The Detroit Symphony Orchestra is heading to the Big Apple in a return to Carnegie Hall – their first in 17 years! The General Motors Foundation and Cadillac are helping to pave the way from Motown to Manhatten for the DSO. In addition to a $350,000 grant from The GM Foundation to the DSO for music education initiatives, Cadillac will transport the musicians and a number of special guests during the week-long festival where all seats for all performances are only $25!


Attend the Free Send-off Concert in Orchestra Hall Tuesday, May 7th in Detroit
See and hear Leonard Slatkin (conductor), Storm Large (vocalist), and the entire Detroit Symphony Orchestra perform
IVES Symphony No. 3, WEILL THE SEVEN DEADLY SINS, and IVES Symphony No. 1 – FOR FREE!  Reserve your tickets here.

Check out vocalist, Storm Large, talking about performing Weill’s The Seven Deadly Sins.

The DSO is looking for 1,000 Detroiters to bring the spirit of Motown to the Big Apple for these two special performances! If you would like to attend the Carnegie Hall performances, check out the performance schedule below or visit the DSO web site for additional details & pricing on event packages.

About DSO’s Carnegie Hall Performances

May 9, 2013
The first performance will feature Kurt Weill’s ballet The Seven Deadly Sins, starring cabaret singer Storm Large on lead vocals. Originally written for Weill’s wife, Lotte Lenya, in collaboration with Bertolt Brecht, the work premiered in Paris in 1933 after Weill fled persecution in his native Germany. It tells the tale of what could be two sisters or a split personality as they set out on a tour of American cities each represented by a different sin. The ballet is a bitter satire on bourgeoisie exploitation. Also on the program are Ravel’s La Valse, and Rachmaninoff’s Caprice Bohemian and Isle of the DeadIsle of the Dead will appear on the DSO’s third and final CD of Rachmaninoff’s symphonic works to be released on the Naxos label in 2013.

May 10, 2013
The second performance consists of all four Charles Ives symphonies, a debut for the DSO as well as for Carnegie Hall. Music Director Leonard Slatkin chose an immersion into Ives in pursuit of showcasing the strength, sound, ensemble and style that is uniquely Detroit.

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10 years ago

Wow – this sounds amazing!