Center concerts feature nationally and internationally-known musicians and vocalists performing in architecturally significant settings across the campus. The concert programs draw their inspiration from Cranbrook's people, places, and things.
Chamber Music in the Age of Resistance: Finland, Korea, Haiti and America, and France
Sunday, November 12, 2023
Chamber Music in the Age of Resistance features chamber music written by composers whose artistic lives and body of repertoire constitute acts of resistance. Written at different ages and on different continents, their work connects social justice issues to their lived experience. The concert at Cranbrook draws inspiration from the life of Finnish American architect Eliel Saarinen (1873–1950), whose work in Finland resisted the yoke of Russian domination and helped pave the way for Finnish Independence in 1917.
Cranbrook Center for Collections and Research collaborated with the Detroit Chamber Winds & Strings to stage a performance of a contemporary work by the American composer, John Luther Adams. Click the link below to learn more and watch a video of the performance.
This program celebrated the North American premiere of a new book about the home and art of Carl MIlles with a concert featuring the works of Beethoven, followed by a wine reception and book signing with Gregory Wittkopp, the Center's Director.