DSO CLOSES TCHAIKOVSKY FESTIVAL WITH FAMOUS FOURTH SYMPHONY, 1812 OVERTURE

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Violinist Julian Rachlin, cellist Narek Hakhnazaryan featured as soloists

Detroit, (February 20, 2015) – The Detroit Symphony Orchestra (DSO) concludes the final week of Tchaikovsky Festival concerts next week with respected conductor and violinist Julian Rachlin performing Tchaikovsky’s Violin Concerto. Led by Music Director Leonard Slatkin, the DSO will also perform Tchaikovsky’s Polonaise from Eugene Onegin and well-known Fourth Symphony. These concerts take place in Orchestra Hall on Thurs., February 26 at 7:30 p.m. and Fri., February 27 at 8 p.m.

The weekend closes with seasoned, yet young cellist Narek Hakhnazaryan performing Variations on a Rococo Theme and Nocturne for Cello and Orchestra. Slatkin will also conduct Symphony No.2, “Little Russian.” The festival will conclude with cannons and cymbal crashes during the 1812 Overture, one of Tchaikovsky’s most revered compositions. The final concerts take place in Orchestra Hall Sat., February 28 at 8 p.m. and Sun., March 1 at 3 p.m.

Free Tchaik Chats will also be held in Orchestra Hall one hour before the start of each performance. The Thursday and Friday performances will feature recitals of songs by Tchaikovsky and contemporaries. Preceding the Saturday and Sunday performances, a lecture will be led by Wayne State University Associate Professor Janine Lanza who will provide the history of the 1812 Overture.

Other features throughout the festival include Russian vodka drink specials at all Orchestra Hall performances and a special Russian-inspired menu in the Paradise Lounge.

Each Orchestra Hall program will be webcast to a live worldwide audience via Live from Orchestra Hall free HD webcasts. Log on to dso.org/live to view the concerts from your desktop or download the free DSO to Go mobile app for easy portable viewing. Concert dates marked with an asterisk in the below event listings will be webcast.

For related videos and a full schedule of Tchaikovsky Festival events, visit dso.org/TchaikFest.

This project is supported in part by an award from the National Endowment for the Arts. Greektown Casino-Hotel is the Tchaikovsky Festival’s official hotel sponsor. The Tchaikovsky Festival concerts are part of the DSO’s Classical series, which is generously supported by PVS Chemicals, Inc.

TICKET INFORMATION

Tickets to the Tchaikovsky Festival concerts at Orchestra Hall 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 $20 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.

FESTIVAL EVENTS

Tchaikovsky Festival: Tchaikovsky’s Fourth

Leonard Slatkin, conductor

Julian Rachlin, violin

Thurs., Feb. 26 at 7:30 pm

Fri., Feb. 27 at 8 pm*

Tchaik Chat: Recitals of songs by Tchaikovsky and contemporaries

TCHAIKOVSKY Polonaise from  Eugene Onegin
TCHAIKOVSKY Violin Concerto
TCHAIKOVSKY Symphony No. 4

 

Tchaikovsky Festival: 1812 Overture!

Narek Hakhnazaryan, cello

Leonard Slatkin, conductor

Sat., Feb. 28 at 8 pm

Sun., Mar. 1 at 3 pm*

Tchaik Chat: Janine Lanza, Associate Professor from Wayne State University, will provide a historical context to Tchaikovsky’s 1812 Overture

TCHAIKOVSKY Symphony No.2, “Little Russian”
TCHAIKOVSKY Nocturne for Cello and Orchestra
TCHAIKOVSKY Variations on a Rococo Theme
TCHAIKOVSKY 1812 Overture

 

About The DSO

Hailed by The New York Times as “cutting edge,” the internationally acclaimed Detroit Symphony Orchestra 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.  Acclaimed conductor, arranger, and trumpeter Jeff Tyzik serves as Principal Pops Conductor while celebrated trumpeter and composer Terence Blanchard holds the Fred A. and Barbara M. Erb Jazz Creative Director Chair. 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 within 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 the newly updated dso.org or download the free DSO to Go mobile app.

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37TH ANNUAL DSO ‘CLASSICAL ROOTS’ CELEBRATION TO HONOR JUDGE DAMON KEITH, VIOLINIST JOE STRIPLIN

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Pulitzer Prize-winning composer George Walker’s Violin Concerto to be performed by son Gregory Walker 

Former DSO Resident Conductor, past Classical Roots honoree Thomas Wilkins returns to the podium 

DETROIT, (Feb. 18, 2015) – The Detroit Symphony Orchestra’s (DSO) 15th Annual Classical Roots Celebration will honor two men who have played important roles within the DSO family, as well as in Detroit since the era of the Civil Rights Movement: DSO violinist Joseph Striplin and the Honorable Damon J. Keith. The concerts will take place on Friday, March 6 at 10:45 a.m. and Saturday, March 7 at 8 p.m. The black tie celebration is presented surrounding the Saturday performance only. The Classical Roots Celebration is presented by JPMorgan Chase.

“This year’s celebration is a brilliant demonstration of the DSO’s ongoing commitment to celebrate the legacy of African Americans in classical music,” said Ellen Hill Zeringue, event co-chair. “We are proud to honor Judge Keith and Joseph Striplin, two men who each in their unique way ushered in an era of social change in Detroit. While the City was protesting and marching, Joseph Striplin was quietly using his violin to defy the odds and pave the way for generations of African American classically trained musicians.”

In 1972, Joseph Striplin became the first African American musician to join the DSO. With a view from the stage dating from the Civil Rights Movement to today, Joe is in a unique position to share how African Americans’ role in classical music has changed in the last 40 years and what developments still need to take place. Today, he is still just one of three African Americans on the DSO roster.

Born in Detroit on July 4, 1922, the Honorable Damon J. Keith (past Classical Roots Honorary Chair and DSO board member emeritus) served as a judge on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit since 1977. Prior to joining the Court of Appeals, Judge Keith served on the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan, at the Michigan Civil Rights Commission and as a member of the U.S. Army. For nearly 50 years, Judge Keith has persuasively and movingly defended the Constitution, helping communities enforce their civil rights.

Thomas Wilkins, Music Director of the Omaha Symphony and Principal Conductor of the Hollywood Bowl Orchestra, will lead the DSO in a program featuring George Walker’s Violin Concerto performed by his son Gregory Walker, excerpts from Duke Ellington’s Black, Brown and Beige Suite, Adolphus Hailstork’s Symphony No. 1 and a selection of spirituals sung by the Brazeal Dennard Choir.

Wilkins is a past Classical Roots honoree and served as resident conductor of the DSO from 2001-2008. Since 1998 he has conducted the orchestra on nearly 200 occasions. This year he will conduct the Classical Roots concert for the first time since 2008.

George Walker became the first black composer to receive the Pulitzer Prize for Music in 1996.

Charlotte Blake Alston, master storyteller, will narrate “Come Sunday” from Duke Ellington’s, Black, Brown and Beige Suite. This piece is Ellington’s musical adaptation of the tale of 700 Haitians traveling to Savannah during the Revolutionary War.

The black-tie Classical Roots Celebration was founded to celebrate and raise awareness about the contributions of African-Americans to classical music and supports increased opportunities through special programs, such as the DSO’s African-American Orchestral Fellowship Program, a mentoring opportunity for young professional musicians.

Co-chairing the Classical Roots Celebration are Jason Tinsley and Ellen Hill Zeringue with the support of more than 30 other Detroit-area citizens and corporate leaders committed to the Classical Roots mission. Additional support was provided by Mr. & Mrs. Phillip Wm. Fisher, Mr. & Mrs. Stanley Frankel, A. Alfred Taubman and Family and Lear Corporation.

The Celebration begins at 5:30 p.m. at the Max M. Fisher Music Center with a strolling dinner in The Music Box featuring performances by the DSO Civic Jazz Ensemble, followed by the “Classical Roots” concert at 8 p.m. in Orchestra Hall. Following the concert, guests are invited to a dancing and dessert afterglow in the Atrium and The Music Box.

TICKET INFORMATION

Tickets for the DSO’s Classical Roots Concerts range in price from $15 to $50 with a limited number of box seats available for $100. Tickets may be purchased at the Max M. Fisher Music Center box office (3711 Woodward Avenue, Detroit); by phone at (313) 576-5111; or online at dso.org. For group ticket information (groups of 10 or more), please contact Chuck Dyer at (313) 576-5130 or cdyer@dso.org.

Classical Roots Celebration tickets, which include the reception and strolling dinner, the Classical Roots performance and the post-concert dancing and dessert, start at $175. All tickets include valet parking. Sponsorship opportunities ranging from $3,600-$10,000 are also available. For further information about individual tickets and sponsorships or to make a reservation, please contact Karly Sherwood at 313-576-5088 or ksherwood@dso.org.

PERFORMANCE INFORMATION

CLASSICAL ROOTS:

Thomas Wilkins, conductor

Gregory Walker, violin

Brazeal Dennard Chorale

Charlotte Blake Alston, narrator

Friday, March 6 at 10:45 a.m.

Saturday, Mar. 7 at 8 p.m.

JOHNSON “Lift Ev’ry Voice and Sing”
TRADITIONAL Arr. Damon Dandridge “I Know I’ve Been Changed”
TRADITIONAL Arr. Moses Hogan “My Soul’s Been Anchored in the Lord”
CHARLOTTE BLAKE ALSTON Trilogy of Loss
ADOLPHUS HAILSTORK Symphony No. 1

Lento

GEORGE WALKER Concerto for Violin and Orchestra
Intermission  
DAWSON Negro Folk Symphony

O Le’ Me Shine, Shine like a Morning Star!

ELLINGTON Black, Brown and Beige Suite

     Brown-Come Sunday

STILL Symphony No. 3, “The Sunday Symphony”
   

CLASSICAL ROOTS CELEBRATION

Max M. Fisher Music Center

Sponsored by JPMorgan Chase

Sat., Mar. 7, 2015

5:30 p.m. Reception and Strolling Dinner

8 p.m. Classical Roots Concert

10:30 p.m. Dessert & Dancing Afterglow

Black Tie Event

About Thomas Wilkins

Thomas Wilkins is Principal Conductor of the Hollywood Bowl Orchestra.  He has held a titled position at the Hollywood Bowl since 2008 when he was named Principal Guest Conductor; in the spring of 2014 became Principal Conductor.

He also serves as Music Director of the Omaha Symphony, a post he has held since 2005.  In the fall of 2013 he renewed his contract with the Omaha Symphony through the 2017/2018 season.  He also holds the Germeshausen Family and Youth Concert Conductor chair with the Boston Symphony.  Past positions have included resident conductor of the DSO and the Florida Orchestra (Tampa Bay), and associate conductor of the Richmond (VA) Symphony.  He also has served on the music faculties of North Park University (Chicago), the University of Tennessee in Chattanooga, and Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond.

Devoted to promoting a life-long enthusiasm for music, Thomas Wilkins brings energy and commitment to audiences of all ages.  He is hailed as a master at communicating and connecting with audiences.  Following his highly successful first season with the Boston Symphony, the Boston Globe named him among the “Best People and Ideas of 2011.”  In 2014, Wilkins received the prestigious “Outstanding Artist” award at the Nebraska Governor’s Arts Awards, for his significant contribution to music in the state.

