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Music: Classical, Religious, & Cabaret - Week of March 25, 2019

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


March 2019
 10-11:30 a.m. 

Weekly Rehearsal: Women's Chamber Chorus.

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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]


 1:30 p.m. 

Ann Arbor Symphony Orchestra: Jewish Community Center Music with Friends.

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MSU harp professor Chen-Yu Huang is joined by WSU viola professor John Madison and AASO principal flutist Alaina Bercilla in performances of Germaine Tailleferre's Sonata for Harp, 20th-century pedal harpist Pearl Chertok's Around the Clock Suite, Czech composer Bedrich Smetana's symphonic poem Vlatava (The Moldau), and Debussy's Sonata for Flute, Viola, and Harp. Preceded at 1 p.m. by dessert and socializing.
1:30 p.m., JCC, 2935 Birch Hollow Dr. $10 in advance at a2so.org and at the door. 971-0990. [map]
 


 8 p.m.  Free! 

Jascha Nemtsov: U-M School of Music.

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Performance by this Siberian-born, Berlin-based pianist and musicologist, a specialist in post-19th century Russian and Jewish music. Nemtsov also gives a free talk at the U-M Frankel Center for Judaic Studies on "Influence of Biblical Cantillations on Art Music in the 20th and 21st Centuries" (Mar. 26, 4 p.m., 202 S. Thayer).
8 p.m., U-M Moore Bldg. Briton Recital Hall, 1100 Baits. Free. 615-3204. [map]


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Tuesday


March 2019
 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]


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Wednesday


March 2019
 Noon  Free! 

Chime Concert: Kerrytown Shops.

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Every Wed., Fri., & Sat. All invited to play one of 100 songs, with melodies transcribed in numbers, on the 17-bell chime's numbered keys. Ambitious players can add chords. Kids welcome.
Noon-12:30 p.m. (Wed. & Fri.) & 10:30-11 a.m. (Sat.), Kerrytown Market & Shops. Free. 369-3107. [map]


 12:15 p.m.  Free! 

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

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Performance by Sacred Heart Major Seminary (Detroit) liturgical music director Stephanie Nofar-Kelly.
12:15 p.m., U-M School of Public Health Community Room, 109 S. Observatory. Free. 615-3204. [map]


 7:30 p.m.  Free! 

Open Rehearsal: The Arbor Consort.

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Every Wed. All singers invited to rehearse with this semi-professional a cappella ensemble that performs Renaissance and Victorian-era music in period costumes. The Arbor Consort is the official madrigal group of the Michigan Renaissance Festival. Tonight's rehearsal is particularly geared towards newcomers.
7:30-9:30 p.m., Calvary United Methodist Church, 1415 Miller. Free. president@thearborconsort.org. [map]



 8 p.m. 

William Bolcom & Logan Skelton: Kerrytown Concert House.

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These acclaimed local pianists perform Robert Schumann's complete Album for the Young.
8 p.m., KCH, 415 N. Fourth Ave. Tickets $15-$20 in advance at a2tix.com. Reservations recommended. 769-2999. [map]
 


 8 p.m.  Free! 

"Christmas in March": Concordia University Choirs.

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Natalie Downs directs the Concordia Women's Chorale and Brian Altevogt directs the Concordia Choir, the Concordia Men's Chorus, and the Concordia chamber choir Arborsong in works from Concordia's forthcoming Christmas recording, including Frank Ferko's "Two Irish Christmas Carols" and songs by Jan Sandström, Steve Heitzeg, and Kim Arnesson.
8 p.m., Concordia Chapel of the Holy Trinity, 4090 Geddes. Free. 995-7483. [map]


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Thursday


March 2019
 12:10 p.m.  Free! 

Gifts of Art Concert Series: U-M Hospitals.

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Every Thurs. Live music performances. Mar. 7: Jazz by the local Janelle Reichman Trio. Mar. 14: St. Patrick's Day program of Irish music by the area Big Fun Trio. Mar. 21: Instrumental music by U-M music majors. Mar. 28: Chamber works by the U-M Life Sciences Orchestra Ensemble.
12:10-1 p.m., U-M Hospital Main Lobby, 1500 E. Medical Center Dr. Free. 936-ARTS. [map]


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Friday


March 2019
 Noon  Free! 

