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Winter Celebrations with the DSO

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Winter Celebrations with the DSO

Sunday, December 10, 2023—4:00pm

Sunday, December 10, 2023—4:00pm
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1 hour and 30 minutes
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At Beacon Park

Make the DSO part of your holiday plans! Join us at Beacon Park for a performance of merry melodies as we celebrate the end of year occasions and holidays that warm our hearts. The performance will take place inside a heated tent with plenty of other seasonal fun to explore throughout the park.

The event will feature a special sommelier selected “home for the holidays” Michigan wine paring option along with dinner at Lumen Detroit. The dinner and wine pairing seats promptly at 6 p.m. immediately after the performance. Advance reservations are required.

To make a reservation for this special DSO seating, call Lumen at (313) 626-5005 by Wednesday, Dec. 6 and request the dinner and wine seating with the DSO when making your reservation. Limited seats are available. Visit to learn more about the restaurant’s features and to view the menu offerings.

Beacon Park is transforming into a spectacular winter wonderland, featuring a one-of-a-kind, interactive gathering space. The “Design Haus” will launch during the Light Up Beacon Park festivities on Friday, Nov. 17. Designed to inspire and energize visitors, this space showcases our creative community featuring next gen technology, curated art displays, special performances, while connecting to the park’s sustainability mission. Guests are also invited to experience Beacon Park’s "Northern Lights" installation with larger-than-life light displays, including a 15-foot infinity snow globe, a gigantic walkthrough snowflake and gleaming décor made up of 125,000 dazzling bulbs. Warm up in the enclosed, heated tent, which will feature live entertainment, art installations, themed décor, visual displays, photo backdrops and a pop-up winter cocktail spritz bar by Lumen Detroit. A perfect setting for capturing memories and Instagrammable moments.

Beacon Park, located at Grand River and Cass Avenue, was developed by DTE Energy as both a programmed public space and a catalyst for growth in west central downtown Detroit. The park is an environmentally conscious public space that hosts hundreds of events annually, from live music and art installations to family fun days and fitness boot camps. Programming for the park is underwritten by the DTE Beacon Park Foundation. Visit for more information and a full list of events.


Eun Park Lee

A native of Seoul, South Korea, Eun Park Lee joined the DSO in March 2006.

Winner of the Starling Awards Competition, she has worked with distinguished artists such as Joseph Silverstein, Pamela Frank, Isidore Cohen, and Malcom Lowe; as well as the Tokyo, Juilliard, and Emerson String Quartets. She made her solo debut with the Madri Chamber Orchestra in Korea followed by several others including the Woodlands Symphony Orchestra, while serving as their concertmaster during the 2001–2002 season.

During school, Lee served as Concertmaster of the Eastman Philharmonia, the Eastman School Symphony Orchestra, and the Shepherd School of Music Symphony Orchestra. She has been invited to many international music festivals and has served as Concertmaster at the Tanglewood Music Center and Assistant Concertmaster at the Pacific Music Festival in Japan, the New York String Seminar, and the Schleswig-Holstein Music Festival in Germany. She was the Guest Associate Concertmaster for the Daejeon Philharmonic in Korea in their Mozart and Mahler Festival and was invited as one of the youngest guest artists for the Music in the Mountains Festival in Colorado.

An active chamber musician, Lee is a former member of the Artésan String Quartet, giving numerous performances and appearing with the faculty of the Eastman School of Music. In Texas, she appeared frequently as a performing artist at the Spectrum Chamber Music Series. Outside the classical music world, she has been a member of the GG Electric String Quartet’s performing artists performing around Texas, Florida, New Orleans, and Las Vegas.

Lee began playing the violin at the age of nine and continued her studies at the Sun Hwa Arts School. In 1996, she moved to the States to attend the Eastman School of Music, where she earned her bachelor's degree, and studied with Charles Castleman. She earned her master's degree at Rice University with Kathleen Winkler, with an award for full tuition and the C. Lummis Award. Prior to joining the DSO, Lee was a member of the Fort Worth Symphony in Texas.

