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Music: Classical, Religious, & Cabaret - Week of October 14, 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


October 2019
 10-11:30 a.m. 

Weekly Rehearsal: Women's Chamber Chorus.

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Every Mon., Sept. 9-Dec. 9. 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. David Perample directs.
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. 

Zlatomir Fung: Ann Arbor Symphony Orchestra Chamber Concert.

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This multiple award-winning 19-year-old cellist is joined by AASO musicians in Mozart's Divertimento for String Trio and selections from 18th-century Italian composer Joseph dall'Abaco's Caprices for Cello. With violinist Aaron Berofsky and violist Kathryn Votapek.
First Unitarian Universalist Congregation, 4001 Ann Arbor-Saline Rd. Tickets $10 in advance at a2so.com & the AASO office (35 Research Dr., ste. 100), and (if available) at the door. 994-4801. [map]


 7:30 p.m.  Free! 

Scandinavian Music Jam.

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Bruce Sagan and Brad Battey lead an acoustic jam session devoted to traditional music from Sweden and Norway. All instruments welcome.
7:30-9:30 p.m., Great Oak Cohousing common area, 500 Little Lake Dr. Free. (908) 721-2599. [map]


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Tuesday


October 2019
 4-7 p.m.  Free! 

Cobblestone Farm Market.

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With kids activities and/or musical entertainment from 5-7 p.m. each week. Also, live farm animals and tours of the restored 1844 Ticknor-Campbell farmhouse and cabin. Oct. 1: Tim Berla. Veteran local singer-songwriter who writes quirky jazz & country tunes. Oct. 8: Jeremy Skidmore. Local guitarist who plays 20th-century rock covers and originals. Oct. 15: Chuck Swanagon. Local folk-rock and Americana guitarist.
Cobblestone Farm, 2781 Packard. Free admission. 904-9621. [map]


 7:30 p.m.  Free! 

Concordia Wind and String Ensemble: Concordia University.

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William Perrine directs music students in contemporary works.
Concordia University Kreft Center Black Box Theater, 4090 Geddes. Free. 995-7483. [map]


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Wednesday


October 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


October 2019
 12:10 p.m.  Free! 

Gifts of Art Concert Series: U-M Hospitals.

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Every Thurs. Performances by area musicians. Oct. 3 & 10: Cancelled. Oct. 17: Folk-rock trio Souls Alike. Oct. 24: Popular local folk duo Gemini. Oct. 31: U-M violin and piano students of music professor Danielle Belen.
12:10-1 p.m., U-M Hospital Main Lobby, 1500 E. Medical Center Dr. Free. 936-ARTS. [map]


 7 p.m.  Free! 

Music Program: Chelsea High School.

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Performances by various student ensembles.

Oct. 17: Fall Festival of Choirs. With choirs of kids in grades 5-12.

Oct. 19: Orchestra & Fiddle Club 23rd Annual Hometown Show.

Oct. 23: Echoes Concert with performances by the 6th-8th grade bands and the CHS Marching Band and color guard flag corps.

Oct. 29: Orchestra Halloween Concert.

Dec. 11 & Feb. 19: Music Program. The Feb. program features music they performed at a district-wide festival.

Feb. 29: Co.C Showcase. Performance by the CHS Co.C show choir, along with choirs from several other Michigan high schools ($15; students, $10).

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7 p.m., CHS auditorium, 740 N. Freer, Chelsea. Free. 475-4524. [map]


 7 p.m. 

"All Hallows Concert": Pioneer High School Band.

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PHS bands perform seasonal favorites. Also, a kids costume parade across the stage and games at intermission. Trick-or-treating. Preceded at 6:30 p.m. by games. Pizza available.
7-8:30 p.m., PHS Schreiber Auditorium, 601 W. Stadium. $5. 994-2120. [map]


 7 p.m.  Free! 

"Everything Is Made Out of Light": U-M Chamber Choir.

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Eugene Rogers leads this student ensemble in sacred and spiritual songs inspired by the museum's Collection Ensemble installation. Rogers and UMMA curator Vera Grant discuss the connection between the music and art. With accompanist Scott Van Ornum.
7-9 p.m., UMMA Apse, 525 S. State. Free. 764-0395. [map]


 7:30 p.m.  Free! 

Concordia University Choir.

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Student ensembles, including the Concordia Men's Chorus, Women's Chorale, Arborsong chamber choir, and Concordia Choir perform hymns, spirituals, sacred anthems, and new works.
Concordia University Chapel of the Holy Trinity, 4090 Geddes. Free. 995-7483. [map]


 7:30 p.m.  Free! 

Fall Choir Concert: Pioneer High School.

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Steven Lorenz directs PHS students in songs by Brahms, Elder, Hagenberg, Handel, Martini, Purcell, and Ramsey.
7:30 p.m., PHS Schreiber Auditorium, 601 W. Stadium. Free. 994-2189, ext. 2. [map]


 7:30 p.m.  Free! 

Orchestra Concert: Huron High School.

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Program TBA.
7:30 p.m., HHS, 2727 Fuller. Free. 994-2040. [map]


 8 p.m.  Free! 

University Philharmonia Orchestra: U-M School of Music.

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Adrian Slywotzky conducts this ensemble of music majors in Shostakovich's Festive Overture, Brahms' exuberant Serenade no. 1 in D Major, and Prokofiev's youthful Piano Concerto no. 1, with U-M Concerto Competition winner Krit Kosoltrakul. Preceded at 7:15 p.m. in the lower lobby by a lecture on the program.
Hill Auditorium. Free. 615-3204. [map]


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Friday


October 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]


 8 p.m. 

