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March 03, 2005 - Image 78

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The Detroit Jewish News, 2005-03-03

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Arts & Life



Best Bets

Master Gerard Le Bours
will teach a ballet master
class 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
Saturday, March 5, at the
DOH. The cost is $15. To
register, e-mail name, address
and phone number to
dance@motoropera.com and
use the subject line "Monte-
Carlo Master Class" or call
(313) 237-3426. Admission
will be charged at the door.

Pianist Bernie Katz brought
musical joy to Detroit
through his performances in
local taverns, restaurants,
hotels and on many city
stages. He played with ama-
teurs as well as professionals,
Arts Editor
including Itzhak Perlman,
Judy Garland, Lena Horne,
the Andrew Sisters and the DSO.
The family and friends of the late
well-known pianist, composer and
Jewish composer and pianist Fred
teacher, along with Wayne State
Hersch is widely recognized for his abili-
University, honor Katz's life and legacy
ty to reinvent the standard jazz reper-
on the first anniversary of his passing
toire, investing time-tested classics with
with the screening premiere of Bernie
fresh ideas, while also creating his own
and Friends: A Potpourri of Musical
unique body of work. The Grammy-
Scenes 2 p.m. Sunday, March 6, in the
nominated Hersch has released almost
Schaver Music Recital Hall, 480 W.
20 albums, as a solo artist and band-
Hancock, on the WSU campus.
Produced by Richard Huebner, the
At 8 p.m. Thursday, March 10, at the
90-minute DVD documentary features
Lydia Mendelssohn Theatre in Ann
25 performances, 50 local musicians
Arbor, the musician heads up the Fred
and 60 years of music history (copies
Hersch Ensemble in an evening of origi-
will be for sale for $25). A reception,
nal music inspired by the poetry of Walt
sponsored by the Katz family, follows
Whitman. Leaves of Grass reflects the
the event at 3:45 p.m.
energy, rhythm and passion of
All proceeds from the memorial event
Whitman's art and features Hersch's
will benefit the Bernard Katz Memorial
instrumental octet with vocalists Kurt
Scholarship in Piano or Voice in the
Elling (named Downbeat and Jazz
WSU Department of Music.
Times "Best Male Singer" three years
Admission is by donation to the
running) and Kate McGarry.
scholarship fund. Checks may be made
Tickets are $30-$40. Call (734) 764-
payable to Wayne State University For
2538 or go to wvvw.umstix@umich.edu .
information or to make a reservation,
call (313) 577-9394.



Based on the classic original story by
Charles Perrault, Les Ballets de Monte-
Carlo's stunning 21st-century contem-
porary rendering of Cinderella made its
American premiere at the Detroit Opera
House in 2000.
Set to the Prokofiev score and per-
formed by a 41-member troupe, the
ballet features choreography by Jean-
Christophe Maillot, sets by Ernest
Pignon-Ernest, costumes by Jerome
Kaplan and lighting by Dominique
Drillot. It will be staged 7:30 p.m.
Thursday, 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday
and 2 p.m. Sunday, March 4-6, as part
of the 2004/2005 DaimlerChrysler
Dance Series at the Detroit Opera
House. Tickets are $28-$93/student and
group rates available. Call (313) 237-
7464 or go to -wwvv.MichiganOpera.org.
Les Ballets de Monte-Carlo Ballet




"When I think of the pieces that best
express the sheer joy of playing the vio-
lin, I would have to put [Bruch's]
Scottish Fantasy at the top of the list,"
says Ann Arbor Symphony Orchestra
Concertmaster Aaron Berofsky, who will
play the difficult and virtuosic work as
part of the A2SO's "Fair Isles Fantasy," a
concert taking place 8 p.m. Saturday,
March 5, at Ann Arbor's Michigan
The British Isles-Chemed performance
also includes Mendelssohn's Hebrides
Overture and Elgar's Enigma Variations,
"one of the most beloved English mas-
terpieces and a personal favorite," says
Israeli-born A250 Maestro Arie Lipsky.
The conductor will discuss the program
and demonstrate passages on his flute at
7 p.m.
Tickets are $10-$38. Call (734) 994-
4801 or go to www.a2so.com.


calendar •


Martyn Joseph — Singer-songwriter
often called the "Welsh Springsteen."
The Ark, Ann Arbor. 8 p.m. Friday,
March 4. $13.50. (734) 761-1800 or
www. theark.org.