About Gregory Walker

Since his critically-acclaimed Philadelphia Orchestra debut, praised by the American Record Guide as a performance of “precision and rapturous immediacy,” violinist Gregory Walker has gained international recognition for his “beautifully calibrated phrasing,” “ravishingly beautiful” tone ,and the “sheer virtuoso force” of his delivery. While developing unique collaborations with Poland’s Filharmonia Sudeka and the Encuentro Musician de los Americas in Havana, Cuba, as well as the Colorado Symphony, Cleveland Chamber Symphony, Brekenridge Festival Orchestra, Fort Collins Symphony, Yaquina Chamber Orchestra, and the Colorado Music Festival Orchestra, he has appeared at the Spoleto Festival in Italy, the Centro Mexicano para la Musica y las Artes Sonoras, and at the U.S. Library of Congress.

Walker has been featured on National Public Radio, in Strings magazine and on the cover of International Musician. Praised as an “excellent soloist” by The New York Times, he recorded the world premiere of Pulitzer Prize-winning composer George Walker’s Violin Concerto in Warsaw with the Sinfonia Varsovia for Albany Records. Equally comfortable with conversational solo recitals or the interactive educational presentations he has developed for Young Audiences, Inc., Up Close and Musical and the Chicago Sinfonietta, Walker is committed to bringing the art of the violin to a 21st century audience.

An American Academy of Arts and Letters fellowship-winning composer, University of Colorado Denver professor, and sometime guitar hero profiled in Guitar for the Practicing Musician, Dr. Walker’s eclectic charisma is displayed in the Chuck Fryberger documentary, Song of the Untouchable. Also an official NC Design and Zeta electric violin artist, his discography includes critically-acclaimed releases from the Newport Classic, CRI and Leonarda record labels. He has performed with pop star Lyle Lovett and, as past concertmaster of the Boulder Philharmonic Orchestra, appeared with Mstislav Rostropovich and Itzhak Perlman as well as Doc Severinsen and the Marcus Roberts Trio.

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STAR-STUDDED 2015-16 PARADISE JAZZ SERIES SEASON FEATURES ROSTER PACKED WITH GRAMMY WINNERS, MACARTHUR ‘GENIUS’ FELLOWS

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Terence Blanchard returns as DSO Erb Jazz Creative Director

DSO musicians to appear on jazz series for 3rd consecutive season

DETROIT, (February 17, 2015) — The Detroit Symphony Orchestra’s (DSO) Paradise Jazz Series will return in October 2015 for the 2015-16 season beginning with the world-renowned bassist Christian McBride’s Grammy-winning Big Band with special guest Edgar Meyer, followed by appearances by Detroit-born violinist Regina Carter and pianist Kenny Barron, pianist and composer Billy Childs, the return of the Monterey Jazz Festival on Tour with Terence Blanchard, Brazilian pianist Eliane Elias’ Detroit debut and the music of Michael Jackson adapted by the SFJAZZ Collective. Five-time Grammy Award winning trumpeter and composer Terence Blanchard returns next season as the DSO’s Fred A. and Barbara M. Erb Jazz Creative Director Chair.

“I have had a blast hosting the series and am delighted to return to Detroit in the fall with some of the biggest names in jazz today,” said Blanchard. “Their artistic excellence is a great fit for Detroit’s long and esteemed legacy as a place to hear great music. Can’t wait to kick off the fun!”

Available as an add-on to subscription packages is a one-night-only performance by trumpeter Ambrose Akinmusire, a protégé of Blanchard.

In a rare cross-over performance, a DSO string quartet will appear with 2015 Grammy-winner Billy Childs on January 29, 2016 to present a heartfelt tribute to singer-songwriter, Laura Nyro. Nyro’s songs became iconic hits for Barbra Streisand, Blood Sweat and Tears, Three Dog Night and The Fifth Dimension.  

Blanchard is the only jazz chair in the history of the series that has committed to making special guest appearances throughout the season. His first appearance on the 2015-16 season will be Friday, March 18, 2016 when he teams up with the Monterey Jazz Festival all-stars on their 58th Anniversary Tour.

This June Blanchard will return to cap off the current jazz season with “A Musical Tale of Two Cities: MoTown meets The Big Easy,” a festival exploring renewal in Detroit and New Orleans through performance and cultural exchange. Made possible in part by a grant from the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, the festival will examine how these two cities have used their legacy of unique musical and artistic culture to heal and renew themselves after economic and natural disaster.

On June 4, 2015, the DSO will perform Blanchard’s “A Tale of God’s Will” to commemorate the 10th anniversary of Hurricane Katrina. This concert will serve as a centerpiece to the project, designed to create dialogue around the cities and their shared experiences, as well as the role music can play in coping with and rebounding from tragedy. To shape the festival experience beginning June 2, other activities will include a screening of Spike Lee’s “When the Levees Broke” with a panel discussion with Blanchard and other special guests, lectures by jazz historians, and jam sessions featuring musicians from Detroit and New Orleans.

The Paradise Jazz Series is sponsored by MGM Grand Detroit.

Ticket Information

Subscriptions to the 2014-15 Paradise Jazz Series are on sale now and can be purchased by calling (313) 576-5111 or visiting dso.org/jazz. Single tickets will go on sale August 2015.

6-concert series are $90 for Upper Balcony, $150 for Mid-Balcony, $200 for Main Floor B, $260 for Main Floor A, $300 for Dress Circle and $495 for Box Level.

Special Jazz add-on featuring Ambrose Akinmusire Quartet – $25 General Admission in Music Box. A limited number of VIP tickets, which include priority seating and a complimentary beverage, are available for $49.

PARADISE JAZZ SERIES

Christian McBride Big Band

w/ special guest Edgar Meyer

Friday, October 23, 2015 at 8 p.m.

A force of nature, bassist Christian McBride fuses the fire and fury of a virtuoso with the depth and grounding of a seasoned journeyman. Powered by the relentless energy of swing, McBride has become one of the most requested and recorded figures in music today.  He embraces musical diversity, collaborating with everyone from Chick Corea and Kathleen Battle to D’Angelo and Sting.  Now, McBride makes his Paradise Jazz Series debut as a leader with his Grammy-winning Big Band. Plus, a special duo performance with bass virtuoso Edgar Meyer, a MacArthur Genius Fellow, to kick off the evening!

Regina Carter & Kenny Barron Duo

Friday, November 20, 2015 at 8 p.m.

“Regina Carter [MacArthur Genius Fellow] creates music that is wonderfully listenable, probingly intelligent and, at times, breathtakingly daring…taking the listener into the future of jazz,” exclaims Time magazine.  Kenny Barron’s unmatched ability to mesmerize audiences with his elegant playing, sensitive melodies and infectious rhythms inspired The Los Angeles Times to name him “one of the top jazz pianists in the world.” The two come together in an intimate duet setting here in Regina’s hometown!

Map to the Treasure: Reimagining Laura Nyro

Billy Childs

Feat. Becca Stevens, Alicia Olatuja and DSO String Quartet

Friday, January 29, 2016 at 8 p.m.

Best known for his ability to fuse the jazz and classical music genres, pianist and composer Billy Childs and his ensemble join forces with a Detroit Symphony Orchestra string quartet in a heartfelt tribute to singer-songwriter, Laura Nyro. With her blend of aching ballads, jazz rhythms and intimate, relevant lyrics, Nyro’s songs became iconic hits for Barbra Streisand, Blood Sweat and Tears, Three Dog Night and The Fifth Dimension. The evening also includes Childs’ own material, all in the acoustic intimacy of Orchestra Hall.

Monterey Jazz Festival on Tour

featuring Terence Blanchard, Patti Austin, Ravi Coltrane and the Gerald Clayton Trio

Friday, March 18, 2016 at 8 p.m.

Monterey’s “traditional-untraditionalist” attitude, jazz-with-a-purpose exuberance is reflected in this 58th Anniversary Tour. All the spontaneous joy that continues to be the hallmark of the festival to this day. A once-in-a-lifetime chance to experience this all-star band led by DSO Erb Jazz Director Chair Terence Blanchard, a celebration of the world’s longest running jazz festival!

A Night in Brazil

Eliane Elias, vocals, piano

Friday, April 22, 2016 at 8 p.m.

Her sensuous, alluring voice.  That seductive Brazilian beat.  Pianist, singer and songwriter Eliane Elias makes her Detroit debut performing the hottest cuts from her latest release, Made in Brazil. “Elias is among the major jazz pianists of our times” hails the San Francisco Examiner.  Elias’ originals and sizzling  interpretations of  Brazilian classics will fill your heart, and stir your soul.  

SFJAZZ Collective: The Music of Michael Jackson

Miguel Zenón, (as); David Sánchez, (ts); Avishai Cohen, (tp); Robin Eubanks, (tb);

Warren Wolf, (vib); Edward Simon, (pn); Matt Penman, (bs); Obed Calvaire, (ds)

Friday, June 17, 2016 at 8 p.m.

The SFJAZZ Collective is an all-star award-winning jazz ensemble comprising eight of the finest jazz performers/composers of our day. “A superbrain for what serious jazz sounds like now,” raves The New York Times. After exploring the work of John Coltrane (2005), Horace Silver (2010), and Stevie Wonder (2012), the Collective now takes on the material of The King of Pop. “Blame it on the Boogie,” “Workin’ Day And Night,” and many more surprises!

DSO Presents/Jazz Add-on (not on Subscription):

Ambrose Akinmusire Quartet

Wednesday, February 17, 2016 at 7 p.m.

in the Music Box

A forward-thinking musician and one of Terence Blanchard’s protégés!  In his young but remarkable career trumpeter and Blue Note recording artist Ambrose Akinmusire has already staked his place at the vanguard of jazz expression.  Recently voted Artist of the Year in the JazzTimes Readers’ Poll and winner of the 2007 Thelonious Monk International Jazz Competition, Akinmusire now stands as one of the most vital, blazing trumpeters of his generation.

 

About Terence Blanchard

Terence Blanchard has established himself as one of the most influential jazz musicians and film score masters of his generation, a member of a jazz legacy that has shaped the contours of modern jazz today. With more than 31 CDs to his credit, Blanchard is a five-time Grammy Award winner and has received multiple Grammy nominations as well as a Golden Globe nod.

Blanchard recently completed work on Lucasfilm’s, Red Tails starring Academy Award winner Cuba Gooding, Jr., Academy Award nominee Terrence Howard and Emmy Award winner Bryan Lee Cranston. In addition to composing the music for the Broadway remake of A Streetcar Named Desire, he was also commissioned by the Opera St. Louis for a project that premiered in 2013.

As a film composer, Blanchard has more than 50 scores to his credit and received a Golden Globe nomination for Spike Lee’s 25th Hour. Blanchard’s music was also recently featured in Spike Lee/HBO’s If God is Willing and Da’ Creek Don’t Rise, commemorating the fifth anniversary of the Hurricane Katrina disaster and the sequel to the critically-acclaimed 2006 film, When The Levees Broke. The film shows the current state of Blanchard’s native New Orleans five years after Hurricane Katrina, and follows the lives of several individuals and their families in the aftermath of one of the worst disasters to occur in U.S. history.  Blanchard won a Grammy for his 2007 CD A Tale of God’s Will (A Requiem for Katrina), which included tracks from Levees.

Blanchard has served as artistic director at the Thelonious Monk Institute of Jazz and currently serves as Artistic Director of the Henry Mancini Institute at the University of Miami Frost School of Music.

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DSO CONTINUES TCHAIKOVSKY FESTIVAL WITH MIX OF BELOVED WORKS, RARELY PERFORMED PIECES

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Pianist Olga Kern returns for Tchaikovsky’s third and final piano concerto

Detroit, (February 16, 2015) – The Detroit Symphony Orchestra (DSO) continues its second week of Tchaikovsky Festival concerts with Music Director Leonard Slatkin conducting Tchaikovsky’s well-known  Romeo and Juliet Fantasy Overture and Suite from Swan Lake, as well as his rarely heard Third Symphony, “Polish.” Concerts will take place in Orchestra Hall on Fri., February 20 at 10:45 a.m. and 8 p.m.

