James Feddeck steps in for Leonard Slatkin to conduct DSO Digital Concert on October 1

- Program features Penderecki’s Serenade for String Orchestra and Mozart’s “Serenatta notturna”

- Watch DSO Digital Concerts at dso.org every Thursday and Friday this fall

Detroit, (September 24, 2020) – The Detroit Symphony Orchestra (DSO) today announced that conductor James Feddeckwill step in for Music Director Laureate Leonard Slatkin to lead the DSO Digital Concert on Thursday, October 1 at 7:30 p.m. Slatkin is healthy, but concerned by an increased number of Covid-19 cases in his area and has decided to remain home as a precaution. The program, which is listed below, is unchanged. On Friday, October 2, acclaimed pianist Jean-Yves Thibaudet joins DSO musicians to perform Franck’s Piano Quintet in F minor.

Feddeck previously appeared with the DSO on the William DavidsonNeighborhoodConcert Seriesin January 2016; next Thursday’s performance will mark Feddeck’s Orchestra Hall debut.

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 will receive access to all DSO Digital Concerts, with individual tickets available for $12. DSO Replay—the orchestra’s archive of past seasons’ webcasts—will remain free for all at dso.org/replay.

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

DSO Digital Concerts: Classical Series Week 4
James Feddeck, conductor [Thursday only]
Jean-Yves Thibaudet, piano [Friday only]

Program A (Thursday, October 1)

PURCELL (arr. BRITTEN): Chacony in G minor
PENDERECKI: Serenade for String Orchestra
MOZART: Serenade No. 6 in D major for Two Small Orchestras, K. 239, “Serenatta notturna”

Program B (Friday, October 2)

FRANCK: Piano Quintet in F minor

About James Feddeck

Born in New York and hailed by the Chicago Tribuneas “A gifted conductor who’s clearly going places,” James Feddeck is a winner of the Solti Conducting Award, the Aspen Conducting Prize, and is a former Assistant Conductor of The Cleveland Orchestra.

Forthcoming engagements this season include debuts with the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra, Warsaw Philharmonic, Staatskapelle Weimar, and the Oregon Symphony Orchestra, and return visits to the Orchestre symphonique de Montréal, Orchestre National de Belgique, Residentie Orkest, Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra, and Orquesta Sinfónica de Tenerife.

In recent seasons, Feddeck has also appeared with many other leading European and North American orchestras including the Vienna Radio Symphony, Deutsches Sinfonieorchester Berlin, Orchestre National de France, BBC Symphony, BBC Philharmonic, Royal Liverpool Philharmonic, Barcelona Symphony, Stockholm Philharmonic, Helsinki Philharmonic, City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, the Hallé Orchestra, Chicago Symphony Orchestra, The Cleveland Orchestra, San Francisco Symphony, Seattle Symphony, Detroit Symphony, and the Toronto Symphony.

An accomplished organist, Feddeck has also given recitals throughout Europe and North America. He studied oboe, piano, organ, and conducting at the Oberlin Conservatory of Music and was the first recipient of their Outstanding Young Alumni Award.

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.