Give up? It's the Ann Arbor Symphony and the Chenille Sisters presenting Allegro & Animal Crackers, a concert for kids and families, at the Michigan Theater on Sunday, November 5.
More than — or should I say less than? — most vocal trios, the Chenille Sisters don't need much accompaniment. Anyone familiar with their shows knows they're worth tracking to Acapulco just to hear them sing a cappella. Cheryl Dawdy, Connie Huber, and Grace Morand's voices are tailor made for weaving tight, seamless harmonies and for spinning out musically gorgeous gems. But jewels sparkle even brighter in perfect settings — and the Ann Arbor Symphony knows how to add a shine to any music it touches.
Ann Arbor's homespun harmony and comedy queens have been playing concerts for more than twenty years, have made nearly a dozen recordings — three of them especially for their younger fans — and have created an Emmy-winning video, a songbook, and an illustrated storybook for kids. They have performed with many orchestras throughout the United States and Canada, including of course the Ann Arbor Symphony, but this will be their first kid show with the AASO.