Little Bay LIVE!
strives to open up programming that serves a wide spectrum of the population. This program brings music to the community and engages the general public in local music experiences, lifting exposure to diversity in and through music.
Summer 2022 Schedule
Monday, August 22, 4 PM
St. Anne’s Church, Mackinac Island
‘Clarinets on the Loose’ ensemble
Tim Topolewski is a Professor Emeritus from the Crane School of Music in Potsdam, New York. He is a published author, arranger and conductor who has lectured and performed throughout the United States, Canada, Australia and Mexico. He played with the US Army Band – thank you for your service, Tim. He spends his free time working on his wood lathe. “Turning wood gives new life to everyday items that may otherwise end up in a land fill.” He uses old piano parts to create amazing works of art.
Charlie MacInnis plays clarinet and bass clarinet and has played in various symphonic bands, community bands and ensembles around the area. He has been with the GLCO for at least a dozen years and especially loves the big bass clarinet. He’s a pilot and each year donates a sightseeing flight to the Crescendo fundraiser to help raise money for the Great Lakes Chamber Orchestra. Charlie lives in Harbor Springs with his wife, Kate.
JoCindee Gasco graduated from Interlochen Arts Academy studying clarinet and creative writing. Her focus was in music performance and she has played the clarinet in various orchestras, bands and ensembles throughout Michigan, Indiana and Kentucky. Her day job is as a psychologist in private practice in Petoskey. She specializes in substance use addiction and trauma recovery. We like having her in the group as she is a good listener!
Jayne Bennett Winchester is a former Band Director and Music Teacher graduating from CMU with a music performance degree and an elementary endorsement which lead her to teach everything from Computers, to PE, Art, Choir, Band and Orchestra. She plays in two jazz bands in the area, GLCO, and various other small ensembles and Community Bands. Her hobbies include working with fabrics in quilting including various artistic renditions created with cloth.
We all LOVE playing our instruments and it is something we can continue to do as long as we like. We encourage young people to learn to play a musical instrument because there are always local groups in which to play and no one ever sits on the bench in music.
Wednesday, August 24, 5 PM
Bay View, Petoskey
Los Altos (viola ensemble)
Tuesday, August 30, 5:30 PM
Bidwell Outdoor Plaza, Crooked Tree Arts Center, Petoskey
Kim Teachout, viola, and Matthew Valdiviez, guitar
Traverse City-based duo Mountain Gloom and Mountain Glory is comprised of Kim
Teachout (fiddle and voice) and her husband Matthew Valdiviez (guitar and voice). Their
repertoire includes a wide array of traditional country, honky-tonk, western swing,
bluegrass, and folk songs.
Kim holds a master’s in viola performance from the University of Colorado and serves
as principal violist with the Great Lakes Chamber Orchestra, Associate Principal Viola
with the Traverse Symphony Orchestra, she is also a member of the Los Altos Viola
Quartet, and the annual Baroque on Beaver Festival. Matthew holds an M.Phil. in English
Language and Literature from Yale and has been playing guitar since he was first
introduced to it in a high school guitar class. Kim and Matthew started playing together
in 2010 while living in Albuquerque, NM exploring various country and bluegrass genres,
as well as Argentinian tango, Italian folk songs, and Irish fiddle. In the Traverse City
area, they enjoy playing at local wineries, restaurants, and weddings.
Mountain Gloom and Mountain Glory will present a program titled “Bridging the
Gap Between Folk and Classical” which will include selections of honky-tonk, western
swing, and classical pieces at Bidwell Outdoor Plaza at 5:30 on August 30, 2022.
Thursday, June 9, 4 PM
Charlevoix Summer Open House
String Duo with Trisha Berquist and Byron Farrar
Tuesday, June 28, 5:30 PM
Harbor Springs Night of the Arts (downtown next to Oil Paintings by Karen Rolfes)
Thursday, July 7, 2 PM
Perry Farm Village, Harbor Springs
Ann Schoelles, viola, & Lynn Hansen, oboe
Friday, July 8, 12 PM
Pennsylvania Park Gazebo, Petoskey
Tim Mocny, percussion ensemble
Sunday, July 31, 4:00 PM
Marina Park, Harbor Springs
Hannah Harris, fiddle, and John Warstler, guitar
Northern Michigan duo Hannah Harris
and John Warstler bring out the area’s Irish heritage with their
traditional music performance. They have been performing together since
2017 and in 2020 released an album, Tea for Tunes. From lively dance
tunes to haunting melodies, they encompass a truly authentic picture of
Irish traditional music.”