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UncorkedUNCORKED

Thursday, May 16, 2019 at 7 PM

BORDEAUX AND THE BEATLES: Classic wines, Classic songs!

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. Ticket includes wine tasting with live music, light fare, and a commemorative wine glass.

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Latin Jazz ExperienceLATIN JAZZ EXPERIENCE

Friday, May 24, 2019 at 7:30 PM

Detroit-Chicago Latin Jazz Experience
Come experience an evening of fiery Latin Jazz performed by Aguanko, the Wesley Reynoso Afro-Latin Ensemble, and special guest CALJE: The Chicago Afro-Latin Jazz Ensemble. Groove to the top Latin Jazz groups and don’t forget your dancing shoes because Award-winning dance instructor Mambo Marci will be there to teach you a few steps!

7:30 PM – Dance Class with Mambo Marci
8:30 PM – Aguanko
9:30 PM – CALJE: The Chicago Afro-Latin Jazz Ensemble
11 PM – Wesley Reynoso Afro-Latin Ensemble

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Makoto Ozone TrioMAKOTO OZONE TRIO

Wednesday, June 5, 2019 at 7 PM

Japanese pianist Makoto Ozone is a unique force in both jazz and classical music, blending sound worlds and a host of influences into his performances. Join us for a one-night-only set with Ozone’s jazz trio in our intimate space 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 will be joined by Detroit-born, New York-based drummer Clarence Penn and bassist Yasushi Nakamura.

TICKETS: $60 - VIP Experience (in advance)-Includes reserved section premium seating and a free drink;
$25 - General Admission (in advance)-Includes GA seating;
$20 – with a ticket to June 7 – 9 Classical performances (in advance)

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Om @ The MaxOM @ THE MAX

Sunday, June 9, 2019 at 10:30 AM

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

TICKETS: $20 - General Admission in Advance; $25 – General Admission Door

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Past Events

Balkan Brass BashBALKAN BRASS BASH

Tuesday, May 14, 2019 at 6:30 PM

From humble beginnings in the small Macedonian city of Strumica to conquering stages across the globe, the Džambo Aguševi Orchestra has 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. Arrive early for a Balkan folk dance class.

6:30 PM – Dance Class
7:00 PM – Džambo Aguševi Orchestra

Džambo Agušev, trumpet, vocals; Džemal Agušev, trumpet, vocals; Kočo Agušev, trumpet; Sunaj Mustafov, trumpet; Džafer Fazliov, tenor horn; Ali Zekirov, tenor horn; Šukri Dževatov, tuba; Orfej Čakalovski, tapan, vocals; Redjep Nedjatov, drums

TICKETS: $15 - General Admission Advance; $25 - General Admission Door;
$49 - VIP Experience-Includes reserved section premium seating and a free drink.


DJ Selector SeriesDJ SELECTOR SERIES

Friday, May 3, 2019 at 10 PM

Sydney G. James and Amber Lewis
Presented in collaboration with Urban Organic and Butterfly Effect Detroit, the DJ Selector Series features Detroit influencers, artists and innovators as special guest DJs spinning their favorite music in The Cube.


Om @ The MaxOM @ THE MAX

Sunday, April 14, 2019 at 10:30 AM

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.

TICKETS: $20 - General Admission in Advance; $25 – General Admission Door


UncorkedUNCORKED

Wednesday, April 10, 2019 at 7 PM

BEETHOVEN'S FAVORITE WINES: An Exploration in Taste and Sound

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. Ticket includes wine tasting with live music, light fare, and a commemorative wine glass.

Sheryl Hwangbo, violin; Rob Conway, piano

Click here to see photos from our February 2019 Uncorked event.


Quiana LynellQUIANA LYNELL

Saturday, April 6, 2019 at 8 PM

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. She’s a truth-seeking storyteller with a spirited resolve – covering a wide range of songs from Nina Simone to Chaka Khan, from Duke to the Gershwins, from Donny Hathaway to Irma Thomas.


Zoe KeatingZOË KEATING

Friday, April 5, 2019 at 8 PM

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.

 


New Music DetroitNEW MUSIC DETROIT

Sunday, March 17, 2019 at 4:30 PM

Contemporary new music collective New Music Detroit presents an exciting program featuring Steve Reich’s Grammy award-winning Different Trains—a three-movement piece for string quartet and tape.

