Michael Andrews of Miami Beach, Florida, will present a cello concert on Friday, July 26, 2013, at 7 PM at St. Peter's Church, 8225 So. Main St., Grand Detour. Andrews is a performer and cello teacher. He has had three-year' experience in El Sistema, the Venezuelan Youth Orchestra brought to international attention by Gustavo Dudamel. Andrews currently plays in the Miami Symphony and is founder and artistic director of the South Beach Chamber Ensemble in Florida. In 2006 he established South Beach Up North, a summer chamber music festival in Wausau WI, where he spends summers.
The concert will be open to the public. No tickets are being sold, but freewill donations will be welcome. The sponsor is St. Peter's Church Preservation Committee, a not-for-profit organization in Grand Detour. St. Peter's Church is air-conditioned and seats ninety.
In addition, Andrews will offer a master class for string players and ensemble groups of all ages on Saturday, July 27, beginning at 10 AM, also to take place at St. Peter's Church in Grand Detour. The master class is free to observers and visitors of all ages. The participant fee for those who bring and play their instrument is $20. Scholarships are available. For more information and registration contact David Nelson of Grand Detour, telephone 815 652 3031.