In the year 1885, twelve women pianists met to form a club wherein they would have an opportunity to perform for one another in order to maintain their professional performance skills. Little did they know of the group's future and how it would sustain itself for 130 years to date and that it would eventually come to be known as The Tuesday Musicale of Detroit. Today, The Tuesday Musicale of Detroit continues the legacy of the original founders by presenting the finest in professional concerts and contributing in various ways to the music community.
Of Special Note!
April and May will be busy months for the Tuesday Musicale of Detroit:
- Our Opera Night concert, on April 5, was a great success - thanks to all!
- Our Artist of the Year Concert will be April 15 at beautiful First United Methodist Church in Birmingham. Tickets may be purchased online via the event page here.
- In May we will have our Concert, Annual Meeting and Elegant Luncheon on the 17th, the Student League Prize Winners Concert on the 22nd, and the DEBUT of the Tuesday Musicale of Detroit Orchestra on the 24th.
Also, please note that The Tuesday Musicale of Detroit is entering the online media world with our first ever video posting, of Student League member Matthew Yao performing at our February 16, 2016, concert. Please click here to view.
Our January 19 concert, "Nadine's Potpourri" V, featured a visually impressive combination of sight, sound and narration, with the art of eurythmy presented by Claudia Fontana. Please click here for the video.
Welcome to the Tuesday Musicale of Detroit website, where I trust you will be able to find the information you are looking for. In the event that we have failed to provide the information you need, please do not hesitate to call us at 313-520-8663.
As the website indicates, Tuesday Musicale of Detroit has been promoting the live performance of classical and semi-classical music to a high standard for 130 years. As our 2015-2016 concert year continues, I believe you will find our performances to be, in every respect, worthy of our great tradition.
We have three main categories of members: Performer members who perform in our regular monthly concerts and who generally audition to qualify for this classification; Associate members, who largely constitute the audience for our concerts; and Student League members who are outstandingly talented teenage musicians who meet monthly and perform in many of our concerts. Performer and Associate members pay an annual fee of $50.00, which entitles them to attend all our concerts free of charge, with the exception of our “Artist-of-the-Year” concerts for which all attendees pay a charge for admission.
As the name implies, “Artist-of-the-Year” concerts are annual events. At these, we present a musician of national or international stature. Among the artists presented over the years have been violinist Fritz Kreisler, and pianists Jan Paderewski, Myra Hess and Peter Serkin. In 2015, internationally renowned pianist James Tocco, whom we presented on May 8 at the Max Fisher Music Center next to Orchestra Hall, was added to this roster of distinguished musicians.
I hope you will enjoy browsing our website. If you wish to contact us for further information or to answer any questions you may have, you may do so either through the website or by calling us at 313-520-8663.
Come join us for our 2015-16 season of fine concerts.
Norma Keil Shaw
Classically trained musicians (instrumentalists and singers) have gravitated to The Tuesday Musicale of Detroit for over a century. This music club presents concerts by auditioned performer members a monthly basis throughout the Detroit metropolitan area.
The purposes of The Tuesday Musicale of Detroit are as follows:
To instruct and educate its members, and the public at large, in classical music and semi-classical music and in the musical arts, and to foster, stimulate, promote and enhance the interest of its members, the community and the public at large, in music and the musical arts, and their enjoyment and appreciation of live performance of classical and semi-classical music; to foster, sponsor, encourage, promote, give and stage concerts, recitals, lectures, exhibitions, productions, and presentations, dramatic, or otherwise, either public or private, which involve, concern, or make use of classical or semi-classical musical arts.