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DSO ANNUAL GIVING SURPASSES GOAL AT $17.4M

Published Fri, 26 Sep 2014 19:00:59

Individual giving increased from every constituency during fourth consecutive year of donor base growth DETROIT, (September 26, 2014) – The Detroit Symphony Orchestra (DSO) has surpassed its goal of $17 million for annual operational support with $17.4 million in individual, corporate and foundation gifts following the official close of the 2014 fiscal year on August […]

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DSO OPENS CLASSICAL SEASON WITH VIOLIN VIRTUOSO SARAH CHANG

Published Mon, 22 Sep 2014 15:18:33

New season kicks off with Maestro Slatkin’s 70th birthday celebrations, DSO’s Day of Service Detroit, (September 22, 2014) – The Detroit Symphony Orchestra (DSO) opens its classical season with the virtuosic American violinist Sarah Chang performing American composer Samuel Barber’s Violin Concerto. Conducted by DSO Music Director Leonard Slatkin, the program will feature William Bolcom’s […]

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ENTER TO WIN A CHANCE TO CONDUCT WITH MAESTRO SLATKIN AT DSO COMMUNITY CONCERTS PRESENTED BY DTE ENERGY FOUNDATION

Published Thu, 18 Sep 2014 18:13:57

Contest winners’ families receive free tickets to otherwise sold out community concerts  Detroit, (September 18, 2014) – The Detroit Symphony Orchestra (DSO) introduces a unique opportunity allowing one child to conduct at each of the four venues alongside DSO Music Director Leonard Slatkin at the upcoming DTE Energy Foundation Presents DSO in your Community concerts, […]

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DSO ADVANCES SENIOR STAFFER TO LEAD FUNDRAISING AND EXTERNAL AFFAIRS EFFORTS

Published Wed, 17 Sep 2014 18:34:03

DETROIT, (September 17, 2014) –The Detroit Symphony Orchestra (DSO) has promoted Scott Harrison to Vice President for Advancement & External Relations, a position tailored to his specific talents. His duties began last week. Harrison joined the DSO in 2010 as the senior director of patron engagement and loyalty programs. His primary responsibilities were redefining the […]

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DSO’S NEIGHBORHOOD CONCERT SERIES RECEIVES GENEROUS GRANT, NEW NAME IN HONOR OF WILLIAM DAVIDSON

Published Tue, 16 Sep 2014 13:52:03

DSO musicians to perform pop up concerts at community hubs throughout neighborhoods DETROIT, (September 16, 2014) – The Detroit Symphony Orchestra (DSO) has received a $3.75 million grant from the William Davidson Foundation in support of its popular Neighborhood Concert Series, which has experienced sold out concerts since its launch in 2011 with six metro Detroit […]

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DSO RECRUITS CAMPAIGN DIRECTOR TO LEAD ‘GENERATION DEFINING’ oneDSO ENDOWMENT INITIATIVE

Published Mon, 08 Sep 2014 17:05:52

DETROIT, (September 8, 2014) Following an 8-month, nationwide search, the Detroit Symphony Orchestra (DSO) has hired Julie Byczynski as its Campaign Director, who will lead the organization in a generation defining endowment campaign.  She began her duties this week, relocating from Ottawa where she served the National Arts Centre Foundation as their Associate Director of […]

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DSO’S POPS SEASON OPENS WITH ‘LET’S DANCE’ AND MAXCAST DURING DLECTRICITY

Published Thu, 04 Sep 2014 16:22:52

DETROIT, (September 4, 2014) – The Detroit Symphony Orchestra (DSO) will open its Pops season with “Let’s Dance” conducted by Jeff Tyzik featuring tango, tap and ballroom dancers who will electrify this celebration of the art of dance. The Pops opening weekend concert also marks the DSO’s return to DLECTRICITY through a MaxCast live video projection […]

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DSO KICKS OFF FRESH DETROIT SOUNDS @ THE MAX WITH LOCAL MUSICIANS

Published Thu, 28 Aug 2014 19:00:55

Patrons purchasing tickets to all four fall festival concerts receive free voucher to upcoming Mix @ The Max concert of their choosing DETROIT, (August 28, 2014) – The Detroit Symphony Orchestra (DSO) will present Fresh Detroit Sounds @ The Max this fall, a unique collection of concerts spotlighting new music performed by local artists. Three out […]

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DSO RECEIVES ANONYMOUS $250K MATCHING GIFT, 100% OF DSO STAFF CONTRIBUTES

Published Wed, 27 Aug 2014 13:37:09

Completion of match positions orchestra for second consecutive balanced budget DETROIT, (August 27, 2014) – A week prior to the end of the 2014 fiscal year (August 31), the Detroit Symphony Orchestra (DSO) has received an anonymous $250,000 matching gift, which will match dollar for dollar all gifts received by noon on Tuesday, Sept. 2. The […]

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ORCHESTRA HALL SINGLE TICKETS ON SALE NOW

Published Mon, 18 Aug 2014 14:09:48

Previous subscription sales result in many sold-out sections DETROIT, (August 18, 2013) – The Detroit Symphony Orchestra (DSO) has announced that single tickets for all Orchestra Hall concerts in the 2014-15 season go on sale today beginning with online and box office sales at 9 a.m. This includes Classical, Pops and Paradise Jazz Series; Civic Youth […]

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DSO’S NEW SLEEK WEBSITE ADVANCES DIGITAL ACCESSIBILITY

Published Mon, 11 Aug 2014 14:08:37

Redesign focuses on customized user experience and simplified navigation DETROIT, (August 11, 2014) – The most accessible orchestra on the planet just got easier to connect with online. The Detroit Symphony Orchestra (DSO) announced the launch of its newly redesigned website, with an elegant web presence and user-friendly experience. DSO’s various members will now have a […]

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DSO, DPTV RING IN 2015 WITH TELEVISED NYE CONCERT, GALA

Published Tue, 29 Jul 2014 14:00:18

Jazz trumpet legend Byron Stripling, organist Bobby Floyd to join orchestra for evening of jazz standards, classical favorites DETROIT, (July 29, 2014) – For the first time in its 127-year history, the Detroit Symphony Orchestra (DSO) will ring in 2015 with a televised black tie New Year extravaganza at the Max M. Fisher Music Center […]

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DSO’S CIVIC JAZZ ORCHESTRA TO PERFORM NATIONAL ANTHEM AT TIGERS GAME

Published Wed, 16 Jul 2014 14:04:19

DETROIT, (July 16, 2014) – The Detroit Symphony Orchestra’s (DSO) Civic Jazz Orchestra has been selected  to perform the National Anthem at the Tigers game Sunday, July 20 at 1 p.m. Civic Jazz Orchestra Director Kris Johnson, a local prominent performer, composer, arranger and educator, has been chosen to throw the first pitch. Johnson tours […]

