2018 Festival Schedule

June 9-23, 2018

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2017 Festival Schedule

June 10-25, 2017 

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Saturday, June
10

*OPENING NIGHT

Seligman Performing Arts Center  |  6 p.m.

Performance sponsored by Aviva & Dean Friedman

 

Artists: James Tocco, Paul Watkins, Lauren Skuce Gross

Calidore String Quartet, Emerson String Quartet 

 

Franck: Piano Quintet 

Calidore String Quartet, Tocco 

 

Chausson: Chanson perpétuelle, Op. 37 

Calidore String Quartet, Watkins, Skuce Gross

 

Intermission 

 

Mendelssohn: Octet in E-flat major, Op. 20 

Emerson String Quartet, Calidore String Quartet

 

Tickets: $70, Reserved | $40, General | $10, 35 and Under

All tickets are $5 more at the door.


Sunday, June
11

*Christ Church Grosse Pointe  |  4:30 p.m.

Performance sponsored by Comerica


Artists: Calidore String Quartet, Trio De Novo

Christ Church Grosse Pointe Choir, Scott Hanoian

 

Britten: Rejoice in the Lamb

CCGP choir, Hanoian

 

Tchaikovsky: String Quartet No. 1, Op. 11

Calidore String Quartet

 

Intermission

 

Kuzmenko: Dreams

Trio De Novo, CCGP choir

Weir: I love all beauteous things (2016)

Tavener: The Lamb

Parry: Blest Pair of Sirens

CCGP choir, Hanoian


 

Tickets:  $40, Regular |  $10, 35 and Under

All tickets are $5 more at the door.

Tuesday, June
13

*St. Hugo of the Hills |  7:30 p.m.

Performance sponsored by Virginia and Michael Geheb


Prelude at 6:45 p.m. 

Smetana: String Quartet No. 2  

Friction Quartet

 


 

Artists: Alessio Bax, Eugene Drucker, Philip Setzer

Lawrence Dutton, Paul Watkins, Calidore String Quartet 

 

Beethoven: Sonata for Violin No. 9, Op. 47, “Kreutzer” 

Setzer, Bax 

 

Intermission 

 

Schubert: Trio in B-flat major, D. 471 

Drucker, Dutton, Watkins 

 

Janáček: String Quartet No. 1, “Kreutzer Sonata” 

Calidore String Quartet

 

Tickets:  $40, Regular |  $10, 35 and Under

All tickets are $5 more at the door.

Wednesday, June
14

Beyond the Notes: "Secret Song"

World Premiere

DIA's Detroit Film Theatre |  1 p.m.

Sponsored by Marianne and Alan Schwartz 

Hilan Warshaw's new documentary reveals the true story behind Alban Berg's Lyric Suite for string quartet. "Secret Song" not only tells a riveting story but explores one of the deepest mysteries of all: how great art is brought forth from the private life and soul of its creator. Join us for the film and a conversation with special guests Eugene Drucker of the Emerson String Quartet and Filmmaker Hilan Warshaw. 

 

 

 

Tickets:  $10, Regular | $8, DIA Members Click Here For Member Tickets

Wednesday, June
14

*Kirk in the Hills |  7:30 p.m.

Sponsored by Jill & Steven Stone and Janelle McCammon & Raymond Rosenfeld

Prelude at 6:45 p.m.

Haydn: String Quartet, Op. 74 No. 3, “Rider” 

Omer Quartet

 


 

Artists: Alessio Bax, Lucille Chung

 

Lutoslawski: Variations on a Theme of Paganini for two pianos 

Stravinsky: Petrushka for four hands 

Shostakovich: Concertino for two pianos, Op. 94 

Rachmaninoff: Suite No. 2, Op. 17 

Bax, Chung 
 

Tickets:  $40, Regular |  $10, 35 and Under

All tickets are $5 more at the door.

Wednesday, June
14

Capitol Theatre and Arts Center, Windsor  |  7:30 p.m.

Performance sponsored by The Morris & Beverly Baker Foundation

 

 

Artists: James Tocco, Calidore String Quartet 

 

Haydn: String Quartet Op. 64, No. 5, “Lark” 

Calidore String Quartet

 

Franck: Piano Quintet in F minor 

Calidore String Quartet, Tocco 

 

Tickets: Please call the Capitol Theatre and Arts Center in Windsor

at 1-519-973-1238 for tickets. 

