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Announcing the DSO's 2019 William Davidson Neighborhood Concert Series: Subscriptions available now

William Davidson Neighborhood Concert Series bring DSO performances to 7 Metro Detroit venues; four-concert subscriptions start at $100

Detroit, (June 20, 2018) – On Monday, the Detroit Symphony Orchestra (DSO) announced its 2019 William Davidson Neighborhood Concert Series. From January through July 2019, the series will bring the superior artistry of the DSO beyond the walls of Orchestra Hall, allowing fans to experience the orchestra, guest conductors, and guest soloists in West Bloomfield, Southfield, Beverly Hills, Plymouth, Bloomfield Hills, Grosse Pointe, and Clinton Township. 

General admission subscription packages are now available for the 2019 William Davidson Neighborhood Concert Series. Four-concert packages are $100, and Neighborhood Series subscribers receive complimentary admission to DSO Chamber Recitals, which take place in Detroit and in surrounding communities, for the entirety of the 2018-2019 Season. A donation of $25 or more to the DSO’s Annual Fund waives all subscription fees.

Subscriptions can be purchased online at dso.org/neighborhood, by phone at (313) 576-5111, or in-person at the Max M. and Marjorie S. Fisher Music Center Box Office (3711 Woodward Ave., Detroit).

Featuring repertoire programmed especially for the neighborhoods, the 2019 season marks the eighth year of the William Davidson Neighborhood Concert Series. The Series is one of the many ways in which the DSO creates musical impact beyond Orchestra Hall, reaching new audiences and connecting with communities as it strives to be the most accessible orchestra in the world. Throughout the city and its surrounding areas, DSO musicians regularly perform in Chamber Recitals (free to all Neighborhood subscribers) and appear at schools, hospitals, senior living facilities, places of worship, parks, and other community gathering spaces.

DSO musicians will be featured soloists throughout the 2019 Season, including Principal Cello Wei Yu (James C. Gordon Chair) in Saint-Saëns’ Cello Concerto No. 1, Principal Clarinet Ralph Skiano (Robert B. Semple Chair) and Principal Bassoon Robert Williams in Richard Strauss’s Duet-Concertino, and Principal Trumpet Hunter Eberly (Lee and Floy Barthel Chair) in Haydn’s Trumpet Concerto.

The season also features several major works, including Tchaikovsky’s Symphony No. 2 (conducted by Ken-David Masur), Beethoven’s Symphonies No. 2 and 8 (conducted by Pablo Rus Broseta and Kensho Watanabe respectively), Schubert’s “Unfinished” Symphony No. 8 (conducted by David Danzmayr), Mozart’s Symphonies No. 25 and 40 (the “Little” and “Great” G minor symphonies, conducted by Gabor Takács-Nagy and Daniel Blendulf respectively), Schumann’s Symphony No. 4 (conducted by Takács-Nagy), and Haydn’s Symphony No. 97 (conducted by Gemma New).

Other highlights include Vivaldi’s The Four Seasons (with conductor/violinist/countertenor Dmitry Sinkovsky, on a program where he also sings Handel arias), Dvořák’s Cello Concerto (with featured soloist Edgar Moreau), Mozart’s Piano Concerto No. 21 (with featured soloist Shai Wosner), Korngold’s Violin Concerto (with featured soloist William Hagen), and more.

See below or visit dso.org/neighborhood for complete concert listings.

DSO musicians will perform chamber recitals at the following dates and locations:

 - Thursday, September 6: Ferndale United Methodist Church (Ferndale)

 - Monday, October 8: Cass Community United Methodist Church (Detroit)

 - Tuesday, November 13: First Christian Reformed Church (Grosse Pointe Park)

 - Monday, December 17: Church of the Divine Child (Dearborn)

 - Monday, January 14: First Presbyterian Church of Plymouth (Plymouth)

 - Tuesday, February 12: Steinway Piano Gallery (Commerce Township)

 - Monday, March 11: Northbrook Presbyterian Church (Beverly Hills)

 - Monday, April 9: Trinity Lutheran Church (Utica)

 - Monday, May 6: North Rosedale Park Community House (Detroit)

 - Tuesday, June 4: Planterra Conservatory (Bloomfield Hills)

Additional chamber recital details will be announced in advance of the performance dates.

