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Organ, Violin Recital at the Cathedral

September 30, 2018 @ 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM


The Cathedral Cultural Series presents Michael Hey, associate organist at St. Patrick’s Cathedral in New York City, and renowned New York City violinist Christiana Liberis, present a fresh and innovative program using the cathedral’s historic organ, on Sunday, September 30, 2018 at 4 pm.
The recital will be held at the Cathedral of the Most Blessed Sacrament, 9844 Woodward Avenue, Detroit, MI 48202. Tickets are $10 general admission, and may be purchased from Eventbrite. Tickets may also be purchased starting at 3:45 pm at the door the day of the concert.
Michael and Christiana will employ the entirety of the grand stone sanctuary of the cathedral presenting a program of solo organ works and violin/organ duo works, including works by Bach, Wagner, Ravel and Naji Hakim.
Doors open 45 minutes before the concert. Free, secure parking is adjacent to the Cathedral.
To receive updates or more information, please write [email protected], call 313-237-5782, or visit
Concert organist Michael Hey has been described as “scintillating” and “tremendously virtuosic” (The Straits Times, Singapore, 2016). In 2015 Michael was appointed Associate Director of Music and Organist of the famed Saint Patrick’s Cathedral in New York City. Not exclusively a solo organist, Michael enjoys a varied career that includes collaborations with other musicians, solo piano recitals, improvising, and transcribing works. He has performed with renowned soloists including soprano Renée Fleming, tenor Matthew Polenzani, and mezzo-soprano Isabel Leonard. In 2016 he recorded an anthology with baritone Tim Krol entitled Robert Franz: Ordinary Man, Extraordinary Songs. Lately, he has been performing duos for organ or piano with violinist Christiana Liberis.
Christiana Liberis, born in Italy of Italian, Greek, and Polish heritage, is a performer of international reach. Recognized for her captivating tone and deeply enthralling musical interpretations, she has performed to acclaim, transporting audiences with her performances of traditional forms of classical music as well as more postmodern and popular idioms. Versatile in diverse musical genres, Christiana has collaborated in concert engagements across the globe and has mastered the art of playing in many different capabilities; not limited to the more well-known classical forms of solo, chamber, symphonic, opera, and ballet, but also in tango, jazz, Broadway, electric improvisation, and other eclectic styles.


September 30, 2018
4:00 PM - 5:30 PM
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Contact Name
Joe Balistreri
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[email protected]
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Location Name
Cathedral of the Most Blessed Sacrament
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9844 Woodward Ave., Detroit, MI 48202