April 27-29: Falletta conducts Stravinsky’s Violin Concerto and Chevalier de Saint-Georges’s Violin Concerto No. 2 featuring soloist Augustin Hadelich, plus works by contemporary composer Brian Raphael Nabors and Zoltán Kodály

April 29 performance webcast for free at dso.org and via Facebook Live as part of DSO’s Live from Orchestra Hall series; April 28 concert broadcast and streamed live on 90.9 WRCJ in Detroit and network of stations across Michigan

April 28 Chamber Recital: Shostakovich & Prokofiev | String Quartet with DSO musicians at True Worship Church

Tickets on sale now at dso.org

Detroit, (April 5, 2023) – The Detroit Symphony Orchestra (DSO) will welcome conductor JoAnn Falletta to Orchestra Hall on April 27-29 for a program on the PVS Classical Series, which also features violinist Augustin Hadelich.

Augustin Hadelich, a violinist whose rhapsodic expressiveness has gained worldwide attention, solos in not one but two works in this virtuosic program for violin and orchestra. Stravinsky’s concerto blends neoclassical clarity and proportion with rich, playful textures. Meanwhile, the Violin Concerto in A major, Op. 5, No. 2 by Joseph Bologne, Chevalier de Saint-Georges, is a delicate work by a contemporary of Mozart and Haydn. Falletta also conducts a new piece by Brian Raphael Nabors entitled Upon Daybreak, as well as Kodály’s Dances of Galánta, a work infused with the sounds of Central European folk music.

Nabors’s Upon Daybreak was co-commissioned by the DSO as part of the Amplifying Voices project, which supports racial and gender equity in classical music. Amplifying Voices is a New Music USA initiative, which is powered by the Sphinx Ventures Fund, with additional support from ASCAP and the Sorel Organization. Upon Daybreak imagines the sounds of a utopian world free of hate and malice, and draws inspiration from Dr. Maya Angelou’s “A Brave and Startling Truth.” The program closes with Kodály’s Dances of Galánta, a work infused with the sounds of Central European folk music.

On Friday, April 28 at 7 p.m., DSO musicians Hae Jeong Heidi Han (violin), Will Haapaniemi (violin), Mike Chen (viola), and Jeremy Crosmer (cello) will perform a chamber recital at True Worship Church in Detroit. The program will include Shostakovich’s String Quartet No. 10 and Prokofiev’s String Quartet No. 1. This performance is free to all Neighborhood Series subscribers. Single tickets are also available and start at $15.

Hadelich & Stravinsky will take place Thursday, April 27 at 7:30 p.m., Friday, April 28 at 10:45 a.m., and Saturday, April 29 at 8 p.m. in Orchestra Hall.

The April 29 performance will be webcast for free at dso.org and via Facebook Live as part of the DSO’s Live from Orchestra Hall series. The April 28 concert will be broadcast and streamed live on 90.9 WRCJ in Detroit and network of stations across Michigan.

Tickets for these performances start at $19 and can be purchased at dso.org or by calling the Box Office at 313.576.5111, open Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

2022-2023 SEASON DSO SAFETY POLICIES: The DSO no longer requires audiences to provide proof of COVID-19 vaccination or a negative COVID-19 test to attend performances. Masks are optional although strongly recommended at DSO performances, particularly when Wayne County and surrounding communities are in the high or “red” category as defined by the CDC. The DSO asks audience members to do their part to create a safe environment for everyone and encourages those who are not feeling well to stay home.

The title sponsor of the DSO’s Classical Series is PVS Chemicals, Inc. DSO Live is presented by Ford Motor Company Fund and made possible by the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation. Digital programming is produced from the Al Glancy Control Room. The William Davidson Neighborhood Concert Series is made possible by a generous grant from the William Davidson FoundationWRCJ 90.9 FM also supports the series.