DSO-Pictures at an Exhibition — A
depiction of the composer's impres-
sions as he walks through an art
gallery, with conductor Vladimir
Fedoseyev and Horacio Gutierrez on
piano: Rossini, Mozart, Mussorgs
Ravel. Orchestra Hall, Detroit. 10:45
a.m., 8 p.m. Friday; 8:30 p.m.
Saturday, March 4-5. $112-$27.
(313) 576-5111 or wvv-w.detroitsym-
phony.com .

British Isles Spectacular — Motor
City Brass Band with Amy Nelson
on cornet presents musical selections
from England, Ireland, Scotland and
Wales. Ford Community and
Performing Arts Center, Dearborn. 8
p.m. Saturday, March 5. $12 adults;
$10 seniors, students; free for chil-
dren younger than 12. (313) 943-
2354 o r
www. dearbornfordcenter. corn.

DSO-Pictures at an Exhibition —
Graham W. J. Beal, DIA director,
brings artist Victor Hartmann's
paintings on screen to make the con-
nection between art and music, with
conductor Vladimir Fedoseyev and
host Thomas Wilkins: Mussorgsky-
Ravel. Orchestra Hall. 3 p.m.
Sunday, March 6. $42-$23. (313)
576-5111 or
www. detroitsymphony. corn.

Duo Recital — Violinist Gabriel
Bolkosky and pianist Kathryn
Goodson perform the music of
Kreisler, Sarasate, Bruch and Ives.
Northside Community Church, Ann
Arbor. 8 p.m. Sunday, March 6. $10.
(734) 358-2100.

Art Garfunkel — Five-time Grammy
Award winner entertains. Ford
Community and Performing Arts
Center, Dearborn. 4 p.m. Sunday,
March 6. $39-$35. (313) 943-2354
www.dearbornfordcenter.com .

Solas — A collection of top Irish tal-
ent that has served as an incubator
for some of the hottest names in
Irish music today. The Ark, Ann
Arbor. 8 p.m. Monday, March 7.
$17.50. (734) 761-1800 or
v ■ rww.theark.org .

Cranbrook Music Guild Quartetto
de Venezia — All-Italian program
includes selections by Boccherini,
Bazzini, Puccini, Verdi and
"Impressioni Venexiane," written by
Curt Cacioppo for the Quartetto.
Christ Church Cranbrook,
Bloomfield Hills. 8 p.m. Tuesday,
March 8. $30. (248) 644-6352.

The Irish Rovers — Celtic-flavored
traditional, folk and popular music
with toe-tapping tunes and heart-
warming ballads. Macomb Center
for the Performing Arts, Clinton
Township. 7:30 p.m. Wednesday,
March 9. $38, $35, $30 seniors, stu-
dents. (586) 286-2222 or
www.macombcenter.com .

Florestan Trio — One of the world's
leading piano trios, the ensemble's
nine recordings have all received
Gramophone Award nominations.
Performance includes Mozart,
Dvorak, Rachmaninoff. University
Musical Society. Rackham
Auditorium, Ann Arbor. $36-$18.
(734) 764-2538 or
www. ums.org.

Perlman Plays Vivaldi — Itzhak
Perlman, conductor and violinist,
features Vivaldi, "Spring" and
"Summer" from The Four Seasons
and Beethoven, Symphony No. 3
"Eroica." Orchestra Hall, Detroit. 8
p.m. Thursday, 8:30 p.m. Saturday, 3
p.m. Sunday, Mar 10, 12, 13. $74-
$34. (313) 576-5111 or
www. detroitsymphony. corn.

Detroit Concert for a Cure —
Benefit concert for Broadway Cares-
Equity Fights AIDS features the cast
of The Phantom of the Opera per-
forming their favorites, opera and
jazz; silent auction and afterglow
with complimentary light appetizers,
cash bar and entertainment by Dry
Bones Jazz band. Gem Theatre. 7

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