DCWS offers innovative concert experiences

by Diana Wing, Around Town columnist  August 2, 2015 Detroit Chamber Winds & Strings announced its 34th annual season last week, featuring 14 concerts in venues across metro Detroit and with a focus on “deepening the concert-going experience” for audience members, said Maury Okun, executive director of the Southfield-based ensemble. If you enjoy unique concert […]

Detroit Free Press: Listeners will set the pace at Detroit Chamber performance

For a long time now, classical music organizations and ensembles have been searching for ways to break down barriers between the stage and the audience. Orchestras and chamber groups have been experimenting with concert formats, opting for informality, spoken introductions from the stage, visual aids and video and lecture-demonstration models. A lot of attention is focused on […]

Detroit Unspun: Classical and Techno musicians to make Detroit ‘Structurally Sound’

Detroit’s a music city. We invented Motown. We created techno music. Our Detroit Symphony Orchestra is world class. Hey! We’ve got rhythm. We’ve got music. Who could ask for anything more? We can. Our musicians are always inventing new sounds … new movements. So how about merging classical and techno and paying homage to Detroit’s fantastic architecture at the same time? That’ll […]

Crain’s Detroit Business: A different chamber for music: Piquette Plant

By Sherri Welch. The factory where Henry Ford first built Model T’s will host a concert by the Detroit Chamber Winds & Strings. Come April, the sound of a horn once again will reverberate through Detroit’s historic Piquette Avenue Plant. The Detroit Chamber Winds & Strings plans to break from its routine of performing at suburban churches with a new series […]

Crain’s Detroit Business: Working harmoniously: Longtime collaborations have nonprofits playing in tune

Many organizations view collaboration as a way to get through hard times. But for Detroit Chamber Winds & Strings, collaboration with other nonprofits became an intrinsic part of its business model long before the economic collapse. The Southfield-based nonprofit has forged ongoing operational collaborations of varying degrees with six other nonprofits since 1992, and it expects to […]