Structurally Sound

Our nationally-recognized series pairs amazing musical explorations of unique Detroit spaces. Structurally Sound is part-concert, part-lecture providing a one-of-a-kind look at architecturally or historically significant venues by relating musical repertoire to unique qualities in each space.

The Shepherd

The Shepherd 1265 Parkview St., Detroit

Balance, the collaborative duo between pianist Michael Malis and saxophonist Marcus Elliot, transforms space and time with a two-set performance of intuitive improvisational music at the cultural arts center The...

 Since 2012, we are proud to have partnered with over 15 different venues in unforgettable concerts…

Spring 2012—Piquette Plant, featuring David Jackson
Fall 2012—Red Bull House of Art featuring Debra Fayroian
Spring 2013—The Qube Lobby featuring Kenneth Thompkins
Fall 2013—Recycle Here! Warehouse featuring Marcus Schoon
Spring 2014—Dime Building featuring Kevin Good
Fall 2014—Green Garage featuring David Ammer
Spring 2015—Russell Industrial Center (Michigan Hot Glass Studio) featuring Corbin Wagner
Fall 2015—Casgrain Hall featuring David Buck
Spring 2016—The Carr Center featuring Kimberly Kaloyanides Kennedy
Fall 2016—The Players Club featuring David Jackson
Spring 2017—Guardian Building featuring Timothy McAllister
Fall 2017—Masonic Temple featuring James VanValkenburg
Summer 2018—Dequindre Cut featuring Ivan Moshchuk
Fall 2018—Hecker Mansion featuring Robert White
Spring 2019—The Jam Handy featuring Scott Strong
Fall 2019—333 Midland featuring Marion Hayden
Spring 2021—Jeffrey Lyman at Motown Mansion (virtual)
Early Fall 2021—Amanda Blaikie at Pewabic Pottery (virtual)
Late Fall 2021—Tim McAllister at Redford Theatre (rescheduled for live, in-person) 
Spring 2022—Alex Kinmonth, Motown Mansion

This project is supported in part by the National Endowment for the Arts. To find out more about how the National Endowment for the Arts grants impact individuals and communities, visit www.arts.gov.