Stan Kenton Tribute At The Max!

In cooperation with the Detroit Symphony Orchestra, the Wayne State University Department of Music is pleased to announce the second season of "Mondays at the Max with Wayne State," a concert series featuring premier WSU student ensembles at the Max M. Fisher Music Center. This collaboration with the DSO gives Wayne State music students the opportunity to perform in a world-class venue to larger audiences. "I am delighted to work with Wayne State in bringing the best and brightest music students together to celebrate the city through an innovative musical partnership," said Charles Burke, the Detroit Symphony Orchestra's director of education and artistic director of civic ensembles. Jazz Big Band I and II will kick off the series at 7:30 p.m. Feb. 13 in the Max M. Fisher Music Center's Music Box. Wayne State Professor of Music and Director of Jazz Studies Christopher Collins will lead the Big Band in a tribute performance to jazz legend Stan Kenton featuring guest artist Jerry McKenzie. Wayne State's Big Band II will also perform under the direction of Assistant Professor Russell Miller. Tickets are available at the DSO box office: $15 for adults, $10 for students, and $5 for WSU students (with OneCard). Friends of Music and DSO Civic Youth Ensemble Families receive a 50 percent discount. Discounted tickets must be purchased at DSO box office. Regularly priced tickets are available at dso.org or by calling 313-576-5111.