Wild Summer Nights concerts return to the Detroit Zoo on Wednesday nights during July and August. Concerts take place in the Zoo’s Main Picnic Grove from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. Bring a blanket and sit back and enjoy a variety of local bands playing a wide selection of musical styles. Food, snacks, beer, wine and soft drinks are available for purchase from Zoo concessions.
The rest of the Zoo remains open until 8 p.m. on Wednesdays during the concert series. For those who prefer to walk around in the early evening, you might just see what some of the animals do after closing hours! Continue reading
The 22nd Great Lakes Chamber Music Festival, takes place June 13-28 2015, and will feature the music of traditional and contemporary classical music composers under new festival artistic director Paul Watkins. Watkins, cellist for the Emerson String Quartet takes over from the festivals founding artistic director, James Tocco, who retired in 2014. He will continue the festival’s tradition of creating imaginative projects with world class musicians. Continue reading
Wild Summer Nights return to the Detroit Zoo starting July 2. The Zoo’s after hours concerts feature a variety of sounds from local bands on Wednesday Night during the months of July and August. Continue reading
The Great Lakes Chamber Music Festival was founded in 1994 as a vision of James Tocco and his brother, Msgr Anthony M. Tocco, pastor at St. Hugo of Hills Catholic Church. Through them, a remarkable relationship between religious and cultural institutions was formed.
Each season has brought a rotating contingent of world-class musicians to the festival and it has grown into an event of national significance.
The Detroit Symphony Orchestra, the fourth-oldest symphony orchestra in the United States, continues this season of their Neighborhood Concert Series with a few spring concerts in seven different Southeast Michigan communities, including four right here in Oakland County.