DSO CONTINUES ITS IMMERSION INTO BEETHOVEN

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Detroit, (February 7, 2013) – The Detroit Symphony Orchestra (DSO) will continue its Beethoven Festival with the performance of four Beethoven symphonies Nos. 1, 2, 6 and 7. The DSO will illuminate Orchestra Hall with their presentation of Beethoven Symphonies 1 & 6 on Thursday, February 14 at 10:45 a.m and 7:30 p.m. Led by Maestro Leonard Slatkin, the orchestra will also perform Symphonies 2 & 7 on Friday, February 15 at 8 p.m. and Saturday, February 16 at 8 p.m.

The Beethoven Symphonies 1 & 6 concert will be webcast to a global audience on Thursday, February 14 at 10:45 a.m. and Symphonies 2 & 7 will be webcast on Saturday, February 16 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.

The DSO invites all patrons to join us for a host of free pre-concert performances and lectures one hour prior to the DSO’s performances. On Thursday, February 14, patrons will enjoy a performance of Beethoven’s String Quartet No. 11 featuring the DSO musicians playing alongside students of the Civic Youth Ensembles. The pre-concert prior to the Friday, February 15 and Saturday, February 16 programs will feature DSO assistant conductor, Teddy Abrams as he leads a discussion on Beethoven’s contribution to classical music. Lectures and performances will take place in Orchestra Hall.

February’s Beethoven Festival will immerse metro Detroit audiences in works that span Beethoven’s entire genre-altering career. Events throughout the month include performances of all nine symphonies, a keyboard conversation with renowned pianist Jeffery Siegel, a marathon performance of all 32 piano sonatas, and pre-concert chamber music and lectures.

For a full schedule of Beethoven Festival events, visit dso.org/beethoven.

TICKET INFORMATION

Tickets to the Beethoven Festival: Symphonies 1&6 and 2&7 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

Beethoven Symphonies Detroit Symphony Orchestra

Leonard Slatkin, conductor

Thurs., Feb.14 at 10:45 a.m.

Thurs., Feb.14 at 7:30 p.m.

BEETHOVEN Egmont Overture
BEETHOVEN Symphony No. 1
BEETHOVEN Symphony No. 6, “Pastoral”

Beethoven Symphonies Detroit Symphony Orchestra

Leonard Slatkin, conductor

Fri., Feb.15 at 8 p.m.

Sat. Feb.16, at 8 p.m.

BEETHOVEN Coriolan Overture
BEETHOVEN Symphony No. 2
BEETHOVEN Symphony No. 7

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 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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