Events

Sphinx Virtuosi

Sphinx Virtuosi

  • Sat, Oct 20
  • 2:00 PM
  • Detroit Institute of Arts - Rivera Court

Comprised of 18 of the nation’s top Black and Latino classical soloists, these alumni of the internationally renowned Sphinx Competition come together each fall as cultural ambassadors to reach new audiences.

Ensemble Variances: Walking in Beauty

Friday Night Live! Ensemble Variances: Walking in Beauty

  • Fri, Oct 26
  • 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
  • Detroit Institute of Arts - Rivera Court

Ensemble Variances, led by composer Thierry Pecou, is more than another group of people sitting on stage playing music. Their performances are about experiencing the music and being touched by the deeper layers you will n...

Jin Hi Kim and Min Xiao Fen

Asian Sound Revolution

  • Sun, Nov 4
  • 3:00 PM
  • Detroit Film Theatre

Celebrating the opening of the DIA's new Asian Galleries, this artist collaboration uses traditional Asian instruments to create contemporary sounds.

Duo 1717

Friday Night Live! Duo 1717

  • 7 & 8:30 p.m. Fri, Nov 9
  • Detroit Institute of Arts - Rivera Court

Classical crossover duo, baritone Jean Bernard Cerin and pianist Veena K. Kulkarni fuse classical and world music with storytelling, creating a transformative concert experience.

Grand Band

Friday Night Live! Grand Band

  • 7 & 8:30 p.m. Fri, Nov 16
  • Detroit Institute of Arts - Rivera Court

Grand Band is a new piano sextet from New York City, featuring what the New York Times called “the Traveling Wilburys of NY’s new-music piano scene.”  

John Pizzarelli Trio

Friday Night Live! John Pizzarelli Trio

  • 7 & 8:30 p.m. Fri, Nov 23
  • Detroit Institute of Arts - Rivera Court

World-renowned guitarist and singer John Pizzarelli has been hailed by the Boston Globe for “reinvigorating the Great American Songbook and re-popularizing jazz.”

Paddle to the Sea

Third Coast Percussion: Paddle to the Sea

  • 8 p.m. Fri, Nov 30 | 2 p.m. Sat, Dec 1
  • Detroit Film Theatre

The classic children’s book and Academy Award-nominated film, Paddle to the Sea, is the focus of a new project that looks at our relationship to the bodies of water that connect our lives.

Yasmine Hamdan

Friday Night Live! Yasmine Hamdan

  • 8 p.m. Fri, Dec 7
  • Detroit Institute of Arts - Rivera Court

Ever since the release of her debut album, Ya Nass (2013), Yasmine Hamdan’s personal, modern take on Arabic pop music has been getting tremendous attention in Europe, the US, Northern Africa and the Middle East.

Jenny Scheinman

Friday Night Live! Kannapolis: A Moving Portrait

  • Fri, Dec 14
  • 7:00 PM
  • Detroit Film Theatre

Acclaimed composer, singer, and violinist Jenny Scheinman invites us into the captivating visual world of Depression-era filmmaker H. Lee Waters in the multi-media performance Kannapolis: A Moving Portrait.

The music duo Balance

Friday Night Live! Balance

  • 7 & 8:30 p.m. Fri, Dec 21
  • Detroit Institute of Arts - Rivera Court

Balance is a collaborative duo between saxophonist Marcus Elliot and pianist Michael Malis. Called “two of Detroit’s most important young jazz musicians” by the Detroit Free Press, this concert features new compositions for piano and saxophone by the duo. 

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