2013-14 Season Brochure
Detroit Symphony Orchestra 2013-14 Classical, Pops and Jazz subscription brochure
2 Classical Pops Paradise Jazz DSO Presents Subscriptions 4 30 34 37 38 3 Classical Leonard Slaktin Music Director Neeme J채rvi Music Director Emeritus Teddy Abrams Assistant Conductor Presented by PVS Chemicals, Inc. 4 SEPTEMBER 28 SPECIAL EVENT with LANG LANG Experience the breathtaking virtuosity of Lang Lang – live in concert. Lang Lang now joins Leonard Slatkin and the Detroit Symphony Orchestra for Prokofiev’s blistering Third Piano Concerto. 5 OCTOBER 4 - 6 OPENING WEEKEND: GIL SHAHAM Leonard Slatkin conductor Gil Shaham violin RIMSKY-KORSAKOV Russian Easter Overture BRIGHT SHENG Violin Concerto (world premiere; commission made possible through the generous support of Stuart and Maxine Frankel) RAVEL Rapsodie Espagnole RAVEL Pavane for a Dead Princess RAVEL Daphnis and Chloe: Suite No. 2 Friday • Saturday A/B/C • Sunday 6 dso.org/subscribe OCTOBER 10 - 12 TCHAIKOVSKY’S FIFTH Leonard Slatkin conductor Conrad Tao piano COPLAND Hear Ye! Hear Ye! (DSO premiere) BEETHOVEN Piano Concerto No. 1 TCHAIKOVSKY Symphony No. 5 Thursday • Saturday A/B Coffee A/B/C Leonard Slatkin Compare subscriptions on page 38 7 OCTOBER 25 - 27 BENJAMIN BRITTEN CENTENNIAL! Teddy Abrams conductor Benjamin Grosvenor piano WAGNER Overture to The Flying Dutchman BRITTEN Piano Concerto SIBELIUS The Oceanides DEBUSSY La Mer Teddy Abrams Saturday A/C • Sunday Coffee A/B 8 dso.org/subscribe NOVEMBER 7 & 8 MAHLER SYMPHONY NO. 4 Leonard Slatkin conductor Alexandra Soumm violin Ilana Davidson soprano FERRAN CRUIXENT Cyborg (American premiere) SIBELIUS Violin Concerto MAHLER Symphony No. 4 Thursday â€˘ Friday Alexandra Soumm Ilana Davidson Compare subscriptions on page 38 9 NOVEMBER 15 - 17 VIRTUOSO LISZT Rafael Frühbeck de Burgos conductor Kirill Gerstein piano LISZT Les Préludes LISZT Piano Concerto No. 1 BARTÓK Concerto for Orchestra Saturday A/B • Sunday Coffee A/C Rafael Frühbeck de Burgos 10 dso.org/subscribe Yoonshin Song NOVEMBER 30 & DECEMBER 1 WOLFGANG & WONDERLAND Leonard Slatkin conductor Yoonshin Song violin Hila Plitmann soprano Re'ut Ben-Ze'ev mezzo-soprano Scott Ramsay tenor Michael Kelly baritone Wayne State University Symphonic Choir MOZART Violin Concerto No. 2 DAVID DEL TREDICI Dum Dee Tweedle (world premiere) Saturday A/C â€˘ Sunday Compare subscriptions on page 38 11 DECEMBER 6 & 7 SLATKIN CONDUCTS BRAHMS Leonard Slatkin conductor Anne Akiko Meyers violin COPLAND Three Latin American Sketches MASON BATES Violin Concerto (DSO premiere) BRAHMS Symphony No. 4 Friday â€˘ Saturday A/B Coffee A/B Mason Bates 12 dso.org/subscribe DECEMBER 12 & 13 MOZART & MENDELSSOHN Mei-Ann Chen conductor Marc-André Hamelin piano MOZART Overture to The Magic Flute MOZART Piano Concerto No. 17 MENDELSSOHN Overture to A Midsummer Night’s Dream MENDELSSOHN Symphony No. 4, “Italian” Thursday Coffee A/C Mei-Ann Chen 13 Compare subscriptions on page 38 JANUARY 24 - 26 HILARY HAHN Leonard Slatkin conductor Hilary Hahn violin BEETHOVEN Overture to The