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…
Legendary violinist Gil Shaham opens the 2013-14 Classical season with the world premiere of Bright Sheng's concerto for violin, "Let Fly."
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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Gil Shaham was born in Champaign-Urbana, Illinois, in 1971. He moved with his parents to Israel, where he began violin studies with Samuel Bernstein of the Rubin Academy of Music at the age of seven, receiving annual scholarships from the America-Israel Cultural Foundation. In 1981, while studying with Haim Taub in Jerusalem, he made debuts with the Jerusalem Symphony and the Israel Philharmonic. That same year he began his studies with Dorothy DeLay and Jens Ellerman at Aspen. In 1982, after taking first prize in Israel’s Claremont Competition, he became a scholarship student at Juilliard, where he worked with DeLay and Hyo Kang. He also studied at Columbia University.Shaham was awarded an Avery Fisher Career Grant in 1990, and in 2008 he received the coveted Avery Fisher Award. He plays the 1699 “Countess Polignac” Stradivarius. Shaham lives in New York City with his wife, violinist Adele Anthony, and their three children.