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Music: Classical, Religious, & Cabaret - Week of September 11, 2017

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


September 2017
 10-11:30 a.m.  Free! 

Weekly Rehearsal: Women's Chamber Chorus.

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Every Mon., Sept. 11-Dec. 4. All women who can carry a tune, read music, and harmonize with a group are invited to join this independent 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., First Presbyterian Church, 1432 Washtenaw. Free to visitors ($125 per semester dues for those who join). womenschamberchorus.com. 665-9271. [map]


 4:45 p.m.  Free! 

Michigan Marching Band Practice.

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Every Mon.-Thurs. and Sept. 9 & 16. 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. Rehearsals usually last 1-2 hours. Also, on Sept. 9 & 16 (game days), a Drumline Step Show on the front steps of Revelli Hall (10:30 a.m., 350 E. Hoover).
10:30 a.m. (Sept. 4), 4:45 (all other Mon.-Thurs. dates), 7 a.m. (Sept. 9 & 16 game days), Elbel Field, Hill at Division. Free. 764-0582. [map]


 7:30-9 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 p.m., St. Andrew's Episcopal Church, 306 N. Division. Free to visitors ($35 annual dues). 274-9463. [map]


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Tuesday


September 2017
 4:45 p.m.  Free! 

Michigan Marching Band Practice.

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Every Mon.-Thurs. and Sept. 9 & 16. 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. Rehearsals usually last 1-2 hours. Also, on Sept. 9 & 16 (game days), a Drumline Step Show on the front steps of Revelli Hall (10:30 a.m., 350 E. Hoover).
10:30 a.m. (Sept. 4), 4:45 (all other Mon.-Thurs. dates), 7 a.m. (Sept. 9 & 16 game days), Elbel Field, Hill at Division. Free. 764-0582. [map]


 7 p.m.  Free! 

Huron Valley Harmonizers Chapter of the Barbershop Harmony Society.

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Every Tues. All male singers invited to join the weekly rehearsals of this local barbershop harmony chorus.
7 p.m., Stony Creek United Methodist Church, 8635 Stony Creek Rd., Ypsilanti. Free to visitors ($130 annual dues for those who join). 796-7467. [map]


 7:15-9:15 p.m.  Free! 

Open Rehearsal: Ann Arbor Grail Singers.

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Sept. 12, 19, & 26. All women invited to join this women's chamber choir to sing early music. This month's rehearsals include auditions for new members.
7:15-9:15 p.m., location TBA. Free. AnnArborGrailSingers.org, 662-0631. [map]


 8 p.m.  Free! 

Winston Choi: U-M School of Music.

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Performance by this accomplished Canadian concert pianist who is known for his insightful commentary and commitment to performing works by living composers.
8 p.m., U-M Moore Bldg. Britton Recital Hall, 1100 Baits (off Broadway), North Campus. Free. 615-3204. [map]


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Wednesday


September 2017
 4:45 p.m.  Free! 

Michigan Marching Band Practice.

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Every Mon.-Thurs. and Sept. 9 & 16. 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. Rehearsals usually last 1-2 hours. Also, on Sept. 9 & 16 (game days), a Drumline Step Show on the front steps of Revelli Hall (10:30 a.m., 350 E. Hoover).
10:30 a.m. (Sept. 4), 4:45 (all other Mon.-Thurs. dates), 7 a.m. (Sept. 9 & 16 game days), Elbel Field, Hill at Division. Free. 764-0582. [map]


 7:30 p.m.  Free! 

Open rehearsal: The Arbor Consort.

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All interested singers in all voice parts are invited to attend our open rehearsal from 7:30-9:30 pm. Nonmembers may attend up to two rehearsals before they are required to audition to continue as a member. It is not necessary to prepare a piece. The Arbor Consort is a semi-professional, nonprofit organization that performs a cappella Renaissance and Victorian era vocal music in period costumes. We are the official madrigal group of the Michigan Renaissance Festival. For more information contact president@thearborconsort.org, visit our website www.thearborconsort.org, or see our Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/TheArborConsort/
Cavalry United Methodist Church, 1415 Miller Ave. Free. president@thearborconsort.org www.arborconsort.org [map]



 8 p.m.  Free! 

Matthew Bengtson: EMU Music Department.

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This U-M piano professor performs works by Mozart, Haydn, Beethoven, and CPE Bach.
8 p.m., EMU Honors College Auditorium, 511 W. Forest, Ypsilanti. Free. 487-2255. [map]


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Thursday


September 2017
 10 a.m.  Free! 

"The Language of Music and the Music of Language": Ann Arbor Area Piano Teachers Guild.

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U-M piano professor Logan Skelton gives a lecture, with musical examples, on how to read musical notation creatively, how to determine a composer's intentions, and other related topics.
10 a.m., Kerrytown Concert House, 415 N. Fourth Ave. Free. 665-5346. [map]


 4:45 p.m.  Free! 

Michigan Marching Band Practice.

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Every Mon.-Thurs. and Sept. 9 & 16. 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. Rehearsals usually last 1-2 hours. Also, on Sept. 9 & 16 (game days), a Drumline Step Show on the front steps of Revelli Hall (10:30 a.m., 350 E. Hoover).
10:30 a.m. (Sept. 4), 4:45 (all other Mon.-Thurs. dates), 7 a.m. (Sept. 9 & 16 game days), Elbel Field, Hill at Division. Free. 764-0582. [map]


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Friday


September 2017
 7:30 p.m.  Free! 

