DSO ERB JAZZ CHAIR TERENCE BLANCHARD PERFORMS ORIGINAL MUSIC AND MUSIC OF WAYNE SHORTER WITH THE E-COLLECTIVE AND TURTLE ISLAND QUARTET, NOVEMBER 19
ANN HAMPTON CALLAWAY PRESENTS THE STREISAND SONGBOOK, NOVEMBER 19-21
Also this month, a DSO string quartet performs music of Brahms and Still at North Rosedale Park Community House on November 18
Tickets on sale now at dso.org
Detroit, (November 4, 2021) – The Detroit Symphony Orchestra (DSO) continues November programming with Terence Blanchard on the Paradise Jazz Series, Ann Hampton Callaway in The Streisand Songbook conducted by Michael Krajewski on the PNC Pops Series, and a DSO chamber recital featuring music of Brahms and Still at the North Rosedale Park Community House.
On November 19, Fred A. and Barbara M. Erb Jazz Creative Director Chair Terence Blanchard will perform the music of Wayne Shorter and new original music alongside his internationally acclaimed band The E-Collective and the two-time Grammy Award-winning Turtle Island Quartet. The concert will celebrate the brilliance of Shorter’s legacy, and the inspiration he has given Blanchard, influencing his ever-expanding amalgam of music and storytelling.
The same weekend, conductor Michael Krajewski leads the DSO and Platinum-Award winning singer-songwriter Anne Hampton Callaway in The Streisand Songbook, celebrating the music of one of America’s most powerful and enduring musical artists, Barbra Streisand. The program will feature favorites including “I’ve Dreamed of You,” “The Way We Were,” “Just in Time,” and “Don’t Rain on My Parade.”
On November 18, a DSO string quartet comprised of Rachel Harding Klaus (first violin), Jing Zhang (second violin), Mike Chen (viola), and David LeDoux (cello) will perform William Grant Still’s Lyric String Quartette, Johannes Brahms’s String Quartet No. 2, and pops selections at North Rosedale Park Community House in Detroit. The program is part of the DSO’s William Davidson Neighborhood Chamber Recitals series, allowing audiences to experience music in their neighborhoods.
To protect the health and well-being of its patrons, musicians, and staff due to the ongoing pandemic, the DSO has implemented new safety policies including mask and COVID-19 vaccine or test requirements for all guests and contactless e-ticketing. Visit dso.org/safetyplan for more information.
Brahms and Still Quartets will take place Thursday, November 18 at 7 p.m. at North Rosedale Park Community House in Detroit.
Terence Blanchard featuring The E-Collective with Turtle Island Quartet will take place Friday, November 19 at 8 p.m. at Orchestra Hall. The concert will also be streamed live on dso.org as part of DSO Digital Concerts. Subscribers and donors over $125 receive access to all DSO Digital Concerts in the 2021-2022 season, with individual tickets available for purchase starting at $12. Concerts can be viewed both live and on-demand for two weeks following the original performance exclusively on dso.org or on the DSO app.
The Streisand Songbook will take place Friday, November 19 at 10:45 a.m., Saturday, November 20 at 8 p.m., and Sunday, November 21 at 3 p.m. at Orchestra Hall.
Tickets for these performances start at $15 for the chamber recital, $19 for PNC Pops Series performances, and $12 for digital access to the Paradise Jazz Series concert. Tickets can be purchased at dso.org or by calling the Box Office at 313.576.5111, open Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
The title sponsor of the DSO’s PNC Pops Series is PNC Bank. The Paradise Jazz Series is made possible with support from Huntington and MGM Grand Detroit. DSO Live is presented by Ford Motor Company Fund and made possible by the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation. Digital programming is produced from the Al Glancy Control Room.
Thursday, November 18 at 7 p.m.
North Rosedale Park Community House (18445 Scarsdale St, Detroit, MI 48223)
Rachel Harding Klaus, first violin
Jing Zhang, second violin
Mike Chen, viola
David LeDoux, cello
Experience a program curated and performed by DSO Musicians away from Orchestra Hall. As part of the DSO's community initiatives, audiences experience music in their neighborhoods.
WILLIAM GRANT STILL Lyric String Quartette
JOHANNES BRAHMS String Quartet No.2, Op.51 No.2
FEATURING THE E-COLLECTIVE WITH TURTLE ISLAND QUARTET
Paradise Jazz Series
Friday, November 19 at 8 p.m.
Terence Blanchard featuring The E-Collective:
Terence Blanchard, composer and trumpeter
Charles Altura, guitar
James Francies, piano
David “DJ” Ginyard, bass
Oscar Seaton, drums
Turtle Island Quartet:
David Balakrishnan, violin
Gabriel Terracciano, violin
Benjamin Von Gutzeit, viola
Malcolm Parson, cello
Erb Jazz Chair, Two-time Oscar® nominee, trumpeter, and composer Terence Blanchard performs the music of Wayne Shorter and new original music alongside his internationally acclaimed band The E-Collective and the double-GRAMMY®-winning Turtle Island Quartet. Blanchard celebrates both the brilliance of Shorter’s legacy and the inspiration he has given Blanchard, influencing his ever-expanding amalgam of music and storytelling.
