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This spring at The Cube: Zoë Keating, Quiana Lynell, Balkan Brass Bash, Makoto Ozone Trio, wine events, yoga set to live music, and more

Curated, urban, boundless experiences light up the Max M. and Marjorie S. Fisher Music Center

Detroit, (April 3, 2019) – The Peter D. and Julie F. Cummings Cube—Midtown Detroit’s hub for Curated, Urban, Boundless Experiences—will present a host of innovative concerts and events this spring, including two this coming weekend. The Cube was launched in 2016 by the Detroit Symphony Orchestra (DSO) with the help of Peter D. and Julie F. Cummings as a locus of diverse and captivating programming within the Max M. and Marjorie S. Fisher Music Center, the home of the DSO.

This weekend, two back-to-back concerts light up the Detroit cultural calendar. Innovative cellist Zoë Keating, who uses digital loops to become a one-woman orchestra, performs on Friday, April 5 at 8 p.m. The next night, New Orleans-based vocalist Quiana Lynell returns to The Cube to celebrate the release of her new album A Little Love—that’s Saturday, April 6 at 8 p.m.

Next month, the Džambo Aguševi Orchestra serves as house band for the Balkan Brass Bash, an unforgettable party with a built-in Balkan dance class, on Tuesday, May 14 beginning at 6:30 p.m. And on Wednesday, June 5 at 7 p.m., pianist Makoto Ozone will make a special appearance with his jazz trio in The Cube before his three performances of Rachmaninoff with the DSO in Orchestra Hall.  

The popular Uncorked series, which pairs live music with a wine tasting led by sommelier Ron Merlino, will continue with two events this spring: Beethoven’s Favorite Wines on Wednesday, April 10 at 7 p.m. and Bordeaux and the Beatles on Thursday, May 16 at 7 p.m.

The longstanding Om @ The Max series, a Sunday morning yoga class set to live music, also continues, with events on Sunday, April 14 at 10:30 a.m. and Sunday, June 9 at 10:30 a.m.

Learn more about these events and The Cube at dso.org/cube.

Ticket prices vary; please see the complete listing below for more information about these events.

The Cube is constructed and curated with support from Peter D. & Julie F. Cummings. Performances in The Cube are sponsored by The John S. and James L. Knight Foundation and Community Foundation for Southeast Michigan, with additional support from Quicken Loans, The Boston Consulting Group, and Hotel St. Regis. 

Throughout the year The Cube continues to host events connected to other DSO programming, like Tiny Tots concerts, pre- and post-concert receptions, fundraising events, and more. The space is a flexible, popular venue for outside events as well; interested parties can learn more by emailing events@dso.org.

 


 

The Cube: Spring 2019 Events

 


 

Please note: the full DSO does not appear on any of these events. Some events include performances by DSO musicians.

The Cube is located at the Max M. and Marjorie S. Fisher Music Center (3711 Woodward Avenue, Detroit).

Zoë Keating
Friday, April 5, 2019 at 8 p.m.

Cellist and composer Zoë Keating is a one-woman orchestra. Combining her love of music and technology, she uses a foot-controlled laptop to record layer upon layer of cello, creating intricate, haunting, and compelling music.

General admission tickets $15
VIP tickets (including reserved premium seating and a free drink) $49

Quiana Lynell
Saturday, April 6, 2019 at 8 p.m.

New Orleans-based vocalist Quiana Lynell returns to The Cube to celebrate the release of her Concord Jazz debut album A Little Love. A feast of soul, gospel, R&B, groove, and jazz, A Little Love blooms with songs about searching, trying times, buoyant love, deep reflection, and social action.

General admission tickets $15
VIP tickets (including reserved premium seating and a free drink) $49

Uncorked: Beethoven’s Favorite Wines
Wednesday, April 10, 2019 at 7 p.m.

Sommelier and music expert Ron Merlino leads an unparalleled wine tasting experience. Learn about Beethoven’s wine choices, the role of wine in his life, and the inspiration he found in nature for his creative energies. Enjoy rare wines and light fare paired with live music performed by DSO musicians.