Consecration of the House NIELSEN Violin Concerto SCHUBERT Symphony No. 9, “The Great” Saturday A/C • Sunday Coffee A/B 14 dso.org/subscribe JANUARY 30 - FEBRUARY 2 CARMINA BURANA Leonard Slatkin conductor Kiera Duffy soprano Nicholas Phan tenor Hugh Russell baritone UMS Choral Union Ann Arbor Youth Chorale BRIGHT SHENG Zodiac Tales (world premiere) ORFF Carmina Burana Thursday • Friday • Saturday A/B/C • Sunday Compare subscriptions on page 38 15 FEBRUARY 13 - 15 VALENTINE’S WEEKEND: RAVISHING RACHMANINOFF Giancarlo Guerrero conductor Daniil Trifonov piano GERSHWIN Cuban Overture RACHMANINOFF Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini RESPIGHI Fountains of Rome PIAZZOLA Sinfonia de Buenos Aires (DSO premiere) Thursday • Friday • Saturday A/B Coffee A/B/C Giancarlo Guerrero 16 dso.org/subscribe Hans Graf FEBRUARY 22 DIVINE DVOŘÁK Hans Graf conductor Benjamin Schmid violin WEBERN Im Sommerwind KORNGOLD Concerto for Violin and Orchestra DVOŘÁK Symphony No. 6 Compare subscriptions on page 38 17 MARCH 8 CLASSICAL ROOTS Leonard Slatkin conductor Kathleen Battle soprano Brazeal Dennard Chorale 18 dso.org/subscribe MARCH 21 & 22* SCHEHERAZADE Leonard Slatkin conductor Jean-Yves Thibaudet piano GOULD Spirituals JAMES MACMILLAN Piano Concerto No. 3 (DSO premiere) RIMSKY-KORSAKOV Scheherazade Saturday A/C Coffee A/C * Additional performance dates available for single ticket purchases. Compare subscriptions on page 38 19 MARCH 27 - 29 ORCHESTRA SOLOS! Leonard Slatkin conductor David Buck flute Sheryl Hwangbo violin Rachel Klaus violin Patricia Masri-Fletcher harp Hong-Yi Mo violin Dennis Nulty tuba Adrienne Rรถnmark violin Kenneth Thompkins trombone pictured: David Buck, Sheryl Hwangbo, Dennis Nulty, Kenneth Thompkins 20 dso.org/subscribe VIVALDI Concerto for Four Violins JOHN WILLIAMS Flute Concerto (DSO premiere) WANG JIE Lebenbom Commission (world premiere) ALLAN GILLILAND Harp Concerto (world premiere) JOHN WILLIAMS Tuba Concerto (DSO premiere) CARTER Remembrance (DSO premiere) BRITTEN Young Person’s Guide to the Orchestra Thursday • Friday • Saturday A/B Compare subscriptions on page 38 21 APRIL 4 & 6* LEON FLEISHER Leonard Slatkin conductor Leon Fleisher piano DRUCKMAN Mirage RAVEL Piano Concerto for the Left Hand SHOSTAKOVICH Symphony No. 10 Sunday Coffee A/B * Additional performance dates available for single ticket purchases. 22 dso.org/subscribe APRIL 9 SPECIAL EVENT with YO-YO MA Internationally-acclaimed cellist, Yo-Yo Ma joins the DSO for a special one night only performance with Leonard Slatkin. Compare subscriptions on page 38 23 APRIL 25 & 27 BEETHOVEN VIOLIN CONCERTO Andrew Litton conductor Augustin Hadelich violin BEETHOVEN Violin Concerto PROKOFIEV Symphony No. 6 Friday • Sunday Coffee A/C Andrew Litton 24 dso.org/subscribe MAY 1 - 3 LORTIE PLAYS CHOPIN Thierry Fischer conductor Louis Lortie piano DEBUSSY Prelude to The Afternoon of a Faun CHOPIN Piano Concerto No. 1 BERLIOZ Selections from Roméo et Juliette Thursday • Saturday A/C Coffee A/B Thierry Fischer Compare subscriptions on page 38 25 MAY 