Thursday, June
15

*St. Hugo of the Hills  |  7:30 p.m.

Performance sponsored by James Tocco in memory of James Olin


Prelude at 6:45 p.m.

Repertoire to be confirmed

Trio De Novo

 


 


Artists: Alessio Bax, James Tocco, Rachel Gottlieb Kalmowitz

Calidore String Quartet

 

C. Shaw: First Essay: Nimrod (2016)

Calidore String Quartet

 

Schubert: Lachen und Weinen, D. 777 (“Laughter and Weeping”)

Schubert: An die Musik, D. 547 (“To Music”)

Schumann: Die Lotusblume (“The Lotus Flower”)

Schumann: Widmung (“Dedication”)

Gottlieb Kalmowitz, Tocco


Schubert, arr. Liszt: Selections from Schwanengesang, D. 957

     Ständchen

     Der Atlas

     Ave Maria

Tocco

 

Intermission

 

Shostakovich: Piano Quintet in G minor, Op. 57

Calidore String Quartet, Bax

 

Tickets:  $40, Regular |  $10, 35 and Under

All tickets are $5 more at the door.

Friday, June
16

*Kirk in the Hills  |  10:45 a.m. 

"Music in the Round" 

Performance Sponsored by Beverly Baker

 

Artists: Eugene Drucker, Philip Setzer, Yoonshin Song

Lawrence Dutton, Paul Watkins, Friction Quartet

 

S. Shepherd: String Quartet No. 2 (2015)  

Friction Quartet

 

Bartók: Duos for Two Violins, Sz. 98

No. 16 Burlesque

No. 19 Fairy Tale

No. 38 Romanian Whirling Dance

No. 37 Prelude and Canon

No. 42 Arabian Dance

No. 43 Pizzicato

No. 28 Sadness

No. 44 Ardeliana

Setzer, Song

 

Intermission

 

Mozart: Divertimento in E-flat major, K. 563

Drucker, Dutton, Watkins


 

Tickets:  $40, Regular |  $10, 35 and Under

All tickets are $5 more at the door. 

Friday, June
16

*Prop Art Studio  |  8 p.m.

"Audio/Visual" 

Sponsored by Dede & Oscar Feldman


Artists: Paul Watkins, Friction Quartet, jessica Care moore, Peter Markus, The Detroit Youth Poetry Slam Team


Dmitri Shostakovich's String Quartet No. 11 is filtered through the creative imaginations of several local poets in one of Detroit's most unique creative spaces. Each movement will be used as inspiration for an original poem in an artistic dialogue that explores the powerful connection between music and words.

 

Tickets: $15

A ticket processing fee of $2 is applied to all orders by phone or online. All tickets are $7 more when purchased at the door, which includes the processing fee.

Friday, June
16

Kerrytown Concert House, Ann Arbor  |  8 p.m.


Artists: Alessio Bax, Eugene Drucker, Lawrence Dutton

Lauren Skuce Gross, Omer Quartet, Trio De Novo

 

Beethoven: Piano Trio in G major

(Variations on “Ich bin der Schneider Kakadu”), Op. 121a

Trio De Novo

 

Drucker: Madness and the Death of Ophelia

Omer Quartet, Skuce Gross

 

Intermission

 

Schumann: Märchenbilder (“Fairy Tale Pictures”)

For Viola and Piano, Op. 113

Dutton, Bax

 

Brahms: Violin Sonata No. 1 in G major, Op. 78

Drucker, Bax 

 

Tickets: Please call the Kerrytown Concert House at 734-769-2999

or visit their website for tickets. 

Friday, June
16

St. Patrick Catholic Church, Brighton  |  7:30 p.m.

 

Artists: James Tocco, Hun Lee

 

Bach: Italian Concerto, BWV 971

     I. Allegro

     II. Andante

     III. Presto

Tocco


Schubert: 3 Songs, transcribed for piano by Franz Liszt

     Ständchen (Serenade)

     Der Atlas (Atlas)

     Ave Maria

Tocco


Saint-Saëns: Etudes for the left hand from Op. 135

Scriabin: Prelude and Nocturne for the Left Hand, Op. 9 

Wild: Etude on George Gershwin’s “The Man I Love”

Lee

 

Gershwin: Rhapsody in Blue

Tocco


Tickets: Please call the venue for tickets. 

