Kick off your family Christmas celebration at the Music House Museum on Friday, Nov. 23rd 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.
The Music House Museum is very excited to host The Moxie Strings for a Nov. 30th concert at 7 pm. These talented and dynamic performers are popular where ever they go. Their busy schedule takes them all around the State and beyond. You will not want to miss this concert!!
Not only will they be offering a concert, but they will be conducting workshops for area schools during the day at the Music House. Both Diana Ladio and Alison Lynn are accomplished musicians and are also educators who have a passion for inspiring youth. Their non-profit, The Mox Project, https://themoxproject.org/, strives to share the joy of music discovery and exploration with all children, especially those that have limited access to music education.
Hailed by The Grand Rapids Press as “top-notch, instrumental wizardry,” The Moxie Strings offer listeners the unique opportunity to experience some of the world’s best- known instruments through a young, progressive lens. Diana Ladio and Alison Lynn hold Bachelor of Music degrees in music performance and music education, which have given each the technical foundation to explore the limits of her instrument and helped the group build a reputation for musical excellence. Alison performs on a newly-invented, electric cello, and Diana on a contemporary 5-string violin. Both use a variety of audio effects pedals. The Moxie Strings compose the majority of their pieces and arrange melodies from many countries, resulting in a genre-blurring blend of ear-catching, mainstream melodies and foot-stomping, rock-influenced rhythms. The band’s polished, high-energy show continues to redefine strings’ role in contemporary music, and offers audience members a diverse, fun, musical experience.
Soon after forming in 2007, The Moxie Strings were inspired not only to perform, but also to teach. Having made the exploratory journey from classical music to a world of eclecticism and music creativity, the band has now dedicated their careers to helping young musicians make this life-changing and transformative transition. Moxie clinics focus on musical self-discovery and the importance of incorporating socially and culturally relevant genres of music in the music classroom.