October 15: Vocalists Somi and Lisa Fisher will perform in The Cube as part of the New Standards Jazz Crawl in collaboration with Cultural Center institutions throughout Midtown Detroit
October 21: Poet jessica Care moore welcomes vocalists Kisma Jordan and Ideeyah for presentation of new operatic work Wild Beauty
October 28: Celebrate 100th anniversary of F.W. Murnau’s silent film Nosferatu with film showing and live score by the Andrew Alden Ensemble
Tickets on sale now at dso.org
Detroit, (October 6, 2022) – The Detroit Symphony Orchestra (DSO) today announced October programming in the Peter D. and Julie F. Cummings Cube (The Cube), located within the Max M. and Marjorie S. Fisher Music Center at 3711 Woodward Avenue in Detroit.
On October 15 at 8 p.m., acclaimed vocalists Somi and Lisa Fischer will perform in The Cube as part of the New Standards Jazz Crawl, a unique 13-part music series, free to the public, featuring works by women composers of all genres, performed live by a world-class line-up of artists at the following Cultural Center institutions: Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History, Detroit Historical Museum, Detroit Institute of Arts, Detroit Public Library, Detroit Symphony Orchestra, MOCAD, The Scarab Club, and at the brand-new Carr Center Performance Studio. The New Standards Jazz Crawl was curated by Terri Lyne Carrington and The Carr Center with support from the Detroit Institute of Arts, Midtown Detroit, Inc., and the Fred A. and Barbara M. Erb Family Foundation.
Please note: previously scheduled vocalist Lizz Wright is unable to make the performance. Thank you to vocalist Somi for stepping in to perform for this concert.
On October 21 at 8 p.m., poet jessica Care moore explores love, loss, isolation, and the need for laughter in a visceral new operatic work, Wild Beauty, featuring vocalists Kisma Jordan and Ideeyah, and a full musical ensemble. This event is a collaboration between moore and 2022 Kresge Artist Fellow, composer, arranger, and saxophonist De’Sean Jones and will tell a sonic story of the resilience of humans through the power of love and cultural memory.
On October 28 at 8 p.m., Nosferatu 100 kicks off the DSO’s Halloween weekend festivities in The Cube. The classic silent film Nosferatu will be shown in a special 100th anniversary experience with a live music score performed by the Andrew Alden Ensemble.
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 $35 for jessica Care moore’s Wild Beauty and $20 for Nosferatu 100. Tickets for The New Standard Jazz Crawl are free, yet ticket reservations are recommended. Tickets can be purchased or reserved 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.
THE NEW STANDARDS JAZZ CRAWL: SOMI & LISA FISCHER
Saturday, October 15 at 8 p.m.
The Peter D. and Julie F. Cummings Cube
Lisa Fischer, vocalist
The New Standards Jazz Crawl is a unique 13-part music series, FREE to the public, featuring works by a wide range of women composers, from unique to popular, from historic to current, from blues to bebop, and beyond performed by an outstanding line-up of jazz performers hailing from New York, Boston, Chicago, Los Angeles and Detroit. The New Standards Jazz Crawl is a special music series linked to, New Standards: Part 1 of Shifting the Narrative: Jazz and Gender Justice, a world premiere multimedia installation, curated and conceived by NEA Jazz Master, 3-time Grammy Award-winner and Carr Center Artistic Director, Terri Lyne Carrington. This performance will feature acclaimed vocalists SOMI and Lisa Fischer.
General Admission tickets are free for this event
JESSICA CARE MOORE’S WILD BEAUTY
Friday, October 21 at 8 p.m.
The Peter D. and Julie F. Cummings Cube
jessica Care moore, poet
Kisma Jordan, vocalist
De’Sean Jones, composer
Poet jessica Care moore explores love, loss, isolation and the need for laughter in this visceral new operatic work. Featuring jessica Care moore, Kisma Jordan, and Ideeyah with full musical ensemble, experience a magical evening full of sonic storytelling, rooted in our resilience as humans through the power of love and cultural memory.
A collaboration between DSO "The CUBE" curators jCm and De'Sean Jones, this special evening will be wildly unforgettable and absolutely full of beauty.
$35 – General Admission
Friday, October 28 at 8 p.m.
The Peter D. and Julie F. Cummings Cube
Andrew Alden Ensemble, band
Known as one of the scariest Dracula adaptations ever made, F.W. Murnau’s silent film classic Nosferatu turns 100 years old. Experience the film that has inspired generations of filmmakers with a new score performed live by the Andrew Alden Ensemble. The live score complements the horror of the film with classical chamber music and the distinct edge of rock, featuring a string trio, synthesizers, percussion, guitar, bass, saxophone and vibraphone. This October, celebrate the movie once thought lost to history with a special 100th anniversary experience.
$20 – 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.