2014-15 Season Brochure
Detroit Symphony Orchestra's 2014-15 Season Classical, Pops, and Jazz brochure.
2 NEW SEASON INITIATIVES 4 CLASSICAL 6 POPS 30 JAZZ 34 DSO PRESENTS 37 #DSOLIVE WEBCASTS 40 SUBSCRIPTIONS 42 3 2014-15 SEASON NEW INITIATIVES: THE CONCERTO IN AMERICA "Although the classical music culture of the United States is not even 150 years old, we have produced some of the greatest music ever created. In particular, the Concerto has been a major form of choice by many authors. Our celebration includes many works by Americans but also pieces that were premiered in the States but written by composers born on other shores. So music by Tchaikovsky, Rachmaninoff, Walton and others sits comfortably by the side of Corigliano, Previn, and McTee. Please join us for this most exciting journey." Leonard Slatkin 4 WINTER MUSIC FESTIVAL Announcing a new Winter Music Festival, inspired by the success of our 2013 presentation of all nine Beethoven Symphonies. This time we feature the music of Tchaikovsky, with all six numbered symphonies and his complete concerti performed over the course of three weeks. The symphonies will be released as digital downloads later in the season. COMPOSER-IN-RESIDENCE: GABRIELA LENA FRANK Identity has always been at the center of Gabriela Lena Frank's music. Born in Berkeley, California, to a mother of mixed Peruvian/Chinese ancestry and a father of Lithuanian/Jewish descent, Frank explores her multicultural heritage most ardently through her compositions. Inspired by the works of Bela Bart贸k and Alberto Ginastera, Frank is something of a musical anthropologist. She has travelled extensively throughout South America and her pieces reflect and refract her studies of Latin-American folklore, incorporating poetry, mythology, and native musical styles into a western classical framework that is uniquely her own. She writes challenging idiomatic parts for solo instrumentalists, vocalists, chamber ensembles, and orchestras. 5 season highlights: CLASSICAL SLATKIN CELEBRATES "THE CONCERTO IN AMERICA" 6 20+ DETROIT PREMIERES DSO MUSICIAN SOLOISTS / PG. 11, 16, 23 NEEME JÄRVI RETURNS / PG. 14 TCHAIKOVSKY FESTIVAL / PG. 17 Leonard Slaktin Music Director Neeme Järvi Music Director Emeritus Presented by PVS Chemicals, Inc. OCTOBER 10 - 12 THE VIRTUOSITY OF SARAH CHANG Leonard Slatkin conductor Sarah Chang violin WILLIAM BOLCOM Circus Overture (DSO premiere) BARBER Violin Concerto BRAHMS Symphony No. 1 7 OCTOBER 23 - 25 OHLSSON PLAYS RACHMANINOFF Leonard Slatkin conductor Garrick Ohlsson piano MICHAEL DAUGHERTY Lost Vegas (DSO premiere) COPLAND Billy the Kid, ballet in one set (DSO premiere) RACHMANINOFF Piano Concerto No. 3 8 dso.org/subscribe OCT. 31 - NOV. 2 BEETHOVEN'S FIFTH James Gaffigan conductor Håkan Hardenberger trumpet WAGNER Overture to Rienzi TOBIAS BROSTRÖM Trumpet Concerto (U.S. premiere) BEETHOVEN Symphony No. 5 James Gaffigan Compare subscriptions on page 42 9 NOVEMBER 7 & 8 DVOŘÁK & SIBELIUS Jakub Hrůša conductor Stephen Hough piano JANÁČEK/MACKERRAS Suite from The Cunning Little Vixen (DSO premiere) DVOŘÁK Piano Concerto SIBELIUS Symphony No. 3 Jakub Hrůša 10 dso.org/subscribe Kenneth Thompkins NOVEMBER 20 - 22 GERSHWIN IN PARIS Leonard Slatkin conductor Kenneth Thompkins