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Past Coffee Break Concerts

Coffee Break Concert Series 2016-2017
Second Thursday at 12:15PM


October 2, 2016

Sunday at 4 pm


Scott Dettra, organ

Concert Organist and

Director of Music and Organist, Church of the Incarnation in Dallas, TX

(This concert is partly sponsored by the Organ Department of The University of Michigan as the opening concert of its annual organ conference.)

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Ballo del granduca by Jan Pieterszoon Sweelinck

Fantasia on a theme of Hindemith by James D’Angelo

Toccata, Adagio, et Fuga in C, BWV 564 by Johann Sebastian Bach

Dryden Liturgical Suite, Op. 144 by Vincent Persichetti

Prélude et Fugue sur le nom d’Alain, Op. 7 by Maurice Duruflé


November 3, 2016

Thursday at 12:15 pm

ORGAN CONCERT                                      

So-Yi Ahn, organ

Visiting organist

from South Korea











Passacaglia in C Minor, BWV 582 by J.S. Bach

Herzlich tut mich erfreuen, Op.122, No.4 by Johannes Brahms

Chorale in E Major by César Franck





February 9, 2017

Thursday at 12:15pm


Rajung Yang











Partita No. 2 in C Minor, BWV 826 by Johann Sebastian Bach

A Little Suite for Christmas, A. D. 1979 by George Crumb

Embraceable You by George Gershwin-Earl Wild

Variations, Op. 41 by Nikolai Kapustin




March 9, 2017

Thursday at 12:15 pm


Rita Wang, violin











Partita No.2 in D Minor, BWV 1004 and Sonata No.3 in C Major, BWV 1005 by J.S. Bach




May 25, 2017

Thursday at 12:15 pm


Shin-Ae Chun, harpsichord

Martha Folts, harpsichord










Gavotte and Gigue by La Roux

Concerto for Two Harpsichord, BWV 1061 by J.S. Bach

Fancy by Thomas Tomkins

Mein junges Leben hat ein End by Jan Peterszoon Sweelinck

Sonata No.100 in C Minor by Padre Antonio Solder

Coffee Break Concert Series 2015-2016
Second Thursday at 12:15PM


October 1, Thursday at 12:15PM
Piano Trio

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Haydn, Divertimento in D Major
I. Moderato
Andrea Yun, cello
Michele Cooker, piano

Selections from Bartok, Duos for 2 Violins, Sz. 98
Jacqueline Nutting, violin
Phoebe Gelzer-Govatos, violin

Gliere, 8 Duets for Violin and Cello, Op. 39
I. Andante
II. Allegretto
III. Cradle Song
VII. Scherzo
Jacqueline Nutting, violin
Andrea Yun, cello

Schubert, Sonata in D Major, D384
I. Allegro molto
Jacqueline Nutting, violin
Michele Cooker, piano

Shostakovich, Sonata for Cello and Piano, Op. 40
I. Allegro ma non troppo – Largo
II. Allegro
Andrea Yun, cello
Michele Cooker, piano

November 5, Thursday at 12:15PM
Deborah Rebeck Ash, flute
Alice Van Wambeke, piano and organ

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Sonata in D by J.C.F. Bach
Jesus, der ins Fleisch gekommen from Cantata 123 by J.S. Bach
Recueillement by Noёl-Gallon
Sonata in G,No.1, Op.2 by Blavet
Suite Modale by Bloch
Oh Susanna by Foster

December 3, Thursday at 12:15 PM
Advent and Christmas
Carol Singing and Listening
Led by Shin-Ae Chun

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February 4, Thurday at 12:15 PM

Paul Friesen-Carper

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Suite No. 1 in G Major and No.2 in D Minor BWV 1007 and 1008 for Unaccompanied Cello by J.S. Bach

March 3, Thursday at 12:15 PM
Ok Jae Lee, piano

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Partita No.4 in D, BWV 828 by J.S. Bach
Sonata in A no.28, op.101 by L.V. Beethoven

April 7, Thursday at 12:15 PM
Two Violins
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Maria Bessmeltseva, violin
Phoebe Gelzer-Gavatos, violin
works by Charles de Beriot, Henryk Wieniawski, Jean-Marie Leclair, and Sergei Prokofiev

May 12, Thursday at 12:15PM
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Goldberg Variations, BWV 988 by J.S. Bach
Shin-Ae Chun, harpsichord



 Coffee Break Concert Series 2014-2015

Second Thursday at 12:15PM


October 2, Thursday at 12:15 PM
Plucking Strings

Shin-Ae Chun, harpsicord

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December 4, Thursday at 12:15 PM
Christmas Arias (Bach, Faure, Saint-Saëns, Britten)

Natasha Drake, soprano
Shin-Ae Chun, piano

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February 5, Thursday at 12:15 PM
Romanticism (Chopin, Mendelssohn, Schumann)

