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Music: Classical, Religious, & Cabaret - Week of May 13, 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


May 2019
 1:30 p.m. 

"Wind Quintet Extravaganza": Ann Arbor Symphony Orchestra (Jewish Community Center Music with Friends).

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AASO artistic director Arie Lipsky (on flute) is joined by oboist Timothy Michling, clarinetist Chad Burrow, bassoonist Christian Green, and French horn player Adam Unsworth in a program that combines contemporary pieces with classics. 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]


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Tuesday


May 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]


 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


May 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]


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Thursday


May 2019
 12:10 p.m.  Free! 

Gifts of Art Concert Series: U-M Hospitals.

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Every Thurs. Performances and activities.

May 2: Classical dance by Ballet Chelsea.

May 9: Cincinnati musician Shelley Graff leads attendees in group singing and shows how to harmonize. Beginners welcome.

May 16: World music by percussionist Mike List and bassist Dave Sharp.

May 23: Journal making workshop with music by guitarist Jake Reichbart.

May 30: Chamber music by Trio Cantabile.

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12:10-1 p.m., U-M Hospital Main Lobby, 1500 E. Medical Center Dr. Free. 936-ARTS. [map]


 12:15 p.m.  Free! 

"Well-Tempered Clavier on Harpsichord, Piano, and Organ": First Baptist Church Coffee Break Concert Series.

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Different location. Keyboardists Shin-Ae Chun, Gail Jennings, and Alice Van Wambeke perform preludes from Book 1 of Bach's The Well-Tempered Clavier.
12:15 p.m., Bethlehem United Church of Christ, 423 S. Fourth Ave. Free. 663-9376. [map]


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Friday


May 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]


 7:30-9:30 p.m.  Free! 

Ann Arbor Kirtan.

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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]


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Saturday


May 2019
 10 a.m.-6 p.m.  Free! 

"Picnic Pops": Pioneer High School.

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An all-day outdoor musical bonanza of performances by local middle and high school bands and orchestras. Carnival games & prizes. Hot dogs, pizza, popcorn, and ice cream available. Indoors if raining. Limited seating provided; bring something to sit on if you wish.
10 a.m.-6 p.m., PHS, 601 W. Stadium at S. Main. Free admission; small charge for game and food tickets. 996-3210. [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]


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Sunday


May 2019
 2 p.m. 

Ifetayo Ali-Landing: Kerrytown Concert House.

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Local debut of the 2017 Sphinx Competition 1st place Laureate, a 16-year-old cellist who's performed with dozens of symphonies across the country. She's accompanied by pianist Annie Jeng.
2 p.m., KCH, 415 N. Fourth Ave. Tickets $15-$30 (students, $10) in advance at a2tix.com. Reservations recommended. 769-2999. [map]
 


 4 p.m.  Free! 

New Horizons Band.

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Richard Schoenfeldt conducts this local senior band in an outdoor concert. Program TBA. Indoors if raining.
4 p.m., First United Methodist Church, 1200 N. Ann Arbor St., Saline. Free. 276-6285. [map]



 4 p.m. 

"Most Beautiful Mother of Love: Sacred and Secular Views of the Ultimate Feminine": Ann Arbor Grail Singers.

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Deborah Friauff directs this women's early-music choir in madrigals by Venetian Baroque composer Barbara Strozzi, one of the first women to have music published in her own name. Also, songs about the Virgin Mary. With viola da gambist Marilyn Fung and organist Minji Kim.
4 p.m., St. Andrew's Episcopal Church, 306 N. Division. Tickets $15 (seniors, $12; students, $5) at the door only. 662-0631. [map]






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