Rachel Harding Klaus

Born in Chicago, Rachel Harding Klaus studied violin with David and Linda Cerone at the Cleveland Institute of Music, where the faculty awarded her the coveted Joseph and Elsie Scharff Prize in Violin and the Dr. Jerome Gross Prize. Previous teachers have included Michael Avsharian, Steven Shipps, and Sonja Foster.

In the fall of 2004, she won the concerto competition at the Cleveland Institute of Music and performed the Bartók Concerto with the CIM Orchestra. In June of 2005, Harding Klaus was a prizewinner in the International Irving M. Klein String Competition, the Kingsville Performers Competition, and the Stulber International String Competition. She was also the grand prize winner of the Corpus Christi International String Competition. She has soloed with various orchestras including the Asheville, Kalamazoo, Corpus Christi, and Colorado symphonies.

Harding Klaus is an avid chamber music player and was a violinist for many years in the Harding Piano Trio along with her two sisters. The Harding Trio won prizes in the Fischoff, Coleman, and ASTA chamber music competitions. In 2009, Harding Klaus won a position with the Colorado Symphony as Assistant Concertmaster. In 2012, Harding Klaus joined the DSO as a member of the second violin section, moving to the first violin section the following year.

Hang Su

Hang Su was born in Zhengzhou, China, grew up in Beijing, and moved to the United States as a young adult. A three-time recipient of the Leni Febland Foundation Scholarship, Su was also granted the Alfred Charles Mobus Jr. Scholarship while studying at the USC Thornton School of Music. As the first prize winner of the California Young Artist Competition, he has also won the Idyllwild Arts Concerto Competition and the National Debut Competition held by the Young Musicians Foundation.

Su has performed concerts throughout the US and China in halls including Kennedy Center, Annenberg Hall, Royce Hall, Sheonberg Hall, California Center for the Arts, Newman Hall, Bovard Auditorium, Zipper Hall, Dorothy Chandler Pavilion, Wilshire Ebell Theater, Walt Disney Concert Hall, and Beijing Concert Hall.

Su has been the Principal Viola of the International Chamber Orchestra, the Debut Symphony Orchestra, the American Youth Symphony, and the Colburn Orchestra. He also received a full scholarship to participate in the Music Academy of the West two times. As a chamber musician, he has collaborated with artists such as Ralph Gothoni, Arnold Steinhardt, Ronald Leonard, Dennis Trembly, Margaret Batjer, Peter Stumpf, and members of the Ysaÿe quartet.

Hang has studied with Paul Coletti, Ralph Fielding, Xiaolong Liu, and Donald McInnes.

Peter McCaffrey

Peter McCaffrey has been a member of the Detroit Symphony Orchestra cello section since 2012.

Prior to joining the DSO, McCaffrey served as principal cellist of the Louisville Orchestra and of the South Florida Symphony. Since moving to Detroit, McCaffrey has become an advocate for the role that the arts can play in helping to revitalize a city. He is frequently found performing in schools, hospitals, retirement homes, bars, religious institutions, and was featured in a National Geographic video about the comeback of Detroit.

McCaffrey has soloed with many orchestras including subscription concerts with the Louisville Orchestra, the Royal Oak Symphony, and the Windy City String Ensemble while on tour in Australia. As a chamber musician, McCaffrey has had the opportunity to travel around the country and abroad performing in concert series and music festivals. His college string quartet was a finalist in the Coleman International Chamber Music Competition and he currently performs with the Great Waters String quartet made up of fellow DSO musicians.

McCaffrey earned his bachelor’s and master’s degrees in cello performance from the Thornton School of Music at the University of Southern California. His primary teachers include Eleonore Schoenfeld, Gerard Mantel, Richard Hirschl, and Gilda Barston. McCaffrey performs on an 1880 Postiglione cello.



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