Palmer Woods Music in Homes presents Sphinx Stars Jannina Barefield and Jason Amos
Palmer Woods Music in Homes showcases the best of Detroit’s jazz, classical, and world-music artists — musicians with international acclaim — in the ambiance of magnificent Palmer Woods living rooms.
Intimate chamber concerts with live music will be presented. Outstanding music, captivating homes, and luscious treats to delight your palate.
A reception with refreshments is included. We regret that tickets are not refundable; when possible we will exchange them for a future concert.
Celebrate our grand finale with Detroit-born violist Jason Amos, and New York violinist Jannina Barefield, who grew up in Palmer Woods. Amos is a 2007 Sphinx Competition Laureate. Barefield has soloed with the Detroit Symphony Orchestra and performed with Itzhak Perlman’s youth ensembles in NYC and Israel. Both artists have toured and performed with the Sphinx Chamber Orchestra at Carnegie Hall, Detroit’s Orchestra Hall and throughout the U.S. and are part of the resident faculty at the Sphinx Performance Academy.
Violist Jason Amos has received honors in several competitions, including 4th place in the 2007 Sphinx Competition and 1st place in the 2006 Detroit Symphony Orchestra’s Bradlin Scholarship Concerto Competition. He has soloed with the Ann Arbor Symphony and has been presented in Recitals by the Detroit Chamber Winds and Strings, as well as the “Watz Classical Presents!” concert series in New York
An active orchestral musician, he is a member of the Sphinx Chamber Orchestra and has played in the Ann Arbor and Flint Symphonies, and performed as Principal Viola for many other orchestras throughout Michigan.
Amos enjoys participating musical outreach programs — he is currently a member of the fellowship quartet at Community Music Works in Providence, Rhode Island. During the summer he is part of the Resident Faculty at the Sphinx Performance Academy at Walnut Hill outside of Boston, Massachusetts.
His teachers include Martha Katz, Yizhak Schotten, Caroline Coade, and Catherine Carroll. He plays a viola generously loaned through Shar Music.
Jannina Barefield made her concert debut at the age of 11 at the Detroit Symphony Orchestra Hall for the Detroit Chamber Music Society’s 50th Anniversary Gala, alongside performances by the Beaux Arts Trio, Cleveland String Quartet and Guarneri String Quartet.
A few years later at 13, Barefield made her solo debut at Orchestra Hall performing with the Detroit Symphony Orchestra. Since then, Barefield has performed recitals internationally, including a concert tour of the Tuscany region of Italy presented by the International Academy of Music in Castelnuovo di Garfagnana. She also performed twice at Lincoln Center for the Mostly Mozart Festival as a member of the Perlman Music Program under the direction of Izthak Perlman.
Barefield has been the recipient of numerous awards, including scholarships from the Skillman Foundation and the James Tatum Foundation for the Arts, as well as the American Symphony Orchestra League. She was the grand prize winner of the Michigan ASTA solo string competition, the Bohemian Competition and the MSBOA Competition. She has been a semi-finalist in the National Sphinx Competition and is part of the resident faculty at the Sphinx Performance Academy.
Barefield is an avid chamber musician. As a member of the Stella Piano Trio, she performed at Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie, the James Tatum 20th Anniversary Gala at Detroit’s Orchestral Hall, and soloed with New York’s Ensemble 212 performing Beethoven’s Triple Concerto. The Stella Trio was also quarter-finalists in the ARD International Competition and the Fischoff Chamber Music Competition.
Barefield has attended many music festivals, including the Aspen Music Festival, Perlman Music Program, Texas Music Festival, International Music Academy of Italy and Casalmaggiore International Festival. She has been a student of Lucie Robert, Paul Kantor and Patinka Kopec, and studied chamber music with Vladimir Feltsman, Tim Eddy, Todd Phillips, Itzhak Perlman, Silvia Rosenberg, Isodore Cohen, Barbara Mallow, Peter Winograd and Jeff Cohen.
Tickets are $30 each and will be mailed to you with the address of the concert. Late orders will receive an email confirmation with the address, or call 313-891-2514 for information.