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Newsroom

    DSO SELECTS NEW ASSISTANT CONDUCTOR

    Published Tue, 21 Oct 2014 12:49:02

    Michelle Merrill to relocate from Jacksonville, conduct DSO in November DETROIT, (October 21, 2014) – Following a nationwide search, the Detroit Symphony Orchestra (DSO) has selected Michelle Merrill, 30, as Assistant Conductor. She will relocate to Detroit from Jacksonville, Fla. where she guest conducts the Jacksonville Symphony, in addition to her role as Assistant Conductor […]

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    TRUMPET SOLOIST HÅKAN HARDENBERGER JOINS THE DSO TO PERFORM TOBIAS BROSTRÖM’S EXCITING U.S. PREMIERE FEATURING LIVE ELECTRONICS

    Published Wed, 15 Oct 2014 14:17:49

    American Conductor James Gaffigan to lead Beethoven’s Fifth Symphony Detroit, (October 15, 2014) – Renowned trumpet soloist Håkan Hardenberger joins the Detroit Symphony Orchestra (DSO) on the exciting U.S. Premiere of Tobias Broström’s Lucernaris Concerto for Trumpet, Live Electronics and Orchestra. American Conductor James Gaffigan will also lead the orchestra in Beethoven’s immortal Fifth Symphony. […]

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    DSO TO EXPLORE DETROIT, NEW ORLEANS RENEWAL THROUGH CULTURAL EXCHANGE

    Published Tue, 07 Oct 2014 18:12:36

    Knight Arts Challenge grant supports summer jazz festival anchored by composition commemorating Hurricane Katrina DETROIT, (October 7, 2014) – In June 2015 the Detroit Symphony Orchestra (DSO) will stage a jazz festival exploring renewal in Detroit and New Orleans through performance and cultural exchange. The project is made possible in part by a grant from […]

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    GREAT AMERICAN PIANIST GARRICK OHLSSON JOINS DSO FOR RACHMANINOFF PIANO CONCERTO NO. 3

    Published Mon, 06 Oct 2014 15:55:32

    Detroit, (October 6, 2014) – The Detroit Symphony Orchestra (DSO) welcomes great American pianist Garrick Ohlsson, who will perform Rachmaninoff’s magnificent Third Piano Concerto. DSO Music Director Leonard Slatkin also leads the orchestra in performing two Detroit premieres with Michael Daugherty’s thrilling “Lost Vegas,” “a musical homage to the bygone days” of Sin City, plus […]

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    DSO KICKS OFF NEW SEASON WITH PROMOTION OF NINE STAFF MEMBERS

    Published Fri, 03 Oct 2014 13:21:06

    Detroit, (Oct. 3, 2014) – The Detroit Symphony Orchestra (DSO) began its 2014-15 season with the promotion of nine staff members to director and manager level-positions. The DSO’s overall staff headcount will remain the same, and  the total budget for staff costs within Blueprint: 2023, the DSO’s 10-year plan. “When we rolled out our 10 […]

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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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For Press Inquiries, please contact:

Gabrielle Poshadlo
Director of Communications and Media Relations
gposhadlo@dso.org | 313.576.5194

Asia Rapai
Public Relations Coordinator
arapai@dso.org | 313.576.5196