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Music: Classical, Religious, & Cabaret - Week of January 20, 2020

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


January 2020
 10-11:30 a.m.  Free! 

Weekly Rehearsal: Women's Chamber Chorus.

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Every Mon., Jan. 13-Apr. 20 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. 

Itamar Zorman: Ann Arbor Symphony Orchestra Chamber Concert.

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This renowned Israeli violinist, an Ann Arbor Symphony Orchestra visiting musician, performs Shostakovich's Piano Trio no. 1 and Brahms' Piano Quartet no. 1. With Kathryn Votapek on viola, cellist Tobias Werner, and pianist Amy I-Lin Cheng. Preceded by refreshments.
1:30 p.m., Jewish Community Center, 2935 Birch Hollow Dr. (off Stone School Rd. south of Packard). Tickets $10 in advance at a2so.com & the A2SO office (35 Research Dr., ste. 100). 994-4801. [map]


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Tuesday


January 2020
 3 p.m.  Free! 

Strings Showcase: U-M School of Music.

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Top string students perform solo and ensemble chamber works.
3 p.m., U-M Moore Bldg. Britton Recital Hall, 1100 Baits. Free. 615-3204. [map]


 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]


 7:30-9 p.m.  Free! 

Shades of Blue: EMU Music.

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This popular jazz band, an ensemble of 15 professional musicians from the U.S. Air Force Band of Mid-America, performs a program of rousing contemporary and classic music TBA.
EMU Pease Auditorium, 494 College Pl., Ypsilanti. Free. 487-6842.


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Friday


January 2020
 8 p.m. 

"Wine, Women, and Song: A Funny Thing Happened On the Way…": Kerrytown Concert House.

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Jan. 24-26, & 31 and Feb. 1. Monica Swartout-Bebow directs local woman singers in an elegant evening of jazz, classical, and cabaret songs. With pianist Tyler Driskill. Singers include Laurie Atwood, Linda Beaupré, Sue Booth, Carolyn Burnstein, Roxy Diederich, Shelley MacMillan, Gayle Martin, January Provenzola, Deanna Relyea, Emily Rogers-Driskill, Susan Shipman, Lisa Tucker-Gray, and Kathy Waugh. Wine is served. This popular event usually sells out.
8 p.m. (except Jan. 26, 4 p.m.), KCH, 415 N. Fourth Ave. Tickets $25-$75 (students, $15) in advance at a2tix.com. 769-2999. [map]
 


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Saturday


January 2020
 7:30 p.m. 

Blacksmith Shop Concerts: Riverfolk Music and Arts Organization.

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Acoustic shows by local musicians. Samples of local food and drink provided.

Sept. 28: The Smoking Dandies. Quartet that plays 1920s-40s jazz and swing, including music by Django Reinhardt, Fats Waller, Duke Ellington, Hoagy Carmichael, and others.

Oct. 26: Chelsea Chamber Players. Classical music ensemble of violinist & violist Ian Cumming, violinist Nathan Peters, violist David Schultz, cellist Sara Cumming, and bassist Jed Fritzemeier.

Nov. 23: Royal Garden Trio. Led by guitarist Brian Delaney, this Ann Arbor trio plays early jazz standards and Hot Club-style gypsy jazz. With cellist Michael Karoub and clarinetist and tenor guitarist Tom Bogardus. Jan. 25: Abigail Stauffer. Local singer-songwriter with a rich, resonant alto voice who's known for her piercing, emotionally direct pop-folk and pop-rock songs. She's accompanied by Dave the Cellist, a stage name of jazz cellist Dave Haughey.

Feb. 22: Ara Tapouzian. Traditional Armenian music by this Detroit musician who plays the kanun, a Middle Eastern lap harp/zither with over 76 strings, along with a variety of percussion instruments.

Mar.28, Apr. 25, & May 30 shows TBA.

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7:30 p.m., Blacksmith Shop, 324 E. Main, Manchester. $18. 223-6876. [map]



 8 p.m. 

Minnesota Orchestra: University Musical Society.

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Internationally renowned music director Osmo Vänskä directs his symphony in a program of compelling interpretations of music by the iconic Finnish composer Jean Sibelius, including his choral melodrama Snöfrid (with the UMS Choral Union & narrator Sassa ┼kervall), Violin Concerto in D Minor (with Finnish-American violinist Elina Vähälä), and Symphony No. 5 in E-flat major.
Hill Auditorium, 825 North University. Tickets $14-$70 (students, $12-$20) in advance at tickets.ums.org, at the Michigan League, by phone, and (if available) at the door. 764-2538. [map]


 8 p.m. 

"Wine, Women, and Song: A Funny Thing Happened On the Way…": Kerrytown Concert House.

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Jan. 24-26, & 31 and Feb. 1. Monica Swartout-Bebow directs local woman singers in an elegant evening of jazz, classical, and cabaret songs. With pianist Tyler Driskill. Singers include Laurie Atwood, Linda Beaupré, Sue Booth, Carolyn Burnstein, Roxy Diederich, Shelley MacMillan, Gayle Martin, January Provenzola, Deanna Relyea, Emily Rogers-Driskill, Susan Shipman, Lisa Tucker-Gray, and Kathy Waugh. Wine is served. This popular event usually sells out.
8 p.m. (except Jan. 26, 4 p.m.), KCH, 415 N. Fourth Ave. Tickets $25-$75 (students, $15) in advance at a2tix.com. 769-2999. [map]
 


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Sunday


January 2020
 4 p.m.  Free! 

"Choreography of the Air": Michigan Chamber Players.

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This ad hoc ensemble of U-M music professors performs the music of Bach, Debussy, Steve Reich, and Jay Cloidt, with accompanying dance by U-M dance students.
4 p.m., U-M Moore Bldg. Britton Recital Hall (4-4:40 p.m.), Moore Hall (4:50-5:05 p.m.), Davis Studio (5:15-5:30), & Brehm Pavilion (5:50-6 p.m.), 1100 Baits. Free. 615-3204. [map]


 4 p.m. 

"Wine, Women, and Song: A Funny Thing Happened On the Way…": Kerrytown Concert House.

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Jan. 24-26, & 31 and Feb. 1. Monica Swartout-Bebow directs local woman singers in an elegant evening of jazz, classical, and cabaret songs. With pianist Tyler Driskill. Singers include Laurie Atwood, Linda Beaupré, Sue Booth, Carolyn Burnstein, Roxy Diederich, Shelley MacMillan, Gayle Martin, January Provenzola, Deanna Relyea, Emily Rogers-Driskill, Susan Shipman, Lisa Tucker-Gray, and Kathy Waugh. Wine is served. This popular event usually sells out.
8 p.m. (except Jan. 26, 4 p.m.), KCH, 415 N. Fourth Ave. Tickets $25-$75 (students, $15) in advance at a2tix.com. 769-2999. [map]
 






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