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Mozart Birthday Bash

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Mozart Birthday Bash

Saturday, January 31 at 8 PM. Presented by the Ann Arbor Symphony Orchestra.  His name, one word, says it all. Mozart is a virtuoso composer in every genre –   symphonies, concertos, opera, sacred song, background music – and tonight we celebrate with a tasting of all those specialties. One of your A2SO’s own, Principal Oboist Timothy Michling, dazzles in Mozart’s only oboe concerto, one of the hallmarks of the literature. Its deft melding of playful and wistful melodies will make this one of your favorites. Your A2SO strings...

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Kiki van Eijk

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Kiki van Eijk

Thursday, February 5 at 5:10 PM.  Part of the Penny W. Stamps Speaker Series. A designer with a strong personal touch, Kiki van Eijk represents the new generation of Dutch designers. Her playful work balances concept, material, structure and technique in projects that include carpets, lighting, furniture, ceramics, glassware and luxurious textiles.  Van Eijk confirms that, “l like to tell absurdist stories while using very high craft standards. I’m searching for the freedom of the playing child. It’s often a play between...

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Elizabeth Streb

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Elizabeth Streb

Thursday, February 12 at 5:10 PM.  Part of the Penny W. Stamps Speaker Series. The preeminent Extreme Action Architect, Elizabeth Streb is a rascal, a genius and dance’s answer to punk rock. The recipient of a MacArthur Foundation Award, Elizabeth founded the STREB Lab for Action Mechanics (SLAM) in Williamsburg, Brooklyn in 2003. The STREB company has performed in, around, and on top of major landmarks, theaters and stadiums worldwide.  She also wrote the book STREB: How to Become an Extreme Action Hero. Streb is the subject of...

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Jose Miguel Sokoloff

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Jose Miguel Sokoloff

Thursday, February 19 at 5:10 PM.  Part of the Penny W. Stamps Speaker Series. President of Lowe and Partners Global Creative Council, ad executive Jose Miguel Sokoloff has led a multi-year, multi-award winning marketing campaign on behalf of the Ministry of Defense against the guerrilla war in Colombia, persuading FARC guerrillas to demoblize.  He is the recipient of the prestigious Titanium Lion, a UK IPA Effectiveness Grand Prix, a Jay Chiat Grand Prix and an El Ojo Grand Prix. His agency, Lowe SSP3, was awarded Advertising Age’s...

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The Campbell Brothers perform John Coltrane’s A Love Supreme

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The Campbell Brothers perform John Coltrane’s A Love Supreme

Friday, February 20, 2015 at 8 PM. Presented by UMS. 2014 marks the 50th anniversary of John Coltrane’s seminal recording “A Love Supreme”. He presented it as a spiritual declaration that his musical devotion had become intertwined with his religious faith. To mark the anniversary, Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts commissioned the Campbell Brothers, whose unique sacred steel gospel music was created in African-American churches, to revisit the work on their signature slide guitars and with particular attention to its...

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Casey Reas

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Casey Reas

Thursday, March 12 at 5:10 PM.  Part of the Penny W. Stamps Speaker Series. Casey Reas writes software to explore conditional systems as art. Using emergent networks and layered instructions, he has created a unique area of visual experience that builds upon concrete art, conceptual art, experimental animation, and drawing. In 2001, with Ben Fry, he initiated Processing, an open source programming language and environment created for visual artists. While dynamic, generative software remains his core medium, work in variable media including...

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Mike + The Mechanics

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Mike + The Mechanics

Saturday, March 14, 2015. Presented by Live Nation. Tickets on sale at ticketmaster.com and all Ticketmaster outlets. Charge by phone at 800-745-3000. Even inside Genesis, Mike Rutherford’s forte has always been his melodic songwriting. With the successful side project Mike + the Mechanics, the artist managed to find a further way to express himself working with other composers and different teams. Since 1985, Mechanics became a brand in their own, releasing seven albums, selling more than 10 million records, launching many hit singles and...

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Click, Clack, Moo

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Click, Clack, Moo

Sunday, March 15, 2015 at 1:30 PM.  Sponsored by Kerrytown Market & Shops. Part of the Benard L. Maas Not Just For Kids Series presented by Toyota. Tickets on sale at ticketmaster.com and at Nicola’s Books in Ann Arbor. When Farmer Brown declares his farm a “tech-free zone,” the cows go on strike and the chickens join them in solidarity. No laptop means no milk and no eggs! Will Farmer Brown give in to the animals’ demands? Find out in this hilariously “mooooo-ving” new musical about negotiation and compromise, based...

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Buddy Guy

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Buddy Guy

March 18 at 7:30 PM. Presented by the Ark. With Special Guest Ana Popovic. Media sponsorship provided by Metro Times. Reserved seats are $49.50 and $39.50 (limited Gold Circle also available); tickets on sale at ticketmaster.com and all Ticketmaster outlets. Charge by phone at 800-745-3000. Buddy Guy‘s impressive resume includes: 5 Grammy Awards, Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction, more Blues Music Awards (formerly known as W.C. Handy Awards) than any other blues artist in history, and Rolling Stone magazine ranking him among...

