SISTER CITIES PROGRAM BRINGS JAPANESE STUDENTS TO ORCHESTRA HALL STAGE

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DETROIT, (July 23, 2015) – As part of Detroit’s Sister Cities Program, the Detroit Symphony Orchestra (DSO) will welcome a group of students from Japan’s Toyota City Junior Orchestra (TCJO) to perform on Orchestra Hall’s historic stage alongside students from the Detroit Symphony Youth Orchestra (DSYO) on August 6, 2015 at 7:30 p.m.

Tickets are required for this free event, and are available at dso.org.

“The DSO is thrilled to take part in Detroit’s time-honored Sister Cities tradition,” said DSO Executive Vice President Paul Hogle. “As a universal language, music has the power to forge friendships and foster understanding across oceans. We are grateful to Toyota City and the City of Detroit for providing students from our respective programs with this unique, once in a lifetime opportunity.”

Led by Dr. Kenneth Thompson (DSYO), the student musicians will perform the U.S. and Japanese National Anthems followed by works by Tchaikovsky, Japanese composer Joe Hisaishi, and Dvořák. The performance will be webcast live at dso.org/live, accessible online and via the DSO to Go mobile app. The partnership is sponsored by Toyota, the City of Detroit, IMRA, and the Japan Business Society Detroit.

“I am pleased to welcome the Toyota City Junior Orchestra to Detroit for a joint concert with the Detroit Symphony Youth Orchestra,” said Mayor Mike Duggan. “This collaboration is befitting as we celebrate 55 years of friendship between the great citizens of Detroit and Toyota City. It is my hope that these kind of efforts will continue to sustain the vibrant relationship our two cities share.”

TCJO students will arrive in Detroit on Tuesday, Aug. 4 and spend Wednesday, Aug. 5 rehearsing at Orchestra Hall with DSYO students, and participate in sectionals led by DSO musicians.

“We are extremely grateful to the DSO, the City of Detroit and the many local business and community organizations that have helped make this trip possible, said Mrs. Akiko Toyoda, delegate leader of Toyota City Junior Orchestra. It is truly an extraordinary opportunity to be able to perform in such a beautiful concert hall with such a talented group of young musicians from the Detroit Symphony Youth Orchestra.”

Toyota City is Detroit’s most active sister city relationship, dating back to September 1960.  In 1965, the city of Detroit and Toyota established an annual student exchange program.  The exchange provides students from both countries the opportunity to experience the lifestyles and culture of their sister city counterparts while cultivating cultural and ethnic appreciation.  Detroit high school students visit Toyota one year, while Toyota high school students visit Detroit the following year.

The City of Detroit has formal sister city relationships with six other municipalities: Turin, Italy; Dubai, United Arab Emirates; Minsk, Belarus; Kitwe, Zambia; Nassau, Bahamas; and Chongqing, China.

About Detroit Symphony Youth Orchestra

The Detroit Symphony Youth Orchestra (DSYO) is the flagship ensemble within the Detroit Symphony Orchestra’s Wu Family Academy for Learning and Engagement. As the most substantial training program offered by any American orchestra, the Academy’s comprehensive Civic Youth Ensembles program offers performance opportunities through wind ensemble, chamber music, jazz, and choral training in addition to traditional orchestral ensembles to suit every skill level. 

DSYO students perform demanding repertoire rehearsed and performed on historic Orchestra Hall stage, the very same space that hosts world-class performances by the DSO week after week.

In addition to weekly rehearsals, DSYO students receive state-of-the-art musical training from mentors and DSO musicians, as well as the opportunity to participate in master classes with world-renowned guest artists. Other activities include side-by-side rehearsals and sectional coaching with DSO musicians, and exclusive complimentary access to DSO Jazz, Classical, and Pops performances through the DSO’s Soundcard program.

About the DSO

The internationally acclaimed Detroit Symphony Orchestra, which celebrated its 125th anniversary in December 2012, is known for trailblazing performances, visionary maestros, collaborations with the world’s foremost musical artists, and an unwavering commitment to Detroit. Esteemed conductor Leonard Slatkin, called “America’s Music Director” by the Los Angeles Times, became the 12th Music Director of the DSO during the 2008-09 season and acclaimed conductor, arranger, and trumpeter, Jeff Tyzik was appointed Principal Pops Conductor in November 2012. The DSO’s performance schedule includes Classical, Pops, Jazz, Young People’s, Neighborhood concerts, and collaborations with chart-topping musicians from Smokey Robinson to Kid Rock. A commitment to broadcast innovation began in 1922 when the DSO became the first orchestra in the world to present a radio broadcast and continues today with the free Live from Orchestra Hall webcast series. Making its home at historic Orchestra Hall and the Max M. and Marjorie S. Fisher Music Center, one of America’s most acoustically perfect concert halls, the DSO actively pursues a mission to impact and serve the community through music. For more information visit dso.org or download the free DSO to Go mobile app.

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DSO PRESENTS MELISSA ETHERIDGE, DAVE KOZ, MUSIC OF THE ROLLING STONES

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DETROIT, (July 14, 2015) – The Detroit Symphony Orchestra (DSO) announces three new DSO Presents concerts for the 2015-16 season.

Academy Award and Grammy-winning artist Melissa Etheridge will take the stage Monday, October 12 to perform songs from her new album, “This is M.E.,” as well as her greatest hits such as “Come to My Window,” “I’m The Only One” and “I Want To Come Over.” Known for her iconic voice, profound lyrics and riveting stage presence, Etheridge will also share personal stories about her remarkable journey through life and the inspiration behind some of her most beloved songs.

On Monday, December 7, smooth jazz saxophone superstar Dave Koz brings the yuletide spirit to Orchestra Hall for a special one-night-only concert featuring his friends, guitarist Jonathan Butler, saxophonist Candy Dulfer and vocalist Bill Medley. Holiday favorites, chart toppers and more will be featured during Koz’s 2015 Christmas Tour.

The DSO, backed by a full rock band, presents The Music of the Rolling Stones, a celebration of 50 years of Stone’s hits—more than two dozen—live in concert on Wednesday, April 6, 2016. The Music of The Rolling Stones is produced by the same group that put together the U2, Queen, Pink Floyd and Led Zeppelin concerts performed in the past.

Tickets may be purchased at dso.org, via the free DSO to Go mobile app, in-person at the Max M. and Marjorie S. Fisher Music Center Box Office (3711 Woodward Ave., Detroit), or by calling (313) 576-5111. For group discount information (10 people or more), please contact DeRon Wilson  at (313) 576-5130 or dwilson@dso.org.

