Detroit Symphony Orchestra

Musicians from the Detroit Symphony Orchestra will work with Interlochen students this summer as part of the Interlochen Online virtual Arts Camp program.

On Thursday, April 23, the nationally syndicated classical music program Performance Today will feature music performed and recorded at Interlochen.

Tune in during the 11 a.m. hour of the program to hear the Detroit Symphony Orchestra perform Maurice Ravel's Mother Goose Suite. This recent concert took place in Kresge Auditorium.

Michael Culler engineered the recording.

Join Classical IPR Friday, March 6 at 10:40 a.m. for a live broadcast of the Detroit Symphony Orchestra.

The Friday morning concert takes place in Orchestra Hall and is produced in partnership with WRCJ Detroit and WKAR.

This performance features pianist Terrence Wilson. The conductor is Thomas Wilkins.

ON THE PROGRAM:

JOHNSON Lift Every Voice and Sing

NKEIRU OKOYE Voices Shouting Out

NKEIRU OKOYE Black Bottom (World Premiere)

On Tuesday, February 4, the nationally syndicated classical music program Performance Today will feature music performed and recorded at Interlochen.

Join Classical IPR at about 10:34 a.m. Tuesday to hear Sergei Rachmaninoff's Symphonic Dances played by the Detroit Symphony Orchestra conducted by Matthias Pintscher. The performance is from a recent concert in Kresge Auditorium.

The recording was engineered by  Michael Culler.

Jader Bignamini will become the 18th music director of the Detroit Symphony Orchestra next season. He replaces Leonard Slatkin.
Detroit Symphony Orchestra

The Detroit Symphony Orchestra has a new music director, Jader Bignamini, who signed a six year contract that begins in the 2020-21 season. 

 


On Wednesday, January 22, the nationally syndicated classical music program Performance Today will feature music performed and recorded at Interlochen.

Join Classical IPR at about 10:06 a.m. Wednesday to hear music of Camille Saint-Saëns performed by pianist Joseph Moog and the Detroit Symphony Orchestra conducted by Matthias Pintscher. The performance is from a recent concert in Kresge Auditorium.

The recording was engineered by  Michael Culler.

Join Classical IPR Friday, January 24 at 10:40 a.m. for a live broadcast of the Detroit Symphony Orchestra.

The Friday morning concert takes place in Orchestra Hall and is produced in partnership with WRCJ Detroit and WKAR.

This performance features violinist Augustin Hadelich. The conductor is Jader Bignamini.

ON THE PROGRAM:

PAGANINI Violin Concerto No. 1

BERLIOZ Symphonie Fantastique

Interlochen Center for the Arts

The Detroit Symphony Orchestra recently visited Interlochen Center for the Arts for the first time since 2006. This week, Classical IPR in Concert presents this recent performance from the stage of Kresge Auditorium.

Listen Fridays at 8 p.m., Sundays at 12 p.m. or any time on demand below.

Detroit Symphony Orchestra LIVE: December 6, 2019

Dec 4, 2019

Join Classical IPR this Friday, December 6 at 10:40am for a LIVE broadcast of the Detroit Symphony Orchestra.

The Friday morning concert takes place in Orchestra Hall and is produced in partnership with WRCJ Detroit and WKAR.

Juanjo Mena conducts, and violinist James Ehnes will be the featured soloist.

The Program:

FELIX MENDELSSOHN 
Violin Concerto

FRANZ JOSEPH HAYDN 
Symphony No. 44

FRANZ SCHUBERT 
Symphony No. 9

Detroit Symphony Orchestra LIVE: November 15, 2019

Nov 12, 2019

Join Classical IPR Friday, November 15 at 10:40 a.m. for a live broadcast of the Detroit Symphony Orchestra.

The Friday morning concert takes place in Orchestra Hall and is produced in partnership with WRCJ Detroit and WKAR.

The conductor this week is Leonard Slatkin. The concert features tenor Miles Mykkanen, an alumnus of Interlochen Center for the Arts.

Join Classical IPR Friday, November 8 at 10:40 a.m. for a live broadcast of the Detroit Symphony Orchestra.

The Friday morning concert takes place in Orchestra Hall and is produced in partnership with WRCJ Detroit and WKAR.

This performance features pianist Simon Trpčeski. The conductor is Dalia Stasevska.

 

ON THE PROGRAM:

WOLFE Fountain of Youth

TCHAIKOVSKY Piano Concerto No. 1

SIBELIUS Symphony No. 1

 

 

This Saturday, July 27, the Detroit Symphony Orchestra returns to Interlochen for the first time since 2006.

