DSO Digital Concerts

DSO Digital Concerts

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  • Mozart Piano Concerto No. 20

    Mozart composed his Piano Concerto No. 20 at the height of his popularity. It was heralded at its premiere and would become a favorite of audiences and composers, including Beethoven, who featured the work within his personal repertoire.

  • The First Romantics

    French composer Étienne Méhul stands in the history books as the first composer to be labeled a “Romantic”. His first symphony was written in the same year as Beethoven’s fifth, and shares a similar dramatic style. It would be revived thirty years later by Felix Mendelssohn, another figure of the...

  • Fabian Almazan + DSO String Quartet: Encore

    Join us for an encore presentation of a global music collaboration! Cuban-born jazz pianist and composer Fabian Almazan and his ensemble join forces with a DSO String Quartet to perform Almazan’s composition Alcanza, a vibrant multi-movement suite that fuses jazz and contemporary classical chambe...

  • Broadway Then and Now – Part I (“Then”)

    For over a century, Broadway has been the place to be for the latest showstoppers and hit musicals. Hear the best of Broadway’s “then” and “now” in this two-part musical journey from the Golden age through today!

  • Prokofiev’s Classical Symphony

    Orchestra Hall veteran John Storgårds returns to the stage to conduct his Finnish compatriot Magnus Lindberg’s Souvenir, followed by Sergei Prokofiev’s “Classical Symphony,” an ode to Mozart and Haydn.

  • Brandenburg No. 6

    The viola section takes center stage for Bach’s Brandenburg Concerto No. 6 as DSO Principal and Assistant Principal Violas Eric Nowlin and James VanValkenburg lead their colleagues in this instrumental masterwork of the baroque era. Then, we hear English composer Anna Clyne’s Stride, named for th...

  • Brahms for Six

    Principals from the DSO’s string sections perform Brahms’s rich and inventive second sextet. Please note: Originally scheduled guest violinist James Ehnes is unable to perform in tonight’s concert.

  • Encore: Ehnes Plays Mendelssohn

    Please note: Originally scheduled guest violinist James Ehnes is unable to perform in tonight’s concert. In its place, enjoy this encore performance of Ehnes performing Mendelssohn’s Violin Concerto with the DSO and conductor Juanjo Mena from December 2019.

  • PNC Pops: Nothin’ but the Blues Part I

    The Blues is at the heart and soul of nearly every form of music in the past 100 years. Featuring the stunning vocals of Shayna Steele, join the DSO in a tribute to musical legends including Bessie Smith, Billie Holiday, Ma Rainey, Louis Armstrong and more.

  • PNC Pops: Nothin’ but the Blues Part II

    The Blues is at the heart and soul of nearly every form of music in the past 100 years.  Featuring the stunning vocals of Shayna Steele, join the DSO in a tribute to musical legends including Bessie Smith, Billie Holiday, Ma Rainey, Louis Armstrong and more.

  • Mozart’s Jupiter

    Nicknamed “Jupiter” for opening chords that reminded listeners of thunderbolts, Mozart’s final symphony is among the greatest in classical music. Armenian-Venezuelan conductor Domingo Hindoyan leads a performance of Mozart’s Symphony No. 41 along with music of Puerto Rican-born composer Robert Si...

  • The Sum of Our Parts

    Composer Tania León draws upon her ancestry mixed in French, Spanish, Chinese, African, and Cuban musical heritages, bringing that variety of parts together in her work Indigena, while Baiba Skride performs the first of a two-part set of Mozart violin concertos.

  • Mozart Violin Concerto No. 2

    Kahchun Wong makes his DSO debut conducting a program that features the DSO’s Acting Concertmaster Kimberly Kaloyanides Kennedy in a performance of Mozart’s Second Violin Concerto.

  • Cloudscapes

    Picture the clouds rolling high above Woodward Avenue as you listen to Lachlan Skipworth’s Avem asperitas, a soundscape that tells of a storm that will never quite arrive. Alberto Ginastera shines a spotlight on each section of the orchestra in the Variaciones concertantes, all while evoking the ...

  • Lortie Plays Schumann

    Pianist Louis Lortie returns to Detroit to perform Robert Schumann’s Piano Concerto, first performed by his wife Clara and featuring a tender melody that spells out the letters of her name. Before that, hear Rossini’s bombastic Overture to La scala di seta.

  • PNC Pops: Home for the Holidays Part I

    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!

  • Classical Roots: Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis

    The Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis returns to perform with the DSO, clarinetist Anthony McGill, and conductor William Eddins. This Classical Roots Celebration concert will feature Marsalis’s own composition Meeelaan featuring DSO Acting Principal Bassoon Michael Ke Ma, Stra...

  • Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis

    Performing with former DSO Erb Jazz Chair Wynton Marsalis, the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra makes its long-awaited return to Orchestra Hall. Please note: The DSO does not appear on this program.

  • Jazz from Detroit: Virtual Music Marathon

    Join us for a one-of-a-kind virtual music marathon that celebrates Detroit's landmark jazz legacy hosted by Mark Stryker, award-winning arts reporter and author of Jazz from Detroit. This five-hour online festival experience will feature performances by and interviews with star-studded lineup inc...

  • Ragtime Kings – Part II

    Audience favorite Byron Stripling joins Principal Pops Conductor Jeff Tyzik in a “tour de force” program showcasing the music of George Gershwin, ragtime masters Scott Joplin and Jelly Roll Morton, and more!

  • Ragtime Kings – Part I

    Audience favorite Byron Stripling joins Principal Pops Conductor Jeff Tyzik in a “tour de force” program showcasing the music of George Gershwin, ragtime masters Scott Joplin and Jelly Roll Morton, and more!

  • Regina Carter & Xavier Davis

    Hailed as the foremost jazz violinist of her generation, Detroit native and MacArthur “genius” fellow Regina Carter returns to Orchestra Hall for an intimate duo set with accomplished jazz pianist and MSU professor Xavier Davis. Enjoy this live performance safely from the comfort of your home.

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