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University Chorus and Oakland Chorale

Sat., Nov. 18, 8 p.m.
phone 248-370-2030
mtd@oakland.edu

Friday, November 17, 2017 at 8 p.m. Saturday, November 18, 2017 at 8 p.m. On the heels of a triumphant summer tour of Europe, the Oakland Chorale returns for one of our most popular events of the season. They are joined by the University Chorus for an inspiring and energetic concert, featuring an eclectic repertoire. Michael A. Mitchell, conductor. St. Irenaeus Catholic Church is located at 771 Old Perch Road in Rochester Hills. $8

https://www.facebook.com/events/122542468367467/?active_tab=about
Varner Recital Hall (map)
2200 N. Squirrel Rd.
Greater Rochester Area
phone (248) 370-2030; (248) 370-2041 (FAX)
mtd@oakland.edu
University Chorus and Oakland Chorale

Bernstein’s Philharmonic: A Centennial Festival

Sat., Nov. 18, 2 p.m. and Sun., Nov. 19, 3 p.m.
Hill Auditorium (map)
825 N. University
Greater Ann Arbor Area
phone (734) 764-2538

The University Musical Society Presents: New York Philharmonic Bernstein’s Philharmonic: A Centennial Festival

Sat., Nov. 18, 2 p.m. and Sun., Nov. 19, 3 p.m.

The first concert of the weekend features the music of Gustav Mahler, also a music director of the New York Philharmonic (1909-11), whose music Bernstein championed and brought back into the symphonic canon. The concert is conducted by Jaap van Zweden, the music director designate of the New York Philharmonic who assumes the reins in 2018-19. The 2012 Musical America Conductor of the Year, van Zweden comes to the New York Philharmonic after a decade as music director of the Dallas Symphony.

The second concert of this weekend festival residency recreates one of Leonard Bernstein’s Young People’s Concerts, which were broadcast nationally on CBS during 1958-1972. While titled a “young people’s concert,” it will be appreciated and enjoyed by audiences of all ages.

DSO music director Leonard Slatkin leads the New York Philharmonic in the finale of the Bernstein Festival and Ann Arbor residency. Evoking the chanted Jewish prayer of mourning, Bernstein’s powerful “Kaddish” Symphony was written in 1963 and is dedicated to the memory of John F. Kennedy, who was assassinated just weeks before the first performance. The program opens with Richard Strauss’s witty vignettes of the bumbling knight-errant Don Quixote, the work that introduced Leonard Bernstein to New York Philharmonic audiences when he famously filled in with only a few hours’ notice, and without rehearsal, for an ailing Bruno Walter.

The Sunday concert will also be broadcast live to communities in more than 20 counties in the northern part of Lower Michigan by Interlochen Public Radio and streamed online at interlochenpublicradio.org. Additionally, the concert will also be part of the syndicated radio concert series “The New York Philharmonic This Week” with a delayed broadcast nationally and internationally through the WFMT Radio Network.

Numerous residency activities, including master classes, lectures, and workshops, will occur throughout the weekend. Scroll below for full details.

https://ums.org/performance/new-york-philharmonic/
Hill Auditorium (map)
825 N. University
Greater Ann Arbor Area
phone (734) 764-2538
The University Musical Society Presents: New York Philharmonic Bernstein’s Philharmonic: A Centennial Festival

Jay-Z

Sat., Nov. 18

We might have more than 99 problems in 2017 (cough, cough irony) but superstar, mogul, and Beyonce’s husband, Jay-Z, is not one of them. In fact, Jay-Z has been nothing but a TIDAL wave of game-changing good vibes since blowing our minds back in 1995. Now one of the best-selling musicians of all time (his latest, 4:44, debuted at number one, his 14th to date) Jay-Z is doing more than watching the throne. He fucking owns it. $95

Mini Moog Fest

Sat., Nov. 18, 12-4 p.m.

Calling all synth nerds! If the warbling haunt of the Theremin gets you going or if you can make a case for why Aphex Twin is more prolific than the Beatles, then the name Robert Moog probably means something to you. The Ann Arbor District Library invites us to celebrate the Godfather of commercial analog synthesizers with hands-on synth demonstrations, live performances by North Coast Modular Collective, and others, as well as an opportunity to talk to fellow synth-ophiles on how to concoct your own synth-ony. Free

Ann Arbor District Library (map)
343 S. Fifth Ave.
Greater Ann Arbor Area
phone (734) 327-4200
Mini Moog Fest

Joywave

Sat., Nov. 18, 7 p.m.

