Postponed: Orquesta La Inspiracion

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Garden Concert (tour a portion of the home prior to concert and take a free Salsa Dance class with instructors from the Fred Astaire Dance Studio from 6-7 pm before the concert)

Dulce Checkler and Ozzie Rivera. Photo by ©Barbara Barefield

Our Afro-Cuban Jazz garden concert is always a favorite, filled with soulful music, joyful and powerful rhythms, and dancing. Orquesta La Inspiracion, founded by Puerto Rican congera Ozzie Rivera and under the musical direction of pianist Bill Meyer, is a large ensemble of some of the Detroit area’s most vibrant and knowledgeable Latin musicians. During intermission, enjoy a Mexican-style meal with a glass of Sangria.

La Inspiracion features a hot horn section led by saxophonist Chris Kaercher, explosive percussions driven by top Latin musicians including Ozzie, rhythmic bassist Eddie Caraballo, and soulful vocals with the dynamic Dulce Checkler. The beats of salsa, merengue, cumbia and Afro-Caribbean jazz may entice dancing and swaying on a grassy dance floor beneath a star-studded sky. Festivities are held in a spacious tent in a Palmer Woods garden, with a tasty Latin-style meal served during intermission. 

Tickets: $50; VIP seating in front rows with additional leg room: $60.

All concerts from March 2020-June 2020 have been tentatively postponed to 2021 due to the pandemic. Concerts include a delicious light dinner, beverages and dessert during intermission. Concerts in May and June are held in spacious tents set in the gardens of homes; the final concert will be held in the historic Palmer Park Log Cabin. You may tour a ­portion of the home prior to the concerts on Friday and Saturday. In the case of severe weather, Palmer Woods Music in Homes (MIH) will move the concert to the beautiful art deco Detroit Unity Temple or other appropriate nearby venue. Tickets are not refundable. MIH reserves the right to make program changes if necessary.

Thank you to our sponsors.

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