A2SO to Present THE PLANETS, 4/9

Ann Arbor- Saturday, April 9 at 8:00 pm at the Michigan Theater the Ann Arbor Symphony Orchestra presents The Planets conducted by Arie Lipsky. This concert features violinist, Jinjoo Cho, and the UMS Choral Union. The concert is sponsored by the Ray and Eleanor Cross Foundation.

The concert opens with Ann Arbor composer Evan Chamber's The Tail-Eared Fox and the Wild-Eyed Man. Chamber is currently a Professor of Composition at the University of Michigan. A2SO commissioned "Watershed" for full orchestra and it was premiered in 2009. Chambers' compositions have been performed by the Cincinnati, Kansas City, Memphis, New Hampshire, and Albany Symphonies; has also appeared as a soloist in Carnegie Hall with the American Composers Orchestra. Chamber won first prize in the Cincinnati Symphony Competition.

Critically acclaimed violinist Jinjoo Cho performs Mendelssohn's most elegant and lyrical concerto, the Violin Concerto in E minor, op. 64. Cho is the Gold Medalist of the 2014 Ninth Quadrennial International Violin Competition of the Indianapolis, Cho made her first appearance on the international music scene when she garnered the First Grand Prize and Radio Canada's People's Choice Award at the 2006 Montreal International Musical Competition at age 17. Times Argus of Montreal proclaimed her performance as possessing "an undeniable charisma and depth...with an intense lyricism and heartfelt tenderness that sent shivers up the spine."

Grammy-winning UMS Choral Union performs Holst; The Planets. "Including chorus is seldom done in today's performances, listening will give a unique opportunity to hear what Debussy intended" said conductor Arie Lipsky. The Planets will be accompanied by projection of NASA's video footage while the orchestra performs created by Adrian M Wyard. Wyard is a Seattle-based visual artist, and designer.

Join us and enjoy a special evening with your Ann Arbor Symphony Orchestra. Tickets are available online at a2so.com, by emailing tickets@a2so.com, or by calling (734) 994- 4801. Single tickets range from $15 to $65, Student, Senior, and Group discounts are available.

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