Telephone: 248-560-9200

Past Events

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Oct 21-2018

An Organ Dedication at Christ the Good Shepherd…

with Pierre Fracalanza, organist

Sunday, October 21, 2018 @ 3:00 PM

LOCATION: Christ the Good Shepherd, 22331 Woodward Ave, Ferndale, MI 48220

FREE ADMISSION

Many of you know Pierre as a world-class Steinway artist. What you may not know is he is equally adept at the organ. Join us as Pierre dedicates the recently installed Rodgers InSpire Series 233 organ at Christ the Good Shepherd. Pierre will thrill you with beautiful traditional organ sounds and hundreds of orchestral voices that are present in this instrument. Please call Steinway Piano Gallery at 248.560.9200 for additional questions.

Pierre Fracalanza, the son of a concert organist from Italy, began playing the piano and organ at three years old. His first experiences with music were simply playing back something he heard from church or his dad’s studio. Pierre began playing in church at age eight. At age twelve he was playing at weddings, and by sixteen, he was the Organist and Choir Director at St. Stephen’s Church, Port Huron. Read more …

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Oct 21-2018

Discovering Opera Concert Series

sponsored by: Steinway Piano Gallery & Bellini Opera Theatre

featuring artists from the Bellini Opera Theatre

Sunday, October 21, 2018 @ 3:00 PM

General Admission: $20
Steinway Society Members & Bellini Society Members: $15
Tickets available at the door; checks payable to Bellini Opera, a 501 C3 Organization

For more information, contact Dino Valle, Artistic Director, at 313-702-9264 or dinoopera@yahoo.com. View printable flier here.

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Oct 14-2018

Sundays with Classics

Chris Sacco, saxophone and Yaroslav Gnezdilov, piano

Sunday, October 14, 2018 @ 3:00PM

Steinway Society Members: $15
General Admission: $20
Admission payable at the door

New York City native, Christopher Sacco, is an active performer and teacher based in Phoenix, Arizona. Sacco has been the winner of several competitions including the Florida MTNA Young Artists Solo and Chamber Competitions,  SUNY Fredonia Concerto Competition, and Bronx Arts Ensemble Young Artists Competition. In 2017 he was the recipient of the Tuesday Musicale of Detroit’s Joan Graham Award. This past summer he was the principal saxophonist of Germany’s esteemed Schleswig-Holstein Festival Orchestra where he performed under the baton of renown conductors Vladimir Jurowski (London Philharmonic) and Wayne Marshall (WDR Funkhausorchester in Cologne). He has served as a graduate teaching assistant at Florida State University where he taught private lessons, coached chamber ensembles, and gave saxophone instruction to future band directors. In addition, he has taught saxophone fundamentals classes to high school and middle school students in New York, South Carolina, and Florida. His principal mentors have been Wildy Zumwalt, Carina Rascher, Patrick Meighan, Dan Graser, and Christopher Creviston. Sacco is currently a doctoral candidate at Arizona State University. Read more

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Oct 10-2018

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with Vocalist Robert McCarther and Pianist Cliff Monear

Wednesday, October 10, 2018 @ 7:00 PM

General Admission: $15
Steinway Society Members: $10
Cash or check, payable at the door

Robert McCarther is a singer/songwriter whose smooth vocals and ability to “swing” is bound to set anybody’s stage on fire. A native of Detroit, Robert has performed in clubs and private venues throughout Michigan, Florida, Louisiana, Canada and Illinois. This man is no newcomer to the stage. His credits include leading roles in Ron Milner’s off Broadway acapella musical. “Seasons Reasons”, Dee Dee McNeil’s 1999 musical play “After Hours: Great Music”, a jazz play, also written by Dee Dee McNeil, and directed by Edward G Smith. “Swinging with the Spirits”, (a tribute to the historic jazz voice of Ed Love) and the 2003 Odellic group production, “Trouble In Paradise Valley”.

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Sep 27-2018

Fundraiser for Orphan Medical Network International (OMNI)

sponsored by: Rotary Club of West Bloomfield

Thursday, September 27, 2018 @ 5:30 PM to 9:00 PM

Tickets: $50; click here for more information OR call or text Marlenn Maicki at 248-882-1303.

The Rotary Club of West Bloomfield is sponsoring a fundraiser to benefit OMNI’s quest for a Domestic Violence Rehabilitation Center in Zambia, Africa. A South African Safari will be auctioned off. OMNI has been providing health care, food, education, clothing and humanitarian care to the orphans and vulnerable children of Zambia since 2000. Join us for an entertaining evening of gourmet appetizers, wine, live music and silent & live auctions. Click here to read more about OMNI.

