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Announcing the DSO’s 2018 William Davidson Neighborhood Series: subscriptions available now

William Davidson Neighborhood Concert Series bring DSO performances to 7 Metro Detroit venues; four-concert subscriptions start at $75

Detroit, (June 16, 2017) – The Detroit Symphony Orchestra’s (DSO) William Davidson Neighborhood Concert Series brings the superior artistry of the DSO beyond the walls of Orchestra Hall. The Series allows fans to experience the DSO, guest conductors, and special performers in West Bloomfield, Southfield, Beverly Hills, Plymouth, Bloomfield Hills, Grosse Pointe, and Clinton Township.

General admission subscriptions are now available for the 2018 William Davidson Neighborhood Concert Series. Four-concert packages are $75 for Southfield and West Bloomfield Township and $100 for Beverly Hills, Bloomfield Hills, Plymouth, Clinton Township, and Grosse Pointe. A donation of $25 or more to the DSO’s Annual Fund waives all subscription fees.

Subscriptions can be purchased online at dso.org/neighborhood, by phone at (313) 576-5111, or in-person at the Max M. and Marjorie S. Fisher Music Center Box Office (3711 Woodward Ave., Detroit).

Featuring repertoire from select Orchestra Hall concerts as well as selections prepared especially for the neighborhoods, the 2018 season marks the seventh year of the William Davidson Neighborhood Concert Series. Audiences will see Music Director Leonard Slatkin on the podium, during his final season as Music Director before taking on the role of Music Director Laureate, as well as Associate Conductor Michelle Merrill (Phillip and Lauren Fisher Community Ambassador).

Other season highlights include: Gábor Takács-Nagy conducting a program featuring Haydn’s Symphony No. 104, Beethoven’s Symphony No. 4, and Tchaikovsky’s “Variations on a Rococo Theme” with cellist Joshua Roman; a program titled “A Scandinavian State of Mind,” conducted by Alexander Prior, featuring music by Sibelius and Nielsen as well as Shostakovich’s Cello Concerto No. 1 with Swedish-Danish cellist Andreas Brantelid; and Speranza Scappucci conducting Mozart’s Sinfonia Concertante for Winds featuring DSO soloists on a program that also includes Rossini’s William Tell Overture and Schubert’s Overture in the Italian Style and Symphony No. 4. The season includes eight concert programs in total; see below or visit dso.org/neighborhood for a complete listing.

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 brings even more opportunities for Metro Detroiters to experience the DSO close to home.

Neighborhood Concert Series Dates & Locations:

A complete listing including conductors, featured musicians, and programs is also available at www.dso.org/neighborhood.

Southfield – Thursdays at 7:30 p.m.

  Congregation Shaarey Zedek

  27375 Bell Rd.

  Southfield, MI

West Bloomfield – Thursdays at 7:30 p.m.

  Berman Center for the Performing Arts

  6600 W. Maple Rd.

  West Bloomfield Township, MI

Clinton Township – Fridays at 8 p.m.

  Macomb Center for the Performing Arts

  44575 Garfield Rd.

  Clinton Township, MI

Plymouth – Fridays at 8 p.m.

  Our Lady of Good Counsel Catholic Church ­(February, May, and July concerts)

  47650 N. Territorial Road

  Plymouth, MI

  Plymouth First United Methodist Church (March concerts)

  45201 N. Territorial Road

  Plymouth, MI

Bloomfield Hills – Saturdays at 8 p.m.

  Kirk in the Hills Presbyterian Church

  1340 W. Long Lake Rd.

  Bloomfield Hills, MI

Grosse Pointe – Sundays at 3 p.m.

  Our Lady Star of the Sea

  467 Fairford Rd.

  Grosse Pointe Woods, MI

Beverly Hills – Sundays at 3 p.m.