Chime Concert: Kerrytown Shops.

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Every Wed., Fri., & Sat. All invited to play one of 100 songs, with melodies transcribed in numbers, on the 17-bell chime's numbered keys. Ambitious players can add chords. Kids welcome.
Noon-12:30 p.m. (Wed. & Fri.) & 10:30-11 a.m. (Sat.), Kerrytown Market & Shops. Free. 369-3107. [map]


 12:15 p.m.  Free! 

Lenten Organ Concert Series: American Guild of Organists.

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Every Fri., Mar. 8-Apr. 12. Concerts by AGO members and others on what local organist Timothy Huth calls "one of the finest organs in Ann Arbor."
12:15-1:15 p.m., First Congregational Church, 608 E. William. Free. 604-3205. [map]


 8 p.m. 

"63rd Annual Best Concert Ever": U-M Friars.

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This U-M Men's Glee Club octet, a self-styled "crack squad of super crooners," performs a lighthearted program appropriate for all ages.
8 p.m., Rackham Auditorium. Tickets $10 (students, $5). ummgc.org/friars, acherum@umich.edu. [map]


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Saturday


March 2019
 10 a.m.-3 p.m.  Free! 

5th Annual U-M All-Day Sacred Harp Singing: U-M School of Music.

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All invited to join sessions of shape note, or sacred harp, singing, a rousing form of communal hymn singing that has its roots in colonial America. Copies of the 1991 Denson Edition of The Sacred Harp available for use. Catered lunch.
10 a.m.-3 p.m., U-M Moore Bldg. Kevreson Rehearsal Hall, 1100 Baits. Free. 615-3204. [map]


 10:30 a.m.  Free! 

Chime Concert: Kerrytown Shops.

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Every Wed., Fri., & Sat. All invited to play one of 100 songs, with melodies transcribed in numbers, on the 17-bell chime's numbered keys. Ambitious players can add chords. Kids welcome.
Noon-12:30 p.m. (Wed. & Fri.) & 10:30-11 a.m. (Sat.), Kerrytown Market & Shops. Free. 369-3107. [map]


 Noon-2 p.m.  Free! 

"Sounds from the East to the West": U-M Confucius Institute.

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Chinese Swedish pianist (and U-M alum) Oliver Jia performs works by contemporary Chinese composers Chu Wang-Hua, Cui Shi-Guang, Dan Zhao-Yi, and Zhang Zhao.
Noon-2 p.m., U-M Moore Bldg. Britton Recital Hall, 1100 Baits. Free. 764-8888. [map]


 4-5:30 p.m.  Free! 

Low Brass Recital: EMU Music Department.

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Phil Bloomer directs the EMU Jazz Ensemble and EMU euphonium, trombone, and tuba students in works TBA.
2-4 p.m., EMU Alexander Recital Hall, Ypsilanti. Free. 487-6842. [map]


 8 p.m. 

"Wie ein Lied: Songs Without Words": Ensemble Florestan (Academy of Early Music).

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This trio of accomplished young musicians performs a program of Schubert and Beethoven's most "singable" chamber works, including Schubert's Grand Duo for Violin and Piano and Beethoven's renowned Piano Trio in B-flat Major ("Archduke"), both known for their lyricism. With guest violinist Aaron Berofsky, Baroque cellist and viola da gambist (and Michigan native) Eva Lymenstull, and pianist Shin Hwang, a Cornell University music grad student. Preceded at 7:15 p.m. by a lecture on the program by the musicians.
8 p.m., St. Andrew's Episcopal Church, 306 N. Division. $30 (seniors, $25; students, $10) in advance by Mar. 9 at Academyofearlymusic.org; $5 more after Mar. 9. 228-4338. [map]


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Sunday


March 2019
 4-6 p.m.  Free! 

"J.S. Bach and Friends": EMU Music Department.

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EMU organ faculty and students perform works by Bach and his contemporaries and students.
4-6 p.m., Pease Auditorium, EMU campus, W. Cross at College Place, Ypsilanti. Free. 262-939-0750.






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