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Sep 26-2018

Steinway Jazz Cafe Events

Vincent Chandler, trombone

also featuring: Cliff Monear, piano, Jonathon Muir-Cotton, bass, and Sean Perlmutter, drums 

Wednesday, September 26, 2018 @ 7:00PM

General Admission: $20
Steinway Society Members: $15
Cash or check, payable at the door

Vincent Chandler is a native Detroiter and protégé of one of the strongest era’s of the Detroit jazz scene. He earned his Masters of Music from the University of Michigan and has performed internationally with jazz legends, such as Herbie Hancock, Marcus Miller, Joe Henderson, Clark Terry, JALC feat. Wynton Marsalis, Oliver Lake, Bobby Watson, Geri Allen, Roy Hargrove, Ravi Coltrane, JD Allen, Marcus Strickland, Wycliff Gordon, Walter Smith III, Robert Hurst, Jeff “Tain” Watts, Russell Malone, Randy Brecker and Ambrose Akinmusire. He is a featured soloist on “Requiem,” from Roy Hargrove’s only Big Band CD called “Emergence,” James Carter’s “At the Crossroads,” and Rodney Whitaker/Carl Allen’s “Work to Do.” In 2014, he released his first CD as a bandleader, called Vincent Chandler “Embraceable.” Join us for another wonderful evening of jazz and friends!

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Sep 23-2018

Sundays with Classics

Catherine Rollin, composer & pianist

featuring the Detroit premier of Suite Detroit: Sounds of an American City                                                                                (a trio for flute, alto saxophone and piano)

Sunday, September 23, 2018 @ 3:00PM

Steinway Society Members: $15
General Admission: $20
Admission payable at the door

Catherine Rollin is an active pianist, composer, clinician, author and teacher. Catherine has over 400 compositions published by Alfred Publishing Company. Well known for her pedagogical works, Catherine’s pieces are recognized worldwide for their combination of musicality and “teachability”. Her 4 book series: Museum Masterpieces – pieces inspired by great works of art – was recognized with an award from ASCAP (American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers) in 2015. Pieces from this series have been featured in 2 concerts at the Cincinnati Art Museum in 2016 and 2017. In addition to her very large catalogue with Alfred, Catherine’s music is also available in Japan through Zenon Publishing and in Taiwan through Continental Publishing. Her music is currently featured on many prestigious lists including the National Federation of Music Clubs (NFMC) Bulletin, Canada’s Royal Academy of Music syllabus as well as England’s Trinity Exams. Read more.

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Sep 12-2018

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with Vocalist Kathy Kosins and Pianist Cliff Monear

Wednesday, September 12, 2018 @ 7:00 PM

General Admission: $15
Steinway Society Members: $10
Cash or check, payable at the door

ASCAP award-winning vocalist Kathy Kosins has won the hearts of critics and fans around the globe with her eclectic musical palette that expands the rich history of Jazz and Soul. Born and bred during the Motown era of Detroit, she began singing and arranging background vocals for producer Don Was (now president of Blue Note Records) in the early eighties, which led to her becoming one of the most sought after session singers. As a lead vocalist she recorded for both Carrere (Sony) and Quality Records and has later toured with Was/Not Was. Join us as we tour “The Ladies of Cool” and Kathy’s popular “Live by Request” show.

“…she authentically recreates a lost genre of female jazz singing.” – Ralph Miriello, Jazz Journalist, Huffington Post

“…her performance maintains a balance of swing and sensuality… great vintage songs… I wasn’t expecting to fall in love…” – Will Friedwald, NewYork Sun

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Aug 22-2018

Steinway Jazz Cafe Events

“The Art of the Trio”

with Cliff Monear, Jeff Pedraz & Sean Dobbins

Wednesday, August 22, 2018 @ 7:00PM

General Admission: $20
Steinway Society Members: $15
Cash or check, payable at the door

The Jazz Trio—one of the most exposed performance formats in jazz music.  Cliff, Jeff, and Sean will present select jazz pieces and will offer a brief explanation of both the freedoms and the challenges of this trio format.  We hope you can join us!

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Jul 18-2018

Steinway Jazz Cafe Events

“The Art of the Duo”

with Chris Collins & Cliff Monear, saxophone and piano

Wednesday, July 18, 2018 @ 7:00PM

General Admission: $20
Steinway Society Members: $15
Cash or check, payable at the door

One of the most challenging and exposed performance formats in jazz music is the “duo”. What is typically routine in a quartet setting, where drums and bass help make the “pulse” very clear to the jazz audience, the duo must create the illusion of pulse or “swing” through a melodic and rhythmic interaction between the two performers.

Chris and Cliff will present jazz selections using this highly skilled and intuitive approach and will offer a brief explanation of both the freedoms and the challenges of the duo format. We hope you can join us…

 

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