Tag Archives: Ann Arbor Symphony Orchestra

The List: 2014 in the Arts!

SUSAN ISAACS NISBETT (Ann Arbor, Dec. 31, 2014) It’s time to say good-bye to 2014 and welcome in the New Year. It’s a time to settle accounts and make plans, but I’ll wait till tomorrow to do the latter. Today, … Continue reading

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Stellar Mahler from the San Francisco Symphony in the first of 2 UMS performances

Susan Isaacs Nisbett (Ann Arbor, Nov. 15, 2014) It’s cold. It’s dark. The ground is a little icy from a slick of snow. It’s a good night to be moving toward the light. Whether they knew it or not, that’s … Continue reading

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Anton Nel: An old friend returns for A2SO’s ‘Tchaikovsky & Friends’

Susan Isaacs Nisbett (Ann Arbor, Nov. 13, 2014) When your concerto soloist is marooned by a massive snowstorm and stuck 500 miles from the concert hall, who you gonna call? For the Cleveland Orchestra, one winter back in the mid-‘90s, … Continue reading

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If it’s Saturday, it must be the USA: A2SO concert highlights what’s homegrown

Susan Isaacs Nisbett (Ann Arbor, Oct. 12, 2014) I’m reminded, as I write this review, of the scary name-that-tune tests we had to take in college music history: As the stylus descended on a mystery LP (yup, that’s what we … Continue reading

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All-American: A2SO presents ‘Made in the USA’

Susan Isaacs Nisbett (Ann Arbor, Oct.11, 2014) Arie Lipsky, music director of the Ann Arbor Symphony Orchestra, is a man on the move. Literally. “I’m just dusty and trying to remember what I put where,” he said by phone recently … Continue reading

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Ann Arbor Symphony and Andre Watts deliver crowd-pleasing Beethoven Festival

Susan Isaacs Nisbett Ann Arbor, Mich. (Sept. 14, 2014) Two 5’s and a 3 make 13. And 13 is clearly a lucky number for the Ann Arbor Symphony Orchestra, which launched its 2014-15 season Saturday evening at Hill Auditorium with … Continue reading

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An Emperor’s Feast: All-Beethoven, with Andre Watts, at the A2SO this weekend

  Susan Isaacs Nisbett Ann Arbor, Mich. (Sept. 9, 2014) By his own admission, Arie Lipsky, music director of the Ann Arbor Symphony Orchestra, likes to change things up. “I like contrasts,” he said in a recent phone call. That … Continue reading

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