- Guest artists include Samara Joy and Monique Ella Rose, plus yoga led by a Detroit Yoga Lab certified instructor with live music by a DSO flute and harp duo
- Tickets on sale now at dso.org
Detroit, (May 12, 2022) – This spring, the Detroit Symphony Orchestra (DSO) continues programming in The Peter D. and Julie F. Cummings Cube and will present three exciting events this month. Located within the Max M. and Marjorie S. Fisher Music Center in Midtown Detroit, The CUBE is the DSO’s hub for curated, urban, boundless experiences.
Please note: the DSO does not appear on these performances.
First up: Samara Joy performs on Friday, May 13 beginning at 8 p.m. Joy is a singing star in ascendancy. The young vocalist attracted attention in 2019 after winning the Sarah Vaughan International Jazz Vocal Competition. Her 2021 self-titled debut album puts her spin on jazz standards from the Great American Songbook for a release that furthers Joy's reputation as one of America's most promising young jazz vocalists.
The next evening, The Cube welcomes Monique Ella Rose, a genre-fusing singer and songwriter who is deeply rooted in Gospel, pure soul, jazz, and R&B with lyrics that encourage, uplift, and put you in sway and groove. This performance takes place Saturday, May 14 at 8 p.m.
Finally: Om @ The Max returns with “Spring is in the Air.” This event consists of a morning yoga practice led by a Detroit Yoga Lab certified instructor and is open to all skill levels. A DSO flute and harp duo will perform a blissful nature-themed live soundtrack for your practice. Om @ The Max: Spring is in the Air takes place Saturday, May 21 at 11 a.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.
To protect the health and well-being of our patrons, musicians, and staff, our safety policies include vaccine or test requirements for all guests and contactless e-ticketing. Visit dso.org/safetyplan for more information.
Tickets for these performances start at $20 and 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. Tickets may also be purchased in person at the Max M. and Marjorie S. Fisher Music Center Box Office (3711 Woodward Ave., Detroit). See below for full ticket prices.
Programming in The Cube is supported by the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation.
Friday, May 13 at 8 p.m.
Samara Joy is a singing star in ascendancy. The young vocalist attracted attention in 2019 after winning the Sarah Vaughan International Jazz Vocal Competition. Her 2021 self-titled debut album puts her spin on jazz standards from the Great American Songbook for a release that furthers Joy's reputation as one of America's most promising young jazz vocalists.
Joy grew up in the Bronx around a supportive musical family. Music was a pervasive presence due to the inspiration of her paternal grandparents, Elder Goldwire and Ruth McLendon, who led the Philadelphia-based gospel group, The Savettes. "My mother and father gave me the opportunity to hear music on an interesting spectrum, from Luther Vandross and Chaka Khan through to George Duke and Stevie Wonder. Actually, I hadn't heard of Sarah Vaughan until college. My friends were all into jazz and started sharing their favorite recordings with me. The turning point was when I heard Sarah's version of "Lover Man" – I was hooked."
Samara has performed in many of the great jazz venues in NYC, including Dizzy's Club Coca Cola, The Blue Note, and Mezzrow, in addition to working with jazz greats such as Christian McBride, Pasquale Grasso, Kirk Lightsey, Cyrus Chestnut, and NEA Jazz Master Dr. Barry Harris.
Samara Joy, vocals
$30 – General Admission Theater Seating
$60 – Cabaret Seat, Orders of less than (4) four may be placed at a table with other guests
MONIQUE ELLA ROSE
Saturday, May 14 at 8 p.m.
Monique Ella Rose is authentic and bold: a genre-fusing singer and songwriter, who is deeply rooted in Gospel, pure soul, jazz, and R&B with lyrics that encourage, uplift, and put you in sway and groove.
Known for spine chilling vibrato and distinctive tonality, she has opened for Anthony Hamilton, Dwele', Maxwell, Chrisette Michelle, Angela Winbush, Marsha Ambrosius, and many more.
Monique Ella Rose, vocals
$20 – General Admission Theater Seating
$40 – Cabaret Seat, Orders of less than (4) four may be placed at a table with other guests
OM @ THE MAX: SPRING IS IN THE AIR
Saturday, May 21 at 11 a.m.
Join us in the CUBE for a morning yoga practice led by a Detroit Yoga Lab certified instructor open to all skill levels. A DSO flute and harp duo will perform a blissful nature-themed live soundtrack for your practice. Namaste.
Jeffery Zook, flute
Cheryl Losey Feder, harp
$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. 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 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 eight 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.