November 24,  6:30 Capitol Theatre

Jazz and Classical. Jazz- the spontaneous, free and soulful. Classical- the predictable, measured, cerebral. The Maverick and the Straight Laced? Look beyond labels in this program that celebrates the beauty of two coming together. featuring local pianist Mike Karloff with jazz trio and WSO flutist, Liesel Dieppe along with clarinetist, Lisa Raschiatore and harpist, Amy Ley. They’ll make you see it, feel it….get it.

Liesel Deppe, second flute with the WSO, will be performing the “Suite for Flute and Jazz piano trio” by Claude Bolling, a beautiful “crossover” composition written in 1973 with insight from pianist, Mike Karloff.
We will also be performing:
    • “Walk the Dog” by George Gershwin for harp and clarinet
    • “Densities 1” by Gunther Schuller for Clarinet, harp, bass and vibraphone
    • An eclectic Jazz set featuring a jazz take on some classical favourites and music from the “Modern Jazz Quartet”
Performers include: Mike Karloff – piano, Amy Ley – harp, Lisa Raschiatre – clarinet, Cary Kocher – vibraphone, Paul Keller – bass, Kevin Venney – drums
New – Choose the Dinner/ Concert combo! included is a meal before the program at the Sundried Tomato Bistro starting at 5:00 (concert at 6:30) for only $45 per adult, $35 per student or $15 per child.
Located within walking distance from the Capitol Theatre at 122 Chatham St W., the limited menu includes a choice of:
  • Lasagna,
  • Chicken Parmesan with Penne
  • Tomato basil Sundried Fettuccine
  • Salmon with Potato and Vegetable.

Also included is your choice of salad and bread baskets for the table. Drinks and tips not included.

 

 

 

 

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Michael Karloff is a multi-talented pianist, composer, arranger, conductor and musical director based in Windsor. He performs regularly as both a collaborative pianist and jazz pianist. Michael frequently performs with The Windsor Symphony Orchestra, Windsor Light Music Theatre, 4th Wall Music and Jazz at Mackenzie Hall.

 

 

 

Liesel Deppe, Flute, was born in South Africa and received her undergraduate degree from the University of KwaZulu-Natal. A scholarship from the German Academic Exchange Service enabled her to further her studies at the Hochschule für Musik und Theater in Munich, Germany, where she obtained a Meisterklassendiplom. She spent one year with Alexa Still at the University of Colorado in Boulder, before moving to Canada where she obtained her M.Mus. degree from the University of Western Ontario. Liesel Deppe obtained the degree of Doctor of Musical Arts in November 2011 from the University of Toronto where she studied with Leslie Newman.

 

 

 

 

 

Amy Ley is the Principal Harpist, and often featured soloist, for the Symphonies in Flint, Michigan and Windsor, Ontario and has held the Principal Harp position in the Lansing Symphony, Ann Arbor Symphony and Saginaw Bay Orchestras. She has also performed with the Grand Rapids Symphony, National Ballet Orchestra in Toronto, Kitchner-Waterloo Symphony, Orchestra London, Toledo Symphony and Charleston Symphony. She performs with the Walla Walla Chamber Music Festival in Washington state and the Lancaster Music Festival, Ohio and is member of the contemporary music ensemble “Brave New Works”. 

 

 

 

Clarinetist Lisa Raschiatore serves as Bass Clarinetist with the West Michigan Symphony Orchestra, and as an additional musician with the Grand Rapids, Michigan Opera Theatre, and Detroit Symphony Orchestras, among many others. She regularly performs contemporary music in chamber music settings with her wind trio Protea, her string trio Lumino, Latitude 49, Amphion Percussion, and Joel Peterson at various venues including the Detroit Institute of Arts, Trinosophes, The Cube, Art X Detroit, Constellation, and Kerrytown Concert House. She has appeared with singer Shara Nova and her band My Brightest Diamond at many music festivals, most notably with the ensemble yMusic at the Lincoln Center “Out of Doors” Festival in NYC.  She has been a member of Warped Consort and the Aspen Contemporary Ensemble, and has commissioned works from composers David T. Little, Evan Chambers, Andre Myers, Kirsten Volness, Pierre Jalbert, and Roger Zare. She received her doctorate at the University of Michigan and has taught at Central Michigan University, Alma College, and Adrian College.  She currently teaches clarinet, chamber music, and appreciation courses at Madonna University, maintains a private clarinet studio, and is an assistant in the Detroit Symphony Orchestra Library.