The weekend concerts feature the return of celebrated pianist Olga Kern performing Tchaikovsky’s third and final piano concerto. Slatkin will lead the orchestra in Tchaikovsky’s Overture to The Voyevoda and beloved Fifth Symphony. Concerts take place in Orchestra Hall on Sat., February 21 at 8 p.m. and Sun., February 22 at 3 p.m.

Free Tchaik Chats will also be held in Orchestra Hall one hour before the start of the evening and afternoon performances. Friday at 7 p.m. Beth Genné, Professor of Dance at the University of Michigan, will lecture on Tchaikovsky’s ballets. Saturday at 7 p.m. and Sunday at 2 p.m., Oriol Sans, DSO’s Artistic Director of Live from Orchestra Hall Webcasts, will explain the process for creating the #DSOLive webcasts.

Other features throughout the festival include Russian vodka drink specials at all Orchestra Hall performances and a special Russian-inspired menu in the Paradise Lounge.

Each Orchestra Hall program will be webcast to a live worldwide audience via Live From Orchestra Hall free HD webcasts. Log on to dso.org/live to view the concerts from your desktop or download the free DSO to Go mobile app for easy portable viewing. Concert dates marked with an asterisk in the below event listings will be webcast.

For related videos and a full schedule of Tchaikovsky Festival events, visit dso.org/TchaikFest.

This project is supported in part by an award from the National Endowment for the Arts. Olga Kern’s performances are sponsored in part by Gwen and Richard Bowlby. Honigman Miller Schwartz & Cohn, LLP is the weekend sponsor, supporting the Symphony No. 5 concerts. Greektown Casino-Hotel is the Tchaikovsky Festival’s official hotel sponsor. The Tchaikovsky Festival concerts are part of the DSO’s Classical series, which is generously supported by PVS Chemicals, Inc.

TICKET INFORMATION

Tickets to the Tchaikovsky Festival concerts at Orchestra Hallbegin 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 $20 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.

FESTIVAL EVENTS

Tchaikovsky Festival: Romeo & Juliet

Leonard Slatkin, conductor

Fri., Feb. 20 at 10:45 a.m. and 8 p.m.*

Tchaik Chat: Friday, Feb. 20 at 7 p.m.—Beth Genné, Professor of Dance at the University of Michigan, will lecture on Tchaikovsky’s ballets

TCHAIKOVSKY Romeo and Juliet Fantasy Overture
TCHAIKOVSKY Suite from Swan Lake
TCHAIKOVSKY Symphony No. 3, “Polish”

 

Tchaikovsky Festival: Symphony No. 5

Leonard Slatkin, conductor

Olga Kern, piano

Sat., Feb. 21 at 8 p.m.

Sun., Feb. 22 at 3 p.m.*

Tchaik Chat: Saturday, Feb 21 at 7 p.m. and Sunday, Feb. 22 at 2 p.m.—Oriol Sans, DSO’s Artistic Director of Live from Orchestra Hall Webcasts, will explain the process for creating the #DSOLive webcasts

TCHAIKOVSKY Overture to The Voyevoda
TCHAIKOVSKY Piano Concerto No.3
TCHAIKOVSKY Symphony No. 5

 

About the DSO:

Hailed by The New York Times as “cutting edge,” the internationally acclaimed Detroit Symphony Orchestra, 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.  Acclaimed conductor, arranger, and trumpeter Jeff Tyzik serves as Principal Pops Conductor while celebrated trumpeter and composer Terence Blanchard holds the Fred A. and Barbara M. Erb Jazz Creative Director Chair. 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 within 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 the newly updated dso.org or download the free DSO to Go mobile app.



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TCHAIKOVSKY FESTIVAL BEGINS THIS WEEK WITH CHAMBER MUSIC, LGBT PANEL, COMPOSER’S FIRST AND FINAL SYMPHONIES

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Celebrated pianist Olga Kern joins DSO, Music Director Leonard Slatkin for two piano concertos

Detroit, (February 9, 2015) – Members of the Detroit Symphony Orchestra (DSO) will perform one final festival preview tomorrow in metro Detroit leading up to the festival’s core concerts, which will be in full swing in Midtown by the weekend.

DSO string musicians will perform Tchaikovsky’s String Quartet No. 3 and String Sextet, “Souvenir de Florence” on Tues., February 10 at 7 p.m. at Lorenzo Cultural Center in Macomb.

On Wed., February 11 in the Music Box, the DSO will host a panel discussion in partnership with Affirmations, Ferndale-based LGBT resource organization, on the topic of Tchaikovsky’s rumored homosexuality and how it affected his life and work. The distinguished panel includes Music Director Leonard Slatkin, CEO of Henry Ford Health System Nancy Schlicthing and Dr. Jonathan Anderson, Assistant Professor of Composition at Wayne State University. They will draw parallels through personal experiences and practices of the present day. The dialogue will be framed through a contemporary perspective, which considers the impact of social conventions, politics and discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation.

Experience the first of several concerts at the core of the festival, beginning Thursday with Tchaikovsky’s “Pathétique.” Led by Maestro Slatkin, celebrated pianist Olga Kern will perform Tchaikovsky’s Piano Concerto No. 2 on a program that also features March Solennelle and Tchaikovsky’s sixth and final symphony, “Pathétique.” Concerts begin Thurs., Feb. 12 at 7:30 p.m. and Fri., February 13 at 8 p.m. in Orchestra Hall.

This weekend’s program features Kern on Tchaikovsky’s First Piano Concerto. Led by Slatkin, the DSO will also perform Marche Slave and Tchaikovsky’s first symphony, “Winter Dreams.” The concerts will take place Sat., February 14 at 8 p.m. and Sun., February 15 at 3 p.m. in Orchestra Hall.

Free Tchaik Chats will also be held in Orchestra Hall one hour before the start of each performance. Thursday and Friday, Slatkin gives an overview of the festival. Saturday and Sunday, Michael Makin, Professor of Slavic Languages and Literatures at the University of Michigan, will speak about Russian culture during the time of Tchaikovsky.

Other features throughout the festival include Russian vodka drink specials at all Orchestra Hall performances and a special Russian-inspired menu in the Paradise Lounge.

Each Orchestra Hall program will be webcast to a live worldwide audience via Live From Orchestra Hall free HD webcasts. Log on to dso.org/live to view the concerts from your desktop or download the free DSO to Go mobile app for easy portable viewing. Concert dates marked with an asterisk in the below event listings will be webcast.

For a full schedule of Tchaikovsky Festival events, visit dso.org/TchaikFest. For a video trailer and overview of the festival, view the #TchaikFest playlist at youtube.com/DetroitSymphony.

This project is supported in part by an award from the National Endowment for the Arts, and Olga Kern’s performances on Feb. 13 and 14 are sponsored in part by Gwen and Richard Bowlby. Greektown Casino-Hotel is the Tchaikovsky Festival’s official hotel sponsor. The Tchaikovsky Festival concerts are part of the DSO’s Classical series, which is generously supported by PVS Chemicals, Inc.

TICKET INFORMATION

Tickets to the Tchaikovsky Festival concerts at Orchestra Hall 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 $20 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.

Tickets to the Festival Preview Chamber Recital are $15 general admission and $10 for students and are available at dso.org.

Tickets to Panel Discussion: Tchaik Talk are available on a “pay as you want” basis. The DSO believes price should not be a barrier to participation in discussions such as these, so tell us what price works for you. Chip in what feels right, and know that your support helps make these events possible. Suggested donation: $5.

Each patron will receive a free Patron Card at their first event. Those who attend two events or more with their punch card can claim prizes such as a free Tchaikovsky download and their own set of hand-painted Russian nesting dolls.

FESTIVAL EVENTS

Chamber Music Recital

Tues., Feb. 10 at 7 p.m. at Lorenzo Cultural Center in Macomb

Will Haapaniemi, violin

Heidi Han, violin

Shanda Lowery-Sachs, viola

Hang Su, viola

Dahae Kim, cello

David LeDoux, cello

TCHAIKOVSKY String Quartet No. 3
TCHAIKOVSKY String Sextet in D minor, “Souvenir de Florence”

Panel Discussion: Tchaik Talk

Wed., Feb. 11 at 7 p.m. in The Music Box

Moderator: Dr. John Corvino, Chair and Associate Professor of Philosophy at Wayne State University

Panelists:

Nancy M. Schlichting, Chief Executive Officer of Henry Ford Health System

Dr. Jonathan Anderson, Assistant Professor of Composition at Wayne State University

Leonard Slatkin, Music Director of the Detroit Symphony Orchestra

Tchaikovsky Festival: Pathétique

Leonard Slatkin, conductor

Olga Kern, piano

Thurs., Feb.12 at 7:30 p.m.

Fri., Feb.13 at 8 p.m.*

Tchaik Chat: Thurs., Feb. 12 at 6:30 p.m. and Fri., Feb. 13 at 7 p.m.—Leonard Slatkin gives an overview of the festival

TCHAIKOVSKY Marche Solennelle
TCHAIKOVSKY Piano Concerto No. 2
TCHAIKOVSKY Symphony No. 6, “Pathétique”

Tchaikovsky Festival: First Piano Concerto

Leonard Slatkin, conductor

Olga Kern, piano

Sat., Feb.14 at 8 p.m.

Sun. Feb.15, at 3 p.m.*

Tchaik Chat: Sat., Feb. 14 at 7 p.m. and Sun., Feb. 15 at 2 p.m.—Michael Makin, Professor of Slavic Languages and Literatures at the University of Michigan, will speak about Russian culture during the time of Tchaikovsky

TCHAIKOVSKY Marche Slav
TCHAIKOVSKY Piano Concerto No. 1
TCHAIKOVSKY Symphony No. 1, “Winter Dreams”

About the DSO:

Hailed by The New York Times as “cutting edge,” the internationally acclaimed Detroit Symphony Orchestra, 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.  Acclaimed conductor, arranger, and trumpeter Jeff Tyzik serves as Principal Pops Conductor while celebrated trumpeter and composer Terence Blanchard holds the Fred A. and Barbara M. Erb Jazz Creative Director Chair. 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 within 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 the newly updated dso.org or download the free DSO to Go mobile app.

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CAMERON CARPENTER BRINGS GROUNDBREAKING INTERNATIONAL TOURING ORGAN TO DSO

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Detroit, (January 30, 2015) – The Detroit Symphony Orchestra (DSO) presents virtuosic composer and performer Cameron Carpenter and his revolutionary International Touring Organ (ITO). Carpenter will perform music that highlights his ITO’s abilities, including works from his Sony Classical debut album If You Could Read My Mind, featuring scintillating transcriptions of works by Bach, Dupré, Piazzolla, Rachmaninoff and Scriabin alongside a cycle of inventive paraphrases on songs by Burt Bacharach, Leonard Cohen and Gordon Lightfoot. The concert will take place at Orchestra Hall on Mon., February 23 at 7:30 p.m.

The ITO made its debut at Lincoln Center on March 9 after it was built to Carpenter’s own specifications in collaboration with American digital organ pioneers, Marshall and Ogletree. Representing a seismic shift in the organ world, this custom-built instrument dispenses with traditional pipes and instead uses digitalized sounds culled from instruments from across the globe, thus allowing Carpenter’s artistry to expand in even more compelling directions.

Please note the DSO does not appear on this performance.

About Cameron Carpenter

Carpenter is smashing the stereotypes of organists and organ music while generating a level of acclaim, exposure and controversy unprecedented for an organist. His repertoire spans the complete works of Bach and Franck, hundreds of transcriptions of non-organ works, his own original compositions and collaborations with jazz and pop artists.

