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Music: Classical, Religious, & Cabaret - Week of October 16, 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


October 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]


 1:30 p.m. 

Ann Arbor Symphony Orchestra: Jewish Community Center Afternoon Delights.

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An AASO woodwind quintet performs Beethoven's Wind Quintet in E-flat Major, Mozart's Wind Quintet in E-flat Major, and Johann Strauss Jr.'s Tales of the Vienna Woods. With oboist Timothy Michling, clarinetist Elliott Ross, bassoonist Christian Green, hornist Kurt Civilette, and pianist John Boonenberg.
1:30 p.m., JCC, 2935 Birch Hollow Dr. (off Stone School Rd. south of Packard). $10 in advance at a2so.org and at the door. 971-0990. [map]


 7 p.m.  Free! 

Music Program: Chelsea High School.

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Performances by various student ensembles.

Oct. 16: Fall Festival of Choirs. With choirs of kids in grades 5-12.

Oct. 25: Orchestra Halloween Concert.

Oct. 30: Echoes Concert Band.

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7 p.m., CHS auditorium, 740 N. Freer (between Old US-12 and Washington St.), Chelsea. Free. 475-4524. [map]


 7:30 p.m. 

The Whiffenpoofs: First Congregational Church.

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Performance by this well-known, longstanding Yale University men's a cappella choir.
7:30 p.m., First Congregational Church, 608 E. William. Tickets $20 & $25 (students, $10) in advance at ticketbud.com/events. 662-1679. [map]


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Tuesday


October 2017
 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 p.m. 

New Horizons Band Rehearsal.

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All musicians invited to join this 60-member senior band. Bring a band instrument. The Greenhorn Band for beginners (or those who haven't played in a long time or want to try new instruments) meets at 6 p.m.
7-9 p.m., Liberty School band room, 7265 Saline-Ann Arbor Rd., Saline. Free. 769-2613. [map]


 7-9:30 p.m.  Free! 

Voices in Harmony Sweet Adelines.

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Every Tues. All women invited to join the weekly rehearsals of this local 70-member a cappella barbershop harmony chorus.
7-9:30 p.m., UAW Local 898 Hall, 8975 Textile Rd. (west of Rawsonville Rd. off I-94), Ypsilanti. Free to visitors ($26 monthly dues for those who join). singwithus.org 612-7580. [map]


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Wednesday


October 2017
 12:15 p.m.  Free! 

Brown Bag Organ Recital: U-M School of Music.

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Performance by St. John Neumann Parish (Canton) organist Joe Moss. Bring a bag lunch, if you wish; food available at the Crossroads Café.
12:15 p.m., U-M School of Public Health Community Room, 109 S. Observatory. Free. 615-3204. [map]


 4:45 p.m. 

Michigan Marching Band Practice.

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Every Mon.-Thurs. (except Oct. 11, 16, 17, & 26) and Oct. 6, 7, & 28. 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 Oct. 7 & 28 (game days), a Drumline Step Show on the front steps of Revelli Hall (10:30 a.m., 350 E. Hoover).
4:45 (Mon.-Thurs. & Oct. 6), 7 a.m. (Oct. 7 game day), & 7:30 a.m. (Oct. 28 game day), 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]



 7:30 p.m.  Free! 

Richard Perry: U-M Octubafest.

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Performance by this University of Southern Mississippi tuba and euphonium professor.
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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Thursday


October 2017
 12:10 p.m.  Free! 

Gifts of Art Concert Series: U-M Hospitals.

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Every Thurs. Performances by area musicians. Oct. 5: U-M violin professor Danielle Belen is joined by her top students in a program of classical violin and piano music. Oct. 12: Gemily-a trio of Gemini, the nationally known local folk duo of brothers Sandor and Laszlo Slomovits, and San's daughter, violinist Emily Slomovits-performs a wide range of music, from classic songs of the 60s to traditional folk songs and dance tunes, as well as sparkling originals. Oct. 19: Vocalist Katharine Meagher and pianist Andrew Meagher perform show tunes and cabaret songs. Oct. 26: The local Ron Brooks Trio performs iconic jazz works.
12:10-1 p.m., U-M Hospital Main Lobby, 1500 E. Medical Center Dr. (off Fuller). Free. 936-ARTS. [map]


 4:45 p.m. 

Michigan Marching Band Practice.

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Every Mon.-Thurs. (except Oct. 11, 16, 17, & 26) and Oct. 6, 7, & 28. 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 Oct. 7 & 28 (game days), a Drumline Step Show on the front steps of Revelli Hall (10:30 a.m., 350 E. Hoover).
4:45 (Mon.-Thurs. & Oct. 6), 7 a.m. (Oct. 7 game day), & 7:30 a.m. (Oct. 28 game day), Elbel Field, Hill at Division. Free. 764-0582. [map]


 7 p.m. 

