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Chamber Music Society of Detroit

The American String Quartet has been performing for 37 years and has undertaken works by such composers as Claus Adam, Richard Danielpour, and Tobias Picker. Enjoy the intimate setting of The Music Box, where The American String Quartet will play excerpts from several pieces and discuss their passion with patrons. 8 p.m. Feb. 8.

The Music Box at Orchestra Hall, Max M. Fisher Music Center, 3711 Woodward Ave., Detroit; 248-855-6070;


The American String Quartet

The American String Quartet will also perform a more traditional set at Seligman Performing Arts Center, playing pieces by Haydn, JanáÄek, and Beethoven. 8 p.m. Feb. 9.

Seligman Performing Arts Center of Detroit Country Day School, 22305 W. 13 Mile Rd., Beverly Hills; 248-855-6070;


Cranbrook Music Guild

Formed in 1994, the Adaskin String Trio will perform alongside Ensemble Schumann. Ensemble Schumann, which consists of pianist Sally Pinkas, violist Steve Larson, and oboist Thomas Gallant, has collaborated with the Trio in the past. 3 p.m. Feb. 17.

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


Detroit Chamber Winds & Strings

• Expose yourself to sounds from abroad as Tianshi Feng and Xiao Dong Wei perform concert music on Chinese instruments, such as the erhu, bamboo flute, and guzheng, for Beijing to Birmingham. 8 p.m. Feb. 1. $10 - $22.

Hagopian World of Rugs, 850 S. Old Woodward Avenue, Birmingham; 248-646-7847;


• Liven the winter season with Bring It Brass, a concert performance by DCWS brass musicians playing works by Giovanni Gabrieli, Anthony Plog, and more. Amateur brass musicians will be invited on stage to play one piece with DCWS musicians. 3 p.m. Feb. 17. $10-$25. Concert preview begins at 2:15 p.m.

 First United Methodist of Birmingham, 1589 W. Maple Rd., Birmingham; 248-646-1200;


Detroit Symphony Orchestra

• Conductor James Gaffigan and violinist Stefan Jackiw perform a suite of works, highlighted by Mendelssohn’s Concerto for Violin and Orchestra. 8 p.m. Feb. 2. $15-$100. 3 p.m. Feb. 3. $10 - $25.

Orchestra Hall, 3711 Woodward Ave., Detroit; 313-576-5111; and Seligman Performing Arts Center of Detroit Country Day School, 22305 W. 13 Mile Rd., Beverly Hills; 248-855-6070;


• Conducted by Leonard Slatkin, Beethoven’s 3rd and 8th Symphonies. 10:45 a.m. & 8 p.m. Feb. 8; Beethoven’s 4th and 5th Symphonies. 8 p.m. Feb. 9. & 3 p.m. Feb. 10; Beethoven’s 1st and 6th Symphonies. 10:45 a.m. & 7:30 p.m. Feb. 14; Beethoven’s 2nd and 7th Symphonies. 8 p.m. Feb. 15-16; Beethoven’s 9th Symphony. 7:30 p.m. Feb. 21, 8 p.m. Feb. 22-23, & 3 p.m. Feb. 24. All concerts $15-$100.

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


• In the 16th Annual Sphinx Competition, participants will compete for $30,000 in prizes. Maestro Anthony Elliott will direct the Sphinx Symphony Orchestra. 2 p.m. Feb. 17. $10-$25.

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


University Musical Society

• Returning for their second year, the New Century Chamber Orchestra will play pieces by Mendelssohn, Bolcom, Villa Lobos, and R. Strauss. 8 p.m. Feb 2. $26-$52.

Rackham Auditorium, 915 E. Washington St., Ann Arbor; 734-763-3333;


• Berlin Philharmonic Wind Quintet has been said to have redefined the sound of the classic wind quintet. The Quintet will be playing pieces by Mozart, Kalevi Aho, Ibert, Milhaud, and Poulenc. During the performance of the latter, U-M Professor Martin Katz will join The Quintet on piano. 8 p.m. Feb. 9. $26-$50.

Rackham Auditorium, 915 E. Washington St., Ann Arbor; 734-764-2538;


• First performed in 1720 to the court of the Armenian King Tiridate, Handel’s Radamisto centers on desire, dictatorship, and personal infatuation. This performance will be led by Harry Bicket, with U-M alumnus David Daniels as countertenor, Patricia Bardon as mezzo-soprano, Luca Pisaroni as bass-baritone, and Joélle Harvey and Brenda Rae as sopranos. 4 p.m. Feb. 17. $10-$65.

Hill Auditorium, 825 N. University Ave., Ann Arbor; 734-763-3333;


• Returning for the first time since 2009, the New York Philharmonic will play pieces by Mozart and Brahms. 8 p.m. Feb. 23 and 2 p.m. Feb. 24. $10-$100.

Hill Auditorium, 825 N. University Ave., Ann Arbor; 734-763-3333;


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