That’s what’s on the menu Sunday, March 25, at The Community House in Birmingham as it presents its final event in the 2011-2012 “Classical Brunch” series. Robert deMaine, Artistic Director of the series and Principal Cellist of the Detroit Symphony Orchestra, will perform with Hai-Xin Wu, violinist and Acting Assistant Concertmaster of the DSO, and Michael Klotz, violist of the renowned Amernet Quartet. On the program will be trios by Dohnanyi and Beethoven. The program is presented in collaboration with WRCJ 90.9 FM radio.
“This classical brunch series has definitely been a hit,” said Sandi Reitelman, founding Chair of the two-year old program. “Robert has identified truly wonderful artists and programs – the combination of a nice brunch and that beautiful music on Sunday morning has resonated with people. And, the warm and comfortable setting of The Community House just adds to the total experience.”
“I am happy to be able to bring this to the community, and am grateful that Sandi and The Community House asked me to do this. At our recent February concert, which was so well-attended, it became so clear to me that we have added something of real value and importance to the cultural life of Metro Detroit. I am proud of it,” said Robert deMaine. “The concert in March may be one of our best yet. I love to perform with both Hai-Xin, and Michael, who has been here recently with the Amernet Quartet for the Great Lakes Chamber Music Festival. These trio works are among my favorites.”
The ticket prices are $30 for adults/$12 for children (includes brunch). Patron tickets, with preferred seating are also available for $50. Concert only seating is available for $10. Discount Series is offered for Patron Series: 3 concerts for $125 (Patron seats) and Friend Series: 3 concerts for $75 (Friend seats). Doors open at 11:30am followed by the one-hour performance at 12:30pm.
Cecilia Benner is the Artistic Director Sponsor. Additional support is provided by PNC Foundation.
For reservations/information contact The Community House, 380 South Bates Street, Birmingham, MI 248-644-5832, www.tchserves.org.