Civic Showcase

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Orchestra Hall
Thursday, March 6   7:15 PM  

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Concert Description

Join us in celebrating Charles Burke’s remarkable 15-year tenure with the Detroit Symphony Orchestra and the Civic Youth Ensembles program! The evening will begin in Orchestra Hall at 6:00 p.m. with a pre-concert presentation showcasing our Civic Chamber Ensembles. Maestro Burke’s final concert as conductor of the Civic Orchestra will contain some of his favorite selections, such as Mikhail Glinka’s Overture to Russlan and Ludmilla and Aaron Copland’s Appalachian Spring. Combined with the Civic Wind Ensemble’s breathtaking performance honoring American popular culture, this is a concert you will not want to miss!

Detroit Symphony Civic Wind Ensemble
Mandell L. and Madeleine H. Berman Foundation Ensemble Dr. Kenneth Thompson, conductor


SCOTT MCALLISTER Music from the Redneck Songbook II
ERIC WHITACRE Godzilla Eats Las Vegas!

Detroit Symphony Civic Orchestra
Charles Burke, conductor
Dr. Clyde and Mrs. Helen Wu Music Director Chair

GLINKA Overture to Russlan and Ludmilla
GWYNETH WALKER Blessings from the Children

Detroit Children’s Choir Concert Chorale Lauri Hogle, artistic director Dearborn Secondary Honors Choir Jennifer Pegouske, director

BACH/STOKOWSKI Sheep May Safely Graze, BWV 208
BACH/LUCK Jesu, Joy of Man’s Desiring, BWV 147
COPLAND Appalachian Spring