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The Detroit Jewish News, 2012-10-18

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Music Director Leonard Slatkin leads the
Detroit Symphony Orchestra in an all-
Rachmaninoff program at 8 p.m. Friday
and Saturday and 3 p.m. Sunday, Oct.
19-21, at Orchestra Hall. Selections include
Piano Concerto No. 3 (with piano soloist
Olga Kern), Caprice Bohemian and Isle of
the Dead. Tickets start at $15. (313) 576-
5111; dso.org .
New York-born, London-based concert
pianist Murray Perahia — regarded as one
of the world's finest pianists — is the son of
Sephardic Jewish immigrants from Greece.
He'll perform in a University Musical
Society recital at 8 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 20,
at Hill Auditorium in Ann Arbor. The pro-
gram includes works by Haydn, Schubert,
Beethoven, Schumann and Chopin. In 2009,
Perahia was appointed president of the non-
profit Jerusalem Music Center, established
by violinist Isaac Stern; it is a national
resource for music and music education
communities in Israel, encouraging the
country's finest talents. $10-$75. (734) 764-
2583; tickets.ums.org .
The Birmingham-Bloomfield
Symphony Orchestra opens its 38th
season, titled "Virtuoso Nights," at 7
p.m. Sunday, Oct. 21, in the auditorium
of Birmingham's Seaholm High School.
Replacing pianist and former Detroiter
David Syme, who was originally sched-
uled to perform Rachmaninoff's Piano
Concerto No. 2 in C minor, will be Russian-
born Ivan Moschuk, a 2010 Gilmore
Young Artist and the first GYA from
Michigan. The graduate of Grosse Pointe
South High School currently studies at
Peabody Conservatory of Music at Johns
Hopkins University. In addition, the BBSO
will perform Felix Mendelssohn's Overture
to A Midsummer Night's Dream and
Mozart's Symphony No. 36 in C ("Linz").
Adult tickets: $22 in advance and $25
at the door. A four-concert subscription
is available for $80 and a three-concert
subscription for $63. Those 18 years and
younger may attend BBSO concerts free of
charge. (248) 352-2276; bbso.org .


Pop/jazz quartet the Manhattan Transfer
— with vocalists Tim Hauser, Alan Paul,


Nate Bloom

Special to the Jewish News

TV Notes
A new. scripted 12-episode MTV

drama, Underemployed, which
debuted Oct. 16 and airs 10 p.m.
Tuesdays (with many encore show-
ings), follows the lives of five
friends coping with the problems
our current economy poses for new


October 18 • 2012

Janis Siegel and Cheryl
Eastern Michigan
Bentyne — is celebrat-
University Theatre presents
ing its 40th anniversary;
William Shakespeare's The
hear the group at 8
Merchant of Venice — the
p.m. Saturday, Oct. 20,
Bard's controversial and
at Macomb Center for
most famous Jewish char-
Gail Zimmerman
the Performing Arts in
acter, Shylock the money-
Arts Editor
Clinton Township. $42-
lender, is both villain and
$52. (586) 286-2222;
victim of anti-Semitism
macombcenter.com .
— at EMU's Quirk Theater (Ford Street,
The Detroit Symphony Orchestra's
off Lowell at Jarvis) in Ypsilanti at 7 p.m
Lerner & Loewe program, originally sched-
Fridays and Saturdays, Oct. 19-20 and
uled to feature the late Marvin Hamlisch as
26-27; 10 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 25; and 2
conductor, will now present Pops conduc-
p.m. Sundays, Oct. 21 and 28. $7-$15.
tor Jeff Tyzik and vocalist Ann Hampton
(734) 487-2282; www.emutix.com .
Calloway in a Hamlisch tribute: The Way
Based on P.L. Travers' stories and the
We Were — A Tribute to Hamlisch er
classic 1964 Walt Disney film, the stage
Streisand. Calloway will perform her tour-
version of Mary Poppins features the
ing program, The Streisand Songbook,
Academy Award-winning music and lyri cs
while Tyzik will lead the DSO in A Chorus
of Richard M. Sherman and Robert
Line medley, an arrangement of some of
B. Sherman, a book by Julian Fellowes
Hamlisch's most treasured compositions
(Downton Abbey) and additional songs
and more. Performances are scheduled at
and lyrics by George Stiles and Anthony
10:45 a.m. Friday and 8 p.m. Saturday, Nov.
Drewe. The musical returns Oct. 23-28 to
2-3, at Detroit's Orchestra Hall. All tickets
Detroit: 7:30 p.m. Tuesday-Friday, 2 and
for the Lerner & Loewe concert are valid for
7:30 p.m. Saturday and 1:30 and 6:30 p.m
the Hamlisch tribute (call the box office to
Sunday at the Fisher Theatre. Tickets star t
exchange tickets for another performance if
at $34. (313) 872-1000; broadwayindetro it.
you do not wish to attend the Hamlisch trib- COM.
ute). $19 and up. (313) 576-5111; dso.org .
Meadow Brook Theatre's Michigan
premiere production of The Haunting
of Hill House, based on the 1959 horror
novel by Shirley Jackson and co-starring
Wayne State University's Studio Theatre,
Leslie Ann Handelman as Theodora (th e
in the lower level of the Hilberry Theatre
native Detroiter's other MBT roles includ e
on WSU's campus, stages Arthur Miller's
Reunion: A Musical Epic in Miniature
Broken Glass, directed by Bilha Birman-
and Enchanted April), runs through Oct
Rivlin, at 8 p.m. Thursdays-Saturdays,
28. Show times and tickets: (248) 377-
Oct. 18-27. The drama is set just after
3300; mbtheatre.com .
Kristallnacht when Sylvia Gellburg, after
reading about the events in the newspaper,
collapses without explanation and becomes
paralyzed from her hips down. The family
The Penny W Stamps Speaker Series
hires Dr. Hyman, who embarks on a painful of the U-M School of Art and Design
yet persistent investigation into the buried
presents controversial Hollywood film
secrets of the Gellburg family. $10-$12.
director Oliver Stone at 5:10 p.m.
(313) 577-2972; www.wsustudio.com .
Thursday, Oct. 25, at the Michigan
The Dexter Community Players pres-
Theater, 603 E. Liberty, in downtown Ann
ent the musical gore-fest Evil Dead: The
Arbor. He'll discuss his current project,
Musical, an amalgam of Sam Raimi's
the 10-part TV documentary The Untold
cult-classic 1980s low-budget horror-film
History of the United States, which focuses
trilogy, at 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays
on the last 60 years of America's history,
and 7 p.m. Sundays, Oct. 19-21 and 26-28,
debunking some heroes while crediting
at Copeland Auditorium, 7714 Ann Arbor
those previously lost to history. Free of
St., Dexter. $15-$20. (734) 726-0355;
charge and open to the public. (734) 936-
dextercommunityplayers.org .
0671; art-design.umich.edu .

