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Music: Classical, Religious, & Cabaret - Week of February 17, 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


February 2020
 7:30 p.m.  Free! 

3100 U-M North Quad, 105 S. State. Free. 763-2066.

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John Dorsey directs this music student ensemble in a program of works by Chris Carmean, Kevin Lepper, Rolando Morales-Matos, Astor Piazzolla, and John Psathas.
EMU Pease Auditorium, 494 College Pl., Ypsilanti. Free. 487-0330.


 7:30 p.m.  Free! 

Hie-Yon Choi: U-M School of Music.

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This world-renowned Korean pianist performs a program TBA.
7:30 p.m., U-M Moore Bldg. Britton Recital Hall, 1100 Baits. Free. 615-3204. [map]


 7:30 p.m.  Free! 

Percussion Ensemble Concert: EMU Music Department.

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John Dorsey directs this music student ensemble in a program of works by Chris Carmean, Kevin Lepper, Rolando Morales-Matos, Astor Piazzolla, and John Psathas.
EMU Pease Auditorium, 494 College Pl., Ypsilanti. Free. 487-0330.


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Tuesday


February 2020
 7-9:30 p.m.  Free!  Online 

Voices in Harmony Chorus.

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Every Tues. All female singers invited to join the weekly online rehearsals of this local 40-member a cappella barbershop harmony chorus.
For online URL email Info@VoicesInHarmonyChorus.org. Free to visitors ($26 monthly dues for those who join). 612-7580.


 8 p.m.  Free! 

"the little match girl passion": UMMA.

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Eugene Rogers directs the U-M Chamber Choir in David Lang's 2008 Pulitzer-winning oratorio that Pitchfork critic Jayson Greene calls "a breathtakingly spare and icily gorgeous adaptation of the Hans Christian Andersen fairy tale." Lang starts his week-long residency at U-M today.
8 p.m., UMMA Apse, 525 S. State. Free. 764-0395. [map]


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Wednesday


February 2020
 Noon-12:30 p.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. Local chimemaster Heather O'Neal demonstrates.
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.  Free! 

"New Music Concert": University Philharmonia Orchestra (U-M School of Music).

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This ensemble of U-M music majors performs its annual concert of new works by student composers, with student conductors.
8 p.m., Hill Auditorium. Free. 615-3204. [map]


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Thursday


February 2020
 8 p.m.  Free! 

Orpheus Singers: U-M School of Music.

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This music-student choir performs songs on the theme of "love is more than love." Program: selections from Brahms' Liebeslieder, Vaughan Williams' In Windsor Forest, and Persichetti's Flower Songs. Preceded at 7:15 p.m by a lecture on the program.
8 p.m., U-M Walgreen Center Stamps Auditorium, 1226 Murfin. Free. 615-3204. [map]


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Friday


February 2020
 Noon-12:30 p.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. Local chimemaster Heather O'Neal demonstrates.
Noon-12:30 p.m. (Wed. & Fri.) & 10:30-11 a.m. (Sat.), Kerrytown Market & Shops. Free. 369-3107. [map]


 12:05 p.m.  Free! 

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

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Feb. 12 & 26. Performances by organ students. Bring a bag lunch, if you like. Feb. 12: Program TBA. Feb. 26: Cecilia Kowara and Ken Simon play works by Buxtehude, Böhm, and J.S. Bach.
12:05 p.m., U-M School of Public Health Community Room, 109 S. Observatory. Free. 615-3204. [map]


 8 p.m.  Free! 

Piano Concerto Concert: U-M School of Music.

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Yaniv Segal directs the Ann Arbor Symphony Orchestra in a program of concertos with U-M piano grad student soloists Zixiang Wang, Xiting Yang, Xiaoya Liu, and Melissa Coppola. Program: Liszt's Piano Concerto No. 1, Beethoven's Concerto No 4, Ravel's Concerto in G Major, and Gershwin's Concerto in F.
8 p.m., Hill Auditorium. Free. 615-3204. [map]


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Saturday


February 2020
 10:30-11 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. Local chimemaster Heather O'Neal demonstrates.
Noon-12:30 p.m. (Wed. & Fri.) & 10:30-11 a.m. (Sat.), Kerrytown Market & Shops. Free. 369-3107. [map]


 8 p.m. (Canceled) 

Duo Belder Kimura: Academy of Early Music.

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CANCELED. Due to unforeseen immigration complications, the Duo Belder Kimura concert scheduled for February 22 has been canceled. For more information, see www.AcademyOfEarlyMusic.org or call 734-228-4338.




Japanese Baroque violinist Rie Kimura and Dutch harpsichordist & fortepianist Pieter-Jan Belder, a duo widely acclaimed for its recording of C.P.E. Bach's complete violin sonatas, present "Brilliant Violin Sonatas from the Baroque," a program featuring sonatas by Corelli, Scarlatti, and J.S. Bach. Preceded at 7:15 by a lecture by the artists.
8 p.m., St. Andrew's Episcopal Church, 306 N. Division. Tickets $30 (seniors, $25; students, $10) in advance by Feb. 14 at AcademyOfEarlyMusic.org and Bookbound (1729 Plymouth); $35 (seniors, $30; students, $15) at the door. 228-4338. [map]


 8 p.m.  Free! 

Freshman Horn Studio Recital: U-M School of Music.

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Music students perform works TBA for horn & piano and horn ensemble.
8 p.m., U-M Moore Bldg. Britton Recital Hall, 1100 Baits. Free. 615-3204. [map]


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Sunday


February 2020
 2 p.m. 

"Some Chestnuts and a Harder Nut to Crack": Kerrytown Concert House.

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U-M piano professor emeritus Louis Nagel, a longtime favorite with local audiences, performs a program of familiar short works followed by a longer piece TBA.
2 p.m., KCH, 415 N. Fourth Ave. Tickets $20-$40 (students, $10) in advance at a2tix.com and at the door. 769-2999. [map]
 


 6-9 p.m. 

"Winter Jam 2020": EMU Convocation Center.

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Performances by several Christian pop musicians, including Texas-based rock singer Crowder, Australian dance-pop music group Hillsong Young & Free, NYC-bred hip-hop artist Andy Mineo, and more. Also, a talk by Colorado evangelist Nick Hall. For a complete lineup, see 2020.JamTour.com/cities/ypsilanti-mi.
EMU Convocation Center, 799 N. Hewitt, Ypsilanti. Tickets TBA in advance at 2020.JamTour.com and at the door. 478-2822. [map]


 7 p.m.  Free! 

Michael Dean: U-M School of Music.

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This celebrated American clarinetist performs a program TBA.
7 p.m., U-M Moore Bldg. Britton Recital Hall, 1100 Baits. Free. 615-3204. [map]






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