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

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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.

ABOUT THE PROGRAMMING:

May 9, 2013

The first performance will feature Kurt Weill’s ballet The Seven Deadly Sins, starring cabaret singer Storm Large on lead vocals. Originally written for Weill’s wife, Lotte Lenya, in collaboration with Bertolt Brecht, the work premiered in Paris in 1933 after Weill fled persecution in his native Germany. It tells the tale of what could be two sisters or a split personality as they set out on a tour of American cities each represented by a different sin. The ballet is a bitter satire on bourgeoisie exploitation.

Also on the program are Ravel’s La Valse, and Rachmaninoff’s Caprice Bohemian and Isle of the Dead. Isle of the Dead will appear on the DSO’s third and final CD of Rachmaninoff’s symphonic works to be released on the Naxos label in 2013.

May 10, 2013

The second performance consists of all four Charles Ives symphonies, a debut for the DSO as well as for Carnegie Hall. Music Director Leonard Slatkin chose an immersion into Ives in pursuit of showcasing the strength, sound, ensemble and style that is uniquely Detroit.

Long known for celebrating American repertoire through recordings and commissions, telling Ives’ biographical story through the consecutive performances of all his symphonic works serves as a tribute to both Slatkin’s affinity for American compositions and Detroit’s longtime acquaintance with the American school. Slatkin, who considers Ives to be one of America’s most progressive composers of his time, imagined the four-symphony program as a way to take the audience through a journey of his development as a composer and American icon.

About Spring For Music

Spring For Music is a six-day festival that features five major American orchestras, all selected based on the imaginative nature of their proposed programming and how it aligns with the philosophy of each orchestra. The affordable, general admission ticket price, just $25, is designed to make adventurous repertoire available to anyone and everyone. In 2013, the DSO will perform along with the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra, Albany Symphony Orchestra, Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra, and the National Symphony Orchestra.

TOUR PACKAGE DETAILS:

Exclusive DSO Patron Tour Package-$725 per person

Wednesday, May 8, 2013

  • Evening welcome reception with Leonard Slatkin and members of the Orchestra at The Loeb Boathouse in Central Park

Thursday, May 9, 2013

  • Box lunch and discussion of the evening’s program at The Juilliard School
  • Pre-concert commemorative DSO tour group photo
  • Premier seating at DSO Spring For Music concert No. 1
  • Post-concert reception with Leonard Slatkin and members of the Orchestra at Carnegie Hall

Friday, May 10, 2013

  • Your choice of small group excursion featuring unique, behind-the-scenes explorations of music, art, fashion and food in New York
  • Premier seating at DSO Spring For Music concert No. 2
  • Post-concert reception with Leonard Slatkin and members of the Orchestra at The Russian Tea Room

Also included:

  • Swag bag featuring exclusive DSO at Carnegie Hall merchandise
  • Ticket to the Tuesday, May 7 DSO send-off concert at Orchestra Hall in Detroit and special post-concert champagne reception with members of the Orchestra

*optional three nights’ accommodation at the Hilton New York, the DSO’s official tour hotel (includes breakfast): Add: $1,260 per person (single occupancy); $660 per person (double occupancy)

DSO Fan Package-$275 per person

  • Preferred seating at DSO Spring For Music concerts No. 1 and No. 2
  • Pre-concert commemorative DSO tour group photo taken on Thursday
  • Your choice of one post-concert reception with Leonard Slatkin and members of the Orchestra on Thursday or Friday
  • DSO at Carnegie Hall T-shirt and luggage tags
  • Ticket to the Tuesday, May 7 DSO send-off concert at Orchestra Hall in Detroit and special post-concert champagne reception with members of the Orchestra

*optional two nights’ accommodation at the Hilton New York, the DSO’s official tour hotel (includes breakfast): Add: $840 per person (single occupancy); $440 per person (double occupancy)

About the DSO:

The internationally acclaimed Detroit Symphony Orchestra, which will celebrate 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 at 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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One Response to “DSO INVITES 1,000+ DETROITERS TO JOIN THE ORCHESTRA IN NEW YORK”

  1. Anything for ex-Detroiters living in NYC?
    I’m excited for both concerts!

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