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April 8th, 2018 – Classics for a Sunday Afternoon January 20, 2018

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The Grove Music Festival presents “Classics for a Sunday Afternoon” at 3:00 p.m. Sunday, April 8, 2018 at Chapel Lane Presbyterian Church, 5501 Jefferson Ave.  Featured artists will be Ralph Skiano, clarinet, Wei Yu, cello and Pauline Martin, piano, of the Chamber Soloists of Detroit. Tickets are available at the door for $10.

Grove Music Festival regular, Pauline Martin, will be joined by Ralph Skiano and Wei Yu in a program featuring Beethoven, Saint-Saens, Bruch and Brahms.

Known for his beautiful sound and expressive playing, Ralph Skiano was appointed principal clarinetist of the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra in 2017 after having served in the same position in the Detroit Symphony, the Richmond Symphony and the Des Moines Metro Opera.  Ralph has been involved in numerous music festivals and has served on the music faculty at James Madison University and the College of William and Mary. Wei Yu was appointed principal cellist of the Detroit Symphony Orchestra in 2014, after filling a section position with the New York Philharmonic for seven seasons.  An avid chamber musician, Wei has been invited to the Marlboro and Ravinia music festivals, and has recently collaborated with violinists Midori and Pinchas Zukerman, and members of the Guarneri and Juilliard Quartets.  Canadian born pianist, Pauline Martin, continues to earn world-class recognition for solo and chamber music performances, recordings and national broadcasts in the United States, Canada and Europe.

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March 24th, 2018 – Ed Carney Memorial Jazz Concert featuring the Dwight Adams Quartet January 6, 2018

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Look out Midland because Dwight Adams is coming to town! Join us on Saturday, March 24th as Dwight brings his quartet to Chapel Lane for a night of exciting jazz. Dwight is one of the top jazz trumpet players in Michigan, regularly touring with Stevie Wonder and his band-mates are all top notch players. The concert will begin at 7:30 pm on Saturday, March 24th at Chapel Lane Presbyterian Church, 5501 Jefferson Ave. Tickets are $10 at the door.

The night before, Dwight will be joining local high schools for a Jazz Invitational at Dow High School to share his knowledge and love of jazz. The invitational will be followed by a brief concert at 7pm at Dow High.

Mr. Adams, a native of Detroit, is highly regarded as one of the greatest jazz trumpeters alive. Dwight’s powerful and dynamic creative energy overflows displaying his mastery of the trumpet and jazz improvisation at the highest level. Dwight brings with him to Midland, his stellar quartet consisting of pianist Rick Roe, string bassist Paul Keller and drummer Kayvon Gordon.
Dwight Adams currently tours the world with pop music super-star Stevie Wonder. Dwight has recorded with Marcus Belgrave, James Carter and Rodney Whitaker. Mr. Adams has served as jazz trumpeter instructor at Michigan State University and Ohio State University. He performs regularly as star soloist with the Columbus Jazz Orchestra.