Special Structurally Sound Concert at Pewabic
We are honored and thrilled to announce that Detroit Chamber Winds & Strings will begin their 2021-22 season with a virtual Structurally Sound concert filmed right here at the pottery!
A few weeks ago, the gallery and museum space on the pottery's second floor overflowed with microphones, video cameras and hundreds of feet of cable to capture this performance for all of you to enjoy from the comfort of your homes. In place of a physical audience, our ceramic creations became the audience for three talented musicians.
Amanda Blaikie and her student, Andrew Lee perform in the Pewabic gallery.
Amanda Blaikie performing a piece in the Pewabic museum.
DCWS flutist Amanda Blaikie put together a custom selection of music which represents the music of the day from key dates in our 118 year history. Blaikie will be performing the concert alongside bassoonist Jaquain Sloan with special appearances by her student flutist Andrew Lee.
Flutist Amanda Blaikie, flutist Andrew Lee, and bassoonist Jaquain Sloan
This 90-minute event includes a 40-minute, pre-recorded performance, a 20-minute tour of Pewabic led by our Executive Director Steve McBride, and a live, 30-minute question and answer session with the artists and Steve immediately following the performance. Please register on the event page to receive the live stream link. Event registrants will be entered to win a special Pewabic piece which inspired one of the songs chosen for the concert.
Steve McBride, Pewabic's executive director.
The concert features nine pieces, from composers like Johann Strauss, Scott Joplin and Heitor Villa-Lobos, who is considered one of the foremost Latin American composers of the 20th century.
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