Recent News and Updates


  • On Sale Now: Kerry Turner Horn Concerto Recording Featuring Karl Pituch and DSO

    July 15, 2016

    The Detroit Symphony Orchestra has released a new digital EP on its Live from Orchestra Hall label. The recording features Principal Horn Karl Pituch performing Kerry Turner’s Horn Concerto, “The Gothic,” which the DSO premiered in concert on May 23, 2013.

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  • New DSO Recording Available for Pre-Order on iTunes

    July 7, 2016

    The Detroit Symphony Orchestra is releasing a recording of Kerry Turner’s Horn Concerto, featuring Principal Horn Karl Pituch, on its Live from Orchestra Hall label. The EP will be available for download on July 15th.

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  • Orchestre National de Lyon On Tour in Japan

    June 29, 2016

    French public radio station France Musique interviews Leonard Slatkin and reports on his tour of Japan with the Orchestre National de Lyon.

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  • 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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