Archive for November 23rd, 2009

Klezmer and Classical? Why not.

by Jim Boyle

Over the years as Jewish immigrants left Eastern Europe for American cities like Detroit, with them came their rich traditions. Musically, this often meant Klezmer, the sort of Eastern European, traditional folk-jazz sound that’s some times associated with Fiddler on the Roof and Jewish weddings. READ MORE

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DSO Delivers A Holiday Month Of Music Classics

Give the Gift of Music with Concerts for Every Musical Taste, Including Pops, Classical, Jazz and Family

Slatkin Leads a FREE Family Performance with Civic Holidays

DETROIT, (November 23, 2009) – As the hustle and bustle of the holidays approach, many yearn to pause and embrace the spirit, beauty and warmth of the season. With this desire in mind, the Detroit Symphony Orchestra (DSO) has created a versatile series of holiday performances for people of all ages and musical tastes. Concerts range from annual favorites (Home for the Holidays and The Nutcracker) to core classical masterpieces (Handel’s Messiah), from the warm holiday sounds of the Deep South (Preservation Hall Creole Christmas) to the beauty of majestic planets beyond our own (The Planets). There is even a free family concert, Civic Holidays with Leonard Slatkin, featuring the DSO Civic Youth Orchestra led by the DSO’s music director and five young finalists to our annual piano competition. READ MORE

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Music Director Leonard Slatkin and DSO explore the universe with Holst’s “The Planets”

David Krakauer Performs World Premiere of Marhulet’s Concerto for Klezmer Clarinet

DETROIT (Nov. 23 2009) -The Detroit Symphony Orchestra (DSO), Music Director Leonard Slatkin and guest artist, clarinetist David Krakauer, join forces in a unique program featuring a well-known work from the classical canon, The Planets by Gustav Holst, as well as the World Premiere of Wlad Marhulet’s Concerto for Klezmer Clarinet. Marhulets will be in attendance for these performances to provide insights into his work. Additionally, concerts include the Symphony No. 67 in F Major by Franz Joseph Haydn. Performances take place on Thur. Dec. 10 at 8:00 pm; Fri., Dec.11 at 8:00 p.m.; Sat., Dec.12 at 8:30 p.m.; and Sun., Dec. 13 at 3 p.m. in Orchestra Hall. READ MORE

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