This month at The Cube: Swing dance party, 3D Jazz Trio, poetry slam, and new take on Rolling Stones classics

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

Detroit, (December 2, 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.

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

First up: a swing dance party with Planet D Nonet feat. Thornetta Davis. Arrive early for a swing dance lesson and stay for the open dance floor and a set by this award-winning band.

The Planet D Nonet feat. Thornetta Davis performs on Friday, December 6. The event begins at 9 p.m. with cocktails and a DJ, followed by a swing dance lesson at 9:15 p.m. and live music and an open dance floor at 10 p.m.

The following week, The Cube welcomes 3D Jazz Trio, led by drummer Sherrie Maricle. The powerhouse trio plays original, traditional, and contemporary standards from all genres of music with their own unique style.

3D Jazz Trio performs on Friday, December 13 at 8 p.m.

The next evening marks the latest in The Cube’s Poetry Slam – Unplugged series. Spoken word artist La Shaun Phoenix Moore hosts an evening featuring Detroit’s finest poets, DJ Stacye J, and a set by soul-pop vocalist and cellist Gabriel Royal.

The Cube Poetry Slam – Unplugged takes place Saturday, December 14 at 8 p.m.

Finally: Tim Ries and Bernard Fowler, both members of the Rolling Stones’ touring band, present The Rolling Stones Project. This exciting concept matches saxophonist Ries and vocalist Fowler with a Detroit all-star band to present jazz and world music arrangements of music by the Stones.

Tim Ries & Bernard Fowler: The Rolling Stones Project takes place Thursday, December 19 at 7 p.m.

The Cube is located within the Max M. and Marjorie S. Fisher Music Center at 3711 Woodward Avenue, Detroit.

Please visit dso.org/cube for more information about these events. See below for ticket information.

The Cube will also be activated during the 47th Annual Noel Night, a neighborhood-wide holiday street celebration in Midtown Detroit on Saturday, December 7. Noel Nighters can catch two free performances by Grammy-nominated Gullah band Ranky Tanky at 8 p.m. and 9:15 p.m. Visit noelnight.org to learn more.

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 contact PR Manager Ben Breuninger for artist bios/photos.

Ticket Information

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).

Planet D Nonet feat. Thornetta Davis 
$10 – General Admission (advance)
$15 – General Admission (door)
$49 – VIP Experience (includes admission, reserved cabaret seating, and a free drink)
* Ticketholders to the December 6 Duke Ellington Orchestra performance on the Paradise Jazz Series can save $2 on advance General Admission tickets.

3D Jazz Trio
$15 – General Admission (advance)
$25 – General Admission (door)
$49 – VIP Experience (includes admission, reserved cabaret seating, and a free drink)

The Cube Poetry Slam - Unplugged
$10 – General Admission
$35 – VIP Experience (includes admission, reserved cabaret seating, and a free drink)

Tim Ries & Bernard Fowler: The Rolling Stones Project
$15 – General Admission (advance)
$25 – General Admission (door)
$49 – VIP Experience (includes admission, reserved cabaret 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.