The William Davidson Neighborhood Concert Series is made possible by a generous grant from the William Davidson Foundation. The program is supported in part by a generous grant from the American Orchestras’ Futures Fund, a program of the League of American Orchestras made possible by funding from the Ann & Gordon Getty Foundation. WRCJ 90.9 FM also supports the Series. Performances in Southfield and Clinton Township are supported by Chemical Bank.

Renamed in 2014 in honor of philanthropist William Davidson, the William Davidson Neighborhood Concert Series brings even more opportunities for Metro Detroiters to experience the DSO close to home. In October 2017 the William Davidson Foundation made a $15 million gift of support to the DSO—one of the orchestra’s largest ever—including continued sponsorship of the Series.

Dates & Locations:

A complete listing including conductors, featured musicians, and programs is also available at www.dso.org/neighborhood.

Southfield – Thursdays at 7:30 p.m.

Congregation Shaarey Zedek

27375 Bell Rd.
Southfield, MI
Sponsored by Chemical Bank

West Bloomfield – Thursdays at 7:30 p.m.

Berman Center for the Performing Arts

 6600 W. Maple Rd.
West Bloomfield Township, MI

Clinton Township – Fridays at 8 p.m.

Macomb Center for the Performing Arts

44575 Garfield Rd.
Clinton Township, MI
Sponsored by Chemical Bank

Plymouth – Fridays at 8 p.m.

Our Lady of Good Counsel Catholic Church

47650 N. Territorial Road
Plymouth, MI

Bloomfield Hills – Saturdays at 8 p.m.

Kirk in the Hills Presbyterian Church

1340 W. Long Lake Rd.
Bloomfield Hills, MI

Grosse Pointe – Sundays at 3 p.m.

Our Lady Star of the Sea

467 Fairford Rd.
Grosse Pointe Woods, MI

Beverly Hills – Sundays at 3 p.m.

Seligman Performing Arts Center
on the Detroit Country Day School campus

22305 W. 13 Mile Rd.
Beverly Hills, MI

Program Information:

TCHAIKOVSKY’S “LITTLE RUSSIAN” SYMPHONY

Thursday, January 10 at 7:30 p.m. in Southfield

Friday, January 11 at 8 p.m. in Clinton Township

Sunday, January 13 at 3 p.m. in Beverly Hills

Ken-David Masur, conductor

Edgar Moreau, cello

GLINKA

  Overture to Russlan and Ludmilla

TCHAIKOVSKY

  Symphony No. 2 in C minor, Op. 17

DVOŘÁK

  Cello Concerto in B minor, Op. 104, B. 191

  Edgar Moreau, cello

BEETHOVEN’S SYMPHONY NO. 2

Thursday, January 17 at 7:30 p.m. in West Bloomfield

Friday, January 18 at 8 p.m. in Plymouth

Saturday, January 19 at 8 p.m. in Bloomfield Hills

Sunday, January 20 at 3 p.m. in Grosse Pointe

Pablo Rus Broseta, conductor

Wei Yu, cello

STRAVINSKY

  Concerto in D

SAINT-SAËNS

  Cello Concerto No. 1 in A minor, Op. 33

  Wei Yu, cello

BEETHOVEN

  Symphony No. 2 in D major, Op. 36

VIVALDI’S THE FOUR SEASONS

Thursday, February 28 at 7:30 p.m. in West Bloomfield

Friday, March 1 at 8 p.m. in Plymouth

Saturday, March 2 at 8 p.m. in Bloomfield Hills

Sunday, March 3 at 3 p.m. in Grosse Pointe

Dmitry Sinkovsky, conductor/violin/countertenor

GEMINIANI

  Concerto Grosso in D minor, H.143, “La Folia”

VIVALDI

  The Four Seasons

  Dmitry Sinkovsky, violin

HASSE

  Grave and Fugue in G minor

HANDEL

  Selected arias (TBA)

  Dmitry Sinkovsky, countertenor

SCHUBERT’S “UNFINISHED” SYMPHONY

Thursday, March 28 at 7:30 p.m. in Southfield

Friday, March 29 at 8 p.m. in Clinton Township

Sunday, March 31 at 3 p.m. in Beverly Hills

David Danzmayr, conductor

Blake Pouliot, violin 

WEBERN (arr. Schwarz)

  Langsamer Satz

MENDELSSOHN

  Violin Concerto in E minor, Op. 64

  Blake Pouliot, violin

SCHUBERT

  Symphony No. 8 in B minor, D. 759, “Unfinished”