trombone IVES Yale-Princeton Football Game (DSO premiere) LEONARD SLATKIN Endgames (world premiere) CINDY McTEE Solstice for Trombone and Orchestra (DSO premiere) LEES Concerto for String Quartet (DSO premiere) GERSHWIN An American in Paris Compare subscriptions on page 42 11 NOVEMBER 28 - 30 COPLAND & BERNSTEIN Leonard Slatkin conductor Elina V채h채l채 violin BERNSTEIN Three Dance Episodes from On the Town JOHN CORIGLIANO Violin Concerto (DSO premiere) COPLAND Grohg, ballet in one act (DSO premiere) GERSHWIN/ARR. BENNETT Porgy and Bess 12 dso.org/subscribe Behzod Abduraimov DECEMBER 4 - 6 PICTURES AT AN EXHIBITION Andrey Boreyko conductor Behzod Abduraimov piano ALEXANDER RASKATOV A White Night's Dream (DSO premiere) PROKOFIEV Piano Concerto No. 3 MUSSORGSKY/RAVEL Pictures at an Exhibition Compare subscriptions on page 42 13 Per Tengstrand DECEMBER 12 & 13 ZARATHUSTRA! Neeme J채rvi conductor Per Tengstrand piano BRAHMS Tragic Overture STENHAMMAR Piano Concerto No. 1 (DSO premiere) STRAUSS Also sprach Zarathustra 14 dso.org/subscribe JANUARY 22, 24 & 25 SYMPHONIE FANTASTIQUE Jun Mﾃ､rkl conductor Beatrice Rana piano TOSHIO HOSOKAWA Blossoming II (DSO premiere) BARTﾃ適 Piano Concerto No. 3 BERLIOZ Symphonie fantastique Jun Mﾃ､rkl Compare subscriptions on page 42 15 JANUARY 30 & 31 FIREBIRD! Robert Trevi単o conductor Yoonshin Song violin STRAUSS Don Juan PROKOFIEV Violin Concerto No. 1 STRAVINSKY Firebird Suite Robert Trevino 16 dso.org/subscribe #TchaikFest 3 WEEKS. FEBRUARY 12 - MARCH 1 Compare subscriptions on page 42 17 #TchaikFest WEEK 1 FEBRUARY 12 & 13 "PATHÉTIQUE" Leonard Slatkin conductor Olga Kern piano TCHAIKOVSKY Marche Solennelle TCHAIKOVSKY Piano Concerto No. 2 TCHAIKOVSKY Symphony No. 6, "Pathétique" FEBRUARY 14 & 15 FIRST PIANO CONCERTO Leonard Slatkin conductor Olga Kern piano TCHAIKOVSKY Marche Slav TCHAIKOVSKY Piano Concerto No. 1 TCHAIKOVSKY Symphony No. 1, "Winter Reveries" 18 dso.org/subscribe #TchaikFest WEEK 2 FEBRUARY 20 ROMEO & JULIET Leonard Slatkin conductor TCHAIKOVSKY Romeo & Juliet Fantasy Overture TCHAIKOVSKY Suite from Swan Lake TCHAIKOVSKY Symphony No. 3 FEBRUARY 21 & 22 SYMPHONY NO. 5 Leonard Slatkin conductor Olga Kern piano TCHAIKOVSKY Voyevoda TCHAIKOVSKY Piano Concerto No. 3 TCHAIKOVSKY Symphony No. 5 Compare subscriptions on page 42 19 #TchaikFest WEEK 3 FEBRUARY 26 & 27 FOURTH SYMPHONY Leonard Slatkin conductor Julian Rachlin violin TCHAIKOVSKY Polonaise from Eugene Onegin TCHAIKOVSKY Violin concerto TCHAIKOVSKY Symphony No. 4 FEB. 28 & MAR. 1 1812 OVERTURE Leonard Slatkin conductor Narek Hakhnazaryan cello TCHAIKOVSKY 1812 Overture TCHAIKOVSKY Nocturne for Cello and Orchestra TCHAIKOVSKY Variations on a Rococo Theme TCHAIKOVSKY Symphony No. 2, "Little Russian" Narek Hakhnazaryan 20 dso.org/subscribe MARCH 6 & 7 CLASSICAL ROOTS Thomas Wilkins conductor Gregory Walker violin Charlotte Blake Alston narrator Brazeal Dennard Chorale Program to include: GEORGE WALKER Violin Concerto (DSO premiere) Gregory Walker Compare subscriptions on page 42 21 Cristian Mﾄツelaru MARCH 27 - 29 GOMYO PLAYS MOZART Cristian Mﾄツelaru conductor Karen Gomyo violin LIGETI Concert Romﾃ｢nesc MOZART Violin Concerto No. 5, "Turkish" WEBERN Passacaglia SCHUMANN Symphony No. 4 We are deeply saddened by the passing of conductor and longtime DSO friend Rafael Frﾃｼhbeck de Burgos, who was originally scheduled to lead these performances. Please note, Mahler's First Symphony has been rescheduled for concerts May 21-23, 2015. 