Sunday, Feb 14: Contemporary chamber music concert with ÆPEX Performing Arts
New Ann Arrbor-based contemporary music presenters, ÆPEX Performing Arts, brings us this Valentines Day chamber music concert featuring Oiseaux Exotiques, Oliver Messiaen‘s brilliant composition based on bird-song, as well as three world premieres by composers of today.
Doors at 8 pm; $7-10 suggested.
Thursday, Feb. 18: Ches Smith Trio with Craig Taborn, Matt Maneri
Although the Ches Smith Trio has become a priority project for its participants, its beginnings were casual: “I had a gig in New York,” says Ches Smith, “an opportunity to do something different, so I invited first Craig and then thought about who else I might like to play with and that was Mat. That was the extent of the planning. It wasn’t supposed to be anything but a one-off gig. I definitely was not trying to form another band at that point, but the combination really clicked. It worked so well that it felt like I had to continue with it. The first gig was all-improvised and then I started writing for us. The idea was to keep the writing as minimal as possible. I definitely didn’t want to get in the way of the improvising – because the improvising was amazing.”
Doors at 8 pm. $10 general admission, $18 reserved seating.. Purchase advanced tickets by calling 313-737-6606 or at Trinosophes.
3/9 Lyman Woodard Orchestra
3/26: Eugene Chadbourne