New Music Detroit (NMD) is a collective of musicians dedicated to performing groundbreaking musical works from the late-20th century to the present day. A highly flexible ensemble with a cast of core members and prominent guest artists, NMD performs new and adventurous classical music in a wide variety of settings, for a wide variety of people.

Through innovative programming and risk-taking, virtuoso performances, NMD continues to explore new ways of bringing the best of new and experimental music to the City of Detroit.


Lean On Me: José James Celebrates Bill WithersLEAN ON ME:
JOSÉ JAMES CELEBRATES BILL WITHERS

Saturday, March 16, 2019 at 8 PM

Celebrating the eightieth birth year of the legendary R&B singer songwriter, Blue Note recording artist José James presents "Lean On Me: José James celebrates Bill Withers." Vetted personally by Mr. Withers himself, the show is an exploration of the deep musical catalogue that touched millions of hearts and united communities worldwide. Featuring Withers' top ten hits as well as his soul ballads and rare grooves, James brings both a deep musical appreciation and a contemporary approach to songs such as "Ain't No Sunshine," "Hope She'll Be Happier," and "Just the Two of Us." Fittingly, James has assembled a truly all star cast of musicians: Nate Smith on drums, Ben Williams on bass, Sullivan Fortner on keys and Brad Allen Williams on guitar.


George Walker TributeGEORGE WALKER TRIBUTE FEAT. GREGORY WALKER

Tuesday, February 26, 2019 at 7 PM

Pianist and composer George Walker was the first African American to win a Pulitzer prize for music, and the first DSO Classical Roots Honoree. The late composer’s son, violinist Gregory Walker plays his father’s work alongside DSO musicians and pianist Redi Llupa. Plus, enjoy a panel discussion and short documentary on the music and legacy of George Walker.

Gregory Walker, violin; Redi Llupa, piano; Zhihua Tang, piano; Kenneth Thompkins, trombone


Mumu FreshMUMU FRESH + DJ BEAUTY AND THE BEATZ

Friday, February 22, 2019 at 8 PM

GRAMMY-nominated Afro-Native singer, MC, and a musical ambassador for The United States, Maimouna Youssef (aka Mumu Fresh) has performed worldwide with music giants such as Common, Bobby McFerrin, Sting, Ed Sheeran, comedian Dave Chappelle and countless others. Mumu Fresh brings her unique style of Hip Hop, R&B and Soul to The Cube for the very first time. The evening will feature an opening set by 17-year-old turntable phenom DJ Beauty and the Beatz.


Sophisticated GiantSOPHISTICATED GIANT
WITH MAXINE GORDON AND CJO

Thursday, February 21, 2019 at 7 PM

Scholar and jazz archivist Maxine Gordon returns to The CUBE to talk about her new biography, Sophisticated Giant, about her late husband—the great tenor saxophonist Dexter Gordon. The Civic Jazz Orchestra, one of the DSO’s Civic Youth Ensembles, will also perform a big band tribute to Dexter.


Uncorked: ImprovisingUNCORKED: IMPROVISING IN JAZZ AND WINE

Wednesday, February 20, 2019 at 7 PM

Sommelier and music expert Ron Merlino leads an unparalleled wine tasting experience with Grammy-winning jazz bassist John Clayton and winemaker Mark Adams of Ledge Vineyards. Ticket includes wine tasting with live music, light fare, and a commemorative wine glass.


Hip-Hop 101HIP-HOP 101 FEAT. HARDCORE DETROIT, MAHOGANY JONES, AND CYE BUCKET BAND

Saturday, February 16, 2019 at 8 PM

A one-of-a-kind experience celebrating hip-hop culture featuring Hardcore Detroit break-dance collective, hip-hop activist and Kresge Arts Fellow Mahogany Jones, and the Detroit Pistons Bucket Band (part of the DSO’s Civic Youth Ensembles).


The Cube Dance ShowTHE CUBE DANCE SHOW

Friday, February 15, 2019 at 8 PM

A night of movement, live music, and fashion inspired by the legacy of The New Dance Show, an 80s and 90s television show filmed by WGPR-TV62 in Highland Park and Detroit. ALL DANCERS WELCOME.
The New Dance Show Panel Discussion - 8 PM
- R.J. Watkins (The New Dance Show), Marcellus Armstrong (Visual Artist), and Karen Hudson Samuels (WGPR).
Dance Party with Live Music - 9 PM - 11 PM
- Live music by Room 131 (Jon Dixon + Marquis Johnson) featuring Detroit Legend DJ Al Ester.