16 - 18 BRONFMAN PLAYS BEETHOVEN Leonard Slatkin conductor Yefim Bronfman piano KRZYSZTOF PENDERECKI Jacob's Awakening BEETHOVEN Piano Concerto No. 3 COPLAND Appalachian Spring Saturday A/B â€˘ Sunday Coffee A/C 26 dso.org/subscribe MAY 22 & 24 ELGAR CELLO CONCERTO Carlos Kalmar conductor Zuill Bailey cello BRAHMS Variations on a theme by Joseph Haydn ELGAR Cello Concerto JOHN ADAMS Tromba Iontana (DSO Premiere) NIELSEN Symphony No. 4 Thursday â€˘ Saturday A/C Carlos Kalmar Compare subscriptions on page 38 27 MAY 30* SEASON FINALE: MAHLERâ€™S THIRD Leonard Slatkin conductor Elizabeth Bishop mezzo-soprano MAHLER Symphony No. 3 Friday * Additional performance dates available for single ticket purchases. 28 dso.org/subscribe Leonard Slatkin Elizabeth Bishop Compare subscriptions on page 38 29 POPS Jeff Tyzik Principal Pops Conductor Presented by Masco Corporation Foundation and Greektown Casino-Hotel 30 OCTOBER 18 - 20 THE MUSIC OF JOHN WILLIAMS Robert Bernhardt conductor The music of John Williams has transported us beyond our imagination. Be there as the DSO performs all your favorite John Williams favorites: Superman, Raiders of the Lost Ark, Harry Potter, E.T., and of course, Star Wars. NOVEMBER 1 & 3 FRED & GINGER Teddy Abrams conductor Dust off your “Top Hat” and tails for the elegance of Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers, and all their classic 1930s hits! NOVEMBER 22 - 24 ELLIS HALL IS RAY CHARLES Jeff Tyzik conductor Hear all of Ray’s rockin’, soulful smash hits plus favorites by Motown legends Stevie Wonder and Marvin Gaye. 31 DECEMBER 20 - 22 HOME FOR THE HOLIDAYS Thomas Wilkins conductor Be there for Detroitâ€™s favorite holiday musical tradition. Share it with family and friends, and marvel in the spectacle of the season. And yes, Virginia, there will be a Santa Claus! JANUARY 17 & 18 A TRIBUTE TO LED ZEPPELIN Brent Havens conductor The rock. The Sound. A special tribute performed by the DSO, backed by a full rock band. Hit after "Stairway to Heaven" hit! FEBRUARY 7 - 9 A CENTURY OF BROADWAY Doug LaBrecque and Christiane Noll vocalists Principal Pops Conductor Jeff Tyzik hosts a century of showstoppers from My Fair Lady, The Music Man, Jersey Boys, and many more! 32 dso.org/subscribe MARCH 14 - 16 THE COCKTAIL HOUR: THE MUSIC OF MAD MEN Steven Reineke conductor Ryan Silverman and Nikki Renee Daniels vocalists Light up a Lucky and pour yourself a highball...hear the top 40 hits of the early 60s, all mixed into a musical cocktail! APRIL 11 & 13 WARNER BROS. PRESENTS BUGS BUNNY AT THE SYMPHONY II Erik Ochsner conductor Experience classic Warner Bros.