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August 26, 2020 (Ann Arbor, MI)— As the Ann Arbor Symphony Orchestra (A²SO) continues to prioritize the health and safety of its audience, musicians, and community, the decision was made to suspend the September 10, 11, October 17, and November 14 in-person concerts this fall. Instead, the A²SO is excited to announce an online streaming series made possible through a new partnership with Ann Arbor’s historic Kerrytown Concert House. Starting on September 26, the new series, A²SO House Concerts at Kerrytown Concert House, will be made available online to ticket buyers for streaming anytime, anywhere. Individuals with limited internet access can discuss their streaming options by emailing marketing@a2so.com or calling 734.994.4801. The new A²SO House Concerts at Kerrytown Concert House series will be professionally recorded and available for enjoyment from the comfort of home. The following programs comprise the new series:

Filmed exclusively for the A²SO in the Royal Conservatory of Music in Toronto:

September 26 – GOODYEAR & BEETHOVEN:

BEETHOVEN – “Waldstein” Sonata

BEETHOVEN – “Appassionata” Sonata

BEETHOVEN – Andante Favori

This concert is made possible by Retirement Income Solutions

 

Filmed in Kerrytown Concert House: 

September 27 – THE BEROFSKYS & BEETHOVEN:

BEETHOVEN – “Spring” Sonata

BEETHOVEN – Violin Sonata No. 7 in C Minor

BEETHOVEN – “Rondo” from Violin Concerto

 

 

October 17 – THE MUSIC OF BRAHMS:

BRAHMS – Clarinet Trio

BRAHMS – Horn Trio

 

 

 

November 14 – SIMON, HAYDN, AND BORODIN:

Carlos SIMON – The Warmth of Other Suns

HAYDN – “Emperor” Quartet

BORODIN – String Quartet No. 2

 

 

Due to the changes made in the programming this year, the A²SO’s seven Music Director finalists will be making exciting and interactive virtual appearances throughout the 2020-2021 season. Additionally, the search for a new Music Director has been extended into the 2021-2022 concert season.

Along with these new concerts, the A²SO and Kerrytown Concert House will also collaborate to record the A²SO’s Chamber Series, as well as new virtual music education programs. While the full Chamber Series will be recorded in Kerrytown Concert House, pianist Anton Nel will kickoff the series later this fall with an exclusive A²SO performance from his home in Austin, TX. The new music education programs will be disseminated to students in the region and aid educators in their remote learning curriculums. This is made possible through a new partnership between Ann Arbor Public Schools and the Ann Arbor Symphony Orchestra. The A²SO Chamber Series is made possible by a sponsorship from Steve & Joyce Gerber.

This era of new online programming at the A²SO kicked off on Friday, August 28 with a FREE online and on-demand performance by A²SO Principal Cellist Caroline Kim. This performance features selections from Bach’s Cello Suite No. 3 and Geon-yong Lee’s Song in the Dusk II, and is made possible through a sponsorship from Arbor Trust. Kim’s performance has been professionally recorded in the beautiful home at 2671 Bedford Rd. in Ann Arbor, a listing made available to the A²SO by Megan Mazurek and Avery Evenson of Reinhart Realtors and Blue Zone Spaces. Click here to stream the performance today!

For subscribers who held tickets to the affected September 10, 11, October 17, or November 14 in-person concerts, please fill out this form to exchange, return, donate, or refund your tickets. In accordance with CDC and State guidelines, the A2SO office is closed and the staff are working remotely. For any questions or concerns, email marketing@a2so.com

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