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Symphony in D

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Friday, November 20, 2015 – 10:45 AM
Saturday, November 21, 2015 – 8:00 PM

Concert Description

A Symphony for Detroit. By Detroit. Leonard Slatkin leads the world premiere of Tod Machover's 'Symphony in D,' incorporating sounds of the city submitted by thousands of Detroiters over the past year! New principal cellist Wei Yu also makes his solo debut on Orchestra Hall stage with Dvořák's hauntingly beautiful Cello Concerto.

Symphony in D Participants
Marsha Music, storyteller
Robert Billings, Eudora Gentry, Thomas Sertima, Marge Roberts, residents from American House Senior Living Communities
Sarai Figgs, Tommysha Mealy, Vakharia Twilley, and Janiya Tinsley, 3rd graders from Detroit Achievement Academy
Dr. Tonya Matthews a.k.a. "JaHipster," President and CEO of Michigan Science Center
ADULT. feat. Nicola Kuperus and Adam Lee Miller (adultperiod.com)
Bryan Pope, electric guitar
Jonathan Muir-Cotton, electric bass
Efe Bes, african drummer
Matthew Calbert, Khalik White, Taquiyyah Williams, and Laila Hamilton, beatmakers from YouthVille Detroit

Learn more at SymphonyInD.com.

ConcerTalk (with Michelle Merrill, Tod Machover and others): 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!


Leonard Slatkin, conductor  Bio

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.

Learn more at leonardslatkin.com

Wei Yu, cello   


DVORÁK Concerto for Cello and Orchestra  
TOD MACHOVER Symphony in D (World Premiere)