<July 2019>

Neighborhood Chamber Recitals

Hear your favorite DSO musicians perform chamber works
in intimate new spaces throughout Metro Detroit!

Coming Up

Detroit riverfront

Neighborhood Icon Rush Hour Recital

Tuesday, July 9, 2019 @ 5:30 PM 

at Cullen Plaza

Skip the rush hour commute and join the DSO at Cullen Plaza for a Rush Hour Recital, featuring chamber music performances from DSO musicians with the scenic Detroit Riverfront as the backdrop.

Scott Strong, horn; Hunter Eberly, trumpet; Justin Emerich, trumpet; David Binder, trombone; Dennis Nulty, tuba

MALCOLM ARNOLD Brass Quintet; MORLEY CALVERT Suite from The Monteregian Hills; J.S. BACH Contrapunctus 3 from The Art of the Fugue; GIOVANNI GABRIELI Canzona Prima a 5; LUDWIG MAURER Three Pieces; VICTOR EWALD First Quintet in B-flat; LEONARD BERNSTEIN Selections from West Side Story

This is a free event made possible by the Stone Foundation.

Past Recitals

Planterra Conservatory

Brahms’ Clarinet Quintet

Tuesday, June 4, 2019 @ 7 PM

at Planterra Conservatory, Bloomfield Hills

Join Detroit Symphony Orchestra Musicians for the finale of our chamber music season in the lush environment of Planterra, complete with a performance of Brahms’ celebrated Clarinet Quintet.

Will Haapaniemi, violin; Jiamin Wang, violin; James Van Valkenburg, viola; Abe Feder, cello; Ralph Skiano, clarinet

Detroit riverfront

Rush Hour Recital

Wednesday, May 22, 2019 @ 6 PM 

at B. Nektar Meadery

Skip the rush hour commute and enjoy a concert instead! Meet DSO Musicians at B. Nektar Meadery for a post-work gathering.

Jeff Zook, flute; Amanda Blaikie, flute; Jeremy Crosmer, cello

Wasserman Projects

Sight & Sound: DSO x Wasserman

Tuesday, May 21, 2019 @ 7 PM 

at Wasserman Projects

SIGHT & SOUND: The DSO and Wasserman Projects Gallery present a night of music connected to Scott Hocking's exhibition titled "SEVENTEEN SHITTY MOUNTAINS". Composed of sewer pipes and other concrete elements, this megalithic installation investigates, honors, and re-envisions the found materials and neglected spaces of our urban landscape. Through the use of shockingly fluorescent colors and humor, the work speaks to the absurdity of what we choose to honor and sanctify and what we decide to merely discard.

Shannon Orme, clarinet; Joe Becker, percussion; Zhihua Tang, piano; Sheryl Hwangbo, violin; David LeDoux, cello

ANDY AKIHO Karakurenai for open instrumentation; OSVALDO GOLIJOV Mariel for Cello and Marimba; PAUL MORAVEC Tempest Fantasy; CAROLINE SHAW Boris Kerner for Cello and Tuned Flower Pots

Scott Hocking "Seventeen Shitty Mountains" (Installation View), 2019
Photo Credit: PD Rearick, Courtesy Wasserman Projects

North Rosedale Park Community House

Motown Musings

Monday, May 6, 2019 @ 7 PM

at North Rosedale Park Community House, Detroit

Since the DSO's inception a century ago, Detroit has been a cultural mecca for music of many styles. A quartet of four cellists blends Classical repertoire with the Motown artists, including hits by Stevie Wonder, Michael Jackson, the Temptations, and more!

Jeremy CrosmerPaul WingertDavid LeDouxPeter McCaffrey, celli

Motown selections; J.S. BACH Suite No. 6 for Unaccompanied Cello; KARL KING "The Walking Frog;" CLAUDE DEBUSSY Prelude to the Afternoon of a Faun; JEREMY CROSMER Suite for Cello Quartet, No. 1

Flagstar Strand Theater

Community Chamber Recital

Sunday, April 28, 2019 @ 3 PM

at Flagstar Strand Theatre, Detroit

In partnership with the Flagstar Foundation, musicians of the Detroit Symphony Orchestra come to the Flagstar Strand Theatre in Pontiac for a free performance of Mendelssohn’s Octet in E-flat Major, plus other works for an array of string ensembles.

Jiamin Wang, violin; Hai-Xin Wu, violin; Sheryl Hwangbo, violin; Hong-Yi Mo, violin; James VanValkenburg, viola; Mike Chen, viola; Jeremy Crosmer, cello; David LeDoux, cello

Trinity Lutheran Church

DSO Chamber Recital

Monday, April 9, 2019 @ 7 PM 

at Trinity Lutheran Church, Utica

Join Detroit Symphony Orchestra Musicians for a performance of Debussy's only string quartet at Trinity Lutheran Church in the heart of downtown Utica.

Sujin Lim, violin; Hongyi Mo, violin; Han Zheng, viola; David LeDoux, cello

Wasserman Projects

Sight & Sound: DSO x Wasserman

Tuesday, March 19, 2019 @ 7 PM 

at Wasserman Projects

SIGHT & SOUND: The DSO and Wasserman Projects Gallery present a night of music connected to "The Gold Room,” an exhibition of works by artist Esther Shalev-Gerz. First exhibited in The Swedish History Museum, these portraits capture and unfold stories through conversation around five artifacts from the museum’s collection and five objects brought overseas by refugees. Highlighting the cultural and personal value of these objects, Shalev-Gerz floats a gold square over the works that veil the images while simultaneously opening passageways into the past.

