Detroit Institute of Arts embraces ‘la Primavera’ with 3 musical performances at Friday Night Live in April
The DIA will continue its tradition of Friday Night Live concerts with three bands throughout the month of April. Duo Diorama will perform on April 10, Boxdeserter Trio on April 17, and Jin Hi Kim Digital Buddha featuring Gerry Hemingway on April 24, 2009. All shows are at 7 and 8:30 p.m., and are free with museum admission.
Duo Diorama, comprised of Chinese violinist Minghuan Xu and Canadian pianist Winston Choi, creates a fresh fusion of violin and piano as it delivers a mix of musical styles ranging from standard works to the avant-garde.
Boxdeserter Trio is made up of Bay area pianist Thollem McDonas, Detroit saxophonist Skeeter Shelton, and bassist/multi-instrumentalist Joel Peterson. The trio embodies musicians of disparate generations and locales who have an affinity for making innovative free jazz music.
Jin Hi Kim Digital Buddha featuring Gerry Hemingway is a multi-media collaboration with a traditional komungo (a fourth-century Korean fretted board zither), an electric komungo, percussion and video. Kim has mastered the art of the komungo, which is typically over five feet long, and has introduced it into Western contemporary music.
Composer/percussionist Gerry Hemingway has been at the forefront of creative improvised music for more than 30 years and has recorded, collaborated and performed with artists such as Derek Bailey, Oliver Lake, Anthony Braxton, Cecil Taylor, and Anthony David.
The DIA is open every Friday from 10 a.m.–10 p.m., with special activities from 6–9 p.m. For a complete schedule of Friday Night Live activities, including workshops and classes, visit www.dia.org.
Hours and Admission
10 a.m.–4 p.m. Wednesdays–Thursdays, 10 a.m.–10 p.m. Fridays, and 10 a.m.–5 p.m. Saturdays–Sundays. Admission is $8 for adults, $6 for ages 62+, and $4 for ages 6-17. DIA members are admitted free. For more information, call (313) 833-7900 or visit www.dia.org.