Events

The music duo Balance

Friday Night Live! Balance

  • 7 & 8:30 p.m. Fri, Dec 21 , 2018
  • 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. 

A photo of Joan Belgrave singing passionately

Friday Night Live! Dinah Washington Tribute ft. Joan Belgrave

  • 7 & 8:30 p.m. Fri, Dec 28 , 2018
  • Detroit Institute of Arts - Rivera Court

Dinah Washington skirted the boundaries of blues, jazz and popular music, becoming the most popular black female recording artist of the 1950s.

The Michigan Philharmonic's Miniature Masterpieces

Friday Night Live! The Michigan Philharmonic's Miniature Masterpieces

  • 7 & 8:30 p.m. Fri, Jan 11 , 2019
  • Detroit Institute of Arts - Rivera Court

Miniature Masterpieces features the Michigan Philharmonic performing huge sounding pieces written for small chamber ensembles, featuring an eclectic mixture of music from Mother Goose to Edgar Allan Poe.

An aerial photograph of Andre Mehmari playing piano

Friday Night Live! Andre Mehmari Trio

  • 7 & 8:30 p.m. Fri, Jan 18 , 2019
  • Detroit Institute of Arts - Rivera Court

Brazilian pianist André Mehmari is considered a world-class composer, arranger and instrumentalist in jazz and classical music circles.

A photo of David Binney in sunglasses in a dark street

Friday Night Live! David Binney

  • 7:00 & 8:30 PM Fri, Jan 25, 2019
  • Detroit Institute of Arts - Rivera Court

Saxophonist David Binney is one of the most prolific jazz musicians on the scene today, as both a performer and composer.

DJ Duane Powell standing behind his equipment in front of a large, glowing X

Friday Night Live! Soundrotation Rearview Mirror Sessions with Duane Powell

  • Fri, Feb 15 , 2019
  • 6:00 PM
  • Detroit Institute of Arts - Rivera Court

Chicago-based DJ Duane Powell bridges the gap between musical legends of the past with contemporary hip-hop heroes.

J Dilla

Friday Night Live! The Music of J Dilla

  • 7:00 & 8:30 PM Fri, Feb 22, 2019
  • Detroit Institute of Arts - Rivera Court

The music of legendary hip-hop artist J Dilla has been arranged by composer/ conductor Miguel Atwood-Ferguson, performed by musicians from Rebirth.