Performances

Melissa Etheridge: This is M.E. Solo*

Monday, October 12, 2015 at 7:30 p.m. at Orchestra Hall

*The DSO does not appear on this performance.

Tickets to Melissa Etheridge are priced $30-$65 and $100 for box seats.

Huron Consulting Group is an associate sponsor of the Melissa Etheridge performance.

About Melissa Etheridge

Rock singer-songwriter and activist Melissa Etheridge has released 12 studio albums to date, “This is M.E.” being her most recent title. In addition to her steady touring, Etheridge did a week stint in the role of St. Jimmy in American Idiot on Broadway in 2011, continued her noted activism speaking to the United Nations on LGBT rights as human rights, sang her own “Uprising of Love” and John Lennon’s “Imagine” as part of this year’s New Year’s Eve celebration in Times Square and performed at the opening ceremonies of the World Pride week in Toronto.

Known for “confessional lyrics, pop-based folk-rock, and raspy, smoky vocals,” Etheridge has received 15 Grammy Award nominations, winning two in 1993 and 1997 respectively. She also won an Academy Award for Best Original Song in 2007. In 2011, Etheridge received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

“This is M.E.” marks the debut of Melissa Etheridge’s independent label, ME Records. With its creation, she ensures new freedoms to continue exploring creative avenues.

Dave Koz Christmas Tour 2015*

Special guests: Jonathan Butler, Candy Dulfer and Bill Medley

Monday, December 7, 2015 at 7:30 p.m. at Orchestra Hall

*The DSO does not appear on this performance.

Tickets to Dave Koz are priced $25 – $99 and $175 for a limited quantity of VIP Experience tickets

VIP Experience includes:
- Premium Seat Location
- Intimate Q&A with Dave Koz
- Photograph with Dave Koz
- Autographed VIP laminate
- Autographed Dave Koz Surprise Gift

About Dave Koz

Saxophonist and nine-time Grammy Award nominee Dave Koz released his self-titled debut album in 1990, the first in a body of best-selling work. Over the decades, Koz has played with artists such as Ray Charles, Natalie Cole, Celine Dion, Kenny Loggins and U2. He has become a platinum-selling artist with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame and is also known as a humanitarian, entrepreneur, radio host and instrumental music advocate. Koz founded Rendezvous Entertainment and has served for 19 years as global ambassador for the Starlight Children’s Foundation. Koz completed a four-year term on the Grammy Foundation Artists Committee and has served as National Trustee for the National Academy of Recording Arts & Sciences (NARAS).

Koz is constantly touring and has hosted four sold-out cruises thus far. He will explore “The Ultimate Caribbean” with fans and fellow artists on his February 2016 cruise. Koz also hosts the syndicated “Dave Koz Radio Show,” now in its 20th year and airing in approximately 50 markets.

The Music of The Rolling Stones

Wednesday, April 6, 2016 at 7:30 p.m. at Orchestra Hall

Tickets to The Music of The Rolling Stones are priced $19-$68 and $105 for box seats.

About The Music of The Rolling Stones

One of the most iconic rock groups in history, the Rolling Stones were formed in 1962 and have toured for over 50 years. Ranked as number 4 of the 100 Greatest Artists of All Time by Billboard Magazine they have sold over 200 million albums.

Conductor/Arranger/Producer Brent Havens and his Windborne Music Rock Symphony shows continue to be some of the best attended and most exciting classic rock symphony shows in the marketplace. His masterful combination of symphonic arrangements with a full rock band and singer deliver the greatest hits of these legendary bands (which all feature an incredible rhythm section, background singers and a world class sound and light show); all combining to deliver the purest respective rock experience you will find anywhere.

Delivering a fabulous rendition of Mick Jagger’s vocals and attitude is Vegas veteran and Windborne Music star, Brody Dolyniuk. As with all of Windborne Music’s productions, the band is replicating the Stones’ recordings as closely as possible and the orchestra adds that whole new dimension to the music. The show contains nearly all of the Stones’ number 1 hits including Satisfaction, Paint It Black, Ruby Tuesday, Honky Tonk Women, Angie and many more.

About the DSO

Hailed by The New York Times as “cutting edge,” the internationally acclaimed Detroit Symphony Orchestra is known for trailblazing performances, visionary maestros, collaborations with the world’s foremost musical artists, and an ardent commitment to Detroit. As a community-supported orchestra, generous giving by individuals and institutions at all levels drives the continued success and growth of the institution. Esteemed conductor Leonard Slatkin, called “America’s Music Director” by the Los Angeles Times, became the DSO’s 12th Music Director, endowed by the Kresge Foundation, in 2008. Acclaimed conductor, arranger, and trumpeter Jeff Tyzik serves as Principal Pops Conductor while celebrated trumpeter and composer Terence Blanchard holds the Fred A. and Barbara M. Erb Jazz Creative Director Chair. With growing attendance and unwavering philanthropic support from the Detroit community, the DSO’s performance schedule includes Classical, Pops, Jazz, Young People’s, and Neighborhood concerts, and collaborations with chart-topping musicians from Smokey Robinson to Kid Rock. A commitment to broadcast innovation began in 1922 when the DSO became the first orchestra in the world to present a radio broadcast and continues today with the free Live from Orchestra Hall webcast series, which now reaches tens of thousands of children with the new Classroom Edition expansion. Making its home at historic Orchestra Hall within the Max M. and Marjorie S. Fisher Music Center, one of America’s most acoustically perfect concert halls, the DSO actively pursues a mission to embrace and inspire individuals, families, and communities through unsurpassed musical experiences. For more information visit the newly updated dso.org or download the free DSO to Go mobile app.

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DSO RENAMES FACILITY FOR LONG-TIME SUPPORTER

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The Max M. and Marjorie S. Fisher Music Center is home to DSO, community partners, special events, more

DETROIT, (July 9, 2015) – In recognition of a lifetime of support to the organization, the Detroit Symphony Orchestra (DSO) is honored to add local philanthropist Marjorie S. Fisher’s name to its home at the Max M. Fisher Music Center. The performance and community center at 3711 Woodward Avenue, home to historic Orchestra Hall, The Music Box, Robert A. and Maggie Allesee Rehearsal Hall and Jacob Bernard Pincus Music Education Center, shall now be known as the Max M. and Marjorie S. Fisher Music Center.

Members of the DSO community will gather with members of the Fisher family to officially unveil the new signage on Woodward Ave. during a ceremony at 6 p.m.

