<August 2017>


DSO returns to Metro Detroit neighborhoods for concerts featuring conductor and violinist Andrés Cárdenes

Program includes music by Boccherini, Bach, and Haydn

Detroit, (June 5, 2017) – The Detroit Symphony Orchestra’s (DSO) 2017 William Davidson Neighborhood Series continues next week with four performances of Boccherini’s Symphony No. 25, Bach’s Brandenburg Concerto No. 5, and Haydn’s Symphony No. 101, “The Clock.”

The concerts will be conducted by Andrés Cárdenes, who will also be featured violin soloist on the Bach concerto.

The performances will take place Thursday, June 15 at 7:30 p.m. in West Bloomfield (at the Berman Center for the Performing Arts), Friday, June 16 at 8 p.m. in Plymouth (at Plymouth First United Methodist Church), Saturday, June 17 at 8 p.m. in Bloomfield Hills (at Kirk in the Hills Presbyterian Church), and Sunday, June 18 at 3 p.m. in Grosse Pointe (at Our Lady Star of the Sea).

Please note: the venue in Plymouth has changed. Previous Neighborhood concerts in Plymouth have taken place at Our Lady of Good Counsel Catholic Church, but due to a scheduling conflict this concert will take place at Plymouth First United Methodist Church, 45201 N Territorial Rd, Plymouth, MI 48170.

The William Davidson Neighborhood Concert Series is made possible by a generous grant from the William Davidson Foundation and the support of WRCJ 90.9 FM. Renamed in 2014 in honor of philanthropist William Davidson, the William Davidson Neighborhood Concert Series allows Metro Detroiters to experience the DSO close to home.


Conductor/violinist Andrés Cárdenes. Click here to view a hi-res version of this image.

About Andrés Cárdenes

Recognized worldwide as a musical phenomenon, Grammy-nominated Andrés Cárdenes has garnered acclaim from critics and audiences alike for his compelling performances as a violinist, violist, concertmaster, chamber musician, conductor, and recording artist.

Since capturing Second Prize in the 1982 Tchaikovsky International Violin Competition in Moscow, Cárdenes has appeared as a soloist on four continents with over 100 orchestras, including the Philadelphia Orchestra, Pittsburgh Symphony, Los Angeles Philharmonic, Moscow Philharmonic, Dallas Symphony Orchestra, Sinfonica Nacional de Caracas, and more. As an ambassador for music of our time, Cárdenes has commissioned and premiered over 70 works by American, Turkish, and Latin American composers such as David Stock, Erberk Eriylmaz, Leonardo Balada, and Ricardo Lorenz.

Cárdenes began formal conducting studies at age 15 with Thor Johnson, former Music Director of Cincinnati Symphony. In 2006, the Pittsburgh Symphony signed Cárdenes to a five-year contract to conduct the orchestra in subscription concerts each year. In addition to his appearances with the Pittsburgh Symphony, Cárdenes has conducted orchestras across the globe: Munich Radio Orchestra, Sacramento Philharmonic, St. Petersburg (Russia) Chamber Orchestra, San Diego Symphony, Fundacíon Beethoven Philharmonic (Santiago, Chile), OFUNAM Orchestra of Mexico City, and others. He is currently Music Director of Orchestral Studies and Conductor of the Carnegie Mellon University Philharmonic.

A Cultural Ambassador for UNICEF from 1980-1991 and an indefatigable spokesperson for the arts, Cárdenes has received numerous awards for his teaching, performances, recordings and humanitarian efforts, most notably from the Mexican Red Cross and the cities of Los Angeles and Shanghai.

Ticket Information

Tickets for Bach & Haydn are $25 for adults and $10 for children and students, and can be purchased online at dso.org/neighborhood.

Tickets can also be purchased by calling (313) 576-5111 or in-person at the Max M. & Marjorie S. Fisher Music Center Box Office (3711 Woodward Ave., Detroit).

Please note: tickets will not be sold online past 8 p.m. the night prior to each performance, but will still be available for purchase at each venue on the days of the concerts.

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 jsabatella@dso.org.


Bach & Haydn 

Andrés Cárdenes, conductor and violin

Thursday, June 15 at 7:30 p.m. at The Berman Center for the Performing Arts (West Bloomfield, MI)

Friday, June 16 at 8 p.m. at Plymouth First United Methodist Church (Plymouth, MI)

Saturday, June 17 at 8 p.m. at Kirk in the Hills Presbyterian Church (Bloomfield Hills, MI)

Sunday, June 18 at 3 p.m. at Our Lady Star of the Sea (Grosse Pointe, MI)


  Symphony No. 25 in A, Op. 37 No. 4, G. 518

  Allegro spiritoso



  Allegro ma non presto


  Brandenburg Concerto No. 5 in D major, BWV 1050




  Andrés Cárdenes, violin

  Sharon Sparrow, flute

  Keun-A Lee, harpsichord


  Symphony No. 101 in D major, "The Clock"

  Adagio - Presto


  Menuet:  Allegretto


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. In July 2017, the DSO will embark on its first international tour in 16 years, making its debut in China and first visit to 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.


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