Chamber Concerts

Q? WHAT TIME DO CHAMBER CONCERTS START?
A: Doors open at 1:00pm for the 1:30pm start of the performance. Chamber Concerts typically run a little over an hour.

Q? WHERE ARE CHAMBER CONCERTS HELD?
A: Chamber Concerts are held at the Jewish Community Center, located at 2935 Birch Hollow Dr, Ann Arbor, MI 48108 (Stone School Road, North of I-94 bridge). See the map below for details.

Free, additional parking is available at Spruce Knob Apartments.

Q? WHAT ARE CHAMBER CONCERTS?
A: Chamber music is a form of classical music that is composed for a small group of instruments. Wind, string, and brass ensembles of your A2SO musicians present programs that include everything from contemporary compositions to time-honored classics.

Open to listeners of all ages. We welcome buses or groups to drop off/pick up at the front door.

Q? WHAT IS SEATING LIKE?
A: Seating at our Chamber Concerts is general admission in a comfortable cabaret style. This unique concert setting includes dessert refreshments at each table with a coffee and tea area available at 1:00pm and during the recital.

Family Concerts

Q? WHAT INSTRUMENTS ARE IN THE ORCHESTRA?
A: While the number of musicians required may vary from piece to piece, the orchestra always breaks down into four basic families.

The String Family: Violin, Viola, Cello, Bass, and Harp
The Woodwind Family: Flute, Piccolo, Clarinet, Oboe, English Horn, and Bassoon
The Brass Family: Trumpet, Trombone, French Horn, and Tuba
The Percussion Family: Timpani or Kettle Drum; Snare and Bass Drum, Cymbal, Triangle, Xylophone, and Piano

We would love to get a drawing of your favorite instrument from the concert and why.

Q? I CAN’T ATTEND THE CONCERT. WHAT SHOULD I DO?
A: Call us at (734) 994-4801 up to 4 hour before the concert and we can exchange your tickets for another concert this season. You can convert your tickets into a tax-deductible contribution to your A2SO.

Q? WHAT IF I SHOW UP LATE?
A: We try our best to accommodate unanticipated delays. You are welcome to wait in the lobby just outside the house doors until a seating break or after the first piece, at which time a helpful usher will be happy to show you to your seat.

Q? NEED A LITTLE EXTRA HELP?
A: If you need a little extra assistance, we are happy to help. There is wheelchair access to the Michigan Theater, as well as wheelchair seating on the main floor. Please call (734) 994-4801 for more information regarding accessible seating options.

Assistive listening devices are available at the Michigan Theater. Please ask an usher.

Q? TICKETS AT WILL CALL?
A: Michigan Theater: Proceed directly into the first lobby where you will find helpful A2SO volunteers at a table with your tickets. No need to stop at the outside ticket windows.

Hill Auditorium: Will Call tables are located in the front lobby.

Q? LOSE OR FORGET YOUR TICKETS?
A: Call the A2SO office before the concert at (734) 994-4801 OR come to the venue and ask for replacement vouchers at Will Call.

Q? HOW LONG IS A TYPICAL CONCERT?
A: Program lengths vary. Our family concerts typically last a little over an hour, without an intermission.

Q? WANT TO SEE A SEATING CHART?
A: Detailed seating charts are available for download here

Q? WHICH VENUE DO I GO TO?
A: Please check your tickets to see at which venue the concert is located. The October and March concerts will be at the Michigan Theater (603 E. Liberty Street). 

Q? WHEN SHOULD I ARRIVE?
A: Please arrive at least 15 minutes early to be comfortably seated and settled in before your concert experience begins. Pre-concert activities will be updated on the event page.

10.14 Disney in Concert: Around the World™
12.14 Holiday Pops
3.17 The Music of Harry Potter: Family Matinée

Q? HOW SHOULD I DRESS?
A: There is no dress code for A2SO concerts. Concertgoers usually dress in suits, vests, sweaters, skirts, khakis, slacks, etc.

General

Q? WHERE CAN I BUY THE A2SO’S CD OF PAUL FETLER’S MUSIC?
A: Call your A2SO at (734) 994-4801 to purchase your copy today or you may purchase the CD before Mainstage Concerts.

Q? HOW SHOULD I DRESS?
A: There is no dress code for A2SO concerts. Concertgoers usually dress in suits, vests, sweaters, skirts, khakis, slacks, etc.

Q? WHEN SHOULD I ARRIVE?
A: Mainstage and Holiday Pops concerts begin at 8:00pm. At 7:00pm Musical Director, Arie Lipsky along with featured guests present a captivating, fun, educational, engaging, and free pre-concert talk about the evening’s program. Please arrive at least 15-minutes early to be comfortably seated and settled in before your concert experience begins. 