“Max Fisher famously challenged us as we envisioned our Woodward Avenue redevelopment and expansion of Orchestra Hall; he said ‘you aren’t thinking big enough,’” said Anne Parsons, President and CEO. “These words gave birth to our most significant project since the building of Orchestra Hall nearly 100 years ago. Today, Mrs. Fisher has dedicated her generosity to nurturing the DSO’s soul: our wide-ranging programs, tours, concerts, and education initiatives. Her support of the talented men and women of the DSO has enabled our musicians to make a difference in our community.”

Nicknamed The Max, the center will jointly celebrate Mr. Fisher’s founding vision for a cultural campus that also serves as a community gathering place with Mrs. Fisher’s extraordinary personal legacy of philanthropic support of the DSO’s musicians and programs. Including recent commitments, Mr. and Mrs. Fisher, together with their family and Foundation, have supported the center with more than $25 million in cumulative giving.

“The DSO is a beacon of hope and renewal for our entire community,” said Mrs. Fisher. “I feel privileged to continue our family’s tradition of supporting the exceptionally talented musicians and dedicated staff alongside so many wonderful donors throughout our region to ensure the legacy of this outstanding organization continues for generations to come.”

Since its opening in 2003, The Max has welcomed an estimated 3.2 million visitors to be transformed through symphonic performances in Orchestra Hall, to be inspired by new ideas and modern art forms shared in The Music Box, and to ignite a love of music making within metro Detroit’s youth at the Pincus Music Education Center. Above and beyond artistic pursuits, the campus was imagined as a vessel adaptable to the industries that sustain the region and the individuals who build their lives here. The premiere destination for events that define Detroit’s cultural landscape, The Max proudly hosts the annual Sphinx Competition, offers incubation office and rehearsal space to young organizations, and partners with Wayne State University and other area institutions for higher education to provide a world-class facility in which student musicians can hone their craft. As The Max’s 15thanniversary approaches in 2018 and Orchestra Hall’s centennial in 2019 draws near, the DSO envisions a future for the music center in which the lights are always glowing on the Woodward corridor, and all of its three performance spaces are continually bursting with life.

“The Max was an early catalyst for the surge in growth we are now witnessing in Midtown,” said Mark Davidoff, DSO Vice Chairman. “Thanks to the vision and commitment of the Fishers, a new generation of Detroiters knows The Max as a community gathering place and one of the cultural jewels of our great City that will serve as a beacon on Woodard Avenue for generations to come.”

The Orchestra Place campus, which includes The Max, the Orchestra Place Office Building, the Detroit School of Arts and the parking deck on Parsons Street was conceived as a cultural center with many goals:

  • Preserve and expand the purpose of historic Orchestra Hall as well as the orchestra who calls it home
  • Awaken the Woodward Corridor and the Midtown neighborhood through education and inspiration
  • Gather friends, families and world-class artists from all cultures, all faiths, all walks of life to celebrate the arts
  • Educate area youth through both music education and exposure to cultural enrichment
  • Create world-class artistic experiences
  • Collaborate with artists and smaller arts organizations to increase their visibility and reach new audiences
  • Inspire millions of music lovers in Detroit, Michigan and now the world

“Whenever we walk into our performing facility, all of us are reminded of how fortunate we are to be able to make music in such a miraculous space,” said Music Director Leonard Slatkin. “By adding Marjorie’s name, we now have a number of musicians who, like myself, have spent time with this remarkable woman. All of us are honored to perform in the building which now bears her name.”

The Fisher family has also dedicated efforts to the DSO through serving as volunteer leaders. Mr. and Mrs. Fisher’s son Phillip Wm. Fisher joined the board of directors in 2009 and was named chairman in 2012; his ongoing tenure is marked by two consecutive years of balanced budgets. Their son-in-law Peter D. Cummings joined the board of directors in 1992 and served as Chairman from 1998-2003, during which time The Max was built. Their daughter Jane Sherman, Vice Chair of the Max M. and Marjorie S. Fisher Foundation, joined the board of directors in 2005 and was elected to the board of trustees in 2013.

In its 12 years as a cultural anchor in Midtown, the following partners have in varying capacities called The Max home:

Assemble, Automotive News Awards, Cass Community Methodist Church, Chaldean Chamber of Commerce, Chamber Music Society of Detroit, Cody/ Graduation, CultureSource, Detroit Chamber Winds & Strings,  Detrioit Medical Center, Detroit Children’s Choir, Detroit School of Arts, Detroit Symphony Orchestra, DLECTRICITY, Fiat Chrysler Automobiles, Ford Freedom Awards, Ford Motor Company, Forward Cities/Friends of New Orleans, General Motors, Gilda’s Club, Henry Ford Academy, Henry Ford Health System, Invest Detroit Foundation,  James Tatum Concert, JARC, Kadima, Karmanos, John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, Kresge Foundation, Lawrence Tech, March of Dimes, Maxim Magazine, Midtown Detroit, Inc., MMSDC Annual Celebration, Neighborhood Legal Services, New City Presbyterian Church, Noel Night, Oakland Symphony, Palace Entertainment, Raymond James, Ronald McDonald House, SAY Detroit, Schaeffler Group, Sphinx Organization, St. John Armenian Church, Suzuki Royal Oak, Teach for America, Teen Hype, The Future Project, The Youth Connection, Cooking for Kids , TIFF Advisory Services, Tilman Concert, Tuesday Musicale of Detroit, University of Michigan, U of M Black Alumni, WJR, Wayne State University, Yoga Shelter Midtown Detroit and countless others.

About Marjorie S. Fisher

From their first date at the London Chop House in Detroit, Marjorie and Max were partners in life, love, family and philanthropy. Married for 52 years, Marjorie was a quiet partner in the family’s giving. She would often encourage Max in critical moments of decision saying “We have to give more.”

Born November 5, 1923 in Louisville, Kentucky, Marjorie Switow Fisher has spent her life nurturing her family and teaching the growing generations, in her words, “You are here for a reason: to help other people. Everything in life is based on love and what you can do to help others. The rest is just cream – sometimes sour cream – but it’s all cream.”

After Max’s death in 2005 and the creation of the permanent endowment to fuel the Foundation, Marjorie assumed the role of Founding Chair. For nearly six years she led quietly while her five children crafted the organization’s values, vision, mission and initial grant partnerships. During her tenure as Chair, the Foundation committed more than $70 million in grants with nearly 50 partners on three continents and became recognized within the philanthropic sector as an effective family foundation with heart.

