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Online registration will be open in August 2020! Please scroll down.

Lunches will be provided by Qdoba and included with Registration. 

All ticket prices are $5.00 more at the door. Pre-Register for best pricing. 

GUest Artist: Sharon Sparrow

 

           FALL FESTIVAL GUEST ARTIST                                         SHARON SPARROW

              Saturday, October 10, 2020                  North Congregational Church - Farmington Hills

Sharon Sparrow is currently Acting Principal Flute of the Detroit Symphony Orchestra. She remains tenured in the position of Assistant Principal Flute granted to her by Leonard Slatkin in 2014, and before that, was tenured as DSO’s Second Flutist for nine years.

She earned a Bachelor’s degree at The Juilliard School and a Master’s degree at Mannes College of Music, studying with renowned teachers Julius Baker, Thomas Nyfenger and Geoffrey Gilbert. She has given master classes all over the world and locally is the Instructor of Flute at Oakland University and Wayne State University.

Sharon is a sought-after trainer for orchestral auditions on all instruments, and she has coached players who have won major jobs in orchestras throughout the US. Her specialty is helping musicians with their mindset, confidence and certainty through preparation so they can master the audition experience. Her book, “6 Weeks to Finals”, published by Theodore Presser in 2016 is in high demand.

In August of 2018, a set of duets, “Telemann for Two” that she co-wrote with colleague Jeffery Zook, based on Telemann’s Solo Fantasies was released by Theodore Presser.

Sharon Sparrow is a hands-on advocate for music education at all ages, and has hosted and written children’s shows for both the Detroit Symphony and the CutTime Players, based in Michigan.

Besides having been a frequent concerto soloist with the Detroit Symphony and other local orchestras, she has held Principal positions with the Memphis Symphony, the Fort Wayne Philharmonic and the Detroit Symphony Orchestra, as well as been a guest flutist in the Chicago, Pittsburgh, Hong Kong and Baltimore Symphony. 

Her children have continued with a passion for music. Daughter, Hannah, graduated with a degree in Choral Music Education from U of M and is a professional singer, and son, Zack, graduated from Belmont University with a degree in Music Business and works for the recording label Easy Eye Sound and The Black Keys in Nashville.

Sharon is proud to be a resident of downtown Detroit.

Pianist Rudolf Ozolins

Pianist Rudolf Ozolins 

Rudolf Ozolins was born into a family of musicians in Riga, Latvia.  He began his music studies at the age of five at E. Darzins Music School for gifted children. Soon after starting his music education, Mr. Ozolins began to perform publicly. At the age of twelve he had his first appearance with the National Symphony Orchestra of Latvia. Mr. Ozolins’ musical education continued at Jazeps Medins Riga Music College and the Latvian Music Academy. During these years he studied with professors L. Sarkisjana, J. Kalnciems, and T. Bikis.

Since 2001, Rudolf Ozolins has been studying music in the United States. He has received his Bachelor and Masters degrees in piano performance from Indiana University.  In 2013 he completed a Doctoral degree in piano performance at Michigan State University. During these years he was under the tutelage of world renown pianists M. Zeltser , A. Toradze, G. Vatchnadze, and M. Sohn.

Mr. Ozolins has been among winners in several international piano competitions, including the Concours Musical de France, Grand Prix Darius Milhaud and the Beethoven Piano Sonata Competition.  He has continuously and substantially enriched his accompanying and teaching knowledge through collaboration with various ensembles and artists including Metropolitan Opera soloist Maija Kovalevska, Latvian National Opera soloist Viesturs Jansons, Detroit Symphony musicians Sharon Sparrow, Jeffrey Zook, Amanda Blakie, Una O’Riordane, Ralph Skiano, Avalon String quartet violist Tony Devroye, Yury Gandelsman and many others. He has also performed as a soloist with the Latvian National Symphony Orchestra and the Liepaja Symphony Orchestra in Latvia. He actively concertizes in the US as a chamber musician and a soloist.

Sharon Sharrow  Recital Program

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Adult Member Pre-Registration includes Lunch

Adult Member Pre-Registration includes lunch - $35.00

Non-Member Pre-Registration includes Lunch

Non-Member Pre-Registration includes lunch $40.00

Student/ Senior/ Life Member  Pre-Registratioin includes Lunch

Student/Senior/Life Member Registration includes lunch - $35.00

Recital , Masterclass, Member Showcase - Afternoon 1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. - No Lunch

Afternoon 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. - Recital, Masterclass, Member Showcase (No Lunch) - $25.00 

Lunch 2020

Lunch will be provided with registration and provided by Qdoba.