Traverse City Record-Eagle


March 29, 2013

Entertainment news briefs 3/29/13

Spotlight on TSO

TRAVERSE CITY — The Traverse Symphony Orchestra will launch a new donor challenge presented by the Herbert H. and Grace A. Dow Foundation with a music-filled “Spotlight Your Symphony” event.

The non-ticketed, free event will be held 5:30-7 p.m. Thursday, April 4, at the City Opera House, 106 E. Front St., and is open to the community. There will be free hors d’oeuvres and music by concert pianist Alexander Ghindin, jazz duo Nancy Stagnitta and Ron Getz, the Backroom Gang Dixieland Band, and the TSO string ensemble with Maestro Kevin Rhodes at the piano. A cash bar also will be available.

The Herbert H. and Grace A. Dow Foundation will match gifts made to the TSO from new and lapsed donors up to $150,000 over a three-year period. For details, call 947-7120 or visit

Short’s samples

TRAVERSE CITY — Mahoney’s Spirits & Edibles (formerly Maxbauer’s After Hours), 542 W. Front St., will host a Short’s Brewing beer tasting.

A Short’s representative will be on hand from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. Thursday, April 4, pouring samples from the Bellaire brewery’s line up and answering questions. For details, call 947-6779 or visit

Smallpiper shows

WILLIAMSBURG — Northumbrian smallpiper Dick Hensold will give a concert Wednesday, April 10, at the Williamsburg Theater, 4230 M-72 East.

Hensold, from St. Paul, Minn., is the leading Northumbrian smallpiper in North America. He is composer-in-residence at Pilgrim Lutheran Church and has been commissioned to produce 14 pieces for Northumbrian smallpipes, flute and strings for workshops in Northumberland, England.

The performance starts at 7:30 p.m. Advance tickets are $15 at Oryana Natural Foods or Brilliant Books. Tickets and details also are available by calling 938-2181 or 941-8667. Tickets are $20 at the door.

CD release

TRAVERSE CITY — A CD release concert party will be hosted Sunday, April 7, for Miriam Pico and David Chown’s second CD “Somewhere Only We Know.”

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