Williamsburg, MI 49690
Buy Tickets Online The Music House presents a very special evening with Damais Pike as she presents ‘Irving Berlin – A Daughter Remembers’, a part of her Women of Note Series. The audience will spend the evening with Mary Ellin Barrett, oldest daughter of Irving Berlin, as she tells the amazing story of his 101 years, which included scores of Broadway shows and movies and more than a thousand songs published. Several of his most popular songs–“Blue Skies,” “Easter Parade,” “White Christmas,””God Bless America,” along with others, will be included in the show.
The “Women of Note” were launched in 1988 when Damaris Peters Pike decided to take her knowledge of music history to the general public by dramatizing women in music. She had discovered in her courses at Hiram College that the best way to understand a historical period was to become acquainted with important figures and their times, and thus was born “The Second Mrs. Bach.” Requests for additional characters led to the preparation of an additional ten characters, ranging from a 12th century nun to 20th century figures like Beverly Sills, Dolores Hope, and Doris Day.
A native of Vernon, Texas, Mrs. Pike earned the Bachelor of Music Education from Texas Christian University and the Master of Music in Voice Performance from Kent State University. Professor of Music Emerita at Hiram College where she founded the Opera Workshop and also directed the Hiram College Madrigals and College Choir, she continues to teach two courses each year and direct the Hiram Women’s Chorus. She is listed in “Who’s Who Among Women” and “Who’s Who in Entertainment”.