Pianist Orion Weiss steps in for Shai Wosner in upcoming DSO performances, June 27, 28, & 30

Detroit, (June 24, 2019) – The Detroit Symphony Orchestra (DSO) today announced that pianist Orion Weiss will step in for Shai Wosner in a program on the William Davidson Neighborhood Concert Series this week.

Weiss will be featured soloist on Mozart’s Piano Concerto No. 21. Ankush Kumar Bahl conducts the program, which also include Mozart’s Symphony No. 25 and Schumann’s Symphony No. 4.

The concerts take place:

  • Thursday, June 27 at 7:30 p.m. at Congregation Shaarey Zedek in Southfield
  • Friday, June 28 at 8 p.m. at Macomb Center for the Performing Arts in Clinton Township
  • Sunday, June 30 at 3 p.m. at Seligman Performing Arts Center (on the campus of Detroit Country Day School) in Beverly Hills

Learn more about the William Davidson Neighborhood Concert Series and purchase tickets at dso.org/neighborhood.

About Orion Weiss

Orion Weiss is a highly sought-after pianist in his generation of young American musicians. He has performed with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Boston Symphony Orchestra, Los Angeles Philharmonic, New York Philharmonic, Philadelphia Orchestra, Pittsburgh Symphony, Toronto Symphony Orchestra, and many others. In 2005, he toured Israel with the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by Itzhak Perlman.

Highlights of the current and recent seasons include performances at the Lucerne Festival, an appearance with Lincoln Center’s Chamber Music Society, a tour with James Ehnes, and recordings of Christopher Rouse’s Seeing and the complete Gershwin works for piano and orchestra with the Buffalo Philharmonic and JoAnn Falletta.

Weiss’s list of awards includes the Gilmore Young Artist Award, an Avery Fisher Career Grant, the Gina Bachauer Scholarship at The Juilliard School, and the Mieczyslaw Munz Scholarship. A native of Lyndhurst, OH, Weiss attended the Cleveland Institute of Music, where he studied with Paul Schenly, Daniel Shapiro, Sergei Babayan, Kathryn Brown, and Edith Reed. In 2004, he graduated from the Juilliard School, where he studied with Emanuel Ax.

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.