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DSO ANNOUNCES FOURTH NEIGHBORHOOD SEASON IN EIGHT METRO DETROIT VENUES

Published Mon, 14 Jul 2014 14:50:57

Subscriptions start at only $75 for four concerts in your back yard Grosse Pointe series moves to new venue DETROIT, (July 14, 2014) – As of 11 a.m. today, subscriptions are on sale for the Detroit Symphony Orchestra (DSO) Neighborhood Concert Series in Beverly Hills, Bloomfield Hills, Canton, Dearborn, Grosse Pointe, Macomb, Southfield and West Bloomfield […]

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VENUES ANNOUNCED FOR FREE DSO COMMUNITY CONCERTS PRESENTED BY DTE ENERGY FOUNDATION

Published Tue, 08 Jul 2014 14:55:52

Tickets available now for performances in Brighton, Detroit, Garden City and Lake Orion in October Detroit, (July 8, 2014) – Following a review of 15 compelling finalists, four venues have been selected for free Detroit Symphony Orchestra (DSO) concerts in October. The 5-person panel considered dozens of letters of support from community members, hundreds of […]

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DSO’S PRINCIPAL TRUMPET TO STAR IN FOUR NEIGHBORHOOD CONCERTS

Published Tue, 08 Jul 2014 14:26:58

DETROIT, (July 8, 2014) – The Detroit Symphony Orchestra’s (DSO) Principal Trumpet Hunter Eberly will star in four neighborhood performances of one of his personal favorites, Telemann’s Trumpet Concerto. For Mozart & Schubert, Guest Conductor Christopher Warren-Green will lead the orchestra in Rossini’s Overture to L’italiana in Algeri, Mozart’s Divertimento and Schubert’s Symphony No. 5. […]

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DSO PERFORMS NEIGHBORHOOD CONCERT AT PEASE’S 100TH ANNIVERSARY

Published Tue, 24 Jun 2014 15:26:41

DETROIT, (June 24, 2014) –  In celebration of Eastern Michigan University’s 100th anniversary of Pease Auditorium, the Detroit Symphony Orchestra will perform a concert featuring acclaimed American conductor JoAnn Falletta and famed clarinetist David Krakauer. “Clarinet Extraordinaire” Krakauer will perform George Tsontakis’ Anasa: Concerto for Clarinet. The concert opens with Debussy’s Petite Suite and closes […]

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DSO RETURNS TO GREENFIELD VILLAGE FOR 22nd ANNUAL SALUTE TO AMERICA CONCERTS

Published Tue, 17 Jun 2014 17:48:21

United States Army Field Band and Soldiers’ Chorus to join the orchestra onstage DETROIT, (June 17, 2014) – The Detroit Symphony Orchestra (DSO) will return to Greenfield Village at The Henry Ford for the 22nd Annual Salute to America concerts, a classic family friendly Independence Day celebration. Four nights of performances led by special guest […]

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DSO FILLS TWO PRINCIPAL POSITIONS IN ONE WEEKEND

Published Thu, 05 Jun 2014 17:39:40

DETROIT, (June 5, 2014) – Following its Season Finale on Saturday, the Detroit Symphony Orchestra (DSO) invited two new musicians to fill principal positions within the orchestra, ending a successful hiring season with a total of eight new additions to the DSO roster. Ralph Skiano, 34, currently Principal Clarinet of the Richmond Symphony, has been […]

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DSO BUCKS NATIONAL TREND WITH THIRD CONSECUTIVE SEASON OF SUBSCRIPTION GROWTH

Published Mon, 02 Jun 2014 15:22:57

DETROIT (June 2, 2014) – While reported national trends reveal waning orchestra subscription rates and a greater reliance on single ticket sales, the Detroit Symphony Orchestra (DSO) finished its 2013-14 season this weekend with its third consecutive year of subscription growth across all product lines. Subscription levels—the number of subscription units sold—rose across all five […]

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NOMINATE YOUR COMMUNITY VENUE TO RECEIVE A FREE DSO CONCERT

Published Tue, 27 May 2014 15:00:41

DTE Energy Foundation to once again bring DSO to communities across Southeast Michigan Detroit, (May 27, 2014) – The DTE Energy Foundation’s generous support will once again bring the Detroit Symphony Orchestra (DSO) out into the community for a free series of concerts this fall, conducted by Music Director Leonard Slatkin. Where will the concerts […]

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LEONARD SLATKIN EXTENDS FRENCH COMMITMENT

Published Fri, 23 May 2014 09:30:14

Conductor signs contract extension with Orchestre National de Lyon (DETROIT, May 23, 2014) — The Orchestre National de Lyon (ONL) announced at a press conference today that Leonard Slatkin has signed a three-year extension to his contract as music director, committing to the Orchestra through the 2016-2017 season. Slatkin also maintains his current music directorship […]

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DSO CLOSES CLASSICAL SEASON WITH MAHLER’S THIRD SYMPHONY

Published Wed, 14 May 2014 17:47:52

DETROIT, (May 14, 2014) – The Detroit Symphony Orchestra’s (DSO) classical season will come to a close with two performances of Mahler’s Third Symphony, the composer’s allegory of summer. Music Director Leonard Slatkin will lead the orchestra, mezzo-soprano Elizabeth Bishop, the UMS Choral Union, and the Michigan State University Children’s Choir in this masterful work. […]

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SUPERSTAR VIOLINIST JOSHUA BELL PERFORMS WITH THE DETROIT SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA

Published Tue, 06 May 2014 19:00:53

PRESENTED BY THE OAKLAND UNIVERSITY CREDIT UNION AT MEADOW BROOK MUSIC FESTIVAL 50th ANNIVERSARY CONCERT JULY 24 TICKETS ON SALE MAY 10 AUBURN HILLS, Mich. – Superstar violinist Joshua Bell will perform with the Detroit Symphony Orchestra (DSO) in its long-anticipated return to Meadow Brook Music Festival presented by the Oakland University Credit Union on […]

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COMMUNITY SUPPORT MONTH TAKES DSO TO 8 MILE, WEST DETROIT

Published Mon, 05 May 2014 15:10:00

Performances at TruTV’s American Jewelry and Loan, Community Church of Christ brings music to under served communities (DETROIT, May 5, 2014) — The Detroit Symphony Orchestra will go “Hard Core” this Community Support Month, which will wrap with a bassoon quartet performance at American Jewelry & Loan (star of TruTV’s “Hard Core Pawn”) on Saturday, […]

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GRAMMY WINNING PIANIST YEFIM BRONFMAN JOINS DSO FOR BEETHOVEN PIANO CONCERTO NO. 3

