Palmer Woods Music in Homes with Lotus Ensemble and More

Palmer Woods Music in Homes with Lotus Ensemble and More

The 2009-10 Music in Homes series offers the best in local Classical, World and Jazz in homes designed by legendary architects such as Frank Lloyd Wright and Richard Marr. Detroit’s historic neighborhood Palmer Woods toots its horn, strums its strings, and draws sellout crowds to its jazz, classical and world music concerts held in its historic homes. Concert tickets, $35 each, are available at or by calling 313-891-2514 for information. Discounts for groups and series tickets are available.

The series continues with concerts every month in cool homes and regal mansions:

Sunday, Feb. 28, 7 pm
Lotus Ensembl
Joe Striplin, Velda Kelly, Rick Robinson, John Madison
Great composers such as Duke Ellington, William Grant Still, Scott Joplin and Detroit’s own Rick Robinson receive the spotlight with this quartet of Detroit Symphony and Michigan Opera Theatre string players.

Saturday, March 27, 8 pm
Nadim Dlaikan’s Dearborn Traditional Ensemble
Some of the best Middle Eastern music in the world can be heard in Detroit. Flutist Nadim Dlaikan, oud player Abdu Karim Bader and tabla player Mustapha Atat share the beautiful melodies and rhythms of their ancestors.

Sat., April 24, 8 pm
La Inspiracion
Led by Puerto Rican-born congero Ozzie Rivera and music director-pianist Bill Meyer, Orquesta La Inspiracion is the hottest Latin band in the Motor City.

Saturday, May 22, 8 pm
Flutist Eric Lamb
Pianist Paul Vasile
Celebrate Spring with Mozart, Schubert, Doppler, Bach, Debussy, Barber and Saint-Saens. These classic masters come to life with Lamb and Vasile’s masterful interpretations.

Fri. & Sat., June 25-26, 8 pm
Sunday, June 27, 2 pm
Spencer Barefield & Friends
@ Frank Lloyd Wright-Turkel home
Acclaimed jazz guitarist A. Spencer Barefield joins with Juno award winner bassist Dave Young and drummer Djallo Keita to team up with three of Detroit’s jazz greats.

Friday: Rayse Biggs Tribute to Trumpet Masters
Biggs, a dynamic horn player who’s worked with Freddie Hubbard and Dizzy Gillespie, will play their works and that of Miles Davis, Lee Morgan, Clifford Brown and more.

Saturday: Sax Virtuoso David McMurray
Recording artist and sideman to Bob James, Kid Rock and Kem, McMurray will play Barefield originals and works by Monk, Mingus, Coltrane and more.

Sunday : Horn Master Wendell Harrison
This Sun Ra alumnus and cofounder of the legendary Tribe, has worked with jazz giants Grant Green, Eddie Harris and many others. Recently he’s been performing with Carl Craig and Tribe.