Brianna ThomasVALENTINE’S DAY W/ BRIANNA THOMAS

Thursday, February 14, 2019 at 7 PM

Spend this Valentine’s Day with your special someone and NYC-based Jazz vocalist Brianna Thomas. Brianna’s singing is deeply enriched by an understanding of the masterful voices of jazz past.

Brianna Thomas Band Brianna Thomas, vocals; Conun Pappas Jr., piano; Yasushi Nakamura, bass; John Davis, drums; Fernando Saci, percussion; Marvin Sewell, guitar


Film ScreeningREV. ROBERT JONES + FILM SREENING:
TWO TRAINS RUNNIN’

Wednesday, February 13, 2019 at 7 PM

Detroit bluesman and Kresge Arts Fellow Reverend Robert Jones will perform a live solo set prior to a screening of Sam Pollard’s 2016 documentary Two Trains Runnin’, narrated by Common and featuring the music of Gary Clark, Jr. The film the search for two forgotten blues singers (Son House & Skip James) set in Mississippi during the height of the civil rights movement. Named one of the best documentaries of 2017 by Rolling Stone magazine, Two Trains Runnin' was also honored with a Grammy nomination for Best Music Film.


Om @ The MaxOM @ THE MAX

Sunday, February 10, 2019 at 10:30 AM

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 music performed live by a DSO ensemble. Namaste.

 


ShigetoSHIGETO

Friday, February 8, 2019 at 10 PM

American electronic musician, producer, and drummer Shigeto returns to The Cube! Pitchfork praises Shigeto’s music for its “searing emotion…cross-wired of a host of different musical influences.”

 


Film ScreeningFILM SREENING: THE BEAST WITH FIVE FINGERS

Thursday, February 7, 2019 at 7 PM

Robert Florey’s classic horror film—which follows the severed walking hand of a deceased concert pianist—features a left-hand transcription of the Bach chaconne originally performed by Music Director Laureate Leonard Slatkin’s uncle Victor. Leonard Slatkin will appear to discuss the film.


Miguel ZenónMIGUEL ZENÓN & SPEKTRAL QUARTET

Wednesday, February 6, 2019 at 7 PM

Spektral Quartet partners with MacArthur and Guggenheim fellow Miguel Zenón for "Yo Soy la Tradición," an immersive, concert-length work inspired by the culture of Zenón’s native Puerto Rico. Recently nominated for a Grammy Award, the work pairs lush, melodic string writing with complex rhythmic interactions, blurring the lines between jazz, classical, and folk music.


Kaki KingKAKI KING + STRINGS

Tuesday, February 5, 2019 at 7 PM

Hailed by Rolling Stone, as “a genre unto herself,” composer and guitarist Kaki King returns with a special program featuring a DSO string ensemble. The Interlochen Arts Academy singer-songwriter students will kick off the evening with a set of original music.


Salsa DanceSALSA DANCE PARTY

Friday, January 18, 2019 at 9:30 PM

Arrive early for a dance lesson and stay for the open dance floor, a live music set by the Wesley Reynoso Afro-Latin Jazz Ensemble, food and drink specials!

 


Storm LargeSTORM LARGE: HOLIDAY ORDEAL

Monday, December 10, 2018 at 7 PM

Back by popular demand, Storm Large presents "Holiday Ordeal," a night of music, gags, gifts and some very special guests, with songs ranging from "2000 Miles," "Hallelujah," "Sock it to Me Santa," and the greatest holiday song never written for the holidays, "Somebody to Love."

Please be advised that this performance may contain adult content and explicit language (with humor).


46th Annual Noel Night46th ANNUAL NOEL NIGHT

Saturday, December 1, 2018 at 2 PM

Presented by the DSO and Midtown Detroit Inc., the Michigan State University Big Band will treat event attendees to back-to-back performances in The Cube at 5:30 & 7:15 PM, plus a special performance by Frank Moka and Dos Negros at 9:30 PM. Frank Moka’s "Dos Negros" takes the audience on a musical odyssey making stops in Africa, Cuba, Brazil, Jamaica and America. Influenced by Fela Kuti, Quincy Jones, Bob Marley and the thumping sounds of hip-hop pioneers such as, UGK and OutKast, listeners should be prepared to vibrate higher on a soulful ride.