Her belief in the next generation of the family led her to host the first ever Fisher family philanthropy retreat in 2010. Since then, all four generations of the family work together with grant partners to advance their shared mission.

Throughout her leadership of the Foundation, Marjorie infused the organization with her core belief in the importance of working together steadfastly committed to the mission while remaining flexible to allow for new insights and ideas to rise.

In 2011 Marjorie transitioned from the Founding Chair role to allow leadership to transfer to the next generation. Today Marjorie continues to be an active member of the Board while advancing her own philanthropic giving efforts, enjoying the company of close friends and loving her newest great grandchildren.

“All giving starts with your heart.” Marjorie S. Fisher

About the DSO

Hailed by The New York Times as “cutting edge,” the internationally acclaimed Detroit Symphony Orchestra is known for trailblazing performances, visionary maestros, collaborations with the world’s foremost musical artists, and an ardent commitment to Detroit. As a community-supported orchestra, generous giving by individuals and institutions at all levels drives the continued success and growth of the institution. Esteemed conductor Leonard Slatkin, called “America’s Music Director” by the Los Angeles Times, became the DSO’s 12th Music Director, endowed by the Kresge Foundation, in 2008. Acclaimed conductor, arranger, and trumpeter Jeff Tyzik serves as Principal Pops Conductor while celebrated trumpeter and composer Terence Blanchard holds the Fred A. and Barbara M. Erb Jazz Creative Director Chair. With growing attendance and unwavering philanthropic support from the Detroit community, the DSO’s performance schedule includes Classical, Pops, Jazz, Young People’s, and Neighborhood concerts, and collaborations with chart-topping musicians from Smokey Robinson to Kid Rock. A commitment to broadcast innovation began in 1922 when the DSO became the first orchestra in the world to present a radio broadcast and continues today with the free Live from Orchestra Hall webcast series, which now reaches tens of thousands of children with the new Classroom Edition expansion. Making its home at historic Orchestra Hall within the Max M. and Marjorie S. Fisher Music Center, one of America’s most acoustically perfect concert halls, the DSO actively pursues a mission to embrace and inspire individuals, families, and communities through unsurpassed musical experiences. For more information visit the newly updated dso.org or download the free DSO to Go mobile app.

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DSO RETURNS FOR SIXTH ANNUAL APPEARANCE AT THE FORD HOUSE

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Two-concert series to feature “Broadway and Beyond” and “A Night at the Movies.” 

DETROIT, (June 23, 2015) – The Detroit Symphony Orchestra (DSO) will return to the Edsel and Eleanor Ford House for a two-concert series on July 10 and 11.

Taking place on the grounds of the historic Grosse Pointe Shores estate, the series will open on July 10 with “Broadway and Beyond,” with classics by Bernstein, Gershwin, and Cole Porter, alongside music from contemporary favorites like Mary Poppins and Wicked. The performance features Broadway sensation Ashley Brown.

The following evening, “A Night at the Movies,” stars Detroit-born soprano Kisma Jordan performing classical symphonic spectaculars immortalized by famous films. Take a trip down cinematic memory lane with works by Mozart, Puccini, Strauss, and more that were featured in films such as “A Room With A View,” “2001: A Space Odyssey,” and “Fantasia.”

Music Director of the Louisville Orchestra and former DSO Assistant Conductor Teddy Abrams, originally scheduled to conduct the series, has regretfully cancelled his upcoming appearances at the Ford House due to an injury. Damon Gupton, host of the DSO’s Live from Orchestra Hall: Classroom Edition webcast series and acclaimed conductor, has graciously stepped in to lead the orchestra in Mr. Abrams’ place.

Concerts take place on Friday, July 10 and Saturday, July 11 at 8 p.m. with a fireworks finale at 9:30 p.m.

The grounds of Ford House will open at 6 p.m. to allow attendees the opportunity to explore the gardens, stroll along the lake and Bird Island – a small peninsula on the premises that is a well-known stopping place for migratory birds and enjoy pre-concert music performed by area students.

Ticket Information

Tickets for Detroit Symphony@Ford House are priced $12-50, with limited advance-purchase VIP tickets available for $200. To purchase VIP tickets, contact Ford House at (313) 453-2031. For more details, visit dso.org/summer. Children 4 and under are free admission.

About the DSO

The internationally acclaimed Detroit Symphony Orchestra, which celebrated its 125th anniversary in December 2012, is known for trailblazing performances, visionary maestros, collaborations with the world’s foremost musical artists, and an unwavering commitment to Detroit. Esteemed conductor Leonard Slatkin, called “America’s Music Director” by the Los Angeles Times, became the 12th Music Director of the DSO during the 2008-09 season and acclaimed conductor, arranger, and trumpeter, Jeff Tyzik was appointed Principal Pops Conductor in November 2012. The DSO’s performance schedule includes Classical, Pops, Jazz, Young People’s, Neighborhood concerts, and collaborations with chart-topping musicians from Smokey Robinson to Kid Rock. A commitment to broadcast innovation began in 1922 when the DSO became the first orchestra in the world to present a radio broadcast and continues today with the free Live from Orchestra Hall webcast series. Making its home at historic Orchestra Hall and the Max M. Fisher Music Center, one of America’s most acoustically perfect concert halls, the DSO actively pursues a mission to impact and serve the community through music. For more information visit dso.org or download the free DSO to Go mobile app.

About Ford House

Since 1978, Ford House has been inspiring visitors from all over the world through interpretive tours, lectures, exhibits, classes, special events and programs. The historic estate engages visitors through exploration of its unique connections to art, design, history and the environment while celebrating family traditions and community relationships. For more information about Ford House, go to fordhouse.org or call (313) 884-4222. Ford House is located at 1100 Lake Shore Road in Grosse Pointe Shores.

ACTIVITIES

  • The entire grounds will be open to guests to walk or visit the gardens.
  • Picnics are allowed.
  • Food and beverages (alcoholic & non-alcoholic) will be available for purchase.
  • Alcoholic beverages may not be brought onto the grounds.
  • Folding chairs or blankets are welcome.


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DSO RETURNS TO GREENFIELD VILLAGE FOR 23RD ANNUAL SALUTE TO AMERICA CONCERTS

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United States Army Field Band Concert Band and Soldiers’ Chorus to join orchestra onstage

DETROIT, (June 18, 2015) – The Detroit Symphony Orchestra (DSO) will return to Greenfield Village at The Henry Ford for the 23rd Annual Salute to America concerts, a classic family friendly Independence Day celebration. Four nights of performances led by DSO’s Assistant Conductor Michelle Merrill will take place on the lawn at Dearborn’s historic Greenfield Village on July 1, 2, 3 and 4 with gates opening at 6 p.m. and concerts to commence at 8:30 p.m. Attendees are encouraged to gather their blankets, picnic and lawn chairs to enjoy favorites such as The Star Spangled Banner, Armed Forces Salute and other patriotic favorites. Cannons will accompany Tchaikovsky’s 1812 Overture followed by a finale of fireworks.

