Music House Museum Upcoming Events

Each season the Music House Museum puts together a season of quality events that feature our unique venue and our amazing instruments, celebrating great music and the history that our collection represents. Our Upcoming Events give you a listing of details of our events and let you know how to purchase tickets. Working with artists both local and from around the country, we strive for quality events that will entertain and educate, and hopefully make a few dollars to support the Museum’s operations and instrument restoration and acquisition. We hope to see you here! CLICK THE 'MYNORTH' ICON BELOW FOR MUSIC HOUSE EVENT TICKETS:MyNorth_Music_House  
Oct
7
Sun
All That Jazz – Music House Museum Fall Fundraiser
Oct 7 @ 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm
all that jazz Buy Tickets Online Join us for our Second Annual Fall Fundraiser - All That Jazz. This year we will be kicking up our heals and raising the roof in 1920's style. The brilliant Ragtime pianist and singer, Peter Bergin, will provide the soundtrack as we step back in time to when the livin' was easy and we're going to have a real good time. Everyone is invited to get dolled up in your best dapper and flapper get-up but we are copasetic if you choose more 21st century attire. We promise not to razz you. Kick up your heals The evening will include a tantalizing array of delicious food and beverages, great music from Peter Bergin and a silent auction of items that are the "bee's knees". All of this fun will benefit the Music House Museum. We promise the event will be the "cat's pajamas"! At the Music House Museum our promise is to help connect our members, our guests and our community to the enduring magic of music. This means that we must be steadfast in our mission to preserve our priceless instruments, improve our grounds and facility and increase our ability and capacity for hosting our Musical, Cultural and Educational programs. Without the support of our donors and the community, we would not be able to fulfill this promise. Michigan-based ragtime artist, Peter Bergin, has entertained audiences for over two decades. Peter’s mission is to celebrate life through music and stories, and especially loves sharing the rhythms and history of ragtime piano. Classically trained, Peter embarked on a full-time music career after twenty-four years in computer software. There isn't a day he regrets this decision! In 2017, Peter debuted his first solo CD, Ragtime In Time, featuring the Big Three of classic ragtime, Scott Joplin, James Scott, and Joseph Lamb. Last summer, Peter debuted a new crossover project, Gottschalk to Gershwin, exploring the intersection of ragtime and American classical music, featuring Louis Moreau Gottschalk, George Gershwin, Scott Joplin, Eubie Blake, among others. Peter is widely sought-after for school assemblies, libraries, museums, retirement homes, and community concert venues. Playing in the heart of community brings Peter immense joy and satisfaction. He looks forward to bringing ragtime to audiences everywhere as a testament to America's original music. Please join us for this "pos-i-lute-ly" grand time!
Oct
19
Fri
“The Cat and the Canary” with Accompaniment by Andrew Rogers
Oct 19 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
The Cat and the Canary Buy Tickets Online The Music House Museum Silent Film Series presents a perfect Halloween treat, The Cat and the Canary, for our October Film. The film is a perfect blend of horror, humor and mystery. Wealthy and old Cyrus West's relatives are waiting for him to die so they can inherit his fortune. BUT he stipulates that his will be read 20 years after his death. On the appointed day his expectant heirs arrive at his brooding mansion. The will is read and it turns out that Annabelle West, the only surviving heir with his name, inherits everything...if she is deemed sane. If she isn't, the money and some diamonds go to someone else, whose name is in a sealed envelope. Before Good Lawyer in The Cat and the Canaryhe can reveal the identity of her successor to Annabelle, Mr. Crosby, the lawyer, disappears, the first in a series of mysterious events, some of which point to Annabelle, in fact, being unstable. Add in the escape of a homicidal maniac from a local asylum and you have a recipe for perfect Halloween fun! This wonderful film is accompanied by Andrew Rogers. His amazing skills on our Wurlitzer Theater Organ add the sound track of horror and comedy. Rogers brings the perfect mix to this classic film. If you have not experienced a live artist providing accompaniment to a classic silent movie you will be in for treat. If you are a fan of this art form and our film series, you will not want to miss this one. Rogers is resident of Fenton, Michigan. He began his musical studies on the accordion at seven, winning local and National competitions playing transcriptions of classical orchestral music. He later appeared in the orchestra of Broadway productions at Michigan State University where he holds his degree, with honors, in Psychology. Andrew Rogers The Cat and the Canary He studied theater organ techniques with the late Fr. James Miller, and then augmented his studies with Dr. Marilyn Mason at the University of Michigan while she was on sabbatical. He accompanied Fr. Jim on his second tour of Australia and Norfolk Island, appearing both in joint concerts and solo engagements. Andrew also traveled on two Historic Organ Tours led by Dr. Mason covering France, Italy, and Switzerland. He is on staff at the Michigan Theatre in Ann Arbor. He has also performed for local AGO chapters. A few years ago he quit his 17-year job at a travel agency to focus more on music and scoring silent films.
