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Ann Arbor Symphony Joins Temple Beth Emeth for “Stained Glass Series”
ANN ARBOR – The Ann Arbor Symphony Orchestra will team with Cantor Annie Rose and the Temple Beth Emeth Adult Choir to present the first concert of its “Stained Glass Series.” In this evening of rare music, the Symphony and TBE will present Mozart’s “Symphony No. 29, Khalutsim Lider,” a song cycle featuring Yiddish songs “Oifn Pripetschik,” “Rozhinkes Mit Mandlen,” “Tschiribim,” and “Gey Ich Mir Shpatsiren,” and excerpts from Handel’s “Solomon.”
“The ‘Stained Glass Series’ was something I started when I was with the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra,” said Maestro Lipsky. “The idea was to pair the Philharmonic up with talented local church and temple choirs to perform unique repertoire in a more intimate setting than a great big hall – the kind of setting these pieces need. The result of knitting together the Symphony and these church and temple choirs are performances of music for the community members that they can’t hear anywhere else.
“Offering the first concert of Ann Arbor’s ‘Stained Glass Series’ in anticipation of celebrating our 75th anniversary is fitting, too – the Ann Arbor Symphony Orchestra began back in 1928 as a small ensemble created for the purpose of playing church services. It integrates the Symphony and the community in the best of ways.”
The concert begins at 7 p.m. on Sunday, April 6 at Temple Beth Emeth at 2309 Packard in Ann Arbor. Tickets to the performance are $36 and are available by calling TBE at (734) 665-4744 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday through Friday or by visiting www.templebethemeth.org. Tickets will also be sold at the door the day of the concert subject to availability.
World renowned composer to visit Wayne State campus
DETROIT – The Wayne State University Department of Music proudly presents Ada Gentile, visiting composer from Italy, as part of its 2003 Professional Artists Concert and Lecture Series.
Ada Gentile’s works along with those of WSU faculty composers James Lentini, James Hartway and Augustus O. Hill will be featured in the concert. Performers include DSO pianist Robert Conway; Kerstin Allvin, harp; Brian Roberts, guitar; Peter Soave, bayan; Laura Larson, flute; and Nadine Deleury, cello.
Patrons will have an opportunity to hear contemporary music and also stroll through the Elaine Jacob Gallery, experiencing the talent of WSU’s art students. The event is sponsored in party by the Wayne State University World Bridge Office and the Italian Consulate of Detroit.
The Department is proud to bring Ms. Gentile to Detroit from Rome, Italy for a one-day composition seminar and New Music Concert on Wednesday, April 9, at 7 p.m. The concert will be held on Wayne’s campus in the Schaver Music Recital Hall, located at 480 W. Hancock and Cass in the Old Main Building. Admission to the concert is $25 per ticket, which includes a strolling reception following the performance. Proceeds from the concert will benefit the WSU Department of Music. For more information or to purchase tickets, call (313) 577-1795.
Southfield Philharmonic announces 2003 season
SOUTHFIELD – The Southfield Philharmonic announces its Spring 2003 Season that will consist of three benefit chamber music concerts, two orchestra concerts and the inauguration of the Levine Student Competition.
The season opens Sunday, April 6 at 7 p.m. with a benefit chamber music performance of the Southfield String Quartet. The group consists of Joseph Striplin and Greg Staples on violin; Beatriz Staples on viola; and the return to the concert stage of David Levine on cello. They will perform Beethoven’s “Opus 18 in B flat major, #6” and Smetana’s “Quartet #1.”
The concert will take place in the Mackinac Room of Southfield’s Ambassador Hotel (formerly the Michigan Inn) at 16400 J.L. Hudson Drive at Northwestern Highway. A champagne reception with the artists will follow the performance.
The rest of the season includes the first annual Levine Student Competition to be held on May 3; a Southfield Philharmonic concert on May 4; the Southfield Brass Quintet on May 13; the Southfield String Trio and Winds on May 18; and the Southfield Philharmonic ends the season on June 1 with Dvorak’s New World Symphony and a concerto featuring the student winner of the Levine competition.
Single tickets for this convert are $50, with all proceeds benefiting the Southfield Philharmonic. Season tickets are also available at a discounted price of $100.Tickets must be purchased in advance of the concert by calling (248) 569-9420.