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Music: Classical, Religious, & Cabaret - Week of April 5, 2021

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


April 2021
 12:01 a.m.-midnight  Free!  Online 

National Arab Orchestra: University Musical Society Digital Presentation.

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Mar. 26-Apr. 5. This Detroit-based orchestra, co-founded by conductor & music director Michael Ibrahim in 2009 as a U-M student ensemble, performs a program prerecorded in Saudia Arabia last year featuring the music of two 20th-century Egyptian singers hugely popular in the Arab World, Asmahan and Umm Kulthum. With Syrian singer Lubana Al Quntar, a descendent of Asmahan, and Egyptian singer Mai Farouk.
Available anytime from 7:30 p.m. Mar. 26 through Apr. 5. Online at ums.org/performance. Free. 764-2538.


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Tuesday


April 2021
 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 URL email Info@VoicesInHarmonyChorus.org. Free to visitors ($26 monthly dues for those who join). 612-7580.


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Thursday


April 2021
 5:30 p.m.  Free!  Online 

"Laughter at the Happy Hour": Kerrytown Concert House Live @ The 415.: Kerrytown Concert House Live @ The 415.

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Cabaret songs and stories performed by Bolcom & Morris, the world-renowned veteran local husband-and-wife duo of pianist William Bolcom (also a Pulitzer Prize-winning composer) and mezzo-soprano Joan Morris. Live from KCH.
Online at KerrytownConcertHouse.com. Free, but donations accepted. [map]


 7:30 p.m.-midnight  Free!  Online 

András Schiff: University Musical Society Digital Presentation.

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Apr. 8-18. Prerecorded performance from the Church of St. Peter in Zurich, Switzerland by one of the best pianists of his generation, Schiff is known for a polished style that combines a joyous sparkle with an intuitive discernment that teases out musical details other pianists miss. "Among current piano titans, Sir András Schiff is the Zen master," says a San Jose Mercury News review. "He is both utterly relaxed and absolutely awake … Listening to Schiff play is like looking into a running stream and seeing all the colorful, round pebbles beneath the water." Program: Bach's Chromatic Fantasia and Fugue and Capriccio on the Departure of a Beloved Brother, Beethoven's Piano Sonata No. 17 in D minor and No. 26 in E-flat major, and Schumann's Arabeske in C major.
Available anytime from 7:30 p.m. Apr. 8 through Apr. 18. Online at ums.org/performance. Free. 764-2538.


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Friday


April 2021
 12:01 a.m.-midnight  Free!  Online 

András Schiff: University Musical Society Digital Presentation.

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Apr. 8-18. Prerecorded performance from the Church of St. Peter in Zurich, Switzerland by one of the best pianists of his generation, Schiff is known for a polished style that combines a joyous sparkle with an intuitive discernment that teases out musical details other pianists miss. "Among current piano titans, Sir András Schiff is the Zen master," says a San Jose Mercury News review. "He is both utterly relaxed and absolutely awake … Listening to Schiff play is like looking into a running stream and seeing all the colorful, round pebbles beneath the water." Program: Bach's Chromatic Fantasia and Fugue and Capriccio on the Departure of a Beloved Brother, Beethoven's Piano Sonata No. 17 in D minor and No. 26 in E-flat major, and Schumann's Arabeske in C major.
Available anytime from 7:30 p.m. Apr. 8 through Apr. 18. Online at ums.org/performance. Free. 764-2538.


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Saturday


April 2021
 12:01 a.m.-midnight  Free!  Online 

András Schiff: University Musical Society Digital Presentation.

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Apr. 8-18. Prerecorded performance from the Church of St. Peter in Zurich, Switzerland by one of the best pianists of his generation, Schiff is known for a polished style that combines a joyous sparkle with an intuitive discernment that teases out musical details other pianists miss. "Among current piano titans, Sir András Schiff is the Zen master," says a San Jose Mercury News review. "He is both utterly relaxed and absolutely awake … Listening to Schiff play is like looking into a running stream and seeing all the colorful, round pebbles beneath the water." Program: Bach's Chromatic Fantasia and Fugue and Capriccio on the Departure of a Beloved Brother, Beethoven's Piano Sonata No. 17 in D minor and No. 26 in E-flat major, and Schumann's Arabeske in C major.
Available anytime from 7:30 p.m. Apr. 8 through Apr. 18. Online at ums.org/performance. Free. 764-2538.


 Noon-9 p.m.  Free!  Online 

"Kala Sagara": Michigan Sahana.

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Apr. 10 & 11. Two-day virtual conference on Indian classical music and dance, . featuring virtual music and dance performances, lecture-demos, workshops, panels, and other events on the technical, historical, philosophical, and technological aspects of Indian classical music and dance. Performers include Ramakrishnan Murthy and other renowned Indian classical artists TBA, along with a host of organizations rom 11 universities around the country
Noon-9 p.m., online at facebook.com/michigansahana/events/. Free.


 4:30-5:30 p.m.  Free!  Online 

"Saturday Soirees": Northside Community Church.

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Every Sat., Mar. 20-Apr. 24. Socially distanced, in-person performances by various local musicians, featuring U-M music, theater, and dance students, NCC resident musicians, and others TBA. Open windows for cross ventilation, so dress warmly.
4:30-5:30 p.m. (doors open at 4:15 p.m.), Northside Community Church, 929 Barton Dr. Free. Preregistration required by leaving a voice message at 649-7948 or emailing NorthsideCommunityA2@gmail.com. [map]


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Sunday


April 2021
 12:01 a.m.-midnight  Free!  Online 

András Schiff: University Musical Society Digital Presentation.

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Apr. 8-18. Prerecorded performance from the Church of St. Peter in Zurich, Switzerland by one of the best pianists of his generation, Schiff is known for a polished style that combines a joyous sparkle with an intuitive discernment that teases out musical details other pianists miss. "Among current piano titans, Sir András Schiff is the Zen master," says a San Jose Mercury News review. "He is both utterly relaxed and absolutely awake … Listening to Schiff play is like looking into a running stream and seeing all the colorful, round pebbles beneath the water." Program: Bach's Chromatic Fantasia and Fugue and Capriccio on the Departure of a Beloved Brother, Beethoven's Piano Sonata No. 17 in D minor and No. 26 in E-flat major, and Schumann's Arabeske in C major.
Available anytime from 7:30 p.m. Apr. 8 through Apr. 18. Online at ums.org/performance. Free. 764-2538.


 Noon-9 p.m.  Free!  Online 

"Kala Sagara": Michigan Sahana.

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Apr. 10 & 11. Two-day virtual conference on Indian classical music and dance, . featuring virtual music and dance performances, lecture-demos, workshops, panels, and other events on the technical, historical, philosophical, and technological aspects of Indian classical music and dance. Performers include Ramakrishnan Murthy and other renowned Indian classical artists TBA, along with a host of organizations rom 11 universities around the country
Noon-9 p.m., online at facebook.com/michigansahana/events/. Free.


 4:15 p.m.  Free!  Online 

%st"Fantasy and Reflection: The Viola Center Stage": Kerrytown Concert House Live @ The 415.

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Local violist Samuel Koeppe, a U-M music school grad student, performs Vieuxtemps's Élégie, Schumann's Märchenbilder, and Bloch's Suite for Viola and Piano. Local pianist Taylor Flowers accompanies.
Online at KerrytownConcertHouse.com. Free, but donations accepted. [map]






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