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Absolut Russian

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Absolut Russian

Saturday, March 21 at 8 PM. Presented by the Ann Arbor Symphony Orchestra.  Why do we love Russian music? Is it the Romantic melodies that every listener can access? The raw emotion that moves us to tears? The way it comforts our unquiet hearts and souls? Whatever your reasons, this concert presents the triumphs, exhilaration, and jubilation that is the epitome of Russian music. Savor Borodin’s Prince Igor, performed as it was originally composed with chorus, and recognize the source for Stranger in Paradise. Tchaikovsky brings the...

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Disney In Concert: Magical Music from the Movies

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Disney In Concert: Magical Music from the Movies

Sunday, March 22, 2015 at 4 PM. Presented by the Ann Arbor Symphony Orchestra. Magical music from the movies will transport the young and young-at-heart on a musical journey. Share in the magic of Disney with your family and friends, or come solo and discover anew why these timeless motion picture scores continue to enchant us all. Tickets on sale at...

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Louis Benech

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Louis Benech

Thursday, April 9 at 5:10 PM.  Part of the Penny W. Stamps Speaker Series. Renowned landscape designer Louis Benech has carried out some 300 park and garden projects around the world including at the Tuileries, the Elysée Gardens and the Quai d’Orsay, Pavlovsk’s Rose Pavilion (St Petersburg), and the Gardens of the Achilleion (Corfu). He has also worked for organizations such as Hermes, Axa and Suez.  With each of his projects, Benech combines a desire to create long-lasting and aesthetically pleasing gardens with respect for a...

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Oliver Mtukudzi and the Black Spirits

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Oliver Mtukudzi and the Black Spirits

Friday, April 17, 2015, at 8 PM. Presented by UMS.  Zimbabwe’s Afropop legend Oliver Mtukudzi is gifted with a deep and gutsy voice plus a talent for writing songs that reflect on the daily life and struggles of his people. “Tuku” began performing in 1977 and has earned a devoted following across Africa and beyond, all the while incorporating elements of different musical traditions. A member of Zimbabwe’s Korekore tribe, he incorporates South Africa mbaqanga, Zimbabwean pop, and traditional kateke drumming into his music. Recently...

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Rubber Soul & Magical Mystery Tour performed by the Fab Faux

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Rubber Soul & Magical Mystery Tour performed by the Fab Faux

Saturday, April 18, 2015 at 8 PM.  Tickets on sale at ticketmaster.com and all Ticketmaster locations. Charge by phone at 800-745-3000. Following their  successes in 2011, 12, 13  and 14, The Fab Faux will return to the Michigan Theater! This time they will perform both Rubber Soul AND Magical Mystery Tour in their entirety. The concert will include the rockers, the ballads, and everything in between. The group includes outstanding New York studio musicians – and lifelong Beatles fans - Will Lee (bassist in David Letterman’s...

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Fly Guy and Other Stories

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Fly Guy and Other Stories

Saturday, May 9, 2015 at 1:30 PM. Sponsored by Sponsored by Blue Care Network and Domino’s Pizza. Part of the Benard L. Maas Not Just For Kids Series presented by Toyota. Tickets on sale now at ticketmaster.com and at Nicola’s Books in Ann Arbor. A chock-full musical revue featuring a wide variety of contemporary and classic children’s book favorites, including Fly Guy Meets Fly Girl, Diary of a Worm, Fluffy the Classroom Guinea Pig, Horace & Morris But Mostly Dolores, Kitten’s First Full Moon, Lilly’s Big Day, and Paper...

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An Evening with Roger McGuinn

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An Evening with Roger McGuinn

Saturday, May 16 at 8 PM. Presented by the Ark. Tickets on sale at ticketmaster.com and all Ticketmaster outlets. Charge by phone at 800-745-3000. Reserved seats are $39.50 and $25 (limited Gold Circle also available).  A founding member of the pioneering 1960’s folk-rock band, The Byrds, Roger McGuinn was inducted in the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame in 1991, along with fellow band members David Crosby and Chris Hillman. His distinguished vocals and rich, melodic guitar style turned songs like “Turn Turn Turn,” “Eight Miles High”...

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An Evening with Mark Knopfler and Band

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An Evening with Mark Knopfler and Band

Sunday, October 4 at 7:30 PM. Presented by Live Nation. Tickets on sale at ticketmaster.com and all Ticketmaster outlets. Charge by phone at 800-745-3000. Special offer! A CD copy of Mark Knopfler’s new album, Tracker, is included with every pair of tickets you order for this show. You will receive an email with instructions on how to receive your album following your purchase.  Legendary musician and songwriter Mark Knopfler will celebrate the release of his new record, Tracker, due March 17 on Verve Records, with a 36-city North...

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Osman Khan

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Osman Khan

Thursday, January 29 at 5:10 PM. Part of the Penny W. Stamps Speaker Series. Born in Pakistan but raised in New York, Osman Khan creates work that plays with themes of identity, home/land, and social/public space through participatory and performative installations and site-specific interventions. His work has been shown at the Shanghai Biennale; Zero1 Festival/ISEA; Witte de With Center for Contemporary Art, Rotterdam; Ars Electronica Center, Linz Austria; OK Center for Contemporary Art, Linz Austria; Socrates Sculpture Park, NYC;...

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