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    FOR LISTINGS INFO, SEE The Max M. Fisher Music Center. Designed by noted architect C. Howard Crane, Orchestra Hall took just four months and twenty-three days to complete. The DSO’s first concert at the hall was on October 23, 1919. Gabrilowitsch opened the program with Weber’s overture to the opera Oberon, and continued with Mozart’s Concerto in E-flat for two pianos and orchestra, Bach’s Concerto in C Major for three pianos and orchestra, and Beethoven’s Symphony No. 5 in C Minor. In 1970, following a series of marches and sidewalk benefit performances, musicians and friends of the DSO succeeded in saving Orchestra Hall from the wrecking ball. A year later it was added to the National Register of Historic Places. In 1989, after a painstaking, nineteen-year restoration, the DSO moved back to its historic home. Today the hall is considered to be one of the nation’s finest acoustic structures. Additional renovations were made to Orchestra Hall in 2003 when it became part of the Max M. Fisher Music Center, a complex comprised of Orchestra Hall, the Music Box recital hall, the Robert A. and Maggie Allesee Rehearsal Hall, the Jacob Bernard Pincus Music Education Center and a 4-story atrium lobby. All spaces are available for rent and performances of all kinds -- including jazz and poetry slams -- frequently take place in both the Music Box and Allesee Hall.


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Music Of Queen

Brody Dolyniuk, who got his big break doing Elton John covers, has carved out a niche in recent years taking on the roles of Roger Daltry and Freddie Mercury for rock-meets symphony excursions. It’s the Freddie Mercury’s notes that he’ll be hitting as he comes to Detroit to perform the music of Queen. Come to think of it, if you can’t have 180 overdubs on “Bohemian Rhapsody,” a symphony orchestra is not too bad an idea. And this pairing could top the current incarnation of Queen featuring pop fop Adam Lambert. The shows must go on.


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Venue: Orchestra Hall
Address: 3711 Woodward Ave.
Phone: (313) 576-5111
Tags: rock/pop


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