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Palmer Woods Music in Homes annual World Music concert with Orquesta La Inspiracion will be held on Saturday, May 20 at 8 pm. The event includes a tour of a portion of a historic home prior to the music and a meal during intermission. Tickets, $50, can be purchased online at palmerwoods.org or by calling 313-891-2514. The location is revealed to ticket holders the week of the concert.

Founded by Puerto Rican congera Ozzie Rivera and under the musical direction of pianist Bill Meyer, La Inspiracion is a large ensemble of some of the Detroit area’s most talented and knowledgeable Latin musicians, featuring a hot horn section led by saxophonist Chris Kaercher, with Steve Hunter on trombone and Ken Ferry on trumpet; percussions with Bobby Guzman, Enrique Hernandez and Miguel Gutierrez; rhythmic bassist Eduardo Caraballo; and soulful vocals with the dynamic Dulce Checkler, Bobby Guzman and guests Carter Collins and Audrey Northington. The beats of salsa, merengue, cumbia and Afro-Caribbean jazz entice swaying in seats and dancing in the garden.

Festivities are held in a spacious tent in a Palmer Woods ­garden, with a very tasty Mexican-style meal — prepared by community leader and one of President Obama's Champion of Change honorees, Eva Garza Dewaelsche — served during intermission.

Prior to the concert, tour a portion of an amazing historic home designed by C. Howard Crane, Detroit’s greatest theater architect (his masterpieces are among the city’s most jaw-dropping movie palaces, such as Orchestra Hall, Fox Theatre, Fillmore Detroit, Michigan Opera Theatre and many more). Palmer Woods is an elegant historic neighborhood founded more than a century ago and filled with some of our region's most unique homes, mansions and gardens.

La Inspiracion's band director and pianist Bill Meyer is a Detroit treasure. The former music director, conductor and pianist for Motown's Martha Reeves, he toured and recorded with jazz great Marcus Belgrave, and has worked with such acts as Smokey Robinson, Cab Calloway, Natalie Cole, Savion Glover, and many others.

Each month, Palmer Woods Music in Homes presents jazz, classical or world music concerts in historic homes and gardens through mid-June. the final concerts for the series will be held on Friday, June 16 with the James Carter Quartet (with guitarist A. Spencer Barefield, bassist Marion Hayden and drummer Djallo Djakate Keita), and Saturday, June 17 with the Miche Braden Quintet (Buddy Budson on piano with the quartet from Friday)

Tickets for concerts, $50 - $70, with discounts for groups of 10 or more, can be purchased at palmerwoods.org or by calling 313-891-2514. The address of the concert home in Palmer Woods is revealed when tickets are purchased. All concerts include receptions with delicious cuisine that reflect the musical themes.

Concerts are produced by the Creative Arts Collective with the Palmer Woods Association with the support of Be Well Medical Center in Berkley, Barefield DesignWorks, Blossoms in Birmingham, City Living Detroit, the Michigan Chronicle, DetroitPerforms.org, WRCJ 90.9FM. Music in Homes works to strengthen the Palmer Woods neighborhood and Detroit’s image, support the arts, showcase Palmer Woods as a wonderful place to live and visit, and enrich the quality of life and cultural environment in our city.
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Here is a taste of Palmer Woods Music in Homes on today's WDIV channel 4's Live in the D/Uniquely Detroit show. It features the upcoming World Music concert this Saturday, March 19 with Victor Ghannam on oud, Roger Kashou on tablas, Qusay Al-Ali on violin and Gursharan Yash Singh Sandhu on riq, as well as the Hindustani tabla and Carnatic mridangam, percussion instruments of classical Indian music with ancient Hindu traditions. Buy your tickets at palmerwoodsmusicinhomes2016.eventbrite.com before we sell out. Tickets must be purchased in advance (jazz, classical and world music each month in fabulous historic homes in Palmer Woods, palmerwoods.org).
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June 21, 2013, 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm, Barefield Super Strings FREE Children's Concert An hour of jazz, classical music &dialogue geared to students —featuring guitarist A. Spencer Barefield, violinists/violists ­Jannina Barefield Norpoth and Curtis Stewart, and bassist John-Paul Norpoth. Evening concerts, info and tickets at palmerwoods.org (in the spectacular garden of a Palmer Woods mansion, food included): Friday, 8 pm, Barefield Super String Quartet; Saturday, 8 pm, Thornetta Davis
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