The Neighborhood Residency Initiative (NRI) will expand the Orchestra’s existing presence in these communities through these new concerts, as well as school partnerships, scheduled and “pop up” chamber music appearances, and other seasonal programming. Music Director Leonard Slatkin will conduct nearly half of these new concerts.
The events in these neighborhood residencies are built within the Orchestra’s schedule at Orchestra Hall, one of the most revered concert venues in America.Â With the Neighborhood Concert Series, comprised of 24 newly added concerts to the orchestra’s schedule, NRI is the DSO’s most significant artistic initiative since the return to Orchestra Hall in 1989.Â Neighborhood concerts will partner with businesses that may sponsor individual concerts or the entire concert series.
The Neighborhood Concert Series will feature repertoire from select Orchestra Hall concerts, as well as selections prepared especially for this new series.
Individual tickets will be $25 and subscriptions for the Neighborhood Concert Series are on sale now for $75 per neighborhood, making four concerts the price of three.
Neighborhood Concert Series Dates & Locations:
For a complete listing including conductors, featured musicians and programs, visit www.dso.org/neighborhood.
|Where||Kirk in the Hills 1340 W Long Lake Rd, Bloomfield Hills, MI 48302|
|Who to bring||Everyone|
|Price||$25 per show or $75 per series per person|
Art with Heart Exhibition
Janice Charach Gallery, 6600 W Maple Rd, West Bloomfield, MI, FREE
The Janice Charach Gallery is hosting an exhibition today called Art with Heart. Â Artists of all ages and abilities use found and recycled items to create their works.
40% of the sales will go back into benefittingÂ the annual JCC’s Got Talent event to be held March 1, 2012.
|Where||Janice Charach Gallery 6600 W Maple Rd, West Bloomfield, MI 48322|
|Time||12:00 pm— 4:00 pm|
|Who to bring||Everyone|
Oakland University Golden Grizzlies vs. IUPUI
The Men’s Oakland Grizzlies basketball team will play Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis.
|Where||Oakland University 2200 N Squirrel Rd, Rochester, MI 48309 (Athletic Center O’Rena)|
Have Fun, Get Fit, Dance!
The Rust Belt Market, 22801 Woodward Ave, Ferndale, MI, FREE
Looking for a new way to get your body moving while having a great time? Join us this weekend!
On Saturday, January 7 at noon Brooke Mallon introduces Nia, a dynamic blend of dance arts (Jazz dance), martial arts (Tai Chi), and healing arts (Yoga). Brooke teaches Nia at Body and Mind Fitness in Ferndale.
At 3pm Valencia Hamilton, also from Mind and Body Fitness, steps up the tempo with Zumba, the Latin-inspired, dance-fitness technique that incorporates Latin and International music and dance movements.
At 6pm Buford Gene Collins, also known as Mistalocks, gets couples dancing with Chicago Style Steppin’. Mistalocks is dedicated in particular to the promotion and propagation of Chicago “Steppin”, a dance art form which incorporates both the culture and lifestyle of those on the “Steppin” scene, past and present, in Chicago and across the country. His studio is also in Ferndale.
|Where||The Rust Belt Market 22801 Woodward Ave, Ferndale, MI 48220|
|Time||11:00 am— 7:00 pm|
The Anti-Freeze Blues Festival
Doors for the benefit for the Detroit Blues Society featuring JAMES MONTGOMERY with Jim McCarty & Friends open at 7 p.m.
The 18th annual Anti-Freeze Blues Festival kicks off with a very special homecoming from one of the hottest harp players on the planet, James Montgomery. Besides fronting his own band, James has been the band leader for Johnny Winter for many years. James has also played with a who’s who of top notch bluesmen (and women) including: B.B. King, Buddy Guy, John Lee Hooker, Jr. Wells, James Cotton, Bonnie Raitt, Gregg Allman and Laverne Baker. Backing James for the show will be Jim McCarty and Friends. Be sure to get here early as Laith Al-Saadi, Pazman’s Super Session (featuring Jeanne & The Dreams) & The Difficulties round out the evening. The Anti-Freeze Blues Festival is a benefit for the Detroit Blues Society!
Night two of the festival features a modern take on some good old down home spun blues goodness with Reverend Peyton’s Big Damn Band. The Reverend and his band will be digging out tunes from their latest CD, “Peyton On Patton”, which is a tribute to the legendary blues guitarist Charlie Patton. Thornetta Davis ( Detroit ’s own blues diva), Johnnie Bassett and The Rattlesnake Shake (a Peter Green/Fleetwood Mac tribute) kick off the show. The Anti-Freeze Blues Festival is a benefit for the Detroit Blues Society!
Enjoy some of “Mama’s Fried Potatoes” from Reverend Peyton’s Big Damn Band http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2N2FkBjdXS8
|Where||Magic Bag 22920 Woodward Ave, Ferndale, MI 48220|
Book Release Party at Lido
Lido Gallery, 33535 Woodward Ave, Birmingham, MI, FREE
Come out to Lido Gallery for a book release party that will featureÂ Mary Minock’s new book, The Way Back Room, with Rebecca Rank and other poets.
|Where||Lido Gallery 33535 Woodward Ave, Birmingham, MI 48009|
|Who to bring||Everyone|
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