™ Looney Tunes projected on the big screen with live music by the DSO! What's Opera, Doc? The Rabbit of Seville, and more! ™ & © Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc. (s13) MAY 9 - 11 PATRIOTIC POPS! Jeff Tyzik conductor Celebrate America as Principal Pops Conductor Jeff Tyzik leads the DSO in a very special tribute to our veterans...all your red, white and blue melodies! Compare subscriptions on page 39 33 Paradise Jazz Series Terence Blanchard Fred A. & Barbara M. Erb Jazz Creative Director Chair Presented by MGM Grand Detroit 34 OCTOBER 11 AN EVENING WITH BRANFORD MARSALIS One of the most respected and influential musicians of his generation, Branford Marsalis makes his long-awaited return to the Orchestra Hall stage along with his quartet: pianist Joey Calderazzo, bassist Eric Reves and drummer Justin Faulkner. DECEMBER 8 PATTI AUSTIN'S SWINGING CHRISTMAS Grammy Award-winning vocalist Patti Austin pays homage to jazz legends Ella Fitzgerald and Duke Ellington, joined by pianist Michael Ricchiuti, bassist Richard Hammond and drummer Steve Hass. FEBRUARY 6 MILES DAVIS & GIL EVANS: STILL AHEAD Presenting Music from Miles Ahead, Porgy and Bess, Sketches of Spain Be there for the recreation of landmark original Gil Evans arrangements in the Midwest premiere of "Still Ahead." Orchestra directed by Vince Mendoza, featuring Terence Blanchard, Peter Erskine, Sean Jones and Christian McBride. 35 MARCH 1 TERENCE BLANCHARD & FRIENDS FEATURING Ravi Coltrane and Lionel Loueke A member of a jazz legacy that has shaped the contours of modern jazz today, New Orleans native Terence Blanchard has established himself as one of the most influential jazz musicians and film score masters of his generation. APRIL 4 McCOY TYNER QUARTET NEA Jazz Master and celebrated pianist McCoy Tyner carries the torch as the only surviving member of the legendary John Coltrane Quartet â€” his sophisticated chords and explosively percussive left hand make him one of the most identifiable sounds in improvised music...the "real McCoy!" MAY 2 EDDIE PALMIERI LATIN JAZZ BAND Known for his ability to blend rhythms of his Puerto Rican heritage with jazz influences of Thelonious Monk and McCoy Tyner, nine-time Grammy Award winner Eddie Palmieri is one of the most exciting bandleaders of his time. 36 DSO Presents OCTOBER 30 INDIGO GIRLS WITH THE DSO Music's emotionally charged Grammy-winning folk duo Amy Ray and Emily Saliers in a rare, powerful performance with the DSO. "Galileo," "Love of Our Lives," and more! DECEMBER 2 VIENNA BOYS' CHOIR The angelic and exquisite voices of the renowned Vienna Boys' Choir return to Detroit to sing traditional songs holiday favorites from Germany, Austria and around the world. DECEMBER 14 HANDEL'S MESSIAH A musical rite of the Christmas season, hearing Handel's Messiah live should be on everyone's wish list this year! 37 2013-14 SEASON MUSIC LOVERS Classical starting at just $90 for 7 concerts OCT 4-6 OCT 10-12 OCT 25-27 NOV 7-8 NOV 15-17 NOV 30 -DEC 1 DEC 6-7 DEC 12-13 JAN 24-26 JAN 30 -FEB 2 FEB 13-15 FEB 22 MAR 8 MAR 21-22 MAR 27-29 APR 4&6 APR 25&27 MAY 1-3 MAY 16-18 MAY 22&24 MAY 30 THU FRI A 7:30 8:00 pm pm SAT B 8:00 pm SUN ML C 3:00 pm FRI COFFEE A B C 10:45 am Opening: Gil Shaham Tchaikovsky’s Fifth Britten Centennial Mahler 4 Virtuoso Liszt Wolfgang & Wonderland Slatkin Conducts Brahms Mozart & Mendelssohn Hilary Hahn Carmina Burana Ravishing Rachmaninoff Divine Dvořák Classical Roots Scheherazade!