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A Century of Pops

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A Century of Pops

Wednesday, October 23 – 7:30pm

Wednesday, October 23 – 7:30pm
Orchestra Hall
2 hours

In celebration of the first concert in Orchestra Hall in 1919, the DSO will perform a century of pops music, including selections from the orchestra’s early years and contemporary favorites. Conductor Leslie B. Dunner and the DSO will commemorate "Orchestra Hall Day" with music by Leonard Bernstein, Duke Ellington, John Williams, and more!

Tickets to this event are free and open to the public, and seating availability will be first-come, first-served.


Leslie B. Dunner

Abraham Feder

Assistant Principal

Abraham Feder began his tenure with Detroit Symphony Orchestra as Assistant Principal Cello in the fall of 2018. Prior to his appointment, he was a member of the Dallas Symphony Orchestra. During the summer of 2018, he served as the Assistant Principal Cellist of the Santa Fe Opera. Abraham began his orchestral career as Principal Cellist of the Sarasota Orchestra and Cellist of the Sarasota String Quartet from 2008-2016.

Abraham has been featured as a soloist with the Sarasota Orchestra, Duluth Superior Symphony Orchestra, Orchestra of the Americas, and the Chicago Youth Symphony Orchestra. In 2013, as a member of the Chroma Quartet, he founded the Tuesdays with Chroma concert series in Sarasota.

An avid chamber musician, Abraham has performed with Ricardo Morales, Amy Oshiro Morales, and Kerri Ryan of the Philadelphia Orchestra; Michelle Kim, Assistant Concertmaster of the New York Philharmonic; Richard Hirschl, Brant Taylor, Kenneth Olson, and Yuan-Qing Yu of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra (CSO); Stephen Balderston, former Assistant Principal cellist of the CSO; Desomd Hoebig, former Principal Cellist of the Cleveland Orchestra; Danielle Belen; Joseph Silverstein; Ray Chen; Christopher O’Riley; and Leonidas Kavakos.

Abraham earned his Master’s Degree under the tutelage of Desmond Hoebig at Rice University's Shepherd School of Music. He received his Bachelor of Music at The Curtis Institute of Music, where he studied with David Soyer and Peter Wiley. His teachers have also included Richard Hirschl and Tanya Carey.

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