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Tchaikovsky's Fifth


James Gaffigan, conductor

Nicola Benedetti, violin


Stravinsky , Circus Polka

Wynton Marsalis, Violin Concerto (DSO premiere)

Tchaikovsky , Symphony No. 5

Having just performed its debut with the London Symphony Orchestra to critical acclaim, guest conductor James Gaffigan and violin sensation Nicola Benedetti present a new concerto by Jazz phenom Wynton Marsalis! The DSO's incredible 2016-17 Season then comes to a celebratory finale with Tchaikovsky's majestic Fifth Symphony.

ConcerTalk 6/1 at 6:30 PM & 6/3 at 7 PM: 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! This occasion will feature a talk with Lena Leson, an advanced student with the University of Michigan’s Gershwin Initiative.

Join the DSO and Assistant Conductor Michelle Merrill for this season's webcasts of the Educational Concert Series (ECS). ECS introduces schoolchildren to classical music with thematic concerts and accompanying teacher resource tools available to those who register to watch.

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