UPDATE: May 19, 2013- 3:00 PM in the Museum Church
Blaire and Tess DeWilde Kohler came to our attention when they attended the Museum Christmas Open House in November 2010. Blaire, now 18, was carrying a violin case. It seemed unusual and I thought she had just come from a practice or a recital someplace else. She astonished everyone there when she opened it and accompanied Bob Stasiuk by ear, no music. Then, Bob found out that Tess, now 13, played the piano so he had her play while he took a break.
They returned again for the 2011 and 2012 Open House. We asked their mother if they were ready for a Concert and this spring she said they are ready! So, this is it.
Blaire has been playing the violin since age 6 at the Suzuki Royal Oak Institute of Music She has toured Belgium, Germany and the Netherlands with SRO’s Camerata ensemble. She has performed with them at Carnegie Hall. She was Royal Oak High School Concertmaster of the Symphony all four years. Last year she was a member of the DSO Youth Orchestra. She is currently attending Wayne State on a Presidential Scholarship and is a violin performance major.
Blaire’s, “baby sister” Tess, began playing the piano at age 5, studying the Suzuki method. In sixth grade she began playing the trumpet at Royal Oak Middle School. This last January she played in the Michigan All State Middle School Band at the Michigan Music Conference in Grand Rapids. She has just been nominated to the DSO Civic Youth Ensemble Honor’s Band.
Also, you will not believe everything the girls do in their spare time, for that you will have to read about it in the Concert program.
You don’t want to miss this Concert, because in a year or two they will be out of our league and you will have to pay dearly to see them at someplace like Carnegie Hall.
Tickets $10.00 adults, $5.00 Students, at the Door