January 4, 2017
ANN ARBOR, MI - A Pinckney family is working with the Ann Arbor Symphony Orchestra to offer three new scholarships this year for graduating seniors.
Remedios Montalbo Young and A. Michael Young, a couple who lives in Pinckney, along with the Ann Arbor Symphony are pleased to announce the new scholarships, which will benefit a graduating senior from Pinckney Community High School, Ypsilanti Community High School and St. Mary Church and School in Pinckney. The scholarships are intended to help students to attend a college, university or technical school in music or arts-related fields as well as other fields of study. READ MORE
April 22, 2016
Last Saturday, April 9th, the Ann Arbor Symphony Orchestra presented an excellent selection of music to a sold out Michigan Theater.
The evening opened with "The Tall-Eared Fox and the Wild-Eyed Man," a piece written by Ann Arbor composer Evan Chambers. Inspired by traditional jigs, the strings section started with a jaunty tone and then transitioned into different breakdowns of the music, ending with an experimental section that pushed the boundaries of the jig into a more traditional and modern place.
January 26, 2016
Last Saturday, the Ann Arbor Symphony Orchestra celebrated Mozart’s birthday in style, with a performance of The Abduction from the Seraglio at the Michigan Theater. Opera is all about spectacle—elaborate sets, a cast of thousands—but the A2SO made a deliberate decision to highlight Mozart’s excellent music, which underpins the story. The A2SO brought in incredibly talented lead vocalists to round out the presentation of the opera, but decided to present a semi-staged version of the piece. The overall effect was that this was a performance for music lovers, with an emphasis on the songs within the opera, rather than the drama of the story.
December 17, 2015
Creative Voice (formerly CriticCar Detroit) is a social media-based arts journalism source that produces and posts videos showcasing the arts and cultural scene in Detroit and Southeast MI. Michigan-based journalist Jennifer Conlin (New York Times, Time, Rolling Stone, New York Magazine) conceived of Creative Voice as a response to the reduction of arts and cultural journalistic coverage and criticism by traditional media. Creative Voice is produced by Artrain whose mission is to deliver discovery and – through the galvanizing power of arts and culture – transform lives, organizations and communities. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1yxU3fKotJ0
October 12, 2014
I’m reminded, as I write this review, of the scary name-that-tune tests we had to take in college music history: As the stylus descended on a mystery LP (yup, that’s what we had back then), we had to stop nibbling our pens and put them to paper to identify composer and piece." READ MORE