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Bravo For Brunch With Bach

Thursday, October 07, 2004

A gorgeous atmosphere, beautiful music and delicious cuisine keep visitors coming back to the Detroit Institute of Arts (DIA) to experience Brunch with Bach. The new season of musical masterpieces is graced with internationally renowned performers whose eclectic music selections offer something for everyone.

The popular series takes place in Kresge Court, one Sunday per month, at 11:30 a.m. Please read below for this season’s schedule.



November 7, 2004

Cameron Smith

Pianist Cameron Smith has captivated audiences internationally with a combination of style and exquisite skill. He won first prize in the Lansing Matinee Musicale National Piano Competition and was a winner in the Cleveland Institute of Music Concerto Competition in 2000.



December 12, 2004

Elena Martín and José Melitón

José Melitón and Elena Martín play music of their native Spain on two pianos. These young pianists perform in perfect synchronization and with hypnotic poetry, sharply chiseled refinement, fierce commitment and palpable charisma.



January 9, 2005

Darkwood Consort

The repertoire of the world's only touring viola and bass clarinet duo includes more than 10 centuries of music. The duo has performed in a wide variety of venues, but whether in church, a small concert hall, a coffeehouse or the DIA’s dramatic Kresge Court, Darkwood Consort fulfills its mission to educate and entertain with a sense of humor.



February 13, 2005

Olivia Duval

Hailed for her beautiful voice and commanding stage presence, soprano Olivia Duval is increasingly winning praise from audiences and critics alike. Ms. Duval has presented concerts and recitals in Italy, San Francisco and New York, and has performed with the San Francisco Opera Orchestra, Louisville Orchestra and the Louisville Choral Arts Society.



March 13, 2005

Robert deMaine, Emmanuelle Boisvert and Angelina Pashmakova

Detroit Symphony Orchestra Concert mistress Emmanuelle Boisvert and principal cellist Robert deMaine are joined by pianist Angelina Pashmakova as they perform the music of Maurice Ravel, Johannes Brahms and Dimitri Shostakovich.



April 10, 2005

Eric Grossman and Lida Lopez

Husband and wife violin and piano duo Eric Grossman and Lida Lopez perform music by Johann Sebastian Bach, Christian Sinding and Robert Schumann.

Seating begins at 11 a.m. with the concert beginning at 11:30 a.m. Tickets for the brunch and one-hour concert, including museum admission, are $25 for adults, $12 for children under 12 and $5 for concert-only stairwell seating. Brunch features an entrée, breakfast pastries, fresh fruit, coffee, tea and juice. Tickets may be purchased in person prior to the performance date by visiting the DIA box office Tuesday through Sunday between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. or by calling (313) 833-4005.