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Sunday, November 7, 2021 ** 4 p.m.**  at  The Scarab Club



Chamber Music at the Scarab Club is extremely excited to welcome you back to the opening concert of CMSC’s 23nd season! Enjoy a program largely made up of music we would have performed on the 2019/20 season finale. You’ll hear the world premiere of Metamorphosis by harpist/composer/arranger Maurice DRAUGHN, written for the Eason Trio. The program also includes Quintet for Strings in One Movement by American composer Charles LOEFFLER. Unlike the typical string quintet, this work is written for three violins, viola and cello. And you won’t want to miss clarinetist Brian Bowman performing in the famous MOZART Clarinet Quintet!


Patricia Terry-Ross – harp     Brian Bowman – clarinet

Eliot Heaton – violin    Laura Roelofs – violin    Velda Kelly – violin

Scott Stefanko – viola    Úna O’Riordan – cello



CMSC is carefully monitoring the latest information about the COVID-19 pandemic. We intend to follow all CDC and MDHHS guidelines, as well as the safety protocols in place for our two venues. At this time, in order to present live concerts while keeping everyone safe and healthy, we will require the following from all CMSC audience members, as well as our artists and volunteers.

  • Proof of full vaccination for COVID-19 or proof of a recent negative COVID-19 test (PCR test taken within 48 hours of your performance time, or an antigen test – also known as a rapid test – taken within 6 hours of the performance time.)
  • Masks covering the nose and mouth must be worn at all times while inside the venue. Masks are required regardless of vaccination status.

Thank you so much for your patience and understanding! We look forward to seeing you soon.


Purchase tickets for this concert and season subscriptions here!


Tickets: $25 if ordered or purchased in advance, $30 at the door and $20 with a subscription (tickets to all 4 concerts).

Only $10 for students. Group rates available.

2021-22 subscription brochure (legal size).


The Scarab Club
217 Farnsworth, Detroit, MI 48202 (313) 831-1250

The Grosse Pointe Unitarian Church
17150 Maumee Avenue, Grosse Pointe, MI 48230

Purchase tickets for the 2021-22 season by emailing or calling 248 921-3193.


About CMSC

The series is well known for its innovative programming, outstanding performers and informal atmosphere. Each program is introduced by a speaker and followed by a friendly reception. Directors Deleury and Kelly are dedicated to featuring local performers as well as an occasional group from outside the Detroit area. Some highlights of previous seasons include the melodrama Ghosts of a Paris Past, a performance by the Borsarello Trio, Vancouver’s Orchid Ensemble, bandoneonist Peter Soave, the music of René Becker and several programs featuring the music of female composers. CMSC has also commissioned and presented world and American premieres, such as works by Michigan composers Erik Santos and Clark Suttle, New Yorker Sean Hickey, as well as the music of French composer Nicolas Bacri.

Over the years, with the generous support of MCACA, the City of Detroit and The George and Helen Deffenbaugh Foundation, CMSC performers have had the distinct pleasure of presenting many vibrant educational programs for young audiences from the Bates Academy, Spain School, Cass Technical High School and students from Marygrove College.

Erik Santos presenting his piece "Naiads" to Cass Students
Erik Santos presenting his piece “Naiads” to Cass Students

In keeping with the artistic tradition of the Scarab Club, one concert in 2008 combined the bold and multi-layered art work of Étienne Yver with the elegant music of Mozart, featuring pianist Louis Nagel. On the day following that Sunday concert, students from Detroit’s Spain School joined the artist and musicians for a very special program at the Scarab Club. The repertoire for these programs is usually taken from that season’s subscription concerts.

Frequently, composers, including Erik Santos, Clark Suttle and Pierre Thilloy, present their works to the young listeners and explain how they approached writing the music.

Louis Nagel speaks about Mozart. In the background Etienne Yver's posters on Mozart's Operas
Louis Nagel speaks about Mozart. In the background Etienne Yver’s posters on Mozart’s Operas
Artist Etienne Yver and students from Spain School
Artist Etienne Yver and students from Spain School


Special guest, Ghanaian xylophonist Bernard Woma performed for students at the Scarab Club and even encouraged them to dance to the music!
Another program featured Sukey and the Mermaid by Anne LeBaron and showcased the talented Michigan Opera Theater Children’s Chorus.

This is a series that succeeds in integrating a variety of art forms. Visual art, drama and literature have all been incorporated into many of the concerts. Check the season schedule for more information about this year’s exciting programs.
The Chamber Music concert schedule occurs between the months of September and June. For better outreach, concerts are offered both at the Scarab Club and at other locations in the metro Detroit area. Please always reference the time and location before attending a concert.

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