Published Thu, 01 May 2014 19:19:21

DETROIT, (May 1, 2014) – Grammy Award winning pianist Yefim “Fima” Bronfman joins conductor Leonard Slatkin and the DSO for Bronfman Plays Beethoven featuring Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No. 3 in C minor. The program opens with Krzysztof Penderecki’s Jacob’s Awakening and closes with Copland’s iconic Appalachian Spring. The concerts will take place on Friday May […]

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TICKETS NOW ON SALE FOR DSO SUMMER SEASON

Published Mon, 28 Apr 2014 13:00:18

 MEADOW BROOK APPEARANCE COMMEMORATES 50TH ANNIVERSARY OF DSO’S FIRST PERFORMANCE AT VENUE  DSO RETURNS TO METROPARK AFTER 4 YEARS  SUMMER 2014 TO INCLUDE FIREWORKS AT SALUTE TO AMERICA, FORD HOUSE (DETROIT, April 28, 2014) — Tickets are now on sale for the Detroit Symphony Orchestra’s (DSO) summer season, which will include the orchestra’s first appearance […]

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DSO CELEBRATES AMERICA AND SALUTES VETERANS WITH PATRIOTIC POPS

Published Thu, 24 Apr 2014 18:30:29

DETROIT, (April 24, 2014) – Just in time for Memorial Day, DSO Principal Pops Conductor Jeff Tyzik will lead the orchestra in a very special tribute to our veterans. Enjoy all of your favorite red, white and blue melodies from the Star Spangled Banner to Yankee Doodle, as you’ve never heard them before. The concerts […]

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LOUIS LORTIE TO PERFORM CHOPIN PIANO CONCERTO NO. 1 WITH DSO

Published Thu, 17 Apr 2014 18:01:43

DETROIT, (April 17, 2014) – Led by conductor Thierry Fischer, French-Canadian pianist Louis Lortie will join the Detroit Symphony Orchestra (DSO) in performing Chopin’s Piano Concerto No. 1, a piece first performed in the composer’s native Poland shortly before he moved to Paris. Coupled with Debussy’s Prelude to Afternoon of the Faun and and selections […]

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PIANIST EDDIE PALMIERI AND HIS LATIN JAZZ BAND CAP OFF 2013-14 PARADISE JAZZ SERIES

Published Wed, 16 Apr 2014 18:51:32

DETROIT, (April 16, 2014) – Best known for his ability to blend the rhythms of his Puerto Rican heritage with the jazz influences Thelonious Monk and McCoy Tyner, nine-time Grammy Award winner Eddie Palmieri is one of the most exciting and renowned Latin pianists and bandleaders of his time. With an extraordinary musical career that […]

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AUGUSTIN HADELICH MAKES DSO DEBUT WITH BEETHOVEN VIOLIN CONCERTO

Published Thu, 10 Apr 2014 17:53:07

DETROIT, (April 10, 2014) – Acclaimed German violinist Augustin Hadelich will make his Detroit Symphony Orchestra (DSO) debut in April, performing the Beethoven Violin Concerto. Colorado Symphony Music Director Andrew Litton will conduct the performances, which will also include Prokofiev’s Symphony No. 6. The concerts will take place on Thursday April 24 at 7:30 p.m. […]

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SOLD OUT YO-YO MA, DETROIT SYMPHONY CONCERT TO BE WEBCAST WORLDWIDE

Published Tue, 08 Apr 2014 17:27:57

DETROIT, (April 8, 2014) – The Detroit Symphony Orchestra’s (DSO) one-night-only concert with Yo-Yo Ma on Wednesday, April 9 at 7:30 p.m. has sold out, but audiences can catch the performance from anywhere with a special Live From Orchestra Hall worldwide webcast event. View the concert FREE by logging on to dso.org/live, downloading the DSO […]

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ACURA/ELS PRESENTS ‘THE BEN FOLDS ORCHESTRAL EXPERIENCE—FEATURING HIS NEW PIANO CONCERTO & HIS POP HITS’ COMING TO DSO OCTOBER 15, TICKETS ON SALE TODAY

Published Mon, 07 Apr 2014 15:56:07

DETROIT, (April 7, 2014) — Multi-platinum selling singer-songwriter Ben Folds will feature a high-energy performance of his new piano concerto, along with orchestral arrangements of many of his pop hits, on October 15 at 7:30 p.m. with the Detroit Symphony Orchestra (DSO) at Orchestra Hall. Tickets, ranging from $30-$100, are on sale TODAY at dso.org, […]

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YO-YO MA and DAMIAN WOETZEL VISIT SPAIN ELEMENTARY-MIDDLE SCHOOL FOR AN ‘ARTS STRIKE’

Published Fri, 04 Apr 2014 15:38:09

The Aspen Institute partners with Detroit Symphony Orchestra and Detroit Public Schools to host Visiting Artists from Around the World and Highlight the Importance of Arts Education DETROIT, (April 4, 2014) – On Thursday, April 10, legendary cellist Yo-Yo Ma and former New York City Ballet Principal Dancer and Director of the Aspen Institute Arts […]

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APRIL IS DSO STUDENT APPRECIATION MONTH: STUDENTS OF ANY AGE ELIGIBLE TO RECEIVE FREE TICKETS, DISCOUNTS

Published Wed, 02 Apr 2014 13:46:30

(DETROIT, April 2, 2014)—During the month of April, the DSO will celebrate its student audience with Student Appreciation Month. All DSO Soundcard members and their friends will be extended additional offers and benefits, as outlined below. Any student, of any age is eligible to purchase a Soundcard, the DSO’s all-access student pass. Purchase the card […]

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DSO PRESENTS WARNER BROS.’ BUGS BUNNY AT THE SYMPHONY II

Published Mon, 31 Mar 2014 17:35:51

Conducted by Erik Ochsner, favorite Looney Tunes play on the big screen as DSO performs score DETROIT, (March 31, 2014) – This month, “Bugs Bunny at the Symphony II” will celebrate the world’s most beloved Looney Tunes and their legendary stars projected on the big screen — Bugs Bunny, Daffy Duck, Elmer Fudd, Pepe Le […]

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SARAH KIRKLAND SNIDER NAMED 7TH ANNUAL WINNER OF ELAINE LEBENBOM MEMORIAL AWARD FOR FEMALE COMPOSERS

Published Fri, 28 Mar 2014 18:41:29

2012 winning composition debuts this weekend DETROIT, (March 28, 2014) –Sarah Kirkland Snider has been awarded the seventh annual Elaine Lebenbom Memorial Award for Female Composers from the Detroit Symphony Orchestra (DSO). Snider, who was chosen from applicants worldwide, will compose a new work that will be given its premiere in the 2015-16 season. In […]

