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Summer 2019 Sosnick Courtyard Events

ALL EVENTS ARE FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC

DSO STRING TRIO + POP-UP RETRO ARCADEDSO STRING TRIO + POP-UP RETRO ARCADE

Tuesday, July 23, 2019 @ Noon - 10:30 PM | DSO Chamber Performance @ 5:30 PM

Sosnick Courtyard transforms into an all-day pop-up arcade to celebrate that evening’s Video Games Live concert with the DSO. Rock out on Guitar Hero and enjoy free-play on some of the best retro video games – like Frogger, Super Mario, Space Invaders, X-Men, and Donkey Kong – in an air-conditioned tent right outside Orchestra Hall.

A DSO string trio (featuring violinist Mingzhao Zhou, violist Mike Chen, and cellist Peter McCaffrey) will perform at 5:30 p.m.


CHANDELIER HARP BY JEN LEWINCHANDELIER HARP BY JEN LEWIN

August 1 - 9, 2019

Create a musical symphony, using your hands, arms, legs, or body! Designed for active, collaborative, community-based play, Chandelier Harp is a large-scale interactive instrument played by passing your body through low voltage lasers that shine from the top of the walk-through structure to the ground. Much like plucking the string of a harp, passing through the beams triggers custom circuitry and sensors to produce musical notes. Lasers are safe for audience members of all ages and abilities.

 


MY BRIGHTEST DIAMOND / MARCUS ELLIOT / SOUND SCULPTUREMY BRIGHTEST DIAMOND / MARCUS ELLIOT / SOUND SCULPTURE

Friday, August 9, 2019 @ 7:30 PM - 11 PM

Classically trained vocalist and self-taught multi-instrumentalist Shara Nova (My Brightest Diamond) blends elements of rock, art pop, and chamber music into a sound totally her own.

Make music with Sound Sculpture – an interactive sound and light instrument – artist Ryan Edwards, and Detroit-based saxophonist and composer Marcus Elliot.

6:30 PM – Doors open
7:30 PM – My Brightest Diamond
9:00 PM – Marcus Elliot x Sound Sculpture


JASON MORAN & THE BANDWAGON + LIVE SKATEBOARDING / BEST OF LIVE FROM ORCHESTRA HALLJASON MORAN & THE BANDWAGON + LIVE SKATEBOARDING / BEST OF LIVE FROM ORCHESTRA HALL

Tuesday, August 13, 2019 @ 7 PM - 11 PM

Jazz pianist and MacArthur “Genius” Jason Moran takes over Sosnick Courtyard with his trio The Bandwagon (Tarus Mateen and Nasheet Waits), as skateboarders shred a halfpipe nearby – an experience of epic proportions! The Los Angeles Times hails Moran, ‘a startlingly gifted pianist with a relentless thirst for experimentation.’ In celebration of Orchestra Hall’s Centennial, stay late for a special watch party featuring 100 minutes (for 100 years!) of highlights from the DSO’s Live from Orchestra Hall webcast series.

6:00 PM – Doors open
7:00 PM – Jason Moran + Skateboarding
9:30 PM – Best of Live from Orchestra Hall Watch Party

This event is FREE and open to the public! Advance ticket reservation required.

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OPERA MODO / GABRIEL BRASS BAND / FILM: THE PRINCESS AND THE FROGOPERA MODO / GABRIEL BRASS BAND / FILM: THE PRINCESS AND THE FROG

Thursday, August 15, 2019 @ 6 PM - 10:30 PM

Opera MODO presents an evening of opera in an intimate outdoor setting featuring Nicole Joseph (soprano), Kaswanna Kanyinda (mezzo-soprano), Branden Hood (baritone), and conductor Steven McGhee from the company’s George Shirley Diversify Opera Resident Artist Program. Afterwards, get a taste of the Big Easy in Sosnick with a special screening of Disney’s The Princess and the Frog (2009) and a pop-up performance by the Gabriel Brass Band.

5 PM – Doors open
6 PM – OPERA MODO
7:45 PM – Gabriel Brass Band
8:30 PM – FILM: The Princess & The Frog (Rated G | 1h 37min)

This event is FREE and open to the public!


TAI CHI AND YOGATAI CHI AND YOGA

Friday, September 6, 2019 @ 5:30 PM - 8 PM

At 5:30 p.m., DSO bassoonist and contrabassoonist and certified instructor Marcus Schoon, leads a Yang family Tai Chi class accompanied by live music performed by Xiao Hottman. At 7:00 p.m., Detroit Yoga Lab leads a session for yogis of all skill levels. Come one, come all. Choose your favorite or enjoy both!