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Chamber Soloists of Detroit

Hear the Ehnes Quartet, featuring violinist James Ehnes, violinist Amy Schwarz Moretti, violist Richard O’Neill, and DSO Principal Cellist Robert deMaine. 3 p.m. Jan. 6. $30.

Birmingham Unitarian Church, 38651 Woodward, Bloomfield Hills; 586-944-5333;


Chamber Music Society of Detroit

• Recognized as an accomplished recitalist, chamber musician, orchestral soloist, and conductor, Anthony Marwood, violin, is accompanied by Aleksandar Madzar, playing a wide range of pieces by composers old and new, including Gordon Kerry, Beethoven, Debussy, and Schubert. 8 p.m. Jan. 12.

• Renowned for his ability to bring a fresh perspective to already well-known pieces and his interest in the works of the 19th and 20th centuries, pianist Marc-André Hamelin, performs J.S. Bach’s Fantasia and Fugue in G minor, BWV 542, Ravel’s Gaspard de la nuit, and many others. 8 p.m. Jan. 19.

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


Chamber Music at the Scarab Club

Works for flute and harp by Canada’s Marjan Mozetich share the program with pieces for cello and piano by Malcolm Forsyth and Larysa Kuzmenko, and for violin and piano by André Mathieu. 3 p.m. Jan. 27. $18-$22.

Marygrove College, 8425 W. McNichols, Detroit; 313-927-1200;


Cranbrook Music Guild

The Kontras String Quartet, composed of members from four geographic areas — Russia, South America, Japan, and the U.S. — offers a uniquely international sound with pieces from the established string-quartet canon as well as pieces from around the world. 3 p.m. Jan. 13. $25.

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


Detroit Chamber Winds & Strings

Recently named principal trumpet of the Los Angeles Philharmonic, Thomas Hooten is joined by his wife, Jen Marotta, playing both solo and duo trumpet pieces. 8 p.m. Jan. 4. $10-$22.

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


Detroit Symphony Orchestra

• Detroit Symphony Orchestra Music Director Leonard Slatkin conducts Mendelssohn’s The Hebrides Overture and Piano Concerto No. 2 in D minor, along with Schumann’s Symphony No. 3 in E-flat Major, nicknamed the Rhenish.  7:30 p.m. Jan. 10. Tickets start at $10.

Congregation Shaarey Zedek, 27375 Bell Rd., Southfield; 248-357-5544.


• English conductor Mark Wigglesworth leads the DSO in Elgar’s Enigma Variations, as well as Purcell’s Chacony. Cellist Robert deMaine assumes the solo duties in Britten’s Symphony for Cello and Orchestra. 8 p.m. Jan. 19. 3 p.m. Jan. 20. $15-$100.

Orchestra Hall, 3711 Woodward, Detroit; 313-576-5100.


• In addition to Bach’s Bradenburg Concerto No. 3 in G major,  enjoy Haydn’s Concerto for Cello and Orchestra in C Major, Stravinsky’s Dumbarton Oaks, and Tchaikovsky’s Serenade in C Major for Strings. 7:30 p.m. Jan. 24. $10+.

Berman Center for Performing Arts, 6600 W. Maple Rd., West Bloomfield Township; 248-661-100.
Additional Shows:
10:45 a.m. Jan. 25. $10+. Ford Community Performing Arts Center, 15801 Michigan Ave., Dearborn; 313-943-2350
8 p.m. Jan. 26. $10+. Kirk in the Hills, 340 W. Long Lake Rd., Bloomfield Hills; 248-626-2515,
3 p.m. Jan. 27. $10+. Grosse Pointe Memorial Church, 16 Lake Shore Dr., Grosse Pointe Farms; 313-882-5330;


Michigan Opera Theatre

This year’s production of Too Hot to Handel, a jazz take on the Handel-composed oratorio Messiah, features the Rackham Symphony Choir and the Too Hot Orchestra. 7:30 p.m. Dec. 1. $20-$68.

Detroit Opera House, 1526 Broadway, Detroit; 313-237-SING,


University Musical Society

A performance by the Detroit Symphony Orchestra showcases the Frieze Memorial Organ. Conducted by Leonard Slatkin with organists Peter Richard Conte, David Higgs, and James Kibbie along with the UMS Choral Union. Pieces by Bach, Barber, Bolcom, and Khachaturian are on tap. 4 p.m. Jan. 13. $10-$75.

Hill Auditorium, 825 N. University, Ann Arbor; 734-764-2538;


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