* Orchestra Solos! Leon Fleisher* Beethoven Violin Concerto Lortie Plays Chopin Bronfman Plays Beethoven Elgar Cello Concerto Mahler’s Third Symphony* No. Concerts Included: 8 • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • 8 14 8 8 • • • • • 38 9 ALL 21 12 7 7 SUBSCRIPTIONS IN ORCHESTRA HALL Classical Music Lovers Series includes 18 Saturday, 2 Thursday and 1 Friday evening performances. Pops starting at just $128 for 8 concerts OCT 18-20 NOV 1&3 NOV 22-24 DEC 20-22 JAN 17&18 FEB 7-9 MAR 14-16 APR 11&13 MAY 9-11 FRI SAT SUN FRI COF 8:00 8:00 3:00 10:45 pm pm pm am The Music of John Williams Fred and Ginger Ellis Hall is Ray Charles Home for the Holidays* A Tribute to Led Zeppelin A Century of Broadway The Cocktail Hour: Mad Men Bugs Bunny at the Symphony Patriotic Pops! No. Concerts Included: • • • • • • • • • 8 • • • • • • • • • 8 • • • • • • • • • 8 • • • • Friday, Saturday & Sunday Pops Subscribers pick 2 of 3 concerts in addition to the 6 included to complete their series. * Single tickets to additional performance dates will be available for purchase this fall. Full events calendar on dso.org. • • • • 8 Paradise Jazz Series starting at just $90 for 6 concerts OCT 11 DEC 8 FEB 6 MAR 1 APR 4 MAY 2 Branford Marsalis Quartet Patti Austin’s Swinging Christmas Miles Davis & Gil Evans Terence Blanchard and Friends McCoy Tyner Quartet Eddie Palmieri Latin Jazz Band No. Concerts Included: 6 For complete 2013-14 Classical, Pops, and Jazz information, please visit dso.org/subscribe. 39 Leonard Slatkin, Music Director Anne Parsons, President and CEO Phillip Wm. Fisher, Chairman, Board of Directors Erik Rönmark, Artistic Administrator 313.576.5166 or firstname.lastname@example.org Max M. Fisher Music Center Box Office 3711 Woodward Avenue Detroit, MI 48201 313.576.5111 dso.org PHOTO CREDITS Orchestra and DSO musicians by Cybelle Codish and Victor Mangona • Leonard Slatkin by Divulgação • Lang Lang by Detlef Schneider • Gil Shaham by Luke Ratray • Conrad Tao by Vanessa Briceno-Scherzer • Benjamin Grosvenor © Decca / Sussie Ahlburg • Teddy Abrams by Cybelle Codish • Alexandra Soumm by Benjamin Ealovega • Kirill Gerstein by Marco Borggreve • Rafael Frühbeck de Burgos by Ignacio Gil ABC • Anne Akiko Meyers by Lisa-Marie Mazzucco • Mason Bates by Mike Minehan • Marc-André Hamelin by Fran Kaufman • Mei-Ann Chen by Rosalie O'Connor • Hilary Hahn by Peter Miller • Daniil Trifonov by Giovanni Caccamo • Hans Graf by Christian Steiner • Benjamin Schmid by Julia Wesely • Kathleen Battle by Douglas Foulke • Jean-Yves Thibaudet © Decca/Kasskara • Leon Fleisher by Joanne Savio • Yo-Yo Ma by Stephen Danelian • Louis Lortie by Elias • Thierry Fischer by Scott Jarvie • Yefim Bronfman by Dario Acosta • Zuill Bailey by Lisa-Marie Mazzucco • Carlos Kalmar by Michael Jones • Elizabeth Bishop by Sasha Vasiljev • Jeff Tyzik by Tyler Boye • Branford Marsalis by Eric Ryan Anderson • Terence Blanchard by Victor Mangona • Miles Davis & Gil Evans © Sony Music Entertainment • Eddie Palmieri © Yamaha SUBSCRIBE TO OUR 2013-14 SEASON BY CALLING 313.576.5111 OR VISITING DSO.ORG/SUBSCRIBE.