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Music: Classical, Religious, & Cabaret - Week of August 2, 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


August 2021
 7 p.m.  Free! 

Summer Carillon Concert Series: U-M School of Music.

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Family-friendly outdoor concert by Keiran Cantilina, a Royal Carillon School (Mechelen, Belgium) graduate and international carillon competition finalist.
7 p.m., Lurie Tower, 1230 Murfin. Free, but preregistration requested at myumi.ch/ZQWvq. [map]


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Tuesday


August 2021
 7-9:30 p.m.  Free!  Online 

Voices in Harmony Chorus.

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Every Tues. Female singers invited to join the weekly virtual 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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Wednesday


August 2021
 Noon-12:30 p.m.  Free! 

Chime Concert: Kerrytown Shops.

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Every Wed., Fri., & Sat. All invited to play one of 200 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. ofGlobal@aol.com. [map]


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Thursday


August 2021
 7-9 p.m. 

"Consciousness in Concert: Where The Light Gets In": Interfaith Center for Spiritual Growth.

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The Florida-based singer-songwriter duo of Bob Sima and Shannon Plummer perform a program of catchy tunes relating to personal growth. Livestream option available.
7-9 p.m., Interfaith Center for Spiritual Growth, 704 Airport Blvd. Tickets $25 in advance only at bit.ly/interfaith-aug5. 327-0270. [map]


 7:30-9 p.m. 

"Broadway Rocks!": The Encore Musical Theatre Company Summer Concert Series.

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Aug. 5-7. This local professional musical theater company is joined by NYC-based singer-songwriter Aaron Lavigne, a Broadway and Off-Broadway actor who starred in the 2010 Encore production of Jesus Christ Superstar, in a program of popular rock and pop numbers. Featuring Elvis Presley's "All Shook Up!" The Who's "Tommy," Sting's "The Last Ship," Sara Bareilles's "Waitress," Alanis Morrisette's "Jagged Little Pill," songs from Richard Linklater's 2003 comedy School of Rock, and more. Dance along, if you'd like. Cabaret-style seating; capacity limited.
7:30-9 p.m., Encore, 7714 Ann Arbor St., Dexter. Tickets $35 ($3.70 online processing fees) in advance at TheEncoreTheatre.org (recommended) and at the door. info@TheEncoreTheatre.org. [map]


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Friday


August 2021
 Noon-12:30 p.m.  Free! 

Chime Concert: Kerrytown Shops.

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Every Wed., Fri., & Sat. All invited to play one of 200 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. ofGlobal@aol.com. [map]


 7:30-9 p.m. 

"Broadway Rocks!": The Encore Musical Theatre Company Summer Concert Series.

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Aug. 5-7. This local professional musical theater company is joined by NYC-based singer-songwriter Aaron Lavigne, a Broadway and Off-Broadway actor who starred in the 2010 Encore production of Jesus Christ Superstar, in a program of popular rock and pop numbers. Featuring Elvis Presley's "All Shook Up!" The Who's "Tommy," Sting's "The Last Ship," Sara Bareilles's "Waitress," Alanis Morrisette's "Jagged Little Pill," songs from Richard Linklater's 2003 comedy School of Rock, and more. Dance along, if you'd like. Cabaret-style seating; capacity limited.
7:30-9 p.m., Encore, 7714 Ann Arbor St., Dexter. Tickets $35 ($3.70 online processing fees) in advance at TheEncoreTheatre.org (recommended) and at the door. info@TheEncoreTheatre.org. [map]


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Saturday


August 2021
 10:30-11 a.m.  Free! 

Chime Concert: Kerrytown Shops.

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Every Wed., Fri., & Sat. All invited to play one of 200 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. ofGlobal@aol.com. [map]


 7-9 p.m. 

"9th Annual Ragtime Extravaganza": River Raisin Ragtime Revue.

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Kelsee Vandervall, R4's new music director, leads this Tecumseh-based 13-piece orchestra in "Return to Ragtime," a program featuring music by 20th-century composers Will Tyers, Cora Salisbury, Felix Arndt, Grace LeBoy, and others. Tonight is also the premiere of many tunes, including the orchestra's namesake rag composed by Pulitzer-winning local composer Bill Bolcolm and R4 music director emeritus William Hayes. Cash bar. Rain or shine.
Washtenaw County Fairgrounds Building B, 5055 Ann Arbor-Saline Rd. Tickets $40 (includes 1 drink) in advance at RagTimeBand.org or at the gate. (630) 715-5910, info@r4ragtime.org. [map]


 7:30-9 p.m. 

"Broadway Rocks!": The Encore Musical Theatre Company Summer Concert Series.

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Aug. 5-7. This local professional musical theater company is joined by NYC-based singer-songwriter Aaron Lavigne, a Broadway and Off-Broadway actor who starred in the 2010 Encore production of Jesus Christ Superstar, in a program of popular rock and pop numbers. Featuring Elvis Presley's "All Shook Up!" The Who's "Tommy," Sting's "The Last Ship," Sara Bareilles's "Waitress," Alanis Morrisette's "Jagged Little Pill," songs from Richard Linklater's 2003 comedy School of Rock, and more. Dance along, if you'd like. Cabaret-style seating; capacity limited.
7:30-9 p.m., Encore, 7714 Ann Arbor St., Dexter. Tickets $35 ($3.70 online processing fees) in advance at TheEncoreTheatre.org (recommended) and at the door. info@TheEncoreTheatre.org. [map]



Canceled and Postponed Events:

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Tuesday


August 2021
 7:30 p.m.  Free! 

Canceled: Opera on Tap.

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Local singers perform arias and art songs. Tonight's theme: "Drop Dead Divas."
7:30 p.m. (seating begins at 6:30 p.m.), Ypsi Alehouse, 124 Pearl, #100, Ypsilanti. Free, but donations accepted. Preregistration required by text (preferred) or email. 678-2782, sabrina@OperaOnTap.com. [map]





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