Pianist, singer and Peckville native Michael N. McAndrew will join flutist Michelle Li for a coffee house concert at The Gathering Place, 304 S. State St. in Clarks Summit, on Sunday, July 7 at 4 p.m. The duo, known as Duo Motive, will present a program that will include classical selections by Enesco, Prokofiev and Feld in the first half, then modern selections and a rousing group of Gershwin tunes, including “Summertime,” “I’ve Got Rhythm,” “Someone to Watch Over Me” and others.
McAndrew was born and raised in Peckville and wants to give back to the area he grew up in. He is a doctoral candidate in vocal coaching and accompanying at the University of Illinois. His master’s degree is from Binghamton University and his undergraduate degree is from Moravian College. He maintains an active schedule as a collaborative pianist and vocal coach and plays with Lyric Theater in Illinois. He will soon join the summer coaching staff for Songe d’ete in Quebec. He has played with Tri-Cities Opera, Penn State Chorale, Night of Stars concert series in Binghamton.
He is also active as a pianist/organist for churches in Illinois, Vestal, Bethlehem and St. Luke’s Episcopal in Scranton.
Admission to the concert is free. For more information, visit GatheringPlaceCS.org or call 570-881-7612.