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League Conference Concert

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Orchestra Hall (map)
Tuesday, June 6, 2017 – 7:30 PM
This program will be live webcast Tuesday, June 6
at 7:30 pm EDT (GMT-4) on dso.org/live.
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Concert Description

To celebrate the launch of the League of American Orchestras' 75th anniversary and its 2017 national conference in Detroit, Music Director Leonard Slatkin conducts the DSO in an engaging program to include Bertolt Brecht and Kurt Weill’s thrilling, satirical Seven Deadly Sins with multifaceted vocalist and Detroit resident Shara Nova. This 20th century theatrical masterpiece is presented alongside several exciting contemporary works: Mohammed Fairouz’s Pax universalis, dedicated to children who have fallen victim to global conflict; former DSO Lebenbom Award winner Sarah Kirkland Snider’s Something for the Dark; Michigan native Jonathan Bailey Holland’s “Equality” (featuring the poetry of Dr. Maya Angelou); and Mason Bates’ homage to Detroit Techno “Warehouse Medicine” from The B-Sides. The concert kicks off with a special performance by the Detroit Symphony Youth Orchestra (DSYO) conducted by Oriol Sans.

Artists
Detroit Symphony Orchestra
Leonard Slatkin, conductor
Shara Nova, vocalist
Hudson Shad, vocal quartet
Dr. Tonya Matthews, narrator

Detroit Symphony Youth Orchestra
Oriol Sans, conductor
Joshua McClendon, cello

Program
KEVIN PUTS Hymn to the Sun (DSYO)
ELGAR Cello Concerto (DSYO)
Intermission
SAMUEL BARBER Adagio for Strings
MOHAMMED FAIROUZ Pax universalis
WEILL The Seven Deadly sins, Ballet Chante
JONATHAN BAILEY HOLLAND "Equality" Text by Dr. Maya Angelou (Used by permission of Caged Bird Legacy, LLC)
SARAH KIRKLAND SNIDER Something for the Dark
MASON BATES "Warehouse Medicine" from The B-Sides: Five Pieces for Orchestra & Electronica