.); violinist Jin Hee Kim and pianist Hyo Jung Song (6 p.m.), both internationally known South Korean musicians, performing Beethoven's Sonatas #3, #7, & #8; and another musician TBA. Door prizes. Proceeds benefit The Phoenix Ensemble Scholarship. Dec. 1: violinist Gabe Bolkosky and pianist Joel Hastings (4 p.m.) performing Mozart's Mannheim Sonatas; and another headliner musician TBA.
9 a.m.-9 p.m. (Nov. 30) & 1-8 p.m. (Dec. 1), KCH, 415 N. Fourth Ave. $50 full marathon (all headliners included), $30 single headliner concert, $10 general admission (no headliners). Reservations recommended. 769-2999. [map]
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 7:15-8 p.m.  Free! 

"Music for Meditation": St. Andrew's Episcopal Church.

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Deborah Friauff directs the church's adult choir in a program of readings, carols, and anthems framed by contemporary American liturgical composer Peter Hallock's stark setting of the Advent chants known as the "O" Antiphons because each these 7 meditations on the attributes of Christ features a traditional text beginning with the word "O," the best known of which is "O Come, O Come Emmanuel."
7:15-8 p.m., St. Andrew's, 306 N. Division. Free. 663-0518.
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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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