Classical Concert Listings

DSO Chamber Recital

Cranbrook Art Museum, Bloomfield Hills

Monday, April 24, at 7:00 pm

A string quartet from the DSO will appear for a free chamber recital featuring music from composers interned at the Terezin Concentration Camp. The quartet includes Laurie Goldman and Jing Zhang on violin, Hang Su on viola, and Peter McCaffrey on cello.

Cellobration: A Cello Concert

Jewish Community Center of Greater Ann Arbor

Monday, May 1, at 1:30 pm

This hour-long concert features the unique four–voice cello choir from the studio of renown U-M cellist, Richard Aaron. The quintet will expand the choir to include special songs sung to a cello accompaniment.

The Defiant Requiem

Congregation Shaarey Zedek, Southfield

Thursday, May 4, at 7:30 pm

Orchestra Hall, Detroit

Saturday, May 6, at 8:00 pm

Sunday, May 7, at 3:00 pm

Conceived and created by Murry Sidlin, The Defiant Requiem tells the story of courageous Jewish prisoners in the Theresienstadt Concentration Camp during World War II who performed the famous Verdi Requiem Mass. This inspirational multimedia performance combines the music of Verdi with testimony from survivors of the original chorus and footage from propaganda film.

Pro Musica of Detroit

The Qube, 611 Woodward Avenue, Detroit

Friday, May 5, at 7:30 pm

New Music Detroit (NMD), founded in 2006, is a collective of musicians dedicated to performing groundbreaking musical works from the late-20th century to the present day. A highly flexible ensemble with a cast of core members and prominent guest artists, NMD performs new and adventurous classical music in a wide variety of settings, for a wide variety of people.

Guide to the Orchestra

Orchestra Hall, Detroit

Saturday, May 6, at 11:00 am

The DSO’s instruments come to life in a presentation of Benjamin Britten’s music showcasing the different families of instruments in an orchestra. The show will be narrated by D.J. Oliver, the host of DPTV’s Detroit Performs. Pre-concert activities begin at 9:30 am.

Music from Codex Speciálnik

St. Andrew's Episcopal Church, 306 North Division Street

Sunday, May 7, at 4:00 pm

The Ann Arbor Grail Singers, directed by Carmen Cavallaro, will present a concert of music from the Codex Speciálnik, one of the oldest surviving collections of Czech renaissance polyphony. The manuscript was compiled for use in the Prague Utraquist congregations of the Bohemian Reformation around 1500. This song-book embraces nearly a century of Western Renaissance style, while also featuring new fruits from the burgeoning Czech culture. Instrumentalists include Beth Gilford on recorder, Doris Williams playing bray harp, and Stefan Stolarchuk holding down the bass parts on the sackbut.

Viva L'Italia

Hill Auditorium

Sunday, May 7, at 8:00 pm

The Ann Arbor Symphony Orchestra, with special guests the Carillon Women’s Chorale, the Livingston County Chorale Women’s Chorus, Measure for Measure, and Livingston County Chorale, perform music of Italy. Hear Rossini's Semiramide Overture, Verdi's Opera Choruses from Aida, La Traviata, Nabucco, and Il Trovatore, Tchaikovsky's Capriccio Italien, and Respighi's Pines of Rome.

Pinckney High School Orchestra Side-By-Side

Jane Tasch Theater, Pinckney, Michigan

Thursday, May 11, at 7:30 pm

The Ann Arbor Symphony Orchestra joins Pinckney Orchestra students to perform a shared concert.