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Concerts begin at 7:30 pm and are held at the HVCA Art Center
205 W. Livingston Road, Highland

January 28 Naki Sung Kripfgans piano & flute
February 25  Tracy Kash WindSong Quintet
March 25 Suzanne Grogan - Vocal 
April 22  Naomi Yamaguchi Ė Piano Prodigy



Season Tickets are available now thru January 28, 2017

HVCA Members $50. General Public  $55.
Individual Concert Tickets $15. Each  -  Student Tickets $5.

Tickets can be purchased in person at the following locations:

HVCA Ė Wednesday, Thursday, Friday 10-4, Saturday 11-4
205 West Livingston Rd., Highland MI 48357

Main Street Art in Downtown Milford
432 N. Main Street Milford MI 48381
                   
Call 248-889-8660 for more information






Series - All 4 shows
 

January 2017

 
 
January 28 Naki Sung Kripfgans Piano & Flute

About the perfomance:

Birdsí Song in Michigan Winter, performed by flutist Melissa-Kay Grey, MM and pianist Naki Kripfgans DMA, is a luminous collection of music exploring a selection of birds and their characteristics from the Americas to Indonesia. Pieces include the notorious blackbird (Messiaenís Le Merle Noir), shimmering nightingale (Poppís Nightingale Serenade) and brilliant birds of paradise (Shalumit Ranís Birds of Paradise). In addition to these bird-like selections the duo will be performing colorful pieces including Barcarole and Scherzo by Alfredo Casella.

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February 2017

 
 

February 25  Tracy Kash & The Wind Song Quintet

About the performers: 

Tracy Kash, Flute - Tracy Kash received her Bachelor of Music from Univ. of North Texas and Master of Music from Boston Conservatory. In addition to serving as flautist for WindSong, she is an award-winning vocalist, composer/songwriter, pianist, and arranger. Other projects include writing/performing with the Nighthawks Jazz Orchestra and Pebble Creek Chamber Orchestra as well as solo projects. In 2009, she received a Detroit Music Award for Outstanding Jazz Vocalist and and her 2010 CD release comprised of her original material, Sound Truth was selected by the Detroit MetroTimes as one of the top 10 of 2010. Tracy is currently co-writing a musical, Crime and Sweets, with award-winning Detroit poet, Diane DeCillis.

Kim Pollack, Oboe - Kim Pollack holds a bachelor of music from Wayne State University where she studied oboe performance with Brian Ventura of the Detroit Symphony Orchestra. She currently performs with Spectrum Orchestra, Birmingham Concert band and several other organizations throughout Metro-Detroit.

Don Marriott, Clarinet - Inspired by his late, older brother Phil, Don started on clarinet and saxophone in the early 60ís in high school, and has carried on the tradition with his children and grandchildren. Don has performed with military bands, Midland Symphony

Orchestra, Chemical City Band, Warren Community Band, Life Sciences Orchestra and others. He is currently performing with the Royal Oak Concert Band, Lapeer Symphony and in his third season with the Orchard Lake Philharmonic on bass and soprano clarinet.

Dave Dodge, French Horn - Dave is a software engineer by day and an avid horn player by night. Dave re-started his horn playing in late 2011 after a 'brief' 22 year hiatus. He also plays in Farmington Community Band, is principle horn in Orchard Lake Philharmonic, and plays in several small ensembles such as Horns of the Hills, Pebble Creek Chamber Orchestra and PCCO Brass. He lives in Wixom with his wife Lisa.

Mark Berger, Bassoon - Mark is one of the first call woodwind specialists in the area. In addition to the bassoon he plays the clarinet, flutes and saxophone, playing professionally in the Detroit area for over 30 years, performing frequently as a member of The Fox Theater Orchestra, The Detroit Symphony Orchestra and can be seen frequently in the orchestras at DTE, Meadowbrook, and Fisher Theaters. He has performed with some of the most respected names in the music industry including: Dizzy Gillespie, B.B. King, Cab Calloway, Doc Severinson, Deep Purple, Boz Scaggs and Lynard Skynard. Recording credits include The Four Tops, The Temptations, Aretha Franklin, Neil McCoy, R. Kelly and The Crystal Method.