The metro Detroit tradition will continue as 1st Michigan Colonial Fife and Drum Corps parade the concert grounds at 6:45 p.m. followed by a prelude concert featuring the United States Army Field Band at 7:30 p.m. The United States Army Field Band Concert Band & Soldiers’ Chorus will join the DSO during the program, which features music from family films The Incredibles, Star Wars, Superman and more.

This year’s Salute to America concerts are dedicated to the memory of Don and Gloria Schultz, who shared a lifelong love for music and were regular patrons of the DSO and Greenfield Village. Before they passed away, they named the DSO as one of the several beneficiaries of their estate. While Don and Gloria are no longer with us, their legacy lives on.

Ticket Information

Tickets to Salute to America at Greenfield Village range from $13.25-$75. Tickets may be purchased by contacting The Henry Ford Village by calling (313) 982-6001 or online at thehenryford.com/salute. For group discount information (10 people or more), please contact DeRon Wilson at (313) 576-5130 or dwilson@dso.org.

Performance

Salute to America

Detroit Symphony Orchestra

Michelle Merrill, conductor

United States Army Field Band Concert Band* and Soldiers’ Chorus†

Lieutenant Colonel Jim Keene, Commander and conductor

Lieutenant Colonel Paul Bamonte, conductor

Sergeant Major Victor Cenales, vocalist

Wednesday, July 1 at 8:30 p.m.

Thursday, July 2 at 8:30 p.m.

Friday, July 3 at 8:30 p.m.

Saturday, July 4 at 8:30 p.m.

SMITH The Star Spangled Banner *†
SOUSA Washington Post March *
GOULD American Salute
COPLAND An Outdoor Overture
GINO VANNELLLI None So Beautiful *
WILLIAM STEFFE & JULIA WARD Battle Hymn of the Republic †
JOHN WILLIAMS “A Prayer for Peace” from Munich
Armed Forces Salute *†
Intermission
COPLAND Fanfare for the Common Man
JOHN WILLIAMS

Star Wars Suite for OrchestraThe Imperial March (Darth Vader’s Theme)
MICHAEL GIACCHINO The Incredibles *
JOHN WILLIAMS Superman March” from Superman
SAMUEL AUGUSTUS WARD America the Beautiful *†
TCHAIKOVSKY 1812 Overture *† (Overture solennelle), Op. 49        

Fireworks

About the DSO

The internationally acclaimed Detroit Symphony Orchestra, which celebrated its 125th anniversary in December 2012, is known for trailblazing performances, visionary maestros, collaborations with the world’s foremost musical artists, and an unwavering commitment to Detroit. Esteemed conductor Leonard Slatkin, called “America’s Music Director” by the Los Angeles Times, became the 12th Music Director of the DSO during the 2008-09 season and acclaimed conductor, arranger, and trumpeter, Jeff Tyzik was appointed Principal Pops Conductor in November 2012. The DSO’s performance schedule includes Classical, Pops, Jazz, Young People’s, Neighborhood concerts, and collaborations with chart-topping musicians from Smokey Robinson to Kid Rock. A commitment to broadcast innovation began in 1922 when the DSO became the first orchestra in the world to present a radio broadcast and continues today with the free Live from Orchestra Hall webcast series. Making its home at historic Orchestra Hall and the Max M. Fisher Music Center, one of America’s most acoustically perfect concert halls, the DSO actively pursues a mission to impact and serve the community through music. For more information visit dso.org or download the free DSO to Go mobile app.

About The Henry Ford

The Henry Ford in Dearborn, Michigan is an internationally-recognized cultural destination that brings the past forward by immersing visitors in the stories of ingenuity, resourcefulness and innovation that helped shape America. A national historic landmark with an unparalleled collection of artifacts representing the Archive of American Innovation, The Henry Ford is a force for sparking curiosity and inspiring tomorrow’s innovators. More than 1.6 million visitors annually experience its five attractions: Henry Ford Museum, Greenfield Village, The Ford Rouge Factory Tour, The Benson Ford Research Center and The Henry Ford IMAX Theatre. A continually expanding array of content available online provides anytime, anywhere access. The Henry Ford is also home to Henry Ford Academy, a public charter high school which educates 485 students a year on the institution’s campus. In 2014, The Henry Ford premiered its first-ever national television series, The Henry Ford’s Innovation Nation, showcasing present-day change-makers and The Henry Ford’s artifacts and unique visitor experiences. Hosted by news correspondent and humorist, Mo Rocca, this weekly half-hour Emmy-winning show airs Saturday mornings on CBS. For more information please visit our website thehenryford.org.

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FIFTH ANNUAL DSO HEROES BREAKS FUNDRAISING RECORD, RAISES $1.4M FOR REACHING AREA YOUTH

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DETROIT, (June 8, 2015) – The Detroit Symphony Orchestra’s (DSO) Fifth Annual Heroes Gala on Saturday was the highest grossing fundraising event in the institution’s history, surpassing the previous record set by the Grand Opening of the Max M. Fisher Music Center. The event raised more than $1.4 million in support of the DSO’s commitment to transforming the lives of children and youth across our region through music education.

The benefit concert, featuring legendary singer, songwriter and composer Randy Newman performing with the DSO, preceded a gala celebration honoring the Davidson/Gerson family. More than 1,500 guests were in attendance that evening, when DSO Board Chairman Phillip Fisher, President and CEO Anne Parsons, and two Civic Youth Orchestra students presented the award to Karen Davidson, Ethan Davidson, Dorothy Gerson, and Ralph Gerson on behalf of the family. Governor Rick Snyder gave congratulatory remarks following video greetings from Mayor Mike Duggan and DSO Director Emeritus Bill Berman.

The DSO fondly remembers Bill Davidson’s passionate belief that full community engagement is not possible with concerts at Orchestra Hall alone. He proved his wisdom by funding domestic and international tours for the DSO, and his family has continued that legacy by supporting our travel to southern Florida and New York City. This season, the William Davidson Neighborhood Concert series has served thousands of families around metro Detroit, and we look forward to the continued evolution of that initiative.

