Live@First Concert Series

Live@First 2018

Birmingham First 2018 Classical Concert Season

Live@First is great classical music. It’s gutsy artists. Unrestrained expression. Thrilling interpretations of the classics and enthralling new creations. It’s artists straight from the great performance halls of the world and artists that are about to take the world by storm. There’s no frills and no dress code… just great music and
powerful performances.

Season tickets on sale for only $60.

2018 Season at a Glance

February 17 – Motor City Brass Band
March 10 –  Young Artist Competition Winner’s Concert
April 28 –  Oakland University Chorale
May 19 – Tosca ( concert version with orchestra)


Saturday, February 17 at 7:30 p.m.

The Motor City Brass Band (MCBB) has been entertaining audiences since 1996, with almost 400 performances to their credit.The Band is Michigan’s first competitive British style brass band, annually participating in the North American Brass Band Association or US Open Championships. With a reputation among brass bands for innovative and entertaining performances, MCBB is directed by Craig Strain, who generates a strong synergy throughout the band in every musical genre. Maestro Strain’s most sensitive interpretations in both his arrangements and conducting has won the heart of both player and listener alike. Live@First is excited to present the MCBB in our glorious sanctuary.

Tickets – $20 Adults, Free for Students

Young Artist Competition

Saturday, March 10 7:30 p.m.

Exceptional young artists are presented in an evening of instrumental and vocal music. Winners of the 2018 Young Artist competition perform. Three cash prizes are awarded to gifted artists at both the High School and College level. Sure to be a memorable evening as we present the future stars of classical music within the acoustically rich environment of our sanctuary.

Tickets – $15 Adults, Free for Students

Oakland University Chorale

Saturday, April 28 at 7:30 p.m.

The Oakland Chorale is Oakland University’s elite touring choral ensemble. The Chorale maintains a busy concert schedule including annual appearances with Oakland Symphony Orchestra at historic Orchestra Hall in Detroit. The Chorale has toured frequently throughout Michigan and the Midwest, Texas and New York. They appeared with the Rolling Stones as part of their tour at Comerica Park. In the summer of 2017 the Chorale embarked on a European concert tour featuring performances in Venice, Italy; Vienna, Austria; Ljubljana and Bled, Slovenia; and Zagreb, Croatia. The Chorale is led by the dynamic conductor Dr. Michael A. Mitchell. Dr. Mitchell is Professor of Music at OU where he serves as Director of Choral Activities. Live@First is pleased to present the OU Chorale, for the first time in our sanctuary.

Tickets – $15 Adults, Free for Students


Saturday, May 19 at 7:30 p.m.

Stunning soprano, Adrienne Danrich, returns, after enthralling Live@First audiences with her one woman show This Little Light of Mine, to sing the title role of Tosca. This all-star cast is completed with internationally acclaimed tenor Michael Hendrick as the heroic Cavaradossi and renowned baritone Peter Lightfoot as the sinister Scarpia. The soaring music of Puccini and the intense drama of the story make this show a thrilling event for the first time opera goer or the seasoned opera fan. To turn up the heat even more, we’re adding a professional orchestra to our already popular concert style presentation.

Tickets – $25 Adults, Free for Students

For more information

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Phone248-646-1200 Ext. 3125