March 19, 2023 2:00 pm
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“Smitten with the Mitten”: Ann Arbor Concert Band.

New artistic director David Leach conducts this local volunteer ensemble in a program of music by 20th- and 21st-century Michigan composers and arrangers, including Jackson-based Chris Evans Hass’s “Breakneck,” Pioneer High School assistant bands director E. Benton Lilliefors’ “A Song for Charlotte,” Jim Stephenson’s “Luther in Canon” (commissioned by Concordia College and Pioneer High School), former U-M conducting professor H. Robert Reynolds’ arrangement of Morten Lauridsen’s “Contre Qui, Rose,” WMU bands director Scott Boerma’s “Persistence of Hope,” H. Owen Reed’s “The Heart of the Morn” with guest vocalist Alice Tillman, and more. 2 p.m., Michigan Theater. Tickets $10 (kids age 14 & under, free) in advance at and at the door., 668–8397.