Historic Boston-Edison Presents:
The 2018 "sounds of music" house concert series

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The "Sounds of Music" House Concert Series celebrates eight years with some of the finest musicians in the world of classical, jazz and other genres, all performing in the beautiful homes of Historic Boston-Edison. This year, our season highlights stellar keyboard musicians.

SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT: The Fall "Sounds of Music" Concert will be held at the Charles T. Fisher mansion, which is the site of 2018 Junior League of Detroit's Designers' Showhouse. Special ticket pricing will include a chance to experience the fabulous transformation of this house.

TICKETS GO ON SALE MARCH 17. Tickets are $45 for the May and August concert. PLEASE NOTE: For the May and August concerts, ticket price will increase to $55 per person within 10 days of scheduled concert. See information below for ticket pricing for the Junior League Showhouse concert. Home addresses of the concerts will be provided with ticket purchase. ALL TICKETS ARE BY ADVANCE SALE ONLY--NO TICKET SALES AT THE DOOR. TICKETS ARE NON-REFUNDABLE, BUT MAY BE TRANSFERRED (contact Music Director Michelle May for more information). The "Sounds of Music" House Concert series reserves the right to make program changes as necessary.

2018 "Sounds of Music" Season


SOLD OUT! The tickets to this concert are sold out, and the waitlist is now closed.

Pianist Alvin Waddles, best known for his leading roles in "Too Hot to Handel" and "The Fats Waller Review", will return here to Boston-Edison, his childhood neighborhood. He will perform a classical concert with special guest vocalists from the Michigan Opera Theatre. This intimate concert will be inside a beautiful home, and weather permitting, guests can have dinner outside in the garden (buffet dinner and drinks served at intermission). This concert will begin at 7:30 p.m., doors open at 7:00 p.m.


This concert is sponsored by Robinson Realty & Management.

Pianist Mike Jellick was born in New Delhi, India, and raised in Michigan. He is one of the most sought-after pianists in the Midwest. He draws from classical and jazz influences in his playing and writing. Jellick has performed with Rodney Whitaker, Marcus Belgrave, Christian McBride, Karriem Riggins, Wes Anderson, Victor Goines, Tia Fuller, Ron Blake, Vincent Chandler, Sean Dobbins, Ingrid Jensen, Terreon Gulley, Jesse Palter, Sean Jones, Carl Allen, and many more. Our very popular summer jazz party sells out quickly! This under-the-tent performance will be in the backyard of a beautiful Boston-Edison home and includes a summer-themed dinner and drinks. This concert will begin at 7:30 p.m., doors open at 7:00 p.m.



CONCERT - 7:30 PM (concert and dinner will be under a tent in the rear garden of the Showhouse; NO entrance to the Showhouse once concert begins)

We are happy to announce that the Junior League of Detroit has chosen Historic Boston-Edison as the site of their 2018 Designers' Showhouse: the Charles T. Fisher mansion, the Detroit home of actor, philanthropist, author and entrepreneur, Hill Harper. We will partner with the Junior League to present a wonderful evening at this incredibly transformed residence. For a special ticket price, guests will be able to tour the home and then enjoy the concert in the garden tent along with a buffet dinner and drinks. There will also be tickets available for the concert and dinner only, with no access to the interior showhouse. This promises to be a truly spectacular evening.


Detroit born and bred keyboardist Gerard Gibbs is known for his incredible energy and musicianship on the keyboard and organ. He currently performs internationally with James Carter, Ronnie Laws, Marion Meadows and Pieces of a Dream. He is the leader of several ensembles; his group RYZ (pronounced "Rise") will grace the stage at this special concert in the garden tent of the Junior League Designers' Showhouse.

Tickets for this special performance: $85 - includes tour of the showhouse, commemorative showhouse program booklet, concert and full buffet dinner with drinks. $55 - concert and buffet dinner only in the garden tent (NO access to the interior of the showhouse).

Advertising & Sponsorship Opportunities

Our house concert series attracts a diverse audience from all over metro Detroit and Canada. This is a great opportunity to advertise to this group in our "Sounds of Music" program booklet. Or perhaps you'd consider giving a sponsorship donation (tax-deductible). See our advertising contract for more details.

