VSA: The Henry Ford, Dearborn/Ann Arbor Studios, Michigan Regional Meeting
October 6 and 7, 2016
Thursday October 6
12-5pm Visit The Henry Ford or Greenfield Village – entry included.
Note: at The Henry Ford the violins will be removed from their display case in preparation for our private viewing.
5:30 – 9:30pm Private viewing of the collection of violins at the Benson Ford Research Center
Violins in the collection to be viewed:
Guarneri del Gesu “Doyen” 1744
Stradivari “Rougemont” 1703
Stradivari “Siberian” 1709
Carlo Bergonzi 1740
Nicolo Amati 1647
Nicolo Gagliano 1735
Carlo Fernando Landolfi 1780
George Gemunder “Maud Powell”
9:30-11:30pm Socialize at the historic Dearborn Inn
Friday October 7
9:00am – 2:00pm Lectures and lunch at La Pita Mediterranean Cuisine. Lecturers will include John Becker, Joseph Curtin, Tucker Densley, Jeanine Miller and James Warren. Both Emanuele Marconi and Arian Sheets will also be in attendance.
2:00-3:00pm Drive to Ann Arbor
3:00-6:00pm Open house at many Ann Arbor violin and bow shops, right now including David Burgess, Joseph Curtin, Feng Jiang and David Orlin.
6:00-10:00pm Reception at Sharon Que’s shop and home.
I highly recommend the Dearborn Inn as the main hotel to book a room. If you need to keep costs down you can find other hotel options nearby.
You will likely need a car to get around as the locations make public transportation difficult. The Dearborn Inn is 12 miles from DTW airport. Both The Henry Ford and La Pita are with 2 miles of The Dearborn Inn. Ann Arbor is about 45 minutes drive from Dearborn, Michigan.
The Henry Ford and Greenfield Village is United States' largest indoor-outdoor museum complex.