June 1, 2012
7:30 – 9:30 p.m.
3711 Woodward Avenue Detroit
Because of the spirit of this collaborative event and the importance to our cultural experiences today, tickets are available at no cost to you. Request tickets at the Max M. Fisher Music Center box office; by calling (313) 576-5111; or online at . Limit four per person. In addition, limited number of box seats are available for $99.
The Detroit Jazz Festival, in a historic collaboration with the Detroit Symphony Orchestra (DSO) and Wayne State University, is proud to offer you free admission to the Detroit Torino Urban Jazz Project (DTUJP) presented by FIAT. This project highlights the similarities between Detroit and Torino, Italy – united by a shared automotive history and the experiences of a post-industrialized urban environment and the art born from the realities and fantasies of that environment.
This unique performance will bring together the Detroit Symphony Orchestra and the Detroit Torino Urban Jazz Quartet. Guest conductor, Damian Iorio will lead the DSO along with Torino’s Emanuele Cisi and Furio Di Castri as well as Detroiters Sean Dobbins and Chris Collins, the Detroit Jazz Festival’s artistic director and acclaimed jazz saxophonist. The concert is the North American premiere of two newly commissioned pieces by composers James Hartway of Detroit and Carlo Boccadoro of Torino.
Projected time-lapsed and still photography of the cities - synchronized to the music - will immerse the audience in a stunning multimedia experience. The visual elements were created by DTUJP photographers Piero Ottaviano of Torino and Geoff George of Detroit. The European premiere of the DTUJP was performed in front of a sold out audience in May 2011 at the Royal Theatre in Torino, Italy.
Damian Iorio, guest conductor
Christopher Collins (Detroit), tenor and altellosaxophone
Emanuele Cisi (Torino), tenor and soprano saxophone
Sean Dobbins (Detroit), drums
Furio DiCastri (Torino), bass
Carlo Boccadoro (Torino), composer
James Hartway (Detroit), composer
Piero Ottaviano (Torino), photographer
Geoff George (Detroit), photographer
The June 1 concert also will be webcast at http://dso.org/live and, in cooperation with the DSO, we will conduct a live Twitter session under hashtag #DSOLive at http://twitter.com/waynestatecfpca. Digital initiatives at the DSO are made possible by the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation. The Detroit Torino Urban Jazz Project is made possible, in part, by a grant from the Wayne State University Research Enhancement Program in the Arts and Humanities. Performances by Torino artists are supported, in part, by the Erb Family Foundation.