January 7, 2017
Music Director Leonard Slatkin and violinist Cho-Liang Lin will present a program of Brahms, Lalo Schifrin, Smetana, and Mendelssohn as part of the Detroit Symphony Orchestra’s William Davidson Neighborhood Concert Series, bringing world-class orchestral music to venues across Metro Detroit. The neighborhood concerts will take place Thursday, January 12 at 7:30 p.m. at Congregation Shaarey Zedek in Southfield; Friday, January 13 at 8:00 p.m. at the Macomb Center for the Performing Arts; and Sunday, January 15 at 3:00 p.m. at the Seligman Performing Arts Center in Beverly Hills. Lin will be featured in Schifrin’s Tangos Concertantes.
On Saturday, January 14 at 8:00 p.m., the program will be performed in Orchestra Hall and webcast at dso.org/live. In addition, Maestro Slatkin will give a pre-concert talk in Orchestra Hall at 7:00 p.m. to offer insights into the music and the role of the conductor. He will be joined by conductors Earl Lee and Kyle Ritenauer, both of whom have earned Master of Music degrees from the Manhattan School of Music and were chosen by Maestro Slatkin as the inaugural Conducting Fellows of the Manhattan School of Music/Detroit Symphony Orchestra Conductors’ Project, a “podium partnership” encompassing a two-week, two-city masterclass in conducting.