News briefs June 10-11: Free Chamber Music at FIM, Concerned Pastors/MCC Water Summit

By Anne Trelfacello-177437__180

Free Chamber Music Series continues June 10 at the FIM 

Fridays in June, the Flint School of Performing Art and Flint Symphony Orchestra present the 2016 Chamber Music Series. The four-concert series, sponsored by the Patricia Cumings Dort Fund and the David T. Dort Fund, began June 3 and is free and open to the public. The Chamber Music Series is held  at 7 p.m. in MacArthur Hall of the Flint Institute of Music, 1025 E. Kearsley St., with performances in the MacArthur Recital Hall, and is followed by a reception.

The first concert June 3 featured music for piano and strings with Dr. Ina Yoon on piano, Bill Milicevic on violin, Janine Bradley on viola and Brandon Cota on cello. According to Abby Bearman, public relations coordinator for FSPA & FSO, This concert included “two of the most important chamber pieces from the Romantic Era.” The first piece by Russian-born composer Arensky’s Piano Trio No. 1 in d minor, Op. 32 a piece that soared with passionate expressiveness while French-born Fauré’s Piano Quartet No. 1 in c minor, Op. 15 combined both deeply romantic melodies and high energy moments.

More details on each remaining performance will be available. The remaining performances in the series are:

Friday June 10, with music for Woodwinds featuring the Poulenc Sextet,

Friday June 17 with music for strings featuring the Mendelssohn Octet and

Friday June 24 with music for brass and percussion featuring the Bernstein dance suite.

For additional information, call 238-1350, ext 3 or visit

 MCC & Concerned Pastors Host Water Summit June 11

Saturday June 11, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., a selection of speakers will be available for information and to take questions about Flint community water issues. Mott Community College and the Concerned Pastors for Social Action host this free community event, open to the public. The summit takes place in the MCC Event Center at 1401 E. Court St. and includes speakers such as:

  • Sheryl Thompson, Deputy Director of Field Mission Flint Team, Department of Health and Human Services
  • Dan Peck, CEO of Flowater, Inc.
  • Kent D. Key, Ph.D, Clinical Research Associate, University of Michigan
  • Gary Jones, Constituency Service Representative for Dan Kildee, 5th district, Michigan U.S house of Representatives

According to Dawn Hibbard from Mott Community College, MCC and Concerned Pastors hope that the summit will answer many of the health questions as well as concerns about resources for Flint residents.

There is no RSVP or registration but seating is limited.   Additional details available from Juanita Crump,  chairperson of the Education Committee on Concerned Pastors for Social Action at 810-695-0563.  More information on Concerned Pastors is at

News briefs editor Anne Trelfa can be reached at


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