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We would like to thank Robinson Realty & Management for co-sponsoring the 2018 "Sounds of Music" Summer Jazz Concert.


We would like to thank the following advertisers for supporting the "Sounds of Music" House Concert Series:


What are my parking options at the event?
There is free parking on the street where each host house is located.

Where can I contact the organizer with any questions?
You may call Music Director Michelle May at 313-865-1149 or via e-mail at music@historicbostonedison.org.

Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?
Your name will be added to our guest list, however, bringing the physical ticket might be a good idea for a back-up just in case!

2017 "Sounds of Music" Season

The seventh season of Boston-Edison's "Sounds of Music" House Concert Series featured three great performances. Season Seven had:

2016 "Sounds of Music" Season

The sixth season of Boston-Edison House Concerts was another great series. See the links below for photographs of the events. Season Six featured:

  • A classical performance featuring the Bridge Trio, consisting of GRAMMY winner John McLaughlin Williams and Velda Kelly on violins and Romona Merritt on viola.
  • A beautiful evening of high-energy jazz from the Zamar Jazz Band.
  • A folk performance featuring award-winning singer/songwriter Jill Jack on vocals and guitar, accompanied by Mark Iannace.
  • A high-energy performance by the Detroit Youth Choir under the expert direction of Anthony White.

2015 "Sounds of Music" Season

The fifth season of Boston-Edison House Concerts was another great series. See the links below for photographs of the events. Season Five featured:

  • The sounds of Trio Neo, consisting of flutist Tracy Kash, clarinetist and saxophonist Shannon Ford and pianist Doug Scott.
  • Popular summer jazz with the ladies of Straight Ahead, a a GRAMMY nominated hometown favorite.
  • ASCAP award-winning vocalist Kathy Kosins, who The Chicago Tribune has called, "...one of the most alluring voices in jazz."
  • The talented young artist and jazz pianist Brendon Davis and his group.

2014 "Sounds of Music" Season

The fourth season of Boston-Edison House Concerts was a great success. See the links below for photographs of the events. Season Four featured:

2013 "Sounds of Music" Season

The third season of Boston-Edison House Concerts was a great success. See the links below for photographs of the events. Season Three featured:

2012 "Sounds of Music" Season

The second season of Boston-Edison House Concerts was again a very successful endeavor. See the links below for photographs of the events. Season Two featured:

  • A kickoff concert with fun classic and contemporary folk music from guitarist David Nefesh and his friends, along with a light dinner and drinks.
  • Soulful, jazzy music with vocalist Penny Wells, along with a light dinner and drinks.
  • Authentic flamenco music and dance with "La Chispa and Company," along with a light Spanish-themed dinner and drinks
  • Children's Concert with the Urban Stringz Youth Ensemble, with punch and cookies.

2011 "Sounds of Music" Season

The first season of Boston-Edison House Concerts are done, and it was a very successful endeavor. See the links below for photographs of the events. Season One featured:

  • An evening of jazz and Latin jazz with the acclaimed Pamela Wise Trio featuring spectacular Spanish cuisine.
  • The hot sounds of Leo Rea and his Rea Deal Big Band and a wonderful summer backyard picnic.
  • The Midtown3, a phenomenal classical trio featuring flute (Dennis Carter), harp (Lydia Cleaver) and viola (Leslie Deshazor Adams) and crisp harvest foods of the season.

What attendees said about the 2011 Season:

Superb evening - resident from the Arden Park/East Boston neighborhood
Just a quick email to tell you 'THANKS' again and that we really enjoyed the concert this past Saturday evening. The house setting, food and music was outstanding. - attendee from Royal Oak
I just want to sent you a short note to say how much I enjoyed the concerts yesterday evening (oh and my husband enjoyed it as well). The home was a stunning venue for the event and the big band musical selections were great! I'm certain that everyone involved is passionate and excited about the Historic Boston-Edison community as it was evident by the commendable job that you and your team of volunteers did Saturday evening. - attendee from Franklin
That was a wonderful evening! Such good performers and such good planning. I loved it! - Boston-Edison resident


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