22 dso.org/subscribe Isabelle Druet APRIL 16 - 18 EXOTIC ADVENTURES Kimberly Kaloyanides Kennedy Leonard Slatkin conductor Simon Mulligan piano Isabelle Druet mezzo-soprano Kimberly Kaloyanides Kennedy violin RAVEL Ouverture de féerie from Shéhérazade GINASTERA Piano Concerto No. 1 (DSO premiere) RAVEL Two Hebraic Melodies (DSO premiere) GINASTERA Pampeana No. 1 (DSO premiere) RAVEL Shéhérazade GINASTERA Suite from Estancia Compare subscriptions on page 42 23 Jaime Laredo APRIL 24 & 25 Sharon Robinson BRUCKNER'S FOURTH Leonard Slatkin conductor Jaime Laredo violin Sharon Robinson cello MOZART Overture to The Magic Flute ANDRĂ‰ PREVIN Double Concerto (DSO premiere) BRUCKNER Symphony No. 4, "Romantic" * Additional performance dates available for single ticket purchases. 24 dso.org/subscribe MAY 2 & 3 MOZART & MORE Joshua Weilerstein conductor Louis Schwizgebel piano BRITTEN Four Sea Interludes from Peter Grimes MOZART Piano Concerto No. 9, "Jeunehomme" ARVO PĂ„RT Cantus in memory of Benjamin Britten SCHUMANN Symphony No. 1, "Spring" Joshua Weilerstein Compare subscriptions on page 42 25 MAY 8 & 9 LYNN HARRELL Hannu Lintu conductor Lynn Harrell cello SIBELIUS Pohjola's Daughter AUGUSTA READ THOMAS Cello Concerto No. 3 (DSO premiere) SHOSTAKOVICH Symphony No. 5 Hannu Lintu 26 dso.org/subscribe MAY 21 - 23 MIDORI & MAHLER Leonard Slatkin conductor Midori violin GABRIELA LENA FRANK Concertino Cusque単o (DSO premiere) WALTON Violin Concerto MAHLER Symphony No. 1, "Titan" Compare subscriptions on page 42 27 MAY 29 & 31* SEASON FINALE: TOSCA! Leonard Slatkin conductor Patricia Racette soprano James Valenti tenor Eric Owens bass-baritone PUCCINI Tosca (DSO premiere) Patricia Racette James Valenti Eric Owens 28 dso.org/subscribe BROWSE A FULL ORCHESTRA ROSTER AND READ MUSICIAN BIOS ONLINE AT DSO.ORG/ORCHESTRA Compare subscriptions on page 42 29 POPS Jeff Tyzik Principal Pops Conductor Presented by Masco Corporation Foundation and Greektown Casino-Hotel SEPTEMBER 26 - 28 LET'S DANCE Jeff Tyzik conductor 30 Tap, swing, latin, waltz, 50s, and tango! Dancers electrify this celebration of the dance â€” dazzling the eye and the ear! It's got so much energy, the legs on your seats will be moving. OCTOBER 17 & 18 PAUL WILLIAMS LIVE! Chris Caswell conductor A soundtrack of the 70s and 80s, his iconic songs helped define great artists such as 3 Dog Night and The Carpenters! Television and film star Paul WIlliams will delight all ages with songs and stories. NOVEMBER 14 - 16 SOUNDS OF SIMON & GARFUNKEL Michael Krajewski conductor A.J. Swearingen & Jonathan Beedle vocals The harmony of a generation. Michael Krajewski conducts this tribute featuring Simon and Garfunkel's greatest hits. DECEMBER 19 - 21 HOME FOR THE HOLIDAYS Jeff Tyzik 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! 