Saturday, June
17

Live on the DIA's Detroit Film Theatre Stage  |  8 p.m. 

World Premiere Special Edition Performance

Shostakovich and The Black Monk: A Russian Fantasy

"Shostakovich and The Black Monk: A Russian Fantasy" is presented in cooperation with Wayne State University and the Detroit Institute of Arts with support from the Maxine and Stuart Frankel Foundation. Support for activities at Wayne State University is provided by the Charles H. Gershenson Trust, Maurice S. Binkow, Trustee and the following Wayne State University programs and departments: Office of International ProgramsHonors CollegeCollege of Liberal Arts and SciencesCollege of Fine, Performing, and Communication ArtsOffice of the Vice President for Researchthe Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program (UROP), Global Studies Program and Humanities Center. The appearance of the Emerson String Quartet is supported by Linda and Maurice Binkow.”


Prelude at 7 p.m. featuring a conversation with creators Philip Setzer and James Glossman


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Tickets:  $40, Reserved | $20, General |  $10, 35 and Under

A ticket processing fee of $2 is applied to all orders by phone or online. All tickets are $7 more when purchased at the door, which includes the processing fee.

Sunday, June
18

Free Community Performance

Detroit Institute of Arts  |  1 & 3 p.m.

Performance sponsored by Raymond James

 

1 p.m.


Artists: Alessio Bax, Philip Setzer, Paul Watkins

David Buck, Lauren Skuce Gross

 

Ravel: Chansons madécasses

Buck, Watkins, Bax, Skuce Gross

 

Debussy: Syrinx

Buck

 

Ravel: Sonata for Violin and Cello

Setzer, Watkins



3 p.m.


Artists: Hun Lee, James Tocco, Philip Setzer

Paul Watkins, Lauren Skuce Gross

 

Scriabin: Prelude and Nocturne for the Left Hand, Op. 9

Hun Lee

 

Earl Wild: Etude on Gershwin’s “The Man I Love”

Hun Lee

 

Bernstein: Excerpts from “Bridal Suite” for 2 pianos  

     Prelude

     Interlude

     Waltz

     Cha-cha-cha

     Hora 

Tocco, Hun Lee

 

Shostakovich: Seven Romances on Poems by Alexander Blok (Op. 127)

Skuce Gross, Setzer, Watkins, Tocco

 

 

Tickets:  Free with Museum Admission. Contact the DIA at 313-833-4005 for more information.

Monday, June
19

Beyond the Notes: Music Meets Mindfulness

Kirk in the Hills |  7 p.m.


Join us for a one-hour yoga class for every body accompanied by live music.

 

Tickets:  $10, Regular

Tuesday, June
20

*Temple Beth El  |  7:30 p.m.

Performance sponsored in memory of Ralle Rothman

 

Prelude at 6:45 p.m.

Schumann: String Quartet No. 1, Op. 41

Omer Quartet

 


 


Artists: Ran Dank, James Tocco, Philip Setzer, Tien-Hsin Cindy Wu

Clive Greensmith, Wei Yu

 

Sean Shepherd: Dust (2008)

Wu, Dank

 

Beethoven: Piano Trio in D major, Op. 70, No. 1, “Ghost”  

Dank, Setzer, Greensmith

 

Intermission

 

Brahms: Piano Quartet in G minor, Op. 25

Tocco, Setzer, Wu, Yu


Tickets:  $40, Regular | $10, 35 and Under

A ticket processing fee of $2 is applied to all orders by phone or online. All tickets are $7 more when purchased at the door, which includes the processing fee.

Wednesday, June
21

*Temple Beth El |  7:30 p.m.

 

Prelude at 6:45 p.m.

Mozart: String Quartet in D major, K. 575

Friction Quartet

 


 


Artists: Ran Dank, Leila Josefowicz, Philip Setzer, Tien-Hsin Cindy Wu

Clive Greensmith, Paul Watkins, Wei Yu, Omer Quartet

 

Popper: Requiem, Op. 66

Yu, Greensmith, Watkins, Dank

 

P. Goldstein: Quintet for Cello and String Quartet, “Anthem

Greensmith, Omer

 

Intermission


Schubert: String Quintet in C major, D. 956, Op. 163  

Setzer, Josefowicz, Wu, Greensmith, Watkins


Tickets:  $40, Regular | $10, 35 and Under

A ticket processing fee of $2 is applied to all orders by phone or online. All tickets are $7 more when purchased at the door, which includes the processing fee.

