Where can you find a tasty Sunday brunch with a classical music concert by world-class musician? It’s happening at The Community House in Birmingham as the popular “Classical Brunch” concert series returns for a third season on September 23.
The series, presented in collaboration with WRCJ 90.9 FM, will include six classical music performances by Detroit area classical musicians chosen by series Artistic Director Robert DeMaine, principal cellist of Detroit Symphony Orchestra. Brunch begins at 11:30a, followed by the concert from 12:30 to 1:30p. The Community House is located at 380 S. Bates St. in Birmingham.
Concert Schedule: September 23, 2012 – Theodore Oien, clarinet; Alexander Mishnaevski, viola; Pauline Martin, piano, performing a program featuring works by Mozart.
November 4, 2012 (Special Children’s Concert on November 3) Trois Vuillaumes: an exciting string trio program with Adam Stepniewski, Caroline Coade, and Robert deMaine and a special presentation on this fascinating figure of violin-making history. The program will include a large-scale work by Beethoven.
December 16, 2012 (Special Children’s Concert on December 15) Holiday Horns. Karl Pituch and three more of the sensational DSO horns play music reflecting both Christian and Jewish traditions.
January 13, 2013 Young Concert Artist and Ann Arbor native, Benjamin Beilman, performs duos by Ravel, Kodaly, and Handel-Halvorsen with the Artistic Director of the Classical Brunch series, Robert deMaine.
February 17, 2013 Introducing Yoonshin Song, the new Concertmaster of the Detroit Symphony Orchestra, performing with beloved Detroit-area pianist, Pauline Martin.
March 17, 2013 Pianist Peter Takacs, Oberlin College professor, and Artistic Director, cellist Robert deMaine, perform an all-Beethoven program. They are recording the complete works and are performing the cycle throughout the U.S. during the 2012-13 season.
A delightful brunch, catered by The Community House will complement each concert. The ticket prices are $35 for adults/$12 for children (includes brunch). Patron tickets, with preferred seating are also available for $50. Concert only seating is available for $15. Performances are subject to change. Series of three available for $75 and Patron series of three for $125. For reservations/information contact The Community House, 248-644-5832, www.tchserves.org . Proceeds from Classical Brunch are used to fund TCH wellness, leadership and art outreach programs for at risk children in need in Pontiac and Detroit.
Artist Underwriter is Honigman Miller Schwartz and Cohn LLP. Artistic Director Underwriter is Cecilia Benner. Additional support is provided by PNC Foundation, Bank of Birmingham and Michigan Council for Arts and Cultural Affairs.