Celebrate April in Paris at our upcoming concert

On Sunday, April 24, at 4 p.m. in Ann Arbor’s Hill Auditorium, the LSO will present a free concert of French- and French-inspired works, to close out our 16th season of blending art and science.

All are welcome, and no tickets are required, for this performance conducted by Roberto Kalb. A pre-concert lecture will begin in the lower level of the building at 3:15 p.m.

On the program:

Puccini – La Bohème – Act 1, featuring Joshua Wheeker, Ann Toomey, Zachary Crowle, Michael Miller, Glenn Healy and Stephen West
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Poulenc – Concerto for Organ in G minor, featuring Naki Kripfgans, DMA, LSO Concerto Competition winner
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Gershwin – American in Paris


More details coming soon!


Announcing our vocal soloists for La Bohème

Our April 24 performance will begin with a concert-style presentation of the first act of Puccini’s immortal opera La Bohème. We’re pleased to announce our vocal soloists!

Rodolfo: Joshua Wheeker, a Kentucky Opera young artist and Opera Theatre of Saint Louis Gerdine Young Artist

Mimì: Ann Toomey, a Chicago Lyric Opera Ryan Center Artist and winner of the Central Region of the 2016 Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions

Marcello: Zachary Crowle, a master’s degree student in voice at U-M’s School of Music, Theatre & Dance

Schaunard: Michael Miller, a U-M senior voice major and Glimmerglass young artist for 2016

Colline: Glenn Healy, a master’s degree student in voice at U-M’s School of Music, Theatre & Dance

Benoit: Stephen West, chair of the Department of Voice at the U-M School of Music, Theatre & Dance

We are thrilled and privileged to partner with these fine performers. Mark your calendar now and plan to attend our free performance, at 4 p.m. on Sunday, April 24 at Hill Auditorium.