  Seligman Performing Arts Center

  on the Detroit Country Day School campus

  22305 W. 13 Mile Rd.

  Beverly Hills, MI

Neighborhood Concert Series Programs:

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MOZART & BEETHOVEN

Thursday, January 11 at 7:30 p.m. in Southfield

Friday, January 12 at 8 p.m. in Clinton Township

Sunday, January 14 at 3 p.m. in Beverly Hills

Leonard Slatkin, conductor

Harmony Zhu, piano

FAURÉ

  Pelleas et Melisan de Suite, Op. 80

Beethoven

  Piano Concerto No. 2

  Harmony Zhu, piano

MOZART

  Symphony No. 41 in C major, “Jupiter”

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BEETHOVEN & TCHAIKOVSKY

Thursday, February 18 at 7:30 p.m. in West Bloomfield

Friday, February 19 at 8 p.m. in Plymouth (Our Lady of Good Counsel)

Saturday, February 20 at 8 p.m. in Bloomfield Hills

Sunday, February 21 at 3 p.m. in Grosse Pointe

Gábor Takács-Nagy, conductor

Joshua Roman, cello

HAYDN

  Symphony No. 104 in D major, “London”

TCHAIKOVSKY

  “Variations on a Rococo Theme”

  Joshua Roman, cello

BEETHOVEN

  Symphony No. 4 in B-flat major, Op. 60

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MOZART’S “PRAGUE” SYMPHONY

Thursday, March 8 at 7:30 p.m. in West Bloomfield

Friday, March 9 at 8 p.m. in Plymouth (Plymouth First United Methodist Church)

Saturday, March 10 at 8 p.m. in Bloomfield Hills

Sunday, March 11 at 3 p.m. in Grosse Pointe

Thomas Zehetmair, conductor/violin

BACH

  Violin Concerto No. 2 in E major

  Thomas Zehetmair, conductor/violin

REBEL

  Les Élémens

MOZART

  Minuet in C Major, K. 409

  Symphony No. 38 in D major, “Prague”

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A SCANDINAVIAN STATE OF MIND

Thursday, March 15 at 7:30 p.m. in Southfield

Friday, March 16 at 8 p.m. in Clinton Township

Sunday, March 18 at 3 p.m. in Beverly Hills

Alexander Prior, conductor

Andreas Brantelid, cello

SIBELIUS

  En Saga

SHOSTAKOVICH

  Cello Concerto No. 1

  Andreas Brantelid, cello

NIELSEN

  Symphony No. 2

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WILLIAM TELL & THE ITALIAN SCHUBERT

Thursday, May 10 at 7:30 p.m. in Southfield

Friday, May 11 at 8 p.m. in Clinton Township

Sunday, May 13 at 3 p.m. in Beverly Hills

Speranza Scappucci, conductor

Featuring DSO soloists; details to be announced

ROSSINI

  William Tell Overture

MOZART

  Sinfonia Concertante for Winds

SCHUBERT

  Overture in the Italian Style in D major

  Symphony No. 4

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PROKOFIEV’S 2ND VIOLIN CONCERTO

Thursday, May 17 at 7:30 p.m. in West Bloomfield

Friday, May 18 at 8 p.m. in Plymouth (Our Lady of Good Counsel)

Saturday, May 19 at 8 p.m. in Bloomfield Hills

Sunday, May 20 at 3 p.m. in Grosse Pointe

Eric Jacobsen, conductor

Alexi Kenney, violin

SIBELIUS

  Valse Triste

PROKOFIEV

  Violin Concerto No. 2

  Alexi Kenney, violin

SHOSTAKOVICH

  Chamber Symphony in C minor

JACBONSEN

  Ascending Bird

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BRAHMS & DVOŘĂK

Thursday, June 21 at 7:30 p.m. in Southfield

Friday, June 22 at 8 p.m. in Clinton Township

Sunday, June 24 at 3 p.m. in Beverly Hills

Christoph König, conductor

Veronika Eberle, violin

DVOŘĂK

  Violin Concerto in A minor, Op. 53

  Veronika Eberle, violin

BRAHMS

  Symphony No. 4 

Additional programming to be announced

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MENDELSSOHN’S FIRST

Thursday, July 19 at 7:30 p.m. in West Bloomfield

Friday, July 20 at 8 p.m. in Plymouth (Our Lady of Good Counsel)

Saturday, July 21 at 8 p.m. in Bloomfield Hills

Sunday, July 22 at 3 p.m. in Grosse Pointe

Michelle Merrill, conductor

Sarah Shafer, soprano

BRITTEN

  Les Illuminations

MENDELSSOHN

  Symphony No. 1

Additional programming to be announced

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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 Kid Rock. 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 now reaches tens of thousands of children with the new 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. For more information visit dso.org.

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