DSO announces program change for this Thursday’s DSO Digital Concert, November 12

- Originally scheduled live chamber music program has been postponed due to a musician’s hand injury

- Instead, the DSO is proud to present a collection of archived performances featuring DSO musicians as soloists this Thursday, November 12 at 7:30 p.m. ET on dso.org

Detroit, (November 11, 2020) – The Detroit Symphony Orchestra (DSO) today announced a program change for the DSO Digital Concert scheduled for this Thursday, November 12 at 7:30 p.m. ET. A musician’s hand injury has resulted in the postponement of the originally scheduled live concert of chamber music by DSO musicians. The live Friday program, Schubert’s “Trout” Quintet, with pianist Marc-André Hamelin is unchanged.

The updated Thursday program will feature highlights of past DSO performances with music by Bernstein, Still, Mozart, Bach, and Arturo Márquez. Tito Muñoz, Carlos Miguel Prieto, DSO Music Director Laureate Leonard Slatkin, and DSO Music Director Jader Bignamini are the conductors. Featured DSO soloists include Ralph Skiano (Principal Clarinet), Scott Strong (Horn), and Hannah Hammel (Principal Flute).

A trailblazer in the world of orchestral webcasting since 2011, the DSO launched a new streaming series, DSO Digital Concerts, on September 10, available exclusively on dso.org to view both live and on-demand for two weeks. Subscribers and select donors receive access to all DSO Digital Concerts, with individual tickets available for $12. DSO Replay—the orchestra’s archive of past seasons’ webcasts—remains free for all at dso.org/replay.

For a full schedule of DSO Digital Concerts, visit dso.org/fall2020.

The DSO Classical Series is generously sponsored by PVS Chemicals, Inc.

DSO Digital Concerts: Classical Series Week 8

Program A (Thursday, November 12 at 7:30 p.m. ET)


BERNSTEIN Prelude, Fugue, and Riffs (Leonard Slatkin, conductor; Ralph Skiano, clarinet; from 2/22/19)
STILL Serenade (Jader Bignamini, conductor; from 9/18/20)
MOZART Concerto for Horn and Orchestra No. 1, K. 386b [412] (Leonard Slatkin, conductor; Scott Strong, horn; from 1/20/17)
BACH Brandenburg Concerto No. 5 (Tito Muñoz, conductor; Hannah Hammel, flute; from 9/25/20)
ARTURO MÁRQUEZ Danzón No. 2 (Carlos Miguel Prieto, conductor; from 5/13/17) 

Program B (Friday, November 13 at 7:30 p.m. ET)


Marc-André Hamelin, piano

SCHUBERT Piano Quintet in A major, D. 667, “The Trout”

About the DSO

The most accessible orchestra on the planet, the acclaimed Detroit Symphony Orchestra is known for trailblazing performances, collaborations with the world’s foremost musical artists, and a deep connection to its city. As a community-supported orchestra, generous giving by individuals and institutions at all levels drives the continued success and growth of the organization. In January 2020, Italian conductor Jader Bignamini was named the DSO’s next music director to commence with the 2020-2021 season. Conductor Leonard Slatkin, who concluded a decade-long tenure at the helm in 2018, now serves as the DSO’s Music Director Laureate, endowed by the Kresge Foundation. Celebrated conductor, arranger, and trumpeter Jeff Tyzik is the orchestra’s Principal Pops Conductor, while the outstanding trumpeter and composer Terence Blanchard holds the Fred A. and Barbara M. Erb Jazz Creative Director Chair. Making its home at historic Orchestra Hall within the Max M. and Marjorie S. Fisher Music Center, the DSO offers a performance schedule that features Classical, PNC Pops, Paradise Jazz, and Young People’s Family Concert series. One of the world’s most acoustically perfect concert halls, Orchestra Hall celebrates its centennial in 2019-2020. In addition, the DSO presents the William Davidson Neighborhood Concert Series in eight metro area venues, as well as a robust schedule of eclectic multi-genre performances in its mid-size venue The Cube, constructed and curated with support from Peter D. & Julie F. Cummings. A dedication to broadcast innovation began in 1922, when the DSO became the first orchestra in the world to present a radio broadcast and continues today with the free Live from Orchestra Hall webcast series, which also reaches tens of thousands of children with the Classroom Edition expansion. With growing attendance and unwavering philanthropic support from the people of Detroit, the DSO actively pursues a mission to embrace and inspire individuals, families, and communities through unsurpassed musical experiences.