The DSO founded the Heroes Gala in 2010 in honor of the remarkable men and women who impact the vision, values, and success of the organization. Previous honorees are Jim Nicholson, President and CEO of PVS Chemicals Inc.; Lloyd Reuss, former President of the General Motors Corp; Barbara Van Dusen, beloved supporter of the arts in Detroit; Dan Gilbert, Founder and Chairman of Rock Ventures; and Matt Cullen,  President and Chief Executive Officer of Rock Ventures LLC.

ABOUT THE DSO

The internationally acclaimed Detroit Symphony Orchestra, which celebrated its 125th anniversary in December 2012, is known for trailblazing performances, visionary maestros, collaborations with the world’s foremost musical artists, and an unwavering commitment to Detroit. Esteemed conductor Leonard Slatkin, called “America’s Music Director” by the Los Angeles Times, became the 12th Music Director of the DSO during the 2008-09 season and acclaimed conductor, arranger, and trumpeter, Jeff Tyzik was appointed Principal Pops Conductor in November 2012. The DSO’s performance schedule includes Classical, Pops, Jazz, Young People’s, Neighborhood concerts, and collaborations with chart-topping musicians from Smokey Robinson to Kid Rock. A commitment to broadcast innovation began in 1922 when the DSO became the first orchestra in the world to present a radio broadcast and continues today with the free Live from Orchestra Hall webcast series. Making its home at historic Orchestra Hall and the Max M. Fisher Music Center, one of America’s most acoustically perfect concert halls, the DSO actively pursues a mission to impact and serve the community through music. For more information visit dso.org or download the free DSO to Go mobile app.

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DSO IN-HOUSE RECORDING LABEL DEBUTS ON ITUNES WITH TCHAIKOVSKY CELEBRATION

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DETROIT, (May 27, 2015) – In celebration of Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky’s 175th birthday, the Detroit Symphony Orchestra (DSO) has released a digital live album of the great Russian composer’s complete six symphonies conducted by Music Director Leonard Slatkin. As an extension of the DSO’s series of free live webcasts, this is the debut album on the orchestra’s own in-house “Live From Orchestra Hall” label.

Available globally, “Tchaikovsky: The Six Symphonies (Live)” launched exclusively on iTunes for $24.99 USD and includes a digital booklet featuring liner notes by Charles Greenwell, co-host of Live from Orchestra webcasts. Available for pre-order since May 12, 2015, the album has already appeared in the Top 5 on iTunes Classical charts.

The symphonies were recorded live in Detroit’s acoustically renowned Orchestra Hall during the DSO’s February 2015 Tchaikovsky Festival, part of Slatkin’s annual Winter Music Festival concept designed to attract new audiences during Michigan’s most frigid month.

“Over a period of three weeks, the DSO performed and recorded the six numbered symphonies of Tchaikovsky, works that spanned almost the entire creative output of the composer’s life,” said Slatkin. “Focusing on one composer gives all of us the opportunity to examine how Tchaikovsky grew and changed in his approach to writing in the most formal of musical structures.”

Produced and Mastered for iTunes by Grammy winners Blanton Alspaugh, Dirk Sobotka and Mark Donahue, the album is the first of the complete Tchaikovsky symphonies released by a major American orchestra in more than a decade.

About the DSO

Hailed by The New York Times as “cutting edge,” the internationally acclaimed Detroit Symphony Orchestra is known for trailblazing performances, visionary maestros, collaborations with the world’s foremost musical artists, and an ardent commitment to Detroit. As a community-supported orchestra, generous giving by individuals and institutions at all levels drives the continued success and growth of the institution. Esteemed conductor Leonard Slatkin, called “America’s Music Director” by the Los Angeles Times, became the DSO’s 12th Music Director, endowed by the Kresge Foundation, in 2008. Acclaimed conductor, arranger, and trumpeter Jeff Tyzik serves as Principal Pops Conductor while celebrated trumpeter and composer Terence Blanchard holds the Fred A. and Barbara M. Erb Jazz Creative Director Chair. With growing attendance and unwavering philanthropic support from the Detroit community, the DSO’s performance schedule includes Classical, Pops, Jazz, Young People’s, and Neighborhood concerts, and collaborations with chart-topping musicians from Smokey Robinson to Kid Rock. A commitment to broadcast innovation began in 1922 when the DSO became the first orchestra in the world to present a radio broadcast and continues today with the free Live from Orchestra Hall webcast series, which now reaches tens of thousands of children with the new Classroom Edition expansion. Making its home at historic Orchestra Hall within the Max M. Fisher Music Center, one of America’s most acoustically perfect concert halls, the DSO actively pursues a mission to embrace and inspire individuals, families, and communities through unsurpassed musical experiences. For more information visit the newly updated dso.org or download the free DSO to Go mobile app.

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DSO TO CLOSE 2014-15 SEASON WITH PUCCINI’S TOSCA IN CONCERT FEATURING SOPRANO PATRICIA RACETTE

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Detroit, (May 26, 2015) – The Detroit Symphony Orchestra (DSO) concludes a successful season with its first ever performance of Puccini’s masterwork opera in concert, Tosca, starring world-renowned soprano Patricia Racette singing the role of Tosca, great American tenor James Valenti as Cavaradossi and internationally-acclaimed American bass-baritone Raymond Aceto as Scarpia. Music Director Leonard Slatkin will lead the DSO alongside the UMS Choral Union and Michigan State University Children’s Choir. The season finale concerts will take place at Orchestra Hall on Fri., May 29 at 8:00 p.m. and Sun., May 31 at 3 p.m.

Due to complications from a lingering illness, Eric Owens, who was originally cast to sing the role of Scarpia, regretfully had to withdraw from this performance. Internationally-acclaimed American bass-baritone Raymond Aceto has graciously stepped in to perform in his place.

One hour prior to each performance, DSO Assistant Conductor Michelle Merrill will host a preconcert presentation in Orchestra Hall to discuss the program.

The Sunday afternoon performance will be webcast to a live worldwide audience via a Live from Orchestra Hall free HD webcast. Log on to dso.org/live to view the concerts from your desktop or download the free DSO to Go mobile app for a portable concert experience.

Ticket Information

Tickets to the Season Finale: Tosca in Concert performances at Orchestra Hall begin at $15 and may be purchased at the Max M. Fisher Music Center box office (3711 Woodward Ave., Detroit); by calling (313) 576-5111; or online at dso.org.  Detroit residents may reserve a ticket for $20 each in any section, excluding the box level, within two weeks of the performance. A valid photo ID with a Detroit address is required. For group discount information (10 people or more), please contact Chuck Dyer at (313) 576-5130 or cdyer@dso.org.

