A Detroit Symphony Orchestra ensemble will perform music inspired by Scott Hocking's 'Barnboat'

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"Celestial Ship of the North (Emergency Ark) aka The Barnboat," by Detroit artist Scott Hocking. - IMAGE COURTESY OF THE ARTIST AND DAVID KLEIN GALLERY
  • Image courtesy of the artist and David Klein Gallery
  • "Celestial Ship of the North (Emergency Ark) aka The Barnboat," by Detroit artist Scott Hocking.

Curated by Steve Panton, who helms Essay’d, a publication of essays about contemporary Detroit artists, Art @ the Max VI brings those works to life with an art exhibition and a musical performance. Thursday’s opening reception features work by Ash Arder, Rose DeSloover, Megan Heeres, Scott Hocking, Mel Rosas, David Rubello, Robert Sestok, and Graem Whyte, and a DSO ensemble will perform an original piece inspired by Hocking’s “Celestial Ship of the North (Emergency Ark) aka The Barnboat,” featuring musicians Joe Becker, Andrés Pichardo-Rosenthal, and David LeDoux.

Starts at 6 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 17 at The Max M. and Marjorie S. Fisher Music Center (William Davidson Atrium); 3711 Woodward Ave., Detroit; 313-576-5111; dso.org. Event is free.

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