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Stearns Collection Events 2017-2018

Free Admission to all events

Michigan Down Home Music Jam

Virginia Martin Howard Lecture

Michael Gleason, Robert Rostollan, Kelly Sible

Mike, Bob, and Kelly are gifted instrumentalists with a passion for bluegrass, folk, gypsy jazz, and country music--enlivening family gatherings, jams, get-togethers and festivals individually and together throughout greater Michigan.

Tuesday, March 20, 2018 @ 7pm

Watkins Lecture Hall
Earle V. Moore Building
1100 Baits Drive
Ann Arbor, MI 48109

Past Events

Viola d' Amore with Matthew Dane

Virginia Martin Howard Lecture

Tuesday, September 26, 2017 @ 7pm

Watkins Lecture Hall

Recital with Joseph Gascho, harpischord

Performing works by Antonio Vivaldi, Attilio Ariosti, Reena, Esmail, Marcus Maroney, and Michael Theodore

Wednesday, September 27, 2017 @ 8pm

Britton Recital Hall

Yung Shing Le Shadow Puppet Theatre Troupe of Taiwan

Shadow Puppet Performance

Experience Taiwanese shadow puppetry in three plays: The Sandbag Trilogy, The Mountain of Flames and The Proud Return. Narration in Taiwanese with live music. Recommended for all ages.

Friday, September 29, 2017 @ 8pm/Saturday, September 30 & Sunday, October 1, 2017 @ 2pm

Detroit Institue of Arts

Monday, October 2, 2017 @ 7:30pm

Ann Arbor District Library

Lecture: Dialogue Between Light and Shadow by Dr. Yi-Feng Chiu

Dr. Chiu, an authority on Taiwanese shadow play and puppet theater, will introduce the global craft of shadow puppetry and highlight its artistic epression inTaiwanese theatrical production.

Thursday, September 28, 2017 @ 7:00pm

Ann Arbor District Library

Friday, September 29, 2017 @ 7:00pm

Detroit Institue of Arts

Workshop: Shadow Puppet Making

Join members of Yung Shing Le Puppet Troupe to make paper puppets and learn techniques of shadow puppetry.

Saturday and Sunday, September 30 and October 1, 2017 @ 12:00 noon

Detroit Institue of Arts

Caroline Ross Giassi, baroque oboe

Virginia Martin Howard Lecture

The Baroque Oboe: A Window into the Past

Saturday, October 7 @ 11am

Watkins Lecture Hall

Michigan Alumni Baroque Chamber Music Concert

Performing works by Vivaldi, Tellemann, Platti, and Couperin

Sunday, October 8 @ 3pm

Britton Recital Hall

Bruce Sagan & Brad Battey, Nyckelharpa

Virginia Martin Howard Lecture

The Swedish Nyckelharpa(keyed fiddle): its history, players and place in modern Sweden
With three melody strings, one drone string, and twelve sympathetic vibration (or resonance) strings and about 37 wooden keys, the nyckelharpa is played with a short bow on the right hand and keys pushed by the left. Come and listen to masters of this instrument in a lecture-demo about a unique Swedish musical tradition.

Tuesday, November 7 @ 7pm

Watkins Lecture Hall

Michigan Chamber Players

The Fall of the Leaf

Aaron Berofsky, baroque violin; Joseph Gascho, harpischord and Anthony Elliott, cello
This concert features music celebrating autumn: a glorious piece for baroque violin, organ and two gambas by Christopher Simpson; a harpsichord solo from the Fitzwilliam Virginal Book inspiring a solo cello piece by Imogen Holst; and JS Bach's
Sonata in D Major for Gamba and Harpsichord.

Sunday, November 12 @ 4pm

The McIntosh Theatre

Baroque Chamber Orchestra

Aaron Berofsky & Joseph Gascho, directors

This BCO concert features three great concerti by Vivaldi along with smaller pieces by Purcell and Muffat.

Tuesday, November 21 @ 8pm

The McIntosh Theatre

Tuesday, December 5 @ 8pm

Orpheus Singers and Baroque Chamber Orchestra Collaboration
Vivaldi, Magnificat; Mozart, Vespers...and more
Stamps Auditorium

Thursday, December 7 @ 8pm

Early Music Choir and Chamber Music Concert
Dowland, Gibbons, Bach, Telemann and many more...
Stamps Auditorium

Friday, December 8 @ 11:30am

Masterclass with Masaaki Suzuki
Works of Muffat and Couperin
Kevreson Rehearsal Hall

Eliot Bates, Ethnomusicologist

Virginia Martin Howard Lecture

Thinking through Sazes and Modular Synthesizers: Explorations in Instrumental Agency
Dr. Eliot Bates, Assistant Professor of Ethnomusicology at the Graduate Center at the City University of New York, will talk about his long-term research project into acoustic instruments in present-day Turkey, and an ongoing project exploring the emergence and development of the Eurorack format for modular synthesizers.

Tuesday, January 23 @ 7pm

Watkins Lecture Hall

Michigan Arab Orchestra Takht Ensemble

Virginia Martin Howard Lecture

Tuesday, February 20 @ 7pm

Watkins Lecture Hall


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