J. STRAUSS, JR.

  On the Beautiful Blue Danube, Op. 314                                

BEETHOVEN’S SYMPHONY NO. 8

Thursday, May 9 at 7:30 p.m. in Southfield

Friday, May 10 at 8 p.m. in Clinton Township

Sunday, May 12 at 3 p.m. in Beverly Hills

Kensho Watanabe, conductor

William Hagen, violin 

RAVEL

  Le Tombeau de Couperin

KORNGOLD

  Violin Concerto in D major, Op. 35

  William Hagen, violin

BEETHOVEN

  Symphony No. 8 in F major, Op. 93

MOZART’S “GREAT” G MINOR

Thursday, May 16 at 7:30 p.m. in West Bloomfield*

Friday, May 17 at 8 p.m. in Plymouth

Saturday, May 18 at 8 p.m. in Bloomfield Hills

Sunday, May 19 at 3 p.m. in Grosse Pointe

Daniel Blendulf, conductor

Ralph Skiano, clarinet 

Robert Williams, bassoon

SCHOENBERG

  Chamber Symphony No. 2, Op. 38

R. STRAUSS

  Duet Concertino for Clarinet and Bassoon in F

  Ralph Skiano, clarinet

  Robert Williams, bassoon

MOZART

  Symphony No. 40 in G minor, KV. 550

* Please note: the Strauss will not be performed on Thursday, May 16 in West Bloomfield. It will be replaced by Aulis Sallinen’s “Some Aspects of Peltoniemi Hintrik’s Funeral March”.

MOZART’S “LITTLE” G MINOR

Thursday, June 27 at 7:30 p.m. in Southfield

Friday, June 28 at 8 p.m. in Clinton Township

Sunday, June 30 at 3 p.m. in Beverly Hills

Gabor Takács-Nagy, conductor

Shai Wosner, piano

MOZART

  Symphony No. 25 in G minor, K. 183/173dB

MOZART

  Piano Concerto No. 21 in C major, K. 467

  Shai Wosner, piano

SCHUMANN

  Symphony No. 4 in D minor, Op. 120

HAYDN’S SYMPHONY NO. 97

Thursday, July 18 at 7:30 p.m. in West Bloomfield

Friday, July 19 at 8 p.m. in Plymouth

Saturday, July 20 at 8 p.m. in Bloomfield Hills

Sunday, July 21 at 3 p.m. in Grosse Pointe

Gemma New, conductor

Hunter Eberly, trumpet

GRIEG

  Holberg Suite, Op. 40 

HAYDN

  Trumpet Concerto in E flat major

  Hunter Eberly, trumpet

MOZART

  Ballet Music from Idomeneo (Chaconne and Pas seul)

HAYDN

  Symphony No. 97 in C major, Hoboken I/97

About the DSO

Hailed by the New York Times as “cutting edge,” the internationally acclaimed Detroit Symphony Orchestra is known for trailblazing performances, visionary maestros, collaborations with the world’s foremost musical artists, and an ardent commitment to Detroit. As a community-supported orchestra, generous giving by individuals and institutions at all levels drives the continued success and growth of the institution. Esteemed conductor Leonard Slatkin, called “America’s Music Director” by the Los Angeles Times, became the DSO’s 12th Music Director, endowed by the Kresge Foundation, in 2008. Acclaimed conductor, arranger, and trumpeter Jeff Tyzik serves as Principal Pops Conductor, while celebrated trumpeter and composer Terence Blanchard holds the Fred A. and Barbara M. Erb Jazz Creative Director Chair. With growing attendance and unwavering philanthropic support from the Detroit community, the DSO’s performance schedule includes Classical, Pops, Jazz, Young People’s, and Neighborhood concerts, and collaborations with high profile artists from Steven Spielberg to Ben Folds and Lang Lang. In July 2017, the DSO embarked on its first international tour in 16 years, making its debut in China and first visit to Japan in 19 years. A commitment to broadcast innovation began in 1922, when the DSO became the first orchestra in the world to present a radio broadcast, and continues today with the free Live from Orchestra Hall webcast series, which also reaches tens of thousands of children with the Classroom Edition expansion. Making its home at historic Orchestra Hall within the Max M. and Marjorie S. Fisher Music Center, one of America’s most acoustically perfect concert halls, the DSO actively pursues a mission to embrace and inspire individuals, families, and communities through unsurpassed musical experiences.

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