Salsa Dance PartySALSA DANCE PARTY

Saturday, November 3, 2018 at 9 PM

Arrive early for a dance lesson with instructor Mambo Marci and stay for the open dance floor, a live music set by PanaMO led by Panamanian master percussionist Obed Succari, plus food and drink specials!

Salsa Dance Lesson - 9 PM
Live DJ + Live Music - 10 PM - 12:30 AM


NosferatuNOSFERATU + LIVE MUSIC

Wednesday, October 31, 2018 at 7 PM

Rejuvenating silent film classics with live music, the Andrew Alden Ensemble brings an exciting new score to the iconic Nosferatu. F.W. Murnau’s German expressionist horror film is revered as one of the scariest Dracula adaptations ever made. The new score by the Andrew Alden Ensemble compliments the horror of the film, and the classic story of Dracula with the sensibilities of classical chamber music and the distinct edge of rock. The music, featuring piano, violin/viola, synthesizers, percussion, guitar, saxophone and electric sound design, will be performed in person during the showing of the film, giving audiences a new experience of this memorable classic. (94 min.)


OlafssonVÍKINGUR ÓLAFSSON

Friday, October 26, 2018 at 7 PM

"Breathtakingly brilliant pianist" Víkingur Ólafsson performs a solo recital featuring works by Bach and Phillip Glass, plus a special tribute to the late Icelandic musician and Oscar-nominated composer Jóhann Jóhannsson.

 


Om @ The MaxOM @ THE MAX

Thursday, October 25, 2018 at 6:30 PM

Practice yoga to an eclectic mix of live music by Bach, Chopin, Radiohead and more! Certified yoga instructor and DSO Librarian Ethan Allen leads a group yoga session for yogis of all skill levels, accompanied by live music performed live by pianist Robert Conway.


Dennis CoffeyFUNK BROTHER DENNIS COFFEY

Friday, October 12, 2018 at 10 PM

You’ve seen him in the documentaries Standing in the Shadows of Motown and Searching for Sugar Man. You’ve heard him on countless recordings for Motown Records. Now Funk Brother and legendary guitarist Dennis Coffey makes his debut in The Cube along with his trio for a night of blues, soul, jazz and more!


Roots of MotownCUBE Lecture Series: THE ROOTS OF MOTOWN

Friday, October 12, 2018 at 6:15 PM

Music historians Lars Bjorn and Jim Gallert explore Detroit's fertile music scene from 1946-1960, the year Motown took off like a Missile. Musicians who played a significant role at Motown started out with a variety of Detroit bands. Blues, Jazz, R&B, Gospel, and Rock n' Roll were prominent in the Motor City. Bjorn and Gallert bring to life long-forgotten musicians, clubs, rare images and recordings that paint a picture of Detroit's pre-Motown music scene. Gordy created fresh sounds for a new generation of Detroiters that had kids around the world "Dancin' In The Streets," but Detroiters had plenty of sounds that moved their feet before Motown.


Art @ The MaxART @ THE MAX IV – OPENING RECEPTION

Saturday, September 26, 2018 from 6 PM - 8 PM

Join us for the opening reception of Art @ The Max IV exhibition featuring the works Detroit artists Jetshri Bhadviya, Sophie Eisner, Ed Fraga, Susan Goethel-Campbell, Megan Heeres, Kate Levy, George Rahme, Kathleen Rashid, and Clinton Snider.

The evening will feature the Detroit Symphony Orchestra Percussion Ensemble performing a unique piece inspired by Blue is the light that got lost – a major new installation by Megan Heeres created specifically for the atrium of the Max M. & Marjorie S. Fisher Music Center.


Strange Beautiful MusicSTRANGE BEAUTIFUL MUSIC 2018

Saturday, September 15, 2018 from 2 PM - 11 PM

New Music Detroit brings their 11th annual marathon music festival to The Cube. The avant-garde production features experimental and far-reaching sounds ranging from contemporary chamber music and European folk to experimental electronics and noise improvisation.