Sheryl Hwangbo, violin
Rob Conway, piano

General admission tickets $75 (ticket includes wine tasting with live music, light fare, and a commemorative wine glass)

Om @ The Max (April)
Sunday, April 14, 2019 at 10:30 a.m.

Practice yoga to live music! Certified yoga instructor and DSO Librarian Ethan Allen leads a group yoga session open to all skill levels—accompanied with live music performed by a DSO percussion ensemble. Namaste.

General admission tickets $20 (advance), $25 (door)

Balkan Brass Bash
Tuesday, May 14, 2019 at 6:30 p.m.

From humble beginnings in the small Macedonian city of Strumica to conquering stages across the globe, the Džambo Aguševi Orchestrahas risen to the very top of the international music scene. Representing the apex of the younger generation of Balkan Romani (Gypsy) brass performers, the band maintains an active touring schedule, performing at festivals throughout Europe and North America.

Balkan folk dance class begins 6:30; live music begins 7:00.

General admission tickets $15 (advance), $25 (door)
VIP tickets (including reserved premium seating and a free drink) $49

Uncorked: Bordeaux and the Beatles
Thursday, May 16, 2019 at 7 p.m.

Bordeaux was making its modern emergence in the international wine world just as the Beatles were becoming icons. Hear all the famous songs that reference wine in the lyrics: “Eleanor Rigby,” “Her Majesty,” “When I’m Sixty Four,” “A Taste of Honey,” “Norwegian Wood,” and others.

General admission tickets $75 (ticket includes wine tasting with live music, light fare, and a commemorative wine glass)

Makoto Ozone Trio
Wednesday, June 5, 2019 at 7 p.m.

Japanese pianist Makoto Ozone performs a one-night-only jazz trio set in The Cube before he joins the Detroit Symphony Orchestra for three performances of Rachmaninoff’s Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini in Orchestra Hall June 7-9. Ozone’s trio includes Detroit-born, New York-based drummer Clarence Penn and bassist Yasushi Nakamura.

Advance general admission tickets $25, or $20 with a ticket to June 7, 8, or 9 Classical Series performance.
Advance VIP tickets (including reserved premium seating and a free drink) $60

Om @ The Max (June)
Sunday, June 9, 2019 at 10:30 a.m.

Practice yoga to live music! Certified yoga instructor and DSO Librarian Ethan Allen leads a group yoga session open to all skill levels—accompanied with live music performed by DSO musicians. Namaste.

Jeffery Zook, flute

Rachel Miller, harp

General admission tickets $20 (advance), $25 (door)

About the DSO

The most accessible orchestra on the planet, the acclaimed Detroit Symphony Orchestra is known for trailblazing performances, collaborations with the world’s foremost musical artists, and a deep connection to its city. As a community-supported orchestra, generous giving by individuals and institutions at all levels drives the continued success and growth of the institution. Conductor Leonard Slatkin, who recently concluded an acclaimed decade-long tenure at the helm, now serves as the DSO’s Music Director Laureate, endowed by the Kresge Foundation. Celebrated conductor, arranger, and trumpeter Jeff Tyzik is the orchestra’s Principal Pops Conductor, while the outstanding trumpeter and composer Terence Blanchard holds the Fred A. and Barbara M. Erb Jazz Creative Director Chair. Making its home at historic Orchestra Hall within the Max M. and Marjorie S. Fisher Music Center, the DSO offers a performance schedule that features Classical, PNC Pops, Paradise Jazz, and Young People’s Family Concert series. One of America’s most acoustically perfect concert halls, Orchestra Hall will celebrate its centennial in 2019-2020. In addition, the DSO presents the William Davidson Neighborhood Concert Series in seven metro area venues, as well as a robust schedule of eclectic multi-genre performances in its mid-size venue The Cube, constructed and curated with support from Peter D. & Julie F. Cummings. A dedication to broadcast innovation began in 1922, when the DSO became the first orchestra in the world to present a radio broadcast and continues today with the free Live from Orchestra Hall webcast series, which also reaches tens of thousands of children with the Classroom Edition expansion. With growing attendance and unwavering philanthropic support from the people of Detroit, the DSO actively pursues a mission to embrace and inspire individuals, families, and communities through unsurpassed musical experiences.

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