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DSO PRESENTS CHRISTMAS CANTATA WORLD PREMIERE

DSO PRESENTS CHRISTMAS CANTATA WORLD PREMIERE

Tchaikovsky’s The Nutcracker headlines a classical holiday evening

Detroit, (November 29, 2012) – The Detroit Symphony Orchestra (DSO) will perform the world premiere of Roberto Sierra’s  Navidad en la montaña featuring acclaimed vocalist Heidi Grant Murphy on a program of classical holiday delights. Led by DSO Music Director Leonard Slatkin, the performance will also include Tchaikovsky’s The Nutcracker, Act II and Vaughan Williams’ Fantasia on a Theme by Thomas Tallis. The performances will take place on Thursday, December 13 at 7:30 p.m. and Friday, December 14 at 8 p.m. Navidad en la montaña was underwritten by a generous gift from Linda and Stuart Nelson.

The performance will be webcast to a global audience on Friday, December 14 at 8 p.m. via the DSO’s “Live from Orchestra Hall” series. Log on to dso.org/live to view the concert from your computer or mobile device anywhere in the world. READ MORE



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DSO PERFORMS CLASSICS BY TCHAIKOVSKY, RACHMANINOFF AND KHACHATURIAN

Detroit, (November 13, 2012) – The Detroit Symphony Orchestra (DSO) gears up for a night of  Russian classics as it performs Khachaturian’s suite from Masquerade and Spartacus and Rachmaninoff’s Piano Concerto No. 2, featuring renowned pianist Joyce Yang.  Led by Maestro Peter Oundjian, the evening will also include Tchaikovsky’s Symphony No. 2, passionately known as, “Little Russian.” The performances will take place on Thursday, November 29 at 7:30 p.m. and Friday, November 30 at 10:45 a.m.

The performance will be webcast to a global audience on Friday, November 30 at 10:45 a.m. via the DSO’s “Live from Orchestra Hall” series. Log on to dso.org/live to view the concert from your computer or mobile device anywhere in the world.

Prior the Nov. 29th performance, the DSO invites all patrons to join DSO former conducting assistant Charles Greenwell and Maestro Peter Oundjian as they lead a discussion on Tchaikovsky, Rachmaninoff and Khachaturian’s repertoire. The discussion will take place in Orchestra Hall one hour prior to the performance. READ MORE



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DSO RECEIVES GETTY EDUCATION AND COMMUNITY INVESTMENT GRANT FROM LEAGUE OF AMERICAN ORCHESTRAS TO DEVELOP ITS NEIGHBORHOOD RESIDENCY INITIATIVE HEALTH CARE WORK

Unique Re-Granting Program from Ann and Gordon Getty Foundation Highlights Orchestras’ Response to Community Needs through Educational, Health and Wellness, Social Service, and Neighborhood Residency Programs

Detroit (November 28, 2012) – The Detroit Symphony Orchestra (DSO) is one of just 22 American orchestras to receive a first-year Getty Education and Community Investment Grant. The grant was awarded to develop the DSO’s Neighborhood Residency Initiative work in health care institutions, and is recognition of the DSO’s innovation and dedication to becoming the most accessible orchestra on the planet

“The talent, versatility and commitment of our musicians are what make our Neighborhood Residency Initiative possible,” said Kareem George, Managing Director of Community Programs. “This generous support from the Getty Foundation will be transformative to our work in hospitals and care environments. Our artists will be able to continue and expand their impactful work in collaboration with music therapists as well as performance formats that serve these special populations.” READ MORE



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DSO RECEIVES NEA GRANT TO SUPPORT BEETHOVEN FESTIVAL

Grant one of 832 Art Works grants totaling $23.3 million in funding nationwide

DETROIT, (November 27, 2012)— National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) Chairman Rocco Landesman announced today that the Detroit Symphony Orchestra (DSO) is one of 832 non-profit organizations nationwide to receive an NEA Art Works grant. The DSO is recommended for a $75,000 grant to support performances of a complete cycle of Beethoven symphonies and related educational activities.

February 2013 will mark the DSO’s first Beethoven Festival in 35 years. The entire month will be dedicated to performing all nine Beethoven symphonies, along with other important symphonic and chamber works. Performances will take place at historic Orchestra Hall as well as in a variety of metro Detroit neighborhood venues, immersing the region of Southeast Michigan in the work of a master who has no doubt touched the lives of everyone, classical music fan or not. READ MORE



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DEBBY BOONE PAYS TRIBUTE TO ROSEMARY CLOONEY WITH DSO PERFORMANCE

Detroit, (November 13, 2012) – Debby Boone and the Detroit Symphony Orchestra (DSO) will light up the lively Holiday season at Orchestra Hall with Boone’s heart-warming evening of “Christmas Memories,” featuring favorites of the season. Led by conductor John Oddo, Boone will also perform a tender tribute to Rosemary Clooney from her “Reflections of Rosemary” album—a gift from the daughter-in-law to a beloved mentor. The Wayne State University Symphonic Chorus will join Boone with vocals, led by choir director Norah Duncan IV.

