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  • Aug 25 , 2017
  • 6:30 PM
  • $75, $55, $35 and $25 pavilion and $20 lawn
  • A limited number of four-packs at $60 on the lawn also available.

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The Music of Prince with The Detroit Symphony Orchestra

Aug 25 , 2017 Meadow Brook Amphitheatre

The Detroit Symphony Orchestra (DSO) will pay tribute to an iconic music legend as they perform The Music of Prince at Meadow Brook Amphitheatre on Friday, August 25 at 8 p.m. Led by Windborne Music’s guest conductor Brent Havens, who arranged Prince’s top hits for orchestra, the DSO together with vocalist Marshall Charloff and a full band will perform adaptations of the artist’s top hits including “Little Red Corvette,” “Purple Rain,” “Raspberry Beret,” “When Doves Cry” and more. 

Tickets at $75, $55, $35 and $25 in the pavilion, $20 on the lawn and four-packs at $60 on the lawn go on sale this Friday, April 21 at 10 a.m. at dso.org, The Palace Ticket Store and all Ticketmaster locations. Tickets may also be charged by phone to American Express, Discover, Visa and MasterCard by calling 800.745.3000.

One of the most prolific artists of our time, Prince solidified his place in music history with an astounding range of eclectic styles both vocally and instrumentally, including funk, rock, R&B, pop and many others.  He has sold over 100 million albums making him one of the best-selling artists of all time. 

Marshall Charloff, front man for a five-piece tribute band entitled The Purple Xperience, imaginatively styles the magic of Prince’s talent in an uncannily unmatched fashion with his appearance, vocal imitation, and multi-instrumental capacity on guitar, piano, bass and drums.  Charloff and Windborne Music’s exceptional musicians combine with a full orchestra to present the Music of Prince performed as you've never heard it before. For more information on Charloff, please visit www.windbornemusic.com/bios_marshall_charloff.php.

About Brent Havens: Berklee-trained arranger/conductor Brent Havens has written music for orchestras, feature films and television. His TV work includes movies for ABC, CBS and ABC Family networks, sports programs for ESPN, commercials and even cartoons. He conducted the Doobie Brothers and the Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra for Harley Davidson’s 100th Anniversary Birthday Bash, attended by more than 150,000 fans.

In addition to many concerts with the Houston Symphony, Havens has worked with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra; the Minnesota Orchestra; the Cincinnati, Pittsburgh, Indianapolis, Atlanta, Baltimore, Dallas and Fort Worth Symphony Orchestras; the San Diego Symphony; the Buffalo Philharmonic and countless others. He has conducted the Malaysian Philharmonic Orchestra for the Music of Michael Jackson and the Music of Led Zeppelin.

Havens recently completed the score for the film Quo Vadis, a Premier Pictures remake of the 1951 gladiator film. In 2013, he worked with the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra and the NFL's Baltimore Ravens to arrange and produce classical and rock music for the Thanksgiving Day halftime show for the game between the Ravens and Pittsburgh Steelers.

Brent Havens is arranger/guest conductor for 13 symphonic rock programs— Music of Led Zeppelin, The Doors, Pink Floyd, Eagles, Queen, Michael Jackson, The Who, Whitney Houston, The Rolling Stones, U2 and, most recently, two new programs for 2016 with both Elton John and David Bowie. He premiered an orchestral show for Lou Gramm: The Voice Of Foreigner with Gramm singing out front.

About the DSO: Hailed by The New York Times as “cutting edge,” the internationally acclaimed Detroit Symphony Orchestra is known for trailblazing performances, visionary maestros, collaborations with the world’s foremost musical artists, and an ardent commitment to Detroit. As a community-supported orchestra, generous giving by individuals and institutions at all levels drives the continued success and growth of the institution. Esteemed conductor Leonard Slatkin, called “America’s Music Director” by the Los Angeles Times, became the DSO’s 12th Music Director, endowed by the Kresge Foundation, in 2008. Acclaimed conductor, arranger, and trumpeter Jeff Tyzik serves as Principal Pops Conductor, while celebrated trumpeter and composer Terence Blanchard holds the Fred A. and Barbara M. Erb Jazz Creative Director Chair. With growing attendance and unwavering philanthropic support from the Detroit community, the DSO’s performance schedule includes Classical, Pops, Jazz, Young People’s, and Neighborhood concerts, and collaborations with high profile artists from Steven Spielberg to Ben Folds and Lang Lang. The DSO recently announced its 2017 Asia Tour, the orchestra’s first-ever tour of China and their first of Japan in 19 years. A commitment to broadcast innovation began in 1922, when the DSO became the first orchestra in the world to present a radio broadcast, and continues today with the free Live from Orchestra Hall webcast series, which also reaches tens of thousands of children with the Classroom Edition expansion. Making its home at historic Orchestra Hall within the Max M. and Marjorie S. Fisher Music Center, one of America’s most acoustically perfect concert halls, the DSO actively pursues a mission to embrace and inspire individuals, families, and communities through unsurpassed musical experiences. For more information visit dso.org.

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