Matthaei's Agave Plant Flute Featured in Concert

. February 1, 2016.
Cactus_Nursery

There is a chance nature lovers might have seen the 80-year-old agave plant blooming at the Matthaei Botanical Gardens — but what about hearing the plant in action? Ear drums and green thumbs alike will be stimulated by Listening to Agave, a special concert put on by the botanical garden. Featuring University of Michigan Music professor Michael Gould and flutist Michael Chikuzen, this concert will feature original music composed specially for the Japanese shakuhachi flute. Typically, the shakuhachi flute is made from the root of a bamboo stalk, but at this event, the flute will come straight from Matthaei’s own agave plant.

7pm Saturday, February 6
$25/members, $30/general public
Matthaei Botanical Gardens Conservatory, 1800 N. Dixboro Rd.
734-647-7600 | lsa.umich.edu

Trending

Laith Al-Saadi & Friends – Annual Birthday Bash

It goes without saying that Laith Al-Saadi is a treasure of the Ann Arbor music community. But if you haven’t yet experienced this bipedal force of nature with his signature beard, shredding guitar, and astonishing singing voice, then clear your schedule next Saturday… Laith Al-Saadi’s Annual Birthday Bash Sept 29 The Michigan Theater 8pm INFO

Grove Studios Grand Opening

If you’ve been following the pages (printed or online) of Current this past year, then you’ve probably heard a bit about Grove Studios already. Grove is a grassroots effort to provide musicians and artists from all around the Detroit metro area and western Washtenaw County a rehearsal and creative space for their work and development.

Audiotree Music Festival (Kalamazoo) – Sept 22/23

The Audiotree Music Festival returns to Kalamazoo’s Arcadia Creek Festival Place next Saturday and Sunday. The lineup features more than 20 artists, including Father John Misty, Khruangbin, Chicano Batman, Diet Cig, and many more! While the names we dropped in the previous paragraph are nationally renowned artists signed on to notable labels like Sub Pop or

saajtak featured among a genre defying lineup at blind pig – sept 13

  Genres are irrelevant. No one proves that assertion better than Detroit’s saajtak. Formed five years ago at U-M’s School of Music, saajtak’s made quite an impression with their stormy fusion of free jazz, noise experimentation, electronica, space-rock and opera. Their newest EP, Hectic, came out earlier this summer. Hectic EP by saajtak Thurs, Sept 13 saajtak