31 JANUARY 10 & 11 CIRQUE DE LA SYMPHONIE The DSO and Stuart Chafetz are joined by Cirque de la Symphonie! Acrobats, aerialists, contortionists, and jugglers all perform above and around the orchestra. FEBRUARY 6 - 8 NAT KING COLE SONGBOOK Jeff Tyzik conductor Denzal Sinclaire vocals With songs like “Too Young,” “Nature Boy,” “Get Your Kicks,” “Mona Lisa,” and many more, this celebration of Nat King Cole and his crooning contemporaries is guaranteed to be a hit. MARCH 13 - 15 NATALIE MACMASTER Mistress of the Irish Fiddle, Natalie MacMaster returns to Orchestra Hall with her distinctive Nova Scotia sound. Celebrate the wearin’ o’ the green with Natalie MacMaster on Saint Patrick’s Day weekend. 32 dso.org/subscribe APRIL 10 - 12 GOLDEN AGE OF BROADWAY Bob Bernhardt conductor Doug LaBrecque & Lisa Vroman vocalists A concert of Broadway showstoppers with songs by Jerome Kern, Irving Berlin, Cole Porter, George Gershwin, Lerner and Lowe, and more. Audiences will be sure to leave cheering! MAY 15 - 17 THE MIDTOWN MEN 4 STARS FROM THE ORIGINAL CAST OF BROADWAY'S JERSEY BOYS! Straight from Broadway â€“ the original cast members of Jersey Boys reunite to harmonize the hits of the 1960s. Hear favorites from The Beach Boys, The Beatles, The Motown Sound, and more . . . JUNE 12 - 14 GERSHWIN'S PORGY & BESS Jeff Tyzik conductor Kevin Deas & Janice Chandler-Eteme vocalists Jeff Tyzik leads the very best of George Gershwin with the Detroit Symphony Orchestra. Compare subscriptions on page 43 33 PARADISE JAZZ SERIES 34 Terence Blanchard Fred A. & Barbara M. Erb Jazz Creative Director Chair Presented by MGM Grand Detroit OCTOBER 17 DIANNE REEVES Dianne Reeves is undoubtedly one of the world’s most captivating artists. Adored by audiences and critics alike throughout the world, Dianne Reeves is a natural wonder not to be missed. Reeves will be joined by pianist Peter Martin, bassist Reginald Veal, guitarist Romero Lubambo, and drummer Terreon Gully. THE LEGENDARY COUNT BASIE ORCHESTRA DECEMBER 5 A SWINGIN' CHRISTMAS Celebrate holiday season with “The greatest swing band in all the land!” The 18 Grammy Award-winning Count Basie Orchestra, directed by Scotty Barnhartt, brings their signature sound to Orchestra Hall for a special concert featuring the best of the Basie Band tunes, standards, holiday favorites, and more! JANUARY 30 KENNY GARRETT Detroit native Kenny Garrett has enjoyed a stellar career that has spanned more than 30 years. From his first gig with the Duke Ellington Orchestra (led by Mercer Ellington) Garrett has always brought a vigorous yet melodic and truly distinctive alto saxophone sound to each musical situation. 35 MARCH 20 WAYNE SHORTER QUARTET Legendary jazz saxophonist and composer Wayne Shorter is regarded as one of the most significant and prolific performers and composers in jazz and modern music. His music transcends genre while keeping the improvisational genius of jazz burning at the center. APRIL 17 JOHN AND GERALD CLAYTON DUO Grammy Award-winning bassist and composer John Clayton and his son Pianist Gerald Clayton will grace the Orchestra Hall stage for a spontaneous night of mesmerizing jazz. TERENCE BLANCHARD QUINTET WITH MEMBERS OF THE DSO JUNE 4 36 A TALE OF GOD'S WILL (A Requiem for Katrina) In commemoration of the 10th anniversary of Hurricane Katrina, DSO Erb Jazz Creative chair Terence Blanchard presents his Grammy-winning A TALE OF GODâ€™S WILL (A Requiem For Katrina). Leonard Slatkin conducts. DSO PRESENTS: