Events

Omer

Friday Night Live! Great Lakes Chamber Music Festival: Music Beyond Words

  • Fri, Jun 22
  • 7:00 PM - 9:30 PM
  • Detroit Institute of Arts - Rivera Court

The Great Lakes Chamber Music Festival presents Music Beyond Words, a celebration of the timeless relationship between music and literature that highlights pieces inspired by the written and spoken word.

Jarrod Lawson

Friday Night Live! Jarrod Lawson

  • Fri, Jul 6
  • 7:00 PM - 9:30 PM
  • Detroit Institute of Arts - North Lawn

Soul singer Jarrod Lawson has been called by the Standard UK the ‘biggest soul-jazz sensation in years.’ 

Don Was

Detroit Film Theatre Special Concert of Colors Event: THE DON WAS DETROIT ALL-STAR REVUE ON FILM

  • Wed, Jul 11
  • 7:30 PM - 10:00 PM
  • Detroit Film Theatre

Join Grammy Award-winning producer Don Was and WDET Essential Music host Ann Delisi for an evening of rarely-seen video recordings by director Gemma Corfield, featuring legendary Detroit artists participating in the annual Concert of Colors All-Star Revue. Don and Ann will discuss screen performances dating back to 2008 by Marcus Belgrade, Juan Atkins, Marion Hayden, James Carter, Melvin Davis, Mitch Ryder and many, many more.

Huun Huur Tu

Friday Night Live! Huun Huur Tu

  • Fri, Jul 20
  • 7:00 PM
  • Detroit Institute of Arts - North Lawn

This music group from the Russian republic of Tuva near the Mongolian-Russian border. The most distinctive characteristic of Huun Huur Tu's music is throat singing in which the singers sing both the note and the note's overtones, producing two or three notes simultaneously. The group primarily uses native Tuvan instruments and plays mostly indigenous Tuvan folk music, but is also known to experiment with western instruments and electronic music.

DakhaBrakha

Friday Night Live! DakhaBrakha

  • Fri, Jul 27
  • 7:00 PM
  • Detroit Institute of Arts - North Lawn

DhakaBraka taps into the roots of their native Ukrainian language, tradition, fable, and song, adding their own instrumentation and arrangements of songs they uncovered during travels around their country.  

Eric Grossman: A Brief History of Music at the DIA

Eric Grossman: A Brief History of Music at the DIA

  • Fri, Aug 3
  • 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
  • Detroit Institute of Arts - Rivera Court

The history of music at the Detroit Institute of Arts is rich and includes a performance by many of the major composers active during the museum's 90-year existence at our current location. Eric Grossman will perform music for violin and piano written by Bela Bartok, Maurice Ravel, Francis Poulenc, Lowell Liebermann, all of whom have performed at the DIA.

2018 Detroit Dance City Festival

2018 Detroit Dance City Festival

  • 10 a.m. - 10 p.m. | Fri, Aug 10 - Sun, Aug 12
  • Detroit Film Theatre & DIA North Lawn

Detroit Dance City Festival is a three-day international festival full of performance, networking, classes and more.

Jim Campilongo

Friday Night Live! Jim Campilongo

  • Fri, Aug 31
  • 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
  • Detroit Institute of Arts - Rivera Court

The sound Jim Campilongo gets out of his 1959 Telecaster is like the early history of the instrument, with elements of country, bluegrass, blues, and rock and roll.