For the performance, Boone will wear one of Clooney’s original Edith Head gowns, paying tribute not only to her mother-in-law’s musical talent, but also to her iconic style. READ MORE



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BREAKING NEWS: DSO’S ‘MUSIC OF QUEEN’ SETS BOX OFFICE RECORD

Detroit, (November 25, 2012) – With box office revenues exceeding $150,000, this weekend’s “Music of Queen” concerts featuring the Detroit Symphony Orchestra (DSO) set the box office record for a two-concert Pops weekend for the entire 125-year history of the Orchestra.

“This type of response is unprecedented, especially during a holiday weekend,” said Paul Hogle, DSO Executive Vice President. “We are thrilled to be a part of metro Detroit’s holiday plans and look forward to seeing everyone again for our wealth of holiday offerings in December.”

Previously only Home for the Holidays, one of the DSO’s best sellers, has exceeded $150,000 in ticket revenue, but is always scheduled for at least four concert dates.

Vocalist Brody Dolyniuk revived the spirit and voice of Freddie Mercury to sold out, standing-room-only crowds on Saturday at 8 p.m. and Sunday at 3 p.m., with Brent Havens conducting.

This Pops Series performance was sponsored by Greektown Casino-Hotel and the

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About the DSO:

The internationally acclaimed Detroit Symphony Orchestra, the fourth-oldest symphony orchestra in the United States, 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. In 2011, the DSO launched its Live from Orchestra Hall HD webcast series, becoming the first orchestra in the world to live stream its full season of classical concerts for free via web and mobile devices. The DSO performance schedule includes Classical, Pops, Jazz, Young People’s, Neighborhood concerts and festivals. The DSO makes its home in historic Orchestra Hall, one of America’s most acoustically perfect concert halls, and actively pursues a mission to impact and serve the community through music. For more information visit dso.org

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DSO PERFORMS A ROMANTIC NIGHT OF ROMEO AND JULIET WITH VOLIONIST LEILA JOSEFOWICZ

Detroit, (November 21, 2012) – The Detroit Symphony Orchestra (DSO) welcomes acclaimed violinist Leila Josefowicz as it premieres Thomas Adés’ Violin Concerto. Led by Susanna Mälkki, Music Director of the Ensemble Intercontemporain in Paris, the night will also feature Tchaikovsky’s Romeo and Juliet Overture and Prokofiev’s Suite from Romeo and Juliet. The performances will take place on Saturday, December 8 at 8 p.m. and Sunday, December 9 at 3 p.m.

The performance will be webcast to a global audience on Sunday, December 9 at 3 p.m. via the DSO’s “Live from Orchestra Hall” series. Log on to dso.org/live to view the concert from your computer or mobile device anywhere in the world.

One hour prior to each performance, the DSO invites all patrons to a pre-concert lecture in Orchestra Hall, related to the dance elements of the evening’s program.

Violinist Leila Josefowicz has won the hearts of audiences around the world with her honest, fresh approach to the repertoire and her dynamic virtuosity. A regular, close collaborator of leading composers of the day, she is a strong advocate of new music – a characteristic which is reflected in her diverse programs and her enthusiasm for premiering new works. Ms. Josefowicz has recently premiered concertos written for her by Esa-Pekka Salonen of the Los Angeles Philharmonic, Steve Mackey of the St. Louis Symphony, and Colin Matthews of the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra. She has also played first performances of Thomas Adès’ violin concerto Concentric Paths with the Philadelphia and Cleveland Orchestras, the San Francisco, Toronto and Seattle symphonies, and at the Aspen Music Festival. In recognition of her passionate advocacy and genuine commitment to the music of today, Ms. Josefowicz was awarded a MacArthur Foundation Fellowship.

Susanna Mälkki’s versatility and broad repertoire have taken her to symphony orchestras, chamber orchestras, contemporary music ensembles, and opera houses around the world. Currently the Music Director of the Ensemble intercontemporain, Susanna Mälkki in recent seasons has conducted some of the world’s leading orchestras including the Berliner Philharmoniker, Philharmonia Orchestra, Münchner Philharmoniker, Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra and the Deutsches Symphonie-Orchester Berlin. In April 2011 she made her debut at La Scala, Milan, becoming the first woman to conduct an opera at La Scala in the house’s prestigious history.

TICKET INFORMATION

Tickets to Romeo & Juliet 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 $15 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

Romeo & Juliet

Detroit Symphony Orchestra

Susanna Mälkki, conductor

Leila Josefowicz, violin

Sat., Dec.8 at 8 p.m.; Sun., Dec. 9 at 3 p.m.

TCHAIKOVSKY Romeo and  Juliet Overture
THOMAS ADES Violin Concerto*
PROKOFIEV Suite from Romeo and  Juliet

*denotes a DSO premiere

About the DSO:

The internationally acclaimed Detroit Symphony Orchestra, the fourth-oldest symphony orchestra in the United States, 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. The DSO offers a performance schedule that includes Classical, Pops, Jazz, Young People’s, Neighborhood concerts and festivals. The DSO makes its home in historic Orchestra Hall, one of America’s most acoustically perfect concert halls, and actively pursues a mission to impact and serve the community through music. For more information visit dso.org.

