Classical music meets hip hop, pop and world class percussion when Eminem publisher 8 Mile Style Music presents The Deaf and Loud Symphonic Experience, starring three renowned Deaf artists performing an unprecedented concert with the Detroit Symphony Orchestra (DSO), Sunday, December 16, 7pm, at Detroit’s Orchestra Hall. Watch the live stream of the program above.
Grammy winning percussionist Dame Evelyn Glennie, America’s Got Talent finalist Mandy Harvey, and hip-hop star Sean Forbes, all three of whom happen to be Deaf, headline an immersive orchestral experience to benefit the Deaf Professional Arts Network (D-PAN), the Detroit based non-profit created to make music and culture accessible to the Deaf and hard of hearing community. D-PAN was co-founded in 2006 by Sean Forbes and Detroit music producer Joel Bacow (Martin).
The entire concert’s performances will be given in American Sign Language (ASL) accompanied by large screen videos with lyrics presented for each song.
Grammy winning Sly5thAve will conduct arrangements of Detroit-centric hits by hometown composer Jake Bass, with performances by Grammy and Academy Award winning musicians Jeff Bass and Luis Resto. The Motown Museum is sponsoring a set of Motown classics arranged by music legend Paul Riser.