Tag Archives: Chamber Music

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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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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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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Chamber Music from the A2SO: A Sweet Way to Spend an Afternoon

By Susan Isaacs Nisbett Ann Arbor, Mich. (May 4, 2014) I’d probably like any event where you get dessert before the meal. And that’s just what the Ann Arbor Symphony Orchestra Chamber Recital Series offers: dessert first, then an hour-long … Continue reading

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Exuberant “Rent” at Pioneer High another in a series of buzzworthy musicals, but was it the last?

By Roger LeLievre Ann Arbor, Mich. (May 3, 2014) Pioneer High School’s Theatre Guild, known the past several years for staging talk-of-the-town productions of popular musicals, just finished a run of the groundbreaking-for-its-time “Rent.” The show was a worthy successor … 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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