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Music, Right at Home

Roswell Music Club brings world-class performers to home concerts.

In 2020, Mike Boustead and David Troy Francis launched The Roswell Music Club to showcase extraordinary musical artists in intimate environments - private homes and unique properties. The focus is on classical music with a taste of musical theatre and other genres. Led by Roswell Arts Fund Chair, Scott Hitch, a new partnership between RAF and the city of Roswell for Mimosa Hall and Gardens helped establish a permanent home for the club at Mimosa Hall. Last month, soprano Tiffany Uzoije performed there on Easter Sunday.

David is a concert pianist (with eight commercially available CDs), recording pianist, film recording pianist and composer. Together with Mike, he produced and composed the very successful BARK! The Musical, which ran for two years in Los Angeles (the third longest-running show in that city’s history) and has been mounted on three continents and many U.S. cities. His husband Mike was a successful music editor for films such as Pursuit of Happiness, Remember The Titans, Princess Diaries, Armageddon, and others.

“We share food and drink in a relaxed atmosphere,” says David of the Music Club salons. “We meet on the third Sunday of each month and have grown to over 150 members. Our past performers include singers from Opera Atlanta and instrumentalists from the Atlanta and Asheville Symphonies." Each attendee pays $20 and brings either a beverage or finger food. All monies go to the artists or to pay incidental expenses such as chair rental and such. "Our concerts are sold-out events, averaging around 45-55 people depending on the capacity of the host’s home.”

Upcoming featured artists include Tiffany Uzoije, soprano; MK Penley & Andre’ Ellerby, musical theatre; LeSean Lewis, baritone; Andy Hudson, clarinetist; and Victoria Hill, soprano.

"All of these women are quite accomplished," says David. "Ann Marie is completing her doctorate in voice this spring and has performed extensively. Tiffany appears frequently with Opera Atlanta and is the mother of two young children. MK is an amazing theatrical performer and mother of two children. Victoria will graduate from Juilliard this year and was the first runner up to Miss America in 2019, as well as being Miss Georgia that year. All have a remarkable presence and are extraordinarily compelling in their performance. All are also lovely human beings that I am honored to accompany,” says David. Discover music and join the club.