Piano virtuoso Emanuel Ax stars in DSO webcast

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(DETROIT, February 16, 2012)–Living piano legend Emanuel Ax will perform Mozart’s Piano concerto No. 22  on the latest episode of the DSO’s “Live from Orchestra Hall” webcast series on Friday, Feb. 17 at 10:35 a.m. DSO Music Director Leonard Slatkin will conduct the program, which also features Mahler’s Fifth Symphony.

“Live From Orchestra Hall” has been viewed by nearly 50,000 viewers in more than 40 countries. Last weekend’s episode drew more than 15,000 viewers from around the world; a record for the series. These webcasts are produced in partnership with Detroit Public Television.

The concert will air in its entirety on Friday, Feb. 17 at 10:35 a.m., complete with host Alex Trajano presenting pre-concert and intermission features. The special guests this week are Conducting Assistant Charles Greenwell, Mahler scholar Gilbert Kaplan, and Jeff Forster, Vice President of Production for Detroit Public Television.

All DSO webcasts are viewable online and on mobile devices at www.dso.org/live and through the DSO to Go app for iPhone and Android devices. To download the free app, search “Detroit Symphony” in the app store. Add future webcasts to your online calendar with just the click of a button, dim the lights for a more optimal viewing experience and interact with fellow audience members using the hashtag #DSOLive with the new interactive webplayer.

“Live From Orchestra Hall,” presented by the Ford Motor Company Fund, is one of three new digital initiatives the DSO is introducing this season. Also new to the orchestra’s digital repertoire are DSO To Go, a free mobile app, and the DSO’s first downloadable, digital album produced in-house. These initiatives are made possible by the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation.

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