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DSO WEBCAST SERIES BECOMES FIRST IN NATION WITH ROBOTIC CAMERA TECHNOLOGY

Published Tue, 25 Mar 2014 17:02:45

Next webcast premieres Friday, March 28 on dso.org/live, pbs.org, 98.7WFMT DETROIT, (March 25, 2014) – The Detroit Symphony Orchestra’s (DSO) Live From Orchestra Hall series of live HD webcasts debuted a new state-of-the-art robotic camera production system during Saturday’s webcast of Jean-Yves Thibaudet performing the DSO premiere of James MacMillan’s Piano Concerto No. 3, making […]

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GRAMMY-WINNER MCCOY TYNER COMES TO THE DSO

Published Fri, 21 Mar 2014 15:05:10

DETROIT, (March 21, 2014) – NEA Jazz Master and celebrated pianist McCoy Tyner, who now carries the torch as the only surviving member of the legendary John Coltrane Quartet, is “still playing fierce, uncompromising, and delightful music,” exclaims JazzTimes magazine critic. His sophisticated chords and explosively percussive left hand have become one of the most […]

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DETROIT SYMPHONY GALA DINNER TO HONOR DAN GILBERT AND MATT CULLEN

Published Mon, 17 Mar 2014 16:21:55

EVENT AIMS TO RAISE $1M+ DETROIT, (March 17, 2014) – On Saturday, June 14, 2014, the Detroit Symphony Orchestra (DSO) will honor Detroit luminaries Dan Gilbert and Matt Cullen at the fourth annual Heroes Gala Dinner, aiming to raise more than $1 million for the DSO. The dinner and dancing will take place immediately following […]

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MIX @ THE MAX PRESENTS INPROV PIANO TRIPLE-THREAT ‘HAMMER & KEY’

Published Fri, 14 Mar 2014 12:00:24

DETROIT, (March 14, 2014) – On Wednesday, March 26 at 7 p.m. the incredibly popular Mix @ The Max series, presented by the Detroit Symphony Orchestra (DSO) and WDET 101.9 FM will continue with Hammer & Key, featuring three grand pianos, and three piano improv masters to bring them to life. No sheet music, no […]

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MATTHEW B. LESTER APPOINTED DSO CHAIRMAN OF TRUSTEES

Published Thu, 13 Mar 2014 14:58:22

DETROIT, (March 13, 2014) – The Detroit Symphony Orchestra’s (DSO) Chairman of the Board of Directors Phillip Wm. Fisher recently announced the appointment of Matthew B. Lester as the next chair of the DSO’s Board of Trustees. He succeeds Michael J. Keegan, Senior Vice President of Human Resources and Corporate Sustainability Officer at Chrysler Group […]

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LEON FLEISHER RETURNS TO DETROIT; DSO PERFORMS WORLD PREMIERE OF WORK BY MICHIGAN COMPOSER

Published Tue, 11 Mar 2014 11:45:51

DETROIT, (March 12, 2014) – The Detroit Symphony Orchestra (DSO) welcomes pianist Leon Fleisher to Orchestra Hall to perform one of his signature works, Ravel’s Left Hand Piano Concerto. Leonard Slatkin also leads the DSO in Shostakovich’s Symphony No. 10 and the world premiere of Zodiac Tales, a work by Ann Arbor-based composer and University […]

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DSO MUSICIANS STAR IN ‘ORCHESTRA SOLOS’ CONCERTS

Published Mon, 10 Mar 2014 11:13:15

Contact: Gabrielle Poshadlo; (313) 576-5194; gposhadlo@dso.org FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE DSO MUSICIANS STAR IN ‘ORCHESTRA SOLOS’ CONCERTS DETROIT, (March 10, 2014) – Eight Detroit Symphony Orchestra musicians take center stage in the ‘Orchestra Solos’ concerts on Thursday March 27, 2014 at 7:30 p.m.; Friday March 28, 2014 at 8 p.m.; and Saturday March 29, 2014 at […]

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MARCH 8 DSO LIVE WEBCAST CANCELLED

Published Fri, 07 Mar 2014 20:51:08

On-demand highlights from past Classical Roots performances to air from March 8-March 22 DETROIT, (March 7, 2014) – Due to unforeseen circumstances, the Detroit Symphony Orchestra’s live Classical Roots webcast scheduled for Saturday, March 8 at 8 p.m. has been cancelled, thought the concert will proceed as planned. In its place, we will offer our […]

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DSO PERFORMS SCHEHERAZADE, MUSIC OF THE OLYMPIC ICE DANCING GOLD MEDALISTS

Published Wed, 05 Mar 2014 04:27:23

Contact: Gabrielle Poshadlo; (313) 576-5194; gposhadlo@dso.org FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE DSO PERFORMS SCHEHERAZADE, MUSIC OF THE OLYMPIC ICE DANCING GOLD MEDALISTS DETROIT, (February 18, 2014) – Join the DSO as we celebrate team USA with Scheherazade! This concert will feature the same music that ice dancers Meryl Davis and Charlie White, from the University of Michigan, […]

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LEONARD SLATKIN: TIGERS OR CARDS?

Published Mon, 03 Mar 2014 12:30:09

DSO ENSEMBLE PLAYS NATIONAL ANTHEM AT SPRING TRAINING DETROIT, (March 3, 2014) – Detroit Symphony Orchestra (DSO) Music Director Leonard Slatkin will take a DSO brass ensemble out to the ball game on Monday afternoon, when both of his home teams will face off at Spring Training in Lakeland, Fla. Before the Tigers and the […]

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JOHN WILLIAMS AND STEVEN SPIELBERG JOIN WITH DETROIT SYMPHONY FOR SPECIAL BENEFIT CONCERT

Published Tue, 25 Feb 2014 14:29:09

DETROIT, (February 25, 2014) – On Saturday, June 14, Oscar-winning composer John Williams and legendary director Steven Spielberg will join the Detroit Symphony Orchestra (DSO) for a one-night-only gala benefit concert for the orchestra. Tickets to this special concert appearance will be available starting April 14. Both artists are donating their services for this extraordinary […]

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PBS, DPTV & DETROIT SYMPHONY LAUNCH ‘DSO ON DEMAND’ FOR U.S. AUDIENCES

Published Thu, 20 Feb 2014 15:20:12

Partnership to include multi-platform distribution of on-demand webcasts DETROIT, (February 20, 2014) – PBS, Detroit Public Television (DPTV) and the Detroit Symphony Orchestra (DSO) continue their groundbreaking commitment to expanding digital access to symphonic music with the launch of “DSO on Demand,” an eight-week series featuring favorite performances from the DSO’s “Live from Orchestra Hall” […]

