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  • Jader: A New Season Begins

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    Jader Bignamini kicks off his tenure as DSO Music Director with a program spanning four centuries. DSO brass is showcased in Copland’s American anthem and Gabrieli’s Venetian School innovations, while an early gem from Richard Strauss highlights the winds. DSO strings are featured in Philip Herbe...

  • Jader: Puccini and Dvořák

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    Puccini’s mastery of writing for strings is crystalized in I Crisantemi (Chrysanthemums), one of the famed opera composer’s few instrumental works, performed here in its string orchestra version. Dvořák’s joyous Serenade for winds was inspired upon hearing Mozart’s music on a trip to Vienna, yet ...

  • Tchaikovsky Serenade for Strings

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    Tchaikovsky’s lyrical Serenade is full of robust, evocative harmonies and melancholic melodies— channeling the inventiveness and unpredictability of the composer’s idol Mozart—shot through with stirring Russian folk melodies.

    TCHAIKOVSKY
    Serenade for Strings in C major, Op. 48

  • Saint-Georges' First Symphony

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    Highly varied in style, George Walker’s elegiac Lyric for Strings and William Grant Still’s expressive Serenade showcase mid-20th century works from two prominent African American composers. Saint-Georges, born Joseph Bologne, was the son of a French plantation owner and his African slave, who ro...

  • Wei Yu Plays Haydn

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    The Classical era takes center-stage as German conductor Matthias Pintscher makes his Orchestra Hall debut, first with DSO Principal Cello Wei Yu performing Haydn’s Second Cello Concerto. Next, Stravinsky’s neoclassical “Dumbarton Oaks” Concerto brings us to the Washington D.C. estate where the U...

  • Islands on Stage

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    The harpsichord, flute, and violin all share the spotlight in Bach’s Brandenburg Concerto No. 5, then Tōru Takemitsu’s Archipelago S. showcases the varied textures of the orchestra as the sections are spread across the stage like islands in the sea. Note: Originally announced conductor Matthias P...

  • Slatkin Serenades

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    Leonard Slatkin returns to conduct “a little night music” in a pair of serenades. One to pay tribute to composer Krzysztof Penderecki, his friend who passed earlier this year, along with Mozart’s Serenade No. 6, known as the “Serenata notturna.”

    ADOLPHUS HAILSTORK
    Baroque Suite
    PURCELL (ARR. BRI...

  • Thibaudet Returns

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    Jean-Yves Thibaudet, hailed as "one of the best pianists in the world" and favorite of DSO audiences, returns to Orchestra Hall to join DSO musicians for a special performance of César Franck’s Piano Quintet in F Minor.

    FRANCK
    Piano Quintet in F minor

  • Sinatra & Beyond

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    Called “two parts Frank Sinatra and one-part Billy Joel,” triple-threat singer / pianist / songwriter Tony DeSare takes on the legend of Ol’ Blue Eyes himself. From jazz clubs to Carnegie Hall to headlining with major symphony orchestras, Tony DeSare delivers a fresh take on old school class in a...

  • Tony DeSare's Song Diaries Live

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    Tony DeSare's popular daily song diaries on YouTube and Facebook draw upon his expansive catalogue of Sinatra standards, pop favorites, piano blockbusters, and heartfelt originals. This new show featuring Tony and his trio will take you on a journey of music spanning the likes of Irving Berlin, C...

  • Beethoven for Seven

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    Beethoven’s Septet for winds and strings, written just a few years before the First Symphony, was his most acclaimed work during his lifetime. In this chamber music performance by DSO musicians, hear how Beethoven’s music was evolving from its Classical-era roots to the vast and emotional Romanti...

  • DSO Chamber Ensembles

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    Hear musicians of the DSO perform a variety of intimate chamber works. Details to be announced.

  • Runnicles Conducts Britten

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    Famed Scottish conductor Donald Runnicles leads the DSO in a program including Britten’s tribute to his teacher that brought him international attention, and Carlos Simon’s An Elegy: Cry from the Grave, a haunting dedication to those murdered by oppressive powers.

    CARLOS SIMON
    An Elegy: A Cry fr...

  • Strauss: Four Last Songs

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    Reflecting on a life and career spanning over 80 years, Richard Strauss wove themes of serenity and the fulfillment of one’s soul into his Four Last Songs. Soprano Jacquelyn Stucker, hailed as "glowing" and "incandescent," brings these songs to life in Orchestra Hall.

    ELGAR
    Introduction & Allegr...

