<August 2019>

Dances & Nocturnes

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Orchestra Hall
Saturday, April 28, 2018 – 8:00 PM
Sunday, April 29, 2018 – 3:00 PM
This program will be live webcast Sunday, April 29
at 3:00 pm EDT (GMT-4) on dso.org/live.
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Concert Description

French artists were masters in capturing the essence of a subject through suggestion and atmosphere—a trait not only found in visual arts and literature, but also through the music of French composers. The music of Franck, Debussy, Ravel, and Dutilleux conjures visions of distant worlds, the spirit of the hunt, the playfulness of natural light, and the soul of the dance in a program spanning a century of French impressionism.

ConcerTalk 4/28 at 7 PM & 4/29 at 2 PM: 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! In this iteration, Elizabeth McLain, PhD candidate in musicology at the University of Michigan, will speak about the program.

DETROIT RUSH: Now available online!
Detroit residents can reserve best available seating for just $20 at this and other qualifying Classical Series performances.
Use code RUSH17DT when selecting seats, or call the Box Office at 313.576.5111 M-F, 9 AM - 5 PM for phone assistance.
Present valid ID to receive tickets at Will Call. Limit 2 tickets per ID.
Detroit Rush pricing is not available for previously purchased tickets.


Fabien Gabel, conductor  
University Musical Society Choral Union, chorus   Bio
Throughout its 132-year history, the University Musical Society Choral Union has performed with many of the world's distinguished orchestras and conductors. Based in Ann Arbor under the aegis of the University Musical Society (UMS), the 175-voice Choral Union is known for its definitive performances of large-scale works for chorus and orchestra.

Learn more at www.ums.org.
Nicolas Altstaedt, cello   


FRANCK Le Chausseur Maudit  
DUTILLEUX Tout un monde lointain  
DEBUSSY Nocturnes  
RAVEL La Valse