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DSO POSTS THIRD CONSECUTIVE YEAR OF SUBSCRIPTION GROWTH

Published Tue, 18 Feb 2014 19:01:41

DETROIT (February 18, 2013) – As the 2013 subscription sales campaign winds down, the Detroit Symphony Orchestra (DSO) confirmed today that its subscription base has grown significantly for the third consecutive year, posting a 23.2 percent increase in subscriptions sold and a 16.9 percent increase in subscription revenue since 2012. With a subscription base of […]

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DSO TO PERFORM MUSIC OF THE ‘MAD MEN’ ERA

Published Mon, 17 Feb 2014 15:02:11

Contact: Gabrielle Poshadlo; (313) 576-5194; gposhadlo@dso.org FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE DSO TO PERFORM MUSIC OF THE ‘MAD MEN’ ERA DETROIT, (February 10, 2014) – Light up a Lucky and pour yourself a highball. It’s cocktail hour at Orchestra Hall as Conductor Steven Reineke leads the Detroit Symphony Orchestra (DSO) in the top 40s of the early […]

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TERENCE BLANCHARD RETURNS TO ORCHESTRA HALL STAGE WITH RAVI COLTRANE, LIONEL LOUEKE

Published Mon, 17 Feb 2014 14:59:31

Contact: Gabrielle Poshadlo; (313) 576-5194; gposhadlo@dso.org FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE TERENCE BLANCHARD RETURNS TO ORCHESTRA HALL STAGE WITH RAVI COLTRANE, LIONEL LOUEKE   DETROIT, (February 11, 2014) – Grammy-winning trumpeterTerence Blanchard, Detroit Symphony Orchestra (DSO) Fred A. and Barbara M. Erb Creative Director Chair, will return to the stage at Orchestra Hall with his quintet plus […]

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PBS, DPTV & DETROIT SYMPHONY TEAM UP TO PUT ‘LIVE FROM ORCHESTRA HALL’ PERFORMANCES ON NATIONAL STAGE

Published Thu, 13 Feb 2014 19:31:16

Partnership to include multi-platform distribution of live webcasts and curated collection of encore presentations DETROIT, (February 13, 2014) – Thanks to an innovative partnership between PBS.org, Detroit Public Television (DPTV) and Detroit Symphony Orchestra (DSO), music from the Woodward corridor will have a larger stage than ever. The DSO’s “Live From Orchestra Hall” series of […]

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INMAN NAMED TO DSO MANAGEMENT COMMITTEE

Published Wed, 12 Feb 2014 20:48:13

DETROIT, (Feb. 12, 2014) – The Detroit Symphony Orchestra (DSO) is pleased to announce the appointment of Nicki Inman as Senior Director of Patron Development & Engagement – a critical role in the DSO’s industry-leading, patron-minded approach aimed at anticipating the changing needs of patrons at every stage of their relationship with the organization; To […]

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FIVE-TIME GRAMMY WINNING TRUMPETERTERENCE BLANCHARD RETURNS FOR ADDITIONAL SEASON AS DSO JAZZ CREATIVE DIRECTOR, SCHEDULES ALL-STAR LINEUP OF JAZZ MASTERS

Published Tue, 11 Feb 2014 14:05:06

DETROIT, (February 11, 2014) — 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. He’s programmed an all-star 2014-15 Paradise Jazz Series season beginning with the virtuosic vocalist Dianne Reeves, followed by appearances by the legendary Count Basie Orchestra, […]

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DSO PERFORMS FREE FLORIDA SEND-OFF CONCERT

Published Mon, 10 Feb 2014 21:33:08

DETROIT, (February 10, 2014) – Just days before the Detroit Symphony Orchestra (DSO) embarks on an eight-day tour of South Florida, the orchestra will perform a FREE send-off and Patron Appreciation Concert on Tuesday, Feb. 18 at 7:30 p.m. Bid the DSO bon voyage simply by reserving a complimentary ticket at dso.org. Young American conductor […]

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KATHLEEN BATTLE STARS IN 36TH ANNUAL DSO ‘CLASSICAL ROOTS’ CELEBRATION

Published Tue, 04 Feb 2014 18:45:49

Classical Roots festivities extend to community through Underground Railroad chamber performances, education outreach, composer workshop DETROIT, (Feb. 4, 2014) – World-renowned soprano Kathleen Battle will bring her Underground Railroad program of African American spirituals to Detroit, headlining the 36th Annual Detroit Symphony Orchestra (DSO) Classical Roots Celebration and concert. Joined by the Brazeal Dennard Chorale, […]

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HANS GRAF RETURNS TO LEAD DSO IN DVOŘÁK, BENJAMIN SCHMID PERFORMS KORNGOLD VIOLIN CONCERTO

Published Mon, 03 Feb 2014 16:51:34

Contact: Gabrielle Poshadlo; (313) 576-5194; gposhadlo@dso.org FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE   HANS GRAF RETURNS TO LEAD DSO IN DVOŘÁK, BENJAMIN SCHMID PERFORMS KORNGOLD VIOLIN CONCERTO   Concerts take place in Dearborn, Southfield and Detroit   DETROIT, (January 24, 2014) – The Detroit Symphony Orchestra (DSO) welcomes back world-renowned conductor Hans Graf to lead the performances of […]

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DSO, JEFF TYZIK PRESENT CENTURY OF BROADWAY

Published Thu, 30 Jan 2014 20:48:56

Contact: Gabrielle Poshadlo; (313) 576-5194; gposhadlo@dso.org FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE DSO, JEFF TYZIK PRESENT CENTURY OF BROADWAY   DETROIT, (January 30, 2014) – The Detroit Symphony Orchestra (DSO) takes you on a nostalgic ride with A Century of Broadway. Principal Pops Conductor Jeff Tyzik is your host for a century of showstoppers with the DSO. Songs […]

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MILES DAVIS CELEBRATION STARS DSO ERB JAZZ CREATIVE DIRECTOR TERENCE BLANCHARD

Published Thu, 30 Jan 2014 20:08:31

Contact: Gabrielle Poshadlo; (313) 576-5194; gposhadlo@dso.org FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE MILES DAVIS CELEBRATION STARS DSO ERB JAZZ CREATIVE DIRECTOR TERENCE BLANCHARD   DETROIT, (January 30, 2013) – Conductor Vince Mendoza will lead an all-star jazz orchestra in the original Gil Evans arrangements of jazz classics in the Midwest premiere of Miles Davis & Gil Evans: Still […]

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DETROIT SYMPHONY ANNOUNCES 2014-15 SEASON LINEUP

Published Sun, 26 Jan 2014 05:00:48

Music Director Leonard Slatkin celebrates the Concerto in America, launches annual Winter Music Festival, Tchaikovsky Festival (#Tchaikfest) DSO Principal Pops Conductor Jeff Tyzik programs season celebrating the classics across all genres Absolutely no ticket price increases across all series DETROIT, (January 26, 2014) – The Detroit Symphony Orchestra (DSO) announced programming today for its 2014-15 […]