2012 recipient of the coveted Bernstein Award (Schleswig-Holstein) Carpenter is “one of the rare musicians who changes the game of his instrument… He is a smasher of cultural and classical music taboos.  He is technically the most accomplished organist I have ever witnessed… And most important of all, the most musical.” (The Los Angeles Times)

In 2006, he began his worldwide organ concert tours with prestigious debuts at the Royal Albert Hall, the Leipzig Gewandhaus, Melbourne Town Hall, Tchaikovsky Hall in Moscow, Davies Hall in San Francisco and many other venues. His first album the GRAMMY-nominated Revolutionary (2008), was followed in 2010 by the critically acclaimed full length DVD and CD Cameron Live! Carpenter recently signed a long-term multi-album recording contract with Sony Classical, which led to the release of If You Could Read My Mind. If You Could Read My Mind features his first recording with Sony Classical and the first on his International Touring Organ (ITO)

Carpenter’s ITO featured its debut in March 2014 at Lincoln Center’s Alice Tully Hall. The ITO was created specifically for Carpenter so he can bring the instrument to the USA to continue performances from fall into spring of 2015 before the next European tour begins.

Ticket Information

Tickets to Cameron Carpenter range from $15-$60and may be purchased at dso.org, via the free DSO to Go mobile app, in-person at the Max M. Fisher Music Center Box Office (3711 Woodward Ave., Detroit), or by calling (313) 576-5111. For group discount information (10 people or more), please contact Chuck Dyer at (313) 576-5130 or cdyer@dso.org.

M-1 Rail Construction

Attendees can find up-to-date details about the best route to take to Orchestra Hall during construction of the M-1 Rail streetcar in Midtown at dso.org/m1 and m-1rail.com. Woodward will always remain open in Midtown throughout the construction period. Complete closures are restricted to the downtown section of the rail line. Work has commenced on the north bound track between Temple and Canfield streets, shifting traffic to the southbound side of Woodward. There is one north bound, one south bound and one turn lane open on this stretch. Coming in to Midtown, an extra 15 minutes for travel time is recommended, as well as using Cass Avenue, instead of Woodward Avenue when possible.

About The DSO

Hailed by The New York Times as “cutting edge,” the internationally acclaimed Detroit Symphony Orchestra, 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.  Acclaimed conductor, arranger, and trumpeter Jeff Tyzik serves as Principal Pops Conductor while celebrated trumpeter and composer Terence Blanchard holds the Fred A. and Barbara M. Erb Jazz Creative Director Chair. 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 within 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 the newly updated dso.org or download the free DSO to Go mobile app.

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DSO LAUNCHES TCHAIKOVSKY FESTIVAL

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Festival events to include chamber music,

performances of the complete symphonies, LGBT panel, more

Detroit, (January 29, 2015) – Following the success of 2013’s Beethoven Festival, the Detroit Symphony Orchestra (DSO) will present a Tchaikovsky Festival for three weeks this February, beginning an annual winter tradition immersing  patrons in the work of a noted composer. Conducted by DSO Music Director Leonard Slatkin and featuring celebrated pianist Olga Kern, violinist Julian Rachlin and cellist Narek Hakhnazaryan the festival is meant to not only examine Tchaikovsky’s music but the whole man.

“At home with all forms, whether opera, chamber music, ballet or symphony, Tchaikovsky accomplished things not done by Beethoven, Brahms, Schumann or pretty much any composer before, save Mozart,” said Slatkin. “And yet, this multi-musical platform can come under heavy criticism, as his musical language seemed simplistic at the time and certainly not characteristic of the Russian school of composition. Yet his mastery of writing for the ballet is unparalleled among the great composers. The works for solo instrument tax even the most gifted of today’s virtuosi and the operas are some of that form’s grandest statements for the stage. He was one of the most interesting symphonists of the 19th century. ”

At the core of the festival are six programs at Orchestra Hall presenting Tchaikovsky’s six symphonies, noted concerti and other major orchestral works, along with  pieces that are rarely heard and most likely unfamiliar to many patrons. While Suite from Swan Lake and the 1812 Overture are some of the most recognizable works in the classical repertoire, others like Symphony No. 3, which has only appeared on a DSO subscription series once in 1975 and Piano Concerto No. 3, which the orchestra has only played once before in 1970, will be new to most listeners.

Other festival events include chamber music recitals at various metro Detroit locations, Russian vodka drink specials at all Orchestra Hall performances, a special Russian-inspired menu in the Paradise Lounge, and free pre-concert presentations taking place in Orchestra Hall one hour prior to all evening and Sunday concerts:

  • Leonard Slatkin will give a festival overview prior to the fest festival programs
  • Michael Makin, Professor of Slavic Languages and Literatures at the University of Michigan, will speak about Russian culture during the time of Tchaikovsky prior to “First Piano Concerto” programs
  • Beth Genné, Professor of Dance at the University of Michigan, will lecture on Tchaikovsky’s ballets before the concerts featuring the Suite from Swan Lake
  • Students from University of Michigan will give a recital of Tchaikovsky arias and songs from his opera Eugene Onegin prior to the program on which the orchestra will play the Polonaise from the same work
  • For the final program, the speaker will be Janine Lanza, Associate Professor of History at WSU.  She will speak about the war of 1812 to give historical context to the 1812 Overture

On Feb. 11 at 7 p.m. the DSO will host a panel discussion in partnership with Affirmations (Ferndale-based LGBT resource organization) on the topic of Tchaikovsky’s rumored homosexuality and how it affected his life and work. The dialogue will be framed through a contemporary perspective, which considers the impact of social conventions, politics and discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation. Our distinguished panel will draw parallels though personal experiences and practices of the present day.

With support from the National Endowment for the Arts, the festival will feature digital amenities to engage with local and global audiences. Dso.org/TchaikFest is home to a digital counterpart to the festival program book, featuring introductory remarks from Leonard Slatkin and a special essay by renowned Washington DC-based music critic Richard Freed. The micro-site will also host a library of videos produced exclusively for the festival focusing on musical excerpts of particular interest, Tchaikovsky’s life and times, and more. Beyond the festival, The micro-site will remain available post-Festival for encore viewing of concerts and bonus content.

Each Orchestra Hall program will be webcast to a live worldwide audience via Live From Orchestra Hall free HD webcasts. Log on to dso.org/live to view the concerts from your desktop or download the free DSO to Go mobile app for easy portable viewing. Concert dates marked with an asterisk in the below event listings will be webcast.

During the 2013 Beethoven Festival, the DSO sold more tickets than in any other three-week classical span since the opening of the Max M. Fisher Music Center in 2003. Sales for the festival totaled 17,669 tickets, beating the previous three-week record of 16,601, sold for Leonard Slatkin’s inaugural concerts with the DSO during the 2008-09 season. The “Beethoven’s Ninth” concerts set their own record for highest capacity for a 4-concert run, with 7,341 tickets sold.

Announced with details of the 2015-16 classical season last week, a Brahms Festival is planned for February 2016.

For a full schedule of Tchaikovsky Festival events, visit dso.org/TchaikFest. Each patron will receive a Festival Rewards punch card at their first event. Those who attend two events or more can claim prizes such as a free Tchaikovsky download and their own set of hand-painted Russian nesting dolls.

This project is supported in part by an award from the National Endowment for the Arts. Olga Kern’s performances on Feb. 13 and 14 are sponsored in part by Gwen and Richard Bowlby.

TICKET INFORMATION

Tickets to the Tchaikovsky Festival concerts at Orchestra Hall 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 $20 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.

Tickets to Festival Preview Chamber Recitals are $15 general admission and $10 for students and are available at dso.org.

Tickets to Panel Discussion: Tchaikovsky The Inner Man & Today’s Challenges are available on a “pay as you want” basis. The DSO believe price should not be a barrier to participation in discussions such as these, so tell us what price works for you. Chip in what feels right, and know that your support helps make these events possible. Suggested donation: $5.

FESTIVAL EVENTS

Chamber Music Recitals

Tues., Feb. 3 at 7 p.m. at Steinway Gallery in Commerce Township

Tues., Feb. 10 at 7 p.m. at Lorenzo Cultural Center in Macomb

TCHAIKOVSKY String Quartet No. 3
TCHAIKOVSKY String Sextet in D minor, “Souvenir de Florence”

Panel Discussion: Tchaikovsky The Inner Man & Today’s Challenges

Wed., Feb. 11 at XX p.m. in The Music Box

Moderator: Dr. John Corvino, Chair and Professor of Philosophy at Wayne State University

Panelists:

Nancy M. Schlichting, Chief Executive Officer of Henry Ford Health System

Dr. Jonathan Anderson, Assistant Professor of Composition at Wayne State University

Leonard Slatkin, Music Director of the Detroit Symphony Orchestra

Tchaikovsky Festival: Pathétique

Leonard Slatkin, conductor

Olga Kern, piano

Thurs., Feb.12 at 7:30 p.m.

Fri., Feb.13 at 8 p.m.*

Pre-concert presentation: Thurs., Feb. 12 at 6:30 p.m. and Fri., Feb. 13 at 7 p.m.—Leonard Slatkin gives an overview of the festival

TCHAIKOVSKY Marche Solennelle
TCHAIKOVSKY Piano Concerto No. 2
TCHAIKOVSKY Symphony No. 6, “Pathétique”

Tchaikovsky Festival: First Piano Concerto

Leonard Slatkin, conductor

Olga Kern, piano

Sat., Feb.14 at 8 p.m.

Sun. Feb.15, at 3 p.m.*

Pre-concert presentation: Sat., Feb. 14 at 7 p.m. and Sun., Feb. 15 at 2 p.m.—Michael Makin, Professor of Slavic Languages and Literatures at the University of Michigan, will speak about Russian culture during the time of Tchaikovsky

TCHAIKOVSKY Marche Slav
TCHAIKOVSKY Piano Concerto No. 1
TCHAIKOVSKY Symphony No. 1, “Winter Dreams”

Tchaikovsky Festival: Romeo & Juliet

Leonard Slatkin, conductor

Fri., Feb. 20 at 10:45 a.m. and 8 p.m.*

Pre-concert presentation: Friday, Feb. 20 at 7 p.m.—Beth Genné, Professor of Dance at the University of Michigan, will lecture on Tchaikovsky’s ballets

TCHAIKOVSKY Romeo and Juliet Fantasy Overture
TCHAIKOVSKY Suite from Swan Lake
TCHAIKOVSKY Symphony No. 3, “Polish”

Tchaikovsky Festival: Symphony No. 5

Leonard Slatkin, conductor

Olga Kern, piano

Sat., Feb. 21 at 8 p.m.

Sun., Feb. 22 at 3 p.m.*

TCHAIKOVSKY Overture to The Voyevoda
TCHAIKOVSKY Piano Concerto No.3
TCHAIKOVSKY Symphony No. 5

Tchaikovsky Festival: Fourth Symphony

Leonard Slatkin, conductor

Julian Rachlin, violin

Thurs., Feb. 26 at 7:30 p.m.

Fri., Feb. 27 at 8 p.m.*

Pre-concert presentation: Thurs., Feb. 26 at 6:30 p.m. and Fri., Feb. 27 at 7 p.m.—students from University of Michigan will give a recital of Tchaikovsky arias and songs from his opera Eugene Onegin

TCHAIKOVSKY Polonaise from Eugene Onegin
TCHAIKOVSKY Violin Concerto
TCHAIKOVSKY Symphony No. 4

Tchaikovsky Festival: 1812 Overture

Leonard Slatkin, conductor

Narek Hakhnazaryan, cello

Sat., Feb. 28 at 8 p.m.