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PRESERVATION HALL JAZZ BAND BRINGS WILDLY POPULAR ‘CREOLE CHRISTMAS’ TO DSO PARADISE JAZZ SERIES

Detroit, (November 20, 2012) – Celebrate “the most wonderful time of the year” with the Preservation Hall Jazz Band as they swing in the holiday season New Orleans style as part of the Detroit Symphony Orchestra’s (DSO) Paradise Jazz Series. Seasonal favorites like “Blue Christmas” and “Bells Will Be Ringing” are sure to be spicier than you remember. Treat the entire family to a Big Easy holiday celebration on Thursday, December 6 at 8 p.m. The Paradise Jazz Series is sponsored by MGM Grand Detroit.

About The Preservation Hall Jazz Band

The Preservation Hall Jazz Band derives its name from Preservation Hall, the venerable music venue located in the heart of New Orleans’ French Quarter, founded in 1961 by Allan and Sandra Jaffe. The band has traveled worldwide spreading their mission to nurture and perpetuate the art form of New Orleans Jazz. Whether performing at Carnegie Hall or Lincoln Center, for British Royalty or the King of Thailand, this music embodies a joyful, timeless spirit. Under the auspices of current director, Ben Jaffe, the son of founders Allan and Sandra, Preservation Hall continues with a deep reverence and consciousness of its greatest attributes in the modern day as a venue, band, and record label.

The building that houses Preservation Hall has housed many businesses over the years including a tavern during the war of 1812, a photo studio and an art gallery. It was during the years of the art gallery that then owner, Larry Borenstein, began holding informal jam sessions for his close friends. Out of these sessions grew the concept of Preservation Hall. The intimate venue, whose weathered exterior has been untouched over its history, is a living embodiment of its original vision. To this day, Preservation Hall has no drinks, air conditioning, or other typical accoutrements strictly welcoming people of all ages interested in having one of the last pure music experiences left on the earth.

The PHJB began touring in 1963 and for many years there were several bands successfully touring under the name Preservation Hall. Many of the band’s charter members performed with the pioneers who invented jazz in the early twentieth century including Buddy Bolden, Jelly Roll Morton, Louis Armstrong, and Bunk Johnson. Band leaders over the band’s history include the brothers Willie and Percy Humphrey, husband and wife Billie and De De Pierce, famed pianist Sweet Emma Barrett, and in the modern day Wendall and John Brunious. These founding artists and dozens of others passed on the lessons of their music to a younger generation who now follow in their footsteps like the current lineup.

TICKET INFORMATION

Tickets to Creole Christmas at Orchestra Hall range from $18-$60 and $99 for box seats. Tickets 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 $15 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

Creole Christmas

Preservation Hall Jazz Band

Mark Braud, vocals

Charlie Gabriel, vocals

Freddie Lonzo, trombone, vocals

Rickie Monie, piano

Clint Maedgen, tenor saxophone, vocals

Ben Jaffe, creative director/tuba, upright bass

Ronell Johnson, tuba

Joseph Lastie, Jr., drums

Selections will be announced from the stage.

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DSO PRESENTS AL JARREAU ON NOEL NIGHT

Ahn Trio to perform free in the Music Box

Detroit, (November 16, 2012) – The Max M. Fisher Music Center will be buzzing with activity for the 40th Annual Noel Night on December 1 with performances by Al Jarreau alongside the Detroit Symphony Orchestra (DSO) in Orchestra Hall at 8 p.m. and two back-to-back performances by Ahn Trio in the Music Box at 7 p.m. and 8:15 p.m. The only artist ever to win Grammys in three categories, Jarreau will be performing classics like “We’re In This Love Together,” “Mornin’” and “Take Five,” as well as holiday favorites like “My Favorite Things”—all with the DSO.

Presented by Midtown Detroit Inc., Ahn Trio specializes in performing works by living composers. The Music Box theater will create a casual yet intimate atmosphere, reminiscent of the DSO’s popular Mix @ The Max series, in which audience members are encouraged to come-and-go as they please.

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DSO INVITES 1,000+ DETROITERS TO JOIN THE ORCHESTRA IN NEW YORK

Patron tour packages released for first DSO Carnegie Hall appearance in 17 years

Detroit, (November 14, 2012) – The Detroit Symphony Orchestra (DSO) is challenging 1,000+ Detroiters to join the Orchestra as it travels from the Motor City to Manhattan on Thursday, May 9 and Friday, May 10, 2013– its first Carnegie Hall performance in 17 years. Two special Patron Tour Packages are now available starting at $275, offering guests engagement opportunities with the Orchestra, behind the scenes art and fashion tours, exclusive receptions and more. Individual tickets to the concerts, part of the 2013 Spring For Music festival, are just $25.

To participate or for more information, visit dso.org/carnegiehall, call (313) 576-5100 or contact carnegiehall@dso.org. The DSO’s participation in Spring For Music is made possible by generous gifts from the General Motors Foundation and the William Davidson Foundation. READ MORE



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