"All Hallows Concert": Pioneer High School Symphony Band.

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Students perform Andrew Lloyd Webber's "Phantom of the Opera," Otto Schwarz's "Mont-Blanc," James Stephenson's "Luther: in Canon," and selections from the Disney film Fantasia. Also, trick-or-treating. Costumes encouraged.
7 p.m., PHS Schreiber Auditorium, 601 W. Stadium. $5 (family, $15) in advance at showtix4u.com. 994-2120. [map]


 7:30 p.m.  Free! 

Solo Recitals: U-M Octubafest.

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Oct. 19 & 24. Performances by students of U-M tuba and euphonium professor Fritz Kaenzig.
7:30 p.m., U-M Moore Bldg. Britton Recital Hall, 1100 Baits (off Broadway), North Campus. Free. 615-3204. [map]


 8 p.m.  Free! 

University Philharmonia Orchestra: U-M School of Music.

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Oriol Sans conducts this ensemble of music majors in Grieg's incidental music for Norwegian playwright Bjørnstjerne Bjørnson's Sigurd Jorsalfar, Ravel's intimate Mother Goose Suite, and Sibelius's hypnotic and powerful 3rd Symphony. Preceded at 7:15 p.m. in the lower lobby by a lecture on the program.
8 p.m., Hill Auditorium. Free. 615-3204. [map]


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Friday


October 2017
 4:30 p.m.  Free! 

University of Wisconsin Brass Quintet: U-M School of Music.

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This widely acclaimed quintet has been praised by the International Trumpet Guild Journal for its "remarkable musicianship and versatility." Program TBA.
4:30 p.m., U-M Stearns Bldg. Cady Rm., 2005 Baits (off Broadway), North Campus. Free. 615-3204. [map]


 8 p.m. 

"Black Cat Cabaret": Neighborhood Theatre Group.

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Oct. 20 & 21. Kristin Danko directs an ensemble of local singer-actors in a varied program of Halloween-themed songs, an eclectic mix of standards, Broadway tunes, and contemporary pop. Performers are Audrey Becker, Alice Duhon, Lynne Frederickson, Kylista Geiger, Mimi Keebler, Maegan Murphy, Brittney Nobles, Greg Pizzino, Angela VanKempen, and Craig VanKempen.
8 p.m., Bona Sera, 200 W. Michigan Ave., Ypsilanti. $10 online at http://ntgblackcat.brownpapertickets.com/ & $12 at the door. 657-2337. [map]


 8 p.m.  Free! 

"Traditions and Innovations": U-M Symphony Band.

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Michael Haithcock and Thomas Gamboa conduct this ensemble of music majors in innovative contemporary works and classical works that were innovative in their time and spawned new musical traditions. Program: Haydn's Octet in F Major, Wagner's Trauermusik, emerging composer Zhou Tian's Petals of Fire, David Lang's Cheating-Lying-Stealing, Schoenberg's Theme and Variations, and U-M composition professor Michael Daugherty's Niagara Falls. Preceded at 7:15 p.m. in the lower lobby by a discussion of the program with Daugherty, Tian, and Haithcock.
8 p.m., Hill Auditorium. Free. 615-3204. [map]


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Saturday


October 2017
 2 p.m.  Free! 

U-M Euphonium and Tuba Ensemble: U-M Octubafest.

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Fritz Kaenzig conducts this music student ensemble in jazz, movie music, and other works that reflect the season.
2 p.m., U-M Walgreen Drama Center Stamps Auditorium, 1226 Murfin, North Campus. Free. 615-3204. [map]


 7 p.m.  Free! 

"Together in Concert": Dexter Community Orchestra.

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A season kick-off with a collaboration performance of classical music pieces composed by Holst, Dvorak, and Beethoven - performed by Dexter Community Orchestra, Skyline Orchestra, and Saline Orchestra.
Saline Middle School (Auditorium), 7190 N. Maple Street, Saline. Free. Free, but donations accepted. 734-272-3591. miracollins@yahoo.com http://www.dextercommunityorchestra.org/concerts.html [map]


 7:30 p.m. 

"MACFest": Michigan A Cappella Council.

