Jeff Haas Quintet to Honor Karl Haas' 100th Birthday 12/8 at the Wharton Center
Jeff Haas Quintet, Karl Haas, Wharton Center
Join acclaimed composer and musician Jeff Haas and his quintet for a special night of jazz, classical and world music celebrating the 100th birthday of internationally known radio host Karl Haas.
Tickets go on sale Friday, September 27 at 10:00 a.m. online at whartoncenter.com, by calling 1-800-WHARTON or in person at the Auto-Owners Ticket Office at Wharton Center.
It's an afternoon for music lovers! There will be arrangements of Karl Haas' favorite works by Beethoven and Schumann, Cole Porter, Thelonious Monk and more. There will also be engaging stories about how Karl, a German Jewish immigrant, changed the musical landscape of the Motor City and the rest of the country during the 44-year run of Adventures in Good Music, the most popular and widely distributed classical program in the history of radio. The elder Haas remains the only classical music host to be nducted into the Radio Hall of Fame. Karl was one of two radio personalities to receive two Peabody awards, the other being Edward R. Murrow.
Jeff's music is known nationally, and also came to the attention of legendary jazz pianist Dave Brubeck who said, "In combining these great musical traditions, [Haas] has created a soulful music that transcends ethnic barriers."
The show will take place on December 8, 2013, 3 PM at the Pasant Theatre. Tickets are $27 (plus fees) and $15 for students and youth. Tickets can be purchased online or by calling 1-800-WHARTON, or in person.