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About

1991) and Gerry Mulligan.
The son of Ukrainian
Jewish immigrants, Getz
The Detroit
is perhaps best known for
Symphony
popularizing bossa nova as
Orchestra presents
in his worldwide hit single,
Virtuoso Liszt, a
"The Girl from Ipaneme
Gail Zimmerman
program featur-
$20. (734) 761-1451;
Arts Editor
ing the Hungarian
theark.org.
pianist-composer's
American psychedelic
Les Preludes and Piano Concerto No.
rock band MGMT, co-founded by
1, as well as Bartok's Concerto for
Benjamin Goldwasser and Andrew
Orchestra, at 10:45 a.m. Friday, 8 p.m.
VanWyngarden a decade ago, takes
Saturday and 3 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 15-17, the stage in support of the group's new
at Detroit's Orchestra Hall. Pianist
self-titled CD on Wednesday, Nov. 20,
Kirill Gerstein, born to Russian-Jewish at the Fillmore Detroit. Doors at 6:30/
parents in the former Soviet Union
all ages welcome. $25+. (313) 961-5451;
and now an American citizen, is the
thefillmoredetroit.com.
featured pianist. He was the first-prize
winner at the 2001 Arthur Rubinstein
ON THE STAGE
Piano Competition in Tel Aviv. $15+.
(313) 576-5111; dso.org .
The University of Michigan School
Michigan Opera Theatre presents
of Music, Theatre and Dance mounts
Verdi's La Traviata at 7:30 p.m. Saturday,
a rarely produced version of Anton
Nov. 16; 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Nov.
Chekhov's Three Sisters, adapted by
20; 7:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 22; 7:30 p.m.
U-M alumna Libby Appel with the
Saturday, Nov. 23; and 2:30 p.m. Sunday,
inclusion of variants, elements of
Nov. 24, at the Detroit Opera House.
Chekhov's original writing that had
Making his MOT debut is a Bloomfield
been either excised or changed by oth-
Hills native, bass-baritone Evan Ross, as
ers, at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, 8 p.m. Friday
Marchese D'Obigny. $25-$125. (313) 237-
and Saturday, and 2 p.m. Sunday, Nov.
7464; michiganopera.org.
21-24, at the Arthur Miller Theatre in
A grandson of German Jewish phi-
Ann Arbor. $28/$10 students. (734)
losopher Moses Mendelssohn and born 764-2538; tickets.music.umich.edu .
into a prominent Jewish banking family,
LAUGH LINES
German composer-pianist-conductor
Felix Mendelssohn (1809-1847) today
Comedian Sarah Silverman returns
is one of the most popular composers
to the Royal Oak Music Theatre for a
of the Romantic era — despite being
night of laughs on Saturday, Nov. 16.
looked down upon in the late 19th and
Doors at 7 p.m./18 and over welcome.
early 20th centuries, often due to anti-
Reserved tickets: $45. (248) 399-2980;
Semitism (and despite his Christian
royaloakmusictheatre.com .
baptism at age 7). At 8 p.m. Saturday,
Nov. 16, hear the Danish String
THE ART SCENE
Quartet perform Mendelssohn's String
Quartet No. 2 in A minor, along with
The Anti-Defamation League Michigan
works by Abramsen and Shostakovich,
Region holds ArtWorks ADL: Justice,
in a Chamber Music Society of Detroit
concert at Seligman Performing Arts
Advocacy & Art, an exhibition,
fundraiser and silent auction event
Center in Beverly Hills. $15-$60. (248)
highlighting the talents of nationally
855-6070; chambermusicdetroit.org.
University Musical Society presents
and locally acclaimed artists for the
Michael Tilson Thomas conducting the benefit of ADL, Sunday, Nov. 17, at the
San Francisco Symphony in their spe-
Janice Charach Gallery in the Jewish
cialty — Mahler — at 8 p.m. Saturday,
Community Center in West Bloomfield.
Nov. 16, at Hill Auditorium in Ann
Each piece of artwork — painting, pho-
Arbor. Hear the composer's Symphony
tography, mixed media, or sculpture
No. 9 (late-comers will not be seated).
— focuses on one or more aspects of
ADI:s mission, including anti-Semitism,
$10-$85. (734) 764-2538; ums.org .
extremism, racism, education, religious
POP / ROCK / JAZZ / FOLK freedom and Israel advocacy.
Among the participating artists are
In the 1950s, a new sound started com-
Eileen Aboulafia, Jo Strausz Rosen,
ing out of California: cool jazz, easily
Michelle Sider, Bruce Finsilver, Ron
recognized by its melodic and relaxed
Steam, Robert Schefman, and Deanna
Sperka. Exhibition: 4-7 p.m.; program,
sound and blended harmonies. At 8
p.m. Friday, Nov. 15, at the Ark in Ann
with strolling cocktail party, begins
Arbor, Vincent York's Jazzistry presents at 5:30 p.m. General admission: $75/
a tribute to this sound featuring the
age 36 and under: $50. Info: adl.org/
music of saxophonists Stan Getz (1927- artworksmichigan.



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