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DSO TO PERFORM GRIPPING CARMINA BURANA

Published Wed, 22 Jan 2014 17:07:29

DETROIT, (January 23, 2014) – The Detroit Symphony Orchestra (DSO) will evoke songs of medieval times with four performances of Orff’s legendary Carmina Burana. Music Director Leonard Slatkin, along with soprano Kiera Duffy, tenor Robert Baker, and baritone Hugh Russell, will lead the orchestra in Orff’s symphonic interpretation of 24 poems dating back to the […]

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LOVE IS IN THE AIR WITH DSO VALENTINES CONCERTS

Published Wed, 22 Jan 2014 16:27:11

DETROIT, (January 23, 2014) – The Detroit Symphony Orchestra (DSO) brings Russian Romanticism to life with the music of Sergei Rachmaninoff, during Valentine’s Day weekend with Ravishing Rachmaninoff. The concerts, led by conductor Giancarlo Guerrero, will take place on Thursday, February 13 at 7:30 p.m; Friday, February 14 at 10:45 a.m. and 8 p.m; and […]

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DETROIT SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA MUSICIANS, DETROIT SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA, INC. RATIFY NEW, THREE-YEAR CONTRACT AGREEMENT

Published Wed, 15 Jan 2014 23:00:44

Early, collaborative talks earn unprecedented resolution 8 months prior to expiration of current contract DETROIT, (January 15, 2014) – The Detroit Symphony Orchestra (DSO) and its musicians announced the ratification of a new contract today, nearly eight months prior to the current contract’s expiration on Aug. 31, 2014. The new agreement resulted from a remarkably […]

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MIX @ THE MAX HOSTS LIVE CHAMBER MUSIC YOGA CLASS, TANGO BANDONEON

Published Thu, 26 Dec 2013 15:00:17

DETROIT, (December 26, 2013) – The incredibly popular Mix @ The Max series, presented by the Detroit Symphony Orchestra (DSO) and WDET 101.9 FM, continues in January with two presentations each taking place in the intimate Music Box space at the Max M. Fisher Music Center. On Tuesday, January 14 at 7 p.m. featured artist […]

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DSO HOLIDAY CONCERTS SET BOX OFFICE RECORD

Published Mon, 23 Dec 2013 18:22:15

DETROIT, (December 23, 2013) – With box office revenues exceeding $425,000 and more than 10,000 tickets sold, this weekend’s “Home for the Holidays” concerts featuring the Detroit Symphony Orchestra (DSO) set the box office record for the annual concert event. The previous record was set last year with over $365,000 in revenue and 8,657 tickets […]

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TAKE A ‘STAIRWAY TO HEAVEN’ WITH THE DSO’S LED ZEPPELIN REVIVAL CONCERT

Published Fri, 20 Dec 2013 16:30:12

DETROIT, (December 20, 2013) – The Detroit Symphony Orchestra (DSO) will show a “Whole Lotta Love” for the golden age of rock ‘n’ roll with A Tribute to Led Zeppelin on Friday, January 17 at 8 p.m. and Saturday, January 18 at 8 p.m. at Orchestra Hall. Accompanied by a full rock band, this headbanging […]

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VIOLIN SUPER STAR HILARY HAHN RETURNS TO ORCHESTRA HALL

Published Thu, 19 Dec 2013 15:16:25

DETROIT, (December 19, 2013) – The Detroit Symphony Orchestra (DSO) welcomes back two-time Grammy Award-winning violinist Hilary Hahn with a performance of Nielsen’s Concerto for Violin and Orchestra, led by DSO Music Director Leonard Slatkin on Friday, January 24 at 10:45 a.m.; Saturday, January 25 at 8 p.m.; and Sunday, January 26 at 3 p.m. […]

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DSO TO RECEIVE GRANT FROM THE LEAGUE OF AMERICAN ORCHESTRAS TO HELP FUND ITS PARTNERSHIP WITH CHILDREN’S HOSPITAL

Published Wed, 18 Dec 2013 15:52:26

Three-Year, Getty Education and Community Investment Grants Program Now in Its Second Year New York, NY (Dec. 18, 2013) – The Detroit Symphony Orchestra (DSO) is one of just 23 American orchestras selected by the League of American Orchestras to receive a 2013-14 Getty Education and Community Investment Grant. The grant was awarded to develop […]

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2013 ANNUAL MEETING: DSO ACHIEVES FIRST BALANCED BUDGET SINCE 2007

Published Thu, 12 Dec 2013 20:45:55

Subscriptions up for every concert product; Increased annual fundraising and donor base DETROIT, (December 12, 2013) – At today’s annual meeting of the Governing Members, the Detroit Symphony Orchestra (DSO) announced that Fiscal Year 2013 achieved the first balanced budget since 2007.  Fiscal Year 2013 represents the 2012-13 season, concluding on August 31, 2013. This […]

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DETROIT MAYOR ELECT MIKE DUGGAN TO MAKE DETROIT SYMPHONY OCHESTRA ANNUAL MEETING KEYNOTE

Published Wed, 04 Dec 2013 19:00:50

DETROIT, (December 4, 2013) – Just a month following the election, Detroit Mayor-elect Mike Duggan will give the keynote address at the Detroit Symphony Orchestra (DSO) 2013 Annual Meeting on Thursday, Dec. 12 in The Music Box at the Max M. Fisher Music Center (3711 Woodward Ave.). “There is not a cosmopolitan city in the […]

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EXPERIENCE THE MAGIC OF THE HOLIDAYS AT THE DSO

Published Thu, 21 Nov 2013 14:25:39

DETROIT, (November 21, 2013) – Let the Detroit Symphony Orchestra (DSO) be your home for the holidays with a month of spectacular holiday concerts. With their angelic voices, the Vienna Boys Choir will perform on Monday, December 2 at 7:30 p.m. On Friday, December 6 at 8 p.m. and Saturday, December 7 at 1 p.m. […]

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DSO AND GUEST CONDUCTOR MEI-ANN CHEN PRESENT MUSIC OF MOZART AND MENDELSSOHN

Published Wed, 20 Nov 2013 15:30:07

Pianist Marc-André Hamelin stars in Mozart’s Piano Concerto No. 17 DETROIT, (November 20, 2013) – Dynamic female conductor Mei-Ann Chen, Music Director of the Memphis Symphony and Chicago Sinfonietta, will lead the Detroit Symphony Orchestra (DSO) in two concerts celebrating the music of Mozart and Mendelssohn on Thursday, December 12 at 7:30 p.m. and Friday, […]

