Photo by Cybelle Codish
etro Detroiters have yet another event at which to celebrate the music and culture of the city. The historic Boston-Edison neighborhood presents “The Sounds of Music” House Concert Series. This inaugural event includes three Saturday evening concerts featuring prominent Detroit area musicians performing in the unique homes of Boston-Edison.
On May 7, the Pamela Wise Trio will present a program of jazz and Latin jazz with Cuban cuisine provided by Vicente’s restaurant. Leo Rea and his Rea Deal Big Band will entertain on August 6 at a backyard barbeque. The MidTown3 ensemble-flautist Dennis Carter, harpist Lydia Cleaver and viola player Leslie Deshazor Adams-will be featured in the final concert of the inaugural series, with foods of the fall season served.
All concerts begin at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $30 per concert or $75 for all three. Tickets are available by advance sale only.
The Boston-Edison Historic District is one of the premier addresses in the heart of Detroit, containing over 900 homes. Most homes were constructed between 1905 and 1925 and range in size from modest two-story vernaculars to impressive mansions. Notable African-American residents of Boston-Edison have included Motown founder Berry Gordy Jr., heavyweight boxing champion Joe Louis, concert soprano Celeste Cole and comedian David Alan Grier. Today Boston-Edison is a multi-racial, multi-ethnic neighborhood with residents of diverse occupations.
For more information and to purchase tickets, visit www.historicbostonedison.org.