Ann Arbor Symphony Orchestra Announces Nov. Chamber, Main Stage, & Family Concerts
Join your A2SO musicians on Friday, November 1 at 1:30 p.m. at the Jewish Community Center of Greater Ann Arbor for a delightful hour-long chamber music recital featuring A2SO's Woodwind Quintet and a variety of beautiful musical selections from around the world. Single tickets are $10 and are available online at a2so.com or at the door. Arrive early to mingle with this wonderful community of likeminded friends and enjoy a complimentary dessert reception at 1:00 p.m.
Penny Fischer, flute
Lynne Marie Mangan, oboe
Jay deVries, clarinet
Nora Schankin, bassoon
Melanie Hellick, horn
Arne Running - Aria and Quodlibet
Ferenc Farkas - Old Hungarian Dances
Denis Agay - Five Easy Dances
William Grant Still - Miniatures
Adrien Barthe - Passacaille
Jacques Ibert - Trois Pieces Breves
Paquito D'Rivera - Wapango
Charles Lefebvre - Suite for Woodwind Quintet, op. 57
The A2SO Chamber Recital Series features the finest chamber recital music played by A2SO musicians and guests. These hour-long concerts are open to listeners of all ages. Wind, string and brass soloists and ensembles combine programs to include freshly minted pieces along with time-honored classics. All concerts are preceded by dessert and coffee. Hosted by the Jewish Community Center of Ann Arbor (2935 Birch Hollow Dr Ann Arbor, MI 48108). The A2SO thanks the CFI Group for their continued sponsorship of this series.
Join the Ann Arbor Symphony Orchestra as they embark on a winter journey through the music of
notable composers including Tchaikovsky and his evocative, yet seldom-heard symphony, Winter
Dreams, on Saturday, November 23, at 8pm at the Michigan Theater in Ann Arbor. Throughout your
concert journey, the presence of icy woods and picturesque rocky coastlines will be outlined through
the strength and passion of the music.
Beginning the concert, the orchestra will play Pärt's Fratres for Strings and Percussion. Composed in
1977, Fratres was originally a work written for string quintet plus wind quintet. The version played by
your A2 SO dates from 1991 and is composed for string orchestra and percussion (claves plus bass drum
or tom-tom). Fratres, literally meaning brothers, displays a tonal technique called "tintinnabuli," in
reference to bell-like resonances. Within the piece, the "tintinnabulation" sections are sounded and
the melody dances slowly in basic repetition that surrounds the home pitch.
According to composer Pärt, "Tintinnabulation is like this. Here I am alone with silence. I have
discovered that it is enough when a single note is beautifully played. This one note, or a silent beat, or a
moment of silence, comforts me. I work with very few elements-with one voice, with two voices."
Following Part is Glazunov's Violin Concerto in A minor, Op. 82 where A2
SO Concertmaster Aaron
Berofsky will be showcased. Made famous by Jascha Heifetz, this concerto features three movements
played without a pause, making the connections seamless from one movement to the next. With the
flow unimpeded, a lyrical mood displays the great Russian spirit with pronounced themes, coloring and
artistry. A perfectly placed cadenza at the end of the slow movement is a brilliant transition into the