• Pianist Emanuel Ax to Perform with the DSO

    December 7, 2016

    Pianist Emanuel Ax will join the Detroit Symphony Orchestra (DSO) for a weekend of concerts featuring Beethoven’s Overture to The Creatures of Prometheus and Piano Concerto No. 2, as well as Elgar’s Symphony No. 1. Music Director Leonard Slatkin will conduct.

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  • Detroit Symphony Orchestra Announces July 2017 Asia Tour

    December 6, 2016

    The DSO has announced that it will undertake a historic three-week tour of Asia, including its debut performances in China and its first visit to Japan in 19 years. Music Director Leonard Slatkin will conduct the DSO in 11 concerts from July 14 to 29, 2017, marking his first overseas tour with the ensemble.

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The Cubs won the World Series for the first time since 1908! Donald Trump was elected President! Cindy and I moved out of our Lyon apartment!

November was a very strange, and extremely busy, month.

It started off with—well—nothing. I was supposed to lead the Pittsburgh Symphony in a set of subscriptions concerts, but the orchestra remained on strike, and I simply stayed at home. After two months a settlement was reached, but it was a couple weeks too late for me to lead the orchestra. Hopefully the resolution will keep the peace for the time being.