CALUMET?- The spirits of Irving Berlin, Cole Porter, Edith Piaf, Leonard Bernstein and other composers will be alive and well for the Pine Mountain Music Festival's annual cabaret-style show Tuesday.
"New York and Paris in Revue!" will take audience members on a jaunt through the music of the two cities at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Calumet Theatre. Directed by Jerry DePuit, the show will feature the PMMF's six Resident Opera Artists - Danielle Teter, Kyle Tomlin, Jennifer Trombley, James Plante, Heather Youngquist and Brian Shircliffe.
"Join Jerry, our six wonderful emerging opera professionals and Lucy Thrasher as we leave the serene country life behind and celebrate the bright lights and back alleys of the Big Apple and the City of Lights," Joshua Major, artistic director for the Pine Mountain Music Festival said in a press release. "'New York and Paris in Revue!' is an exciting journey through music inspired by and about two great cities."
DePuit is in his eighth season with the PMMF and will direct the burgeoning opera singers. Tickets are available through the Calumet Theatre Box Office at 337-2610, the Rozsa Center for the Performing Arts Box Office at 487-3200, by telephone at 877-745-3999 or at the door if space permits.
Also occurring over the next week is a performance by organist Christina Harmon, who appeared at the PMMF in 2009 and has roots in the Upper Peninsula. Harmon will kick off the local Pine Mountain Music Festival events with a performance at 7:30 Monday at St. Joseph's Catholic Church in Lake Linden.
Harmon will be joined at the concert by trumpeters Mark Flaherty of the Marquette Symphony Orchestra and Joel Neves, conductor of the Keweenaw Symphony Orchestra.
Harmon is also offering a workshop for organists Tuesday morning at the historic tracker Barckhoff organ at the Keweenaw Heritage Center in Calumet. There is a small cost to the workshop. For more information, contact Jan Dalquist at firstname.lastname@example.org or 482-0709.