Mondays at the Max with Wayne State
In cooperation with the Detroit Symphony Orchestra, the Department of Music is pleased to announce the second season of “Mondays at the Max with Wayne State.” This concert series features premier Wayne State student ensembles at the Max M. Fisher Music Center.
All concerts begin at 7:30 pm in the Music Box at the Max M. Fisher Music Center, 3711 Woodward Avenue, Detroit. Tickets at the DSO box office, $15 for adults, $10 for students. Friends of Music, DSO Civic Youth Ensemble Families, and WSU students (with OneCard) receive a 50% discount when purchasing tickets at the box office. Purchase regular priced tickets by phone or online: (313) 576-5111 • dso.org
Winter Season 2013 (View press release)
Feb. 11 • Concert Band and Wind Symphony, Douglas Bianchi, conductor
Feb. 25 • University Orchestra featuring Concerto Competition Winners, Kypros Markou, conductor
March 4 • Concert Band and Wind Symphony, Douglas Bianchi, conductor and Janet McCaskill, guest conductor
March 25 • Jazz Big Band, Christopher Collins, conductor
Pieces by Irving Berlin, Thad Jones, and more—including a dedication of Brubeck's Blue Rondo a la Turk to the late Department of Music alum Ernie Matchulat who passed away on January 21, 2013. A lifelong musician (saxophone and clarinet) Ernie was a 60-year member of the Detroit Federation of Musicians and long active in the Detroit music scene, he led and performed with his own big band and jazz combos, and was a 25-year member of the Detroit Concert Band. A veteran of the U.S. Army, he performed with the notable 7thArmy Symphony in Germany,where he met his beloved wife Anna-Maria. A faculty member at Madonna University and educator for 40 years, he was a band and orchestra director at various schools in the Detroit, Highland Park and Livonia school systems before retiring in 1994.
Donation envelopes will be available for the Ernest G. Matchulat Endowment Fund, WSU Department of Music.
April 8 • Choral Showcase featuring Concert Chorale, Choral Union, Women’s Chorale, Men’s Chorus, and Symphonic Chorus: Norah Duncan IV, Ann Marie Koukios and Scott Hanioan, conductors
Featuring a performance of Wayne State Department of Music alum Jerry Grant's composition Island In Space for choir and electroacoustics (composer will be present). Island In Space speaks about our world and place in the universe and out need to listen to what the Earth is telling us—feel its rhythm, hear its music and care for the only world we have in the cosmos. The performance features multimedia images and text based on the writings of Ralph Waldo Emerson, T.S. Eliot and the composer.
Having had a career in film composition since 1978, composer/conductor Jerry J. Grant has scored and supervised or conducted nearly 500 episodes of television film and features. He blends his orchestral and rhythm-laced background to produce his unique individual style. His television scores include the opening of Quantum Leap, 92 episodes of Magnum P.I., several A&E Biographies, Duck Tales and many more. More about Jerry Grant: http://www.nujazzalternative.com/filmscores.htm
April 18 • Thursday at the Max! • Concert Band and Wind Symphony, Douglas Bianchi, conductor
Featuring Symphony no. 4 by David Maslanka
April 22 • University Orchestra and Symphonic Chorus, Kypros Markou and Norah Duncan IV, conductors
Featuring Brahms: Symphony No. 4 and Bernstein's Chichester Psalms