<February 2018>

Classical Roots

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Friday, March 2, 2018 – 10:45 AM Buy Tickets
Saturday, March 3, 2018 – 8:00 PM Buy Tickets
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at 8:00 pm EST (GMT-5) on dso.org/live.
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Concert Description

The Detroit Symphony Orchestra’s annual celebration of African-American contributions to classical music.

For more information about the Classical Roots Celebration Dinner & Dessert Afterglow packages, please visit dso.org/classicalroots.


Joseph Young, conductor  
Janice Chandler-Eteme, soprano   Bio

Ms. Chandler-Eteme first gained international prominence as a favorite soloist of Robert Shaw.  She has continued to work with many distinguished conductors in the years since, including Christoph von Dohnányi, Charles Dutoit, Claus Peter Flor, Carlos Kalmar, Yakov Kreizberg, Raymond Leppard, Christof Perick, Esa-Pekka Salonen, Vladimir Spivakov, Edo de Waart and Hugh Wolff, to name just a few.  She has been guest soloist with the Los Angeles and Saint Paul Chamber Orchestras; Boston, NHK (Japan), Vancouver, Phoenix, Kansas City and Santa Rosa Symphonies; Los Angeles, Hong Kong and Rochester Philharmonics; and Philadelphia Orchestra.  Festival invitations include Bard, Grant Park, Aspen, Chautauqua, Prague Autumn and Blossom.  Ms. Chandler-Eteme's recordings include an inspirational solo disc (Devotions), and the Dvorák Te Deum with Zdenek Mácal and the New Jersey Symphony, She holds degrees from Oakwood College and Indiana University and has studied with Virginia Zeani, Margaret Harshaw, Ginger Beazley and Todd Duncan.

Issachah Savage, tenor   
Joshua Williams, horn   
Olivia Johnson, mezzo soprano   


JOHNSON Lift Ev'ry Voice and Sing  
DAMON DANDRIDGE "I Know I've Been Changed"  
STRAUSS Overture to Die Fledermaus  
MOZART Horn Concerto No. 4  
MOORE Scenes from The Life of a Martyr