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Cantata Academy Chorale

Pieces from Africa, Australia, and Cuba mark the chorale’s “Travel the Globe” concert. 2 p.m. March 18. $12-$30. Central United Methodist Church.

23 E. Adams, Detroit; 313-242-7282; cantataacademy.org.

 

Chamber Music Society of Detroit

French pianist Pierre-Laurent Aimard opens the Opus 3 Piano series with Debussy’s complete Preludes, Book II, and pieces by Schumann and Kurtág. 8 p.m. March 24. $25-$75.

• New York Philharmonic players Cynthia Phelps, Nancy Allen, and Carol Wincenc create a unique collaboration of viola, harp, and flute. The performance includes works by Bach, Ibert, Ravel, and others. 8 p.m. March 31. $25-$75.

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

 

Cranbrook Music Guild

Named by Musical America as Musicians of the Year, David Finckel and Wu Han display their talents on piano and cello. 8 p.m. March 28. $25.

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

 

Detroit Chamber Winds & Strings

A “Shining Stars” performance highlights DCWS soloists with several pieces featuring pianist James Tocco. 7:30 p.m. March 16. $10-$25. Virgil H. Carr Cultural Arts Center, 311 E Grand River, Detroit. Also at 3 p.m. March 18. $10-$25.

Birmingham Unitarian Church, 38651 Woodward, Bloomfield Hills; 248-559-2095; detroitchamberwinds.org.

 

Detroit Symphony Orchestra

An annual tribute to contributions of African-American composers and musicians, this year’s Classical Roots program features Haitian-American composer and violinist Daniel Bernard Roumain. March 16-17.

• Nicholas McGeghan conducts Mozart’s famous Prague Symphony, and pianist Robert Levin takes on the solo duties in Beethoven’s Emperor Concerto. 8 p.m. March 23.

• Former DSO Music Director Neeme Järvi returns to the podium to lead the orchestra in selections from Wagner’s Die Meistersinger and a performance of Brahms Piano Concerto No. 1, in which he is joined by pianist Hélène Grimauld. March 29 and March 31. $15-$103.50.

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

 

University Musical Society

If you like Brahms, this concert is right up your musical alley. Chicago Symphony Orchestra Music Director Riccardo Muti conducts his ensemble in Brahms’ mighty Symphony No. 2, then is joined by violinist Pinchas Zukerman for Brahms’ Violin Concerto. 8 p.m. March 9. $10-$100.

 • To celebrate its centennial season, the San Francisco Symphony and conductor Michael Tilson Thomas present the second American Mavericks Festival, which will be heard in only two American venues: Carnegie Hall and Hill Auditorium. Music by Copland, Harrison, Cowell, and electronica composer Mason Bates is on tap for the first of four different concerts in the festival. 7:30 p.m. March 22. $10-$75. Next up is music by Cowell, Cage, Adams, and Varèse. 8 p.m. March 23. $10-$75. The third performance is a chamber concert with music by Foss, Del Tredici, Subotnick, and a San Francisco Symphony commission from Meredith Monk. 8 p.m. March 23. $20-$42.

Rackham Auditorium, 915. E. Washington, Ann Arbor.

The final concert offers music by Ruggles and Ives, along with Morton Feldman’s Piano and Orchestra, with soloist Emanuel Ax. 8 p.m. March 24. $10-$75.

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

 

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