Tied to the idea of human migration and exploring what drives individuals to leave their homelands, DSO Musicians will perform works of composers who wrote during oppressed times and war. Although baptized in a Christian church, Mendelssohn’s works were largely influenced by his Jewish ancestry and maintained sympathy to Jewish people despite rampant anti-Semitism and his family’s own rejection of their Jewish identity in the late eighteenth century. Shostakovich, who was censored by Soviet authorities, completed his String Quartet No. 3 in 1946 after the end of World War II and questions the hardships of war—with an appropriately depressed but ultimately hopeful sentiment.

Program: MENDELSSOHN String Quartet No. 3; SHOSTAKOVICH String Quartet No. 3

Esther Shalev-Gerz
The Gold Room (Paper Diploma Portrait), 2016
Courtesy of the Artist + Wasserman Projects

Detroit riverfront

Rush Hour Recital

Monday, March 18, 2019 @ 5:30 PM 

at Fort Street Galley

Skip the rush hour commute and enjoy a concert instead! Meet DSO Musicians at Fort Street Galley for a post-work gathering.

Jiamin Wang, violin; Sheryl Hwangbo, violin; James VanValkenburg, viola; Una O'Riordan, cello

Northbrook Presbyterian Church

Beethoven’s Septet in E-flat major

Monday, March 11, 2019 @ 7 PM 

at Northbrook Presbyterian Church, Beverly Hills

Come to Beverly Hills for a spectacular performance of Beethoven's Septet in E-flat major in the intimate chapel of Northbrook Presbyterian Church.

Hai Xin Wu, violin; James Van Valkenburg, viola; Úna O'Riordan, cello; Stephen Molina, bass; Shannon Orme, clarinet; Robert Williams, bassoon, Karl Pituch, horn

Plymouth United Church

DSO Chamber Recital

Monday, March 4, 2019 @ 7 PM 

Plymouth United Church

Join DSO musicians for an evening of music honoring the contributions that African-American composers have made to Classical music as part of the DSO's annual Classical Roots Celebration. This program will feature a performance of an original work by the DSO's Classical Roots African-American Composer in Residence.

Steinway Piano Gallery

American Panorama Chamber Recital

Tuesday, February 12, 2019 @ 7 PM 

at Steinway Piano Gallery, Commerce Township

Join Detroit Symphony Orchestra Musicians for an American Festival chamber music program.

Hai Xin Wu, violin; Jiamin Wang, violin; Zhihua Tang, piano; Hang Su, viola; Abraham Feder, cello

BERNSTEIN, Piano Trio; GERSHWIN, Lullaby for String Quartet and selections from Porgy and Bess; DVOŘÁK, "American" String Quartet

First Presbyterian Church of Plymouth

Mendelssohn’s Piano Trio No. 2

Monday, January 14, 2019 @ 7 PM
at First Presbyterian Church of Plymouth

An intimate performance of piano trio repertoire, including Mendelssohn’s Piano Trio No. 2, Beethoven’s Piano Trio Op. 11, and Paul Schoenfield’s Café Music for Piano Trio.

Jing Zhang, violin; David LeDoux, cello; Weiwen Ma, piano

Church of the Divine Child

Dvořák’s String Quintet No. 2

Monday, December 17, 2018 @ 7 PM
at Church of the Divine Child, Dearborn

Come to Dearborn for a performance of Dvořák's String Quintet No. 2 in the reverberant sanctuary of the Church of the Divine Child.

Sheryl Hwangbo, violin; Sujin Lim, violin; Hang Su, viola; David LeDoux, cello; Chris Hamlen, bass

First Christian Reformed Church

Schubert’s Octet in F major

Tuesday, November 13, 2018 @ 7 PM
at First Christian Reformed Church, Grosse Pointe Park

Members from all over the orchestra are brought together for this monumental, rarely heard work of Mahlerian length known simply as the "Schubert Octet." Every one of the diverse instruments exhibits incredible virtuosity and shows off their entire range of style, elegance, and sweetness. Schubert will thrill you with melodies that seem to last forever, and woo you with songs of exquisite gracefulness.

Will Haapaniemi, violin; Heidi Han, violin; James Van Valkenburg, viola; Jeremy Crosmer, cello; Stephen Molina, bass; Jack Walters, clarinet; Robert Williams, bassoon; Scott Strong, horn

Cass Community United Methodist Church

Beethoven & Schubert

Monday, October 8, 2018 @ 7 PM
at Cass Community United Methodist Church, Detroit

Laurie Goldman, violin; Sheryl Hwangbo, violin; Shanda Lowery-Sachs, viola; David LeDoux, cello

BEETHOVEN, String Quartet No. 10; SCHUBERT, String Quartet No. 15

First United Methodist Church of Ferndale

DSO Trio

Thursday, September 6, 2018 @ 7 PM
at First United Methodist Church of Ferndale

Join this DSO Trio for an evening of solos, duos, and trios featuring music by a grand variety of artists. This entertaining group will share with you what it’s like to have a career playing in the Detroit Symphony: how they got there and what they do today to maintain their positions in this most prestigious ensemble.

Jeff Zook, flute and piano; Sheryl Hwangbo, violin; David LeDoux, cello

DEVIENNE, Trio in G Minor; EDGAR F. GIRTAIN IV, Trio for flute, violin, and cello; BORODIN, Trio; KODÁLY, Duo for violin and cello; MARIA MILLAR, Mosquito Blue; PIAZZOLA, Primavera Porteña; PIAZZOLA, Oblivion; HAYDN, London Trio No. 3