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October 26 2018 – The Lyrical Cello September 22, 2018

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Midland, MI –The Grove Music Festival presents The Lyrical Cello at 7:30 p.m. Friday, October 26, 2018 at Chapel Lane Presbyterian Church, 5501 Jefferson Ave.  Featured artists will be Madeline Fayette, cello and Mika Sasaki, piano.  They will be presenting the works of Janacek, Chopin, Beethoven and Poulenc. Tickets are available at the door for $10 (adults) and $5 (students).

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Cellist Madeline Fayette, praised for her “charisma…lovely tone and phrasing,” is part of a new generation of artist-teachers creating audiences through inventive community engagement and compelling performance. Receiving both a Bachelor and Master of Music from the Juilliard School, she has performed in some of New York City’s most prestigious venues, including Lincoln Center, where she made her solo debut with the Juilliard Pre-College Symphony at age fourteen, Carnegie Hall, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, Roulette and on the New York Public Library for the Performing Arts’ annual series. Pianist Mika Sasaki is a sought-after recitalist, chamber musician, and educator based in New York City. During the 2016-2018 seasons, she performed regularly at Carnegie Hall and the Juilliard School and her solo debut album, Obsidian: Mika Sasaki plays Clara Schumann, released on Yarlung Records in 2016, was highly acclaimed.  She holds degrees from the Peabody Conservatory and the Juilliard School.


Ms. Fayette will conduct a master-class for Midland Public School string students on Friday morning, October 26.


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.