• DSO’s Opening Weekend to Feature Hilary Hahn and Lang Lang

    September 26, 2016

    The Detroit Symphony Orchestra will kick off the 2016-2017 season with concerts featuring superstar violinist Hilary Hahn and piano sensation Lang Lang. Both programs will be conducted by Music Director Leonard Slatkin.

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  • Detroit Symphony Promotes Michelle Merrill to Associate Conductor

    September 16, 2017

    The Detroit Symphony Orchestra (DSO) is proud to announce that Michelle Merrill has been promoted to Associate Conductor ahead of her third season with the DSO.

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With just a little over one month to go before we elect a new President of the United States, there is much to think about. With confrontations between citizens and the police, continued terrorist activity throughout the world, and an insecure economy, one could at least find comfort in the arts, and for a few hours each day, I was able to do just that.

The early part of September was mostly spent getting reacquainted with our house in suburban Detroit. It had been twelve weeks since Cindy and I had seen it, but everything seemed fine, and a sense of security fell upon our souls. All my kitchen utensils were where they were supposed to be, the home theater system was slightly misbehaving, and the everyday rituals came back easily.