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Classical Roots

Artists

Damon Gupton, conductor

Christine Lamprea, cello

Program

Johnson/arr. Carter , Lift Every Voice and Sing

Jeffrey Mumford , of fields unfolding...echoing depths of resonant light

Terence Blanchard, Detroit 67 (World Premiere)

David Schiff , 4 Sisters: Concerto for Jazz Violin and Orchestra


The Detroit Symphony Orchestra will honor trumpeter, composer, and Fred A. & Barbara M. Erb Jazz Creative Chair Terence Blanchard and jazz violinist and MacArthur Fellow Regina Carter at the 39th annual Classical Roots Celebration.

Kazem Abdullah will conduct the program, which includes the world premiere of a yet-unnamed piece composed by Blanchard marking the 50th anniversary of Detroit’s tumultuous summer of 1967, as well as Jeffrey Mumford's cello concerto titled of fields unfolding…echoing depths of resonant light. Cellist Christine Lamprea, First Prize winner of the 2013 Sphinx Competition, joins the DSO as guest soloist for the cello concerto.

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Schedule

  • March 4 - 8:00 PM

    Classical Roots

    Artists

    Damon Gupton, conductor
    Christine Lamprea, cello

    Program

    Johnson/arr. Carter Lift Every Voice and Sing
    Jeffrey Mumford of fields unfolding...echoing depths of resonant light
    Terence BlanchardDetroit 67 (World Premiere)
    David Schiff 4 Sisters: Concerto for Jazz Violin and Orchestra

  • March 24 - 8:00 PM

    Branford Marsalis

    Artists

    Andrey Boreyko, conductor
    Branford Marsalis, alto saxophone

    Program

    Berlioz "Love Scene" from Romeo and Juliet
    Gabriel ProkofievSaxophone Concerto (DSO premiere)
    Prokofiev Suite from Romeo and Juliet
    TBD Works to Be Announced

  • April 8 - 8:00 PM

    Guitar Genius Sharon Isbin

    Artists

    Leonard Slatkin, conductor
    Sharon Isbin, guitar

    Program

    Vivaldi Concerto for Lute and Orchestra in D major, R. 93.
    Chris BrubeckAffinity: Concerto for Guitar and Orchestra
    Mahler (Cooke) Symphony No. 10

  • April 22 - 8:00 PM

    Symphonic Jazz

    Artists

    Leonard Slatkin, conductor
    Michel Camilo, piano

    Program

    Bach Orchestral Transcriptions
    Shostakovich Jazz Suite No. 1 (DSO premiere)
    Michel Camilo Concerto for Jazz Trio & Orchestra (world premiere)

  • April 27 - 10:30 AM

    #DSOLive Classroom Edition: Music and Movement

    Artists

    Michelle Merrill, conductor

    Program

  • May 7 - 3:00 PM

    The Defiant Requiem

    Artists

    Murry Sidlin, conductor
    Jennifer Check, soprano Ann McMahon Quintero, mezzo soprano Issachah Savage, tenor Nathan Stark, bass

    Program

    Verdi Requiem
    Defiant Requiem: Verdi at Terezín (DSO premiere)

  • May 13 - 8:00 PM

    Seductive Showpieces

    Artists

    Carlos Miguel Prieto, conductor
    Alexandra Soumm, violin

    Program

    Márquez Danzón No. 2
    Bernstein Serenade (after Plato's "Symposium")
    de Falla The Three-Cornered Hat
    Gimenez Intermezzo from La Boda de Luis Alonso

  • May 19 - 8:00 PM

    Beethoven's Ninth!

    Artists

    Leonard Slatkin, conductor
    Hila Plitmann, soprano Rachelle Durkin, soprano Abigail Nims, mezzo soprano Sean Panikkar, tenor Peixin Chen, bass

    Program

    John Corigliano Mr. Tambourine Man: Seven Poems of Bob Dylan (DSO premiere)
    Beethoven Symphony No. 9, "Choral"

  • May 27 - 8:00 PM

    Rachmaninoff Symphony No. 2

    Artists

    Cristian Macelaru, conductor
    James Ehnes, violin

    Program

    James Newton HowardViolin Concerto (DSO premiere)
    TBD Works to Be Announced
    Rachmaninoff Symphony No. 2

  • June 2 - 10:45 AM

    Tchaikovsky's Fifth

    Artists

    James Gaffigan, conductor
    Nicola Benedetti, violin

    Program

    Stravinsky Circus Polka
    Wynton MarsalisViolin Concerto (DSO premiere)
    Tchaikovsky Symphony No. 5