Sun., March 1 at 3 p.m.*

TCHAIKOVSKY Symphony No. 2, “Little Russian”
TCHAIKOVSKY Nocturne for Cello and Orchestra
TCHAIKOVSKY Variations on a Rococo Theme for Cello and Orchestra
TCHAIKOVSKY 1812 Overture

About the DSO:

Hailed by The New York Times as “cutting edge,” the internationally acclaimed Detroit Symphony Orchestra, 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.  Acclaimed conductor, arranger, and trumpeter Jeff Tyzik serves as Principal Pops Conductor while celebrated trumpeter and composer Terence Blanchard holds the Fred A. and Barbara M. Erb Jazz Creative Director Chair. 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 within 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 the newly updated dso.org or download the free DSO to Go mobile app.

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LEGENDARY SAXOPHONIST KENNY GARRETT COMES HOME FOR SPECIAL JAZZ PERFORMANCE THIS WEEKEND

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Pre-concert Jazz forum features Kenny Garrett and Terence Blanchard

Detroit, (January 28, 2015) – The Detroit Symphony Orchestra (DSO) is pleased to welcome Detroit native and legendary saxophonist Kenny Garrett, who will bring a vigorous yet melodic and truly distinctive alto saxophone sound to the Orchestra Hall stage, along with his quintet. For one special Paradise Jazz performance, Garrett comes home in what is sure to be an unforgettable evening of music. The concert will take place at Orchestra Hall on Fri., January 30 at 8:00 p.m.

Prior to the concert, patrons are invited to attend the Fred A. & Barbara M. Erb Jazz Forum for “A Conversation with Jazz Masters” at 6:30 p.m. in the Music Box. The forum will be moderated by Detroit Free Press arts reporter and 2012 Kresge Fellow Mark Stryker. Panelists include Terence Blanchard, trumpeter and Fred A. and Barbara M. Erb Jazz Chair, as well as the legendary saxophonist himself, Kenny Garrett. This preconcert forum is free and open to the public.

About Kenny Garrett

Over the past 30 years, Detroit native Kenny Garrett has become the preeminent alto saxophonist of his generation. Garrett has a wide span of experience with his first gig being with the Duke Ellington Orchestra. He has spent his time with an array of musicians including Freddie Hubbard, Woody Shaw, Art Blakey & The Jazz Messengers and Miles Davis.

Garrett’s album “Seeds From The Underground,” is a powerful return to the straight-ahead, acoustic and propulsive quartet format that showcases his extraordinary abilities. “Seeds From The Underground” features “Detroit,” an evocative, reflective composition about his hometown and a celebration of mentor Marcus Belgrave. His latest GRAMMY-nominated recording, “Pushing the World Away,” features a re-harmonized version of “ I Say a Little Prayer,” a Burt Bacharach hit and the intensely unique “A Side Order of Hijiki.” The album features many soulful and improvised compositions that show off the 30 years of experience Garrett has to offer.

Over the past few years, one of the most popular and acclaimed groups that he has been a part of is the GRAMMY award winning Five Peace Band, joining guitarist John McLaughlin, pianist Chick Corea, bassist Christian McBride and drummers Vinnie Colaiuta and Brian Blade. As a bandleader for the last two decades, he has also continually grown as a composer and is looking forward to re-visiting his hometown for this special performance.

Ticket Information

Tickets to Kenny Garrett range from $18-$99 and may be purchased at dso.org, via the free DSO to Go mobile app, in-person at the Max M. Fisher Music Center Box Office (3711 Woodward Ave., Detroit), or by calling (313) 576-5111.

Please note the DSO does not appear on this performance.

M-1 Rail Construction

Attendees can find up-to-date details about the best route to take to Orchestra Hall during construction of the M-1 Rail streetcar in Midtown at dso.org/m1 and m-1rail.com. Woodward will always remain open in Midtown throughout the construction period. Complete closures are restricted to the downtown section of the rail line. Work has commenced on the north bound track between Temple and Canfield streets, shifting traffic to the southbound side of Woodward. There is one north bound, one south bound and one turn lane open on this stretch. Coming in to Midtown, an extra 15 minutes for travel time is recommended, as well as using Cass Avenue, instead of Woodward Avenue when possible.

About The DSO

Hailed by The New York Times as “cutting edge,” the internationally acclaimed Detroit Symphony Orchestra, 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.  Acclaimed conductor, arranger, and trumpeter Jeff Tyzik serves as Principal Pops Conductor while celebrated trumpeter and composer Terence Blanchard holds the Fred A. and Barbara M. Erb Jazz Creative Director Chair. 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 within 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 the newly updated dso.org or download the free DSO to Go mobile app.

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DETROIT SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA ANNOUNCES 2015-16 SEASON LINEUP

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Music Director Leonard Slatkin leads Brahms Festival (#Brahmsfest) featuring the composer’s complete orchestral repertoire

 Crowd-sourced work about Detroit, ‘Symphony in D,’ to receive World Premiere

 DSO principal musicians spotlighted throughout season

 British violin virtuoso Nigel Kennedy returns to perform with Leonard Slatkin

Classical ticket prices remain unchanged

DETROIT, (January 22, 2015) – The Detroit Symphony Orchestra (DSO) announced programming today for its 2015-16 Orchestra Hall Classical, Pops, and Young People’s Family Subscription Series. The new season reflects absolutely no increases in individual ticket prices.

The DSO and Music Director Leonard Slatkin, who has extended his commitment to the DSO through 2017, will enter their eighth season of a partnership that has fostered the DSO’s triumphant return to Carnegie Hall, as well as the launch of the Live From Orchestra Hall webcast series and the advent of digital recordings on the DSO’s in-house label.

In continuation of the tradition begun by 2013’s incredibly successful February Beethoven Festival, next season’s Brahms Festival (#Brahmsfest) will be the third DSO Winter Music Festival. Unlike the outpouring orchestral repertoire by his peers, Brahms only composed 13 works for orchestra (exclusive of those with chorus), and the DSO will perform them all during the festival. Past iterations of the Winter Music Festival have featured Beethoven and Tchaikovsky (taking place next month).

A complete series of Live From Orchestra Hall webcasts will return for its fifth full season, offering a free broadcast of each classical program at dso.org/live. See concert listings below for a full schedule. Dates marked with an asterisk denote webcast concerts.

The DSO Classical Series is sponsored by PVS Chemicals Inc.

A MESSAGE FROM MAESTRO SLATKIN ABOUT THE SEASON

It is always such a joy to announce a new season and unveil the exciting programs we have been planning for months.

Building on the success of our Tchaikovsky and Beethoven festivals, I am very pleased to reveal our Winter Festival for the 2015-16 season featuring the music of Brahms. This is no ordinary project by any means. Over the course of three weeks, we will play virtually every work written by that composer for orchestra. Unlike his peers, who composed dozens of works in this capacity, Brahms wrote only four symphonies, four concerti, two serenades, two overtures, a set of variations and three Hungarian dances. It is more than likely that this is the first time all of these masterpieces have been put into one basket. Certainly these concerts are not to be missed.

We will also feature six world premieres, playing new pieces by Tod Machover, Mohammed Fairouz, Aaron Jay Kernis, Sarah Kirkland Snider, Gabriela Lena Frank and me. Several works by distinguished American composers dot the landscape as well.

As usual, our soloist roster is outstanding. We will welcome to the stage such audience favorites as Jean-Yves Thibaudet, Hélène Grimaud, Joshua Bell and, in a long-anticipated return to the United States, Nigel Kennedy. In addition, members of the orchestra get solo turns, namely Concertmaster Yoonshin Song, Principal Bass Kevin Brown, Principal Trumpet Hunter Eberly, Principal Clarinet Ralph Skiano and our new Principal Cello Wei Yu. Returning guest conductors include Hans Graf, Andrew Grams, Thomas Dausgaard, Giancarlo Guerrero, Peter Oundjian, Sir Andrew Davis and Bobby McFerrin. Making their classical subscription debuts are conductors Fabien Gabel, Case Scaglione, Nikolaj Znaider, Nathalie Stutzmann, and DSO Assistant Conductor Michelle Merrill.

There are large-scale events too, with Mahler’s Second Symphony and a concert presentation of Strauss’s Salome topping the list. Moreover, we will perform beloved masterpieces throughout the season, including Beethoven’s sixth and seventh symphonies, Debussy’s La mer, Handel’s Messiah and Ravel’s Boléro.

These are just a sampling of the treats we have in store for you next season. I encourage you to renew your subscription early to ensure that you get the best possible seats.

MAJOR SYMPHONIC WORKS

The DSO will tackle a host of major symphonic repertoire during the 2015-16 season that will both feature key guest artists and showcase the talent of DSO musicians. The line-up includes:

Gershwin’s Piano Concerto in F (Oct. 2-3)

Beethoven’s Symphony No. 7 (Oct. 15-17)

Copland’s Symphony No. 3 (Oct. 23-25)

Schumann’s Symphony No. 2 (Nov. 6-7)

Debussy’s La mer (Nov. 12-14)

Dvořák’s Cello Concerto (Nov. 20-21)

Mahler’s Symphony No. 2 (Dec. 5-6)

Mozart’s Symphony No. 25 (Dec. 10-11)

Handel’s Messiah (Dec. 12-13)

Mozart’s Symphony No. 38, “Prague” (Jan. 16)

Ravel’s Boléro (Jan. 21-23)

Tchaikovsky’s Symphony No. 4 (Jan. 29-30)

Brahms’ Symphony Nos. 1-4 (Feb. 11-21)

Sibelius’ Symphony No. 1 (March 18-19)

Beethoven’s Symphony No. 6 (April 2)

Stravinsky’s Petrushka (April 14-16)

Holst’s The Planets (April 22-24)

Elgar’s Violin Concerto (May 6-7)

Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No. 5 (May 20-22)

Prokofiev’s Symphony No. 5, “Emperor” (May 26-27)

Strauss’ Salome (June 3 & 5)

WORLD, AMERICAN AND DSO PREMIERES:

The DSO will perform six World Premieres and one U.S. premiere, all written by American composers.

On Oct. 23-25 the DSO will perform the United States premiere of the first Viola Concerto by acclaimed young American composer Nico Muhly. Since his debut in 2007, Muhly has gained international notoriety with multiple film credits, compositions for world-class ensembles and soloists, and a full-scale opera commissioned by the Metropolitan Opera.

Tod Machover’s “Symphony in D” featuring sound submissions from the people of Detroit, will receive its World Premiere (Nov. 20-21), making the DSO the first American orchestra to work with Machover on his “city symphony” series of works based on the what the citizens of a city believe their home sounds like.

On Dec. 5-6, the DSO will give the World Premiere of Leonard Slatkin’s Kinah, an elegy written for his parents. Slatkin’s father would have turned 100 in December, 2015.

Mohammed Fairouz’s Cello Concerto will receive its World Premiere on Jan. 16, infused with influences from the young composer’s Middle Eastern ancestry. Dedicated to bridging cultural gaps, Israeli cellist Maya Beiser (known for her modern approach to cello performance) commissioned this piece for premiere in the United States. These performances are sponsored by Peter Cummings.

The DSO will give the World Premiere of American composer Aaron Jay Kernis’ Flute Concerto on Jan. 21-23 featuring renowned soloist Marina Piccinini.

The seventh winner of the Elaine Lebenbom Memorial Competition for Female Composers, Sarah Kirkland Snider, will come to Detroit April 14-16 for the World Premiere of a work that is yet unnamed.

On May 26-27, the DSO will give the World Premiere of a work by DSO Music Alive Composer in Residence Gabriela Lena Frank. The work is not yet titled.

