Scheduled performances of two Wynton Marsalis works will not take place
Concert to proceed with Gil Shaham performing Barber’s Violin Concerto and a solo Bach work
Tonight’s webcast to feature Barber and Bach, plus Marsalis’s Blues Symphony from Friday’s concert
Detroit, (June 11, 2022) – The Detroit Symphony Orchestra (DSO) has announced a major program update for concerts tonight at 8 p.m. and Sunday at 3 p.m. at Orchestra Hall. Scheduled performances of Wynton Marsalis’s Blues Symphony and Herald, Holler and Hallelujah! will not take place at both concerts due to the orchestra's quarantine policy after a musician tested positive for the COVID-19 virus.
The concerts will proceed with this weekend’s guest soloist Gil Shaham performing Samuel Barber’s Violin Concerto conducted by Music Director Jader Bignamini. Shaham has also graciously agreed to perform Bach’s solo Partita No. 3 in E major, BWV 1006.
“I am very sad that we cannot share these magnificent works by Wynton Marsalis with our Orchestra Hall audiences tonight and tomorrow, but the health of our musicians, staff, and patrons must remain a top priority,” said Bignamini. “We are very grateful to still be able to present the Barber concerto with the supremely talented Gil Shaham, and that he has agreed to perform a Bach partita for us.”
Tonight’s Live from Orchestra Hall webcast at 8 p.m. will proceed with the live performances of the Barber and Bach works, plus Marsalis’s Blues Symphony from Friday night’s concert, which took place as planned.
The DSO remains committed to the health and well-being of our patrons, musicians, and staff. Our COVID-19 safety policies include vaccine or negative test requirements for entry and contactless e-ticketing. For more information visit dso.org/safetyplan.
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. Celebrated conductor, arranger, and trumpeter Jeff Tyzik is the orchestra’s Principal Pops Conductor, while Oscar-nominated trumpeter and composer Terence Blanchard holds the Fred A. 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 PVS Classical, PNC Pops, Paradise Jazz, and Young People’s Family Concert series. One of the world’s most acoustically perfect concert halls, Orchestra Hall celebrated 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 live radio broadcast of a concert and continues today with the groundbreaking Live from Orchestra Hall series of free webcasts, 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.