Thursday, June
22

*Kirk in the Hills  |  7:30 p.m.

Shouse Showcase

Performance sponsored by the Iglehearts

 

Prelude at 6:45 p.m. 

Mozart: Piano Trio in B-flat major, K. 502

Trio De Novo



 

Artists: James Van Valkenburg, Friction Quartet

Omer Quartet, Trio De Novo

 

Will Healy: Commissioned work (WORLD PREMIERE)

Friction Quartet

 

Fauré: Piano Quartet No. 1 in C minor, Op. 15

Trio De Novo, Van Valkenburg


Intermission

 

Beethoven: String Quartet in A minor, Op. 132

Omer Quartet 

 

Tickets:  $40 Regular |  $10 (under 25)

A ticket processing fee of $2 is applied to all orders by phone or online. All tickets are $7 more when purchased at the door, which includes the processing fee.

Friday, June
23

Free Community Performance

Detroit Institute of Arts  |  7 & 8:30 p.m.

 

7:00 p.m.


Artists: Hsin-Chiao Liao, Elizabeth O’Neil, Omer Quartet 

 

Sean Shepherd: Preludes for solo piano 

Hsin-Chiao Liao 

 

Mozart: Oboe Quartet in F major, K. 370 

Omer Quartet, O’Neil

 

Sean Shepherd: Quartet for Oboe and Strings

Omer Quartet, O’Neil



8:30 p.m.

 

Artists: Trio De Novo

 

Sean Shepherd: Trio (2012) 

 

Ravel: Trio for piano, violin and cello 


Tickets:  This performance is part of the DIA's Friday Night Live! series. Tickets are free with museum admission.
Friday, June
23

Kerrytown Concert House, Ann Arbor  |  8 p.m.

 

Artists: Ran Dank, Tien-Hsin Cindy Wu, Clive Greensmith, Friction Quartet

 

Beethoven: Variations in E-flat major on “Bei Männern, welche Liebe fühlen” from Mozart’s “The Magic Flute” WoO46

Greensmith, Dank

 

Will Healy: Commissioned Work

Friction Quartet

 

Sean Shepherd: Dust (2008)

Wu, Dank

 

Intermission

 

Schumann: Piano Quintet in E-flat major, Op. 44

Dank, Friction Quartet


Tickets: Please contact Kerrytown Concert House at 734-769-2999

or visit their website for more information. 

 

 

Saturday, June
24

*CLOSING NIGHT

Seligman Performing Arts Center  |  8 p.m.

Performance sponsored by Plante Moran 


Prelude at 7:15 p.m.

In Conversation: Paul Watkins and Leila Josefowicz

 


 


Artists: Ran Dank, Leila Josefowicz, Philip Setzer, Eric Nowlin

Tien-Hsin Cindy Wu, Clive Greensmith, Paul Watkins

Detroit Chamber Winds & Strings artists

 

Janáček: Mládí (Youth)

Detroit Chamber Winds & Strings

 

Mozart: Quintet in E-flat major for Piano and Winds, K. 452

Dank, Detroit Chamber Winds & Strings

 

Intermission

 

Beethoven: Variations in E-flat major on “Bei Männern, welche Liebe fühlen” from Mozart’s “The Magic Flute” WoO46

Greensmith, Dank

 

Schoenberg: Verklärte Nacht (Transfigured Night), Op. 4

Josefowicz, Setzer, Wu, Nowlin, Watkins, Greensmith


Tickets:  $70, Reserved | $40, General |  $10, 35 and Under

A ticket processing fee of $2 is applied to all orders by phone or online. All tickets are $7 more when purchased at the door, which includes the processing fee.

Sunday, June
25

Kerrytown Concert House, Ann Arbor  |  2 p.m.

 

Artists: Ran Dank, Tien-Hsin Cindy Wu, James Van Valkenburg

Omer Quartet, Trio De Novo

 

Stravinsky: Divertimento for violin and piano from Le baiser de la fée

Wu, Dank

 

Debussy: String Quartet in G minor, Op. 10

Omer Quartet

 

Intermission

 

Fauré: Piano Quartet No. 1, in C minor, Op. 15

Trio De Novo, Van Valkenburg


Tickets: Please contact Kerrytown Concert House at 734-769-2999

or visit their website for more information.