This month at The Cube: Salsa dancing, poetry slam, yoga set to live music, tribute to Fela Kuti, and more

- Located within the Max M. and Marjorie S. Fisher Music Center, The Cube is DSO’s hub for curated, urban, boundless experiences

Detroit, (August 1, 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 six innovative events to close its third season. 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.

First up is An Evening of Movement & Music on Friday, August 2 (tomorrow) at 7 p.m. Detroit-based modern dance company Take Root will present a unique program featuring live music and the premiere of two new works.

Next comes Salsa Dance Party feat. CUBOP on Friday, August 16 at 8 p.m. Award-winning Latin dance instructor Mambo Marci will give a dance lesson at 8 p.m., and at 9 p.m. New York-based band CUBOP (led by Luques and Zaccai Curtis) will perform.

The next morning, recharge at Om @ The Max (Techno Edition) on Saturday, August 17 at 10:30 a.m. The popular yoga series returns to The Cube, this time with a techno twist performed by DJ Kyle Hall and keyboardist Jonathan Dixon.

Come back that evening for The Cube Poetry Slam – UNPLUGGED on Saturday, August 17 at 8 p.m. Spoken word artist La Shaun phoenix Moore will host an evening featuring Detroit poets and DJ Stacye J, followed by an acoustic set by singer-songwriter Peter Collins.

Next is ¡Felabration! on Friday, August 23 at 8 p.m. Percussionist Frank Moka teams up with Iv Amenti and Detroit-based musicians to pay tribute to the legacy of Afrobeat pioneer Fela Kuti.

Finally, The Cube will host a Swing Dance Party on Saturday, August 24 at 8 p.m. Drinks and a DJ kick off the evening, which blends into a dance lesson at 8:15 p.m. followed by live music performed by award-winning swing band Planet D Nonet and an open dance floor at 9 p.m.

Please note: the DSO does not appear on these performances.

Please visit 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.

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.

Also in August: jazz pianist, MacArthur “genius,” and Paradise Jazz Series alum Jason Moran will perform at the DSO’s newly-activated outdoor Sosnick Courtyard on Tuesday, August 16 at 6 p.m. Moran will appear with his band The Bandwagon, who will play adjacent to a halfpipe with skateboarders. Afterwards, in celebration of Orchestra Hall’s 100th year, a video presentation of 100 minutes of performance highlights from the DSO’s Live from Orchestra Hall webcast archive will be projected on the side of The Max. This event is free and open to the public; click here to learn more.

The DSO’s 2019-2020 Season kicks off with special performances and the kickoff of the 20th anniversary Paradise Jazz Series in September, followed by Opening Weekend on the Classical Series in October. All season long the DSO celebrates the centennial of historic Orchestra Hall, which was built during the summer of 1919 and hosted its first performance that fall. Learn more at

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Ticket Information

Tickets for all events in The Cube can be purchased at, by calling (313) 576-5111, or in-person at the Max M. & Marjorie S. Fisher Music Center Box Office (3711 Woodward Ave., Detroit).

An Evening of Movement & Music
$15 General Admission, or $40 GA Family Four-Pack
$49 VIP Experience
VIP Experience includes reserved cabaret seating and a free drink

Salsa Dance Party feat. CUBOP
$15 General Admission (advance)
$25 General Admission (door)
$40 VIP Experience (advance)
$50 VIP Experience (door)
VIP Experience includes reserved cabaret seating and a free drink

Om @ The Max
$20 General Admission (advance)
$25 General Admission (door)

Cube Poetry Slam – UNPLUGGED
$10 General Admission
$30 VIP Experience
VIP Experience includes reserved cabaret seating, a free drink, and a commemorative wine glass

$18 General Admission (advance)
$25 General Admission (door)
$40 VIP Experience (advance)
$50 VIP Experience (door)
VIP Experience includes reserved cabaret seating and a free drink

Swing Dance Party
$10 General Admission (advance)
$15 General Admission (door)

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.