The season will also feature five other works new to the DSO:

  • An arrangement of Shostakovich’s Violin Sonata No. 1 featuring Augustin Hadelich (Dec. 10-11)
  • John Williams’ Trumpet Concerto featuring DSO Principal Trumpet Hunter Eberly, to be recorded for digital release through the NAXOS label (Jan. 21-23)
  • Brahms’ Sonata in F minor for Clarinet arranged for clarinet and orchestra featuring DSO Principal Clarinet Ralph Skiano (Feb. 27-28)
  • Stenhammar’s Serenade (May 20-22)
  • Strauss’ Salome, serving as the Classical Season Finale (June 3&5)

CLASSICAL DEBUTS & GUEST ARTISTS:

Leonard Slatkin will conduct the orchestra in 15 of 26 classical concert programs, including the entirety of the February Brahms Festival, as well as the World Premiere of his own composition, Kinah, written in honor of his parents who made up half of the Hollywood String Quartet and bathed his early life in musical influence.  His father, Felix Slatkin, would have turned 100 in 2015.

During the other weeks, the DSO will welcome back a number of conductors who have become both orchestra and audience favorites including Hans Graf, Andrew Grams, Thomas Dausgaard, Giancarlo Guerrero, Peter Oundjian and Sir Andrew Davis. Next season will also welcome world-renowned conductors making their Detroit debuts:

Nikolaj Znaider, who last performed with the DSO in 2007 as a violin soloist, will make his conducting debut Jan. 29-30 when he will also be featured performing Mozart’s Violin Concerto No. 1

Fabien Gabel (Nov. 12-14), Music Director of the Quebec Symphony Orchestra, will make his debut conducting the DSO Borodin’s Prince Igor Overture, Khachaturian’s Violin Concerto featuring DSO Concertmaster Yoonshin Song, Dukas’ The Sorcerer’s Apprentice and Debussy’s iconic La mer.

Case Scaglione, Associate Conductor of the New York Philharmonic, will make his DSO debut on Dec. 10-11 in a program featuring the DSO Premiere of Shostakovich’s Violin Sonata No. 1 performed by Augustin Hadelich, Mozart’s Symphony No. 25, Beethoven’s Coriolan Overture and Haydn’s Symphony No. 94.

Nathalie Stutzmann, French opera singer, will make her conducting debut Dec. 12-13 with performances of Handel’s Messiah.

Michelle Merrill (April 2), DSO Assistant Conductor, will make her Classical Subscription debut conducting a program starring DSO Principal Bass Kevin Brown performing Vanhal’s Double Bass Concerto, as well as Piston’s Ballet Suite from The Incredible Flutist, and Beethoven’s Symphony No. 6.

Soloists making their DSO debut in 2015-16:

  • Young American violist Nadia Sirota will give the United States premiere of Nico Muhly’s Viola Concerto on Oct. 23-25 with Leonard Slatkin conducting.
  • 18-year-old violin sensation Simone Porter will perform Bruch’s Violin Concerto with Andrew Grams conducting on Nov. 6-7.
  • Soprano Melissa Citro will make her DSO debut in Mahler’s Symphony No. 2 (Dec. 5-6)
  • Israeli cellist Maya Beiser will perform the World Premiere of Mohammad Fairouz’s Cello Concerto Jan. 16
  • Celebrated German-Japanese cellist Danjulo Ishizaka will join violinist Baiba Skride in performing Brahms’ Double Concerto during the February Brahms Festival (Feb. 13-14)
  • Macedonian pianist Simon Trpčeski will join the DSO in a performance of Liszt’s Piano Concerto No. 2 (March 18-19)
  • Rising French piano star Lise de la Salle will perform Rachmaninoff’s Piano Concerto No. 1 (April 14-16)
  • Lise Lindstrom, soprano; Jane Henschel, mezzo-soprano; Chris Merritt, tenor; and Daniel Sutin, baritone will all make their DSO debut as cast members of a concert version of Strauss’ Salome (June 3&5)

RECORDINGS

The DSO continues its project with the NAXOS label to release direct-to-digital releases of every John Williams concerto, starring DSO principal musicians. During the 2015-16 season, DSO Principal Trumpet Hunter Eberly will record Williams’ Trumpet Concerto, a DSO premiere.

The DSO will also record Copland’s Symphony No. 3 (Oct. 23-25) for future release, featuring Copland’s original ending, which Leonard Bernstein talked the composer out of using in the final published version. This will be the first recording of that passage.

The public is encouraged to attend live concerts to be a part of DSO history as it is made.

DSO POPS SEASON

Acclaimed DSO Principal Pops Conductor Jeff Tyzik returns with a Pops season full of classic American songbook, classic rock and classic movie scores. Anniversary concerts will celebrate the Sinatra Centennial (Oct. 9-11), Elvis’ 80th birthday (Nov. 28-29), and the 50th anniversary of The Beach Boys’ groundbreaking album Pet Sounds (April 29-May 1). Danny Elfman’s Music from the Films of Tim Burton returns, as well as a program celebrating John William’s iconic movie music. The legendary Doc Severinsen will trumpet Great American Standards, Home For the Holidays returns with conductor Thomas Wilkins and Santa Claus, The Music of U2 makes its DSO debut and more. (See full listing of DSO Pops programs at the end of this release.)

The DSO Pops Series is presented by MASCO Corporation Foundation and Greektown Casino Hotel.

SUPER SATURDAYS AT THE DSO

Super Saturdays at the DSO are presented by Macy’s, and offer two distinct programs geared toward every age group.

The Young People’s Family Concert series will feature thrills and surprises for young music lovers ages 6 & up. Halloween Spooktacular with Assistant Conductor Michelle Merrill, complete with costumes on and offstage, the series will also feature “Santa’s Little Helpers” when the Detroit Symphony Youth Orchestra will perform selections from The Nutcracker, “Wild Wild West” with Frank Oden’s Cowboy Jamboree and music of Copland and John Williams, plus an orchestral adaptation of Dr. Seuss’ The Sneetches.

The Tiny Tots series, geared toward children 2-6, will feature the Candy Band, a group of rockin’ Detroit moms, a sing-along with Gemini, Caribbean Christmas with the Gratitude Steel Band, and an interactive jazz presentation by Sean Dobbins incorporating the stories of Dr. Seuss. (See full listing of DSO YPFC and Tiny Tots programs at the end of this release)

 “DSO PRESENTS” SPECIAL SERIES

The 2015-16 offerings of “DSO Presents” special concerts will feature comedy piano-violin duo Igudesman & Joo (Oct. 19) and Holidays with The von Trapps (Dec. 15), a vocal performance by the great-grandchildren of Maria and Captain von Trapp. The DSO does not appear on these programs.

SUBSCRIPTION PRICES

Subscription packages for classical, pops, and Young People’s Family series are on sale now. The deadline to renew for all existing subscribers is March 13. As part of the DSO’s Patron-Minded Pricing Program, classical subscription ticket prices continue to reflect up to a 50 percent reduction from 2009 levels. For both classical and pops subscriptions, it’s like patrons receive at least one concert free with every package, excluding Box Level classical subscribers.

Students of any age can attend most classical, jazz or pops Orchestra Hall concert free all season long by purchasing a Soundcard for $25. More information is available at dso.org/soundcard. Some restrictions apply.

2015-16 Classical Season Subscription prices

Subscription packages will be sold in groups of 7, 9, 12, 17, 21.

  • 7 concert series prices will be $90 for Upper Balcony, $150 for Mid-Balcony and Main Floor B, $300 for Main Floor A and Dress Circle and $525 for the Box Level.
  • 9 concert series prices will be $105 for Upper Balcony, $175 for Mid-Balcony and Main Floor B, $350 for Main Floor A and Dress Circle and $800 for the Box Level.
  • 12 concert series will be $150/$250/$500/$840
  • 17 concert series prices will be $180/$300/$600/$1,400
  • 21 concert series will be $240/$400/$800/$1,800

2015-16 Pops Season Subscription prices—Eight concerts for the price of seven!

Subscription packages will be sold in groups of 8 for Coffee, Friday night, Saturday night and Sunday matinee concerts.

  • Coffee Concerts – 8-concert series prices will be $144 for Upper Balcony, $224 for Mid-Balcony, $304 for Main Floor B, $336 for Main Floor A, $352 for Dress Circle and $464 for the Box Level.
  • Friday nights, Saturday nights or Sunday matinee – 8-concert series prices will be $133 for Upper Balcony, $266 for Mid-Balcony, $336 for Main Floor B, $406 for Main Floor A, $476 for Dress Circle and $735 for the Box Level.

2015-16 Young People’s and Tiny Tots Subscription prices—Buy an adult YPFC subscription and your first child attends Free!

  • YPFC Concerts Adult price (incl.one child) – 4-concert series will be $52 for Main Floor B, $72 for Main Floor A, $96 for Dress Circle and $120 for Box Level
  • YPFC additional children (25% off) – 4-concert series will be $39 for Main Floor B, $54 for Main Floor A, $72 for Dress Circle and $90 for Box Level
  • Tiny Tots Series (General Admission in The Music Box) –4-concert series will be $40 per person

Subscriptions can be purchased by visiting dso.org or calling the DSO’s Box Office at 313-576-5111.

ABOUT THE DSO

Hailed by The New York Times as “cutting edge,” the internationally acclaimed Detroit Symphony Orchestra, 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.  Acclaimed conductor, arranger, and trumpeter Jeff Tyzik serves as Principal Pops Conductor while celebrated trumpeter and composer Terence Blanchard holds the Fred A. and Barbara M. Erb Jazz Creative Director Chair. 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 within 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 the newly updated dso.org or download the free DSO to Go mobile app.

2015-16 CONCERTS & PROGRAMS

All concerts at Orchestra Hall at the Max M. Fisher Music Center unless otherwise indicated

Programs and artists subject to change.

* denotes webcast date

CLASSICAL SEASON

Opening Weekend – Thibaudet plays Gershwin!

Leonard Slatkin, conductor

Jean-Yves Thibaudet, piano

Friday, Oct. 2, 2015 at 8 p.m.

Saturday, Oct. 3, 2015 at 8 p.m.*

BERLIOZ Roman Carnival Overture

GERSHWIN Piano Concerto in F

DRUCKMAN Mirage

STRAUSS Der Rosenkavalier Suite

 

Beethoven’s Seventh

Hans Graf, conductor

Ingrid Fliter, piano

Thursday, Oct. 15, 2015 at 7:30 p.m.

Friday, Oct. 16, 2015 at 8 p.m.*

Saturday, Oct. 17, 2015 at 8 p.m.

PROKOFIEV Classical Symphony

MENDELSSOHN Piano Concerto No. 1

BEETHOVEN Symphony No. 7

 

Mozart’s “A Little Night Music”

Leonard Slatkin, conductor

Nadia Sirota, viola

Friday, Oct. 23, 2015 at 10:45 a.m.

Saturday, Oct. 24, 2015 at 8 p.m.

Sunday, Oct. 25, 2015 at 3 p.m.*

MOZART Eine Kleine Nachtmusik

NICO MUHLY Viola Concerto (U.S. Premiere)

COPLAND Symphony No. 3

 

Romantic Schumann

Andrew Grams, conductor

Simone Porter, violin

Friday, Nov. 6, 2015 at 8 p.m.

Saturday, Nov. 7, 2015 at 8 p.m.*

WILLIAM BOLCOM Commedia for “Almost” 18th Century Orchestra

BRUCH Violin Concerto

SCHUMANN Symphony No. 2

 

Debussy’s sensuous “La mer”

Fabien Gabel, conductor

Yoonshin Song, violin

Thursday, Nov. 12 at 7:30 p.m.

Friday, Nov. 13, 2015 at 10:45 a.m.

