Recent News and Updates


  • Orchestre National de Lyon Returns to Japan for Seven Concerts

    June 17, 2016

    The Orchestre National de Lyon returns to Japan for a two-week tour with seven performances in five cities: Sapporo, Nara, Osaka, Tokyo, and Nagoya. The orchestra will perform five different programs highlighting works of Ravel, Mussorgsky, Beethoven, Brahms, Bruch, and John Williams.

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  • DSO Hosts Marjorie S. Fisher Memorial Celebration

    June 14, 2016

    “Lead with your heart.”

    This was Mrs. Fisher’s mandate, and it will be her legacy in perpetuity, as she passed away peacefully this past Sunday morning with her family at her side.

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  • Detroit Welcomes the 2017 League of American Orchestras Conference

    June 13, 2016

    The Detroit Symphony Orchestra welcomes next year’s League of American Orchestras National Conference to Detroit, June 6-8, 2017. This premier event for orchestra professionals across the country provides a forum for emerging practices and innovation.

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  • DSO to Conclude Classical Season with Strauss’ “Salome”

    May 28, 2016

    The Detroit Symphony Orchestra will wrap up the 2015-2016 classical season with a concert version of Richard Strauss’ opera Salome. Maestro Leonard Slatkin will lead the DSO alongside soprano Lise Lindstrom in her portrayal of the title character.

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  • Joshua Bell Returns to Orchestra Hall to Perform with Slatkin and DSO

    May 18, 2016

    The Detroit Symphony Orchestra welcomes back award-winning violinist Joshua Bell to Orchestra Hall next week to perform Lalo’s Symphonie espagnole. Led by Music Director Leonard Slatkin, the DSO will also perform Prokofiev’s Symphony No. 5 and Steven Stucky’s Dreamwaltzes.

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  • DSO Brahms Recording Tops iTunes Classical Chart

    May 7, 2016

    The Detroit Symphony Orchestra’s digital live album of Johannes Brahms’s four symphonies has topped the iTunes Classical Chart. As the second album on the orchestra’s in-house “Live From Orchestra Hall” label, the release is in celebration of the German composer’s 183rd birthday.

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  • Welcome Message from Leonard Slatkin

    May 5, 2016

    Welcome to my new website! I am very pleased to share this updated design with you, which offers improved navigation, a full-featured schedule page, additional photo galleries, and a Twitter feed. I invite you to browse the site at your leisure and connect with me through social media.

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  • Violinist Nigel Kennedy Returns for Exclusive U.S. Performance with DSO

    May 4, 2016

    Nigel Kennedy returns to the United States following an 18-year absence to perform exclusively with Maestro Slatkin and the Detroit Symphony Orchestra. The program includes Schumann’s Manfred Overture and William Schuman’s third symphony, followed by Kennedy’s original Dedications series.

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  • Slatkin to Receive Honorary Doctorate from New England Conservatory

    April 26, 2016

    Leonard Slatkin will be presented with an honorary doctorate from the New England Conservatory in Boston and will be the 2016 commencement speaker at a degree ceremony taking place at the college on Sunday, May 22.

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  • Naxos Releases New Recording of Ravel Orchestrations

    April 8, 2016

    Naxos has released the next installment in the Orchestre National de Lyon’s recording cycle of the works of Maurice Ravel. This disc highlights the composer’s incomparable skill in orchestrating such pieces as Mussorgsky’s Pictures at an Exhibition.

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