The Henry Ford Estate is currently closed for renovations, but thanks to the generosity of the University and the Historic Henry Ford Estate, the Fair Lane Music Guild is being allowed to use the Pool Room for these concerts.
The Fair Lane Music
Guild continues its format of cafe seating and wonderful dessert concerts.
Doors will open and service will begin one half hour prior to the concerts.
Wednesday, October 26, 2016, 7:30 P.M.
Gabriel Bolkosky and Michele Cooker -- From Bach to Blues
(Concert sponsored by Ms. Cecilia Benner)
(Dessert Table sponsored by UM-Dearborn Chancellor Daniel Little and Dr. Bernadette Lintz)
Violinist Gabriel Bolkosky and pianist Michele Cooker present From Bach to Blues, a program of violin and piano music including Bach's Sonata No. 1 in G Minor and other works by Sarasate, Debussy and Ravel. Bolkosky is known for his versatility and sensitivity as a violinist and has been praised for his ability to "take audiences into his confidence and include them." The pair have performed extensively together, in venues from Texas to Traverse City, and are based in Ann Arbor.
Dearborn Symphony Brass Quintet -- Seasonal Delights
Wednesday, November 16, 2016, 7:30 P.M.
(Dessert Table sponsored by the University of Michigan Credit Union)
The Guild is delighted to welcome the Dearborn Symphony Brass Quintet, presenting a program of light classical and pop selections to usher in the holiday season. The artists, composed of the principal brass players of the Dearborn Symphony, also perform regularly with Detroit's top ensembles – Detroit Symphony Orchestra, Michigan Opera Theatre, Fisher Theatre and Fox Theatre. The Dearborn Symphony Brass Quintet includes Michael McGowan and John Hartwick (trumpets), Maxwell Stein (French horn), Doug Blackwell (trombone) and Neal Campbell (tuba).
Bob Milne -- An Evening of Ragtime
Wednesday, February 22, 2017, 7:30 P.M.
Ragtime and boogie-woogie pianist Bob Milne is referred to as “a national treasure” by the Librarian of Congress, and his concert tours have taken him all over the globe, from small, vintage operas houses to large, prestigious concert halls. He was a musical ambassador for the United States for six years, performing goodwill tours in Japan, Okinawa, Ireland, and for the Swiss Parliament. His concerts are more than just music. They are history lessons, too, sprinkled with humorous anecdotes and wry asides.
Chamber Soloists of Detroit -- Just Between Us
Wednesday, April 5, 2017, 7:30 P.M.
(Concert and Dessert Table sponsored by the Drusilla Farwell Foundation)
Chamber Soloists of Detroit returns to conclude the 2016-2017 Guild season. As has become its trademark, CSD will again be introducing some of Detroit’s newest rising stars to metropolitan Detroit audiences. The performance will feature Wei Yu (principal cellist DSO), Ralph Skiano (principal clarinetist DSO) and Pauline Martin (pianist and artistic director of CSD).
Illustrated Campus Map (pdf)
From the west
Take I-94 east to Southfield (M-39) and exit north. Follow Southfield to Michigan Ave. (U.S. 12) and exit west. Take Michigan Ave. west to Evergreen. Turn right, merging into traffic from the east. Follow Evergreen past Hubbard Road and turn left around the island. Move immediately into the right lane and turn right into the northern entrance of the campus.
From the east
Take I-94 west to Michigan Ave. (U.S. 12) and exit west. Take Michigan Ave. to Evergreen. Turn right, merging into traffic from the east. Follow Evergreen past Hubbard Road and turn left around the island. Move immediately into the right lane and turn right into the northern entrance of the campus.
From the south
Take Southfield (M-39) north to Michigan Ave. (U.S. 12) and exit west. Take Michigan Ave. to Evergreen. Turn right, merging into traffic from the east. Follow Evergreen past Hubbard Road and turn left around the island. Move immediately into the right lane and turn right into the northern entrance of the campus.
From the north
Take Southfield (M-39) south to Ford Road (M-153) and exit west. Follow Ford Road about one mile to Evergreen Road and go south. We are on the west (right) side of the road, immediately south of Henry Ford Community College.