New DSO recording on Naxos features Principal Tuba Dennis Nulty performing John Williams tuba concerto

- Digital release is available for download and streaming now

Detroit, (February 18, 2019) – The Detroit Symphony Orchestra (DSO) has released a new digital recording on the Naxos label. Principal Tuba Dennis Nulty performs John Williams’s Concerto for Tuba and Orchestra with the DSO, conducted by Music Director Laureate Leonard Slatkin.

The recording is available for download and streaming on all major digital platforms, including Spotify, iTunes, Apple Music, YouTube Music, and others.

The tuba concerto is the third in the concerto genre that Williams wrote, as a special project to mark the centennial of the Boston Pops.

The recording is the latest in a series by the DSO, released on Naxos, featuring John Williams concerti. Previous releases include Principal Horn Karl Pituch performing Williams’s Concerto for Horn and Orchestra and Principal Bassoon Robert Williams performing Williams’s Concerto for Bassoon and Orchestra (The Five Sacred Trees).

Other recent releases include a 2016 album featuring Copland’s Appalachian Spring and “Hear Ye! Hear Ye!”, a collaboration with Nico Muhly and Nadia Sirota released on Bedroom Community, and a 2017 Grammy-nominated recording of Copland’s Symphony No. 3 and Three Latin American Sketches.

In addition to releasing music on Naxos and other labels, the DSO operates its own recording imprint, Live from Orchestra Hall.

About Dennis Nulty

Originally from upstate New York, Dennis Nulty was appointed Principal Tuba of the DSO in 2009, while completing his graduate studies at the New England Conservatory. He earned a Performers Certificate at the Eastman School of Music and was a fellow with the New World Symphony for three years.

An active freelance musician, Nulty has performed extensively with symphony orchestras in western New York and the Boston area, including the Boston Symphony Orchestra, the Buffalo Philharmonic, and the Syracuse Symphony. He has also performed with numerous brass quintets, marching bands, and jazz ensembles, including the New Sousa Band.

Nulty’s mentors include Don Harry of the Buffalo Philharmonic, Mike Roylance of the Boston Symphony Orchestra, Chester Schmitz, and Harry Shapiro.

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 institution. Conductor Leonard Slatkin, who recently concluded an acclaimed decade-long tenure at the helm, 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 America’s most acoustically perfect concert halls, Orchestra Hall will celebrate its centennial in 2019-2020. In addition, the DSO presents the William Davidson Neighborhood Concert Series in seven 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.