Performance

Season Finale: Tosca in Concert

Leonard Slatkin, conductor

Patricia Racette, soprano 

James Valenti, tenor  

Raymond Aceto, bass-baritone

Tyler Simpson, bass-baritone  

Corey Crider, baritone 

Christopher Bozeka, tenor  

Tyler Zimmerman, bass-baritone

Christopher Besch, bass-baritone

Abraham Frank, boy soprano

UMS Choral Union, chorus 

Michigan State University Children’s Choir, children’s choir

Fri., May 29, 2015 at 8 p.m.

Sun., May 31, 2015 at 3 p.m.

Puccini                                    TOSCA

Tosca ……………… Patricia Racette, soprano

Cavaradossi …….. James Valenti, tenor

Scarpia …………… Raymond Aceto, bass-baritone

Angelotti ………… Tyler Simpson, bass-baritone

Sacristan ………… Corey Crider, baritone

Spoletta ………….. Christopher Bozeka, tenor

Sciarrone ………….Tyler Zimmerman, bass-baritone

Jailer ………………..Christopher Besch, bass-baritone

Shepherd Boy ….. Abraham Frank, boy soprano

About The DSO

Hailed by The New York Times as “cutting edge,” the internationally acclaimed Detroit Symphony Orchestra is known for trailblazing performances, visionary maestros, collaborations with the world’s foremost musical artists, and an ardent commitment to Detroit. As a community-supported orchestra, the DSO is dedicated to touching lives around us by regularly visiting neighborhood concert venues, schools, senior living facilities, libraries, places of worship, and endless other intimate settings. Esteemed conductor Leonard Slatkin, called “America’s Music Director” by the Los Angeles Times, became the DSO’s 12th Music Director, endowed by the Kresge Foundation, in 2008. Acclaimed conductor, arranger, and trumpeter Jeff Tyzik serves as Principal Pops Conductor while celebrated trumpeter and composer Terence Blanchard holds the Fred A. and Barbara M. Erb Jazz Creative Director Chair. With growing attendance and unwavering philanthropic support from the Detroit community, the DSO’s performance schedule includes Classical, Pops, Jazz, Young People’s, and Neighborhood concerts, and collaborations with chart-topping musicians from Smokey Robinson to Kid Rock. A commitment to broadcast innovation began in 1922 when the DSO became the first orchestra in the world to present a radio broadcast and continues today with the free Live from Orchestra Hall webcast series, which now reaches tens of thousands of children with the new Classroom Edition expansion. Making its home at historic Orchestra Hall within the Max M. Fisher Music Center, one of America’s most acoustically perfect concert halls, the DSO actively pursues a mission to embrace and inspire individuals, families, and communities through unsurpassed musical experiences. For more information visit the newly updated dso.org or download the free DSO to Go mobile app.

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VIOLINIST PAUL HUANG JOINS DSO TO PERFORM SIBELIUS’ VIOLIN CONCERTO NEXT WEEKEND

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DSO Composer-in-Residence Gabriela Lena Frank presents her first work on DSO Classical Series

Detroit, (May 12, 2015) – The Detroit Symphony Orchestra (DSO) announces a new featured artist for next weekend’s performances. Due to medical reasons, Midori, who was originally scheduled to perform the Walton Violin Concerto, is unable to appear with the DSO. Violinist Paul Huang has graciously stepped in to appear in her place, performing the Sibelius Violin Concerto.

Led by Music Director Leonard Slatkin, performances will also feature DSO Composer-in-Residence Gabriela Lena Frank’s first DSO Classical Series contribution, Concertino Cusqueño, as well as a closing performance of Mahler’s poetic Symphony No. 1, “Titan.” These concerts will take place at Orchestra Hall on Thurs., May 21 at 7:30 p.m., Fri., May 22 at 10:45 a.m., and Sat., May 23 at 8 p.m.

In Orchestra Hall one hour prior to the Thursday and Saturday concerts, Frank will host a pre-concert presentation to discuss her Concertino Cusqueño.

The Saturday evening performance will be webcast to a live worldwide audience via a Live from Orchestra Hall free HD webcast. Log on to dso.org/live to view the concerts from your desktop or download the free DSO to Go mobile app for a portable concert experience.

Ticket Information

Tickets to the Mahler’s First! concerts at Orchestra Hall begin at $15 and may be purchased at the Max M. Fisher Music Center box office (3711 Woodward Ave., Detroit); by calling (313) 576-5111; or online at dso.org.  Detroit residents may reserve a ticket for $20 each in any section, excluding the box level, within two weeks of the performance. A valid photo ID with a Detroit address is required. For group discount information (10 people or more), please contact Chuck Dyer at (313) 576-5130 or cdyer@dso.org.

Performance

Mahler’s First!

Leonard Slatkin, conductor 

Paul Huang, violin

Thurs., May 21, 2015 at 7:30 p.m.

Fri., May 22, 2015 at 10:45 a.m.

Sat., May 23, 2015 at 8 p.m.

Gabriela Lena Frank               Concertino Cusqueño

Sibelius                                    Concerto for Violin and Orchestra

I.  Allegro moderato

II.  Adagio di molto

III.  Allegro, ma non tanto

Paul Huang, violin

Mahler                                     Symphony No. 1 in D major

I. Langsam Schleppend

II. Kräftig bewegt

III. Feierlich und gemessen, ohne zu schleppen

IV. Stürmisch bewegt

About The DSO

Hailed by The New York Times as “cutting edge,” the internationally acclaimed Detroit Symphony Orchestra is known for trailblazing performances, visionary maestros, collaborations with the world’s foremost musical artists, and an unwavering commitment to Detroit. Esteemed conductor Leonard Slatkin, called “America’s Music Director” by the Los Angeles Times, became the 12th Music Director of the DSO during the 2008-09.  Acclaimed conductor, arranger, and trumpeter Jeff Tyzik serves as Principal Pops Conductor while celebrated trumpeter and composer Terence Blanchard holds the Fred A. and Barbara M. Erb Jazz Creative Director Chair. The DSO’s performance schedule includes Classical, Pops, Jazz, Young People’s, Neighborhood concerts, and collaborations with chart-topping musicians from Smokey Robinson to Kid Rock. A commitment to broadcast innovation began in 1922 when the DSO became the first orchestra in the world to present a radio broadcast and continues today with the free Live from Orchestra Hall webcast series. Making its home at historic Orchestra Hall within the Max M. Fisher Music Center, one of America’s most acoustically perfect concert halls, the DSO actively pursues a mission to impact and serve the community through music. For more information visit the newly updated dso.org or download the free DSO to Go mobile app.

