- Kahchun Wong conducts DSO in Barber’s Adagio for Strings, Rachmaninoff’s Second Symphony, and Price’s Piano Concerto in One Movement with Michelle Cann in Beverly Hills and Monroe, April 28, 29, and May 1
- Yue Bao conducts DSO in works by Bologne, Mozart, Still, and Haydn with cellist Pablo Ferrández in West Bloomfield, Plymouth, Bloomfield Hills, and Grosse Pointe, May 5-8
- Subscriptions and tickets on sale now at dso.org
Detroit, (April 22, 2022) – This month, the Detroit Symphony Orchestra (DSO) will continue its William Davidson Neighborhood Concert Series with two weekends of concerts at community venues across Metro Detroit conducted by Kahchun Wong and Yue Bao, respectively.
On April 28, 29, and May 1, Wong will lead the DSO in a program including Sergei Rachmaninoff's Symphony No. 2 in E minor, Samuel Barber’s Adagio for Strings, and Florence Price’s Piano Concerto in One Movement with pianist Michelle Cann as featured soloist. The piece was premiered in Chicago in 1934 with Price herself at the piano. The concerts will take place on April 28 at 7:30 p.m. at the Seligman Performing Arts Center in Beverly Hills, April 29 at 8 p.m. at the Meyer Theater in Monroe, and May 1 at 3 p.m. at the Seligman Performing Arts Center in Beverly Hills.
Please note: the April 29 through May 1 concerts do not include a performance at Congregation Shaarey Zedek in Southfield due to a scheduling conflict. To accommodate the change, the DSO will offer two of the concerts at the same venue, the Seligman Performing Arts Center in Beverly Hills.
In May, the Neighborhood series continues with Classical Masters: Haydn, Mozart, and Saint-Georges led by conductor Yue Bao and featuring cellist Pablo Ferrández. The program includes Symphony No. 2, Op. 2 by Joseph Bologne, Chevalier de Saint-Georges; Concerto for Cello and Orchestra in C Major by Joseph Haydn (with Ferrández as featured soloist); Danzas de Panama by William Grant Still; and Symphony No. 35 in D Major, K. 385 “Haffner” by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. The concerts will take place on May 5 at 7:30 p.m. at The Berman Center for the Performing Arts in West Bloomfield, May 7 at 8 p.m. at Kirk in the Hills Presbyterian Church in Bloomfield Hills, and May 8 at 3 p.m. at Our Lady Star of the Sea in Grosse Pointe. Please note: The concert on May 6 at 8 p.m., previously scheduled to take place at Our Lady of Good Counsel Catholic Church in Plymouth, will now be held at Adlai E. Stevenson High School in Livonia.
William Davidson Neighborhood Concert Series subscriptions and single tickets (beginning at $10) are on sale now and can be purchased at dso.org/neighborhood or by calling the Box Office at 313.576.5111. The Box Office is open Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Currently in its eleventh year, the William Davidson Neighborhood Concert Series brings world-class DSO performances to eight venues in seven Metro Detroit communities. Featuring repertoire curated especially for intimate venues, the series creates musical impact by connecting with audiences in their communities. DSO Chamber Recitals feature DSO musicians in a variety of settings in Detroit and across the entire metro area. In addition, DSO musicians regularly perform at schools, hospitals, senior living facilities, places of worship, parks, and other community gathering spaces.
The William Davidson Neighborhood Concert Series is made possible by a generous grant from the William Davidson Foundation. WRCJ 90.9 FM also supports the series. Renamed in 2014 in honor of philanthropist William Davidson, the William Davidson Neighborhood Concert Series brings even more opportunities for Metro Detroiters to experience the DSO close to home. In October 2017, the William Davidson Foundation made a $15 million gift of support to the DSO–one of the orchestra’s largest ever–including continued sponsorship of the series.
William Davidson Neighborhood Concert Series
Thursday, April 28 at 7:30 p.m. at the Seligman Performing Arts Center on the Detroit Country Day School campus (22305 W. 13 Mile Rd., Beverly Hills, MI)
Friday, April 29 at 8 p.m. at La-Z-Boy Center – Meyer Theater on the Monroe County Community College campus(1555 S. Raisinville Rd., Monroe, MI)
Sunday, May 1 at 3 p.m. at Seligman Performing Arts Center on the Detroit Country Day School campus (22305 W. 13 Mile Rd., Beverly Hills, MI)
Kahchun Wong, conductor
Michelle Cann, piano
SAMUEL BARBER Adagio for Strings
SERGEI RACHMANINOFF Symphony No. 2 in E minor, Op. 27
FLORENCE PRICE Piano Concerto in One Movement
William Davidson Neighborhood Concert Series
Thursday, May 5 at 7:30 p.m. at The Berman Center for the Performing Arts (6600 W. Maple Rd., West Bloomfield Township, MI 48322)
Friday, May 6 at 8 p.m. at Adlai E. Stevenson High School (33500 Six Mile Rd, Livonia, MI 48152)
Saturday, May 7 at 8 p.m. at Kirk in the Hills Presbyterian Church (1340 W. Long Lake Rd., Bloomfield Hills, MI 48302)
Sunday, May 8 at 3 p.m. at Our Lady Star of the Sea Catholic Church (467 Fairford Rd., Grosse Pointe Woods, MI 48236)
Yue Bao, conductor
Pablo Ferrández, cello
JOSEPH BOLOGNE, CHEVALIER DE SAINT-GEORGES Symphony No. 2, Op. 2, No.2
JOSEPH HAYDN Concerto for Cello and Orchestra in C Major
WILLIAM GRANT STILL Danzas de Panama
WOLFGANG AMADEUS MOZART Symphony No. 35 in D major, K. 385, “Haffner”
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.