Kick off your family Christmas celebration at the Music House Museum on Friday, Nov. 24th with a very special Christmas Concert/Sing-a-long of your favorite Christmas music with organist Dave Calendine leading
the fun on the ‘Mighty’ Wurlitzer theater organ. The museum will be decked out in its holiday splendor and attendees will also be treated to delicious holiday fare to sweeten the evening. What better way to begin the holidays with your family than to enjoy the beautiful sounds of the season and sing along with your favorites! You also can take a break from your Thanksgiving leftovers with some wonderful holiday desserts. Relax after the Black Friday shopping frenzy or get some extra shopping in at the Music House’s gift shop for your music loving family and friends.
Dave Calendine is an amazingly talented organist and pianist and a great entertainer. Dave has been playing the theater organ professionally since the age of 16 having, performed on several theatre organs around Ohio, the US and overseas. Now a resident of the Detroit area, Dave serves as a live organist for The Detroit Red Wings, is a staff organist at The Fox Theater, performs at The Redford Theater and at his church as well as concerts at the Sanfillipo Foundation in Illinois, and at the national Music Box Society International conventions.
The fun will begin at 7 PM. Tickets for the event are $10 for adults and $5 for students.
Buy Tickets Online Join us for Silents with a Side of Christmas, a family holiday treat with silent shorts featuring Laurel and Hardy as well as some Christmas Classics fun! All of this will be presented and accompanied by Red Wings Organist, Dave Calendine!
Dave Calendine is an amazingly talented organist and pianist and a great entertainer. As a young organ student, Dave visited the Akron Civic Theater, where organist Lyn Larsen performed on The Mighty Wurlitzer Organ. Dave was wowed by this incredible pipe organ. By l6, his skills were so impressive that he was offered a job playing the Wurlitzer at the theater. He played there for three years and eventually went on to perform on several theatre organs around Ohio, the US and overseas. Now a resident of the Detroit area, Dave is a staff organist at The Fox Theater, has served as the live organist for The Detroit Red Wings for numerous seasons, performs at The Redford Theater and at his church as well as concerts at the Sanfillipo Foundation in Illinois, and at the national Music Box Society International conventions. Dave is a frequent performer for our silent film series at the Music House Museum on the Mighty Wurlitzer organ, which made its way “up north”.
The Music House is thrilled to feature harpist Marta Power Luce in concert on Dec. 29th at 7 pm. Marta is a world renowned harpist who currently resides in Paris France where she studied and now teaches. She is originally from Traverse City and the museum is excited to feature this gifted hometown ‘girl’! Her concert will also feature accompaniment by former students.
Luce earned her Diplôme Supérieur de Concertiste from the Ecole Normale de Musique de Paris, where she studied with Isabelle Perrin from 2001 to 2008. In addition to this degree in harp performance, she also earned two Brevet diplomas, one in Music History (2004), and one in Analysis (2006), and completed a Licence de Musicologie at the Sorbonne University of Paris in 2006. She has been awarded prizes in several international harp competitions, such as the 4th International Felix Godefroid Harp Competition in Belgium, the Camac Harp Competition of the North London Festival of Music and Drama, and the Salvi “Le Parnasse” competition in Paris.
As a member of the Atlantic Harp Duo, which she founded in 2006 with harpist Elizabeth Jaxon, Marta Power Luce performs regularly throughout the world. The Atlantic Harp Duo is increasingly sought after by international music festivals, such as the 3rd International Harp Festival in Katowice, Poland (2010), the Rio Harp Festival in Brazil (2012-2014), the Dutch Harp Festival in the Netherlands (2012, 2014), the Gargilesse Summer Harp Festival in France (2013), the Camac Harp Festivals in Sweden and France (2014), and the World Harp Congress in Australia (2014). In parallel to their performing career, the Atlantic Harp Duo helps to expand harp repertoire by authoring a growing number of transcriptions and arrangements for two harps. In addition to arranging, the duo has commissioned and collaborated on the creation of many original works for two harps by composers such as: Caroline Lizotte, Damien Luce, Stéphane Delplace, Roger Petersen, and Franck Villard. The duo’s discography includes: A Journey with Chopin & Sand (2010) and Rhythms of Spain (2014).
Marta Power Luce currently works and teaches in Paris, France. As a chamber musician, she is involved in many Parisian orchestras and ensembles, particularly the Duo Volubilis which she founded in 2010 with clarinetist Stéphane Edouard. This surprisingly velvety combination of instruments lends itself perfectly to an eclectic repertoire of world music, classical favorites, and jazz-inspired sounds. Happy to explore outside the realm of the classical musician, Marta Power Luce has also participated in several original theater productions, such as La Fontaine, ou les animaux pestiférés (Théâtre de Nesle, 2009) and Cyrano de Bergerac, version clownesque (Théâtre des Variétés, 2013-2014).
After nearly ten years on the faculty of the Académie Inter-Musicale de Paris, she now dedicates her teaching to her private studio of students of all ages and levels. She is regularly invited to participate in harp juries and she shares her experience as a chamber musician with students through masterclasses, the most recent of which was at the Frederic Chopin University of Music in Warsaw, Poland (2014).