Sunday, January 31, 2010

Allow Detroit Opera House to Heat up your Valentine's weekend with Ballet Hispanico

Looking for something exciting to do this Valentine's Day? Looking to add a little sizzle to your weekend? This month Ballet Hispanico, the nations foremost latin dance company, will make its second appearance at the Detroit Opera House, Saturday, February 13th and Sunday, February 14th. Come watch as they fuse ballet, modern, and latin dance on stage and perform choreography by some of the world's most progressive choreographers.

Audiences will also have the opportunity to participate in a host of weekend long events and offerings that include; Latin Salsa classes, taught by various members of the Ballet Hispanico company, on Friday, February 12th which are free to Ballet Hispanico ticket holders.
For more information call (313) 237-3251.

A special Valentine's Weekend Package called "la noche del amour" or "night of love" which includes two premium box seats, two beverages and a bouquet of chocolate roses for $190 during Saturday night's performance. Audiences also have the option of enjoying a three course meal at Shiraz, with our "Wine, Dine and Let us Take The Lead" Package. The package includes a premium seat and transportation to the restaurant from the Opera house and back for $89 per person during Saturday night's performance.
For reservations and information call (313) 237-7464.

Looking for something a little less expensive or coming alone? Audiences who qualify for our Access.Opera/Access.Dance program also have the opportunity to enjoy main floor seating at $20/ ticket during Saturday's performance. As well as a complimentary drink and a chance to mingle with the Ballet Hispanico cast during a exclusive post-performance reception.
For more information or to purchase tickets contact Felicia Burgess (313) 961-3500, option 6, extension 3200 or via email

Ballet Hispanico events officially wrap up Tuesday, February 23rd with our Tuesday Night Dance Film Series. Come enjoy food, drink, film and discussion during our showing of the dance film "Latin Nights" at 7pm.
For more information call (313) 237-342 via email

Thursday, January 7, 2010

David DiChiera's "Cyrano" music at the Scarab Club!

Maybe you missed the world premiere of Cyrano -- MOT General Director David DiChiera's first opera in 2007. But all is not lost! Chamber Music at the Scarab Club will be presenting a concert featuring the American premiere of David DiChiera's "Souvenir d'Arras," a trio based on his opera Cyrano. The concert will be held at Marygrove College on Sunday, January 24th at 3:00pm.

The program will include two other pieces on the theme of Cyrano with a narration by Karen Landers, expressly written for the concert, linking the music to the timeless Rostand story. Performers include Lillian Scheirich violin, Mary Siciliano piano, and MOT Orchestra principal cellist Nadine Deleury. The concert will also include the premiere of a piece by MOT bassist Clark Suttle and a Quintet by S. Prokofiev.

For ticket information, please call (248) 474-8930 or email
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