Saturday, Nov. 14, 2015 at 8 p.m.*

BORODIN Prince Igor Overture

KHACHATURIAN Violin Concerto

DUKAS The Sorcerer’s Apprentice

DEBUSSY La mer

 

Symphony in D—For Detroit. By Detroit.

Leonard Slatkin, conductor

Wei Yu, cello

Friday, Nov. 20, 2015 at 10:45 a.m.

Saturday, Nov. 21, 2015 at 8 p.m.*

RESPIGHI Ancient Airs and Dances, Suite II

TOD MACHOVER Symphony in D (World Premiere)

DVOŘÁK Cello Concerto

 

Slatkin conducts Mahler’s “Resurrection” 

Leonard Slatkin, conductor

Melissa Citro, soprano

Kelley O’Connor, mezzo-soprano

Saturday, Dec. 5, 2015 at 8 p.m.

Sunday, Dec. 6, 2015 at 3 p.m.*

LEONARD SLATKIN Kinah (World Premiere)

MAHLER Symphony No. 2

 

Mozart & Beethoven

Case Scaglione, conductor

Augustin Hadelich, violin

Thursday, Dec. 10, 2015 at 7:30 p.m.

Friday, Dec. 11, 2015 at 10:45 a.m.*

MOZART Symphony No. 25

SHOSTAKOVICH Violin Sonata No. 1

BEETHOVEN Coriolan Overture

HAYDN Symphony No. 94

 

Nathalie Stutzmann conducts Handel’s “Messiah”

Nathalie Stutzmann, conductor

Saturday, Dec. 12, 2015 at 8 p.m.

Sunday, Dec. 13, 2015 at 3 p.m.

HANDEL Messiah

 

Mozart’s “Prague” Symphony

Leonard Slatkin, conductor

Maya Beiser, cello

Saturday, Jan. 16, 2016 at 8 p.m.*

DVOŘÁK Serenade for Winds

ELGAR Serenade for Strings

MOHAMMED FAIROUZ Cello Concerto (World Premiere)

MOZART Symphony No. 38, “Prague”

 

Slatkin conducts Bolero!

Leonard Slatkin, conductor

Hunter Eberly, trumpet

Marina Piccinini, flute

Thursday, Jan. 21, 2016 at 7:30 p.m.

Friday, Jan. 22, 2016 at 10:45 a.m.*

Saturday, Jan. 23, 2016 at 8 p.m.

BIZET Suite from Carmen

JOHN WILLIAMS Trumpet Concerto

AARON JAY KERNIS Flute Concerto (World Premiere)

RAVEL Boléro

 

Tchaikovsky with Znaider

Nikolaj Znaider, conductor,violin

Friday, Jan. 29, 2016 at 10:45 a.m.*

Saturday, Jan. 30, 2016 at 8 p.m.

MOZART Violin Concerto No. 1

MENDELSSOHN A Midsummer Night’s Dream

TCHAIKOVSKY Symphony No. 4

 

Brahms Festival:

Symphony No. 4 / Violin Concerto

Leonard Slatkin, conductor

Baiba Skride, violin

Thursday, Feb. 11, 2016 at 7:30 p.m.

Friday, Feb. 12, 2016 at 8 p.m.*

BRAHMS Three Hungarian Dances

BRAHMS Violin Concerto

BRAHMS Symphony No. 4

 

Brahms Festival:

Symphony No. 3 / Double Concerto

Leonard Slatkin, conductor

Baiba Skride, violin

Danjulo Ishizaka, cello

Saturday, Feb. 13, 2016 at 8 p.m.

Sunday, Feb. 14, 2016 at 3 p.m.*

BRAHMS Tragic Overture

BRAHMS Concerto for Violin and Cello

BRAHMS Symphony No. 3

 

Brahms Festival:

Symphony No. 1 / Second Serenade

Leonard Slatkin, conductor

Friday, Feb. 19, 2016 at 10:45 a.m.* & 8 p.m.

BRAHMS Academic Festival Overture

BRAHMS Serenade No. 2

BRAHMS Symphony No. 1

 

Brahms Festival:

Symphony No. 2 / First Serenade

Leonard Slatkin, conductor

Saturday, Feb. 20, 2016 at 8 p.m.

Sunday, Feb. 21, 2016 at 3 p.m.*

BRAHMS Serenade No. 1

BRAHMS Symphony No. 2

 

Brahms Festival:

First Piano Concerto with Grimaud

Leonard Slatkin, conductor

Héléne Grimaud, piano

Thursday, Feb. 25, 2016 at 7:30 p.m.

Friday, Feb. 26, 2016 at 10:45 a.m.*

BRAHMS Piano Quartet in G minor (arr. Schoenberg)

BRAHMS Piano Concerto No. 1

 

Brahms Festival:

Second Piano Concerto with Grimaud

Leonard Slatkin, conductor

Héléne Grimaud, piano

Ralph Skiano, clarinet

Saturday, Feb. 27, 2016 at 8 p.m.

Sunday, Feb. 28, 2016 at 3 p.m.*

BRAHMS Variations on a Theme by Haydn

BRAHMS Sonata in F minor for Clarinet and Orchestra (arr. Berio)

BRAHMS Piano Concerto No. 2

 

Classical Roots:

Bobby McFerrin!

Bobby McFerrin, conductor, vocals

Saturday, March 5 at 8 p.m.*

Program TBD

 

Trpčeski plays:

Virtuoso Liszt

Thomas Dausgaard, conductor

Simon Trpčeski, piano

Friday, March 18, 2016 at 10:45 a.m.*

Saturday, March 19, 2016 at 8 p.m.

NIELSEN Helios Overture

LISZT Piano Concerto No. 2

SIBELIUS Symphony No. 1

 

Beethoven’s “Pastoral”

Michelle Merrill, conductor

Kevin Brown, double bass

Saturday, April 2, 2016 at 8 p.m.*

DVOŘÁK Carnival Overture

PISTON Ballet Suite from The Incredible Flutist

VANHAL Double Bass Concerto

BEETHOVEN Symphony No. 6, “Pastoral”

 

Ravishing Rachmaninoff

Giancarlo Guerrero, conductor

Lise de la Salle, piano

Thursday, April 14, 2016 at 7:30 p.m.

Friday, April 15, 2016 at 10:45 a.m.

Saturday, April 16, 2016 at 8 p.m.*

SARAH KIRKLAND SNIDER Lebenbom Premiere, title TBA (World Premiere)

RACHMANINOFF Piano Concerto No. 1

STRAVINSKY Petrushka

 

The Planets

Peter Oundjian, conductor

Vadim Gluzman, violin

Friday, April 22, 2016 at 10:45 a.m.

Saturday, April 23, 2016 at 8 p.m.

Sunday, April 24, 2016 at 3 p.m.*

MOZART Overture to Don Giovanni

SHOSTAKOVICH Violin Concerto No. 2

HOLST The Planets

 

Nigel Kennedy

Leonard Slatkin, conductor

Nigel Kennedy, violin

Friday, May 6, 2016 at 8 p.m.

Saturday, May 7, 2016 at 8 p.m.*

SCHUMANN Manfred Overture

W. SCHUMAN Symphony No. 3

ELGAR Violin Concerto

 

Jeremy Denk plays

Beethoven’s “Emperor”

Sir Andrew Davis, conductor

Jeremy Denk, piano

Friday, May 20, 2016 at 10:45 a.m.

Saturday, May 21, 2016 at 8 p.m.

Sunday, May 22, 2016 at 3 p.m.*

DELIUS On Hearing the First Cuckoo in Spring

STENHAMMER Serenade

BEETHOVEN Piano Concerto No. 5, “Emperor”

 

Joshua Bell

Leonard Slatkin, conductor

Joshua Bell, violin

Thursday, May 26, 2016 at 7:30 p.m.

Friday, May 27, 2016 at 8 p.m.*

GABRIELA LENA FRANK Premiere (World Premiere)

LALO Symphonie espagnole

PROKOFIEV Symphony No. 5

 

Opera in Concert – Strauss’ sizzling Salome

Leonard Slatkin, conductor

Lise Lindstrom, soprano

Jane Henschel, mezzo-soprano

Scott Ramsay, tenor

Chris Merritt, tenor

Daniel Sutin, baritone

Friday, June 3, 2016 at 8 p.m.

Sunday, June 5, 2016 at 3 p.m.*

STRAUSS Salome

POPS SEASON

Centennial Sinatra

Jeff Tyzik, conductor

Steve Lippia, vocals

Friday, Oct. 9 at 10:45 a.m. & 8 p.m.

Saturday, Oct. 10 at 8 p.m.

Sunday, Oct. 11 at 3 p.m.

Come fly to Orchestra Hall for a centennial salute to Old Blue Eyes – Frank Sinatra.  The Detroit Symphony is joined by the swingin’ voice of Steve Lippia for all your Sinatra standards.  It takes you back to the time when a great voice and a great song came together…and there was magic.

 

Danny Elfman’s Music from the Films of Tim Burton

Friday, Oct. 30 at 8 p.m.

Saturday, Oct. 31 at 8 p.m.

A sold-out smash two seasons ago, Danny Elfman’s spine tingling scores for films of Tim Burton return to Orchestra Hall. Performed by the Detroit Symphony Orchestra, and just in time for Halloween!  “Batman,” “Beetlejuice,” “Edward Scissorhands,” “The Nightmare Before Christmas” and more!

 

Doc Severinsen

Doc Severinsen, conductor and trumpet

Tuesday, Nov. 24 at 7:30 p.m.

Wednesday, Nov. 25 at 10:45 a.m.

Heeeere’s Doc!  The Detroit Symphony welcomes back Doc Severinsen! Doc at his wildest.  His red-hot renditions of Great American standards – as only Doc can play them.   That unforgettable Big Band Severinsen sound!

 

Elvis at 80!

Terry Mike Jeffrey, vocals and guitar

Saturday, Nov. 28 at 8 p.m.

Sunday, Nov. 29 at 3 p.m.

Graceland’s favorite tribute artist, Terry Mike Jeffrey, joins the Detroit Symphony for his astonishing salute to Elvis Presley.  An 80th anniversary celebration fit for “The King”.   Every Elvis memory!   Slip on your blue suede shoes and slide on over to Orchestra Hall.

 

Home For The Holidays!

Thomas Wilkins, conductor

Alison Buchanan, vocals

Friday, Dec. 18 at 10:45 a.m. & 8 p.m.

Saturday, Dec. 19 at 8 p.m.

Sunday, Dec. 20 at 3 p.m.

(There are two non-subscriptions performances on Sat., Dec. 19 at 3p.m. and Sun., Dec. 20 at 7p.m.)

Detroit’s favorite holiday musical tradition to share with family and friends. It’s a sparkling holiday celebration. And yes, Virginia, there will be a Santa Claus!

 

Classic Broadway!

Stuart Chafetz, conductor

Michele Ragusa, vocals

John Cudia, vocals

Friday, Jan. 8 at 10:45 a.m. & 8 p.m.

Saturday, Jan. 9 at 8 p.m.

Sunday, Jan. 10 at 3 p.m.

Showstopper after showstopper, the Detroit Symphony plays your Broadway favorites. From Rodgers and Hammerstein’s “Oklahoma!” and “South Pacific.”   Hits of George Gershwin and Irving Berlin.  Plus, classics from “The Music Man,” “West Side Story,”  “Chicago,” Andrew Lloyd Webber’s “Phantom of the Opera,” and so many more.   One enchanted evening of classic Broadway!

 

St. Patrick’s Celebration with Cathie Ryan

Jeff Tyzik, conductor

Friday, March 11 at 10:45 a.m. & 8 p.m.

Saturday, March 12 at 8 p.m.

Sunday, March 13 at 3 p.m.

