Special Structurally Sound Concert at Pewabic

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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.

DCWS flutist Amanda Blaikie and flutist Andrew Lee perform in the Pewabic galleriesAmanda Blaikie and her student, Andrew Lee perform in the Pewabic gallery. 

DCWS flutist Amanda Blaikie performs in the Pewabic museum with a camera man capturing the performance.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.

Left to right: Flutist Amanda Blaikie, flutist Andrew Lee, and bassoonist Jaquain SloanFlutist 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. 

Pewabic's execitive director Steve McBrideSteve 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.

The Detroit Chamber Winds & Strings hosted its first concert in 1981 – the same year the nonprofit Pewabic Society, Inc. came together to carry on the legacy of Pewabic Pottery. Now, both of our organizations are collaborating on this unique concert experience.
Jaquain Sloan introducing the solo bassoon number for this concert.
Jaquain Sloan introducing the solo bassoon number for this concert.
Please join us online on Friday, September 17 at 7pm EDT for this Structurally Sound virtual. As a thank you for your unwavering support during this tumultuous year, this virtual experience is free for all to enjoy. You can save your virtual seat by registering on the event page.
A special thank you to Mary Brevard and Beverly & Barry Williams who sponsored this concert. 
Structurally Sound is supported in part by an award from the National Endowment for the Arts.

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  • That is so wonderful! I will share on my community page, Detroit Community Newsletter, www.facebook.com/PrecinctDelegate2.

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