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March 25, 2013 | 7:30 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Category: Concert
Location: Max M. Fisher Music Center | Map
3711 Woodward
Detroit, MI 48201
Cost: $15-$5
Audience: Alumni, Community, Current Graduate Students, Current Undergraduate Students, Faculty, Parents, Prospective Students, Staff

Big Band · Christopher Collins, conductor

Pieces by Irving Berlin, Thad Jones, and more—including a dedication of Brubeck's Blue Rondo a la Turk to the late Ernie Matchulat.  

Wayne State alumnus Ernest Matchulat (BA and MA in Education) passed away on January 21, 2013. A lifelong musician (saxophone and clarinet), Ernie was a 60-year member of the Detroit Federation of Musicians. Long active in the Detroit music scene, he led and performed with his own big band and jazz combos, and was a 25-year member of the Detroit Concert Band. A veteran of the U.S. Army, he performed with the notable 7th Army Symphony in Germany, where he met his beloved wife Anna-Maria. A faculty member at Madonna University and educator for 40 years, he was a band and orchestra director at various schools in the Detroit, Highland Park and Livonia school systems before retiring in 1994.

Donation envelopes will be available for the Ernest G. Matchulat Endowment Fund, WSU Department of Music, 1321 Old Main, Detroit, MI 48202.

All concerts begin at 7:30 pm in the Music Box at the Max M. Fisher Music Center, 3711 Woodward Avenue, Detroit.  Tickets at the DSO box office, $15 for adults, $10 for students.  Friends of Music,
DSO Civic Youth Ensemble Families, and WSU students (with OneCard--that's just $5) receive a 50% discount.  Purchase tickets at the DSO box office, by phone or online: (313) 576-5111 • dso.org

For more information about this event, please contact Music Dept. at 7-1795.