Wesley ReynosoDETROIT LATIN JAZZ EXPERIENCE

Saturday, August 25 at 7:30 PM

Summer is just heating up! Come experience an evening of fiery Latin Jazz performed by Aguanko, Los Gatos, LL7 and the Wesley Reynoso Afro-Latin Ensemble. Groove to the top Latin Jazz groups in town and don’t forget your dancing shoes because Award-winning dance instructor Mambo Marci will be there to teach you a few steps!


Wesley ReynosoOM @ THE MAX

Saturday, August 25 at 10:30 AM

Practice yoga to an eclectic mix of live music by Bach, Brubeck, The Beatles and more! Certified instructor Rebecca Murawski (Detroit Yoga Lab) leads a slow yin style group yoga session for yogis of all skill levels, accompanied by live music from guitarist Al Ayoub and bassist Dan Kolton, who both frequently perform with the Detroit Symphony Orchestra.


Sound Sculpture and Jon DixonSOUND SCULPTURE + JON DIXON

Friday, August 24, 2018 from 8 PM - 11 PM

Make music with glowing light cubes in The Cube! Now is your chance to walk onto the musical score, physically pick up a note, and move it around with the technology of Sound Sculpture. Create unique musical compositions with this set of interactive sound and light building blocks by simply changing their order, location, and orientation. Keyboard-wizard and DJ Jon Dixon and special guest Marquis Johnson will close out the experience with a high energy set fusing techno and jazz!


Convo In The CubeCONVERSATION IN THE CUBE

Thursday, August 23, 2018 at 7 PM

DJ, music journalist, and nationally-renowned tastemaker Chris Campbell is back for Conversation in The Cube with the vocal duo Les Nubians, French sisters Hélène and Célia Faussart, and hip-hop activist and Kresge Arts Fellow, Mahogany Jones. A short acoustic set by specials guests will follow the in-depth interviews.


Wesley ReynosoRED BARAAT

Friday, August 17, 2018 at 8 PM

Famously dubbed "The best party band in years" by NPR, Red Baraat is a pioneering six-piece band from Brooklyn, New York. Conceived by dhol player Sunny Jain, the group has drawn worldwide praise for its singular sound: a merging of hard driving North Indian Bhangra with elements of go-go, rock and jazz—fueled by 3 master rhythm makers, the muscle of horns, a raucous guitar and a booming sousaphone.


Wesley Reynoso GABRIEL ROYAL + MADISON MCFERRIN

Friday, August 10, 2018 at 8 PM

Gabriel Royal and Madison McFerrin are bringing the soulful sound from the streets of Brooklyn to Detroit for one night only. Royal, a cellist and vocalist, introduces his easy listening modern chamber pop sound to the music scene while McFerrin creates a cappella.


July 2018 Salsa Dance PartySALSA DANCE PARTY FEAT. SAMMY DELEON

Saturday, July 21, 2018 at 7 PM

Arrive early for a dance lesson with Award-winning Latin dancer/instructor Mambo Marci and stay for the open dance floor, a live music set featuring the Sammy DeLeon Salsa Band, plus food and drink specials!



July 2018 Take RootAN EVENING OF MOVEMENT AND MUSIC

Friday, July 20, 2018 at 9 PM

Join us for an evening of movement and live music with Detroit-based modern dance company Take Root. Known for their intricate partnering, thought provoking details and unrestricted vision, Take Root makes its debut in The Cube with a unique program featuring live music, their underwater dance film Ripples from the Skin We Shed and the premiere of their newest work Airplanes and Elevators inspired by the company’s recent tour of Berlin, Germany.


Wesley ReynosoCHICAGO SAMBA

Saturday, June 9, 2018 at 10 PM

THE CUBE
Chicago Samba, led by Mo Marchini, brings its authentic sound and dance mixed with the flavor of Carnaval to The Cube for a taste of tropical Brazil not to be missed!


