- Located within the Max M. and Marjorie S. Fisher Music Center, The Cube is DSO’s hub for curated, urban, boundless experiences
Detroit, (November 6, 2019) – The Detroit Symphony Orchestra’s (DSO) Peter D. and Julie F. Cummings Cube (The Cube, for short) is Midtown Detroit’s hub for curated, urban, boundless experiences and will present four exciting events this November.
First up: The Hot Sardines return to Detroit to perform an intimate and rollicking show in The Cube. Fronted by vocalist Elizabeth Bougerol and bandleader/pianist Evan Palazzo, the 8-piece, New York-based ensemble reimagines vintage swing for the new age.
The Hot Sardines perform Wednesday, November 13 at 7 p.m. Guests can arrive early for a pre-concert cocktail and swing dance lesson at 6:15 p.m.
The following week, The Cube presents two free back-to-back screenings of films by Jordan Peele. First is Peele’s acclaimed directorial debut, the 2017 horror film Get Out, which award-winning author and UCLA professor Tananarive Due will discuss with patrons in her presentation “The Sunken Place.” Peele’s most recent film, 2019’s Us, will then be screened.
Jordan Peele’s Get Out and Us + Talk by Tananarive Due takes place Friday, November 22 at 6 p.m.
The next morning, DSO bassoonist/contrabassoonist and certified Tai chi instructor Marcus Schoon leads a group Yang family Tai chi class, accompanied by live music by Xiao Dong Wei. The class is open to all skill levels.
Tai Chi + Live Music takes place Saturday, November 23 at 10:30 a.m.
That evening, Tumbao Bravo, LL7 Latin Jazz, and the Wesley Reynoso Afro-Latin Ensemble present a showcase of Latin Jazz, joined by award-winning dance instructor Mambo Marci, who will lead at salsa dance class starting at 7:15 p.m.
The Detroit Latin Jazz Experience takes place Saturday, November 23 at 8 p.m.
Please visit dso.org/cube for more information about these events. See below for ticket information.
The Cube is located within the Max M. and Marjorie S. Fisher Music Center at 3711 Woodward Avenue, Detroit.
The Cube was renamed and reimagined in 2016 by the 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.
Programming in The Cube is supported by The Community Foundation for Southeast Michigan and The John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, with additional support from Quicken Loans, the Boston Consulting Group, Hotel St. Regis and WDET 101.9 FM.
Please note: the DSO does not appear on these performances.
Please contact PR Manager Ben Breuninger for artist bios/photos.
Tickets for all four events can be purchased at dso.org, by calling (313) 576-5111, or in-person at the Max M. and Marjorie S. Fisher Music Center Box Office (3711 Woodward Ave., Detroit).
The Hot Sardines
$18 – General Admission
$55 – VIP Experience (advance tickets only; includes admission, reserved cabaret seat, a free drink, and a commemorative Cube wine glass)
Jordan Peele’s Get Out and Us + Talk by Tananarive Due
Free and open to the public, but no-cost tickets are required.
Tai chi + Live Music
$12 – General Admission
Detroit Latin Jazz Experience
$15 – General Admission (advance)
$25 – General Admission (at the door)
$49 – VIP Experience (includes reserved cabaret style seating and a free drink)
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.