Friday Night Live! Gwen Laster and Christopher Bakriges: The Matisse Project

The Matisse Jazz Project is music inspired by the iconic cut paper collages of Henri Matisse published in 1947 as Jazz. The twenty pieces composed by pianist Christopher Bakriges and performed with violinist Gwen Laster correspond to each of the Matisse Jazz cutouts and his writings. Matisse viewed jazz as a “chromatic and rhythmic improvisation” and evoked the idea of a structure of rhythm and repetition broken by the unexpected action of improvisations.

Performances are at 7 and 8:30 p.m.

Friday Night Live! is supported exclusively by your tri county millage investment in the DIA. General admission is free for residents of Wayne, Oakland and Macomb counties.

Friday Night Live! is supported by the DTE Energy Foundation