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Music: Classical, Religious, & Cabaret - Week of November 11, 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


November 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]


 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]


 8 p.m.  Free! 

Campus Symphony Orchestra & Campus Philharmonia Orchestra: U-M School of Music.

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These ensembles of non-music majors perform orchestral favorites and music inspired by folk tunes and dances, including Bizet's L'Arlesienné, Elgar's Serenade Lyrique, Sibelius's Valse Triste, Tchaikovsky's Marche Slave, the Overture to Wagner's The Meistersinger, Rachmaninoff's passionate and lyrical Vocalise, and Mendelssohn's solemn "Reformation" Symphony.
8 p.m., Hill Auditorium. Free. 615-3204. [map]


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Tuesday


November 2019
 7-9:30 p.m.  Free! 

Voices in Harmony Chorus.

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Every Tues. All women invited to join the weekly rehearsals of this local 70-member a cappella barbershop harmony chorus.
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]


 7-10 p.m.  Free! 

"Pub Sing": Ann Arbor Morris.

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Local Morris dancers lead an evening of rousing choruses, drinking songs, sea shanties, and English folk songs. Food & drinks available.
7-10 p.m., Wolverine State Brewing Co., 2019 W. Stadium. Free. (908) 721-2599. [map]


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Wednesday


November 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]


 6:30 p.m.  Free! 

National Homeschool Music Ensemble: Pittsfield Union Grange.

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Performance by ensemble of homeschooled area kids. The program begins with a potluck (bring a dish to pass).
6:30 p.m., Pittsfield Grange, 3337 Ann Arbor-Saline Rd. Free. 274-0773, 769-1052. [map]


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Thursday


November 2019
 12:10 p.m.  Free! 

Gifts of Art Concert Series: U-M Hospitals.

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Nov. 7, 14, & 21. Performances by area musicians. Nov. 7: Jazz and contemporary classical music by the WindSong Woodwind Quintet. Nov. 14: 1930s-style swing jazz by Ray Kamalay & His Red Hot Peppers. Nov. 21: Guitarist Jake Reichbart plays while Gifts of Art representatives Elaine Reed and Jessica Butts lead a "gratitude card" activity.
12:10-1 p.m., U-M Hospital Main Lobby, 1500 E. Medical Center Dr. Free. 936-ARTS. [map]


 1-2:30 p.m.  Free! 

"Thanksgiving Celebration": International Neighbors.

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Area women invited to a potluck with food traditionally associated with American Thanksgiving celebrations, as well as dishes from international cultures. International Neighbors is a 60-year-old group of local women who welcome women from other countries during their stays in Ann Arbor. Child care (free) available for kids age 5 & under.
Zion Lutheran Church, 1501 W. Liberty. Free. 662-5723. [map]


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Friday


November 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 p.m. 

Cabaret Fundraiser: Out Loud Chorus.

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A night of singing, music and entertainment. Mayor Beth Bashert is the Master of Ceremonies. 21+ over only. Open bar, hors d'oeuvre and silent auction. This event raises much needed funds to support Out Loud's performance at GALA LGBTQ+ chorus festival in Minneapolis. $125 VIP tickets include meet-and-greet with the Mayor and performers.
Ypsilanti Freighthouse, 100 Market PL, Ypsilanti. $75. 7342560740. outloudchorus@gmail.com olconline.org [map]
 



 7 p.m. 

"Brandenburg in Cycles": Community Music School of Ann Arbor.

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First in a series of 3 concerts by The Brandenburg Project, an ensemble of CMS students that plays Bach's Brandenburg Concertos on period instruments using historic techniques. Program: Concertos nos. 1 & 2.
7 p.m., Zion Lutheran Church, 1501 W. Liberty. Tickets $15 in advance at cmsa2.org/events. 213-2000. [map]


 8 p.m.  Free! 

Fabiola Kim: U-M School of Music.

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This violinist, acclaimed by the New York Times for his "extraordinary precision and luminosity," is joined by several U-M music professors in Mozart's Duo no. 2 in B-flat Major, Hindemith's Violin Sonata in C Major, and Enesco's Octet. With pianist Zixiang Wang, violists Yizhak Schotten and Samuel Koeppe, cellists Nathaniel Pierce and Deborah Pae, and violinists Andrew Jennings, Sunmi Chang, and Cristine Harada Li.
8 p.m., U-M Moore Bldg. Britton Recital Hall, 1100 Baits. Free. 615-3204. [map]


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Saturday


November 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]


 8 p.m.  Free! 

"Bernard Garfield at 95": U-M School of Music.

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This U-M bassoon professor Jeffrey Lyman leads U-M music professors and students in a tribute to the former principal bassoonist of the Philadelphia Orchestra. Program: works by Samuel Barber, Alec Wilder, Heitor Villa-Lobos, Marcel Farago, and Garfield.
8 p.m., U-M Moore Bldg. Britton Recital Hall, 1100 Baits. Free. 615-3204. [map]


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Sunday


November 2019
 2 p.m. 

"All About the Trio": Kerrytown Concert House.

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U-M jazz piano professor Ellen Rowe leads her trio in the 1st in this annual series of programs that covers different aspects of jazz trios. Today: "Back to the Basics." With bassist Paul Keller and drummer Sean Dobbins.
KCH, 415 N. Fourth Ave. Tickets $20-$40 (students, $10) in advance at a2tix.com; reservations recommended. 769-2999. [map]
 


 4 p.m. 

U-M Women's Glee Club.

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This student choir performs works that explore compassion.
4 p.m., Hill Auditorium. Tickets $10 & $15 (students, $5). 615-3204. [map]


 4 p.m.  Free! 

"The War of the Romantics: Brahms & Wagner": Michigan Chamber Players.

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This ad hoc ensemble of U-M music professors and students performs Brahms' soulful Clarinet Quintet and Wagner's Siegfried Idyll, a work written as a birthday present for his wife.
4 p.m., U-M Moore Bldg. Britton Recital Hall, 1100 Baits. Free. 615-3204. [map]


 5 p.m.  Free! 

"Bach Vespers": Concordia University.

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The Concordia student chamber choir Arborsong and youth choirs from St. Paul Lutheran School perform Bach's cantata "Gottes zeit ist die allerbeste zeit."
5 p.m., Concordia University Chapel of the Holy Trinity, 4090 Geddes. Free. 995-7537. [map]






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