June 3, 2014 at 1:00 am

DSO ensemble, school choirs to perform at Hartford Memorial

DSO violinist Joseph Striplin (Cybelle Codish / DSO)

Here’s a powerhouse performance!

On Friday evening, a Detroit Symphony Orchestra chamber ensemble will join forces at Hartford Memorial Baptist Church for “Music Connections” with school choirs from Detroit’s Cass Tech, Cody and Renaissance High Schools, as well as the Detroit School of Arts.

The concert will feature African-American spirituals, as well as works by Bach, Mozart and Vivaldi. Conducting will be DSO violinist Joseph Striplin, the first African-American hired in that section. The evening’s soloist will be Michigan Opera Theatre violist John Madison.

The free event includes complimentary valet ser­vice. Hartford is at 18700 James Couzens in Detroit, on the John Lodge Service Drive. Call (313) 861-1300.