  • Cirque Carnaval - Part I

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    Drawing on classical favorites and circus artistry, Troupe Vertigo leads us on a breathtaking experience featuring dizzying aerial acts, acrobatic perfection, contortionism, object manipulation (juggling), and more. They will lift your spirit and leave you in awe.

  • Cirque Carnaval - Part II

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    Drawing on fiery Latin melodies and circus artistry, Troupe Vertigo leads us on a breathtaking experience featuring dizzying aerial acts, acrobatic perfection, contortionism, object manipulation (juggling), and more. They will lift your spirit and leave you in awe.

  • Halloween Spooktacular

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    Join the DSO and the amazing acrobats of Troupe Vertigo for symphonic tricks, treats, and spooky surprises as we kick off another exciting season of Family programming. Our annual costume contest will continue online and is sure to get you in the Halloween spirit—it’s fun for the whole family!

  • Primal Message
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    Primal Message

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    Violist-composer Nokuthula Ngwenyama writes "music of bold, mesmerizing character," including her captivating viola quintet Primal Message, heard here in the world premiere of its orchestral version. Dvořák's lively and enchanting Serenade for Strings remains one of his most popular orchestral wo...

  • Jennifer Koh Plays Tyshawn Sorey

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    Jennifer Koh's world premiere of Chris Cerrone's Violin Concerto was a highlight of the DSO's 17-18 season. She returns for a new work by Tyshawn Sorey, praised for creating immersive sound worlds that defy categorization. Florence Price’s arrangement of Spirituals for string quartet are equal pa...

  • DSO Chamber ensembles

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    Hear musicians of the DSO perform a variety of intimate chamber works. Details to be announced.

  • Schubert's "Trout"

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    Pianist Marc-André Hamelin makes his return to Orchestra Hall for Schubert’s “Trout” Quintet. This unusual instrumentation of piano, violin, viola, cello, and bass leaves room for the piano to shine with stunning melodies, some taken directly from Schubert’s deep catalogue of vocal music.

    SCHUBE...

  • Ballet to Ballroom!

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    Dance through the decades and waltz around the world as the DSO treats you to a night on the town! With a special appearance by a dazzling duo of champion dancers from the renowned Dance New York studio, you'll enjoy a musical tour with stops at the ballet, the hottest night clubs, bustling ballr...

  • Cinematic Strings

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    The DSO’s sparkling strings are featured in this exciting program highlighting themes from favorite TV shows, blockbuster films, and more!

  • The Soldier's Tale

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    Transport yourself to turn-of-the-century France for these two works of Ravel and Stravinsky conducted by Enrique Mazzola. The serene Pavane for a Dead Princess transitions perfectly into the biting and militaristic Soldier’s Tale, the story of a soldier who trades his violin to a shadowy figure ...

  • Mozart Piano Concerto No. 23

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    Pianist Inon Barnatan steps onto the Orchestra Hall stage for Mozart’s Piano Concerto No. 23, a non-stop whirlwind of sweet melodies. Wagner’s Siegfried Idyll was written as a birthday present for his wife Cosima, performed through her window as she awoke in their villa overlooking Lake Lucerne. ...

  • Starburst and Strauss

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    Principal Oboe Alexander Kinmonth steps out to the soloist’s position for Richard Strauss’s Oboe Concerto, one of his final works. Before that, enjoy Jessie Montgomery’s Starburst, a sonic exploration of the rapidly changing colors of new stars forming in the sky.

    JESSIE MONTGOMERY
    Starburst
    R. ...

  • Jader Conducts Beethoven

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    DSO Music Director Jader Bignamini returns for the “Eroica,” Beethoven’s monumental Third Symphony. From the very first notes, Beethoven turns the idea of the symphony on its head, presenting the wide range of emotions and characters that would come to define orchestral music for the next century...

  • Home for the Holidays Part I

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    Celebrate the season with Detroit’s favorite holiday musical tradition. DSO audience favorite Thomas Wilkins leads a heartwarming program of carols and classics – and yes, Virginia, there will be a Santa Claus!

  • Home for the Holidays Part II

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    Celebrate the season with Detroit’s favorite holiday musical tradition. DSO audience favorite Thomas Wilkins leads a heartwarming program of carols and classics – and yes, Virginia, there will be a Santa Claus!

  • TEST Digital Concerts Vimeo 9-4-20

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    To test PPV integration

  • TEST EVENT
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    TEST EVENT

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    This is a test event.

  • 9-9-20 TEST Vimeo livestreaming

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    To test DSO constituencies & Vimeo streaming