Indie outfit Joywave could not be more appropriately named. The synth-pop and bass-heavy five-piece could be the less ambient, more erratic little brother of French pop band Phoenix. Nevertheless, Joywave feels lovingly like a band that will forever be on festival dockets. After their breakthrough collab with Big Data on their hit track “Dangerous” in 2013, Joywave earned some skin in the game. Following a tour with Young the Giant and Cold War Kids, Joywave is taking the wheel and will be dishing out tracks from their sophomore record, Content, released this past spring. $18

Magic Stick (map)
4120 Woodward
Midtown
phone (313) 833-9700
Joywave

She Wants Revenge

Sat., Nov. 18, 7 p.m.

It’s been six years since broody staccato masters of seduction She Wants Revenge released new music. But that doesn’t mean their return to the stage (they were on a brief hiatus) won’t be fresh (in a totally goth way, of course). After teasing a reunion in 2016 following a resurgence of popularity after an old track found new life on the FX series American Horror Story: Hotel, they’re back and bringing with them their Halloween-forever vibes and a slew of B-sides to appease moody fog-machine rendezvous. $25-30

Majestic Theatre (map)
4140 Woodward Ave.
Midtown
phone (313) 833-9700
She Wants Revenge

Gary Owen with Deon Cole: Presented by 105.1 The Bounce

Sat., Nov. 18, 7 p.m.

Gary Owen with Deon Cole: Presented by 105.1 The Bounce will be at The Fillmore 11/18! $39.50; $49.50; $65

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The Fillmore (map)
2115 Woodward Ave.
Downtown Detroit
phone (313) 961-5451; (313) (FAX)
Gary Owen with Deon Cole: Presented by 105.1 The Bounce

Swing Dance Party

Sat., Nov. 18, 7:30-11 p.m.
phone 313-576-5111
info@dso.org
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Dust of those dancing shoes and come decked out in your best vintage attire for the ultimate swing dance party at The Cube in Midtown Detroit. Arrive early for a dance lesson and your favorite classic cocktail and stay for the open dance floor and live music performed by musicians from The Legendary Count Basie Orchestra! Cocktails & Live DJ – 7:30 PM Dance Lesson – 8:00 PM Live Music & Open Dance Floor – 9PM-11PM TICKETS: $49 - VIP Experience Includes reserved section premium seating and a free drink $15 - General Admission Advance Includes GA seating $15-$49

https://www.dso.org/ShowEventsView.aspx?id=4726&prod=4725
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Max M. Fisher Music Center (map)
3711 Woodward Ave.
Midtown
phone (313) 576-5100
Swing Dance Party

Aqueous

Sat., Nov. 18, 8 p.m.

$12

Otus Supply (map)
345 E. Nine Mile Rd.
Downtown Ferndale

Aqueous

Sat., Nov. 18, 8 p.m.

$12-15

http://bit.ly/aqueousotus
Otus Supply (map)
345 E. Nine Mile Rd.
Downtown Ferndale Aqueous

Cheryl Wheeler

Sat., Nov. 18, 8 p.m.

It has always seemed as if there were two Cheryl Wheelers, with fans of the New England songwriter relishing watching the two tussle for control of the mic. There is poet Cheryl, writer of some of the prettiest, most alluring and intelligent ballads on the modern folk scene. And there is her evil twin, comic Cheryl, a militant trend defier and savagely funny social critic. The result is a series of delightful contrasts, for really Cheryl Wheeler is a woman of many musical personalities—heart-wrenching romantic balladeer, marvelous observational humorist, poet of ordinary New England scenes and people, committed activist, irascible grump. Songwriter-pianist Kenny White opens, and Cheryl's latest, "Cheryl Wheeler Live," features the two together, with such hits-to-be as "Lady Gaga's Singing Program." $25

http://theark.org/shows-events/2017/nov/18/cheryl-wheeler
The Ark (map)
316 S. Main St.
Downtown Ann Arbor
phone (734) 763-8587
Cheryl Wheeler

Dave McMurray Trio

Sat., Nov. 18, 8 p.m.

A multi-instrumentalist, who as well as playing tenor, soprano, and alto saxophones, adds the mastery of the flute and keyboards to his array of talents.

The Gordian Knot United

Sat., Nov. 18, 8-10 p.m.
phone 519-973-1238

Legendary pianist Alain Lefevre joins the WSO to perform a pair of beautiful pieces by French-Canadian composers. Lefevre’s performance of these works are a Canada 150 Signature Project. This concert also explores the mysteries of the Gordian Knot and the magnificence of Mendelssohn’s Symphony no. 5, “Reformation.” $20 - $60

http://www.windsorsymphony.com/event/6dc77e43001988349979ef33472137e7
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The Capitol Theatre and Arts Centre (map)
121 University Ave West
Greater Detroit Area
phone (519) 253-7729
The Gordian Knot United
El Club (map)
4114 W. Vernor Hwy.
Midtown
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