OCTOBER 15 ACURA/ELS PRESENTS BEN FOLDS WITH THE DETROIT SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA Multi-platinum selling singer/songwriter, Ben Folds, joins the Detroit Symphony Orchestra for a very special evening of music in Orchestra Hall. Ben's smash hits as you've never experienced them before — with live orchestra — plus the Detroit premiere of his new piano concerto. DSO PRESENTS: OCTOBER 29 THE NATIONAL ACROBATS OF THE PEOPLE'S REPUBLIC OF CHINA Bring the whole family for an exhilarating evening of spectacular acrobatics, tumbling, juggling, and stunning feats of fun. Don't miss your chance to see one of the most amazing acrobatic companies in the world. DECEMBER 17 HOME ALONE WITH THE DSO Leave the microwave popcorn at home and enjoy one of the most beloved holiday films of all time projected on a giant screen in stunning High Definition accompanied by the world-renowned Detroit Symphony Orchestra live in the splendor of Orchestra Hall. John Hughes' inventive and hilarious story about family…John Williams' delightful score…and the young McCauley Culkin who captured the hearts of audiences worldwide. A treat for the entire family! © 1990 Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation. All Rights Reserved. 38 FEBRUARY 23 CAMERON CARPENTER A virtuoso composer-performer unique among keyboardists, Cameron’s approach to the organ is smashing the stereotypes of organists and organ music while generating a level of acclaim, exposure, and controversy unprecedented for an organist. His repertoire — from the complete works of J. S. Bach and Cesar Franck, to his hundreds of transcriptions of non-organ works, his original compositions, and his collaborations with jazz and pop artists — is perhaps the largest and most diverse of any organist. He is the first organist ever nominated for a GRAMMY® Award for a solo album. 39 #DSOLive LIVE FROM ORCHESTRA HALL WEBCASTS The Detroit Symphony Orchestra is proud to be the only American orchestra to present every Classical program over the Internet . . . free to enjoy in stunning high definition and CD quality audio. Anywhere. On Any Device. #DSOLive webcasts are always free on dso.org/live or on the DSO to Go mobile app for iOS and Android. Live from Orchestra Hall is presented by the Ford Motor Company Fund and made possible by generous support from The John S. and James L. Knight Foundation. 40 View a full webcast schedule at /detroitsymphony @detroitsymphony 41 2014-15 SEASON THU FRI starting at just $90 for 7 concerts OCT 10 - 12 THE VIRTUOSITY OF SARAH CHANG OCT 23 - 25 OCT 1NOV 2 OHLSSOHN PLAYS RACHMANINOFF DVORAK & SIBELIUS NOV 20 - 22 GERSHWIN IN PARIS NOV 28 - 30 COPLAND & BERNSTEIN PICTURES AT AN EXHIBITION DEC 12 & 13 ZARATHUSTRA! JAN 22 - 25 SYMPHONIE FANTASTIQUE JAN 30 & 31 FIREBIRD! FEB 12 & 13 #TchaikFest: "PATHETIQUE" FEB 14 & 15 #TchaikFest: PIANO CONCERTO NO. 1 • • SAT B SUN ML C 8:00 pm • • • • • 3:00 pm • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • #TchaikFest: ROMEO & JULIET FEB 21 & 22 #TchaikFest: SYMPHONY NO. 5 FEB 26 & 27 #TchaikFest: FOURTH SYMPHONY FEB 28 & MAR 1 #TchaikFest: 1812 OVERTURE • • • • • • • • • • GOMYO PLAYS MOZART APR 16 - 18 EXOTIC ADVENTURES APR 24 & 25 BRUCKNER'S FOURTH MAY 3 MOZART & MORE