Visit marks DSO’s first trip to Interlochen since 2006

Conductor Matthias Pintscher to conduct DSO concert at Interlochen on Saturday, July 27

Detroit - The Detroit Symphony Orchestra (DSO) and Interlochen Center for the Arts announces the return of the DSO to the Interlochen campus for the first time since 2006. The DSO’s summer residency at Interlochen will take place from July 24 to July 28 and features a performance by the orchestra and side-by-side opportunities with the DSO and Interlochen students, master classes, and individual training sessions led by DSO musicians.

On Saturday, July 27 at 7:30 p.m., Interlochen will present the Detroit Symphony Orchestra in concert at Kresge Auditorium as part of the 2019 Interlochen Arts Festival. Matthias Pintscher, music director of France’s Ensemble Intercontemporain, will conduct the DSO in a program to include Ravel’s Ma mère l’Oye (“Mother Goose”), Saint-Saëns’s Piano Concerto No. 5 with soloist Joseph Moog, and Rachmaninoff’s Symphonic Dances.

The Detroit Symphony Orchestra’s association with Interlochen goes back to the 1960s and ‘70s, and the orchestra later appeared there annually from 1991 to 2006. Additionally, many current and former DSO musicians have either attended Interlochen as students or taught there as instructors.

The two organizations will also collaborate to offer increased opportunities for students in the DSO’s Civic Youth Ensembles to attend Interlochen’s summer arts camp, with an emphasis on Detroit residents.

“The state of Michigan enjoys a rich cultural landscape with Interlochen and the DSO leading the way as institutions that value the critical role of exposure to and training in classical music,” said Anne Parsons, President and CEO of the Detroit Symphony Orchestra. “We’re thrilled to partner with Trey Devey and his entire team to reinvigorate this historic partnership.”

“The deep connections between the DSO and Interlochen literally go back generations,” said DSO violinist Adrienne Rönmark, whose mother Debra Fayroian (cello) and father Wesley Jacobs (tuba) are both retired DSO musicians. “My mom and I were both campers, and both of my parents were part of the DSO’s annual residency at Interlochen. We have such a deep connection to the Interlochen community, so it’s really wonderful to continue this partnership.”

“Interlochen is extremely important to me and my family,” agrees DSO violist Shanda Lowery-Sachs. “My mom and two sisters attended the camp when they were young, and I consider the four years I attended to be the most influential time in my life. I love Interlochen and am very happy that the DSO and Interlochen are reconnecting!”

“Interlochen is one of the reasons I became a professional musician,” said DSO cellist Una O’Riordan. “The immersive atmosphere in the arts was unlike anything I had experienced before, and I felt right at home. I made great friends there, many who are also now in major orchestras across the country. I have wonderful memories playing in masterclasses and side-by-sides with DSO musicians, including my future DSO colleagues Paul Wingert, Marcy Chanteaux, and the late Mario DiFiore."


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