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“Enigma Variations”: Ann Arbor Symphony Orchestra.:

Conductor Earl Lee leads the orchestra in a program featuring Elgar’s collection of inventive and beautiful variations on a melody Elgar’s wife liked that he rearranged as musical portraits of their friends. Also, contemporary composer Caroline Shaw’s Entr’acte, a 2014 orchestral arrangement of a work she originally composed for a string quartet, and John Adams’ recent Must the Devil Have all the Good Tunes?, a piano concerto whose title—inspired by a quote attributed to Martin Luther—suits the bursts of diabolical glee that bookend its standard three-part structure. Guest piano soloist is University of South Carolina music professor Phillip Bush, a former member of the Philip Glass Ensemble. 8 p.m., Hill Auditorium. Tickets $25-$90 in advance at a2so.com & the AASO office (35 Research Dr., ste. 100), and (if available) at the door. 994–4801.

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