Ann Arbor is a known hub among music connoisseurs. With venues like The Blind Pig and The Ark, fans return regularly for shows and events here in Tree Town. With it’s rich and interesting history, it’s no surprise
that The Academy of Early Music calls Ann Arbor home.
The Academy of Early Music brings long-gone musicians and composers back to life with intimate concerts and informative workshops. The Academy boasts the only concert series dedicated to early music in Michigan. By hosting performers and ensembles specializing in period pieces from the medieval and classical eras, The Academy delights audiences with rich sounds and a unique take on music. And, it has more to offer than simply beautiful music. With lectures, workshops, youth activities, and stand-alone demonstrations, The Academy encourages audience members to interact with the musicians and instruments and learn about the ancient art of music.
The Academy is hosting several upcoming shows in Ann Arbor. Check out The High Art of Dueling Lutes! by Ronn McFarlane and Paul O'Dette on November 11, 2017. Or catch The Musical Legacy of Naples by L'Invenzione on January 20, 2018. For a full list of concert dates, check out their website.
All concerts are held at St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church. The church was built in 1827 and has undergone only minor updates since then. Complete with gothic architecture, it’s the perfect venue for historical performances. Located in downtown Ann Arbor, the church is within walking distance of countless renowned restaurants and bustling bars. To keep with the historic theme, try out The Gandy Dancer – a fine-dining restaurant in a stunning train depot, or Gratzi, an old theater turned exquisite Italian eatery. Rendezvous for a cocktail at The Ravens Club, a restaurant and bar with a prohibition motif.