Irish eyes will be smilin’ when Detroit native Cathie Ryan (formerly of Celtic favorite “Cherish the Ladies”) sings Celtic classics.   Celebrate the wearin’ o’ the green in this concert of favorites from the Emerald Isle.  “Danny Boy” and more!

 

Mary Wilson of The Supremes: Motown Memories

Mary Wilson, vocals

Friday, April 8 at 10:45 a.m.

Saturday, April 9 at 8 p.m.

Sunday, April 10 at 3 p.m.

In the 1960’s, the music of Motown almost at once became legendary. Mary Wilson of The Supremes reunites with the Detroit Symphony, the orchestra heard on all those Motown classics.  “Baby Love,” “Love Child”, “Stop in the Name of Love” and more.   You’ll hear a symphony!

 

The Beach Boys Sound – “Pet Sounds” Turns 50!

Bob Bernhardt, conductor

Papa Doo Run Run, band

Friday, April 29 at 10:45 a.m. & 8 p.m.

Saturday, April 30 at 8 p.m.

Sunday, May 1 at 3 p.m.

The sun-melt harmonies – and all the good vibrations!   Papa Doo Run Run presents the music of The Beach Boys.   Every endless summer smash hit, including a 50th anniversary tribute to their path-breaking “Pet Sounds” album.  

 

The Music of U2

Brent Havens, conductor

Brody Dolyniuk, vocals

Wednesday, June 8 at 7:30 p.m.

More than 150-million records sold. 22 Grammys, more than any other band in history.   In a special tribute, the Detroit Symphony celebrates three decades of U2’s multi-platinum hits.   Rattle and hum to all your U2 favorites, backed by the full force of the Detroit Symphony!

 

John Williams Favorites…& More!

Jeff Tyzik, conductor

Friday, June 10 at 10:45 a.m. & 8 p.m.

Saturday, June 11 at 8 p.m.

Sunday, June 12 at 3 p.m.

The music of John Williams has transported us beyond our imagination.  To new worlds.  Through heart-pounding adventures.    Be there as Jeff Tyzik leads the Detroit Symphony in all your John Williams favorites:  “Superman,” “Harry Potter,” “E.T.,” and “Star Wars.”  Plus, extra Sci-Fi surprises!

DSO PRESENTS SERIES

Igudesman & Joo: And Now Mozart

Monday, October 19, 2015 at 7:30pm

In the tradition of Victor Borge and Dudley Moore, the uproarious piano-violin duo Igudesman & Joo have left audiences on both sides of the Atlantic laughing!  “And Now Mozart” gets you giggling as their classical comedy tears into Mozart and more! The DSO does not appear on this program.

 

Holidays with The von Trapps

Tuesday, December 15, 2015 at 7:30pm

Orchestra Hall comes alive…with the sound of music!  The von Trapps, the great-grandchildren of Maria and Captain von Trapp, are the world’s favorite singing family.  Be there for this concert of favorite family holiday harmonies from around the world as The von Trapps sing a few of your favorite things! The DSO does not appear on this program.

YOUNG PEOPLE’S FAMILY CONCERTS

Halloween Spooktacular featuring the Detroit Symphony Orchestra

Saturday, October 24, 2015 at 11 a.m. in Orchestra Hall

Michelle Merrill, conductor

Grab your favorite costume, join us for some symphonic tricks and treats and spooky surprises, and welcome Assistant Conductor Michelle Merrill as we begin another great YPFC season at the DSO! It’s guaranteed fun for the entire family!

 

Santa’s Little Helpers featuring the Detroit Symphony Youth Orchestra

December 12, 2015 at 11 a.m. in Orchestra Hall

Michelle Merrill, conductor

‘Tis the season for everyone’s favorite holiday music!  We’ll celebrate this magical season with selections from Tchaikovsky’s The Nutcracker, festive carols, a sing-a-long with the Detroit Children’s Choir, and a surprise visit from jolly Old Saint Nick!  It’s the most wonderful time of the year at the DSO! The Detroit Symphony Orchestra does not appear on this program.

 

Wild Wild West

Featuring Frank Oden’s “Cowboy Jamboree”

January 23, 2016 at 11 a.m. in Orchestra Hall

All aboard the DSO express, we’re headed on a tour of the American West! Poet and actor Frank Oden will join the DSO for this musical exploration to include great works by American composers John Williams, Aaron Copland and more!

 

Dr. Seuss’s The Sneetches

Music by Lorenzo Palomo, Text by Theodor Geisel (Dr. Seuss)

April 9, 2016 at 11 a.m. in Orchestra Hall

Michelle Merrill, conductor

Are you a Star-Belly Sneetch or a Plain-Belly Sneetch? This timeless favorite comes alive in this musical production of the Dr. Seuss Classic with a full orchestra, narrator, images projected above the stage and much more. It’s sure to be a hit with children of all ages!

 

TINY TOTS CONCERTS

Rock O’Ween with The Candy Band

October 24, 2015 at 10 a.m. in the Music Box

Our favorite metro Detroit moms return for a rockin’ good time! Children will love this concert of popular nursery rhyme songs set to a rock n’ roll beat. It’s sure to be jamming with action, audience participation, and fun! Don’t forget to wear your favorite Halloween costume!

 

Gratitude Steel Band’s Caribbean Christmas

December 12, 2015 at 10 a.m. in the Music Box

Pack your bags and get ready to head to the sunny Caribbean for a holiday concert with island flair. This rhythm-driven steel band will transport you to the tropics with their blend of steel drum classics, salsa, soca and contemporary music―you won’t be able to sit still through this upbeat performance!

 

Gemini Presents Good Mischief — A Musical Celebration for Children and Families

January 23, 2016 at 10 a.m. in the Music Box

Twin-brother musicians Sandor and Laszlo Slomovits feature rousing sing-alongs, hand motion tunes, and original, sparkling songs about the everyday experiences of childhood and growing up. Kids and adults will love this dynamic show

 

Sean Dobbins and Friends − Jazz Meets Dr. Seuss

April 9, 2016 at 10 a.m. in the Music Box

Back by popular demand! Sean Dobbins and friends return to the whimsical world of Dr. Seuss! There is fun to be done as we explore the rhyming and rhythm of Dr. Seuss through the world of jazz music.

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DSO CONCERTMASTER YOONSHIN SONG PERFORMS PROKOFIEV’S FIRST VIOLIN CONCERTO

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Robert Treviño leads the DSO in Stravinsky’s 1919 Suite from ‘The Firebird’

Detroit, (January 20, 2015) – The Detroit Symphony Orchestra’s (DSO) acclaimed concertmaster Yoonshin Song performs Prokofiev’s First Violin Concerto led by conductor Robert Treviño, making his DSO debut. Treviño will also lead the orchestra in performing Strauss’ Don Juan and one of Stravinsky’s most popular pieces, The Firebird suite of 1919. The Firebird! concerts will take place at Orchestra Hall on Fri., January 30 at 10:45 a.m. and Sat., January 31 at 8 p.m.

Preceding the Saturday performance in Orchestra Hall at 7 p.m., DSO Assistant Conductor Michelle Merrill will host a question and answer session with DSO Principal Cellist Wei Yu. Yu joined the DSO this month after performing in the cello section of the New York Philharmonic for the past eight years.

Firebird! will be webcast to a global audience via the DSO’s “Live from Orchestra Hall” series during the Saturday performance at 8 p.m. EST (GMT-5). Go to dso.org/live to view the concert from your computer or download the DSO to Go mobile app to view the concert from your mobile device anywhere in the world.

About Yoonshin Song

Acclaimed as “a wonderfully talented violinist… [whose] sound and technique go well beyond her years,” violinist Yoonshin Song, was born in South Korea where she began her musical studies at age five. Making her orchestral debut at age 11, she has since built a successful performing career throughout Korea, the United States and Europe. Song earned her Master’s degree and Graduate Diploma under the tutelage of Donald Weilerstein at the New England Conservatory and recently completed the Artist Diploma and Professional Study programs at Manhattan School of Music, where she studied with Robert Mann and Glenn Dicterow.

Winner of the Stradivarius International Violin Competition, Song earned many prestigious prizes throughout her career. Some highlights include prizes in the Young Concert Artists International Competition in New York, Lipizer International Violin Competition in Italy, Henry Marteau International Violin Competition in Germany, Wieniawski International Violin Competition in Poland and Ima Hogg International Competition in Houston. In her native South Korea, Song has won virtually all the major national competitions.

Song currently plays on a 1707 Vincenzo Rugeri violin on loan to her by a generous sponsor in Michigan.

About Robert Treviño

Robert Treviño burst into the international spotlight with unprecedented success at the Bolshoi Theater in December 2013, when he led a new production of Verdi’s Don Carlo substituting for Vasily Sinaisky. The enthusiastic audience and Russian press praised Treviño, a native of Fort Worth, Texas by saying “There has not been an American success of this magnitude in Moscow since Van Cliburn.”

In summer 2011, Treviño was selected by James Levine to be the Seiji Ozawa Conducting Fellow at the Tanglewood Music Festival, where he led Mark Morris’ production of Milhaud’s Trios Operas Minutes. Treviño has spent a month with the Helsinki Philharmonic as a Conductor-in-Residence, at the invitation of Music Director Leif Segerstam, assisting on the complete cycle of Sibelius symphonies. His mentors also include David Zinman, Michael Tilson Thomas and Louis Langree, with whom he has been working closely during his tenure as Associate Conductor of the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra. Last year Treviño became the Principal Conductor of the Shippensburg Music Festival.

Ticket Information

Tickets to Firebird! begin at $15 and may be purchased at dso.org, via the free DSO to Go mobile app, in-person at the Max M. Fisher Music Center Box Office (3711 Woodward Ave., Detroit), or by calling (313) 576-5111. For group discount information (10 people or more), please contact Chuck Dyer at (313) 576-5130 or cdyer@dso.org.

Performance

Firebird!

Fri., Jan. 30, 2015 at 10:45 a.m.

Sat,, Jan. 31, 2015 at 8 p.m.

Robert Treviño, conductor

Yoonshin Song, violin

STRAUSS

  Don Juan, Op. 20  
PROKOFIEV

  Violin Concerto No.1 in D major, Op.19

I. Andantino

II. Scherzo: Vivacissimo

III. Moderato

                        Yoonshin Song, violin

 
Intermission      
GUILLAUME CONNESSON

  Cosmic Trilogy

Aleph

   
STRAVINSKY

  Suite from The Firebird (1919 version)

I. Introduction and Dance of the Firebird

II. Dance of the Princesses

III. Infernal Dance of King Kastchei

IV. Berceuse

V. Finale

 

M-1 Rail Construction

Attendees can find up-to-date details about the best route to take to Orchestra Hall during construction of the M-1 Rail streetcar in Midtown at dso.org/m1 and m-1rail.com. Woodward will always remain open in Midtown throughout the construction period. Complete closures are restricted to the downtown section of the rail line. Work has commenced on the north bound track between Temple and Canfield streets, shifting traffic to the southbound side of Woodward. There is one north bound, one south bound and one turn lane open on this stretch. Coming in to Midtown, an extra 15 minutes for travel time is recommended, as well as using Cass Avenue, instead of Woodward Avenue when possible.

About The DSO

Hailed by The New York Times as “cutting edge,” the internationally acclaimed Detroit Symphony Orchestra, 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.  Acclaimed conductor, arranger, and trumpeter Jeff Tyzik serves as Principal Pops Conductor while celebrated trumpeter and composer Terence Blanchard holds the Fred A. and Barbara M. Erb Jazz Creative Director Chair. 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 within 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 the newly updated dso.org or download the free DSO to Go mobile app.

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