Detroit Symphony Orchestra

Our city is filled with world-class arts and culture.
Their performance was ebullient. A concerto for two soloists is successful only if they work closely together to exchange
With someone like David Bowie, having left us so much amazing music, what sort of story are you trying to tell with this
Along with being a musician and producer, you are known for your beat boxing, how did you get into doing that? Recently, I
The works of Johannes Brahms are the subject of the Detroit Symphony Orchestra's annual Winter Music Festival program. For
Usually, the first rehearsal for a new season is a straightforward affair. We make announcements, introduce new musicians and staff and get our collective chops together. Such was not the case in Detroit on a sunny Thursday morning.
If you really open yourself up to it, Mozart's music is anything but that. It's timeless, it's full of emotion, and it has everything to do with how we as humans feel, even today. In a world where most music burns heavy and burns out quickly, the flame of Mozart's music still burns as warmly as it did when he first wrote it.
In tackling the life and times of Tchaikovsky, the DSO is really trying to do more than just play his music, but really dig deep into what made this man tick and why his music continues to be so relevant even today.
During the summer months, music festivals abound all over the globe. Some are fully professional and others are distinguished by their educational activities.
Sam: "Stacy. My name is Sam Factotum, and I represent several artists who are interested in performing out of this world. I understand that there is fierce competition for who will be the first."
While I was looking at not only the artists, but the programing as well, an astonishing statistic jumped out at me.
Should other orchestras attempt this? That is up to them, but certainly each and every ensemble must find new ways to reach the public these days.
Virtually no American orchestras were engaging guest conductors from our own country under the age of 45. For the most part, aside from a few assistant conductorships, the younger generation of maestri is primarily limited to musicians from other countries. And at that, 45 may not be considered so young.
One method in particular has been a boon for us: Internet broadcasting of virtually all of our subscription concerts.
It would seem that after decades of derision, film scores are finally beginning to take their place as true descendants of opera, and they are now appreciated by not only film fans but concertgoers as well.
Words are wonderful and confusing things. On one hand they attempt to clarify our thoughts, but on the other, they lead us to yet more words that muddy up the water.
An innovation only exists for a very brief moment before it goes sour like old soup. As with a chef trying new recipes, practice precedes mastery. The more you cook the better the dish.
No sooner had the announcement been made that Latvian conductor Andris Nelsons would become the new maestro for the Boston Symphony than some commentators started in on the perennial question, "Why do Americans rarely get a top flight music directorship in the United States?"
On the corner of 57th and 7th Avenue sits the most famous concert hall in the world. No less a figure than when Tchaikovsky led the first performances in 1891.
Lyon is the city that I have called my second home for the past two years. Being music director with two orchestras requires a very good set of plans and an even better understanding of the airlines. It also means that I must balance my roles in both Detroit and France.