Tag Archives: Ann Arbor

Who could ask for anything more? George Gershwin’s last piano makes U-M debut

Susan Isaacs Nisbett (Ann Arbor, Oct.9, 2014) S’wonderful. Marvelous, too. The last Steinway grand piano owned by famed American composer George Gershwin – the one on which he most likely composed “Porgy and Bess” – has a new life. Donated … Continue reading

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It’s all in the hands: Charleroi Danses’ ‘Kiss & Cry’ is made for dancing fingers

Susan Isaacs Nisbett (Ann Arbor, Oct.9, 2014) She is a choreographer and dancer. He is a cinematographer. They are a couple. Together with a team of collaborators, they’ve made a theater piece that, like a child, is at once something … Continue reading

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UMS Scores Big with Emerson String Quartet

 Susan Isaacs Nisbett (Ann Arbor, Sept. 29, 2014) On a day when the U-M team fumbled the ball yet again in the Big House, sending fans fleeing well before the fourth quarter, an evening’s entertainment that began with a quartet … Continue reading

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Emerson String Quartet arrives in Ann Arbor with new player, new work

Susan Isaacs Nisbett Ann Arbor, Mich. (Sept. 27, 2014) The Emerson String Quartet is one of the world’s best-known quartets. But in Ann Arbor, their visits are so frequent – no fewer than 15 appearances under University Musical Society auspices … Continue reading

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Review: Itzhak Perlman, with John Root, serves up delicious recital for Hill Auditorium audience

Susan Isaacs Nisbett Ann Arbor, Mich. (Sept. 15, 2014) Of the great musical artists before the public today, there are a select few who generate not just feelings of admiration but of affection. They are the ones we greet with … 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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What’s in a name? When violinist Itzhak Perlman plays Ann Arbor’s Hill Auditorium, plenty

Susan Isaacs Nisbett Ann Arbor, Mich. (Sept. 12, 2014) You can pretty much count on the fingers of one hand the classical musicians who can fill a hall without announcing what the heck they’ll play when they finally show up … 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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Momix dancers bringing their magic to the Ann Arbor Summer Festival

Susan Nisbett Ann Arbor, Mich. (June 19, 2014) What Moses Pendleton, founder of the deliriously imaginative dance company Momix, really wants is for you to see his garden in Connecticut – eye-popping acres of deep orange Moonsong marigolds, iris rearing … Continue reading

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Familiar faces: You may be sorry if you miss out on these top-tier musical talents

Ann Arbor, Mich (May 28, 2014) By ROGER LeLIEVRE Veteran acts who’ve played here before, a relative newcomer with Ann Arbor ties, and even star of stage and screen are all ahead on Ann Arbor music stages this summer. These … Continue reading

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