CHAMBER SOLOISTS OF DETROIT
CLASSICAL MEETS THE BLUES AT KERRYTOWN CONCERT HOUSE
Friday, FebrUARY 4th @ 8:00 PM
Rescheduled from Saturday, JANUARY 8th @ 8:00 PM
This concert is made possible with generous support from Salon Series Genre Underwriters,
Maurice & Linda Binkow.
KCH’s Salon Series celebrates classical music in an intimate setting that is reminiscent of the 19th century style salon or parlour concerts – a concert style which would have been entirely familiar to composers like Schubert, Schumann, Chopin and Liszt, and which offers audiences an opportunity to experience world-class chamber music in a living room setting.
Kerrytown Concert House is honored to partner with Chamber Soloists of Detroit in this presentation featuring Michigan Opera Theater Concertmaster, violinist Eliot Heaton, and esteemed pianist Pauline Martin in a lively program of Ravel’s jazz-infused Violin Sonata, Joe Venuti’s “Goin’ Places,” Fritz Kreisler gems and more. Enjoy a brief interaction with the artists from the stage – CSD’s signature Just Between Us “talkback” – and leave with a spring in your step on a winter’s night!
Can’t join us inside the House? Click the button below to watch the free livestream of this performance at showtime. (Free livestreams are only available this season during the actual showtime.)
COVID-19 Safety Policy for Indoor Concerts
- Moving forward, all patrons and artists who wish to attend or present performances indoors at KCH must provide a valid, complete COVID-19 vaccination card OR proof of a negative COVID-19 test performed within the previous 72 hours prior to entry. Such proof must be presented at concert check-in, may be displayed on a smartphone OR presented as a physical copy, and must also be accompanied by a matching, valid ID for verification.**
- Additionally, according to current CDC recommendations, masks are required for audiences inside the House and can only be removed when seated with a beverage (when available). When performing, artists may wear a mask, or not, at their own discretion.
**Proof of vaccination exceptions will be made for children under 12 and people with a medical condition or closely held religious beliefs that prevent vaccination. These guests must provide proof of a negative COVID-19 test taken within the previous 72 hours prior to entry.
Violinist Eliot Heaton “possesses a lofty level of technique…he’s a musician of sensitivity and courage.” (Bloomington Herald Times). Eliot is the Concertmaster of the Michigan Opera Theatre, Des Moines Metro Opera, and the Saginaw Bay Symphony. He has also led a number of other orchestras, including the Fort Wayne Philharmonic, Lansing Symphony Orchestra, Terre Haute Symphony and Columbus Indiana Philharmonic, and has played as a substitute with the Detroit and Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestras.
Eliot also performs as a soloist and chamber musician alongside his orchestral duties. He collaborates with New Music Detroit, the Heaton Pierce Martin trio, and as a guest artist on various concert series throughout the United States. He has played as a soloist with a number of orchestras including the Michigan Opera Theatre orchestra, Rochester Symphony, Terre Haute Symphony, Ypsilanti Symohony, Oberlin Sinfonietta, Indiana University Chamber Orchestra and the Saginaw Bay Symphony.
A native of Geneva NY, Eliot’s principal teachers include Linda Case, Marilyn McDonald, and Kevork Mardirossian. He holds bachelor’s degrees in violin and history from Oberlin College and Conservatory as well as a Master of Music degree from Indiana University. He lives in Ann Arbor, Michigan, with his wife and their two cats.