Ken Derra 
ASME (American Society of Mechanical Engineers) 


Thursday December 8, 2016 from 5:00 PM to 9:00 PM CST

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3041 North Mayfair Road
Wauwatosa, WI 53222

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1. Salad
2. Entree Choice: Baked Cod, Chicken, or Steak
3. Italian Bread
4. Fruit Pie Dessert
5. Beverage (Coffee, Tea or Milk)

  • Cash Bar Available
  • Vegetarian Meal Can be Requested During Registration 


5:00 PM - Gather
6:00 PM - Dinner
7:00 PM - Performance by Stephen Swedish


$25 - Members
$15 - Member Spouse or Significant Other
$30 - General
$15 - Student 


ASME - Milwaukee Section Spouse's Night Dinner & Private Performance by Milwaukee Concert Pianist Stephen Swedish

 December 8, 2016


It has been an annual tradition of the ASME Milwaukee Section to hold a "Spouse's Night" event in December before the holidays.  Typically we try to get away from the world of Mechanical Engineering and offer a program that can be enjoyed by all.  In the past we have toured wonderful museums and watched enjoyable plays (amongst other things).  This year is no exception as we have arranged for dinner and a private piano concert for our Milwaukee Section at Alioto's in Wauwatosa.  As the room will accommodate around 80 people, feel free to bring a few guests. 

The entertainment for this event will be provided by Stephen Swedish who is an internationally renowned concert pianist.  He will perform on a CFX Yamaha grand piano that is to be delivered to Alioto's Restaurant for this performance only.  Music of French composer Maurice Ravel and that of American composer George Gershwin will be featured.  This will be a fun event before the holidays so expect some surprises!

More About Stephen Swedish

  • He attended the renowned School of Music at Indiana University earning his Bachelor, Master, and Doctor of Music degrees.
  • He appeared on the Tonight Show with Johnny Carson 6 times in the 1970’s.
  • He has performed with celebrity Tony Bennett and appeared on the Merv Griffin and Mike Douglas TV shows.
  • His principal teacher and mentor was Menahem Pressler, pianist of the legendary Beaux Arts Trio. 
  • While in only his second year at Indiana, he was invited by celebrated cellist Janos Starker to be his regular recital partner and together they toured North America and recorded for the Mercury Label.
  • He has performed concerts in almost all of the 50 states.
  • He has taught in Europe at the International Music Academy in Prague (2000-02).
  • Since 1996, he has served as Artistic Ambassador for the U.S. State Department.
  • He has performed concerts and presented master classes internationally -Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan, the Republic of Georgia, Italy, Sardinia, Cyprus, Malta and Chile.
  • He is currently a Yamaha Artist (formerly a Steinway Artist), and has recorded on the RCA Red Seal, the Mercury, and the Gasparo record labels.
  • He currently teaches piano in Milwaukee and coaches chamber music ensembles at the Music Institute in Chicago.
  • He resides in Brookfield, WI, with his wife Cynthia.

Please register  by clicking on the "Register Now!" button below or by calling Ken Derra at 414-259-5794 by December 5, 2016.



       Internationally Renowned Concert Pianist, Stephen Swedish,            will perform a private concert for us during our Annual Spouse's        Night at Alioto's in Wauwatosa on December 8, 2016.