June 16, 17, and 19: Kerem Hasan conducts Beethoven’s Fourth Symphony, plus Bruch’s Violin Concerto No. 1 with DSO Acting Concertmaster Kimberly Kaloyanides Kennedy and Kodály’s Dances of Galánta in Southfield, Monroe, and Beverly Hills
July 14-17: Jonathon Heyward conducts Rossini’s Bassoon Concerto with DSO Acting Principal Bassoon Michael Ke Ma, plus Beethoven’s First Symphony in West Bloomfield, Livonia, Bloomfield Hills, and Grosse Pointe
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Detroit, (June 6, 2022) – This summer, 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 Kerem Hasan and Jonathon Heyward, respectively.
On June 16, 17, and 19, Hasan will lead the DSO in a program including Beethoven’s Symphony No. 4, Zoltán Kodály’s Dances of Galánta, and Max Bruch's Violin Concerto No. 1 in G minor, Op. 26 with DSO Acting Concertmaster Kimberly Kaloyanides Kennedy as featured soloist. The concerts will take place on June 16 at 7:30 p.m. at the Congregation Shaarey Zedek in Southfield, June 17 at 8 p.m. at the Meyer Theater in Monroe, and June 19 at 3 p.m. at the Seligman Performing Arts Center in Beverly Hills.
The Neighborhood series continues July 14 to 17 with Heyward—hailed as a "bright rising star of the conducting world"—making his DSO debut conducting Beethoven's youthful Symphony No. 1. Also included on the program are Mendelssohn's Fair Melusina Overture and Rossini's virtuosic Bassoon Concerto with DSO Acting Principal Bassoon Michael Ke Ma as featured soloist. The concerts will take place on July 14 at 7:30 p.m. at The Berman Center for the Performing Arts in West Bloomfield, July 15 at 8 p.m. at Stevenson High School in Livonia, July 16 at 8 p.m. at Christ Church Cranbrook, and July 17 at 3 p.m. at Our Lady Star of the Sea in Grosse Pointe. Please note the change in locations for the July 15 and 16 performances from the previously announced venues.
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 seven Metro Detroit communities each season. 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.
BEETHOVEN: SYMPHONY NO. 4
William Davidson Neighborhood Concert Series
Thursday, June 16 at 7:30 p.m. at the Congregation Shaarey Zedek (27375 Bell Rd., Southfield, MI)
Friday, June 17 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, June 19 at 3 p.m. at Seligman Performing Arts Center on the Detroit Country Day School campus (22305 W. 13 Mile Rd., Beverly Hills, MI)
Kerem Hasan, conductor
Kimberly Kaloyanides Kennedy, violin
ZOLTÁN KODÁLY Dances of Galánta
MAX KARL AUGUST BRUCH Violin Concerto No. 1 in G minor, Op. 26
LUDWIG VAN BEETHOVEN Symphony No. 4 in B-flat major, Op. 60
BEETHOVEN: SYMPHONY NO. 1
William Davidson Neighborhood Concert Series
Thursday, July 14 at 7:30 p.m. at The Berman Center for the Performing Arts (6600 W. Maple Rd., West Bloomfield Township, MI 48322)
Friday, July 15 at 8 p.m. at Adlai E. Stevenson High School (33500 Six Mile Rd, Livonia, MI 48152)
Saturday, July 16 at 8 p.m. at Christ Church Cranbrook (470 Church Rd., Bloomfield Hills, MI 48304)
Sunday, July 17 at 3 p.m. at Our Lady Star of the Sea Catholic Church (467 Fairford Rd., Grosse Pointe Woods, MI 48236)
Jonathon Heyward, conductor
Michael Ke Ma, bassoon
FELIX MENDELSSOHN Fair Melusina Overture, Op. 32
GIOACHINO ANTONIO ROSSINI Concerto for Bassoon and Orchestra
LUDWIG VAN BEETHOVEN Symphony No. 1 in C Major, Op. 21
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.