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October 03, 2003 - Image 89

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The Detroit Jewish News, 2003-10-03

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Meet `The Max'

Opening Events

DSO celebrates the opening of its new music
and education complex.

The central inaugural events for the Max M. Fisher Music Center
are listed below:

New Energy


"There's a new energy in the building," says
Dan Ginis of Farmington Hills, who joined
the symphony as vice president for develop-
ment and major gifts three months ago after
serving as campaign manager for the Jewish
Federation of Greater Atlanta.
"The amenities, conveniences and beauty
are appreciated by both sym-
phony loyalists and people
looking for a new range of
entertainment. I've been told
by longtime symphony sup-
porters that the elevators
alone will mean they can
attend more concerts."
The Max, which will be
dedicated 10 a.m. Thursday,
Oct. 9, contains new per-
formance spaces that will
allow for more diverse pro-
gramming, an education
wing to bring music to larger
numbers of people and
The renovated
multi-use sections to accom-
modate civic events, private
celebrations and corporate
Perlman, helps
Daniel Hope, who made
his United States debut play-
"The Max" on
ing with the DSO earlier this
year, is returning to Orchestra
Hall Wednesday evening,
Oct. 15.
"I am honored and delighted to be part of

Special to the Jewish News


hatever your taste in music —
the classics, jazz, vintage
Motown — you will be able
to savor it as metro Detroit
celebrates the opening of the Max M. Fisher
Music Center, known as "The Max."
The $60-million complex, enhancing the
facilities of Orchestra Hall with additional
performance and education space, will be
showcased throughout October as members
of the Detroit Symphony Orchestra appear
with stellar guest artists and attend programs
that invite the community to share in the
inaugural festivities.
Some events are family-friendly and open
to the public at no charge. Others ask usual
concert prices. The opening gala also serves
as a fund-raising initiative.
Among the performers are internationally
known Jewish musicians, such as violinist
Itzhak Perlman who'll appear in concert with
the DSO in Orchestra Hall, and violinist
Daniel Hope and pianist Yefim Bronfman,
who'll appear with smaller ensembles in the
more intimate "Music Box" space (Bronfman
also will appear with the DSO at Orchestra
Jewish representation also will be present as
Max Fisher and Marilyn Pincus are honored
for their donations, and DSO board mem-
bers gauge reactions and look to the future.

`THE MAX' on page 70

Saturday, Oct. 11, at 6 p.m.: Opening Night Concert and Gala
Celebration with Neemi Jarvi conducting the DSO and Itzhak
Perlman on violin, in Orchestra Hall

Sunday, Oct 12, at 7 p.m.: Motown at the Max, with Smokey
Robinson and Thomas Wilkins conducting the DSO, in
Orchestra Hall

Wednesday, Oct. 15, at 7:30 p.m.: Inaugural Chamber Recital
with Daniel Hope on violin, Gaura.v Mazumdar on sitar, Shyam
Moham on tabla, with the Beaux Arts Trio, eighth
blackbird and members of the DSO, in the Music Box

Wednesday, Oct. 15, at 8 p.m.: — Oscar Peterson and
Branford Marsalis perform in a Paradise Jazz Series
concert (the DS() does not appear at this perform-
ance), in Orchestra Hall

Thursday, Oct. 16, at 8 p.m.; Friday, Oct. 17, at
10:45 and 9 p.m.; Saturday, Oct. 18, at 8:30 p.m.:
"Raise the Roof" classical program with Neeme Jarvi
conducting three DSO-commissioned works and
James Carter on saxophones, in Orchestra Hall

Saturday, Oct. 18, 10 a..m.-midnight; and Sunday,
Oct. 19, noon-8 p.m.: Marshall Field's "Day of Music
at the Max," featuring a free indoor music festival open to the
public, with different music — including jazz, folk, classical,
R&B and more -- on various stages and tours of the new facili-

Tuesday, Oct. 21, at 8 p.m.: Grand Rapids Symphony, conduct-
ed by David Lackington, performs a free concert open to the
public (tickets required), in Orchestra Hall

Thursday, Oct. 23, at 8 p.m.: Pianist Yefin Bronfi -nan joins DSO
Concertmaster Emmanuelle I3oisvert and Principal Cellist Robert
deMaine for a chamber music performance, in the Music Box

Friday, Oct. 24, at 8 p.m.; Saturday, Oct. 25, at 8:30 p.m.;
Stmday, Oct. 26, at 3 p.m.: Yefim Bronfman joins the DSO in a
concert featuring his performance of R. Strauss' autobiographical
tone poem, Ein Heldenleben ("A Hero's Life"), in Orchestra Hall

Thursday, Oct. 30, at 10:45 a.m. and 8 p.m.; Friday, Oct. 31, at
8:30 p.m.; Saturday, Nov. 1, at 8:30 p.m.; Sunday, Nov. 2, at 3
p.m.: The DSO, conducted by Michael Krajewski, performs a
Pops Series concert featuring "Classics of the Silver Screen," in
Orchestra Hall

Tickets to inaugural events ($15-$110) are available by
calling (313) 576 5111 or going to the Web site at
vvww.detroitsymphony.com .
Opening Night Gala tickets ($225-$2,500) are available
by calling (313) 576-5100.


A rendering of the $60-million, 135,000 square foot Max M Fisher Music Center






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