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Music: Classical, Religious, & Cabaret - Week of November 1, 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


November 2021
 7 p.m.  Free! 

Faculty Recital: U-M School of Music.

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A music faculty chamber ensemble performs Ralph Vaughan Williams' Suite No. 1, Beethoven's Serenade for Flute, Violin and Viola, and Brahms' Sextet in B-flat Major for strings. Featuring Fabiola Kim and Michael Romans (violin), Yizhak Schotten and Ben Penzner (viola), Amit Eldan and David Caplan (cello), Amy Porter (flute), and Katherine Collier (piano).
U-M Walgreen Drama Center Stamps Auditorium, 1226 Murfin, North Campus. Free. Masks required. 764-0594. [map]


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Thursday


November 2021
 8 p.m. 

"Sing Happy!": Theatre Nova Fundraiser.

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Every Thurs.-Sun., Oct. 28-Nov. 7. Diane Hill directs area singer-actors in local composer R. MacKenzie Lewis's cabaret-style revue showcasing the songs of the Broadway team of Kander and Ebb. The show is a sequence of songs and medleys from Chicago, Cabaret, and many other Kander and Ebb musicals, both famous and obscure, arranged to throw into relief their exploration of the mysteries of life and love. Performers are Jason Briggs, Kristin Clark, John DeMerell, K. Edmonds, Diane Hill, Elizabeth Jaffe, Sarah Stevens, Connor Thomas Rhoades, and Roy Sexton.
8 p.m. (Thurs.-Sat.) & 2 p.m. (Sun.), Theatre Nova, 410 W. Huron. Tickets $30 in advance at TheatreNova.org and (if available) at the door. Masks and proof of vaccination required. 635-8450, a2theatreNova@gmail.com. [map]



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Friday


November 2021
 8 p.m. 

"Sing Happy!": Theatre Nova Fundraiser.

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Every Thurs.-Sun., Oct. 28-Nov. 7. Diane Hill directs area singer-actors in local composer R. MacKenzie Lewis's cabaret-style revue showcasing the songs of the Broadway team of Kander and Ebb. The show is a sequence of songs and medleys from Chicago, Cabaret, and many other Kander and Ebb musicals, both famous and obscure, arranged to throw into relief their exploration of the mysteries of life and love. Performers are Jason Briggs, Kristin Clark, John DeMerell, K. Edmonds, Diane Hill, Elizabeth Jaffe, Sarah Stevens, Connor Thomas Rhoades, and Roy Sexton.
8 p.m. (Thurs.-Sat.) & 2 p.m. (Sun.), Theatre Nova, 410 W. Huron. Tickets $30 in advance at TheatreNova.org and (if available) at the door. Masks and proof of vaccination required. 635-8450, a2theatreNova@gmail.com. [map]



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Saturday


November 2021
 8 p.m. 

"Sing Happy!": Theatre Nova Fundraiser.

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Every Thurs.-Sun., Oct. 28-Nov. 7. Diane Hill directs area singer-actors in local composer R. MacKenzie Lewis's cabaret-style revue showcasing the songs of the Broadway team of Kander and Ebb. The show is a sequence of songs and medleys from Chicago, Cabaret, and many other Kander and Ebb musicals, both famous and obscure, arranged to throw into relief their exploration of the mysteries of life and love. Performers are Jason Briggs, Kristin Clark, John DeMerell, K. Edmonds, Diane Hill, Elizabeth Jaffe, Sarah Stevens, Connor Thomas Rhoades, and Roy Sexton.
8 p.m. (Thurs.-Sat.) & 2 p.m. (Sun.), Theatre Nova, 410 W. Huron. Tickets $30 in advance at TheatreNova.org and (if available) at the door. Masks and proof of vaccination required. 635-8450, a2theatreNova@gmail.com. [map]



 8 p.m. 

"The American Re-Awakening: Hope, Joy, and Reinvention": U-M Men's Glee Club.

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This popular student chorus presents a revue of American choral music, with works by contemporary composers, as well as folk songs and spirituals.
Hill Auditorium. Tickets $7-$23 (students with ID $5) in advance at tickets.smtd.umich.edu and at the door. Masks required. 764.2538. [map]


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Sunday


November 2021
 2 p.m. 

"Sing Happy!": Theatre Nova Fundraiser.

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Every Thurs.-Sun., Oct. 28-Nov. 7. Diane Hill directs area singer-actors in local composer R. MacKenzie Lewis's cabaret-style revue showcasing the songs of the Broadway team of Kander and Ebb. The show is a sequence of songs and medleys from Chicago, Cabaret, and many other Kander and Ebb musicals, both famous and obscure, arranged to throw into relief their exploration of the mysteries of life and love. Performers are Jason Briggs, Kristin Clark, John DeMerell, K. Edmonds, Diane Hill, Elizabeth Jaffe, Sarah Stevens, Connor Thomas Rhoades, and Roy Sexton.
8 p.m. (Thurs.-Sat.) & 2 p.m. (Sun.), Theatre Nova, 410 W. Huron. Tickets $30 in advance at TheatreNova.org and (if available) at the door. Masks and proof of vaccination required. 635-8450, a2theatreNova@gmail.com. [map]



 2 p.m. 

"The American Spirit": Ann Arbor Concert Band.

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ustin J. Hammis, a finalist for the position of this 75-member band's new conductor, leads it in a varied program, including selections from Star Wars Episode 3 and West Side Story, 20th-century American composer Vittorio Giannini's Symphony No. 3 for symphonic band, Sousa's spirited marches "Washington Post" and "The Stars and Stripes Forever," and a dynamic "Armed Forces Salute."
Michigan Theater. Tickets $10 (kids age 13 & under, free) in advance at michtheater.org and & at the door. Masks & proof of vaccination (or negative Covid test within past 72 hours) required for all patrons over the age of 12. 478-7415. [map]


 3 p.m.  Free! 

"Fauré Requiem": First Presbyterian Church.

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The church's Chancel Choir and small orchestra perform Faure's best-known work, his sweet-tempered 1890 setting of the Mass for the dead.
First Presbyterian Church Sanctuary, 1432 Washtenaw Ave. Free. Masks & vaccines required. 662-4466. [map]


 7:30 p.m. 

Anthony Elliott & Camille Jones: Kerrytown Concert House "Passing the Torch" Series.

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Cellist Elliott, a U-M music professor emeritus, and highly regarded young violinist Jones perform old and new works for cello and violin and talk about their respective careers and the significance of intergenerational relationships in music.
KCH, 415 N. Fourth Ave. Tickets $13-$50 in advance at KerrytownConcertHouse.com and at the door. Mask & proof of vaccination (or negative Covid test within past 72 hours) required. 769-2999. [map]


 8 p.m.  Free! 

Campus Band and University Band: U-M School of Music.

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Music students in the University Band and nonmusic students in the Campus Band perform works by Charles Ives, Orff, Bernstein, and others.
Hill Auditorium. Free. Masks Required. 764-0594. [map]






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