Center of Music & Performing Arts Southwest (Compas) host Classical Nights at Clark Park in SW Detroit

Event will feature performances from Sean Blackman, the talented students of COMPÁS and a live painting from artist, Chris Pix, Aug. 17-19

DETROIT - The Center of Music & Performing Arts Southwest (COMPÁS) will host Classical Nights, a three-day event celebrating music, art and dance from 3 to 7 p.m. starting Friday, August 17 through Sunday, August 19, 2018 at Clark Park in Southwest Detroit. The talent of COMPÁS, Sean Blackman, Motor City Street Dance Academy, Detroit Chevere, CutTime Simfonica and others will be on display at Classical Nights through a series of shows, featuring classical music, dance, drumming, Latin orchestra and distant Arabic rhythms. This is a FREE, family-friendly event and no alcohol is permitted.

“We are proud to offer a comprehensive event that will introduce people to a wide variety of international forms of music, art and dance,” said COMPÁS Director Guadalupe (Lupe) Martinez. “I truly love to see the power of formal education in the arts influence the community's’ perspective.”

This year’s event also will include food trucks and information booths focusing on youth educational programs in the area. Local artist Chris Pix will conduct a live painting, creating an original work of art as the evening performances take place. For more information on Classical Nights, contact Guadalupe Martinez, Director, Center of Music & Performing Arts-Southwest (COMPÁS), via email at guadalupem@southwestdetroit.com, or phone at 313-409-9177.

A program of the Southwest Detroit Business Association, COMPÁS provides high-quality performing arts training and cultural experiences with an emphasis on youth development. Its programming preserves the Latino/a heritage of Southwest Detroit and celebrates the diversity of the local community through the arts. COMPÁS is one of the few outlets in Southwest Detroit for youth performing arts instruction and has grown to serve hundreds of youth every year.

The Classical Nights series is supported by the Michigan Council For Arts and Cultural Affairs (MCACA) and the National Endowment For The Arts (NEA).





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