NEXT UP: June 25
The Cass Saxophone Quartet
The Cass Saxophone Quartet is comprised of four metro Detroit band directors who needed a place to play and who love playing together. Soprano saxophonist Alan teaches in Bloomfield Hills and lives with his wife Michelle and two sons in Berkley. Alto saxophonist Matt teaches in Rochester and lives in Sterling Heights with his wife Melissa and two children in Sterling Heights. Tenor saxophonist Eric teaches in Lake Orion and lives with husband Brian in Bloomfield Hills. Baritone saxophonist Tim is now a school counselor in Berkley and lives with his wife Kelsey in Royal Oak. All four members also perform with the Southeastern Michigan Wind Ensemble, a group of local area music teachers. Alan and Matt also perform with the Klezmer band Klezundheit. Eric also performs sax, clarinet and flute in local musical theatre productions.
They have performed at the Huron Valley Council of the Arts, Milford Farmer’s Market, Berkley High School, Lake Orion Community Schools, and various wedding, funeral and party events. Our program will consist of an eclectic selection of standard saxophone quartet repertoire, classical music, pop and jazz.
Friday, May 28
Young Nashville artist opens 2021 Friday Night Live concert series
Lisa Mary, a 23-year-old award-winning singer, songwriter and Nashville recording artist who’s been turning heads in the country music world, will open the Friday Night Live Music Series in Center Street Park on Main Street in downtown Milford from 7-9 p.m. May 28.
Noted for her powerful voice, honest music and her electric stage performance, the country singer was 16 when she put out “Shades of Blue”; she earned an award for the single “Tie Her Down,” which she accepted at the Rose Bowl in Pasadena, CA.
Since then, she’s toured the nation, opening for major country artists including Toby Keith, Chris Young, LOCASH, Uncle Kracker, Eric Paslay, Love & Theft, Drew Baldridge, Jackie Lee, Jason Michael Carroll, and more.
The series features three other performances, all of which take place on Fridays from 7-9 p.m. The Cass Saxophone Quartet plays June 25. Friday Night Live welcomes back The Bugs Beddow Band July 30. Tentatively, Pam Jaslove also returns to the stage with “Jazz in the D” August 27.
Milford Downtown Development Authority and Huron Valley Council for the Arts jointly present the popular Friday Night Live Concert Series; the concert will take place rain or shine. In the event of inclement weather, the concert will move into the nearby Milford Presbyterian Church. Based in western Oakland County, Huron Valley Council for the Arts is committed to working with and supporting activities of established and aspiring visual and performing artists and organizations located in and around western Oakland County.