Yoga Class Schedule

Yoga Class Schedule

Basic Yoga Class: Tuesdays, 7:45–8:45 p.m.

Yoga Planet
3062 Walton Blvd.
Rochester Hills, MI 48309

I am now on the teaching staff of Yoga Planet in Rochester Hills. More Information: www.yogaplanetstudio.com


Slow Flow 2: Tuesdays & Thursdays, 6:30 a.m.
Ashtanga Yoga: Fridays, 7:30 a.m.
Fit For Life Yoga: Fridays, 9:00–10:15 a.m.

Oakland University Recreation Center
2200 N. Squirrel Road
Rochester, MI 48309

I teach this schedule at the Oakland University Recreation Center which is open to the greater community. More Information:
www.oakland.edu


June 1, 2012 | Detroit Torino Urban Jazz Project with the DSO

June 1, 2012 | Detroit Torino Urban Jazz Project with the DSO

Detroit Torino Urban Jazz Project with the DSO

Friday, June 1, 2012


For more information: www.detroitsymphony.com


The North American premiere of my husband Jim Hartway’s “Urban Pictures” for Jazz Quartet and Symphony Orchestra.

The Detroit Symphony Orchestra, in collaboration with the Detroit Jazz Festival, presents the Detroit-Torino Urban Jazz Project (DTUJP), a music and multimedia performance that highlights the parallels between these two sister cities, each united by a shared history of an automobile industry that has been forced to deal with drastic changes in the modern industrial world.



The concert will feature the Detroit Symphony Orchestra along with the Detroit-Torino Urban Jazz Quartet led by internationally-acclaimed jazz saxophonists Chris Collins (Detroit) and Emanuele Cisi (Torino) complete with a unique projected time-lapse and photography of Detroit and Torino, Italy created specifically for this performance.



This performance marks the North American premiere of two newly commissioned pieces by composers James Hartway (Detroit) and Carlo Boccadoro (Torino). The program also features works by many other authors of the Italian and American classical repertoire.

May 19, 2012 | Student Harp Ensemble Recital

May 19, 2012 | Student Harp Ensemble Recital

Student Harp Ensemble Recital

Saturday, May 19, 2012, 1:30 pm

Venue
St. John Fisher Chapel
3665 Walton Rd.
Auburn Hills, MI 48326

Free and open to the public:


Harp Students from the Oakland University Preparatory Division Harp Class & the Private Studio of Kerstin Allvin.

Q: How many harps does it take to play the most beautiful music on earth?
A: Ten harpists! (plus ten benches, ten music stands, ten tuning keys and ten dolly’s)

Ten harp students, harp teachers and OU graduates will come together to perform harp music for solo harp and harp ensemble.

February 24 & 26, 2012 | Detroit Symphony Orchestra | Adams: On the Transmigration of Souls & Brahms: Requiem

February 24 & 26, 2012 | Detroit Symphony Orchestra | Adams: On the Transmigration of Souls & Brahms: Requiem

Adams: On the Transmigration of Souls & Brahms: Requiem

Friday, February 24, 2012, 8:00 p.m.
Sunday, February 26, 2012, 3:00 p.m.

On the Transmigration of Souls is an amazing commemorative to a tragic event in this country, and an example of brilliantly written American music of the 21st century employing a large orchestra with choruses. It is a moving work and also uplifting as it speaks to the greatness of the human spirit as does the second piece on the program, the Brahms’s Requiem.

Venue
Detroit Symphony Orchestra Hall
3711 Woodward Avenue, Detroit, MI

Program
John Adams: On the Transmigration of Souls
For orchestra, chorus, children’s choir and pre-recorded soundtrack (2002)
Johannes Brahms: A German Requiem

Artists
Kerstin Allvin, Harp II
Leonard Slatkin Conductor
Musicians of the Detroit Symphony Orchestra
Andriana Chuchman, soprano
Kyle Ketelsen, bass-baritone
UMS Choral Union, chorus
Michigan State University Children’s Choir, children’s choir

Tickets
www.detroitsymphony.com


On the Transmigration of Souls was requested by the New York Philharmonic as the opening work of its 2002/2003 season and to commemorate the lives of those killed on the September 11, 2001 attack on the World Trade Center.

