Here is what you missed last week when Velda Kelly and Nadine Deleury filled the Wallace Ballroom with some amazing violin and cello pieces. CLICK HERE
Be sure to sign up for this week’s concert, a holiday blast with two amazing flutists!
Bask in the beautiful sounds of the season and enjoy this rare opportunity to see internationally renowned artists up close and personal in an intimate setting!
Enjoy a dessert reception and cash bar. Reserve early as seating is limited and tickets are first come, first serve. Registration opens at 6:30PM. All concerts will begin at 7:00 PM.
Tickets are $25 per person or $60 for the entire series.
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Thursday, December 6
Velda Kelly & Nadine Deleury
Violinist Velda Kelly has been teaching and performing in metropolitan Detroit since 1983. As the recipient of a Music Assistance Fund fellowship, Ms. Kelly played with the Detroit Symphony Orchestra for three seasons. She holds music degrees from Boston University and the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music where her violin teachers included Henry Meyer, Joseph Silverstein and Denes Zsigmondy. Ms. Kelly is a member of the Michigan Opera Theatre Orchestra and also has an active chamber music career. She and MOT principal cellist Nadine Deleury co-founded are are the artistic directors of Chamber Music at the Scarab Club. Velda regularly performs as an extra musician with the Detroit Symphony Orchestra, has a large class of private violin students and is on the faculty of Madonna University.
Nadine Deleury, cellist, was born in Arras, France. She studied at the Paris Conservatory with Andre Navarra. At the invitation of Yale University professor Aldo Parisot, she came to the United States in 1979 and received her Master of Music degree in performance. She moved to Detroit and became the principal cellist of the Michigan Opera Theatre orchestra in 1985. She is an avid advocate of French music and has made several recordings: the Paul Paray Sonate, the Louis Vierne Sonate, the Henri Dallier Trio with Velda Kelly, the chamber music or Ignatz Waghalter, Jaques de la Presle and Pierre de Breville and recently the cello works of Fernand de la Tombelle. Nadine is co-artistic director of Chamber Music at the Scarab Club.
Thursday, December 13
Jeffery Zook & Sharon Sparrow
Jeffery Zook has been a member of the Detroit Symphony Orchestra flute section since 1992. His formal musical studies began at the Interlochen Arts Academy and continued at the University of Michigan. With additional studies in England, Mr. Zook attended the Royal Northern College of Music in Manchester and received the coveted Recitalists’ Diploma from the Royal Academy of Music in London. His teachers have included William Bennett, Trevor Wye, Judith Bentley, Jacqueline Hofto, and former DSO piccoloist Clement Barone. Jeffery Zook plays a 14K Haynes flute and the Burkart Piccolo.
Beginning with the 2014 season, Sharon Sparrow was appointed and tenured by Leonard Slatkin as Assistant Principal Flutist with the Detroit Symphony Orchestra. For the DSO, she has won the national audition and played the positions of Second Flute and Principal Flute, and can be heard and viewed as Principal Flutist on all webcasts and recordings in the 2008-09, and 2011-12 seasons. Sharon is an active orchestral, solo and chamber musician in Michigan and the United States. In addition to her positions in Detroit, she has also performed with the Chicago Symphony, Pittsburgh Symphony, Baltimore Symphony, Seattle Opera Orchestra, Memphis Symphony, Fort Wayne Philharmonic and Hong Kong Philharmonic.
Wednesday, December 19
Jacqueline Hanson, Melody Wootton, Andrew Wu & Andrea Yun
Jacqueline Hanson, viola, graduated from the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music with a Master of Music degree in viola performance and additional studies in string pedagogy with Mimi Zweig. She completed her Bachelor of Music in performance at the University of Michigan School of Music, Theatre, & Dance. Jacqueline has performed with the Columbus Indiana Philharmonic, the Tanglewood Music Center Orchestra (Lenox, MA), and the National Repertory Orchestra (Breckenridge, CO). She also attended the International Music Academy-Pilsen; (Czech Republic) and the ENCORE School for Strings (OH). She currently plays as a member of the Ann Arbor and Flint Symphonies, frequently performing with the Toledo Symphony, as well. Jacqueline is an adjunct instructor of violin and viola at Hillsdale College and teaches privately in Ann Arbor, MI.
Melody Wootton, violin, is a frequent performer in the Detroit metropolitan area playing as a substitute violinist with the Detroit Symphony Orchestra since 1994, the Michigan Opera Theater Orchestra, and many of the Broadway shows that appear in Detroit. Melody also performs as soloist for Detroit area churches and takes part in many chamber music concerts with the Baldwin Ensemble, and the Fishwick-Levine-Wootton Piano Trio. Melody received degrees from the Cleveland Institute of Music and the University of Michigan. Her principal teachers include Andreas Cardenes, Donald Weilerstein, and Paul Kantor.
Andrew Wu, violin, performs with many different orchestral and chamber music ensembles throughout the Detroit metropolitan area. Andrew has been a member of the Michigan Opera Theatre Orchestra since 2004 and more recently held the titled position of Acting Assistant Concertmaster 2013-2016. He also, performs as a substitute musician with the Detroit Symphony Orchestra, performs regularly on the Chamber Music at the Scarab Club Series, and has performed on the Nightnotes Concert Series for the Detroit Chamber Music Winds and Strings. As a founding member of the Fleur de Lys Chamber Ensemble (recently re-named Baldwin Ensemble), he has appeared on Stephen Gottlieb’s MusicFest at the Jewish Community Center, the Salon Concert Series at Christ Church Cranbrook, Sunday Afternoon with the Arts in Rochester, 100 Years of Music for the Windsor Community Museum, the Performing Arts Series in Farmington, and the Grosse Pointe War Memorial chamber series to list a few. Andrew has also presented educational and community outreach programs for the Detroit Art House, Henry Ford West Bloomfield Hospital, the Quality of Life Team at Fox Run Novi, and the Public Libraries of Birmingham, Southfield, Rochester and Macomb. The Baldwin Ensemble’s Music Explorers Society is of particular interest for audiences blending performance with history and music appreciation. Andrew has also recently been engaged as Concertmaster for Orchestra Sono, a new orchestra which will serve the Birmingham Bloomfield communities.
Andrea Yun, cello, teaches Suzuki pedagogy at the University of Michigan and is a member of the Michigan Opera Theatre and the Ann Arbor Symphony Orchestra. Former teaching positions include: Assistant Professor of Cello, University of Texas at San Antonio; Adjunct Assistant Professor of Cello, Bowling Green State University (OH); Orchestra director, Pioneer High School (MI) and Okemos Chippewa Middle School (MI). Andrea received a dual bachelor’s degree in music education and mathematics and a master’s in cello performance at Indiana University. She holds a doctorate in cello performance from the University of Michigan. Andrea is a teacher trainer through the Suzuki Association of the Americas.
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