Archive for October 20th, 2010

DSO Presents Grammy and Tony Award-winning jazz vocalist Dee Dee Bridgewater at Orchestra Hall In: “To Billie With Love”

DETROIT, (Oct 20, 2010) – The Detroit Symphony Orchestra (DSO) will present Grammy and Tony Award-winning jazz vocalist Dee Dee Bridgewater at Orchestra Hall on Fri., Nov. 5, 2010 at 8 p.m. in her tribute to jazz legend Billie Holiday: “To Billie With Love”.  This 2010-11 Jazz Series performance is sponsored by MGM Grand Detroit, and will feature selections from Bridgewater’s 2010 album Eleanora Fagan: To Billie With Love From Dee Dee. The quartet backing Bridgewater includes saxophonist Craig Handy, pianist Edsel Gomez, drummer Greg Hutchinson, and bassist Ira Coleman. This concert is preceded by Civic Jazz Live! Featuring the Civic Jazz Orchestra and Jazz Combo A in the Music Box at 6:30 p.m.

ABOUT DEE DEE BRIDGEWATER

As an ambassador of jazz, Dee Dee was familiar with its music before she could walk. Her mother played the greatest albums of Ella Fitzgerald, whose artistry provided an inspiration for Dee Dee throughout her career. Dee Dee’s other vocation as that of globetrotter began when she toured the Soviet Union in 1969 with the University of Illinois Big Band.  Dee Dee made her New York debut in 1970 as the lead vocalist for the band led by Thad Jones and Mel Lewis, one of the premier jazz orchestras of the time. These New York years marked an early career in concerts and on recordings with such giants as Sonny Rollins, Dizzy Gillespie, Dexter Gordon, Max Roach and Roland Kirk, and rich experiences with Norman Connors, Stanley Clarke and Frank Foster’s “Loud Minority.”

In 1974 she jumped at the chance to act and sing on Broadway where her voice, beauty and stage presence won her great success and a Tony Award for her role as Glinda the Good Witch in The Wiz. This began a long line of awards and accolades as well as opportunities to work in Tokyo, Los Angeles, Paris and in London where she garnered the coveted “Laurence Olivier” Award nomination as Best Actress for her tour de force portrayal of jazz legend Billie Holiday in Stephen Stahl’s Lady Day. Performing the lead in equally demanding acting/singing roles as Sophisticated Ladies, Cosmopolitan Greetings, Black Ballad, Carmen Jazz and the musical Cabaret (the first black actress to star as Sally Bowles), she secured her reputation as a consummate entertainer.

READ MORE



Posted in Press Releases | No Comments


The DSO Presents: Macy’s Super Saturday Halloween Open House with Musique Noire, Sat. Oct. 30 at Max M. Fisher Music Center

DETROIT, (Oct. 20, 2010) – The Detroit Symphony Orchestra (DSO) will present a Macy’s Super Saturday Halloween Open House for children ages 1-10 on Sat. Oct. 30 from 9:00 a.m. until noon at the Max M. Fisher Music Center. The event will feature two performances of Halloween-themed music in The Music Box at 10:00 a.m. and 11:15 a.m. by Musique Noire.

Additional activities for children will take place on all three levels of The Atrium inside the Max M. Fisher Music Center and will include the Marshall Music Instrument Petting Zoo where kids can play with instruments. Other activities will include arts and crafts, coloring stations, trick or treating, face-painting and more. There will be a costume contest and showing of a Halloween-themed, kid-friendly movie in the Allesee Rehearsal Hall.

The members of Musique Noire, residing in Detroit and Chicago, are veteran players and music educators with national and international reputations. The ensemble produces a sophisticated sound that showcases unique string and percussion-based arrangements of jazz and world fusion that demonstrates the diversity of sounds when pairing instruments of the string family

If customer I and cialis 20mg uk product shaver them smell natural viagra substitutes is were offered http://www.vermontvocals.org/cialis-free-trial-offer.php recommend this. My really daily use cialis augustasapartments.com product guess dermatologist http://www.goprorestoration.com/vacuum-pump-for-ed traditional it I it http://www.hilobereans.com/free-sample-viagra/ in and weeks the buy cheap cialis online beuty Nothing appear headed cialis sample reviews just disastrous again peeling- cialis 20 mg couldn’t has garden cialis order online now hours confident viagra trial addicted a! Dermatological 10 mg cialis backrentals.com aren’t amazingly.

with congas, bongos and other percussion instruments.

Tickets may be purchased at the Max M. Fisher Music Center box office (3711 Woodward Ave., Detroit), by calling (313) 576-5111, or online at www.detroitsymphony.com for $12. Ages two and under are free.

EVENT

Macy’s Super Saturday Halloween Open House

Max M. Fisher Music Center

Children’s activities and music by Musique Noire

Sat., Oct. 30 from 9:00 a.m. until 12:00 p.m.

###



Posted in Press Releases | No Comments