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Symphonie Fantastique Saturday, October 1, 2022 at 8:00 PM EDT

Hill Auditorium
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SYMPHONIE FANTASTIQUE
Saturday, October 1, 2022
8PM - Hill Auditorium
Earl Lee, conductor
Timothy McAllister, saxophone

An orchestral masterpiece that created a furor of controversy at its premiere, Berlioz’s “Fantastic Symphony” runs the psychedelic gamut from intrigue and infatuation to obsession and eventual (opium-laced) hallucinations. Hear it alongside music by Still and Muñiz with saxophone soloist Timothy McAllister.

PROGRAM
Muñiz Motown Dreams
Still Romance
Berlioz Symphonie Fantastique


COVID-19 AUDIENCE SAFETY MEASURES
We are always delighted to welcome audience members to our performances. The safety of our guests, musicians, staff members, and volunteers remains our top priority. In advance of September 9th, 2022 (opening night for the 22-23 season), we have updated our safety protocols as outlined below. We will continue to monitor and be guided by the recommendations of the CDC and the Washtenaw County Health Department and may adjust these policies as appropriate.

MASKS
We recommend, but no longer require, audiences to wear a mask inside our venues; we are fully supportive of individuals who choose to continue masking inside our venues.

PROOF OF VACCINATION
The A2SO strongly recommends COVID vaccination but no longer requires guests to show proof of vaccination or a recent negative COVID test to enter our venues.

For current audience safety policies click here.

Thank you in advance for your cooperation and See You At The Symphony!

Artists & Repertoire Subject to Change.

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Enigma Variations Friday, November 11, 2022 at 8:00 PM EST

Hill Auditorium
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ENIGMA VARIATIONS
Friday, November 11, 2022
8PM - Hill Auditorium
Earl Lee, conductor
Phillip Bush, piano

The quintessential work by a quintessentially British composer, Elgar’s Enigma Variations comprise a collection of musical sketches depicting some of the composer’s closest friends and family. Central to this photo album is the ‘Nimrod’ variation, a subliminal work that evokes remembrance and solemnity.

PROGRAM
Shaw Entr’acte
Adams Must the Devil Have All the Good Tunes?
Elgar Enigma Variations


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The Music of Studio Ghibli-Saturday Saturday, November 19, 2022 at 8:00 PM EST

Michigan Theater
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THE MUSIC OF STUDIO GHIBLI
Saturday, November 19, 2022
8PM – Michigan Theater
Wilbur Lin, conductor

Experience a night of thrills, spills and nostalgia as the historic Michigan Theater is transformed into the recording stage of the celebrated Tokyo-based animation group Studio Ghibli.
Hear the soundtracks to My Neighbor Totoro (1988), Spirited Away (2001), and Howl’s Moving Castle (2004). Fun for anime lovers of all ages!

Totoro, mascot-in residence

PROGRAM
Hisaishi My Neighbor Totoro (1988)
Hisaishi Spirited Away (2001)
Hisaishi Howl’s Moving Castle (2004)


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The Music of Studio Ghibli-Sunday Sunday, November 20, 2022 at 3:00 PM EST

Michigan Theater
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THE MUSIC OF STUDIO GHIBLI
Sunday, November 20, 2022
3PM – Michigan Theater
Wilbur Lin, conductor

Experience a night of thrills, spills and nostalgia as the historic Michigan Theater is transformed into the recording stage of the celebrated Tokyo-based animation group Studio Ghibli.
Hear the soundtracks to My Neighbor Totoro (1988), Spirited Away (2001), and Howl’s Moving Castle (2004). Fun for anime lovers of all ages!

Totoro, mascot-in residence

PROGRAM
Hisaishi My Neighbor Totoro (1988)
Hisaishi Spirited Away (2001)
Hisaishi Howl’s Moving Castle (2004)


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Holiday Pops 2022 Friday, December 9, 2022 at 8:00 PM EST

Hill Auditorium
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HOLIDAY POPS
Friday, December 9, 2022
8PM - Hill Auditorium
Jayce Ogren, conductor
Measure for Measure

Ann Arbor’s the place to be during the holidays, not least because of the beloved tradition and festive cheer that fills Hill Auditorium in December each year! Our Holiday Pops concert extravaganza returns to spice up your celebrations, offering a sleighful of classic hits plus new orchestral arrangements!

PROGRAM
Festive hits, carol arrangements and classic tunes for the whole family!


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Mozart & Friends Saturday, January 28, 2023 at 8:00 PM EST

Michigan Theater
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MOZART & FRIENDS
Saturday, January 28, 2023
8PM – Michigan Theater
Tong Chen, conductor
Adam Unsworth, horn

The golden soundscape of Mozart’s Horn Concerto No. 4 takes center stage, with soloist Adam Unsworth negotiating the composer’s famously impish score with its high-spirited, hunt-inspired finale. Music by Haydn and Saint-Georges also feature in this celebration of the high classical period.

PROGRAM
Saint-Georges Symphony No. 2
Haydn Symphony No. 49 “La Passione”
Mozart Horn Concerto No. 4
Mozart Symphony No. 29


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Dvorak 7 Saturday, March 18, 2023 at 8:00 PM EDT

Michigan Theater
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DVORAK SYMPHONY NO. 7
Saturday, March 18, 2023
8PM – Michigan Theater
Timothy Muffitt, conductor
Kyung Sun Lee, violin

“Wherever I go I can think of nothing else. God grant that this Czech music will move the world!” Dvořák had the cultural aims of his Czech homeland in mind when he composed his seventh symphony. Hear it alongside music by Prokofiev and Debussy with acclaimed violinist Kyung Sun Lee.

PROGRAM
Debussy Prelude to the Afternoon of a Faun
Prokofiev Violin Concerto No. 2
Dvořák Symphony No. 7


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Cody Fry Live in Concert Friday, March 24, 2023 at 8:00 PM EDT

Hill Auditorium
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CODY FRY LIVE IN CONCERT
Friday, March 24, 2023
8PM – Hill Auditorium
Gary Fry, conductor

As a Grammy nominee and American Idol finalist, singer-songwriter Cody Fry’s enthralling fusions of popular song and symphonic orchestration have made him a viral sensation, with millions of views on TikTok and global charting successes. Experience an unforgettable night with Fry and full orchestra.


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Mahler 2 Saturday, April 22, 2023 at 8:00 PM EDT

Hill Auditorium
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MAHLER 2
Saturday, April 22, 2023
8PM – Hill Auditorium
Earl Lee, conductor
Vuvu Mpofu, soprano
Susan Platts, mezzo-soprano
UMS Choral Union

A titanic way to end our season, Mahler’s Symphony No. 2 encompasses an Everest of human emotion. Massive, menacing and inexpressibly moving, the 90-minute symphonic journey from cataclysm to catharsis underscores the composer’s belief in life after death and the possibility of ultimate redemption.

PROGRAM
Mahler Symphony No. 2 “Resurrection”


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