Concert Aglow

CONCERT AGLOW

FEBRUARY 3, 2024

7:00 PM

DOORS OPEN AT 6PM

JACKSON COUNTY TOWER BALLROOM

Experience the magic of live music in a whole new light. Enjoy music from Fleetwood Mac during this evening performance with a string quartet from the Jackson Symphony Orchestra, all in the cozy glow of candlelight. Hosted at the Jackson County Tower Ballroom, this special event, in collaboration with the Jackson County Fair, promises a blend of rock and classical elegance for a memorable musical experience.

GUEST ARTISTS

Stefan Koch
Violin

Stefan Koch received his musical training at Temple University in Philadelphia, where he studied with Hirofumi Kanno and Orlando Cole. He formerly held positions as a national buyer of both books and CDs for Borders Books and Music, and he also has a Master’s Degree in Philosophy from the University of Michigan. Returning to full-time performing in 2001, Mr. Koch is a member of both the Lansing Symphony and the Jackson Symphony and is a frequent performer with the Kalamazoo Symphony, West Michigan Symphony, Toledo Symphony, Detroit Opera and Grand Rapids Symphony.

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In 2004, 2006 and 2007 he toured the US and Canada with the Carl Rosa Opera Company (London, UK) and since 2007 has been spending his summers at the Utah Festival Opera in Logan, Utah where he is Principal Cello. In 2012 Mr. Koch undertook a series of recitals which were the first US performances of the Cello and Piano Music of the exiled Jewish Viennese composer Richard Stöhr. A CD of this music, with pianist Robert Conway, came out in August 2014 on the Toccata Classics label (London, UK). A second CD containing Stöhr’s Piano Trio Op. 16 and Three Songs for Voice, Cello and Piano Op. 21 was released by the same label in January, 2018. A third CD featuring a String Quartet and Suite for Piano, Violin, Flute and Cello from Stöhr’s US years was released by the same label in January, 2020.

Outside of the classical realm, he has also performed with Sarah Brightman, Anne Murray, Barbara Cook, Dionne Warwick & Burt Bacharach, Steve Lawrence & Eydie Gorme, Garrison Keillor, Dave Brubeck, The Boys Choir of Harlem, Mannheim Steamroller, Bernadette Peters, Amy Grant, the Von Trapp Family, Doc Severinsen, Earth Wind & Fire, and Julius “Dr. J.” Erving. He has also contributed music to the Showtime television movie “The Staircase Murders” (2007) and the French horror film “House of Voices” (2005) and also appeared in a Toyota Highlander television commercial. He is a long-time resident of Ann Arbor, MI.

David Ormai
Violin

David Ormai is an active performer and teacher in Michigan. As a freelance violinist, he currently performs all throughout southeast Michigan and regularly performs with the Ann Arbor Symphony and the Detroit Opera. As a dedicated teacher, David maintains a private studio of over 30 students in Ann Arbor. He holds a Bachelors degree from the Cleveland Institute of Music and a Masters Degree from the University of Michigan.

Mallory Tabb
Violin

Mallory Tabb is a Michigan based violinist, teacher, and business owner. She holds degrees in Violin Performance and Music Business from University of Wisconsin-Whitewater and University of Michigan. Mallory implements sequenced, holistic teaching to equip students to become independent, self-motivated learners. She has taught violin privately for over 23 years, beginning her teaching studio at the age of 13 in Hampshire, Illinois. She is trained in the Suzuki Method, is a certified Violin Technique Method Coach, and has extensive training in Dalcroze Eurhythmics. From 2013-2018, she served as Junior Division Coordinator for the University of Michigan String Preparatory Academy where she created and directed the implementation of private and group curriculum for highly motivated young string players.

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Mallory is currently the Assistant Concertmaster of the Ann Arbor Symphony Orchestra. She spent 10 years performing as a principal player with the Lansing Symphony Orchestra and performs frequently with the Detroit Opera, Jackson Symphony, and Toledo Symphony. She has also performed as an orchestral musician with Utah Festival Opera, Madison Symphony, Racine Symphony, Portland Columbia Symphony, Whitewater Symphony, and Lake Geneva Symphony. She has appeared as a featured soloist with Lansing Symphony, Whitewater Symphony, and Lake Geneva Symphony.

Mallory lives in Ann Arbor with her dogs Dobby and Luna. When she is not teaching or playing violin, Mallory enjoys traveling, hiking, practicing meditation and mindfulness, and exploring personal development.

Daniel Winnick
Violin

Daniel Winnick moved to Michigan from New Jersey in 2005, and since then he has built a varied and busy career as a freelance musician in Metro Detroit and beyond. He is a graduate of the University of Michigan, where he studied with Andrew Jennings. Since 2020, Daniel has served as co-concertmaster of the Michigan Philharmonic, which is based in Plymouth. He also performs with the Jackson Symphony Orchestra, Flint Symphony Orchestra, Battle Creek Symphony Orchestra, Kalamazoo Symphony Orchestra, Lansing Symphony Orchestra, and ÆPEX Contemporary Ensemble.

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In addition to his work with orchestras, Daniel has performed extensively with the CutTime Simfonica of former Detroit Symphony Orchestra bassist Rick Robinson, and he is a member of the Troubadours, a musical storytelling group representing the Flint Institute of Music. Other chamber music appearances have included guest performances with the Burdick-Thorne String Quartet of the Kalamazoo Symphony Orchestra. Formerly a member of the indie-folk band The Thornbills, Daniel has joined string sections for recordings by nationally-known artists, including the R&B singer Kem in sessions led by the legendary Motown musician Paul Riser. He has appeared with the Transsiberian Orchestra, Mannheim Steamroller, and the 2018 national tour of the musical ‘Chicago.’

For more information please visit: winnickviolin.com