This September we're featuring the Ann Arbor Symphony Orchestra and their event at West Side Farmers Market!

Launching their new concert season, the Ann Arbor Symphony Orchestra (A2SO) is one of the Midwest’s premier regional orchestras, creating live, orchestral music for 70,000 listeners each year. They engage with the community through innovative and imaginative concert programming, educational programs, radio broadcasts, recordings, and online streaming. To find out more about the orchestra’s events and initiatives, visit

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Events to support Ann Arbor Symphony Orchestra at WSFM

September 14, 2023
4:30 pm –6:00 pm

A Brass Quintet will be serenading your Westside Farmers Market experience this September evening and is sure to make it an unforgettable night! Come visit - just in front of our Zingerman's Roadhouse!

A2SO Opening Night
September 23, 2023
8:00 pm

An instant classic and perennial audience favorite, Dvořák’s Symphony No. 9 welcomes us to the New World each and every time its melodies fill our ears. A love song to the country that entrusted him with creating a national and multicultural musical identity, the symphony at once defines the composer’s style yet allows us to experience this vision through multiple prisms. Pioneering poetjournalist and Sphinx Organization founder Aaron P. Dworkin presents his Hear Here, a poem inspired by themes from the orchestra’s season. Violinist Stefan Jackiw makes his Ann Arbor debut with Erich Korngold’s dazzling Violin Concerto, and Joan Tower’s earthy, authentic testimony to American industry rounds out this extraordinary curtain-raiser to our brand-new year of concerts and events. 8 PM | Hill Auditorium Pre-concert talk at 7 PM Stefan Jackiw, violin Earl Lee, conductor & music director Aaron Dworkin, poetjournalist Joan Tower Made in America Erich Wolfgang Korngold Violin Concerto Antonín Dvořák Symphony No. 9 “From the New World”

Farmers Market Program

The Ann Arbor Symphony Orchestra is proudly resurrecting their program formerly known as Taste of Music. This program, now titled the Farmers Market program, brings chamber music into local farmers markets in Ann Arbor, Ypsilanti, Chelsea and Dexter and partners with the markets and local food pantries to distribute free concert ticket vouchers to SNAP recipients.

Saturday, August 19th, 10:30 am – noon, Palmer Commons, 304 S. Main St., Chelsea – String Quartet
Saturday, September 2, 9:30-11 am, 315 Detroit St., Ann Arbor – String Quartet
Saturday, September 9, 11:30 am- 1 am, 3233 Alpine St., Dexter – String Quartet
Wednesday, September 13, 9:30-11 am, 315 Detroit St., Ann Arbor – Brass Quintet
Thursday, Sept. 14, 4:30-6 pm, Westside Farmers Market, 2501 Jackson Rd, Ann Arbor – Brass Quintet (please note that vouchers will not be distributed at this event)
Saturday, September 16, 9:30-11 am, 100 Rice St., Ypsilanti – Brass Quintet
Tuesday, September 19, 11 am-12:30 pm, 3233 Alpine St., Dexter – Brass Quintet
Wednesday, September 20, 3:30-5 pm, 1010 S. Main St., Chelsea – Brass Quintet
Saturday, September 30, 9:30-11 am, 100 Rice St., Ypsilanti – String Quartet

They also do KinderConcerts which are another free event:
KinderConcerts (Saturday, September 9 @ 10:30 AM | Chelsea District Library
Saturday, September 9 @ 12 PM | Dexter District Library
Monday, September 11 @ 10 & 11 AM | Ypsilanti District Library (Superior)
Thursday, September 14 @ 10 & 11 AM | Saline District Library
Friday, September 15 @ 10 & 11 AM | Ann Arbor District Library)
They also have cycles in January and April!

Supporting A2SO

Cash donations can be made online in the link on this page, or donated at cash registers at Zingerman's locations throughout September.

Call the A2SO office at (734) 994-4801 to see if they are in need of used instruments or other physical item donations, if they are in need, they can be dropped off at their office at 35 Research Drive in A2!

To volunteer, please visit:

In addition to the opportunities listed there, they often can use volunteer help at a variety of their Learning & Community programs such as passing out props at their KinderConcerts or assisting at Instrument Petting Zoos throughout the season!

Westside Farmers Market

We've loved having Ann Arbor Symphony Orchestra featured over the years at the Westside Farmers Market in front of our Zingerman's Roadhouse! They've made it so special by bringing incredible music to our bustling space! We adore them as a community partner and will continue to support their important work enriching our local culture.

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