MAY 8&9 LYNN HARRELL • • • • MIDORI & MAHLER MAY 29 & 31 SEASON FINALE: TOSCA! NO. CONCERTS INCLUDED: • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • MAY 21 - 23 • • CLASSICAL ROOTS MAR 27 - 29 • • • • 10:45 am • • • FRI COFFEE A B C • • FEB 20 MAR 6&7 7:30 8:00 pm pm BEETHOVEN'S FIFTH! NOV 7&8 DEC 4-6 A MUSIC LOVERS CLASSICAL • • 8+1 8+1 16+1 8+1 8+1 42 THU, FRI, SAT A/B/C SUBSCRIBERS GET A FREE BONUS CONCERT! • • • • • • • 9 21 12 • • 7 7 SUBSCRIPTIONS IN ORCHESTRA HALL Classical Music Lovers Series includes all 20 Saturday performances plus Finale Sunday Friday, Saturday & Sunday Pops Subscribers pick 2 of 3 additional 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. POPS starting at just $128 for 8 concerts FRI SAT SUN FRI COF 8:00 8:00 3:00 10:45 pm pm pm am SEPT 26 - 28 LET'S DANCE • • • • OCT 17 - 18 PAUL WILLIAMS LIVE! • • • • NOV 14 - 16 SOUNDS OF SIMON & GARFUNKEL • • • • DEC 19 - 21 HOME FOR THE HOLIDAYS • • • • JAN 10 & 11 CIRQUE DE LA SYMPHONIE • • • FEB 6-8 NAT KING COLE SONGBOOK • • • • MAR 13 - 15 NATALIE MACMASTER • • • • APR 10 - 12 GOLDEN AGE OF BROADWAY • • • • MAY 15 - 17 THE MIDTOWN MEN • • • JUNE 12 - 14 GERSHWIN'S PORGY & BESS • • • • 8 8 8 8 NO. CONCERTS INCLUDED: PARADISE JAZZ SERIES starting at just $90 for 6 concerts OCT 17 DIANNE REEVES DEC 5 A SWINGIN' CHRISTMAS W/ COUNT BASIE ORCHESTRA JAN 30 KENNY GARRETT MAR 20 WAYNE SHORTER QUINTET APR 17 JOHN & GERALD CLAYTON DUO JUNE 4 TERENCE BLANCHARD QUARTET NO. CONCERTS INCLUDED: 6 Renew or subscribe to our 2014-15 Season at dso.org/subscribe. 43 Leonard Slatkin, Music Director Anne Parsons, President and CEO Phillip Wm. Fisher, Chairman, Board of Directors Erik Rönmark General Manager & Artistic Administrator 313.576.5166 email@example.com Kathryn Ginsburg Artistic Manager 313.576.5093 firstname.lastname@example.org Chris Harrington Managing Director, Paradise Jazz Series 313.576.5126 email@example.com Jessica Ruiz Assistant Artistic Administrator 313.576.5161 firstname.lastname@example.org SUBSCRIBE TO OUR 2014-15 SEASON BY CALLING 313.576.5111 OR VISITING DSO.ORG/SUBSCRIBE. Max M. Fisher Music Center Box Office 3711 Woodward Avenue Detroit, MI 48201 PHOTO CREDITS Orchestra and DSO musicians by Cybelle Codish and Victor Mangona • Black and white photography by The Work • Leonard Slatkin by Divulgação • Sarah Chang by Colin Bell • Hakan Hardenberger by Marco Borggreve • James Gaffigan by Mat Hennek • Stephen Hough by Andrew Crowley • Jakub Hrůša by Petra Klackova • Behzod Abduraimov by Ben Ealovega/Decca Classics • Andrey Boreyko by Richard de Stoutz • Per Tengstrand by Alexander Kenney • Neemi Järvi by Simon van Boxtel • Beatrice Rana by Julien Faugere •Jun Markl by Christiane Hohne • Olga Kern c/o Yamaha • Julian Rachlin by Julia Wesely • Rafael Fruhbeck de Burgos c/o CAMI • Isabelle Druet by Nemo Perier Stefanovitch • Jamie Laredo and Sharon Robinson by Christian Steiner • Louis Schwizgebel by Edkin • Joshua Weilerstein by Jesse Weiner • Lynn Harrell by Christian Steiner • Hannu Lintu by Kaapo Kamu • James Valenti by Dario Acosta • Eric Owens by Paul Sirochman Photography • Kenny Garrett by Keith Major • Terence Blanchard by Vincent Isola • Home Alone © 1990 Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation