Royal Oak Music Theatre presents
Performance times are 8 p.m. Tuesdays-
pop/rocker Todd Rundgren, 8 p.m. (doors
2 and 8 p.m. Saturdays, 2 and
The Detroit Symphony Orchestra hosts Principal
at 6:30 p.m.) Tuesday, April 13, $20; and
Sundays, with a 1 p.m.
Guest Conductor Itzhak Perlman, with piano soloist
jazz trumpeter Wynton Marsalis, 7 p.m.
Thursday, April 22, matinee. $22.50-
Joseph Kalichstein, in concerts featuring Mozart's
(doors at 5:30 p.m.) Saturday, April 17,
$67.50. (248) 645-6666.
Overture to the Marriage of Figaro, Beethoven's Piano
$47.50-62.50. (248) 645-6666.
The University of Michigan Musical
Concerto No. 3 and Berlioz's Symphonie fantastique, 8
The Ark in Ann Arbor hosts folk poet
Department presents Andrew
p.m. Thursday, April 15, 8:30 p.m. Saturday and 3
Eric Andersen, 8 p.m. Wednesday, April
and Tim Rice's rock opera
p.m. Sunday, April 17-18, at the Max M. Fisher
14, $15; pop performer Melissa Ferrick,
8 p.m. Thursdays-
Music Center. Also at the Max, conductor Jerry
7:30 p.m. Sunday, April 18, $16; folk
Semkow leads the DSO in works by Liebermann,
singer/songwriter David Roth, 8 p.m.
18, at the Power Center in Ann Arbor. $8-
Brahms and Shostakovich, with violin soloist
Monday, April 19, $13.50; and folk veteran Janis Ian,
$20. (734) 764-2538.
Emmanuelle Boisvert, 8 p.m. Thursday and Friday
8 p.m. Wednesday, April 28, $20. (734) 761-1451.
Stagecrafter's Second Stage showcases the Arthur
and 8:30 p.m. Saturday, April 22-24; and conductor
The Michigan Jazz Festival presents Jazz at the
tragedy A View from the Bridge April 16-May
Thomas Wilkins leads the DSO in works by Ligeti,
Phil Revisited, with a big jam session of improvised
Baldwin Theatre in Royal Oak. Call for show
Barber and Saint-Saens, with cello soloist Alisa
music by more than a dozen local artists including
Weilerstein, 10:45 a.m. and 8 p.m. Friday, 8:30 p.m.
Larry Nozero and George Benson, 3-5 p.m. Sunday,
Brook Theatre mounts a production of
Saturday and 3 p.m. Sunday, April 30-May 2. $15-
April 18, at the new VisTaTech Center of Schoolcraft
Off-Broadway's long-running hit musical The
$105. (313) 576-5111.
College in Livonia. $15/advance tickets required.
Fantasticks, with music by Harvey Schmidt and
University Musical Society presents pianist Alfred
Info: (248) 474-2720 or (734) 459-2454.
book and lyrics by Tom Jones, April 21-May 16. Call
Brendel, in his first Ann Arbor appearance since 1980,
Singer/songwriter Edie Brickell — who also hap-
for show times. $22-$38. (248) 377-3300.
playing works by Mozart, Schubert and Beethoven, 8
pens to be the wife of musician Paul Simon — per-
WSU's Bonstelle Theatre stages A Funny Thing
p.m. Thursday, April 15, at Hill Auditorium, $10-$60;
forms songs from her new CD, Volcano, Wednesday,
on the Way to the Forum, with music
the Shoghaken Ensemble, featuring Armenia's top
April 21, at Ferndale's Magic Bag. Doors at 7 p.m.
and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim and book by Larry
instrumentalists in their first U.S. tour, 6 p.m, Sunday,
Gelbart and Burt Shevelove, 8 p.m. Fridays and
April 18, at Rackham Auditorium in Ann Arbor, $16-
In a joint concert with separate sets, jazz vocalist
and 2 p.m. Sundays, April 23-May 2. $11-
$32; operatic soprano Karita Mattila, accompanied by
Cassandra Wilson and jazz pianist/singer Peter
pianist Martin Katz, 8 p.m. Thursday, April 22, at Hill
Cincotti take the stage 8 p.m. Friday, April 23, at Hill
Players perform Ron Clark and Howard
Auditorium, $10-$45; and the Rosetti String Quartet,
Auditorium in Ann Arbor. $10-$44. (734) 764-2538.
Murder at the Howard Johnson's 7
with French pianist Jean-Yves Thibaudet, 8 p.m.
Cellist/composer Eric Friedlander, known for his
and 1 p.m. Sundays, April
Saturday, April 24, at Rackham Auditorium, $22-$40.
collaborative work on jazz and creative music projects
23-May 2, at the Summit on the Park, 46000 Summit
like John Zorn's Masada ensembles, plays a solo con-
Parkway, in Canton. $30/includes dinner and per-
In commemoration of Holocaust Remembrance
cert 8 p.m. Saturday, April 24, at Kerrytown Concert
formance/advance purchase only. (734) 394-5460.
Day, Temple Kol Ami hosts soprano Aviva Ezring,
House in Ann Arbor. $5-$25. (734) 769-2999.
who will sing songs of the Holocaust, as well as other
The Blues on Tour, illustrating the music genre's
Jewish music, operatic selections and Broadway tunes
acoustic beginnings to its electrification in both
accompanied by pianist Thomas Bandy, 3 p.m.
instrument and style, features a dozen living legends,
Jewish "Clown Prince of Porn" Ron Jeremy —
Sunday, April 18, at the temple; afterglow follows.
including Ike Turner,
life as the world's most unlikely sex star was
Free; reservations required: (248) 661-0040.
Pinetop Perkins and Duke
portrayed in the feature-film documentary Porn Star:
Italian-born pianist Benedetto Lupo plays works by
Robillard, who'll front a
The Life of Ron Jeremy — brings his unique brand of
Chopin, Debussy and Granados in a Cranbrook
band composed of veteran
to Ferndale's Magic Bag Saturday, April 17.
Music Guild concert 8 p.m. Tuesday, April 20, at
players like Jerry Portnoy
doors at 7 p.m.; late show: doors at 10
Christ Church Cranbrook in Bloomfield Hills. $30.
and Rollin' Bob Margolin,
p.m. $20. (248) 544-3030.
and comes to Ann Arbor's
Joined by special guests from all over the commu-
Hill Auditorium 8 p.m.
nity, the Ann Arbor Symphony Orchestra presents
Saturday, April 24. $20-
THE BIG SCREEN
the choral work Carmina Burana 8 p.m. Saturday;
$36.50. (248) 645-6666.
April 24, at the Michigan Theater in Ann Arbor. Also
The best of the 2003 Human Rights Watch Film
Temple Israel in West
on the program is Copland's Lincoln Portrait, which
Festival travels to different venues in the Detroit area
will be narrated by U-M head football coach Lloyd
April 13-May 7. Films include U.S. filmmaker Elaine
Coffeehouse Days with Ron
Carr and U-M head men's basketball coach Tommy
Epstein's State of Denial, in which South Africans
Coden, a music and comedy
Ron Coden performs
Amaker. $19-$36. (734) 994-4801.
with AIDS in a governmental atmosphere of
tribute to "when we were
at Temple Israel on
Detroit Chamber Winds & Strings presents
and neglect; Palestinian filmmaker Hany
young," 7:30 p.m. Thursday, April 29.
Spring String Sing, featuring composer/vocalist
Abu-Assad's Rana's Wedding, in which a Palestinian
April 29, at the temple. Free
Susan Both and works by Mozart, Beethoven and
girl faces complications and a 10-hour deadline in her
and open to the community.
Ginastera, 3 p.m. Sunday, April 25, at Birmingham
attempt to marry her true love; and Dutch filmmaker
Reservations appreciated: (248) 661-5700.
Unitarian Church in Bloomfield Hills. $19-$25.
Ramon Gieling's Welcome to Hadassah Hospital, in
which an Israeli doctor and his staff must often treat
victims of terrorism and their defenders side by side.
ON THE STAGE
Suggested donation per film is $5. For a complete
The Fisher Theatre hosts the new national tour of
schedule of days, times and locations, go to
American /do/ winner Ruben Studdard performs 8
John Kander and Fred Ebb's Chicago, starring Tom
p.m. Saturday, April 10, at the Detroit Opera House.
Wopat as attorney Billy Flynn, April 13-25.
The Redford Theatre in Detroit screens a Three
$35-$45. (248) 645-6666.
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