A Symphony for Detroit. By Detroit. Leonard Slatkin leads the world premiere of Tod Machover's 'Symphony in D,' incorporating sounds of the city submitted by thousands of Detroiters over the past year! New principal cellist Wei Yu also makes his solo debut on Orchestra Hall stage with Dvořák's hauntingly beautiful Cello Concerto.
Symphony in D Participants
Marsha Music, storyteller
Robert Billings, Eudora Gentry, Thomas Sertima, Marge Roberts, residents from American House Senior Living Communities
Sarai Figgs, Tommysha Mealy, Vakharia Twilley, and Janiya Tinsley, 3rd graders from Detroit Achievement Academy
Dr. Tonya Matthews a.k.a. "JaHipster," President and CEO of Michigan Science Center
ADULT. feat. Nicola Kuperus and Adam Lee Miller (adultperiod.com)
Bryan Pope, electric guitar
Jonathan Muir-Cotton, electric bass
Efe Bes, african drummer
Matthew Calbert, Khalik White, Taquiyyah Williams, and Laila Hamilton, beatmakers from YouthVille Detroit
Learn more at SymphonyInD.com.
ConcerTalk (with Michelle Merrill, Tod Machover and others): Get the most out of each Classical concert with informal presentations in Orchestra Hall one hour before the performance begins. Enjoy special guests, lectures, or performances that illuminate the program and provide a behind-the-scenes look at the art of making music!