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Leonard Slatkin and guest artist Marina Piccinini will mesmerize audiences in DSO’s “The Enchanting Flute,” and young people’s concert “Pied Piper”

Concerts to feature DSO Premiere of Corigliano’s Pied Piper Fantasy

DETROIT, (Feb. 22, 2010) – The Detroit Symphony Orchestra (DSO), Music Director, Leonard Slatkin and internationally acclaimed guest flutist Marina Piccinini will welcome audiences of all ages to Orchestra Hall in The Enchanting Flute, and a special Macy’s Super Saturday featuring a Young People’s Concert titled The Pied Piper, conducted by Leonard Slatkin and featuring Piccinini on flute.  This Super Saturday will also incorporate The Henry Ford II Fund Tiny Tots Series: Strings and Drums: A New Kind of Family, performed by ensemble Musique Noire at 10 a.m. in The Music Box.


The Enchanting Flute performances take place at Orchestra Hall on Thu. Mar. 11 at 8 p.m.; Fri., Mar. 12 at 8 p.m.; and Sat., Mar. 13 at 8:30 p.m. and feature Leonard Bernstein’s dazzling Symphonic Dances from West Side Story, Samuel Barber’s Symphony No. 1 (continuing the DSO’s celebration of the 100th anniversary of the composer’s birth), and John Corigliano’s Pied Piper Fantasy.  The Macy’s Super Saturday performances take place on Sat., Mar. 13 at 10 a.m. (Tiny Tots concert) and 11 a.m. (Young People’s Concert.)


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Van Wezel Concert – Sarasota

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Heading Home

Last Concert Today in Miami!

Our week in FL is swiftly coming to a close. We are in Sarasota (it’s 6:30am as I write) now and will board our tour buses for the 4 hour trip to Miami at 9am. Estimated arrival is 1pm. Our concert is at 4pm in Miami. That means that between 1pm and 4pm, we must check-in at the hotel, have a quick rest, get to the concert hall, change into concert wardrobe, warm-up…and then play a concert at 4pm. Our job as professional musicians means that we will be ready and performing at top-notch by the downbeat of that 4pm concert, despite the quick turn-around from bus to concert stage.

I am so proud to be a member of this orchestra. We have played fabulous concerts all over FL this week. Our soloist, Sol Gabetta (cellist) has been playing beautifully for each performance. Leonard seems very happy with how the orchestra is sounding, and our audiences are greeting us very enthusiastically.

Thank you for reading my blogging from FL Tour, and thank you for your support of the DSO!

See you back at Orchestra Hall!

Caroline Coade, violist

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Post-Concert in Naples

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Palm Beach Daily News Review

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Kravis Review

South Florida Classical Review

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Off to Naples

Good morning,

This morning, the hotel lobby is buzzing with our musicians eating breakfast.  We load our buses for our trip to Naples at 12noon.  Some of us got up early and met in the lobby (the main lobby area is where our continental breakfast is served) for walking, biking…even motorcycle rides!  As I came in from my walk on the beach, I saw Sasha Mishnaevski (Principal Violist) preparing his motorcycle for the ride to Naples.  Sasha and Craig Rifel (bass) have rented the most incredible tricked-out Harleys for the tour and will be riding to our various tour stops.

What’s been fun about this first portion of our tour is that we’ve been in one hotel for 3 nights.  The orchestra is rested!  I’ve observed my colleagues enjoying their various hobbies…biking, golfing, tennis, walking, jogging, reading.  There are many talented photographers in our group, too…and they’ve been busy taking photo after photo of our tour and the lovely scenery here in FL.  A few of our colleagues are traveling with their babies, and that’s been fun to see “orchestra families” together.  I know also that there have been trips to the Norton Museum and to the various antique shops here.  We have made the most of our time here in West Palm.

Our concert last night here in West Palm was very well attended and Leonard acknowledged Mrs. Marjorie Fisher (who was in the audience with her daughter Julie and son-in-law Peter Cummings), our lead tour sponsor.  Mrs. Fisher was beaming with pride when I saw her…how proud she must be to see “her” orchestra on tour!

I know that I speak for my colleagues when I say that we are grateful to our patrons for their support, and grateful to our audience members for their support of the arts and Classical music.

Signing-off from West Palm…


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Pre and Post-Concert at Kravis

Photos by Angela Detlor

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On the Town

Interview with Leonard Slatkin on WKCP 89.7 FM, Classical South Florida.

Slatkin Interview.mp3

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