Sight & Sound connects chamber music and contemporary art at one of Detroit's most celebrated galleries

Rush Hour Recitals are free, informal performances at the end of the workday, made possible by The Stone Foundation

Detroit, (March 12, 2019) – The Detroit Symphony Orchestra (DSO) has greatly expanded its chamber recital offerings in the past several years, and now announces a new series. Sight & Sound is presented in partnership with Wasserman Projects, and merges musical performance with contemporary visual art.

Two Sight & Sound recitals are scheduled for the remainder of the 2018-2019 Season, with more to come in the 2019-2020 Season.

The first takes place on Tuesday, March 19, 2019 at 7 p.m. at Wasserman Projects in Eastern Market. DSO musicians will perform Mendelssohn’s String Quartet No. 3 and Shostakovich’s String Quartet No. 3 in the same space that houses Esther Shalev-Gerz’s exhibition “The Gold Room.” The artwork explores the stories and hardships of international refugees; the music, written during times of oppression and war, will converse with the themes present in the exhibition.

A second Sight & Sound performance is scheduled for Tuesday, May 21, 2019, with additional details to be announced at a later date.

As the weather improves, the DSO will also reprise its popular Rush Hour Recital series, which brings chamber ensembles to popular, informal settings like bars and restaurants at the end of the workday. Rush Hour Recital performances are free of charge and open to the public, thanks to the support of The Stone Foundation.

Three Rush Hour Recitals have been scheduled for the remainder of the 2018-2019 Season: Monday, March 18, at 5:30 at Fort Street Galley in Detroit; Wednesday, May 22, at 5:30 at B. Nektar Meadery in Ferndale; and Tuesday, July 9 at Cullen Plaza on the Detroit Riverfront (time TBA).

Additionally, the DSO continues to present chamber recitals as part of the William Davidson Neighborhood Concert Series. Upcoming recitals include a performance of Debussy’s String Quartet on Monday, April 9 in Utica; a blending of classical repertoire and Motown music on Monday, May 6 at North Rosedale Park Community House in Detroit; and an intimate concert featuring Brahms’s Clarinet Quintet on Tuesday, June 4 at Planterra Conservatory in Bloomfield Hills. Individual tickets are available to all William Davidson Chamber Recital performances, and the recitals are a free benefit to Neighborhood Series subscribers.

Learn more about all three series and every upcoming chamber recital at

Sight & Sound is presented in partnership with Wasserman Projects. Rush Hour Recitals are made possible by The Stone Foundation. The William Davidson Neighborhood Concert Series and related chamber recitals are made possible by a generous grant from the William Davidson Foundation. WRCJ 90.9 FM also supports the Series.


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