Take a break and enjoy live music at the Royal Oak Public Library! Join us in the Friends Auditorium on select Saturdays at 3:00 pm throughout the year for these free performances. This series is sponsored by Friends of the Royal Oak Public Library.
When classical guitarist Paul Vondiziano performs, you are transported to a very calm and serene place. Paul returns to take us to that place once again.
Take a journey back in time when life was simpler and music filled the air to the delight of young and old alike. The Silver Strings group is beginning their 30th year of playing “Old Time Music,” featuring the hammered dulcimer in addition to the guitar, banjo, fiddle, mandolin, penny whistle, autoharp, harmonica, and bass fiddle. Enjoy listening to a variety of traditional music, including Irish jigs and reels, Celtic music, waltzes, polkas, and standard holiday music to celebrate the season.
Metro Jazz Voices are well known for their jazz standards, popular favorites and rare gems in sophisticated four-part harmony, backed by one of the best rhythm trios in Detroit. Selections from all eras of the Great American Songbook are featured, from standards like Pennies from Heaven and Over the Rainbow to modern classics like Me and Julio Down by the Schoolyard. The sound is comfortable and yearning, the harmonies sweet and fascinating. This activity is funded in part by the Michigan Council for Arts and Culture, and the Michigan Humanities Council.
Described as “Michigan’s leading boogie-woogie pianist” by The Farmington Patch, Matthew Ball performs a family-friendly program of music fun from the 20s, 30s & 40s with arrangements of classic American songs like Swanee River, Over the Rainbow, The Entertainer, The Sheik of Araby, Bumble Boogie, Cow Cow Blues and more! Don’t miss this toe-tappin’ performance of swinging piano fun!
Bill’s classic rock show has expanded to bringing seven guitars, each with a different sound and purpose. He records all his own back-up music including bass, keyboards, backup vocals and drums. He is a virtual “One Man Band.”
Comprised of local musicians, the WCM was organized to present chamber music concerts to diverse communities along the Woodward Corridor, from downtown Detroit, through the connecting suburbs, to Pontiac. The group’s mission is to create a musical environment in which urban and suburban communities will enjoy coming together. A clarinet quartet and a flute ensemble will perform classical chamber music.
Backed by seven-string guitarist Rick Matle and drummer Karen Tomalis, seven-time “Outstanding Jazz Vocalist” winner, Detroit native Sheila Landis interprets the classic repertoire of Ella Fitzgerald. Sheila Landis has a voice steeped in jazz that is guaranteed to entertain. If you love jazz standards including the timeless melodies of Cole Porter, George Gershwin and Duke Ellington, this show is not to be missed. This activity is funded in part by the Michigan Council for Arts and Culture, and the Michigan Humanities Council.
Help us welcome Double Play Flute and Tuba as they present Baroque, Broadway and Beyond! The program surveys western music from the 1600s to today; historical and humorous anecdotes make this an entertaining experience for listeners of all generations and musical tastes. This husband and wife team, Amy Ridings and Patrick Sciannella, have been performing together for over two decades and have appeared in 45 states, the District of Columbia and Mexico. Founded in Arizona in 1989, they now reside in Farmington Hills, Michigan.