Leonard Slatkin, conductor
Nicolas Dautricourt, violin
MOZART Symphony No. 30
MENDELSSOHN Violin Concerto in E minor
RAVEL Le Tombeau de Couperin
GINASTERA Variaciones Concertantes
The DSO and Stuart Chafetz are joined by Cirque de la Symphonie! Aerial acrobats literally “drop” into Orchestra Hall with each gravity-defying feature choreographed to l…
Rossen Milanov, conductor
Stefan Jackiw, violin
MOZART Ballet Music from Idomeneo
PROKOFIEV Violin Concerto No. 2
BEETHOVEN Symphony No. 7
Chinese culture meet hip-hop electronica . . . Drawing its creative inspiration from the jazz bands of 1930s Shanghai, the Shanghai Restoration Project revives this exoti…
Sensational young Italian pianist, 2013 Van Cliburn Silver Medalist (and Audience Choice Award winner) Beatrice Rana makes her Detroit debut with Bartók's Third Piano Con…
Max Band Showcase
Douglas Bianchi, conductor
$15 — General Admission
$10 — Non-WSU Student
$7.50 — Friends of Music Members*
$5 — WSU Students an…
Tchaikovsky Festival String Serenade
Don’t miss this special Tchaikovsky Festival Preview as members of your Detroit Symphony Orchestra perform chamber works by Tchaik…
DSO concertmaster Yoonshin Song performs Prokofiev's First Violin Concerto, and Robert Treviño conducts orchestral favorites by Strauss and Stravinsky.
"A Conversation with Jazz Masters"
Mark Stryker, Moderator (Detroit Free Press arts reporter and music critic)
Terrence Blanchard (Fred A. and Barbara …
Detroit native Kenny Garrett has enjoyed a stellar career that has spanned more than 30 years. Garrett has always brought a vigorous yet melodic and truly distinctive alt…
Leonard Slatkin leads Copland's Hear Ye! Hear Ye! and Brahms' Fourth Symphony, and Anne Akiko Meyers performs the Detroit debut of Mason Bates' Violin Concerto.
Internationally renowned conductor Leonard Slatkin began his tenure as Music Director of the Detroit Symphony Orchestra in 2008. In addition, Maestro Slatkin is the Music Director of the Orchestre National de Lyon, a position he has held since 2011. He is highly regarded for his historic leadership of the Saint Louis Symphony Orchestra from 1979 to 1996 and his tenure as Music Director of the National Symphony Orchestra from 1996 to 2008. He has also served as Chief Conductor of the BBC Symphony Orchestra and held Principal Guest Conductor positions with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, the Los Angeles Philharmonic, the Philharmonia Orchestra and the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra.
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Starting her studies at age 4, Anne Akiko Meyers first performed with a local orchestra at the age of 7, then burst into prominence at age 11, when she twice performed on "The Tonight Show" with Johnny Carson and appeared with the Los Angeles Philharmonic. The following year she made her New York Philharmonic debut with Zubin Mehta conducting, and was soon performing throughout the United States, Japan, Australia and Europe. By the time her debut disc of the Barber and Bruch violin concertos with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra was released at age 18, she was recognized as one of the stars of her generation.Meyers was born in San Diego, California and grew up in Southern California. She studied with Alice and Eleonore Schoenfeld at the Colburn School of Performing Arts, Josef Gingold at Indiana University, and Felix Galimir, Masao Kawasaki and Dorothy DeLay at the Juilliard School. At age 23, she was awarded the prestigious Avery Fisher Career Grant, the only artist to be the sole recipient of this annual prize.