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PATTI AUSTIN PAYS HOMAGE TO JAZZ LEGENDS AT ORCHESTRA HALL

Published Thu, 14 Nov 2013 20:18:57

DETROIT, (November 14, 2013) – Let Patti Austin’s sultry voice warm you this cold holiday season as the Detroit Symphony Orchestra’s (DSO) Paradise Jazz Series presents Patti Austin’s Swinging Christmas: A Tribute to Ella and Duke. The matinee performance, held on Sunday, December 8 at 4 p.m. will also feature pianist Michael Ricchuiti, bassist Richard […]

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DSO CLOSES OFFICE FOR FIRST ANNUAL DAY OF SERVICE

Published Wed, 13 Nov 2013 17:45:44

Musicians, Board, Governing Members, Volunteer Council and Staff celebrate Community Support Month by giving back (DETROIT, November 13, 2013) — On the afternoon of November 15, the Max M. Fisher Music Center will be closed for the First Annual Detroit Symphony Orchestra Day of Service. DSO Musicians, Board and Staff will spend the afternoon serving […]

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DSO PREMIERES OF MASON BATES’ VIOLIN CONCERTO, COPLAND’S HEAR YE! HEAR YE!

Published Wed, 13 Nov 2013 16:00:06

DETROIT, (November 13, 2013) – Detroit Symphony Orchestra (DSO) Music Director Leonard Slatkin will return from Lyon to conduct the DSO Premieres of Copland’s Hear Ye! Hear Ye! and Mason Bates’ Violin Concerto, starring American violinist Anne Akiko Meyers. The performances, which also include Brahms’ Symphony No. 4, will take place on Friday, December 6 […]

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DETROIT SYMPHONY HEADED ON 2014 TOUR OF SOUTHERN FLORIDA WITH $400,000 GRANT FROM GM FOUNDATION

Published Tue, 12 Nov 2013 13:31:40

Tour with Olga Kern and Hilary Hahn takes DSO to West Palm Beach, Miami, Vero Beach, Sarasota and Naples February 25-March 4 Detroit, (November 12, 2013) – The Detroit Symphony Orchestra (DSO) is headed south for the winter thanks to a $400,000 grant from the GM Foundation. The Orchestra, led by Music Director Leonard Slatkin, […]

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DSO PRESENTS WORLD PREMIERE OF DAVID DEL TREDICI’S ONLY OPERA, DUM DEE TWEEDLE

Published Fri, 08 Nov 2013 20:33:40

December 1 performance to be webcast to a worldwide audience DETROIT, (November 8, 2013) – The Detroit Symphony Orchestra (DSO) will present the World Premiere of composer and Pulitzer Prize winner David Del Tredici’s Dum Dee Tweedle, a setting of Lewis Carroll’s Through the Looking Glass on Saturday, Nov. 30 at 8 p.m. and Sunday, […]

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MIX @ THE MAX FEATURES SPEAKEASY MUSIC AND SELF-RECORDING CELLIST

Published Wed, 06 Nov 2013 18:22:01

DETROIT, (November 6, 2013) – After a sold-out performance by teenage pianist Conrad Tao kicked off the current season of Mix @ The Max, the Detroit Symphony Orchestra (DSO) and WDET 101.9 FM have announced the next two programs in the series taking place in the intimate Music Box space at the Max M. Fisher […]

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SINGLE TICKETS ON SALE FOR DSO NEIGHBORHOOD CONCERTS, CHAMBER RECITALS

Published Mon, 04 Nov 2013 19:41:01

Neighborhood subscribers receive free admission to chamber recitals Detroit, (November 4, 2013) – Single tickets are now available for the Detroit Symphony Orchestra’s (DSO) Neighborhood Concert Series and Chamber Recitals. Due to high demand, many neighborhood venues nearly sell out on subscription alone. Purchasing tickets early is recommended. Neighborhood Concert Series subscribers receive free admission […]

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DSO FAMILY CONCERTS EXPLORES CLASSICAL MUSIC IN UNEXPECTED PLACES

Published Fri, 01 Nov 2013 15:45:50

Macy’s Super Saturday features performances by the DSO and Sean Dobbins and Friends DETROIT, (November 1, 2013) – Pop culture exposes us all to classical music in ways we’ve never thought of, and the Detroit Symphony Orchestra (DSO) will present two concerts for children on Saturday, November 23, exploring music in our everyday lives as […]

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ELLIS HALL BRINGS SPIRIT OF RAY CHARLES TO ORCHESTRA HALL

Published Thu, 31 Oct 2013 16:24:18

DETROIT, (October 31, 2013) – In a tribute to Motown’s biggest stars, the Detroit Symphony Orchestra (DSO) will host Ellis Hall is Ray Charles, a Pop Series program conducted by DSO Principal Pops Conductor Jeff Tyzik featuring hits by Ray Charles, Stevie Wonder and Marvin Gaye. While performing in 2001, vocalist Ellis Hall was approached […]

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DSO ASSISTANT CONDUCTOR TEDDY ABRAMS SELECTED AS LOUISVILLE ORCHESTRA MUSIC DIRECTOR

Published Mon, 28 Oct 2013 18:15:22

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MAESTRO RAFAEL FRÜHBECK DE BURGOS RETURNS TO CONDUCT HUNGARIAN DSO PROGRAM

Published Thu, 24 Oct 2013 19:28:26

DETROIT, (October 24, 2013) – Renowned Spanish conductor Rafael Frühbeck de Burgos will lead the Detroit Symphony Orchestra (DSO) in a program honoring Hungarian masters of composition. On Friday, November 15 at 10:45 a.m., Saturday, November 16 at 8 p.m.; and Sunday, November 17 at 3 p.m., the orchestra will perform Franz Liszt’s Les Preludes […]

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DSO PRESENTS NORTH AMERICAN PREMIERE OF ‘CYBORG,’ FEATURING ORCHESTRA MEMBERS’ CELL PHONES, VOICES

Published Thu, 17 Oct 2013 16:39:11

DETROIT (October 17, 2013) – The Detroit Symphony Orchestra (DSO) will give the American Premiere of Cyborg by abstract Spanish composer Ferran Cruixent next month, a rare performance of a piece by this composer in the United States. Cyborg is meant to explore the idea that in the age of computers, cell phones and technological […]

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DSO REMEMBERS THE GOLDEN AGE OF HOLLYWOOD WITH TRIBUTE TO FRED ASTAIRE AND GINGER ROGERS

Published Mon, 14 Oct 2013 17:29:16

DETROIT (October 14, 2013) – The Detroit Symphony Orchestra (DSO) brings the glitz and glamor of old Hollywood with performances of Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers classics from the 1930’s era. The world’s most famous dancing duo will be celebrated in “Fred & Ginger: Dancing and Romancing”, with performances by Kirby Ward and Joan Hess, […]

