DSO will perform Rodgers & Hammerstein Broadway hits in concerts conducted by Daniel Meyer, April 28-30
Featuring soprano Lisa Vroman and tenor Brent Barrett
Detroit, (April 20, 2017) – The Detroit Symphony Orchestra (DSO) will be joined by soprano Lisa Vroman and tenor Brent Barrett for a concert program of Rodgers & Hammerstein Broadway classics: hits from Oklahoma!, The Sound of Music, South Pacific, and more. Daniel Meyer will conduct.
The performances will take place Friday, April 28 at 10:45 a.m. and 8 p.m., Saturday, April 29 at 8 p.m., and Sunday, April 30 at 3 p.m. at Orchestra Hall, within Midtown Detroit’s Max M. and Marjorie S. Fisher Music Center.
L-R: Conductor Daniel Meyer, soprano Lisa Vroman, and tenor Brent Barrett. Click here to view hi-res versions of these images.
About Daniel Meyer
As Music Director of the Asheville Symphony and Erie Philharmonic, conductor Daniel Meyer has reinvigorated both orchestras with his innovative programs, engaging presence, and keen musical intellect.
Meyer's eclectic and groundbreaking programs this season include works by David Diamond, György Ligeti, and Jennifer Higdon, in and amongst the masterworks of Beethoven, Stravinsky, and Tchaikovsky. In recent seasons he has frequently conducted the Rochester Philharmonic and the Pittsburgh Symphony, as well as guest engagements with the Indianapolis, Columbus, Phoenix, Eugene, Alabama, and Knoxville symphonies.
A native of Cleveland, Meyer Studied conducting at the Hochschule für Musik in Vienna as a Rotary Ambassadorial Scholar, and is a graduate of Denison University and the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music. He composed and conducted works for ensembles at both schools, including a Stabat Mater for soprano, chorus, and orchestra. At Boston University, Meyer received the Orchestral Conducting Honors Award. He also serves as Artistic Director of the Westmoreland Symphony and is the new Director of Orchestral Activities at Duquesne University.
About Lisa Vroman
From Broadway to classics, on stage and in concert, Lisa Vroman has established herself as one of America's most versatile voices. She has been regarded as a “musical and theatrical marvel” by the San Francisco Chronicle, as well as “one of American Musical Theater’s most beautiful voices” by acclaimed Broadway producer Sir Cameron Mackintosh.
Among her extensive repertoire, Vroman has starred on Broadway, in San Francisco, and in Los Angeles as Christine Daaé in The Phantom of the Opera. Her many roles include Rosalinda in Die Fledermaus, both Fantine and Cosette in Les Miserables, Rosabella in The Most Happy Fella, and more.
Vroman is a regular guest artist with the symphony orchestras of San Francisco, Cleveland, Hong Kong, Philadelphia, Seattle, Atlanta, and Detroit, as well as the Boston Pops, Philly Pops, and New York Pops.
About Brent Barrett
Brent Barrett has entertained millions of fans around the world from Broadway, the West End, concert halls, recording studios, and television. He currently is reprising his role as Billy Flynn in the Tony Award-winning hit CHICAGO-The Musical, for which he received a LA Drama Critics Award. He received an Olivier Award nomination for his starring role in the London premiere of the Tony Award-winning Broadway revival of Kiss Me, Kate. Additional New York performances include Maximillon in the Broadway revival of Candide and Tommy Albright in New York City Opera's production of Brigadoon.
Barrett has received critical acclaim as a soloist at Carnegie Hall, The Royal Albert and Royal Festival Halls in London, and with the Berlin Philharmonic, the Boston Pops, Minnesota Opera, Opera Pacific, Michigan Opera, Kentucky Opera, and the Birmingham Symphony. He is the founding member and producer of The Broadway Tenors and has appeared on several albums, including three solo records: The Alan Jay Lerner Album, The Kander and Ebb Album, and Christmas Mornings.
Tickets for Rodgers & Hammerstein begin at $19 and can be purchased at dso.org, by calling (313) 576-5111, or in person at the Max M. and Marjorie S. Fisher Music Center (3711 Woodward Avenue, Detroit).
Groups of 10 or more can save up to 30% on the price of a single ticket for most DSO concerts. For more information, contact Group Sales Manager Jim Sabatella at (313) 576-5130 or email@example.com.
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 ardent commitment to Detroit. As a community-supported orchestra, generous giving by individuals and institutions at all levels drives the continued success and growth of the institution. Esteemed conductor Leonard Slatkin, called “America’s Music Director” by the Los Angeles Times, became the DSO’s 12th Music Director, endowed by the Kresge Foundation, in 2008. 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. With growing attendance and unwavering philanthropic support from the Detroit community, the DSO’s performance schedule includes Classical, Pops, Jazz, Young People’s, and Neighborhood concerts, and collaborations with high profile artists from Steven Spielberg to Ben Folds and Lang Lang. The DSO recently announced its 2017 Asia Tour, the orchestra’s first-ever tour of China and their first of Japan in 19 years. 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, which also reaches tens of thousands of children with the Classroom Edition expansion. Making its home at historic Orchestra Hall within the Max M. and Marjorie S. Fisher Music Center, one of America’s most acoustically perfect concert halls, the DSO actively pursues a mission to embrace and inspire individuals, families, and communities through unsurpassed musical experiences.