college grads. Jared Kusnitz, 21,
plays Lou, an aspiring environmen-
talist. Kusnitz recent-
ly tweeted: "My mom
just compared me
to [singer] Adam
Levine. Her main
comparison being
that we're both tall,
skinny and Jewish."


Night of Too Many

Stars: America Comes Together
for Autism Programs airs at 8 p.m.

Sunday, Oct. 21, on Comedy Central,
hosted by Jon Stewart, 49, with
the following set to appear: Seth

Rogen, 30, Jerry Seinfeld, 58, Bob
Saget, 56, Matthew Broderick, 50,
and Robert Smigel, 52.

Briefly Noted

Actress Mila Kunis, 29, was named


Relationship adviser Dr. Terri Orbuch of
West Bloomfield, a professor and marriage
and family therapist known as "The Love
Doctor," will appear on Katie, the new
Katie Couric talk show airing 3-4 p.m.
weekdays on ABC, on Monday, Oct. 22.
She is scheduled to appear in a segment
beginning at 3:30 p.m.; Susan Sarandon
appears in the show's first half-hour.


Wild Swan Theater presents Frog and
Toad, an adaptation of author Arnold
Lobel's humorous and compassionate
stories about two animal friends who
stick together through thick and thin,
at 10 a.m. Thursday, 10 a.m. and 1 p.m.
Friday and 11 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 18-20,
at Washtenaw Community College, Morris
Lawrence Building, Towsley Auditorium,
4800 E. Huron River Drive, in Ann Arbor.
$8-$12. (734) 995-0530; wildswantheater.


Arts Minds, a lecture series at the Detroit
Institute of Arts featuring fresh views and
candid conversations on art, culture and
history, takes place in the DIM Marvin
and Betty Danto Lecture Hall. At 7 p.m.
Wednesday, Oct. 24, David Kraemer, the
Joseph J. and Dora Abbell Librarian and
Professor of Talmud and Rabbinics at
Jewish Theological Seminary in New York,
will speak on Jewish Creativity Under
Islam. In the year 1,000, an estimated
90 percent of all Jews lived in Muslim
lands, where they remained an important
presence for years to come. Kraemer will
explore the flowering of Jewish cultural
creativity during good times and bad.
There will be a reception at 6 p.m. with
light hors d'oeuvres (dietary restrictions
will be observed) and an open bar hosted
by the DIA auxiliary Asian and Islamic Art
Forum (AIAF). The lecture is sponsored
by the Jewish Theological Seminary and
MAE The reception and talk are free, but
reservations are required; (248) 258-0055
or toclouser@jtsa.edu , or go to http://www.

the "Sexiest Woman Alive" in the
November issue
of Esquire. The
magazine describes
her as "the most
beautiful, opinion-
ated, talkative and
funny movie star
that we've all known
since she was 9." E


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