Stephen Shipps: U-M School of Music.

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This U-M violin professor is joined by pianist Mi Eun Kim and cellist Wei Yu in a program of Czech music, including Martinu's Piano Trio no. 2, Smetana's From My Homeland, Janacek's Pohadka, and Dvorak's Piano Trio in F Minor.
7:30 p.m., U-M Moore Bldg. Britton Recital Hall, 1100 Baits (off Broadway), North Campus. Free. 615-3204. [map]


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Saturday


September 2017
 7 a.m.  Free! 

Michigan Marching Band Practice.

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Every Mon.-Thurs. and Sept. 9 & 16. 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. Rehearsals usually last 1-2 hours. Also, on Sept. 9 & 16 (game days), a Drumline Step Show on the front steps of Revelli Hall (10:30 a.m., 350 E. Hoover).
10:30 a.m. (Sept. 4), 4:45 (all other Mon.-Thurs. dates), 7 a.m. (Sept. 9 & 16 game days), Elbel Field, Hill at Division. Free. 764-0582. [map]


 8 p.m. 

"Ein Fest Burg Ist Unser Gott: Music of the German Reformation": Academy of Early Music.

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Indiana-based Baroque sextet Echoing Air performs German Reformation motets and sonatas by Schütz, Buxtehude, Rosenmüller, Becker, and Schein. With countertenors Steven Rickards and Nathan Medley, recorder player and Baroque flutist Jeffrey Collier, harpsichordist Thomas Gerber, viola da gambist and Baroque cellist Christine Kyprianides, and Keith Collins, who plays recorder, Baroque bassoon, and early harp. Preceded at 7:15 p.m. by a lecture on the program.
8 p.m., St. Andrew's Episcopal Church, 306 N. Division. Tickets $30 (seniors, $25; students, $10) in advance at Bookbound (1729 Plymouth Rd.), Academyofearlymusic.org, & by phone. $35 (seniors, $30; students, $15) at the door. 228-4338. [map]


 8 p.m. 

"Opening Night Gala: Broadway, Bernstein, Bravissimo!": Ann Arbor Symphony Orchestra.

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The orchestra is joined by Detroit soprano Jacqueline Echols and NYC-based baritone Lucas Meachem in Bernstein's Candide Overture and West Side Story Overture, "Largo al Factotum" from Rossini's Barber of Seville, "O Mio Babbino Caro" from Puccini's Gianni Schicchi, "La ci Darem la Mano" from Mozart's Don Giovanni, "Di Provenza" and "Addio del Passato" from Verdi's La Traviata, "Wunderbar" from Porter's Kiss Me Kate, and several Gershwin selections, including "Embraceable You" from East is West, "Summertime" from Porgy and Bess, and "Lady Be Good." The program also includes Ravel's arrangement of Mussorgsky's Pictures at an Exhibition, with video projection by Seattle artist Adrian Wyard. Preceded at 7 p.m. by a lecture on the program.
8 p.m., Hill Auditorium. Tickets $20-$75 in advance at a2so.com & the AASO office (35 Research Dr., ste. 100), and (if available) at the door. 994-4801. [map]



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Sunday


September 2017
 4 p.m.  Free! 

Canceled--String Preparatory Academy Faculty Recital: U-M School of Music.

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This event has been canceled.
4 p.m., U-M Moore Bldg. Britton Recital Hall, 1100 Baits (off Broadway), North Campus. Free. 615-3204. [map]


 4 p.m.  Free! 

Dady Mehta: EMU Music Department.

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EMU piano professor emeritus performs 2 solo Mozart pieces--the Fantasie in C Minor and the Sonata in C Minor--and Beethoven's Sonata in C Minor, and he's joined on violin by his son, Ventura Music Festival director Nuvi Mehta, for a performance of Beethoven's Sonata for Piano and Violin in F Major.
4 p.m., EMU Pease Auditorium, W. Cross at College Place, Ypsilanti. Free. 487-2255.



 8 p.m.  Free! 

Idit Shner: U-M School of Music.

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This Oregon saxophonist premieres commissioned works for soprano and alto saxophonist. With pianist Grace Choi.
8 p.m., U-M Walgreen Drama Center Stamps Auditorium, 1226 Murfin, North Campus. Free. 615-3204. [map]


 8 p.m.  Free! 

Yizhak Schotten: U-M School of Music.

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This U-M viola professor is joined by several other U-M music professors and a student ensemble in performances of Telemann's Partie Polonaise, Bach's Brandenburg Concerto no. 6, Wilhelm Friedemann Bach's Sonata for Violin and Harpsichord, Bruch's 5 Pieces from Romeo and Juliet, and Borisovsky's arrangement of Prokofiev's 5 Pieces from Romeo and Juliet. With violists Joachim Angster and McKayla Talasek, pianist Katherine Collier, bassist Maximilian Dimoff, cellist Anthony Elliot, and harpshichordist Joseph Gascho.
8 p.m., U-M Moore Bldg. Britton Recital Hall, 1100 Baits (off Broadway), North Campus. Free. 615-3204. [map]






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