Our One Hundred and Thirty-Second Season Has Begun!

President's Reception and First Concert

Our one hundred and thirty-second season began on September 27th with with the always popular President's Luncheon and Concert, held at the beautiful Alger House of the Grosse Pointe War Memorial, overlooking Lake St. Clair.

Our October Events

 Friday, Oct. 14, 10:30 a.m. (Note Friday, not Tuesday)
2nd Concert Special: Michigan Federation of Music Clubs
Tuesday Musicale of Detroit is pleased to host this Southeast District event.
Grosse Pointe Woods Presbyterian Church
(See our Flash Flyer at right)

 Tuesday, Oct. 25, 7:30 p.m.
3rd Concert: Classics for an Evening, Solos & Chamber Ensembles
First United Methodist Church, Birmingham
We return to Birmingham for another concert in this beautiful church.
(See our Flash Flyer at right, below)


Just a few days before our Birmingham concert!  Matt Weddon, pianist from Michigan State University, is the featured guest artist for this special concert.  Matt is a senior piano performance major at Michigan State University.  Matt is the winner of the 2016 MSU Honors Concerto competition, Kalamazoo’s Bravo! Competition, and the Grand Rapids Bach Festival Young Keyboard Artists Competition.  He has appeared as a soloist with the Michigan State University Orchestra as well as internationally as soloist, duo pianist, and collaborative pianist in Poland and Italy.

First Ruth Laredo Award Winner Ivan Moshchuk Performs at DIA

ivan_moshchuk_sessions_dia2016We are pleased to make two announcements about our new Ruth Laredo "An die Musik" Memorial Fund for Outstanding Young Musicians.  First, we are nearing our funding objective for this fund.  And secondly, it is our pleasure to relate a most exciting performance by our first young musician to receive this award on May 24 this year, Pianist Ivan Moshchuk
Ivan joined celebrated filmmaker and violinist Bruno Monsaingeon (France) and cellist Aleksey Shadrin (Ukraine) for a two-day centenary celebration of the life and work of the legendary musician and humanist Yehudi Menuhin.  On September 9 the celebration included a standing room only performance in the Rivera Hall of the Detroit Institute of Arts. 
The event was coordinated by Ivan and The Detroit Sessions, and accomplished a number of objectives which are perfectly aligned with the mission of the Tuesday Musicale of Detroit: Bringing excellence in musical performance to the Detroit area, both celebrating an outstanding musician, Yehudi Menuhin, and celebrating Detroit's cultural gem, the DIA, and demonstrating that classical musical performance is attracting cool young performers as well as young audience members.  For more information see www.thedetroitsessions.com/gallery2 where the photographs of Olga Gamburg capture the excitement of this unique event.

Late Breaking News from Our Student League


Student League Advisor Velda Kelly has the following exciting update:
We had our first Student League meeting of the season on Sunday, September 25th at Oakland University. It was an excellent meeting with terrific attendance (22 students out of the current total number of 27). There were beautiful performances and lively discussion.  Eleven students performed at this meeting! We’re working on communicating feedback to one another in a more thoughtful way, listening critically and making statements that lead everyone to think, participate and hopefully become better musicians. 
One of our members, Shuheng Zhang, was recently selected as one of only ten young pianists from around the world to participate in the Allianz Junior Music Camp sponsored by the Lang Lang International Music Foundation. He will attend the camp for a week in early November in Warsaw, Poland. For more information, click here.  This is a wonderful opportunity for Shuheng!
Our latest auditions were held on September 18th at Oakland University. Five new members were accepted into the group. We now have two violists, another oboe player, a flutist and another young pianist. There are a couple more young people who wish to audition, so another date will be set up before long.
Our next meeting is scheduled for Sunday October 30th.

President's Welcome

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 over 130 years. As we prepare our 2016-2017 concert season, I believe you will find our performances to be, in every respect, worthy of our great tradition. Please note that it is time to renew your membership, which may now be accomplished online by clicking into the "Membership" menu on the Home Page and scrolling down to "Pay Now."

