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Some opening night missteps at ‘Gondoliers,’ but all in all another solid performance from UMGASS crew

By Roger LeLievre Ann Arbor, Mich. (Apr. 12, 2014) You could almost hear the collective groan when, at the opening of “The Gondoliers” Thursday night, an announcement proclaimed that due to unforeseen circumstances the role of one of the title … Continue reading

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Q & A with David Requiro

Ann Arbor, Mich. (Apr. 10, 2014) Naumburg Award-winning cellist David Requiro plays with the Ann Arbor Symphony Orchestra Saturday evening at the Michigan Theater. Since he’s an Ann Arbor “regular” – Saturday’s his second concert with the A2SO and he … Continue reading

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Old blues is good news when Eric Burdon brings rockin’ Animals to town

By Roger LeLievre ANN ARBOR, Mich. (Mar. 14, 2014) Sometimes you have to make allowances for age or infirmity when older rock and rollers revisit their glory days. Not so with 1960s-70s blues-rocker Eric Burdon, who put on a masterful show … Continue reading

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Conductor Zubin Mehta and Israel Philharmonic bring Bruckner’s No. 8 to American audiences

Israel Philharmonic (Oded Antman) ANN ARBOR, Mich. (Mar. 12, 2014) Something old, something new, something ideal. In a nutshell, that’s how Zubin Mehta, 77, the renowned music director for life of the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra, might sum up his upcoming … Continue reading

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A Last-Minute, Pre-Concert Surgery

ANN ARBOR, Mich. (Feb. 16, 2014) When your violin’s bustered, who you gonna call? Not Mr. Stradivari or Mr. Guarnieri; they’re long gone. But if your fiddle comes from a contemporary luthier, sometimes it can meet its maker (with joy!) … Continue reading

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St. Lawrence String Quartet: Nothing’s Routine

ANN ARBOR, Mich. (Feb. 16, 2014) — Perhaps the only predictable aspect of the St. Lawrence String Quartet’s performance at Rackham Auditorium on Feb. 14 was the quality: superlative. Nothing else was routine for this foursome — in Ann Arbor … Continue reading

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