A2SO: Peter and the Wolf
Sunday, April 9 at 4:00 PM at the Michigan.
pre-concert activities: 2:30 - 3:30 pm
Platypus Theatre brings Prokofiev's masterpiece to life with spirited choreography, colorful sets and larger-than-life masks.
Wednesday, March 29, 2017 at 7:30 PM.
Drones and beats, crimson beads, and towering black lambswool hats all serve as a striking backdrop for an unexpected, refreshingly novel vision of Eastern European roots music.
This hit Ukrainian folk-punk quartet stirs up a mesmerizing sound that melds traditional Ukrainian folk music, African grooves, Eastern colors, and a contemporary, trans-national sensibility that the band calls “ethno-chaos.” With one foot in the urban avant-garde and the other in Ukrainian village culture, DakhaBrakha made NPR music host Bob Boilen’s “Top 10 Events of 2015” — no small feat given the 506 concerts he attended that year. Rolling Stone’s report on their Bonnaroo appearance was equally enthusiastic: “Ukrainian folkdrone Björkpunk quartet DakhaBrakha ended up with one of the most receptive crowds of the weekend…turning the tent into a happy menagerie.”
Monday, May 22 at 8:00 PM.
Multi-platinum selling artist David Gray announces an exclusive run of solo select concerts across the United States set to kick off this May.
The energy behind David Gray’s live performances exemplifies his dynamic and heartfelt music. Throughout his 25-year long career, David Gray has established himself as one of the UK’s leading artists with critical praise and numerous accolades. David's past includes the phenomenal success of "White Ladder" (seven million copies sold), one of three UK number one albums, with records that became ubiquitous and others that needed to be sought out to be heard. It's a richness of terrain and experience over a duration that belies the traditions and expectations of popular music as surely as the songs themselves.
The Fab Faux Perform Abbey Road
Get ready for the Beatles concert that never happened - until now. The Fab Faux are to the Beatles what the Vienna Philharmonic is to Beethoven: the best interpreters in the business. Following their successes of the last six years, The Fab Faux will return to the Michigan Theater on Saturday, April 22, 2017 at 8 PM to perform Abbey Road in its entirety, plus a set of other late era Beatles classics.
Groove: Under Construction
Friday, March 31 at 7:30 PM. Presented by Groove.
Groove performs using traditional and non-traditional instruments (garbage cans, brooms, toothbrushes...you name it), creating a unique blend of music and choreography into performances on stage and street that will be sure to entertain.
Saturday, June 17 at 8:00 PM.
The ever-restless songwriter Joe Jackson traveled the world to record 'Fast Forward,' his first collection of original songs in seven years, set for October 2 release via Work Song/Caroline. Originally conceived to be released as a series of EPs, the album was produced and arranged by Jackson, and features four sets of four songs recorded in four different cities -- New York, New Orleans, Berlin and Amsterdam -- each with a different set of first-call supporting musicians. The results rank among the richest and most rewarding music of his storied career.
DPTV and Cinetopia Present KEN BURNS: A PBS Preview Event
Wednesday, April 19 at 7:30 PM.
Detroit Public Television and Cinetopia Festival present Ken Burns: A PBS Preview Event. Ken Burns, Ann Arbor native and one of America’s most acclaimed filmmakers, will present a showcase of his latest work. After screening excerpts - many of which are being seen publicly for the first time at this special screening - Burns will discuss with the audience his upcoming projects and, more generally, his work as a filmmaker and historian. An excerpt of the new documentary “The Vietnam War,” directed by Ken Burns and Lynn Novick, courtesy of Detroit Public Television, will premiere at the Cinetopia Film Festival in Detroit on Friday June 9 at the Detroit Institute of Arts.
Tickets are $10 for DPTV and Michigan Theater members.
King Sunny Adé - CANCELED
Please note: We regret to inform you that last week we received the news that King Sunny Adé canceled his North American tour.
Friday, April 21, 2017 at 8 PM.
Since the evolution of jùjú music in Nigeria in the 1930s, no one has made a more lasting impact in the genre than King Sunny Adé.
As a singer, composer, and guitarist, this pioneer of modern world music has succeeded in taking Nigerian social music to international heights. Adé formed his first band in 1967 and has been in the limelight in Nigeria ever since. Singing in his native Yorùbá language, Adé went on to define the terms “Afropop” and “World Beat” and to open the door to the West for other African musicians. King Sunny Adé & His African Beats last toured North America in 2005. He will lay down his trademark mix of talking drum-driven grooves, multi-guitar weaves, lilting vocal harmonies, and pedal steel guitar accents, taking the audiences on an intoxicating journey.
Michigan Pops Orchestra presents Drop It Like It's Pops!
Sunday, April 2 at 7:00 PM.
The Michigan Pops Orchestra is the country's oldest collegiate Pops orchestra. We are composed of students from the University of Michigan who are dedicated to serving the entire Ann Arbor community.
The Michigan Pops Orchestra prides itself in providing opportunities for U-M students to continue playing their instruments. Pops believes that making music is much more fun when orchestra members know each other and encourages a fun and social atmosphere through frequent social events. Pops is committed to presenting fun and exciting concerts to the U-M and Ann Arbor community, presenting a variety of music that appeals to the music lover in everyone.