The Music House Museum is proud to welcome three generations of Stargardts in concert on June 16 at 7:00PM. Pianist Steve Stargardt, his daughter, Lori Jayne Dear (Stargardt) on flute and grandson Jack Stargardt on bass will perform selections from the Bolling Suite, the American Songbook and contemporary artists.
This will feature 3 generations of Stargardts in concert. Lori Jayne Dear(Stargardt) is my youngest daughter and flutist. She has a minor in flute from Western Michigan University and has kept active in music performances. Lori Jayne and I have performed in many different venues in classical and jazz settings. Jack Stargardt, grandson, is a 16 year old sophomore at Rockford High School. Jack is principal bass player for the Junior Grand Rapids
Orchestra and plays in the Rockford High School Jazz Band. He was recently named “High School Bassist of the Year” in the state of Michigan. Jack and Lori Jayne and I have played together but this will be our first full program.
Jon Lindeneau, drummer, has worked with me for many years. He is well known in the area in many different genres.
The music selections will offer a variety of styles from selections from the Bolling Suite, the American Songbook and contemporary artists.
Pianist Steve Stargardt has a wide range of musical experiences in his career. Steve has worked with most of the local jazz musicians in many different settings. He has arranged and directed the band for the TC Rotary show and the Elk Rapids Rotary Show and Old Town Playhouse Gala Fundraisers.
Tickets are $25.00 and can be purchased by CLICKING HERE
The Music House presents Pizza and Pipes, a delicious pizza dinner and a very special concert from Red Wings organist, Dave Calendine on Saturday June 17 at 6:00PM
The Music House presents Pizza and Pipes, a delicious gourmet pizza dinner and a very special concert from Red Wings organist, Dave Calendine, on the ‘Mighty Wurlitzer’ theater organ. Enjoy a great dinner with great music. Doors open at 6 PM for dinner, with the concert around 6:30 pm. This is a very popular event so reservations are highly recommended. Tickets are $30 for adults and $15 for children 10 and under. Dave Calendine is an amazingly talented organist and pianist and a great entertainer. A resident of the Detroit area, Dave is one of two organists for The Detroit Red Wings, is the staff organist at The Fox Theater, has accompanied the Rockettes in both Detroit and New York, performs at The Redford Theater and at his church as, well as concerts at the Sanfilippo Foundation in Illinois, and at the national Music Box Society International conventions. Calendine is also the past President of the American Theatre Organ Society (ATOS).
The Music House Museum is proud to present three Charlie Chaplin Shorts, “The Rink”, “A Day’s Pleasure” and “The Idle Class”, accompanied by Interlochen Arts Academy Staff Pianist, Steve Larson at 7:00PM on Friday June 23
After causing restaurant chaos at work, a bumbling waiter tears up the local roller rink with his skating in Charlie Chaplin’s 1916 film, “The Rink. Chaplin’s 1919 “A Day’s Pleasure” is about a day outing with his wife and the kids where things do not go smoothly. In 1921’s “The Idle Class, Chaplin plays both a rich gentleman and a poor tramp. Both find themselves in paradoxical situations where one is confused with the other.
These three Charlie Chaplin shorts will be accompanied by long-time Music House contributor, Interlochen pianist Steve Larson on our nine-foot Baldwin Grand Piano at 7:00 PM on Friday June 23.
Steve Larson has played in recitals and chamber music festivals throughout the Midwest including the Absolutely Amadeus festival, the Manitou Music Festival and Chamber Music North. As a dance accompanist, Mr. Larson served as company pianist for the Milwaukee Ballet and has played for Minnesota Dance Theater, Alaska Dance Theater, Hubbard Street Dance Chicago, Ballet Hispanico and others.