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DETROIT SYMPHONY WEBCASTS DIRECTLY TO CLASSROOMS ON MAY 14

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DETROIT, (May 11, 2015) –The Detroit Symphony Orchestra continues the educational expansion of its Live from Orchestra Hall free HD webcast series with the second Live from Orchestra Hall: Classroom Edition, available to students worldwide on Thursday May 14 at both 10:30 a.m. and 11:45 a.m. EST via dso.org/classroom. The first groundbreaking Classroom Edition, “An American Adventure,” reached nearly 50,000 students in November 2014, with 300 Detroit public and charter schools participating, along with 125 more schools nationwide.

The May 14 program – again hosted by actor (and Detroit native) Damon Gupton and led from the podium by DSO Assistant Conductor Michelle  Merrill – will debut an animated opening sequence showcasing famous Detroit landmarks using photo-real construction paper origami.  Entitled “Musical Tales,” the program includes music by Respighi, Copland, Debussy, Rossini and Mussorgsky, as well as John Williams’ “Harry’s Wondrous World” and Ari Pulkkinen’s Angry Birds theme. Live from Orchestra Hall: Classroom Edition is available to global audiences for live viewing or on an encore basis through the end of the week. Educational resources for the webcast, including curriculum enrichment materials, can be downloaded at dso.org/classroom.

The Associated Press interviewed a Classroom Edition participating educator after the first webcast last November: “This is ingenious,” said Jonathan Walker, dean of kindergarten through fourth-grade students at University Yes Academy in Detroit. “It broadens their horizons, and it exposes them to something that they’re typically not exposed to. I hope it sparks something – maybe one day they’ll want to join an orchestra.” Kristana Spearman, a 10th-grader at University Yes, said she usually listens to hip-hop and gets her classical from “elevators and restaurants.” But the performance gave her new perspective. “I really like how they’re combining different things… I didn’t know you could do all that,” said Spearman, 16, who previously “tried” to play sax and cello. “It never seemed to work for me, but I might try again.”

For years, the DSO’s popular Educational Concert Series (ECS) has bussed metro Detroit school children to the Max M. Fisher Music Center in midtown Detroit, exposing area youth to orchestral performance in historic Orchestra Hall. Now, with the development of Live from Orchestra Hall: Classroom Edition, select ECS performances will be adapted to provide an engaging classroom experience, complete with an interactive lesson plan archive aligned with national music education curriculum.

Developed with the help of nationally recognized music education consultants, including a content developer and research analyst who worked for both Sesame Street and 3-2-1 Contact, the program will focus on music that tells a story, whether through opera, film or video game, with curricular ties that emphasize language arts, and featurettes on instruments like flute, percussion and tuba. Teachers and students will also have the opportunity to interact with the DSO and other viewers through social media.

The DSO strives to become America’s Education Concert Provider, delivering webcasts to every classroom in Detroit and nationwide, for students in grades K-8. Live from Orchestra Hall: Classroom Edition is made possible by the support of the Mandell and Madeleine Berman Foundation, with the goal of providing music education to the children of Detroit.

About Live from Orchestra Hall

With the goal of becoming the “most accessible orchestra on the planet,” the DSO has repeatedly proven itself as a leader in technology and accessibility. Classroom Edition is an extension of the DSO’s weekly free HD webcast series Live from Orchestra Hall, which reaches a global audience of hundreds of thousands, with use of its state-of-the-art robotic camera production system.

The DSO launched the groundbreaking Live from Orchestra Hall webcast series in April 2011, becoming the first orchestra in the world to offer a series of free live webcasts for a global audience. Since then, Live from Orchestra Hall expanded to include mobile viewing via the DSO to Go mobile app for iPhone, iPad and Droid devices; partnerships with the world’s top cultural sites, including PBS.org, France-based Medici. tv, Russia-based Paraclassics.com and UK-based ClassicalTV.com.

Now watched in more than 100 countries, the Live from Orchestra Hall webcast series is presented by the Ford Motor Company Fund and made possible by the generous support of the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation. Watch free webcasts at dso.org/live, view concert highlights at youtube.com/detroitsymphony and connect with the DSO at facebook.com/detroitsymphony, as well as on Instagram and Twitter @DetroitSymphony with the hashtag #DSOLive.

“Live from Orchestra Hall: Classroom Edition”

Thursday, May 14, 10:30am and 11:45am EST

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Damon Gupton, host

Michelle Merrill, conductor

Michael Miller, baritone

Ballet Americana

Respighi: The Pines of Rome

Copland: “Hoe Down” from Rodeo

Debussy: Prelude to the Afternoon of a Faun

Ari Pulkkinen: Angry Birds Theme

Rossini: “Largo al factotum” from The Barber of Seville

John William: “Harry’s Wondrous World”

Mussorgsky: Pictures at an Exhibition

About the DSO

Hailed by the New York Times as “cutting edge,” the internationally acclaimed Detroit Symphony Orchestra is known for trailblazing performances, visionary maestros, collaborations with the world’s foremost musical artists and an unwavering commitment to Detroit. Esteemed conductor Leonard Slatkin, called “America’s Music Director” by the Los Angeles Times, became the 12th Music Director of the DSO during the 2008-09 season. Conductor, arranger and trumpeter Jeff Tyzik serves as Principal Pops Conductor, while celebrated trumpeter and composer Terence Blanchard holds the Fred A. and Barbara M. Erb Jazz Creative Director Chair. The DSO’s performance schedule includes Classical, Pops, Jazz, Young People’s and Neighborhood Concerts and collaborations with chart-topping musicians from Smokey Robinson to Kid Rock. A commitment to broadcast innovation began in 1922 when the DSO became the first orchestra in the world to present a radio broadcast and continues today with the free Live from Orchestra Hall webcast series. Making its home at historic Orchestra Hall within the Max M. Fisher Music Center, one of America’s most acoustically ideal concert halls, the DSO actively pursues a mission to inspire and serve the community through music. For more information, visit the newly updated dso.org or download the free DSO to Go mobile app. Subscriptions can be purchased by visiting dso.org or calling the DSO’s Box Office at 313-576-5111. Students of any age can attend any Classical, Jazz or Pops concert at Orchestra Hall free all season long by purchasing a Soundcard for $25. More information is available at dso.org/soundcard.

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