Ling-Ju Lai, piano

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Excerpt from Allegro maestoso by Frédéric Chopin (1810-1849)
from Piano Concerto No.1 in E Minor, Op.11

Variations sérieuses in D Minor, Op. 54 by Felix Mendelssohn (1809-1847)

Nocturne in D-flat Major, Op. 27, Nr. 2 by Frédéric Chopin (1810-1849)

Träumeri from Kinderszenen, Op. 15 by Robert Schumann (1810-1856)

Allegro brillante from Concert Sans Orchestre by Robert Schumann (1810-1856)


March 5, Thursday at 12:15 PM
Lenten Meditation with Sacred Songs (Franck, Faure, Widor, Saint-Saëns, Chausson)

Yongmin-Kim, bariton
Shin-Ae Chun, organ and piano

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Ave Maria / Bach-Gounod
Panis Angelicus / Franck
Ave Verum / Elgar
Tantum Ergo in A flat / Bruckner
Benedictus / Rowley (Organ Solo)
There Is Green Hill Far Away / Gounod
Be Still My Soul / Sibelius
Pie Jesu / Faure
Pater noster / Chausson
Help Me to Pray / Tosti
God Is My Shepherd / Dvorak

April 9, Thursday at 12:15 PM
Strings and Pipes

Six Pieces, Op 150 for Violin and Organ by Rheinberger
Maria Bessmeltseva, violin
Shin-Ae Chun, organ

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Six Pieces for Violin and Organ, Op.150
by Joseph Rheinberger (1839-1901)
1. Thema mit Veränderungen
2. Abendlied
3. Gigue
4. Pastorale
5. Elegie
6. Ouvertüre

May 14, Thursday at 12:15 PM
Beautiful Baroque

Katharina Uhde, violin
Shin-Ae Chun, harpsicord

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Violin Sonata in A Major by Domenico Zipoli (1688-1729)
Violin Sonata in G Minor by C.P.E. Bach (1714-1788)
Praeludium in G minor, BuxWV 163 by Dieterich Buxtehude (1637-1707)
Sonata Op. 5, No. 6 by Arcangelo Corelli (1653-1713)

Coffee Break Concert Series 2013-2014

Second Thursday at 12:15PM


November 7    Violin Concert Maria Bessmeltseva (DMA)

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November 24    Paradigm Shift, University of Michigan Student String Chamber Orchestra

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January 9    Violin and Organ Concert, Phoebe Gelzer and Alice Van Wambeke (MM)

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Februrary 6    Organ Concert by University of Michigan Organ Students

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March 6    Lenten Meditation with Brahms Organ Music Shin-Ae Chun (DMA)

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March 30    
Paradigm Shift, University of Michigan Student String Chamber Orchestra Mozart’s Violin Concerto, No. 5, featuring Aaron Berofsky, Professor of Violin at the University of Michigan and concert master of the Ann Arbor Symphony Orchestra

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April 3    Violin and Piano Concert Bernadette Stetz and Marijim Thoene (DMA)

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May 8    ORGELBÜCHLEIN (Easter, Pentecost, Song of Simeon and others)
by J.S. Bach Shin-Ae Chin, Gail Jennings, Naki Kripfgans, Alice Van Wambeke

Coffee Break Concert Series 2012-2013

Second Thursday at 12:15PM

October 11    Baritone Yongmin Kim (MM) and Pianist Hyewon Jung (DMA)

November 8    Pianist Andrew Anderson (DMA)

December 13    Music for Christmas and Wintertime and Carol Singing led by Shin-Ae Chun

January 10    Angels on Call (UM A Capella Group)

February 14    Violinst Maria Bessmeltseva (DMA)

March 14    Lenten Meditation with Bach’s Orgelbüchlein, BWV 618-624

Organists Shin-Ae Chun, Gail Jennings, Naki Kripfgans, Alice Van Wambeke

Reader John Samford

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April 11    Pianist Dr. Aya Higuchi

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May 9    Lyric Soprano Sonja Srinivasan

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Coffee Break Concert Series 2011-2012

Thursdays at 1:30PM

On chosen Thursdays each month, we invite student  and local musicians to perform in our beautiful facility. You all are welcome to join us to enjoy the wonderful talents that these musicians bring. This series runs from September through May. Please look for information about upcoming concerts here, as the schedule is updated frequently.

January 26  Amy I-Lin Cheng, Pianist

Music by Mozart, Liszt, Debussy and Schumann


February 2  Josh Ross (Singer-Songwriter)


March 8   Paul Friesen-Carper (Singer-Songwriter, Guitarist)


April 12  Maria Bessmeltseva, violin and Michelle Cooker, piano

F.Kreisler    “Tempo di Minuetto”
F.Kreisler    “Marche miniature viennoise”
S.Prokofiev  Sonata for violin and piano op. 80
Andante assai
Allegro brusco


May 3    Ben Kazez and UM friends

Bach’s Coffee Cantata conducted by Matt Dell