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A showcase of all 16 U-M a cappella groups, including the Dicks & Janes, 58 Greene, the Compulsive Lyres, the Friars, the G-men, Gimble, Good News, the Harmonettes, Kol Hakavod, the Kopitonez, Maize Mirchi, the Sopranos, the Sirens, Amazin' Blue, Angels on Call, and Midnight Blue.
7:30 p.m., Rackham Auditorium. Tickets $10 (students, $7). umich.edu/~umsing. [map]


 8 p.m. 

"Black Cat Cabaret": Neighborhood Theatre Group.

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Oct. 20 & 21. Kristin Danko directs an ensemble of local singer-actors in a varied program of Halloween-themed songs, an eclectic mix of standards, Broadway tunes, and contemporary pop. Performers are Audrey Becker, Alice Duhon, Lynne Frederickson, Kylista Geiger, Mimi Keebler, Maegan Murphy, Brittney Nobles, Greg Pizzino, Angela VanKempen, and Craig VanKempen.
8 p.m., Bona Sera, 200 W. Michigan Ave., Ypsilanti. $10 online at http://ntgblackcat.brownpapertickets.com/ & $12 at the door. 657-2337. [map]


 8 p.m. 

"Ludwig & the Kings": Ann Arbor Symphony Orchestra.

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Arie Lipsky conducts the orchestra in Beethoven's lighthearted Symphony no. 8, with 17-year-old cellist Zlatomir Fung, winner of the 2016 George Enescu International Cello Competition. The program also includes "King Solomon" from Duke Ellington's Three Black Kings, Bloch's Schelomo: Hebraic Rhapsody, and excerpts from Handel's Solomon with the Ypsilanti Carillon Women's Chorale and the large local men's chorus Measure for Measure. Preceded at 7 p.m. by a lecture on the program.
8 p.m., Michigan Theater. Tickets $18-$70 in advance at a2so.com, the Symphony office (35 Research Dr.), by phone, and (if available) at the door. 994-4801. [map]


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Sunday


October 2017
 2 p.m.  Free! 

Ann Arbor Symphony String Quartet: Ypsilanti District Library.

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Join us for an intimate concert with the Ann Arbor Symphony String Quartet as they preform classics of the Quartet repertoire as well as familiar favorites.
Ypsilanti District Library, 5577 Whittaker Road, Ypsilanti. Free. 734-482-4110. skonen@ypsilibrary.org www.ypsilibrary.org [map]



 4 p.m.  Free! 

Matthew Bengtson & Zlatomir Fung: U-M School of Music.

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17-year-old cellist Fung, winner of the 2016 George Enescu International Cello Competition, performs Telemann's Fantasia no. 6 in A Minor, arranged for solo cello. U-M piano professor Bengtson joins him in local Pulitzer Prize-winning composer William Bolcom's Cello Sonata and César Franck's Sonata in A Major. Fung performs with the Ann Arbor Symphony Orchestra Oct. 21 (see listing).
4 p.m., U-M Moore Bldg. Britton Recital Hall, 1100 Baits (off Broadway), North Campus. Free. 615-3204. [map]


 7 p.m.  Free! 

Orpheus Singers: U-M School of Music.

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This student choir performs Macfarren's "Orpheus with His Lute," Dvorak's Songs of Nature, George Shearing's Songs and Sonnets from Shakespeare, contemporary Finnish composer Jaakko Mäntyjärvi's "Pseudo-Yoik," Copland's "Help us, O Lord" and "Thou, O Jehovah," and contemporary composer Jake Runestad's "Nyon Nyon," a work that explores various vocal effects.
7 p.m., U-M Walgreen Drama Center Stamps Auditorium, 1226 Murfin, North Campus. Free. 615-3204. [map]


 7 p.m.  Free! 

"Angles of Abstraction": UMMA/U-M School of Music.

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U-M percussion professor Jonathan Ovalle is joined by U-M music students and faculty members in Morton Feldman's De Kooning, Missy Mazzoli's Orizzonte, Hannah Lash's C, Viet Cuong's Water, Wine, Brandy, Brine, Aaron Siegel's Dioramas for Prepared Vibraphone, and John Cage's Imaginary Landscape no. 3. Inspired by the current exhibit Victors for Art: Michigan's Alumni Collectors-Part II: Abstraction.
7-8:30 p.m., UMMA Apse, 525 S. State. Free. 764-0395. [map]


 8 p.m. 

"Victors Valiant!": 53rd Band-O-Rama (U-M School of Music).

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Michael Haithcock directs the U-M Symphony Band, Concert Band, and Michigan Marching Band in standards from the U-M songbook, as well as fall halftime highlights and a variety of other works.
8 p.m., Hill Auditorium. $5-$18 in advance at tickets.music.umich.edu. 764-2538. [map]





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