Detroit Symphony Orchestra | Max M. & Marjorie S. Fisher Music Center
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NOEL NIGHT PROGRAMMING:
The Cube | In the Max M. & Marjorie S. Fisher Music Center:
7:00 & 8:15 p.m. - Sidewalk Chalk
Free. No tickets required. Doors open at 6:00 PM. Seating available on a first-come, first-serve basis. Presented by Midtown Detroit Inc. and the DSO, Chicago-based ensemble Sidewalk Chalk will treat event attendees to back-to-back performances (7:00 & 8:15pm) featuring original music plus a few holiday favorites. Comprised of an MC, vocalist, drummer, bassist, keys player, trombonist and trumpeter, Sidewalk Chalk transcends genre with a wholly original sound that blends elements off funk, hip-hop, jazz, and R&B.
The Cube, located in the Max M. & Marjorie S. Fisher Music Center, will create a casual yet intimate atmosphere in which audience members are encouraged to come-and-go as they please. Arrive early for food and drink specials, holiday shopping, family activities, photos opportunities and a visit from Santa Claus.
The Cube and Atrium:
6:00-10:00 p.m. - Art @ The Max: Featuring work by Detroit artists Exhibition on Display (FREE)
6:30-8:30 p.m. - Selfies with Santa (FREE)
7:00 & 8:15 p.m. - Sidewalk Chalk (FREE)
8:00 p.m. - Russian Portraits (tickets required) | Detroit Symphony Orchestra | Mark Wigglesworth, conductor | Karen Gomyo, violin
TCHAIKOVSKY Violin Concerto
SHOSTAKOVICH Symphony No. 10
About Sidewalk Chalk:
Sidewalk Chalk will release their fourth full-length album on June 2nd on Ropeadope Records. ‘An Orchid Is Born’ is produced by Grammy Award-winner Robert “Sput” Searight. This is the album that Sidewalk Chalk has truly always been trying to make -- a speeding bullet ripe with heat and rhythm that speaks to mankind’s need to cheer in the darkest of moments and to choose love over inhumanity in all things. In the band’s rebirth is an emphatic statement of purpose. This vibrant collection of transformative moments is a benchmark release for Sidewalk Chalk that marks the arrival of a powerhouse and proves that the Chicago sound machine is a phoenix rising. Split into three movements - The Hope, The Loss, and The Birth – ‘An Orchid Is Born’ shows the band’s remarkable capacity for growth. They see that we cannot be reborn until we lose what we have, first treading in the well of despair that is a loss preceded by hope. In these three movements, Sidewalk Chalk has realized the best version of their band and, in the process, created their most important body of work. The hard-fought project encapsulates the latest chapter of the band’s growth as a unit -- a period somehow beautified by a series of deep wounds that might have derailed a less focused collective. Little more than a year removed from the debut of their live album Shoulder Season, a seismic shift rocked the foundations of Sidewalk Chalk, refined their aesthetic and inspired a body of work that is as cathartic as it is the catapult necessary to push the rarefied groove at the foundation of their sound past its Chicago stomping grounds, to points across the globe.