Program features works and arrangements by J.S. Bach, Michael Jackson, and Motown Classics, curated by DSO cellist Jeremy Crosmer
Tickets on sale now at dso.org/cube
Detroit, (January 25, 2023) – The Detroit Symphony Orchestra (DSO) today announced a unique program by the DSO cello section, to take place in the Peter D. and Julie F. Cummings Cube (The Cube) on Thursday, February 9.
DSO Cellos Present: From Bach to Motown brings a musical transformation to The Cube with a program fusing classical repertoire with pop hits curated by DSO cellist and composer Jeremy Crosmer. The evening features music by Bach, Michael Jackson, Motown classics, and an original composition by Crosmer. DSO musicians featured on this program include cellists Wei Yu (Principal), Abraham Feder (Assistant Principal), Robert Bergman, Jeremy Crosmer, David LeDoux, Peter McCaffrey, Cole Randolph, and Úna O’Riordan. Cube fan favorite DJ Stacye J will also perform DJ sets during this event.
2022-2023 SEASON DSO SAFETY POLICIES: The DSO no longer requires audiences to provide proof of COVID-19 vaccination or a negative COVID-19 test to attend performances. Masks are optional although strongly recommended at DSO performances, particularly when Wayne County and surrounding communities are in the high or "red" category as defined by the CDC. The DSO asks audience members to do their part to create a safe environment for everyone and encourages those who are not feeling well to stay home.
Tickets for these performances start at $20 for general admission, with a cabaret seating option available for $40. Tickets can be purchased at dso.org or by calling the Box Office at 313.576.5111, open Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Programming in the Peter D. & Julie F. Cummings Cube is supported by the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation and Peter and Julie Cummings. The Cube is the DSO’s black box performance space located within the Max M. and Marjorie S. Fisher Music Center. The CUBE is defined for the curated, urban, boundless experiences it delivers to audiences. The venue is designed to not only be accessible, but also relevant to communities the DSO serves through consciously curated arts programming that spans across musical and artistic genres.
DSO CELLOS PRESENT: FROM BACH TO MOTOWN
Thursday, November 9 at 7 p.m.
The Peter D. and Julie F. Cummings Cube
Wei Yu, Principal Cello
Abraham Feder, Assistant Principal Cello
Robert Bergman, Cello
Jeremy Crosmer, Cello
David LeDoux, Cello
Peter McCaffrey, Cello
Cole Randolph, Cello
Úna O’Riordan, Cello
The DSO Cello Section brings a musical transformation to The Cube. Experience a program fusing classical repertoire with pop hits curated by cellist and composer Jeremy Crosmer. The evening features music by Bach, Michael Jackson, Motown classics, and an original composition by Crosmer.
$20 – General Admission
$40 – Cabaret General Admission
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 organization. In January 2020, Italian conductor Jader Bignamini was named the DSO’s next music director to commence with the 2020-2021 season. Celebrated conductor, arranger, and trumpeter Jeff Tyzik is the orchestra’s Principal Pops Conductor, while Oscar-nominated trumpeter and composer Terence Blanchard holds the Fred A. 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 PVS Classical, PNC Pops, Paradise Jazz, and Young People’s Family Concert series. One of the world’s most acoustically perfect concert halls, Orchestra Hall celebrated 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 live radio broadcast of a concert and continues today with the groundbreaking Live from Orchestra Hall series of free webcasts, 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.