Wesley ReynosoCONVERSATIONS IN THE CUBE

Tuesday, June 5, 2018 at 4-9 PM

DJ/music journalist and tastemaker Chris Campbell leads in-depth conversations to get to the core of what makes each guest special while examining the path they took to become trailblazers in their respective fields. Special guests include:
Dennis Coffey (legendary funk pioneer and Funk Brothers members)
Amp Fiddler (international soul artist)
Jessica Care Moore (poet/artist/activist)
Juan Atkins, Kevin Saunderson & Derrick May (Detroit Techno pioneers)


Om @ The MaxOM @ THE MAX

Sunday, June 3, 2018 at 10:30 AM

Practice yoga to live chamber music. Yoga instructor Lexi Bondar (Detroit Yoga Lab) will lead a slow flow group yoga session open to all skill levels — accompanied with music performed live by a DSO percussion ensemble. Namaste.
DSO Percussion Ensemble:
Joe Becker
Andres Pichardo-Rosenthal
Jeremy Epp
Jay Ritchie

Pricing: General Admission $25; Child General Admission $18


Wesley ReynosoSALSA DANCE PARTY
FEAT. WESLEY REYNOSO AFRO-LATIN ENSEMBLE

Saturday, May 5, 2018 at 9 PM

Arrive early for a dance lesson with Award-winning Latin dancer/instructor Mambo Marci and stay for the open dance floor, a live music set featuring the Wesley Reynoso Afro-Latin Ensemble, plus food and drink specials!

Salsa Dance Lesson - 9 PM
Live DJ + Live Music - 10 PM - 12:30 AM


Quiana LynellQUIANA LYNELL

Friday, April 20, 2018 at 10 PM

Join us after the Music of Miles Davis concert for "The Hang"—a post-concert late night jam session in The Cube featuring live music by Quiana Lynell. 2017 Sarah Vaughan International Jazz Vocal Competition winner, Quiana Lynell infuses her classical training with her gospel upbringing and approaches jazz as a storyteller.


Fabian AlmazanFABIAN ALMAZAN

Friday, April 13, 2018 at 8 PM

Recently nominated for a Grammy for his work on Terence Blanchard's "Breathless", Cuban-born (New York-based) pianist Fabian Almazan returns to Detroit to perform Alcanza, his exciting multi-movement suite, featuring his ensemble and a DSO String Quartet.


Lionel LouekeLIONEL LOUEKE

Thursday, April 12, 2018 at 7 PM

Praised by his mentor Herbie Hancock as "a musical painter," West African guitarist Lionel Loueke combines harmonic complexity, soaring melody, a deep knowledge of African folk forms, and guitar techniques to create a warm and evocative sound of his own.

The event is presented in collaboration with Drinks x Design, Detroit Design Core and DSO NextGen.


yMusicYMUSIC

Saturday, April 7, 2018 at 8:30 PM

Hailed by Performance Today’s Fred Child as “one of the groups that has really helped to shape the future of classical music,” yMusic is a group of six New York City instrumentalists flourishing in the overlap between the pop and classical worlds. Their virtuosic execution and unique configuration has attracted the attention of high profile collaborators—from Paul Simon to Ben Folds to Jose Gonzalez—and inspired an expanding repertoire of original works by some of today’s foremost composers, including Nico Muhly and Andrew Norman.


Storm LargeSTORM LARGE & LE BONHEUR

Friday, April 6, 2018 at 8:30 PM

Back by popular demand, Storm Large delivers American songbook classics, Broadway tear-jerkers and rock goddess anthems. She may appear to be a six foot tattooed Vargas pin up girl, but with a voice that goes from a velvety purr to a mighty Valkyrie in a single phrase, Ms. Large is a vocalist whose iconoclastic talent defies the laws of nature.


Les NubiansLES NUBIANS + DJ CAMBEAUX

Saturday, February 24, 2018 at 9:30 PM

Vocal Duo Les Nubians, comprised of sisters Hélène and Célia Faussart from Paris France, brings their distinctive Afropean, Urban, R&B sound to The Cube for an evening not to be missed.

 


A Wine & Music 'Tour de France'A WINE & MUSIC "TOUR DE FRANCE"

Wednesday, February 21, 2018 at 7 PM

Sommelier and music expert Ron Merlino leads an unparalleled wine tasting experience featuring rare French wines paired with live music performed by DSO musicians. Sip, savor, listen and learn about composers—Berlioz, Saint-Saens, Debussy, and Ravel—their wine tastes, histories, music and more! Ticket includes wine tasting, live classical music, mini crepe bites and light fare, and a commemorative wine glass.


