What, no guest artist? Actually, the whole orchestra is the soloist in this sparkling musical jamboree opening the 2018-19 season. From Bernstein to Respighi, the music is lush, powerful, celebratory and grand. Prepare to be lifted right out of your seat!
Bernstein Overture to Candide
Strauss Der Rosenkavalier Suite
Berlioz Roman Carnival
Respighi Roman Festivals
DSQ Electric is an international music sensation. A fusion of classical and contemporary music on both traditional and electric strings. With the 2016 release of their fourth album “DSQ” they continue to expand their passionate following on Pandora, Spotify, and Sirius XM radio. DSQ performs as a quartet with the full accompaniment of drums and guitar.
The Wall Street Journal, A & E, WFAA- ABC, and ESPN have all featured Dallas String Quartet Electric. In addition to performing Internationally, DSQ has performed “at home” for Presidents Obama and Bush, The College Football Playoff, NBA and NFL Organizations. DSQ has sold out venues like the House of Blues and Symphony Halls alike. They have played alongside Josh Groban, Chicago and the Trans-Siberian Orchestra.
Comprised of composer and violinist Ion Zanca, violinists Eleanor Dunbar and Melissa Priller, bassist Young Heo, guitarist Anthony Plant and percussionist/drummer Efren Guzman, DSQ takes you on a journey to the nexus of classical music and modern pop where artists like Beethoven and Bono collide.
“This is not your Grandmother’s String Quartet” -Wall Street Journal
Red House Concert Series presents House of Hamill, Brian Buchanan’s, of Enter the Haggis, and Rose Baldino’s, of Burning Bridget Cleary’s, collaboration of traditional and contemporary fiddle and Celtic music with irresistible harmonies, Grand Rapids-based duo Channing & Quinn supporting.
Tickets available at MMA Museum Store. Call 231.720.2580. “Julien rips like you won’t believe” –Downbeat Magazine “Brilliant” –Chicago Tribune “Blistering in pace and quality” –Aspen Times “Julien Labro gets things right” –Boston Globe French-born accordionist/bandoneonist Julien Labro’s artistry, virtuosity, and creativity as a musician, composer and arranger have earned him international acclaim and continues to astonish audiences world-wide. After graduating from the Marseille Conservatory of Music and equipped with advanced degrees in classical music, jazz studies, and composition, Labro began sweeping international awards before landing in the United States. His collaborations include Grammy-winners Jason Vieasux and Casandra Wilson, the Spektral Quartet, Hot Club of Detroit, James Carter, Larry Coryell, Frank Vignola, Tommy Emmanuel, and John and Bucky Pizzarelli to name a few. He has appeared as a guest artist with the Detroit Symphony, Cape Cod Symphony, Cleveland Pops, Lebanese Philharmonic, Qatar Philharmonic, Grand Rapids Symphony, and many more. Julien is one of the foremost accordion players in both the jazz and classical genres. His energy, fire and virtuosity take the instrument to places that surprises and stuns audiences. Music does not get much more exciting – or jaw dropping. You can’t describe Julien Labro, so don’t miss out on this rare West Michigan appearance. www.julienlabro.com
Normally they’re at the back of the ensemble lending color and weight, but this time we’re putting the marimba and tuba in the spotlight. You’ll be amazed by Matt and Clinton, two of our talented musicians, as they showcase their instruments from high to low end! Nearly everyone gets a solo during Scheherazade—including violin, clarinet, oboe, and horn to name a few.
Kevin Puts Marimba Concerto
Vaughan Williams Tuba Concerto