<June 2019>

Joel Peterson Ensemble

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Friday, May 10, 2019 – 7:30 PM

Concert Description

Joel Peterson is a composer, musician and art facilitator based in Detroit. In his 25-year career, he has explored and encompassed methods and traditions of music-making from traditional and popular forms to experimental and classical works. His compositions have been performed by members of the Detroit Symphony Orchestra, the Michigan Opera Theater and New Music Detroit, which performed in 2017 for Pro Musica of Detroit. This season’s program features works by Mr. Peterson for classic chamber ensembles, including Freedom of Assembly.
Mr. Peterson has performed in the United States and Europe. He studied double-bass with Detroit Symphony Orchestra Principal Robert Gladstone and Dan Pliskow, as well as guitar with John Denome. He is a founding member of ensembles that include Immigrant Suns, Scavenger Quartet, Lac La Belle, Odu Afrobeat, Xenharmonic Gamelan, and BoxDeserter. Sharing his appreciation for the arts with, he has programmed music and art in Detroit for 16 years, including events at Bohemian National Home from 2005-2008. Joel Peterson was awarded a Kresge Arts Fellowship in 2010. In 2013, he founded the performance space, art gallery and café, Trinosophes.