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Brunch with Bach

Prokofiev’s 1936 composition with narration, Peter and the Wolf, is this month’s offering. 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. Nov. 18. $35 for brunch and concert; $20 for continental breakfast and concert; $15 concert only.

In the Kresge Court at the Detroit Institute of Arts, 5200 Woodward, Detroit; 313-833-7900, dia.org.

 

Chamber Music Society of Detroit

Clarinetist Richard Stoltzman and pianist David Deveau join the Linden String Quartet in a performance of Mozart’s Clarinet Quintet. Also on the program: Bernstein’s Sonata for Clarinet and Piano, Beethoven’s String Quartet in C minor, Op. 18, No. 4, and Sculthorpe’s Songs of the Sea and Sky. 8 p.m. Nov. 17. $30.

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

 

Cranbrook Music Guild

Tenor Jonas Hacker, a voice student at the University of Michigan and CMG’s Betty Brewster scholarship winner, performs a solo recital, including Schumann’s Dichterliebe and songs by Schubert and Beethoven. 3 p.m. Nov. 11. $25.

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

 

Detroit Chamber Winds & Strings

The group’s 31st season kicks off with pieces by Beethoven, Hummel, Mozart, Dvorak, Swendsen, Maurer, and others. 4 p.m. Nov. 4. $10-$25.

The Community House, 380 S. Bates, Birmingham; 248-559-2098, detroitchamberwinds.org.

 

Detroit Symphony Orchestra

• Music Director Leonard Slatkin leads the forces in Copland’s Rodeo and Rachmaninov’s Symphony No. 1. In addition, bassoonist Robert Williams takes the solo duties in John Williams’ The Five Sacred Trees: Concerto for Bassoon and Orchestra. Nov. 9-11.

• Sir Andrew Davis picks up the baton to lead the orchestra in two stylistically diverse works: Debussy’s Images and Bach’s Passacaglia and Fugue in C minor. Sandwiched between these pieces is Schumann’s Piano Concerto in A minor, with Andrew von Oeyen at the keyboard. Nov. 16-18.

• Joyce Yang tackles the solo duties in Rachmaninov’s evergreen Piano Concerto No. 2, which is bookended by Khachaturian’s Suite from Masquerade and Tchaikovsky’s Symphony No. 2. Peter Oundjian conducts. Nov. 29-30. $15-$100 for all concerts.

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

 

Michigan Opera Theatre

• The second opera in MOT’s 42nd season is a company premiere, even though the opera dates from 1724. Handel’s Baroque masterpiece, Julius Caesar, features countertenors David Daniels and David Trudgen taking turns in the title role and Lisette Oropesa and Adrianna Chuchman alternating in the role of Cleopatra. Though the opera is almost 300 years old, MOT says it will be “reimagined as a glamorous Hollywood classic.” Howard Arman conducts. Nov. 10-18. $25-$125.

Detroit Opera House, 1526 Broadway, Detroit; 313-237-SING, michiganopera.org.

 

Pro Musica

• Violinist Ray Chen performs a solo recital with musical numbers to be announced. 8:30 p.m. Nov. 9. Tickets start at $45.

In the Music Box Theatre at the Max Fisher Music Center, 3711 Woodward, Detroit; 313-576-5111.

 

University Musical Society

• The Belcea Quartet, founded in England in 1994, is taking on the 16 Olympian string quartets by Beethoven — in stages, of course. Ann Arbor audiences can hear two of these masterpieces, dating from 1825: The Quartet in E-Flat Major, Op. 127 and the Quartet in B-Flat Major, Op. 130. 4 p.m. Nov. 11. $22-$46.

St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church, 2250 E. Stadium Blvd., Ann Arbor; ums.org.

 

Vivace Music Series

The young cellist Erik Ásgeirsson appears with pianist Pauline Martin in a recital of works by Fauré, Brahms, Shostakovich, and Rossini-Tedesco. An afterglow follows the concert. 8 p.m. Nov. 3. $20.

Birmingham Temple, 28611 W. 12 Mile Rd., Farmington Hills; 248-788-9338, vivaceseries.org.
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