Special VIP House Concert Fundraiser for Desert Hot Springs Classical Concerts Series
of the Interlochen Center for the Arts
7pm Friday, June 10th
Editorial from the AFDHS:
Desert Hot Springs Classical Concerts
“I am truly humbled and inspired by his perseverance in the face of such a challenge. It is remarkable to see him performing again,”
Guests will enjoy a relaxed and inspiring evening of music, stories, conversation, cold refreshing beverages and decadent desserts. (And if the construction going on in my back yard is completed on time, guests can even try out my new bocce court!)
Friday’s house concert is a wonderful opportunity to meet Michael Coonrod before his concert on Saturday in Palm Desert. Dr. Coonrod is an exceptional pianist and one of my former teachers and mentors. As I told KESQ’s “Eye on the Desert” this week, Michael suffered a terrible injury last year that resulted in him losing a finger on his right hand. I am truly humbled and inspired by his perseverance in the face of such a challenge. It is remarkable to see him performing again, and I know you will be blown away by his story and his music!
Come support Desert Hot Springs Classical Concerts at my home studio in Desert Hot Springs this Friday, June 10th from 7-8:30pm. Your donation of $60 will make a significant contribution toward our fundraising efforts and will help kickstart the 2017 concert season. (Donations accepted at the door–cash, check, or credit/debit card).
Seating is limited. RSVP required: email email@example.com
Founder & Artistic Director, Desert Hot Springs Classical Concerts
The 2016 season of Desert Hot Springs Classical Concerts has been made possible in part by the support of the City of Desert Hot Springs Community and Cultural Affairs Commission, and by individual donors.
The support of the following local businesses is also greatly appreciated:
TOP Shop (theonlyprintshop.com)
DHS Florist & Nursery (www.deserthotspringsfloristandnursery.net)
Cabot’s Pueblo Museum (www.cabotsmuseum.org)
BurkeMedia Productions (burkemediaproductions.com)
Bendtsen & McGrew Heating & Air Conditioning (www.bendtsenandmcgrew.com)
Benefit concert/reception featuring Michael Coonrod & Danny Holt
June 10th, 7-8:30pm
@ the home of DHS Classical Concerts Founder & Artistic Director Danny Holt
$60 donation per person
Seating is limited.
RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org
Consider making a donation of $100, and receive…
• Admission (for one) to VIP concert in DHS on June 10th
• Admission (for one) to June 11th Palm Desert Concert
• 2 CDs of your choice from our artists this spring: 4handsLA, Steven Vanhauwaert, Danny Holt, or Michael Coonrod
• Your name printed in next season’s concert programs (with a big THANK YOU!)
Your donation goes directly to support performers on the 2017 season of Desert Hot Springs Concerts, and also to help rehabilitate the piano at our venue so next season’s piano concerts can be on our “home turf” in Desert Hot Springs!
You can make your donation in person at the concert (by cash, check, or credit/debit card).
Copyright © 2016 Danny Holt, All rights reserved.
About Michael Coonrod
“Michael Coonrod, piano faculty member at Interlochen for 39 years, has been a mentor to hundreds of students at the Interlochen Arts Academy and Arts Camp since 1976. His role as a professional performing pianist, a counselor for maturing young musicians, and a teacher of musical style, practice skills, and technique has created a healthy environment for students to achieve their maximum ability. His Master of Music and Doctor of Musical Arts degrees were earned at the Peabody Conservatory of Music, part of the Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, where he studied with Konrad Wolff, biographer of Artur Schnabel. Additional training came from Leon Fleischer, Adele Marcus, George Walker, and Lucien Hut at the University of Montana. He has performed and given master classes at the Qingdao University in China, the Chopin Academy of Music in Warsaw Poland, and the Eastman School of Music. He is married to Jean Merce Coonrod, with three grown children and three grandchildren.”
Press & Notable Events
The Record Eagle, Jun 13, 2015: “Pianist poised to play again after accident”
— by Lisa Conley ( email@example.com )
Interlochen Public Radio, The Green Room, June 19, 2015: “…a nine-finger piano commission…” — By Kate Botello & David Cassleman
Manistee News Advocate, June 8th, 2016 “Coonrod wows audience at Music House concert” — by MNA Staff
Images & Video
YouTube Instructional Video
About Desert Hot Springs Classical Concerts Series
Watch KESQ “Eye on the Desert” interview with Danny Holt from June 6th, 2016.
Desert Hot Springs Classical Concerts was created to bring world-class classical music to audiences in Desert Hot Springs. Concerts feature musicians from Los Angeles, New York, and beyond who present lively, engaged performances that can entertain and inspire even
those who are unfamiliar with classical music.
Founder and Artistic Director, Danny Holt (www.dannyholt.net), is a classical pianist, composer, and educator who splits his time between Los Angeles and Desert Hot Springs. He teaches at College of the Desert, Norco College, and elsewhere, and he performs across the U.S. and abroad.
Danny Holt Video Profile (WWLP-TV NBC, 2000):
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