When ringing in the New Year this evening, be sure to tune your TVs--or in this case, Smart TVs--to Detroit Public Television and its telecast (per this link) to watch the Detroit Symphony Orchestra and their program of classical and pop to help guide your festivities.
The Detroit Symphony Orchestra and its executive president Paul Hogle will be donning a digital format--meaning the company will launch an online, digital streaming initiative of its webcast performances entitled Replay.
Still can’t decide what to do for New Year’s Eve? The Detroit Symphony Orchestra and Detroit Public Television are hosting the first DPTV-DSO Live from Orchestra Hall gala and concert. Even if you cannot make it to the concert hall, you can tune into the show at home or watch online! The special broadcast will be hosted by DPTV’s Fred Nahhat and the host of Michigan Public Radio’s "All Things Considered," Jennifer White. The event is a black-tie affair. Led by the DSO’s Principal Pops Conductor Jeff Tyzik, the orchestra will perform a swinging combination of jazz standards like “Sweet Georgia Brown” and “Ain’t Misbehavin’” featuring jazz trumpet legend Byron Stripling and organist Bobby Floyd, as well as light classical selections by Strauss and Smetana. Guests will be invited to sing along with a full orchestral performance of “Auld Lang Syne,” making the audience literally part of the show. The party will continue following the concert with a choice of traditional dance band, jazz lounge and dance club atmospheres throughout The Max.
Professor of music and media at Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Tod Machover, has been on a musical exploration and he is using Detroit as his landscape. In collaboration with the Detroit Symphony Orchestra, Machover turns the Motor City into a new piece entitled 'Symphony in D.'
Coming from the NPR newswire, four of America's largest orchestras and composers are apparently playing world premieres today, Nov. 20, and tomorrow, Nov. 21 — including the Boston Symphony Orchestra, Detroit Symphony Orchestra, Los Angeles Philharmonic and Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra. Tonight's performances include: The Boston Symphony Orchestra is premiering "Lakes Awake at Dawn" for chorus and orchestra by Latvian composer Ēriks Ešenvalds in joint commission by the BSO and the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra for Andris Nelsons, who turned 36 Tuesday. Detroit Symphony Orchestra music director Leonard Slatkin conducts his "Endgames." He will also lead a premiere of the "Trombone Concerto," written by his spouse Cindy McTee and featuring DSO principal trombonist Kenneth Thompkins as soloist. The Los Angeles Philharmonic and its music director Gustavo Dudamel celebrate their 10th anniversary of the Walt Disney Concert Hall's organ. Tonight they premiere American composer Stephen Hartke's "Fourth Symphony" with organist Cameron Carpenter and soprano Heidi Stober as soloists.
The Detroit Symphony Orchestra invites you to bring your dancing shoes and your yoga mats to two new offerings in their "Mix @ The Max" concert series in January.
Ever noticed how things go in seasons? Awards season, concerts announcement season, and right now it's financial results season (as well as end-of-year review season and nearly next-year-preview season).
The Louisville Orchestra named Teddy Abrams, 26, as Music Director Designate. Abrams' three-year contract as music director will begin in September 2014.
The Detroit Tigers' bid for the World Series began last Friday, and no group has been more spirited in their support than the Detroit Symphony Orchestra, who played "Go Get Em Tigers!"--complete with Tigers baseball caps and team colors proudly displayed.