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DSO LANDS TOP FUNDRAISING TALENT

Published Fri, 11 Oct 2013 17:57:58

DETROIT, (October 11, 2013) – On the heels of its most successful fundraising campaign in its history, the DSO has recruited three individuals to join its pacesetting fundraising team. Stephan Bobalik has been named Director of Institutional Partnerships; Jessica Langlois, Campaign Director; and Jessica Luther, Campaign Associate. All three report to the Senior Director of […]

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DSO PRESENTS FRIGHTENING ALL HALLOW’S EVE PERFORMANCE OF TIM BURTON FILM SCORES

Published Fri, 11 Oct 2013 17:53:52

DETROIT (October 11, 2013) – This Halloween season, join the Detroit Symphony Orchestra (DSO) for a thrilling evening performance of music composed by Grammy and BMI Film & Television award winner Danny Elfman, who has created scores for iconic films such as Batman (starring Michael Keaton) and The Nightmare Before Christmas. Elfman is best known […]

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DSO FUNDRAISING UP 43 PERCENT AS 2012-13 CAMPAIGN CONCLUDES

Published Tue, 08 Oct 2013 14:47:38

Annual fundraising for operations tops $18.9 million, donor base doubles DETROIT, (October 8, 2013) – The Detroit Symphony Orchestra (DSO) announced today that its 2013 Annual Fund campaign set a record-breaking pace by raising more than $18.9 million in the fiscal year ending August 31, 2013. This represents a 43 percent increase compared with the […]

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DSO PRESENTS SPOOKY MORNING OF MYSTERY, MUSIC AND FUN

Published Fri, 04 Oct 2013 19:19:04

Macy’s Super Saturday features performances by the DSO and Candy Band DETROIT (October 4, 2013) – The Detroit Symphony Orchestra (DSO) will host a day of family-friendly thrills and chills on Saturday, October 26 with two concerts geared toward your little boys and ghouls. With Halloween lurking around the corner, the ghosts of Orchestra Hall […]

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DSO CELEBRATES BENJAMIN BRITTEN’S CENTENNIAL WITH A PERFORMANCE OF HIS PIANO CONCERTO

Published Thu, 03 Oct 2013 11:08:34

DETROIT, (October 3, 2013) – The Detroit Symphony Orchestra (DSO) will be honoring the 100th anniversary of English conductor and composer Benjamin Britten’s birth with a performance of his Piano Concerto featuring British pianist Benjamin Grosvenor, with DSO Assistant Conductor Teddy Abrams conducting. Three performances, taking place on Friday, October 25 at 10:45 a.m.; Saturday, […]

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RELIVE HOLLYWOOD’S MOST MEMORABLE FILMS WITH DSO PERFORMANCE OF JOHN WILLIAMS FAVORITES

Published Tue, 01 Oct 2013 12:56:28

DETROIT, (October 1, 2013) – The Detroit Symphony Orchestra (DSO) will create a little movie magic onstage at Orchestra Hall, with a tribute to the music of John Williams, who is best known for his film scores and ceremonial music. Williams has composed music and has served as music director for nearly 80 films including […]

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LEGENDARY SAXOPHONIST COMES TO DETROIT TO KICK OFF PARADISE JAZZ SERIES

Published Fri, 27 Sep 2013 16:49:43

DETROIT (September 27, 2013) – What do Miles Davis, Sting, the Grateful Dead and “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno” all have in common? One extraordinarily talented and award-winning jazz musician: Branford Marsalis. The Detroit Symphony Orchestra (DSO) Paradise Jazz Series season will open with An Evening with Branford Marsalis featuring the Branford Marsalis Quartet […]

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TEENAGE PIANO PRODIGY CONRAD TAO TO PERFORM BEETHOVEN

Published Fri, 20 Sep 2013 13:35:13

DETROIT, (September 20, 2013) – Chinese-American piano prodigy Conrad Tao will join the Detroit Symphony Orchestra (DSO) performing Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No. 1 in C major. Conducted by DSO Music Director Leonard Slatkin, the performances will take place on Thursday, October 10 at 7:30 p.m.; Friday, October 11 at 10:45 a.m.; and Saturday, October 12 […]

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MIX @ THE MAX RETURNS WITH CONRAD TAO

Published Mon, 16 Sep 2013 18:55:24

DSO partners with WDET to present innovative concert series DETROIT, (September 16, 2013) – The Detroit Symphony Orchestra (DSO) and WDET 101.9 FM have partnered up to  present a new season of Mix @ The Max, an inspired concert-series meant to explore all corners of the classical genre and push the limits of its public […]

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DSO PROMOTES 12 STAFF MEMBERS

Published Fri, 13 Sep 2013 18:41:33

Veteran executive announces her retirement as Chief Operating Officer Detroit, (September 13, 2013) – The Detroit Symphony Orchestra (DSO) announced today the promotion of 12 members of its team. Originally announced at a staff-wide meeting by DSO President and CEO Anne Parsons last week, the reorganization comes following the decision of Patricia Walker, veteran DSO […]

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DSO OPENS CLASSICAL SEASON WITH WORLD PREMIERE BY MICHIGAN COMPOSER

Published Thu, 12 Sep 2013 14:07:38

DETROIT, (September 12, 2013) – The Detroit Symphony Orchestra (DSO) will open its classical season with a World Premiere of Ann Arbor-based composer Bright Sheng’s Violin Concerto, Let Fly. World-renowned violinist Gil Shaham will perform the piece, with DSO Music Director Leonard Slatkin conducting. Three performances, taking place on Friday, October 4 at 8 p.m.; […]

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CHINESE PIANO SENSATION LANG LANG TO APPEAR WITH DSO ONE NIGHT ONLY

Published Fri, 06 Sep 2013 17:29:56

Performance to include global artist’s first live webcast with an American orchestra DETROIT, (September 6, 2013) – Chinese piano master Lang Lang will join the Detroit Symphony Orchestra (DSO) for a special one-night-only performance of Sergei Prokofiev’s Piano Concerto No. 3 in C major on Saturday, September 29 at 8 p.m. at Orchestra Hall. DSO […]

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DSO RELEASES PROGRAMMING FOR FREE COMMUNITY CONCERTS PRESENTED BY DTE ENERGY FOUNDATION

Published Thu, 05 Sep 2013 18:25:28

Tickets still available at Greater Grace Temple only Detroit, (September 5, 2013) –The Detroit Symphony Orchestra (DSO) announced its programming today for a series of four FREE concerts this fall at the following locations: Lakeview High School in St. Clair Shores, Greater Grace Temple in Detroit, Heinz C. Prechter Educational and Performing Arts Center in […]

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