Ensemble Intercontemporain Music Director Matthias Pintscher will lead the DSO in Maurice Ravel's "Mother Goose" Suite, Sergei Rachmaninoff's Symphonic Dances and Camille Saint-Saëns' Piano Concerto No. 5, featuring guest soloist Joseph Moog.

Join Classical IPR Friday, February 15 at 10:40 a.m. for a live broadcast of the Detroit Symphony Orchestra.

The Friday morning concert takes place in Orchestra Hall and is produced in partnership with WRCJ Detroit and WKAR.

Artists
Leonard Slatkin, conductor
Orli Shaham, piano

Join Classical IPR Friday, February 7 at 10:40 a.m. for a live broadcast of the Detroit Symphony Orchestra.

The Friday morning concert takes place in Orchestra Hall and is produced in partnership with WRCJ Detroit and WKAR. 

Sean Miller, Petoskey News

Interlochen Public Radio presented a live broadcast from Bay Harbor. 

The Detroit Symphony Orchestra and Interlochen Festival Choir are featured along with broadway star Rachel Gold and violinist Yesong Sophie Lee.

You’ll hear works by Verdi, Rodgers & Hammerstein, Saint-Saëns, Lerner & Loewe, and Tchaikovsky. Listen Friday at 8:00 p.m.

 

DSO Oboist Sarah Lewis - Music at Midday

Jul 6, 2018

Petoskey native Sarah Lewis shares her favorite works and talks about how each piece has influenced her life. An oboist in the Detroit Symphony Orchestra, Sarah Lewis will be on stage as the group performs in Bay Harbor at the Great Lakes Center for the Arts Opening Gala on July 7th. That concert will be broadcast live on Classical IPR Saturday night at 8:00 p.m.

This Saturday, July 7 Interlochen Public Radio broadcasts live from Bay Harbor.  The Gala opening of the Great Lakes Center for the Arts, “Raise the Curtain,” will feature the Detroit Symphony OrchestraInterlochen Festival Choir, Broadway star Rachel Gold, Miami City Ballet ballerina 

Detroit Symphony Orchestra - Live on Classical IPR

Feb 5, 2018

The Detroit Symphony Orchestra performs live Friday morning on Classical IPR. It’s an all Ravel concert conducted by Leonard Slatkin. Soloist Jean Efflam-Bavouzet is featured in both the G Major Piano Concerto and the Concerto for Left Hand. Also on the program are Ravel’s Daphnis et Chloé Suite No. 2 and Pavane pour une infant défunte. Listen live on Classical IPR at 10:40 a.m.

The Detroit Symphony Orchestra LIVE!

May 24, 2017

This Friday morning on Classical IPR, you can hear the Detroit Symphony Orchestra live in concert! Virtuosic Canadian violinist James Ehnes returns in the first Detroit performances of a concerto by celebrated orchestral and film composer James Newton Howard (The Hunger Games series), and guest conductor Cristian Măcelaru leads Rachmaninoff's romantic Second Symphony. The program airs at 10:40am.

Detroit Symphony Orchestra LIVE this Friday

Apr 19, 2017

Leonard Slatkin conducts orchestral transcriptions of J.S. Bach, followed by two jazz-inspired DSO firsts!

Hear the orchestra's premiere performance of Shostakovich's Jazz Suite No. 1 and the debut of an all-new concerto by Grammy Award winning composer and pianist Michel Camilo. That's this Friday at 10:45 a.m. on Classical IPR.

2017 is shaping up to be a banner year for the Detroit Symphony Orchestra (DSO).

With the orchestra back on solid financial footing, the DSO is embarking on its first international tour in 16 years. This July, Maestro Leonard Slatkin will take the orchestra overseas for the first time since he took over as music director in 2008. The conductor and his 87 musicians will make stops in Japan and, for the first time, China.

Donald Dietz / Detroit Symphony Orchestra

The Detroit Symphony Orchestra celebrates a first this weekend: It will perform an original piece by its very own music director, Grammy-winner Leonard Slatkin.  

"The subtitle is concertino grosso, so already one can sense that there's humor in this: a concertino usually being thought of as being a small concerto, and grosso meaning large," he says.

Detroit Symphony Orchestra

The Detroit Symphony Orchestra has a balanced budget for the first time in years. The DSO has struggled recently, with $6 million dollar deficits, one of the largest budget deficits of any orchestra in the nation. A musician's strike in 2011 that was also tough on morale.

It’s been six years since the last time the DSO has been in the black. It has also built a growing fan base, at a time when symphonies are struggling with an aging audience.

Nearby Businesses Eager To Have DSO Back

Apr 5, 2011

Musicians with the Detroit Symphony Orchestra have agreed to come back to work, under a tentative labor agreement reached this weekend. There are few details, but the deal appears to bring the six-month strike to an end.

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