Tag Archives: Ann Arbor

Mountain Heart shows love for The Ark with first of club’s 50th anniversary shows

By ROGER LeLIEVRE Clearly The Ark is getting a great start on its 50th anniversary season. Both nights of the Ann Arbor Folk Festival / Ark fundraiser sold out the last weekend of January, and now iconic bluegrass ensemble Mountain … Continue reading

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Turin’s “William Tell” hits the mark in Chicago

SUSAN ISAACS NISBETT (Ann Arbor, Dec. 9, 2014) It’s possible that I’d fall in love with any opera performance that included complimentary tiramisu, cannoli and coffee at the first intermission; crisp apples and more coffee at the second. But Rossini’s … Continue reading

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Leonidas Kavakos and Yuja Wang: Hearing with your eyes

SUSAN ISAACS NISBETT (Ann Arbor, Nov. 29, 2014) Hearing with your eyes was not the main thing on my mind during Yuja Wang and Leonidas Kavakos’ recital at Hill Auditorium Sunday Nov. 23, presented by the University Musical Society. No, … Continue reading

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San Francisco Symphony, Night Two: Invitation to the Dance

SUSAN ISAACS NISBETT (Ann Arbor, Nov. 16, 2014) Is it all about the dancing? In a way, it was, for better and worse, at the San Francisco Symphony’s second concert of two at Hill Auditorium this week, under University Musical … 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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When San Francisco Symphony returns to Ann Arbor, even what’s old is new

Susan Isaacs Nisbett (Ann Arbor, Nov. 12, 2014) The San Francisco Symphony – Mahler, Liszt, Prokofiev and Ravel Who: The San Francisco Symphony What: Two different concerts, featuring Mahler (Thursday); and Liszt, Prokofiev and Ravel (Friday). Where: Hill Auditorium, 825 … Continue reading

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