Classical Concert Listings

Andrea Bocelli

Little Caesars Arena

Sunday, December 3, at 7:30 pm

World-renowned tenor Andrea Bocelli recently announced his return to the U.S. for seven special concert dates in select cities including one of the first performances at Detroit’s new Little Caesars Arena featuring the Detroit Symphony Orchestra.

Mahler's Ninth

Orchestra Hall

Saturday, December 9, at 8:00 pm

Sunday, December 10, at 3:00 pm

Pre-Concert Lecture starts at 7:00 pm on December 9, and 2:00 pm on December 10

In Gustav Mahler’s Ninth and final full symphony, he created a world bridging the spaces between life, fate, and joy. It also takes its place among the “final ninths” of Beethoven, Schubert, and Dvořák; a musical autobiography reliving his exploration of love, longing, beauty, and inevitably, death, eventually fading away into the ether as a final farewell.

Holiday Pops

Hill Auditorium

Friday, December 15, at 8:00 pm

Start your weekend with a festive mix of orchestra and voice, classical and pops at this annual A2SO tradition. Welcome the holiday season in an evening of music-making with some of our area’s most beloved choruses including the men of Measure for Measure, Ann Arbor Youth Chorale, Boychoir of Ann Arbor, Dexter, Huron and Pioneer High School Choruses.

L’Invenzione: The Musical Legacy of Naples

St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church, 306 N. Division Street, Ann Arbor

Saturday, January 20, at 8:00 pm

Pre-Concert Lecture starts at 7:15pm

With its seven renowned conservatories, a bustling opera scene and world-class composers, Naples produced an incredible musical legacy whose richness is still being uncovered today. L'Invenzione’s program draws on the wonderfully rich music of 17th and 18th-century Naples, the undisputed "capital of the musical world" of that time. The ensemble performs concertos and sonatas by Alessandro Scarlatti, Francesco Mancini, Giovanni Battista Mele, Roberto Valentini, and Nicola Fiorenza.