Denis Matsuev: University Musical Society.

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This fiery Russian pianist, "perhaps the new Horowitz" according to a London Times review, is noted for his bravura blend of strength and ease. "He possesses an epic technique, playing with seemingly superhuman speed, power, and agility," says a Boston Globe review. Program: Liszt's Piano Sonata in B minor and Mephisto Waltz and Tchaikovsky's Dumka in C minor ("Scenes from a Russian Village") and Grand Piano Sonata in G Major.
Hill Auditorium. Tickets $15-$81 (discounts available for students & seniors) in advance at tickets.ums.org, at the Michigan League, and (if available) at the door. 764-2538. [map]


 8 p.m.  Free! 

EMU Wind Symphony: EMU Music Department.

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Mary Schneider directs this music student ensemble in a program TBA.
EMU Pease Auditorium, W. Cross at College Place, Ypsilanti. Free. 487-2255.


 8 p.m. 

"Black Cat Cabaret": Neighborhood Theatre Group.

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Oct. 18 & 19. Kristin Danko directs local singer-actors in an eclectic mix of Halloween-themed songs, standards, Broadway tunes, and contemporary pop. Costume contest.
8 p.m., Bobcat Bonnie's, 200 W. Michigan Ave., Ypsilanti. $13 (students, $8), $17 at the door. ntgypsi.org, 657-2337. [map]



 8 p.m.  Free! 

"DanceChamberDance": U-M School of Music, Theatre, & Dance.

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Oct. 18 & 19. Showcase of collaborations between U-M chamber music and dance students created during a 5-week course.
U-M Walgreen Drama Center Arthur Miller Theatre, 1226 Murfin. Free. 615-3204. [map]


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Saturday


October 2019
 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]


 7 p.m.  Free! 

Music Program: Chelsea High School.

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Performances by various student ensembles.

Oct. 17: Fall Festival of Choirs. With choirs of kids in grades 5-12.

Oct. 19: Orchestra & Fiddle Club 23rd Annual Hometown Show.

Oct. 23: Echoes Concert with performances by the 6th-8th grade bands and the CHS Marching Band and color guard flag corps.

Oct. 29: Orchestra Halloween Concert.

Dec. 11 & Feb. 19: Music Program. The Feb. program features music they performed at a district-wide festival.

Feb. 29: Co.C Showcase. Performance by the CHS Co.C show choir, along with choirs from several other Michigan high schools ($15; students, $10).

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7 p.m., CHS auditorium, 740 N. Freer, Chelsea. Free. 475-4524. [map]


 8 p.m. 

Chick Corea Trio: University Musical Society.

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Legendary jazz pianist Corea leads bassist Christian McBride and drummer Brian Blade, both virtuosos, in works from their acclaimed Grammy-winning 2014 CD, Trilogy, a collection of jazz standards and originals that includes a reimagined Scriabin prelude and a half-hour Corea sonata that a Guardian critic says is "full of darting, effervescent melodies imaginatively greeted and rerouted by McBride and Blade."
Hill Auditorium. Tickets $17-$81 (discounts available for students & seniors) in advance at ums.org, by phone, at the Michigan League, and (if available) at the door. 764-2538. [map]


 8 p.m. 

"Black Cat Cabaret": Neighborhood Theatre Group.

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Oct. 18 & 19. Kristin Danko directs local singer-actors in an eclectic mix of Halloween-themed songs, standards, Broadway tunes, and contemporary pop. Costume contest.
8 p.m., Bobcat Bonnie's, 200 W. Michigan Ave., Ypsilanti. $13 (students, $8), $17 at the door. ntgypsi.org, 657-2337. [map]



 8 p.m.  Free! 

"DanceChamberDance": U-M School of Music, Theatre, & Dance.

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Oct. 18 & 19. Showcase of collaborations between U-M chamber music and dance students created during a 5-week course.
U-M Walgreen Drama Center Arthur Miller Theatre, 1226 Murfin. Free. 615-3204. [map]


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Sunday


October 2019
 3 p.m.  Free! 

Kristian Nyquist: U-M School of Music.

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This L.A.-born, German-bred harpsichordist performs a solo recital highlighted by a new work by local composer Braxton Blake. He's also joined by U-M music students in Manuel de Falla's Concerto for Harpsichord.
U-M Moore Bldg. Britton Recital Hall, 1100 Baits. Free. 615-3204. [map]


 3 p.m.  Free! 

"Octubafest": U-M Euphonium & Tuba Ensemble.

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Fritz Kaenzig conducts this ensemble of music majors in seasonal music, along with a 50th-anniversary tribute to Woodstock.
U-M Walgreen Drama Center Stamps Auditorium, 1226 Murfin. Free. 615-3204. [map]


 4 p.m.  Free! 

Symphonic Band Concert: EMU Music Department.

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Chandler Wilson directs this music student ensemble in a program TBA.
4 p.m., EMU Pease Auditorium, W. Cross at College Place, Ypsilanti. Free. 487-2255.


 4:30 p.m.  Free! 

Caroline Helton: U-M School of Music.

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This soprano, a U-M music professor, is joined by pianist Kathryn Goodson in a program drawn from the 3rd in their recording series Songs from a Lost World of Italian Jewish Composers, which focuses on repertoire suppressed during the Holocaust and neglected in subsequent years.
U-M Moore Bldg. Britton Recital Hall, 1100 Baits. Free. 615-3204. [map]






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