Tag Archives: University Musical Society

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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Hot town: Ann Arbor’s entertainment scene heats up along with the weather

By Roger LeLievre Ann Arbor, Mich. (Apr. 22, 2014) In some locales it might be natural to think that with the arrival of spring and summer comes a slowing of the arts scene. Not so Ann Arbor. There’s plenty coming … 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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