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March 2017

 
 
March 25 Suzanne Grogan - Vocal 

About the performer:

Praised as having a 'resonant and bodied sound', Suzanne Grogan is an emerging young soprano quickly making her mark in the operatic world. As Rosalinda in New England Conservatory's Die Fledermaus, she 'delivered impeccable solos and perfectly ennunicated speaking parts'. -The Boston Music Intelligencer. The Boston Arts Examiner claimed she had 'the perfect balance of poised and indignant... and her powerful tone, which rang vibrantly through the part's wide range, drenched the double-edged lyrics in irony.Ē

This season, she will be joining Shreveport Opera where she will be the Soprano in Residence for the 2015-16 season. This past October, she performed the role of Frasquita and covered MicaŽla in Bizet's Carmen. In February, she will be performing the role of Josephine in HMS Pinafore, and in April she will be performing the role of Kitty Hart in Dead Man Walking.

Ms. Grogan is well known for her concert work, as well as on the operatic stage. This past winter, Ms. Grogan performed the Soprano Solo in Hšndel's Messiah in Columbus, Ohio and in Shreveport, Louisiana. This past Novermber, she performed the Soprano Solo in Mozart's Credo Mass in C Major with the Shreveport Symphony Orchestra. In 2014, Ms. Grogan performed the Soprano Solo in Beethovenís 9th symphony with the New England Philharmonia in Bostonís Jordan Hall under the baton of Hugh Wolff. Ms. Grogan has performed in contest winner concerts with both the Pontiac Oakland Symphony and the Vermont Philharmonic

In 2014, Ms. Grogan was a winner of the Michigan District "Encouragement Award" for the Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions, and was a Finalist in the MetroWest Opera Young Artist competition. Ms. Grogan received her Master's of Music from New England Conservatory under the renowned voice teacher Patricia Misslin. While at New England Conservatory, Ms. Grogan performed the roles of Rosalinda (Die Fledermaus) and Suzel (L'Amico Fritz). She received her Bachelor of Music from Oakland University under the instruction of Edie Diggory, where she won the David Danielís Young Artist Concerto Competition, was a recipient of the Hollingsworth Fund, and received the Vocal Performance MaTilDa Award for Outstanding Undergraduate in Voice. In 2012, she performed the role of Despina in Mozartís Cosi fan tutte under the baton of Steven Byess. In 2011, she attended the Bel Canto Institute in Florence, Italy where she was awarded both the Performance Award and the Orchestral award. Through these awards, she was granted a month of private coachings with Jane Klaviter (Bel Canto Institute founder; Metropolitan Opera prompter and Assistant Conductor) to prepare her for her featured recitals throughout New York and a concert with the Vermont Philharmonic under the baton of Lou Kosmo. Ms. Grogan has worked with artists including Stephen Lord, Marilyn Horne, William Burden, Jane Eaglen, Jerome Shannon, Nadine Washington, Joshua Major, Robert Morrison, Eva-Hess Thaysen, Michael Strauss, Damien Francoeur-Kryznek, John Paul White among many others.


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April 2017

 
 

April 22  Naomi Yamaguchi Ė Piano Prodigy

About the performer:

Naomi Yamaguchi is 12 years old and is a seventh grader at West Middle School in Rochester Hills, Michigan. She began her piano studies at the age of four.

In 2011 at the age of seven, she made her Carnegie Hall debut, playing twice in one week. She made her orchestral debut playing Mozart Piano Concerto K488 in A Major at the age of nine with the Orchard Lake Philharmonic Society. Naomi has performed at the Consulate of Japan in a Hinamatsuri event, Young Artist World Piano Festival in Minnesota with the Festival Orchestra featuring members of Minnesota Orchestra and Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra, Music for Cure charity event, Port Huron Musicale, Detroit Pro Musica Luncheon concert. She has been invited to perform at Detroit Institute of Arts "Friday Night Live!" event every May since 2014.

Naomi was featured at the Rising Star of Tomorrow Concert at Music Fest Perugia and also performed Mozart's Concerto K491 in C minor with Festival Orchestra in Perugia, Italy in 2016.

Naomi received the Doreen Wessell Taylor Piano Award from Tuesday Musicale of Detroit and Betty Brewster Scholarship from Cranbrook Music Guild after her successful benefit solo concert in November, 2015. Also, she has been selected annually since 2013 as the youngest winner of the James Tatum Foundationís Millennium Prodigy Scholars which features performances, including an appearance at Detroit Symphony's Orchestra Hall each year.

Naomi has played in Master Classes with Boris Berman, Joseph Kalichstein, Marina Lomazov, John O'Conor, Matti Raekallio, Nelita True, and Oxana Yablonskaya.

Naomi loves sharing her talent with the community. She has given personal concerts in many retirement homes across the Michigan and Ohio area and was recognized by City of Rochester Hills for her volunteer work and the inspiration and joy she has brought to people through her piano performances.


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