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The Detroit Jewish News, 2011-12-01

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his wife and two children,
recently was appointed
artistic director of the
State Symphony Orchestra
of Russia. $10-$80. (734)
764-2538; ums.org.

In concerts 10:45
a.m. Friday, 8 p.m.
Saturday and 3 p.m.
Sunday, Dec. 2-4, at
Orchestra Hall in
Gail Zimmerman
Detroit, saxophonist
Arts Editor
Branford Marsalis
Singer-songwriter and
joins the Detroit
peace activist Chava Alberstein,
Symphony Orchestra to perform
born in Poland and raised in Israel,
the rarely heard Hot-Sonate of Jewish
has recorded more than 60 albums
composer Erwin Schulhoff, whose
and performs in Hebrew, English
persecution by the Nazis would destroy
and Yiddish. Among the most well
his career and end his life in a concen-
known of Israeli folksingers, she is
tration camp. Also on the program:
Glazunov's Alto Saxophone Concerto and as well known for her support of
liberal causes. She performs 7:30
Beethoven's kinetic Seventh Symphony.
p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 6, at the Berman
Tickets start at $18.50. (313) 576-5111;
Center for the Performing Arts on the
campus of the Jewish Community
Acclaimed worldwide for his tech-
Center in West Bloomfield. $30 JCC
nique and musicianship, British
members/$40 nonmembers. (248) 661-
cellist Steven Isserlis performs with
1900; theberman.org.
Canadian pianist Connie Shih in a pro-
In the Ultimate Doo Wop Show,
gram of works by Mendelssohn, Liszt,
Schumann and Franck 8 p.m. Saturday, coming to Detroit's Fox Theatre 7:30
p.m. Thursday, Dec. 8, hear 10 origi-
Dec. 3, at Seligman Performing Arts
nal doo-wop artists — including the
Center, 22305 W. 13 Mile, Beverly Hills.
Vogues, the Diamonds and the Crystals
Isserlis comes from a musical family;
— perform the genre's most memo-
his grandfather, who was a Russian
rable hits with the classic standards of
Jew, was one of 12 musicians allowed
to leave Russia in the 1920s to promote the holiday season. $32.50-$75. (800)
745-3000; olympiaentertainment.com .
Russian culture, but he never returned.
$43-$75/$25 students. (248) 855-6070;
comehearcmsd.org .
The University Musical Society
One of Ireland's most celebrated play-
presents the London Philharmonic
wrights, Martin McDonagh, has cited
Orchestra, with violinist Janine
Martin Scorsese, David Lynch and
Jansen, 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 6, at
Hill Auditorium, 825 N. University Ave., Quentin Tarantino as some of his great-
est influences. He made the jump to
Ann Arbor. LPO Principal Conductor
film with the Academy-Award-winning
Vladimir jurowski leads the orches-
Six Shooter (2005), In Bruges (2008)
tra in Tchaikovsky's rarely performed
and the upcoming Seven Psychopaths.
Manfred Symphony, Mozart's Violin
On Dec. 2, the Hilberry Theatre opens
Concerto No. 5 in A Major and Towards
McDonagh's sentimental dark comedy
Osiris, a 2005 work by Matthias
The Cripple of Inishmaan, the first
play of his Aran Islands trilogy, set off
Jurowski, 39, was born in Moscow
the western coast of Ireland in 1934
into a Jewish family of musicians. His
when a filmmaker arrives to make a
own background in Soviet Russia was
documentary about life on the islands.
necessarily secular, he said in an inter-
It will run in rotating repertory with
view with London's Jewish Chronicle.
Frank Langella's Cyrano (beginning Jan.
"The only time we were reminded
13, 2012) until Feb. 4, 2012. 4743 Cass
we were Jewish was when we came
Ave., Detroit. $12-$30. Show times:
up against anti-Semitism," said the
(313) 577-2972; hilberry.com .
conductor, whose family moved to
The Bonstelle Theatre stages William
Germany when he was 18. "Our family
Shakespeare's Twelfth Night, a com-
was typical of the Soviet middle-class
edy filled with strong musical ele-
`intelligentsia, and there was very little
ments, love and the reversal of gender
talk of religious faith."
and social roles, 8 p.m. Fridays and
But, he told the Chronicle, "We have
Saturdays and 2 p.m. Sundays, Dec.
this collective memory. We are all con-
nected by our common past. My grand- 2-11. Guest Director Alison C. Vesely,
co-founder and artistic director of the
mothers, when they didn't want us to
understand what was being said, would First Folio Theatre in Chicago, helms
the production. 3424 Woodward Ave.,
speak in Yiddish and, of course, their
Detroit. $12-$15. (313) 577-2960;
childhood had been in the remains of
bonstelle.com .
the Jewish shtetl culture'
Jurowski, who lives in Berlin with

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