Calendar of Events
Music: Classical, Religious, & Cabaret - Week of February 11, 2019
Every Mon., Jan. 14-Apr. 22. 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. Its spring concert is Apr. 26.
10-11:30 a.m., First Presbyterian Church, 1432 Washtenaw. Free to visitors ($125 per semester dues for those who join). womenschamberchorus.com; 665-9271. [map]
Courtney Snyder conducts this student ensemble in works by 20th-century and contemporary composers that explore a range of emotions, from the grief over losing a loved one to the joy of a wedding celebration. Program: Antonio Gervasoni's festive Peruvian Fanfare, Steven Stucky's Threnos, the U-M premiere of Xi Wang's Winter Blossom, Dana Wilson's Footsteps, Óscar Navarro's Clarinet Concerto no. 2, and the "Wedding Dance" from Jacques Press's Hasseneh.
8 p.m., Hill Auditorium. Free. 615-3204. [map]
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]
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]
Lauded by the New York Times for their "deep reserves of virtuosity and irrepressible dramatic instinct," this L.A.-based quartet, winners of the 2016 M-Prize (an annual $100,000 U-M chamber music competition), perform Hannah Lash's How to Remember Seeds, Haydn's String Quartet no. 2, and Beethoven's epic Quartet in C-sharp minor.
8 p.m., U-M Moore Bldg. Britton Recital Hall, 1100 Baits. Free. 615-3204. [map]
Every Thurs. Live music performances.
Feb. 7: Country music and more by Danirée, a trio led by Pacific Northwest singer-guitarist Daniel Goree.
Feb. 14: Valentine's Day songs by CutTime Simfonica, a Detroit classical string quartet with drums that plays adventurous new works blending Latin, tango, folk, rock, blues, country, soul, and hip-hop.
Feb. 21: Jazz and bossa nova by the Paul VornHagen Jazz Duo.
Feb. 28: The husband-and-wife duo of guitar virtuoso Elden Kelly and oboist Lani Kelly performs works from Song of the Nightingale, their new recording of Elden's originals and arrangements.
12:10-1 p.m., U-M Hospital Main Lobby, 1500 E. Medical Center Dr. Free. 936-ARTS. [map]
All invited to join a sing-along of soothing songs that are easy to learn. No experience necessary.
7-8:30 p.m., Interfaith Center, 704 Airport. Free. 646-7405. [map]
Rescheduled from Feb. 15 to Apr. 29. Acoustic performance by this popular South Carolina-based Christian alt-rock band that opened for Taylor Swift during the North American leg of her 2011 world tour. An allmusic.com review of its latest LP, Forever on Your Side, describes its sound as "sun-washed Kings of Leon-meets-John Mayer."
7 p.m., Michigan Theater. Tickets $35-$45 in advance at ticketmaster.com & all Ticketmaster outlets, & at the door. (800) 745-3000. [map]
All invited to try kirtan, an ancient yogic spiritual practice that involves singing and chanting. Accompanied by live music on tabla, harmonium, cello, violin, and finger cymbals. The program ends with silent meditation and homemade chai.
7:30-9:30 p.m., Friends Meetinghouse, 1420 Hill St. Free, but donations accepted. 665-0849. [map]
Oriol Sans, Joseph Gascho, and Aaron Berofsky direct these ensembles of music majors in Bach's Aus Der Tiefen rufe ich, Steve Reich's Tehillim, Gabrieli's Omnes gentes plaudite manibus, and Tallis's Spem in alium.
8 p.m., U-M Moore Bldg. Hankinson Rehearsal Hall, 1100 Baits. Free. 615-3204. [map]
Performance of Benjamin Britten's perennially popular 1962 setting of the Requiem, which intersperses the WWI poetry of Wilfred Owen with the traditional Latin texts. With the UMS Choral Union, the Ann Arbor Youth Chorale, the Ann Arbor Symphony Orchestra, soprano Tatiana Pavlovskaya, tenor Anthony Dean Griffey, and baritone Stephen Powell.
8 p.m., Hill Auditorium. Tickets $12-$36 in advance at ums.org, by phone, and (if available) at the door. 764-2538. [map]
Adam Riccinto directs this volunteer community orchestra in Beethoven's Symphony no. 5 and the Overture to his The Consecration of the House. The symphony is joined by Kansas City soprano Jessica Dold for two of Beethoven's popular arias, "Ah, Perfido!" and "Abscheulicher" from Fidelio. One critic calls her an "extraordinary vocal talent of commanding grace and soulful depth."
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, $6; family, $30, WCC students with ID, free) in advance at a2tix.com and at the door. 507-1451. [map]
St. Andrew's music director Deborah Friauff directs the church adult choir, 2 children's choirs, and handbell choir in a concert featuring music by African American composers Adolphus Hailstork, André Thomas, and Moses Hogan.
4 p.m., St. Andrew's Episcopal Church, 306 N. Division. Free. 663-0518. [map]
U-M violin professor Andrew Jennings performs Rochberg's influential 51 caprices in their entirety. With slide illustrations to help audience members keep track of the music.
4 p.m., U-M Moore Bldg. Britton Recital Hall, 1100 Baits. Free. 615-3204. [map]
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