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.  Members who choose a membership category involving a payment of $ 100.00 or more are entitled to attend DVD Opera Presentations in Grosse Pointe Homes.

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 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 2016-17 season of fine concerts.

Norma Keil Shaw

Get to Know Us

Welcome - About The Tuesday Musicale of Detroit:

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 over 130 years 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.

Student League - 2015-2016

The Student League was very active during the year, as reflected in the following commentary and gallery of photos from several members, with performers listed alphabetically.  Thanks to Student League Adviser Velda Kelly, to this year's wonderful cast of young musician members, and also to the parents and families who have graciously offered your homes for SL meetings.

Tuhin Chakraborty (Pianist): My experience with the Student League of Tuesday musicale has been truly wondrous over these past few years. I have had opportunities to play formally at actual concerts and learn from the best musicians in the area. This past year I really enjoyed playing for the TMD members and friends at the TMD Annual Meeting at the Grosse Pointe War Memorial. I especially like attending the interesting monthly meetings that the student league holds. I enjoy the speeches given by the speakers when they discuss their experience performing on the stage.

Alyssa Campbell is a violinist who will be attending the University of Michigan in the fall. She will be studying violin performance in the School of Music, Theater, and Dance and plans to make a career out of performing on the violin. She loves contemporary music and hopes that it will be a large aspect of her life in music.
William Lee (Age 15, Carnegie Hall Photo, Grand Prize Winner Concert Festival, December 2015): The Tuesday Musicale has empowered me to confidently soar in the direction of all my musical dreams! Each month we have the unique opportunity to perform in front of our peers to reach for the highest magnitude of artistry. For this I am truly thankful to Velda Kelly and my fellow student members.
Trinity Lee (7th grade, Carnegie Hall photo, Grand Prize Winner Concert Festival, 2016):  Thank you for having me as the youngest member of the piano student body this past season! I am excited for next year! The Tuesday Musicale Student League has provided me and many talented young musicians to reach their highest potential in their musical endeavors. My experiences have been enriched by dedicated students who have the highest standards of musical excellence. Led monthly by our director, Violinist Velda Kelly, we are truly fortunate to have such an honorable organization here in Metro Detroit.
Greg Turner: I enjoy the Student League mostly because of the opportunity to perform repertoire in progress in a comfortable environment. Performing for the group is always a great experience as you not only get to practice performing your pieces, but also get constructive feedback from your friends.
Matthew Yao is featured in our first video posting on the website, below, performing at our February 16, 2016, concert. 

Student League - 2015-2016

More Student League!  The response from our Student League members has been outstanding, and we are collecting a lovely set of images and quotations from their experience with our association.  A second gallery has been set up for any additional submissions - please contact Velda Kelly if you would like to be included.

Velda Kelly The center around whom our Student League stars orbit is advisor Velda Kelly.  She has become a trusted advisor and inspiration for our Student Leaguers.  Thank you, Velda!

Kathryn Jorgensen  "Student League has helped me make huge progress in my performance abilities. Six years with this group has helped me increase my playing ability, musical appreciation, and helped me control my fear of performing in front of people. I feel infinitely more prepared going into conservatory having participated. Being able to learn and grow with so many great young musicians was truly a privilege."


Our Student League, Continued

A Recap of the Season in Pictures

Our organization has benefited from the many beautiful and well-designed "Flash Flyers" and other publications produced by member Mary Levack Quick.  Mary has prepared the following set of images that reflect our exciting 2015 -2016 season.  Thank you, Mary!


Of Special Note!

Thank you, Scott Hanoian, Ivan Moshchuk and the performers of the Tuesday Musicale of Detroit Ensemble for a spectacular concert! What a great way to end our enjoyable 2015-16 concert season.

TMD2015-16_Img_Concert NN Hanoian Ensemble 

Our Opera Night concert, on April 5, was a great success - thanks to all!

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.