For this work Adams assembled a text comprised of three main sources: brief fragments taken from missing person signs that had been posted by friends and family members in the immediate aftermath of the tragedy; personal reminiscences (principally drawn from interviews appearing in the “Portraits of Grief” series in The New York Times); and a randomly chosen list of names of the victims.

The work also employs a “soundscape” designed in collaboration with Mark Grey that surrounds the audience with prerecorded city sounds (quiet traffic, voices, footsteps, etc.) and the reading by many different voices of the names of the victims.

For information regarding The Transmigration of Souls and John Adams go to: www.earbox.com.

December 11, 2011 | Detroit Institute of Arts | Michigan Harp Ensemble: Angelaire’s Again

December 11, 2011 | Detroit Institute of Arts | Michigan Harp Ensemble: Angelaire’s Again

Michigan Harp Ensemble: Angelaires Again!

Sunday, December 11, 2011 | 11 a.m. & 1:30 p.m.

Venue
Detroit Institute of Arts
5200 Woodward Avenue
Detroit, Michigan 48202

Artists
Lydia Cleaver
Christa Grix
Kerstin Allvin
Patricia Terry Ross
Amy Ley


The Michigan Harp Ensemble

Five harpists perform a musical memoir of one of the most famous harp ensembles ever created, the Angelaires. The Michigan group plays a historical tribute to the Angelaires performing music written expressly for them when they toured in the 1950s. The repertoire includes pop and classical numbers arranged for the harp.

Performances
Seatings begin promptly at 10:30 a.m. and 1 p.m. with concerts beginning at 11 a.m. and 1:30 p.m., respectively. Seat assignments are based on the date tickets are purchased. Tables for two may be requested, but availability is limited. When such tables are not available, small groups will be seated together at large tables. Performances are approximately one hour long and not intended for children younger than seven years of age.

Continental Breakfast & Concert (11:00 performance only)
Ticket Price: $20 Tickets includes fresh fruit, breakfast breads, coffee, tea, and juice. Museum admission ($8 value) is included. Excludes ticketed exhibitions.

Brunch & Concert (1:30 performance only)
Ticket Price: $35 Tickets include a hot entrée and coffee or tea. Vegetarian entrees, which are also vegan, must be requested when ordering tickets. Museum admission ($8 value) is included. Excludes ticketed exhibitions.

Concert-only Seating
Ticket Price: $15 Tickets may be purchased in advance and, if available, on the day of the performance. Museum admission ($8 value) is included. Excludes ticketed exhibitions.

Tickets
Tickets may be purchased online at tickets.dia.org. You may also order by calling the Box Office at 313.833.4005 between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m., Wednesday and Thursday; 9 a.m. and 5 p.m., Friday through Sunday. Ticket reservations will be held at the door. Tickets will not be mailed. Tickets are non-refundable.

April 15, 2011 | Dearborn Symphony Orchestra | Made in the USA!

April 15, 2011 | Dearborn Symphony Orchestra | Made in the USA!

Dearborn Symphony Orchestra: Made in the USA! Concert

Friday, April 15, 2011, 8 p.m.
7 p.m. Concert Preview
”Meet the Artists” Afterglow

The Island Dances for Two Harps is a vivid and colorful work filled with Caribbean rhythms. “Swathed in energy and pulsing rhythms, its singable melodies seem to fly from the harpists fingers and wrap the audience in pure joy!” Duo harpists Kerstin Allvin & Jung Wha Lee have international careers as soloists, orchestra members, and perform regularly as the Arianna Harp Duo.

Venue
Ford Community & Performing Arts Center
15801 Michigan Avenue
Dearborn, MI 48126
Map

Featured Artists
Kerstin Allvin, harp
Jung Wha Lee, harp

Program
Steven Errant: “Finale” from Symphony No. 2
James Hartway: Island Dances for Two Harps & Orchestra
Christopher Theofanidis: Rainbow Body
Aaron Copland: Four Dance Episodes from Rodeo
”Meet the Artists” Afterglow

Reserve Tickets
Call 313.565.2424
Online at dearbornsymphony.org


Concert made possible by Friends of the Dearborn Symphony

April 18, 2011 | Duo Flute & Harp Recital

April 18, 2011 | Duo Flute & Harp Recital

Duo Flute & Harp Recital: Georges Lambert, flute & Jung Wha Lee, harp

Monday, April 18, 2011, 8:00 pm

Partners in life as well as on the stage, Georges Lambert and Jung Wha Lee have been performing together for the past five years, touring Europe, the U.S. and Asia, as well as participating in music festivals. Their common goal is to share their love of chamber music with a large audience, through their greatly varied repertory. They will be joined by Jeffrey Zook and Kerstin Allvin for a Monday evening duo of flute and harp.

