January 29, 2023 2:00 pm
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“Fab Four British Invasion”: Ann Arbor Concert Band.

David Leach conducts this local volunteer ensemble in a program of works by four 20th-century English composers, including Ralph Vaughan Williams’ 1924 masterpiece of counterpoint Toccata Marziale and the much-loved 1923 English Folk Song Suite. Also, 3 works by Gustav Holst (the 1911 Second Suite for Military Band, the “March” from the 1928 A Moorside Suite, and the 1930 Hammersmith), 2 Percy Grainger marches (the accessible 1905 “Lads of Wamphray March,” adapted from the traditional Scottish border ballad, and his 1916 “Children’s March: Over the Hills and Far Away.”), and Gordon Jacob’s 1928 An Original Suite. 2 p.m., Michigan Theater. Tickets $10 (kids age 13 & under, free) at michtheater.org/events and at the door. aaband.org, 4787515.