:The Sounds of Democracy": Wynton Marsalis and the Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra Septet (University Musical Society).more >
:The Sounds of Democracy": Wynton Marsalis and the Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra Septet (University Musical Society).< less
Nov. 27-29. Celebrated trumpet virtuoso Wynton Marsalis, arguably the biggest name in contemporary jazz, performs his own works with this polished chamber ensemble. The son of the great New Orleans jazz pianist and educator Ellis Marsalis (and brother of saxophonist Branford Marsalis), Marsalis swiftly blazed his own trail as a performer and composer, earning acclaim for his crisp, crackling notes and a full, pure tone. He's also an eclectic composer who builds on the work of the jazz masters and experiments with a wide variety of styles.
Anytime from 7:30 p.m. on Nov. 27 through Nov. 29, online at ums.org
Daily in Nov. Founded by Handel & Haydn Society (Boston) baroque oboist Debra Nagy, this acclaimed Cleveland-based quartet is known for programs the New York Times calls "thematically concise, richly expressive, and featuring composers few people have heard of." Tonight's prerecorded program of French Baroque music written for dancing includes Rebel's Les Caractères de la Danse, a scene from Rameau's Pigmalion, solo suites for oboe and viol by Philidor and Marais, and the earthy, rollicking dances of Boismortier's Ballets de Village.
Available online anytime from 7 a.m. Nov. 1 through 11 p.m. Nov. 30 at AcademyOfEarlyMusic.org. Free. 228-4338.
Quinn Strassel directs CHS students & beloved literature teacher Judith DeWoskin in a virtual staged reading of Act 1 of Shakespeare's visionary romance about a magical island ruled by an enigmatic sorcerer and her beautiful daughter. The Tempest is filled with verse and song and it contains some of Shakespeare's most gorgeously haunting poetry.
Online at a2cet.org. Free. 994-2025.
(Tamara Stepanyan, 2019). Documentary about the work and leisure of the people of an Armenian village, where the majority of the adult men leave their homes to go work in Russia for 8 or 9 months of the year. Armenian, subtitles.
For online streaming, preregister by Nov. 27 at myumi.ch
Every Mon. & Sat. Runners of all abilities invited to join a 3-8 mile run along varying routes from different Running Fit locations. Also, a speed-training session (every Tues. 6 p.m., 5700 Jackson Rd.). Snacks. Rain or shine.
6 p.m. (Mon.), 123 E. Liberty & 8 a.m. (Sat.), 5700 Jackson Rd; call for holiday hours. Free. 769-5016 (Mon.), 929-9022 (Tues., Thurs. & Jackson Rd, Sat. run). [map]
Every Wed-Sat. in Nov. and Tues.-Sat. through Dec. 23. Holiday sale of works in various media and styles by over 50 jury-selected area artists. Featuring jewelry, functional and decorative ceramics, small and large painting, prints, fiber art, wood carvings, and more. Also, artist trunk shows every Fri. & Sat.
11 a.m.-5 p.m. (Wed.-Sat. in Nov. and Tues.-Thurs. in Dec), 11 a.m.-9 p.m. (Fri. in Dec.), & 11 a.m.- 7 p.m. (Sat. in Dec.). Free admission. 662.3382, Elizabeth@TheGuild.org. [map]
Every Sat. & Sun. Conservancy staffers show off their cougar, opossum, and black rat snake. Also, a chance to see the conservancy's other animals, including a kangaroo, albino alligator, and African crested porcupines.
Creature Conservancy, 4950 Ann Arbor-Saline Rd. $10 (kids ages 2-12, $8; age 2 & under, free) in advance only at TheCreatureConservancy.org (limited capacity). 929-9324. [map]
Livestream performance by this young Michigan-based acoustic string trio whose music blends elements of folk, old-time, and classical music. With Long Island (NY) cellist Zach Brown, Bowling Green (OH) violinist Grant Flick, and local bassist Jacob Warren.
For livestream preregister at www.crowdcast.io
Ann Arbor's Mark "Mr. B" Braun has established an international reputation as one of the most exciting interpreters of traditional boogie-woogie and blues piano. He has mastered the classics from Meade Lux Lewis and Jimmy Yancey to Brother Montgomery and Professor Longhair, and he has added several dynamic originals to the long tradition he works in. Tonight he is accompanied by drummer Julian Van Slyke.
7:30 p.m., for livestream URL see TheArk.org facebook.com
Canceled and Postponed Events:
Nov. 27 & 28. Detroit actor-comic who blends observational humor with self-deprecating commentary about family relationships, cars, technology and more. Preceded by 2 opening acts. Alcohol is served.
212 S. Fourth Ave. $15 reserved seating in advance at etix.com, $17 general admission at the door. 996-9080. [map]
Blue LLama: Aguanko
Blue LLama: Gayelynn McKinney & McKinney Zone
Quintet led by veteran Detroit jazz drummer McKinney. 7-10 p.m.
Habitat Lounge: "Jazz After Dark"
Every Fri. & Sat. Jazz originals and standards by a trio (Fri.) or quartet (Sat.) led by veteran local bassist Rob Crozier. 9-11 p.m.
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