Music In The House with Mike Block, cellist

7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
301 W Main St, Troy, OH 45373

Mike Block returns to the Hayner by Popular Demand

Mike Block will perform his unique style of solo cello at the Troy-Hayner Cultural Center November 11, 2017 at 7:30 pm.  A Julliard graduate, Block is a pioneering multi-genre cellist. Classically trained, he is currently making a study of the music at the roots of our American musical heritage. He moves flawlessly from a classical composition by Bloch to a folksy “Soppin’ the Gravy”. He has played around the world with Yo-Yo Ma’s exciting “Silk Road Ensemble” as well as “The Republic of Strings”, “The Knights”, “Sirius String Quartet”, “New York Arabic Orchestra”, and the “Triboro Trio” to name just a few.

The Mike Block String Camp for high school students has grown from one Florida based camp to new branches in both Michigan and Maine. The camp’s mission is to empower students to learn new ways of playing music from teachers who specialize in a variety of non-classical styles. You can learn more about the camp at

Mike has performed on “Late Night with Conan O’Brian”, “Regis and Kelly”, NBC’s “30 Rock”, NPR’s “St. Paul Sunday Morning”, WNYC’s “Soundcheck”, APM’s “Performance Today”, WNBC 4’s Chuck Scarborough Show, VH1, The Disney Channel, and the CBS “Early Show”. He also worked with the director of the 2012 film, “A Late Quartet”, as a music consultant.

Mike’s sense of humor as well as his exquisitely studied skill translates his love of music to his audience. His concerts are as respected by consummate musicians as they are accessible to the most casual neophyte. Learn more about Mike Block at .

This concert is free and open to the public. The Troy-Hayner Cultural Center is proudly supported by the citizens of the Troy City School District through a local tax levy and generous gifts to the Friends of Hayner. For more information regarding these free events and to receive a complete listing of events taking place at the Hayner Center, please call 339-0457 or visit our website at for complete details.