Groundbreaking banjoist/composer/bandleader Béla Fleck has reconvened the original ‘Béla Fleck & The Flecktones’, the extraordinary initial line-up of his incredible combo. Rocket Science marks the first recording by the first fab four Flecktones in almost two decades, with pianist/harmonica player Howard Levy back in the fold alongside Fleck, bassist Victor Wooten, and percussionist/ Drumitarist Roy “Futureman” Wooten. Far from being a wistful trip back in time, the album sees the Grammy Award-winning quartet creating some of
Saturday, September 14, 2019 at 7:30 PM
The Ark and WEMU present Keb’ Mo’. Tickets $35-$65, VIP Meet & Greet $149.
Wednesdsay, September 18 at 7:30 PM at the Michigan
The Ark and ann arbor’s 107one present Jenny Lewis: On The Line Tour 2019. Doors at 6:30pm. Tickets $50 and $37.50.
Fri. Sep. 20 at 8:00 PM at the Michigan. Dweezil Zappa and his “rocking teenage combo” will be performing his father’s entire Hot Rats album in sequence live on stage as part of his upcoming 2019 tour. The album layed a pivotal role in establishing Frank Zappa as a composer and guitarist and was also dedicated to Dweezil upon its release in 1969. The 50 year old classic album will be surrounded by an assortment of other psychedelic, avant-garde odd metered toe-tappers well known to Zappa aficionados.
Thu. Oct. 3 at 8:00 PM at the Michigan.
Jim Gaffigan is a Grammy nominated comedian, actor, New York Times best-selling author, top touring performer, and multi-platinum-selling father of five. Gaffigan is known around the world for his unique brand of humor which largely revolves around fatherhood and his observations on life and food. With multiple projects in motion, Gaffigan is currently on his Fully Dressed arena and theater stand-up comedy tour, with dates through the end of the year including multiple shows in London in Janua
Sun. Oct. 6 at 8:00 PM at the Michigan.
Kevin James began his career as a stand-up on the Long Island comedy scene. After being discovered at the 1996 Montreal Comedy Festival, he signed a network development deal to create his own sitcom.
The King of Queens, which premiered in 1998, ran for nine seasons on CBS with James starring and executive producing, and it garnered him an Emmy nomination in 2006 for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series. The show concluded its run in 2007 but continues to air daily in syndica
Saturday, October 12 at 8:00 PM at the Michigan.
An orchestra reacts to and serves the cultural needs of its community. Through this process, the sound and identity of an orchestra are molded. For Joan Tower, the individuality formed through this process became the colors to fill the canvas of Made In America. Premiered in 2005, the piece toured through orchestras in all 50 states filling halls of all shapes and sizes. The piece inherently celebrates and embraces differences as it is given a new identity with every stop it mak
Mary Chapin Carpenter and Shawn Colvin will embark on a series of tour dates throughout the fall of 2019. Carpenter and Colvin-longtime friends for over 30 years-will appear on stage together as an intimate acoustic duo, swapping songs and sharing stories. These special shows will feature the acclaimed songwriters performing material from their vast catalogues as well as some of their favorite songs. Carpenter and Colvin previously toured together in 2013 to the delight of both fans and critics. Audiences were invited to share the artists’
Fri. Oct. 25 at 7:30 PM at the Michigan.
Trey Anastasio is a jam fusion singer-songwriter best known as the lead singer and guitarist of the rock band Phish, which he co-founded in 1983. He’s released 11 solo albums and has been involved in a number of side projects including the Trey Anastasio Band, Surrender to the Air, and Oysterhead. He’s performed with several symphony orchestras and wrote the score for the Broadway musical Hands on a Hardbody, which nominated him for a Tony Award for Best Original Score in 2013.
Saturday, November 2 at 8:00 PM at the Michigan.
We soar through the Rocky Mountains to the Garden of Gods and atop Pikes Peak in Wang Jie’s Symphonic Overture on “America the Beautiful.” From the orchestra comes a majestic fugue which traces the silhouette of this prominent peak with faint echos of the familiar patriotic song written atop the same mountain. Cascading crowns of notes continue through Liszt’s Piano Concerto No. 1 in E-flat major. Your A2SO is joined by pianist, Anton Nel displaying the pinnacle of pianistic ac
January 18, 2020 at 8:00 PM at the Michigan.
The imaginative energy that fills Mozart’s “Turkish” Violin Concerto is that of youth and idealism. While it does not contain a cadenza, his Fifth Violin Concerto features writing that exudes the freedom and lyricism that would suggest otherwise. The A2SO proudly welcomes Itamar Zorman as the featured soloist on this captivating work. The theme of youth continues with Mozart’s Symphony No. 29 in A major. Written at the age of 18-years-old, it is overflowing with a sense of self-con
March 21, 2020 at 8:00 PM at the Michigan.
Don’t let the mysterious shimmer that opens this concert and Diana Syrse’s Colección de Readlidades deceive you–this program packs a remarkably vivacious punch. As the texture broadens the rhythms of Mexico are revealed as the backbone to this gripping piece. To Puerto Rico we go next with Roberto Sierra’s Concerto for Saxophones and Orchestra as the A2SO is joined by saxophonist and Detroit native, James Carter. A virtuosic blend of jazz, classical, and Latin styles come together a