Romel Joseph is a blind Juilliard trained classical violinist who was trapped under the rubble of his music institute for 18 hours; this occurred as a result of an earthquake that devastated Haiti in 2010. Joseph will share his personal story and talent at four local events this March in Ann Arbor and in Adrian, Michigan and also in Ada, Ohio. All proceeds from the “Never Give Up Tour” benefit the *Friends of Music Education for Haiti, a nonprofit organization founded by Joseph that is devoted to providing music education and hope for children.
March 27, 2014 at 7:00 PM:
The Josephs will perform three violin duets, The Gadfly
, by Shostakovich, and two Haitian folk songs arranged by Joseph in the Ann Arbor Public Library located at 343 South Fifth Avenue.
Local Ann Arbor musicians, pianist Renee Robbins, violinist Cecilia Johnson and cellists Margaret Weiss and James Anderson will perform selections by Mozart, Brahms, and Mendelssohn with the Josephs on the dates and venues listed below.
· March 29, 2014 at 7:30 PM
in Northside Community Church located at 929 Barton Drive in Ann Arbor.
· March 30, 2014 at 3:00 PM
at Adrian College in Dawson Auditorium located at 110 S. Madison Street in Adrian, Michigan.
· March 31, 2014 at 8:00 PM
at Ohio Northern University’s Snyder Recital Hall located at 525 South Main Street in Ada, Ohio.
Admission is free for all performances. There is a suggested donation of $10.