Date: Nov. 9, 2014
Detroit Chamber Winds & Strings will present a unique concert experience at the Taubman Center. During the “Rendering Beethoven” concert, attendees will witness live works of art created by students and faculty as the musicians perform chamber music simultaneously. Musicians will perform a rendition of Beethoven’s “Serenade Op. 25 for Flute and Strings,” while Bach’s “Goldberg Variations” will bring the afternoon’s events to a close.
Dates: Nov. 20-22, 2014
The Detroit Symphony Orchestra is one of the premiere orchestras in the nation, and is known worldwide for its talented musicians. The symphony performs inside the illustrious Fisher Center, which became the main venue for DSO performances in 1989, after an extensive restoration. Conductor Leonard Slatkin will debut “Gershwin in Paris” at the Max M. Fisher Music Center in November for three dates. The selection includes Gershwin’s “An American in Paris,” Cindy McTee’s “Solstice” and Slatkin’s own “Endgames.”
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Date: Nov. 21, 2014
Paul Barnes is an American pianist known for his expressive performance and the innovative pieces in his repertoire. Although he teaches in such faraway destinations as Vienna, Italy, Greece and Nebraska, Barnes will perform on stage at the Music Box in the Max M. Fisher Music Center in Detroit.
Date: Nov. 22, 2014
Classical Revolution Detroit’s focus is to bring classical music to the masses, and aims to make music accessible to everyone. CRD accomplished this by showcasing acclaimed musicians in informal venues, such as an eatery, nightclub or even a residential home. Previous events have been at the Cadieux Cafe and the Boathouse on Lake George in upstate New York. Join attendees to hear an evening that celebrates the musical legacy of Black-Americans in this 75-minute classical performance featuring strings and percussion. Attendees will hear works by Dvorak, Bach, Glinka, Duke Ellington and Scott Joplin, with additional pieces by William Grant Still and Rick Robinson rounding out the evening’s performance, which will be held at the Carr Center.
The Palmer Woods Music in Homes series began in 2007. The Creative Arts Collective works in conjunction with the Palmer Woods Association to open the doors of homes located in historic Palmer Woods to the public while musicians perform music to the guests. Featured artists specialize in classical, jazz and world music. Guest musicians vary and have previously included classical pianist and erhu extraordinaire Xiao Dong Wei, guitarist A. Spencer Barefield, violinist Jannina Barefield Norpoth, pianist Maria Meirelles and violinist James VanValkenburg. Every concert is held in a different historical home. A reception and refreshments follow each performance.