September 9, 2022 8:00 pm
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“Beethoven Symphony No. 7”: Ann Arbor Symphony Orchestra.

New AASO music director Earl Lee debuts in a season opening performance conducting Beethoven’s raucous, electrifying Symphony No. 7 and This Land, a 2019 work by the prominent young African American composer Carlos Simon that blends faint immigrant hymns and anthems of immigrants over a lush, hesitantly hopeful orchestral tapestry. Also, acclaimed Israeli pianist Inon Barnatan joins the Symphony in Rachmaninoff’s fiendishly virtuosic Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini. 8 p.m., Hill Auditorium. Mask and proof of vaccination (or negative PCR test within 3 days) required. Tickets $20–$90 in advance at & the AASO office (35 Research Dr., ste. 100), and (if available) at the door. 994-4801.

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