William Davidson Neighborhood Concert Series bring DSO performances to 7 Metro Detroit venues; four-concert subscriptions start at $100

Detroit, (June 20, 2018) – On Monday, the Detroit Symphony Orchestra (DSO) announced its 2019 William Davidson Neighborhood Concert Series. From January through July 2019, the series will bring the superior artistry of the DSO beyond the walls of Orchestra Hall, allowing fans to experience the orchestra, guest conductors, and guest soloists in West Bloomfield, Southfield, Beverly Hills, Plymouth, Bloomfield Hills, Grosse Pointe, and Clinton Township.

General admission subscription packages are now available for the 2019 William Davidson Neighborhood Concert Series. Four-concert packages are $100, and Neighborhood Series subscribers receive complimentary admission to DSO Chamber Recitals, which take place in Detroit and in surrounding communities, for the entirety of the 2018-2019 Season. A donation of $25 or more to the DSO’s Annual Fund waives all subscription fees.

Featuring repertoire programmed especially for the neighborhoods, the 2019 season marks the eighth year of the William Davidson Neighborhood Concert Series. The Series is one of the many ways in which the DSO creates musical impact beyond Orchestra Hall, reaching new audiences and connecting with communities as it strives to be the most accessible orchestra in the world. Throughout the city and its surrounding areas, DSO musicians regularly perform in Chamber Recitals (free to all Neighborhood subscribers) and appear at schools, hospitals, senior living facilities, places of worship, parks, and other community gathering spaces.

DSO musicians will be featured soloists throughout the 2019 Season, including Principal Cello Wei Yu (James C. Gordon Chair) in Saint-Saëns’ Cello Concerto No. 1, Principal Clarinet Ralph Skiano (Robert B. Semple Chair) and Principal Bassoon Robert Williams in Richard Strauss’s Duet-Concertino, and Principal Trumpet Hunter Eberly (Lee and Floy Barthel Chair) in Haydn’s Trumpet Concerto.

The season also features several major works, including Tchaikovsky’s Symphony No. 2 (conducted by Ken-David Masur), Beethoven’s Symphonies No. 2 and 8 (conducted by Pablo Rus Broseta and Kensho Watanabe respectively), Schubert’s “Unfinished” Symphony No. 8 (conducted by David Danzmayr), Mozart’s Symphonies No. 25 and 40 (the “Little” and “Great” G minor symphonies, conducted by Gabor Takács-Nagy and Daniel Blendulf respectively), Schumann’s Symphony No. 4 (conducted by Takács-Nagy), and Haydn’s Symphony No. 97 (conducted by Gemma New).

Other highlights include Vivaldi’s The Four Seasons (with conductor/violinist/countertenor Dmitry Sinkovsky, on a program where he also sings Handel arias), Dvořák’s Cello Concerto (with featured soloist Edgar Moreau), Mozart’s Piano Concerto No. 21 (with featured soloist Shai Wosner), Korngold’s Violin Concerto (with featured soloist William Hagen), and more.

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