Detroit, (June 19, 2019) – The Detroit Symphony Orchestra (DSO) today announced that conductor Ankush Kumar Bahl will step in for Gábor Takács-Nagy in a program on the William Davidson Neighborhood Concert Series next week.
Bahl will conduct the DSO and featured soloist Shai Wosner in “Mozart’s ‘Little’ G Minor,” a program including Mozart’s Symphony No. 25 and Piano Concerto No. 21 as well as Schumann’s Symphony No. 4.
The concerts will take place:
- Thursday, June 27 at 7:30 p.m. at Congregation Shaarey Zedek in Southfield
- Friday, June 28 at 8 p.m. at Macomb Center for the Performing Arts in Clinton Township
- Sunday, June 30 at 3 p.m. at Seligman Performing Arts Center (on the campus of Detroit Country Day School) in Beverly Hills
Learn more about the William Davidson Neighborhood Concert Series and purchase tickets at dso.org/neighborhood.
About Ankush Kumar Bahl
Ankush Kumar Bahl previously served as assistant conductor of the National Symphony Orchestra and is a frequent cover conductor for the New York Philharmonic and Jaap van Zweden. A protégé of Kurt Masur, Bahl served as Masur’s assistant conductor at the Orchestre National de France, the Royal Concertgebouw, and the Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra. He is the proud recipient of four Solti Foundation U.S. Career Assistance Awards as well as a Mendelssohn-Bartholdy Scholarship.
Bahl has appeared with several top orchestras around the world, including the Orchestra of St. Luke’s, Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra, Virginia Symphony, Richmond Symphony, Thunder Bay Symphony, and Orquesta Sinfónica Nacional de Mexico.
American-born and of Indian descent, Bahl is native of the San Francisco Bay Area and received a double degree in music and in rhetoric from the University of California at Berkeley. He has been a conducting fellow at the Aspen Music Festival with David Zinman and completed his master’s degree in orchestral conducting at the Manhattan School of Music with Zdenek Macal and George Manahan. In recent years, Bahl has been a frequent collaborator with jazz legend Wayne Shorter, leading Shorter’s quartet in concerts of his orchestral music at both the Kennedy Center and the Detroit Free Jazz Festival.