Saturday, March 18 at 8:00 at the Michigan.
Schachter Freylekhe Tanzen
Grieg Piano Concerto
Stravinsky Firebird Suite
UMS Choral Union Women
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.
Prokofiev: Symphony No. 1 (4th movement)
Schumann: "Traumerei" from Kinderszenen
Grieg: “In the Hall of the Mountain King” from Peer Gynt Suite No. 1
Beethoven: Prometheus Overture
Rimsky-Korsakov: Flight of the Bumblebee
Prokofiev: Peter and the Wolf
Ann Arbor Concert Band: Kaleidoscope
Sunday, January 22 at 2:00 PM.
Concert selections include:
Alexander From Tropic to Tropic
Hanson Symphony No. 2, 3rd movement "Romantic"
Bach Prelude and Fugue in G Minor
Camphousen A Dakota Rhapsody
Holsinger Liturgical Dances
Bach Prelude and Fugue in D Minor
Sousa The Royal Welsh Fusiliers
Tickets $10 adults, $5 seniors/students; free for children under 12. Tickets currently available from band members or may be purchased at the Michigan Theater box office one hour before the show
Chinese New Year Gala 2017
Saturday, January 28 at 7:00 PM.
Performance groups, musicians, singers, dancers, and comedians across ages and cultural backgrounds will bring you an amazing festival performance to celebrate the Lunar New Year, the Year of the Rooster. Featuring both English and Chinese Emcee speeches, the show will provide English subtitles throughout as well.
Advance tickets $12 general admission, $16 VIP; general admission tickets $15 at the door.
For more information, visit "CSSA at UMICH" on Facebook or "UM_CSSA" on Wechat.
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.”
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.
Jelly and George: Aaron Diehl & Cecile McLorin Salvant
Sunday February 19, 2017 at 4:00 PM.
Timeless classics are elevated by modern masters when gifted jazz pianist and arranger Aaron Diehl and 26-year-old vocalist extraordinaire Cécile McLorin Salvant join forces to revisit and revitalize the works of George Gershwin and Jelly Roll Morton.
Combining lesser-known pieces with new arrangements, this project celebrates the past while tracing a musical lineage that spans a century. Aaron Diehl, a leading force in today’s generation of jazz contemporaries, was the 2014 Monterey Jazz Festival Commission Artist and spearheads a distinct union of traditional and fresh artistry. McLorin Salvant, a 2016 Grammy winner (“Best Jazz Vocal Album”), frequently draws comparisons to the Big Three — Billie Holiday, Sarah Vaughan, and Ella Fitzgerald — able to bend notes to her will and get inside each song the way an actress inhabits a starring role.
King Sunny Adé
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.
Lake Street Dive
Wednesday, March 1, 2017 at 8:00 PM.
The members of Lake Street Dive—named after an avenue of seedy bars in guitarist and trumpeter Michael “McDuck” Olson’s native Minneapolis—met in 2004 as students at Boston’s New England Conservatory of Music. Powerhouse singer Rachael Price fronts the quartet while bassist Bridget Kearney and drummer Michael Calabrese comprise the rhythm section.
Lake Street Dive’s major label debut, Side Pony, was released in February 2016. A side pony, for Lake Street Dive, is really a metaphor for their philosophy and personality as a band, one that seamlessly incorporates R&B, pop, ’60s era rock, and soul into a unique, dance party ready mix. As bassist Kearney puts it, “When we were settling on the album title, that one just stuck out to us as embodying the band’s spirit. We’ve always been this somewhat uncategorizable, weird, outlying genre less band. That’s the statement we wanted to make with this record: be yourself.”