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GROSSE POINT – Local pianist Joseph Palazzolo is celebrating his 50th birthday by giving a solo piano concert Sunday, Feb. 21 at 8:00 p.m. at Grosse Pointe Unitarian Church, 17150 Maumee Ave. in Grosse Pointe.
Palazzolo will present his usual eclectic variety of classical masterworks mixed with lighter fare. The virtuoso’s interesting and sometimes witty commentary between selections makes for an enlightening yet entertaining evening.
Chopin’s dramatic Ballade in G Minor is the centerpiece of the program, flanked by Beethoven, Clair de Lune, Rhapsody in Blue, with a few surprises thrown in.
Joining Palazzolo will be Baritone Lewis Dahle von Schlanbusch singing a medley of Gershwin tunes. He has been pops soloist with Erich Kunzel and the Cincinnati Pops as well as the Detroit Symphony and many other orchestras on the national scene.
Two of the concert pianist’s most talented students will also make an appearance.
Palazzolo runs a full-time piano studio and the proceeds from this concert will benefit educational and performance opportunities for his students.