Q? WHICH VENUE DO I GO TO?
A: Please check your ticket to see at which venue the concert you are attending will be.

9.15 New World Symphony at Hill Auditorium
10.14 Disney in Concert: Around the World™ at the Michigan Theater
10.27 Mahler 9 at the Michigan Theater
11.10 Four Seasons at the Michigan Theater
12.14 Holiday Pops at Hill Auditorium
1.12 Mozart Birthday Bash at Hill Auditorium
3.9 Scottish Fantasy at the Michigan Theater
3.16 The Music of Harry Potter at the Michigan Theater
3.17 The Music of Harry Potter: Family Matinée at the Michigan Theater
4.27 Beethoven 9 at Hill Auditorium

Q? WANT TO SEE A SEATING CHART?
A: Detailed seating charts are available for download here

Q? LOSE OR FORGET YOUR TICKETS?
A: Call the A2SO office before the concert at (734) 994-4801 OR come to the venue and ask for replacement vouchers at Will Call.

Q? TICKETS AT WILL CALL?
A: Michigan Theater: Proceed directly into the first lobby where you will find helpful A2SO volunteers at a table with your tickets. No need to stop at the outside ticket windows.

Hill Auditorium: Will Call tables are located in the front lobby.

Q? NEED A LITTLE EXTRA HELP?
A: If you need a little extra assistance we are happy to help. There is wheelchair access to both the Michigan Theater and Hill Auditorium, as well as wheelchair seating on the main floor at each of the venues. Please call for more information regarding accessible seating options. Assistive listening devices are available at the Michigan Theater and Hill Auditorium. Please ask an usher.

Q? WHAT IF I SHOW UP LATE?
A: We try our best to accommodate unanticipated delays. You are welcome to wait in the lobby just outside the house doors until a seating break or after the first piece, at which time a helpful usher will be happy to show you to your seat.

Q? HOW LONG IS A TYPICAL MAINSTAGE CONCERT?
A: Program length varies. Our mainstage concerts typically last a little over two hours, including one 20-minute intermission.

Q? I CAN’T ATTEND THE CONCERT. WHAT SHOULD I DO?
A: Call us at (734) 994-4801 up to 4 hour before the concert and we can exchange your tickets for another concert this season. You can convert your tickets into a tax-deductible contribution to your A2SO.

Q? HOW CAN I SUPPORT MY A2SO?
A: Volunteer:We are always looking for volunteers like you! To find out more, call (734) 994-4801 or email Yi-Ching Chen at yiching@a2so.com

Contribute: Your generous contributions to the A2SO are vital to make the music happen. Contributions are accepted by secure website, phone, or mail.

Q? HAVE FURTHER QUESTIONS?
A: For additional information please call the office at (734) 994-4801. Our office is open Monday through Friday, 9am-5pm.

PARKING & TRANSIT

WHERE AND WHEN CAN I PURCHASE A PARKING VOUCHER?
Liberty Square Parking Garage vouchers are available through the A2SO office when subscriptions are on sale. Add $3 for each concert.

HOW DO I USE A PARKING VOUCHER?
Grab the parking ticket as you enter to park. As you exit the garage, first insert your parking ticket, then follow it with your Parking Voucher to complete your payment.

DO WE HAVE YOUR EMAIL?
We send out important information pertaining to concerts, such as parking information, program notes, and even special deals! Make sure that we have your email address, so you can stay up-to-date with your A2SO.

PARKING OPTIONS
The points on the map below indicate the nearby parking structures to the Michigan Theater and Hill Auditorium. Click them to find out what types of parking are offered, and use the map to plan your route.

PRE-CONCERT LECTURES

Pre-Concert Lectures are held in the auditorium from 7:00 to 7:30 PM before every Mainstage concert. Conductor Arie Lipsky and the concert’s guest artist(s) speak about that evening’s repertoire. Sponsored by Rehmann

The A²SO welcomes our community to experience Dress Rehearsals free of charge to educational and community groups.

Reservations are required; contact the box office to make your reservation (734) 994-4801.

Dress Rehearsal Policy

Please treat the rehearsal as a concert. Reservations are encouraged by calling the box office by the Friday before the performance. You should arrive in the venue by 10:20 a.m. so that you can be seated before the rehearsal begins. Please be sure to turn off and put away cell phones and other electronic devices which could generate sound or light distractions during the rehearsal. Please remain silent during the rehearsal and leave quietly if you need to before the end. If you must leave the hall re-enter at appropriate breaks. The use of cameras or recording devices of any kind is prohibited. The rehearsal will last 2 ½ hours with a 15-minute break in the middle. If you bring children, please leave the auditorium if they become unable to sit quietly. Any audience member whose behavior is disruptive to the rehearsing musicians or distracting to the other audience members will be asked to leave.

Artists and programs are subject to change.

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