FEATURING ANN HAMPTON CALLAWAY
PNC Pops Series
Friday, November 19 at 10:45 a.m.
Saturday, November 20 at 8 p.m.
Sunday, November 21 at 3 p.m.
Michael Krajewski, conductor
Ann Hampton Callaway, vocalist
Platinum Award-winning singer-songwriter Ann Hampton Callaway celebrates the music of one of America’s most powerful and enduring musical artists. Singing timeless classics from five decades of Barbra Streisand’s multi-faceted career, Callaway crafts a loving musical portrait of the icon who began as a role model for her and evolved as a mentor, recording Ann's songs on six of her recent CDs, including "I've Dreamed of You," the song that Streisand sang on her wedding day. In a night of soaring songs and stories, Callaway promises us a performance that not only celebrates the extraordinary career of Barbra Streisand, but also reminds us of "the way we were."
About Terence Blanchard
Trumpeter, bandleader, composer, and educator Terence Blanchard has served as the DSO’s Fred A. and Barbara M. Erb Jazz Creative Chair since 2012. Blanchard has performed and recorded with many of jazz’s superstars and currently leads the celebrated E-Collective. He is also well known for his decades-long collaboration with filmmaker Spike Lee, scoring more than 15 of Lee’s movies since the early 1990s. 2018’s BlacKkKlansman earned Blanchard his first Academy Award nomination, with a second Academy Award nomination in 2021 for Da 5 Bloods. In and out of the film world, Blanchard has received 14 Grammy nominations and six wins, as well as nominations for Emmy, Golden Globe, Sierra, and Soul Train Music awards.
Blanchard’s second opera Fire Shut Up in My Bones, based on the memoir of New York Times columnist Charles Blow, recently opened The Metropolitan Opera’s 2021-2022 season, making it the first opera by an African American composer to premiere at the Met. With a libretto by Kasi Lemmons, the opera was commissioned by Opera Theatre of Saint Louis where it premiered in 2019. The New York Times called it “inspiring,” “subtly powerful,” and “a bold affecting adaptation of Charles Blow’s work.” Blanchard’s first opera, Champion, also premiered to critical acclaim in 2013 in St. Louis and starred Denyce Graves with a libretto from Pulitzer Prize Winner Michael Cristofer.
Visit terenceblanchard.com for more.
About Michael Krajewski
Known for his entertaining programs and engaging personality, Michael Krajewski is a much sought-after pops conductor in the US, Canada, and abroad. His twenty-year relationship with the Houston Symphony included seventeen years as Principal Pops Conductor. He also served as Principal Pops Conductor of the Long Beach Symphony for eleven years, Principal Pops Conductor of Atlanta Symphony for eight years, Music Director of the Philly Pops for six years, and Principal Pops Conductor of the Jacksonville Symphony for twenty-five years.
Krajewski’s busy schedule as a guest conductor includes concerts with major and regional orchestras across the United States. In Canada he has appeared with the orchestras of Toronto, Ottawa, Vancouver, Calgary, Edmonton, Winnipeg, Regina, and Kitchener-Waterloo. Overseas, he has performed in Ireland, Spain, the Czech Republic, Iceland, Malaysia, and China.
Born in Detroit, Krajewski studied music education at Wayne State University and conducting at the Cincinnati College-Conservatory of music. Krajewski now lives in Florida with his wife Darcy. In his spare time, he enjoys travel, photography, and solving crossword puzzles.
About Ann Hampton Callaway
Ann Hampton Callaway is one of America’s most gifted and prolific artists. A leading champion of the great American Songbook, she’s made her mark as a singer, pianist, composer, lyricist, arranger, actress, educator, TV host, and producer. Voted by broadwayworld.com as “Performer of the Year” and two years in a row as “Best Jazz Vocalist,” Callaway is a born entertainer.
Callaway’s unique singing style blends jazz and traditional pop, making her a mainstay in concert halls, theaters, and jazz clubs as well as in the recording studio, on television, and in film. She is best known for her Tony-nominated performance in the hit Broadway musical “Swing!” and for writing and singing the theme song to the hit TV series “The Nanny.” Callaway is a Platinum Award- winning writer whose songs are featured on seven of Barbra Streisand’s recent CDs.
The only composer to have collaborated with Cole Porter, she has also written songs with Carole King, Rolf Løvland, Amanda McBroom, and Shelby Lynn. Callaway has shared the stage with great artists from many genres including George Shearing, Dizzy Gillespie, Stevie Wonder, Dr. John, Liza Minnelli, Betty Buckley, Dianne Reeves, Dee Dee Bridgewater, Audra McDonald, Harvey Fierstein, Ramsey Lewis, Kurt Elling, and Michael Feinstein.
Visit annhamptoncallaway.com for more.
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. 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 celebrated 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 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.