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Brunch with Bach

Join the Solaire Quartet for a delicious meal and saxophone quartet arrangements featuring music by Handel, Piazzola, and Iturralde. 11 a.m. & 1:30 p.m. Feb. 12. $15-$30.

 Detroit Institute of Arts, 5200 Woodward, Detroit; 313-833-7900;


Chamber Music Society of Detroit

Pianist Peter Serkin joins the Shanghai Quartet for a performance of works by Mozart, Brahms, and Bright Sheng. 8 p.m. Feb. 11. $25-$75.

Seligman Performing Arts Center, 22305 W. 13 Mile, Beverly Hills; 248-855-6070,


Cranbrook Music Guild

German-born Juilliard graduate Andreas Klein studied with Claudio Arrau and has created a series of television programs seen on PBS. His piano performance will include works by Beethoven, Schumann, and Schubert. 3 p.m. Feb. 12. $30.

Christ Chruch Cranbrook, 470 Church Rd, Bloomfield Hills; 248-645-0097;


Detroit Chamber Winds & Strings

Enjoy brass works spanning four centuries, including new pieces by composer Paul Dooley in Love Your Brass. 3 p.m. Feb. 19. $10-$25.

First Presbyterian Church of Royal Oak, 529 Hendrie, Royal Oak; 248-559-2095;


Detroit Symphony Orchestra

Leonard Slatkin conducts Einstein’s Dream, composed by the conductor’s wife, Cindy McTee, as well as Rachmaninov’s Symphonic Dances and Shostakovich’s First Violin Concerto, with soloist Julian Rachlin. Feb. 24 & Feb. 26. $15-$103.50. • Emmanuel Ax performs the solo duties in Mozart’s Piano Concerto No. 22 in a program that also includes Mahler’s Symphony No. 5. Slatkin is at the helm. Feb. 17-18. $15-$103.50. • Brahms’ epic work, A German Requiem, and John Adams’ response to 9/11, On the Transmigration of Souls, are performed with the University Musical Society Choral Union. Slatkin is on the podium. Feb. 24 & Feb. 26. $15-$103.50.

Orchestra Hall, 3711 Woodward, Detroit; 313-576-5111;


Sphinx Competition

Created to increase cultural diversity in classical music, the Sphinx Finals concert gives junior-high, high-school, and college-age African-American and Latino string players the opportunity to compete for a place in the Sphinx Symphony Orchestra. Enjoy performances from top contenders as they engage in competition. 2 p.m. Feb. 12. $12.

Max M. Fisher Music Center, 3711 Woodward, Detroit; 313-877-9100;


University Musical Society

Wynton Marsalis directs the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra. This performance celebrates Marsalis’ 50th birthday and highlights works he’s written for big band. 7:30 p.m. Feb. 22. $10-$54. Hill Auditorium,  • Sabine Meyer and the Trio Di Clarone, composed of her husband and brother, perform clarinet classics by Stravinsky, Bach, Mozart, and others. 8 p.m. Feb. 4. $22-$48. • With performances representing poetic images such as gallant warriors of the past and happy days of childhood, the Chamber Ensemble of the Shanghai Chinese Orchestra perform on Chinese instruments rarely heard in the West. This ensemble provides a look into traditional Chinese classical music. 8 p.m. Feb. 10. $18-$38. • The Michigan Chamber Players gather for a performance featuring works by Brahms and classics from Fiddler on the Roof and Phantom of the Opera. 4 p.m. Feb. 12. Free. • Internationally regarded as one of the top string quartets of the day, the Hagen Quartet presents a program of Beethoven quartets. 7:30 p.m. Feb. 23. $22-$46. Rackham Auditorium, 915 E. Washington St., Ann Arbor; 734-763-3333.

Hill Auditorium, 825  N. University, Ann Arbor, 734-763-3333,
Rackham Auditorium, 915 E. Washington St., Ann Arbor; 734-763-3333.



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