Joseph Palazzolo studied piano from first grade through college and appears in concert as solo pianist, organist, and lecturer throughout southeast Michigan.
He studied piano under Flavio Varani at Oakland University, where he holds his BA in Piano Performance and also studied conducting, organ and voice. Joseph has appeared as soloist with local symphony orchestras.
He has been music director for Grosse Pointe Unitarian Church since 2002. Mr. Palazzolo teaches piano there as well as in his home studio in Ferndale.
He has been music director of the Grosse Pointe Community Chorus since 2009 and was the music director of the Troy Community Chorus from 1993-1998.
He was pianist for the 1993 production of “Forbidden Broadway” and the 2009 production of “I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change” both at the Gem Theatre in Detroit.
Mr. Palazzolo is also a composer and arranger whose string quartet “Sweet Home” was commissioned in 2012 and performed for Chamber Music at the Scarab Club and Tuesday Musicale.
Palazzolo is currently a member of the Michigan Federation of Music Clubs, The American Guild of Music, The American Guild of Organists, and Tuesday Musicale of Detroit.
Sonia Lee is a wife and a mother of 2 who lives in Troy, MI. She was only a teenager when she performed in Carnegie Hall. She then went on to debut with the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra and entered Juilliard.
Sonia won the International Violin Audition at age 21 then became the youngest principal violinist with the Toronto Symphony at age 23. She then went on to perform with the Three Tenors, Joni Mitchell, Billy Joel, Rod Stewart, Brian Wilson, Diana Ross, Chris Botti, Paul McCartney, and has appeared on America’s Got Talent. She is recorded on Warner Bros. and Finlandia Records.
WARSAW CONCERTO: 75 Years of Uprising!
In 1944 the citizens of Warsaw decided that they had had enough, so they fought back.
Come hear our music director recount through the world’s great piano music the high culture and art of this European capital on this significant anniversary.
…when all that was taken away, these brave people rose up…
Music of Chopin, St Saens, Mendelssohn, popular music, and the wartime anthem of resistance and triumph: The Warsaw Concerto!
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