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Saturday October 20, 2018
McArthur Recital Hall
Flint Institute of Music
1025 E Kearsley St, Flint, MI 48503
(Located in the Flint Cultural Center next to the Sloan Museum and near The Whiting and Flint Institute of Arts)
2018 Concert Artist Lineup
The Dort Honors Stringed Quartet
We are pleased to have The Dort Honors Stringed Quartet return for the 6th Humanity in Harmony Concert. This group of talented and dedicated high school students auditions for the opportunity to play in the quartet each year. The Dort Honors Stringed Quartet, under the direction of Alesia Byrd, is sponsored by the Dort Family Trust.
We are pleased to welcome back Sheldon Low to our Humanity in Harmony stage. This will be the 6th time Sheldon has rocked our grand finale leading all our artists; that is after he rocks the house in his own set. He is a Jewish educator, who loves to work with children and one of the brightest young stars in Jewish Rock Music today performing rock concerts, ‘Light Up Shabbat’ services, seminars, and leading Artist-in-Residency weekends in Jewish communities throughout North America.
Born and raised in St. Louis, Missouri, Low is a third generation song leader.
His recordings and compositions have been featured
Low has been featured on the cover of L’chaim Magazine, on Shalom TV, and on radio stations across North America.
Low was the Artist in Residence at Barnert Temple in Franklin Lakes, New
Jersey and is currently the Artist in Residence of Temple Israel of the City
Daniel Pearl Foundation Mission
The Daniel Pearl Foundation was formed in 2002 in memory of the Wall Street Journal’s South Asia Bureau Chief, journalist/musician Daniel Pearl, to promote the ideals that inspired his life and work. The Foundation works domestically and internationally to promote cross-cultural dialogue and understanding, to counter cultural and religious intolerance, to cultivate responsible and balanced journalism, and to inspire unity and friendship through music.
The Humanity in Harmony Concert is the only Daniel Pearl World Music Day event in Michigan. The goal, like the Pearl Foundation, is to bring people together in mid-Michigan, to play and listen to music, sing, talk and get to know each other. Using stringed instruments to find a common cord may be a way for us to have more difficult conversations with each other.
2018 Daniel Pearl World Music Days Journalist in Residence Dan White
There is more than music. Honoring the memory of Daniel Pearl we have chosen our third Humanity in Harmony-Daniel Pearl World Music Days Journalist in Residence, Dan White, a Pulitzer-Prize winning photographer with a photojournalistic perspective that permeates his commercial, editorial, and artistic images. Dan literally sees the world—not only through the lens of his experienced camera—but with the heightened awareness of one who travels internationally to better understand himself through others’ faces and places. Born and raised in Flint, Michigan, White began shooting pictures at age 11 and started his first newspaper job when he divided time between high school studies and full-time work at The Flint Journal. He spent summers interning at The Everett Herald in Washington, and The Muskegon Chronicle in Michigan. Dan received his Bachelor of Journalism degree, with an emphasis on photojournalism, from the University of Missouri. After college, he worked for The Yakima Herald-Republic in the state of Washington and The Columbia Daily Tribune in Missouri. It was while working at The Kansas City Star that he was part of a Pulitzer Prize-winning team, which won for its coverage of the Hyatt Hotel skywalk collapse. Currently, Dan continues his thirty-year career as a commercial photographer based in Kansas City, Missouri.
Michael J Thorp
Producer / hostThe host and producer of the “Humanity in Harmony Concert” once again is Michael J. Thorp, a well-known broadcaster, writer, program planner and host. Michael J. is the host of The Michael J. Thorp Show on WWCK am 1570, and on line at Supertalk1570.com.
A DJ, talk show host, newsman and program director for many years on radio, he created, produced and hosted “The Huckleberry Radio Hour” a live radio variety show that ran from 2007-20011 and won 2 EMMYS. He was a television news anchor for ABC television, and is currently host of, “Michael J. Thorp’s American Civil War Years”, for which he garnered an EMMY nomination in 2012.
He serves as; an Executive Board member and past Vice President of the Michigan Crossroads Council, Boy Scouts of America, a board member, and past president, of the Mott Community College Alumni Association, an instructor for the Michigan Association of School Boards creating and leading seminars and programs; and as an instructor/writer/producer for i-Michigan Productions. Michael is a member of the Davison High School Hall of Fame, and a Distinguished Alumni of both the University of Michigan Flint and Mott Community College.
Michael has published 3 books, the most recent, “Michigan’s Thumb Drive”, a history and tour of Michigan’s Thumb. His other Michigan based books; “The Great, Great Lakes Trivia Test”, and a children’s book, “The Legend of the Abominable Huckleberry.” Another Michigan trivia book is set for release next year. He was a contributor to “American Civil War Years: the Reenactors Telling”, which is a companion book to the PBS series he hosts.
All are available at michaeljthorp.com.
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Concert Master(2 tickets) $360
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2016 Video Sample
2015 Concert Sample
2014 Humanity In Harmony Concert
We seek out stringed musicians from a wide variety of backgrounds to perform each year.
Enjoy a sample of the 2014 performances below.
Artists in 2014 were Sheldon Low, The Moxie Strings, Dr. Mike Kassel, Aaron Jonah Lewis, Chris Shafkalis and John Pappas.
View video clips of their performances on this page… Click here.