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Past Coffee Break Concerts

 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