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DIA exterior at night
DIA exterior at night

Violinist Michelle Makarski to Deliver a Performanceat the Detroit Institute of Arts that Spans Periods and Genre

Wednesday, June 25, 2008


Violinist Michelle Makarski is internationally acclaimed for her expressive rendering of a repertoire from early music to jazz and newly written works. Winner of the Carnegie Hall International American Music Competition, she has been featured in broadcasts, television and film. Her collaboration with pianist Keith Jarrett on the Great Performers Series at Lincoln Center led to her association with ECM Records and a number of award-winning CDs including recitals, jazz and chamber music. BBC Music Magazine’s "Who’s Who in Music" lists her among the most important contemporary violinists.



Friday, July 11, 7 & 8:30 p.m.



The Detroit Institute of Arts, located at 5200 Woodward Avenue, Detroit



Free with museum admission.



This event is part of the museum’s weekly Friday Night Live activities. The DIA has always been known for great art, but it’s also got a reputation for presenting great live music. The DIA is open late every Friday night with live music, art-making workshops, drawing in the galleries, guided tours and more. Activities take place from 6 to 10 p.m. and are FREE with museum admission.


Hours and admission:

10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesdays and Thursdays, 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Fridays, and 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays. Admission is $8 for adults, $6 for senior citizens, and $4 for youth ages 6-17. DIA members are admitted free. For more information, call (313) 833-7900 or see the website at


The Detroit Institute of Arts (DIA), one of the premier art museums in the United States, is home to more than 60,000 works that comprise a multicultural survey of human creativity from ancient times through the 21st century. From the first van Gogh painting to enter a U.S. museum (Self Portrait, 1887), to Diego Rivera's world-renowned Detroit Industry murals (1932–33), the DIA's collection is known for its quality, range, and depth.


Programs are made possible with support from the Michigan Council for Arts and Cultural Affairs and the City of Detroit.


Media Contacts:

Shekini Jennings:  (313) 494-5242

Pamela Marcil:     (313) 833-7899