The Ann Arbor Society for Musical Arts is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that hosts six concerts and sponsors two youth competitions every year.
Announcing SMA Competitions Weekend 2014
YOU ARE INVITED TO ATTEND TWO EXCITING FREE EVENTS
We are very proud to announce these two exciting music competitions in which we encourage and support young musicians who will become the stars of tomorrow. The winners of the Rosalie Edwards Youth Music Competition will appear on SMA’s concert series on March 19, 2014 and the winner of the Young Artist Collegiate Competition will appear on SMA’s concert series in the 2014-2015 year. We invite you to join us at these free events.
SMA’s YOUNG ARTIST COMPETITION
- Sat. Feb 1, 2014 1 PM-5 PM
- Britton Recital Hall at UM School of Music, Theater and Dance on North Campus
- Coordinated by Professor Aleksandra Vojcic of UMSMTD faculty
- This year — UMSMTD pianists
Gay Rosenwald oversees this event for SMA, assisted by Penny Fischer. This event is organized and judges selected by Aleksandra Vojcic. This event is free and open to the public. An enthusiastic audience is always appreciated by the performers.
SMA’s ROSALIE EDWARDS YOUTH MUSIC COMPETITION
- Open to All Musicians ages 13–18 who reside in Washtenaw County.
- Preliminary audition: recordings due Friday, January 24, 6pm.
- Live final round: Sunday, February 2, 3–5pm at Trinity Lutheran Church, 1400 W. Stadium Boulevard, Ann Arbor.
- CLICK HERE to download flyer with details & audition info
Gay Rosenwald, Liz Wolber & Penny Fischer oversee this event each year for SMA. Liz Wolber, SMA Board member, is our host as Minister of Music at the church. Three judges including Deborah Ash will select the winners. Free parking in the rear, entrance in the rear door.
An enthusiastic crowd is always wonderful to have for this event. It is free and open to the public.
2013-14 Concert Season — Wednesday Morning Musicales
Since 1964 SMA has sponsored the Wednesday Morning Musicales together with the Ann Arbor City Club. We are thrilled to announce our 2013-14 series, and we hope you can join us!
Arbor Opera Theater
Members of this polished local opera company perform semi-staged opera excerpts. Accompanist is Jacqueline Csurgai-Schmitt.
Wednesday, September 25, 2013
Kate Rosen, mezzo-soprano
Kate Rosen is a recent U-M masters of music recipient who won the SMA Young Artist Competition. The program includes cabaret songs and songs that are inspired by the cabaret tradition, including works by Kurt Weill, Benjamin Britten, Jake Heggie, Francis Poulenc and others.
Wednesday, October 9, 2013
Ralph Votapek, piano, and Kathryn Votapek, violin & viola
Mr. Votapek is currently Professor Emeritus of Piano at the Michigan State University College of Music. Ms. Votapek is currently on the faculty at University of Michigan and is the associate concertmaster of the Ann Arbor Symphony Orchestra. The performance of Mr. Votapek and Ms. Votapek, father and daughter, promises to be fabulous. They will be performing Edvard Grieg’s Sonata in G Major for Violin and Piano, Op. 13; Paul Hindemith’s Sonata for Viola and Piano, Op. 11, No. 4; Robert Schumann’s Märchenbilder for Viola and Piano, Op. 113; and Maurice Ravel’s Sonata for Violin and Piano.
Wednesday, November 6, 2013
Arthur Greene, piano
Mr. Greene is Professor of Piano at the University of Michigan SMTD; his current projects include recordings of the Scriabin sonatas, and of previously unrecorded works of the Ukrainian national composer Mykola Lysenko (considered to be the father of Ukrainian classical music), and performances of the last three Beethoven sonatas in the spring of 2014. Mr. Greene will be performing several works by Lysenko as well as by Frederic Chopin.
Wednesday, November 13, 2013
Rosalie Edwards Youth Music Competition Winners
Open to all musicians ages 13–18 in Washtenaw County, participants are professionally judged and winners receive cash, publicity, and this performance opportunity.
Wednesday, March 19, 2014
William Bolcom, piano & Joan Morris, mezzo-soprano
Ann Arbor’s legendary duo, back by popular demand!
Wednesday, April 23, 2014
|Season Tickets (6 concerts)
Click here to download order form
|Student Ticket with ID||$5|
|Group Rates (5 or more) each
To make arrangements call Penny Fischer, 734-930-0353
|Meet-the-Artist Luncheon (follows concert)
To make reservations call the City Club, 734-662-3279
All concerts start at 10:30 a.m. Tickets available at the door starting at 10:00.
The Ann Arbor City Club is located at 1830 Washtenaw Avenue, Ann Arbor, Michigan 48104. Click here for a map.