Oct
20
Sat
“The Cat and the Canary” with Accompaniment by Andrew Rogers
Oct 20 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
The Cat and the Canary - This doesn't look good. Buy Tickets Online The Music House Museum Silent Film Series presents a perfect Halloween treat, The Cat and the Canary, for our October Film. The film is a perfect blend of horror, humor and mystery. Wealthy and old Cyrus West's relatives are waiting for him to die so they can inherit his fortune. BUT he stipulates that his will be read 20 years after his death. On the appointed day his expectant heirs arrive at his brooding mansion. The will is read and it turns out that Annabelle West, the only surviving heir with his name, inherits everything...if she is deemed sane. If she isn't, the money and some diamonds go to someone else, whose name is in a sealed envelope. Before Good Lawyer The Cat and the Canaryhe can reveal the identity of her successor to Annabelle, Mr. Crosby, the lawyer, disappears, the first in a series of mysterious events, some of which point to Annabelle, in fact, being unstable. Add in the escape of a homicidal maniac from a local asylum and you have a recipe for perfect Halloween fun! This wonderful film is accompanied by Andrew Rogers. His amazing skills on our Wurlitzer Theater Organ add the sound track of horror and comedy. Rogers brings the perfect mix to this classic film. If you have not experienced a live artist providing accompaniment to a classic silent movie you will be in for treat. If you are a fan of this art form and our film series, you will not want to miss this one. Rogers is resident of Fenton, Michigan. He began his musical studies on the accordion at seven, winning local and National competitions playing transcriptions of classical orchestral music. He later appeared in the orchestra of Broadway productions at Michigan State University where he holds his degree, with honors, in Psychology. Andrew Rogers The Cat and the Canary He studied theater organ techniques with the late Fr. James Miller, and then augmented his studies with Dr. Marilyn Mason at the University of Michigan while she was on sabbatical. He accompanied Fr. Jim on his second tour of Australia and Norfolk Island, appearing both in joint concerts and solo engagements. Andrew also traveled on two Historic Organ Tours led by Dr. Mason covering France, Italy, and Switzerland. He is on staff at the Michigan Theatre in Ann Arbor. He has also performed for local AGO chapters. A few years ago he quit his 17-year job at a travel agency to focus more on music and scoring silent films.
Nov
23
Fri
Christmas Sing-a-Long with Dave Calendine
Nov 23 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
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.
Nov
24
Sat
Three Heroic Shorts with Accompaniment by Dave Calendine
Nov 24 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm
For our November Silent Film Series we are offering a triple feature of heroic women. Organist Dave Calendine has chosen three shorts where the woman leads save the day during these adventures. This a bit surprising given that the films were made between 1912 and 1915, however this was at the height of the suffragette movement. They  were all incredibly popular. Two of the films, starring Helen Gibson, were part of the "Hazards of Helen" series. This incredibly popular series ran from late 1914 to early 1917. it is one of the longest non-feature-length motion picture series ever filmed, and is believed to be the longest of the film serial format. The third short features actress Anne Q. Nilsson, "Anne Q", who became an immediate sensation after her first film role in 1911. In 1914 she was chosen the most beautiful actress "in the world" and Photoplay magazine named her "the ideal American girl" in 1919. This third film does not focus on her beauty but on strength and intelligence. The "Hazards of Helen" films are "The Wrong Order Train" and "The Leap for the Water Tower". In the first Helen finds herself on the rear observation deck of a runaway express train with the door to the inside closed, with the air-brake of the engine damaged, the engine itself full of steam and inaccessible, and the train speeding ahead on the wrong track. In the second film "Leap From the Tower", a disgruntled fired worker decides to get even by tampering with the brakes of a large train.  Helen receives the news at an intermediate station and has to try and fix the problem before disaster strikes. In keeping with the 'train' theme, the third film features Anne Q. as the telegraph operator at the local train station in "The Grit of the Girl Telegrapher". She discovers that a notorious car thief is in town and decides to bring him to justice. Dave Calendine is a Music House Museum favorite! Now a resident of the Detroit area, Calendine has served as an 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. He also serves as the national president of the American Theatre Organist Society (ATOS).
Three Heroic Shorts with Accompaniment by Dave Calendine
Nov 24 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm
Heroic Helen GibsonFor our November Silent Film Series we are offering a triple feature of heroic women. Organist Dave Calendine has chosen three shorts where the woman leads save the day during these adventures. This a bit surprising given that the films were made between 1912 and 1915, however this was at the height of the suffragette movement. They  were all incredibly popular. Two of the films, starring Helen Gibson, were part of the "Hazards of Helen" series. This incredibly popular series ran from late 1914 to early 1917. it is one of the longest non-feature-length motion picture series ever filmed, and is believed to be the longest of the film serial format. Heroic Anna Q The third short features actress Anne Q. Nilsson, "Anne Q", who became an immediate sensation after her first film role in 1911. In 1914 she was chosen the most beautiful actress "in the world" and Photoplay magazine named her "the ideal American girl" in 1919. This third film does not focus on her beauty but on strength and intelligence. The "Hazards of Helen" films are "The Wrong Order Train" and "The Leap for the Water Tower". In the first Helen finds herself on the rear observation deck of a runaway express train with the door to the inside closed, with the air-brake of the engine damaged, the engine itself full of steam and inaccessible, and the train speeding ahead on the wrong track. In the second film "Leap From the Tower", a disgruntled fired worker decides to get even by tampering with the brakes of a large train.  Helen receives the news at an intermediate station and has to try and fix the problem before disaster strikes. In keeping with the 'train' theme, the third film features Anne Q. as the telegraph operator at the local train station in "The Grit of the Girl Telegrapher". She discovers that a notorious car thief is in town and decides to bring him to justice. Dave Calendine accompanies heroic women Dave Calendine is a Music House Museum favorite! Now a resident of the Detroit area, Calendine has served as an 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. He also serves as the national president of the American Theatre Organist Society (ATOS).