PO Box 36535, Grosse Pointe, MI 48236

©2019 by The Tuesday Musicale of Detroit.

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Our History

In 1885, a dozen women pianists gathered to establish a music club in Detroit. They sought to improve their performance skills and promote good music in a city that as yet had no symphony orchestra or concert management. At first limited to pianists, Tuesday Musicale soon admitted other instrumentalists and singers. 


Later, it added a Student League Program to meet the needs of high-performing teenage musicians. Along with the Performing Members, Associate (non-performing) Members help to make up the enthusiastic audiences at the regular Tuesday concerts each season and also serve as members and officers of the club’s governing body. Each year there is one Artist Concert featuring a significant instrumentalist or singer of prominence and a Young Artist concert showcasing a rising star in the classical music firmament. We give one opera concert a year.


Tuesday Musicale began introducing artist concerts to Detroit audiences in 1888. An impressive list of artists was presented over the years including Jan Paderewski, Claudio Arrau, Fritz Kreisler, Myra Hess, Schumann-Heink, Blanche Thebom, Marcella Sembrich, Ruth Laredo, Peter Serkin, Irina Mishura, James Tocco and Yoonshin Song. The idea of establishing the Detroit Symphony Orchestra was born in the home of one of our members’.


Tuesday Musicale supports the musical community by making contributions to the Michigan Opera Theatre, Detroit Symphony Civic Orchestra, which is the DSO youth orchestra. We give two scholarships annually to University of Michigan students, as well as several annual awards to members of the Student League. Members serve music in the metropolitan Detroit area as teachers, and as vocal and instrumental performers in professional and community orchestras, chamber groups and churches. Members also volunteer to perform in hospitals and nursing homes.


Tuesday Musicale is over 130 years old.  Many changes have marked its growth, including the addition of men to its ranks. Tuesday Musicale will remain dedicated to promoting great music in the Metropolitan Detroit area.


NEW  MEMBERS  WELCOME

 

Officers & Board Members

Dina Winter, President
Yuki Mack, Vice President
Eric Winter, Corresponding Secretary
Harry Pevos, Treasurer
Dalos Grobe, Financial Secretary

Bill Kupsky, Director

William Underwood, Director
Jill McBride, Director
Glenn Porzadek, Director
Norma Shaw, Director
Nadine Deleury, Director
Gretchen Wolff, Director

 

Profiles

Dina Winter, President

Dina has led a life filled with music, art, theatre, education and a love of Dante.  At the age of fourteen, she discovered opera - and has never recovered from it since.  After seeing her first opera, La Traviata, at the old Metropolitan Opera in New York City, she started studying with Francesca Pasella, an Italian maestra in the Bronx. Under Ms. Pasella’s tutelage, she won several singing awards, one of which took her to Italy, where she made her debut as Santuzza in Cavalleria Rusticana.  She was the first twentieth century “Maria Stuarda” and sang leading roles in  major theatres in Germany, Italy and Holland. In her early thirties, while singing at the Stuttgarter Staatsoper in Germany, she met and fell in love with an extraordinary educational idea, Waldorf education, and quietly but firmly decided that that was what she wanted to serve for the rest of her life.   Asked to help start a Waldorf School in Detroit, she felt the call of destiny and linked herself with this venture for the next 20 years. During that time a young singer begged her to teach her what she could about “how to sing.”  This led to her next career in which she is still engaged.  In addition, she has organized and produced performances under the title of HOSTIA (Heights of the Spirit Through the Arts) in various cities in the United States. In 2006 and 2007, Dina taught young aspiring singers in Beijing, China. She has been a lecturer with Michigan Opera’s “Learning at the Opera” series, and is an opera critic for several newspapers. She is now a member of the board of Tuesday Musicale of Detroit and recently completed a three year term as President. Her main responsibility with this organization today is as its Programs Coordinator, which involves helping organize Tuesday Musicale’s monthly concerts and its Artist-of-the-Year concert. She very much enjoys making presentations on opera, in which she draws on her deep knowledge of this musical genre. She also retains an undiminished appreciation of, and love for, Dante’s Divine Comedy.

Yuki Mack, Vice President
Japanese born Pianist, Yuki Mack, has dazzled audiences on three continents, performing works for Solo, Chamber music, and works for one piano, two pianos, and performances with orchestras. Arriving in the United States as a child she eventually settled in Michigan. Yuki studied with Brazilian pianist, Flavio Varani and the late Joyce Adelson at Oakland University and later with Louis Nagel at the University of Michigan. In 1994, after wining strong recognition as a soloist, Yuki and her sister Tomoko, melded their artistry into an award-winning piano duo. They won prizes in several prestigious international competitions: First and Kodama Prize at the Fourth International Piano Duo Competition in Tokyo; Ellis Two-piano Competition, (best performance of an American work) and the Dranoff International Two–Piano Competition. The Duo has been featured in the Gilmore International Keyboard festival in Michigan, the Symposium for Two-Pianos in Florida and the Quebec International Two-Piano Festival. Frequently, Yuki joins the faculty of the International Summer Music Festival in Naleczow, Poland.

In addition to performing, Yuki devotes her time to teaching and outreach programs.

“…Exciting choice of repertoire played with flawless technique and fire…” Music & Dance Press / Tokyo, Japan

“…Suave and authoritative!” Detroit Free Press

“…A high sense of drama and brilliant technique …” Holland Sentinel


Eric Winter, Corresponding Secretary

Eric is a native of Ireland. He graduated from Trinity College Dublin, Ireland with an honors degree in economics and political science. He left Ireland in 1961, emigrating to the United States where he studied mathematical statistics and business, graduating with an MBA from Wayne State University. He began his business career as a statistician at General Motors. After three years with GM he moved to the old National Bank of Detroit where he worked as an economist, his responsibility during most of his time there being the development of forecasts of the U.S. economy for the Bank’s trust department. He retired from the Bank in 1999. As a retiree, he enjoys following economic developments both at home and abroad and maintains a keen interest in investments. He serves as treasurer on the boards of three not-for-profit organizations, for three of which he is treasurer, including Tuesday Musicale. He also teaches English as a Second Language for a few hours per week at Berlitz. Eric has always been interested in music and studied violin, piano and organ. It was through his interest in music that he met his wife, the former opera singer Dina Soresi, at a time when he was a church organist, and she was looking for an accompanist to help her keep in practice with her singing. Eric and Dina live in Grosse Pointe Shores.

Harry Pevos, Treasurer, Associate Member

Dalos Grobe, Financial Secretary

Dalos was born in Wisconsin, and came to Detroit by way of the Twin Cities, where he earned a B.S. in Music Education from the U. of Minn; he also has a M.M. in Organ from the U. of Mich. Mr. Grobe is a well-known figure in choral music in southeast Michigan; at the time of his retirement from the Detroit Public Schools, he was Director of Choral Music at Cass Technical High School. He is presently Director of Music at Westminster Church of Detroit, where he has been organist for the past fifty-some years. For several decades he has served as accompanist for the Kenneth Jewell Chorale, the Detroit Symphony Chorale, the Dehaven Chorale and the Oakland Choral Society and for singers in recital. Mr. Grobe is a member of the American Choral Directors Association, the American Guild of Organists, and is a Tuesday Musicale performing member as well as Financial Secretary of Tuesday Musicale. His hobbies include travel, gardening and bicycling.