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French Showpieces

Friday, May 2—Saturday, May 3, 2025

Friday, May 2—Saturday, May 3, 2025
Orchestra Hall
2 hours
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Having “played her way into the forefront of exciting young conductors,” (Dallas Morning News), Marie Jacquot leads imaginative works by French composers. Ravel interprets dances and fairy tales. Poulenc does the same with fables, adding “the characteristic mélange… that makes [his] voice so unmistakable.” (Gramophone). DSO Principal Trumpet Hunter Eberly adds his effortless sound to a high-wire showpiece by André Jolivet.


Valses nobles et sentimentales
Les animaux modèles (Model Animals) Suite
Ma Mère l’Oye (Mother Goose)


Marie Jacquot


Marie Jacquot has played her way into the forefront of exciting young conductors through numerous outstanding debuts with top-class orchestras, her consistent musical work and her interest in exploring a wide-ranging repertoire.

From the 2023–2024 season, Jacquot is the Principal Guest Conductor of the Wiener Symphoniker, with whom she has already appeared at the Bregenz Festival, the Vienna Konzerthaus, and the Vienna Musikverein. In summer 2024, she will additionally take over the position as Principal Conductor of the Royal Danish Theatre Copenhagen.

Already in 2023–2024, Jacquot is a Guest Conductor at the Copenhagen Opera for a new production of Eugene Onegin. Debuts this season will take her to Oper Frankfurt (Die Zauberflöte) and to a world premiere by Marc-André Dalbavie at the Deutsche Staatsoper Berlin, among others, as well as in concerts with the Munich Philharmonic, the Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra, the Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra, the Yomiuri Nippon Symphony Orchestra, and the Dallas Symphony Orchestra.

Successful debuts and re-invitations of the past seasons include a.o. Gewandhausorchester Leipzig, Sächsische Staatskapelle Dresden, the symphony orchestras of Bavarian Radio Munich, WDR Cologne, HR Frankfurt, and mdr Leipzig, as well as DSO Berlin, the Karajan Academy of the Berlin Philharmonic, the Malmö Symphony Orchestra, and the Orchestre de Chambre de Lausanne.

She has also conducted premieres and performances in a wide repertoire at prominent opera houses, including Semperoper Dresden (Eötvös's The Golden Dragon , Carmen), Staatsoper Stuttgart (Medée, Don Giovanni ), Deutsche Oper Berlin (La traviata), Komische Oper Berlin (Thomas's Hamlet), Opéra National du Rhin Strasbourg (world premiere by Thierry Pécou), Flemish Opera Antwerp/Gent (Le nozze di Figaro) and Opéra National de Lorraine in Nancy (L'amour des trois oranges).

Between 2016 and 2019, Jacquot was First Kapellmeister and Deputy General Music Director in Würzburg. From 2019, she was First Kapellmeister at the Deutsche Oper am Rhein Düsseldorf / Duisburg for three years, where she conducted the new productions of La Clemenza di Tito,Roméo et Juliette, and The Nutcracker, as well as concerts with the Düsseldorfer Symphoniker and the Duisburger Philharmoniker.

After studying trombone in Paris, Jacquot studied conducting in Vienna and Weimar, attended various masterclasses, and held a scholarship of the Conductors' Forum of the German Music Council. In 2016, she was assistant to Kirill Petrenko at the Bavarian State Opera for the world premiere of Miroslav Srnka's South Pole and subsequently conducted two productions of her own at the Munich Opera Festival.

Her awards include the "Ernst Schuch Prize" in 2019, as well as a nomination for "Newcomer of the year" at the International Opera Awards.

Hunter Eberly


The Principal Trumpet of the Detroit Symphony Orchestra, Hunter Eberly is a native of Muskegon, Michigan. Eberly started playing the trumpet at the age of eight under the tutelage of his mother, and he continued his studies in high school with Charley Lea of the Grand Rapids Symphony. He attended Grand Valley State University where he studied with Richard Stoelzel and earned a Bachelor of Music. Eberly continued his musical studies at The Colburn School in Los Angeles, California, studying with James Wilt of the Los Angeles Philharmonic and earning a Professional Studies Certificate.

Eberly has performed as guest Principal Trumpet with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra, the Orchestre Symphonique de Quebec, the Malaysian Philharmonic Orchestra, the Grand Rapids Symphony, and the Grand Teton Festival Orchestra. He has also served as principal trumpet of the Jacksonville Symphony and has performed and toured with the Los Angeles Philharmonic. In addition to classical music, Eberly enjoys playing many other genres. Most notably, he has performed with some of Motown’s greatest performers including Aretha Franklin, The Temptations, The 4 Tops, and Mary Wilson of The Supremes.

As a soloist, Eberly has performed numerous times with the DSO including concertos by Tomasi, Haydn, Arutunian, and Telemann. His 2016 performances of the John Williams Trumpet Concerto was recorded and released on the Naxos label.

Eberly has won several awards including first prize in the National Trumpet Competition Undergraduate Solo Competition, first prize in the National Trumpet Competition Trumpet Ensemble division, and second prize in the International Trumpet Guild Mock Orchestra Competition.

Eberly has a passion for education and has taught the trumpet studios at Michigan State University, Grand Valley State University, and the University of Michigan as a lecturer and guest professor. He has also given masterclasses and recitals at conservatories and universities throughout North America. Eberly and his wife Kim own Island Music LLC, a music studio located in Grosse Ile, MI. Island Music provides music lessons and classes to over 100 downriver Detroit students on a weekly basis. Eberly also maintains a small private teaching studio and regularly coaches college students and young professionals in preparation for auditions.

Eberly lives in Grosse Ile with his wife Kim, their two children, and two dogs. When he is not playing the trumpet, he enjoys archery, hunting, fishing, and being outdoors.

Eberly is a Yamaha Performing Artist.



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