Round MidnightLE CINÉ CUBE SCREENING OF
"ROUND MIDNIGHT" + Q&A

Saturday, February 17, 2018 at 5:30 PM

Bertrand Tavernier’s 1986 American-French musical drama film Round Midnight stars legendary jazz saxophonist Dexter Gordon, François Cluzet,and Herbie Hancock and captures the Paris jazz scene of the1950s. Martin Scorsese, Philippe Noiret, and Wayne Shorter appear in cameos. Following the film screening, jazz archivist and Dexter Gordon's widow Maxine Gordon will host a discussion and Q&A about the film.


Le Ciné CubeLE CINÉ CUBE-FILM SHORTS + LIVE MUSIC
BY THE ANDREW ALDEN ENSEMBLE

Friday, February 16, 2018 at 10:30 PM

Silent French films come to life with live music performed by the Andrew Alden Ensemble. From 1920's Avant-Garde horror to famous shorts by French Filmmaker Georges Méliès, AAE’s textual scores will transform your film experience with original music and fresh new sounds!


Accidental MusicianTHE ACCIDENTAL MAGICIAN:
MUSIC, MAGIC & FILM

Friday, February 16, 2018 at 7 PM

A washed-up magician fails to make his stage entrance, and the unwitting stagehand must now take his place on stage. This family-friendly show morphs between film, a musical performance and live magic!

 


Julien LabroTHE CHANSON EXPERIMENT FEAT. JULIEN LABRO

Thursday, February 15, 2018 at 7 PM

French-born accordion wizard Julien Labro delivers fresh modern jazz inspired takes on French songs by Edith Piaf, Jacques Brel, Charles Aznavour plus original compositions.

 


Cyrille AiméeVALENTINE'S DAY WITH CYRILLE AIMÉE

Wednesday, February 14, 2018 at 7 PM

"A massively talented international chanteuse," exclaims the New York Observer. Spend this Valentine’s Day with your special someone and French cabaret vocalist Cyrille Aimée.


Om @ Le MaxOM @ LE MAX

Sunday, February 11, 2018 at 10:30 AM

Practice yoga to live music by French composers. Certified yoga instructor and DSO Librarian Ethan Allen leads a group yoga session open to all skill levels—accompanied with music performed live by violinist Will Haapaniemi, violinist Jiamin Wang, violist Jim VanValkenburg, and cellist Peter McCaffrey of the DSO. Namaste.


Swing Dance PartySWING DANCE PARTY

Friday, February 9, 2018 at 9 PM

Dust off those dancing shoes and come decked out in your best vintage attire for the ultimate swing dance party at The Cube in Midtown Detroit. Arrive early for a dance lesson and your favorite classic cocktail and stay for the open dance floor and live music performed by Civic Jazz Orchestra with special guest clarinetist Dave Bennett.

Cocktails & Live DJ – 9 PM
Dance Lesson – 9:30 PM
Live Music & Open Dance Floor – 10 PM-12 AM


Salsa Dance PartySALSA DANCE PARTY

Friday, January 26, 2018 at 9 PM

Arrive early for a dance lesson with Award-winning Latin dancer/instructor Mambo Marci and stay for the open dance floor, a live music set from Los Gatos, plus food and drink specials!

Salsa Dance Lesson – 9 PM
Live DJ + Live Music – 10 PM – 12:30 AM


Kenneth ThompkinsKENNETH THOMPKINS:
SONATAS, SONGS AND SPIRITUALS

CD Release Concert

Tuesday, January 9, 2018 at 7 PM

Celebrate the release of DSO Principal Trombone Kenneth Thompkins’s new album Sonatas, Songs and Spirituals. The evening will feature a diverse collection of music featuring the lyric qualities of the trombone with a live performance by Thompkins and special guests, plus a Q&A on the making of his solo debut album.

ANY QUESTIONS?

WHAT TO WEAR?
There is NO dress code for Mix @ The Max. Be casual, rock those skinny jeans, or come straight from work in your chic business attire - its up to you!

NETWORKING?
Doors open an hour before the event so come early, grab a cocktail, and meet someone new!

FOOD/DRINK?
Not only does each Mix have a full bar, Chef Mike will have a menu of quick bites ready to snack on during the performance. Yeah, you read that right, you can eat and drink during the concert!