Venue
Varner Recital Hall
Squirrel Rd
Rochester, MI 48309
Oakland University

Artists
George Lambert, flute
Jung Wha Lee, harp
with
Kerstin Allvin, harp
Jeffery Zook, flute

Tickets
$13 general
$11 seniors
$7 students

Reserve
Call 248.370.3013
Online www.startickets.com

For more information regarding the duo’s events in Michigan, visit www.semfa.org.

May 22, 2011 | The Angelaire’s Again!

May 22, 2011 | The Angelaire’s Again!

The Michigan Harp Ensemble Presents “The Angelaire’s Again!”

Sunday, May 22, 2011, 3:00 p.m.

Venue
First United Methodist Church, Birmingham
1589 West Maple Rd.
Birmingham, MI 48009

Artists
Lydia Cleaver
Christa Grix
Kerstin Allvin
Patricia Terry Ross
Amy Ley


The Michigan Harp Ensemble

Photo: (standing L to R) Lydia Cleaver, Christa Grix, Kerstin Allvin (seated L to R) Patricia Terry Ross, Amy Ley

The First United Methodist Church, 1589 West Maple Rd., Birmingham, is sponsoring a concert of music for five harps with the Michigan Harp Ensemble. First heard in performances in Detroit in 1986, The Michigan Harp Ensemble has reunited for a stunning concert of music for five harps. Members of the ensemble include important and influential educators and harpists from all over the city. Rarely is it possible to hear such a combination of renown and versatile harpists and to experience the rich sonorities of the instruments together. They look forward to continuing the harp tradition in Metropolitan Detroit.

This very special concert at FUMC, will be a musical memoire and a historical review of one of the most famous harp ensembles ever created, The Angelaire’s. The ensemble will perform music written expressly for the Angelaire’s and from the era in which it was created, the 1950’s. Elyze Ilku, the Principal Harpist Emeritus of our own Detroit Symphony Orchestra and one of the early Angelaire’s under Columbia Artist Management will delight the audience with her introductions of our selections.

The Angelaire Harp Ensemble

For nearly ten years, a group of five young women and their five harps toured the United States and Canada, traveling by train, car and trailer, bus and a variety of rescue vehicles.

It all began in late summer in 1948 when a Philadelphia booking agent contacted Virginia Werner Hatter about the possibility of using multiple harps on some jobs he had booked.

Virginia accepted the offer. She realized the group had no popular music to play for these jobs and she quickly wrote arrangements for Malaguena and medleys from Oaklahoma and South Pacific. With the money from these first jobs the Ensemble purchased its first set of gowns, and continued to perform, but with no contract.

During this time Howard Lanin heard the group, hired it, gave it a three-month contract which was followed by an extended contract, and made his son Mike its personal manager.

For this type of work the ensemble primarily played popular music (additional arrangements had been commissioned) backed by a band, and later lighting charts would be incorporated. Almost always Clair de lune would be included as the ensemble’s solo number.

The players on 26 March 1950 made the first of two television appearances on the Paul Whiteman Show. They also appeared in shows of Frank Sinatra (who sent each girl a perfect yellow rose), Ed Sullivan, The Tonight Show with Steve Allen, and a CBC show originating from Montreal.

On 23 May 1951 the Lanins arranged an audition with Columbia Artists Management and the Angelairs would begin touring for Community Concerts in January 1952, with nine concerts on the East Coast, traveling by train.

The season of 1953-54 would find the ensemble the heaviest booked at Columbia, with over one hundred concerts covering the United States, and Canada from Ontario east to Prince Edward Island.

The 1957 tour would be the last tour for Columbia, and after some work for the Lanins in the spring of 1958, the adventure would end.