IMG_10001648386232Scott Strong, 3rd horn

by Johanna Yarbrough

Scott Strong joins the DSO on third horn after completing two seasons with the Houston Grand Opera and Ballet Orchestra… Continue Reading

Jeremy Epp, Principal Timpanist20131204-IMG_6633

by Johanna Yarbrough

We are very excited to announce the appointment of our new principal timpanist!  His name is Jeremy Epp and he joins us after a four year tenure with the Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra (Canada).

Jeremy was born and raised in Winnipeg, Manitoba.  He studied at the Cleveland Institute of Music, although he admits his path to… Continue Reading


Ralph Skiano, Principal Clarinet

by Johanna Yarbrough

The musicians of the DSO are very happy to welcome Ralph Skiano as our new principal clarinetist.  Ralph joins us after the retirement of Ted Oien, who completed his 25th season with the DSO this past spring.

Prior to his appointment with the DSO, Ralph served as principal clarinet of the Richmond Symphony (Virginia) for 12 years.  During the summers, he performs with the Des Moines… Continue Reading


AVANTI Summer MusicFest will be holding its second annual Concerto/Solo Competition.  To be eligible for the competition, a student must be a participant in the 2014 AVANTI Summer… Continue Reading


Detroit Chamber Winds Presents: New Music Detroit, Jan 14 at 8pm






DSO Musicians and DSO, Inc. ratify new 3-year agreement

The following words come from Karl Pituch, DSO musicians’ negotiating committee chair and principal horn, after tonight’s press conference.

The musicians of the Detroit Symphony Orchestra are thrilled to have a new contract ratified more than six months ahead of schedule.  We believe this is the first time in the history of the organization that a contract has been settled this early.  With this agreement, we will show the rest of the orchestral world that the DSO is making a comeback in a big way… Continue Reading


DSO Concertmaster Praised by Detroit Free Press

The following article by Detroit Free Press Music Writer Mark Stryker excellently reviews DSO concertmaster Yoonshin Song.  Yoonshin recently performed Mozart’s Second Violin Concerto.  This article was published on November 27, 2013 amid the rehearsals for said concert.  Yoonshin’s success as a concertmaster can be verified not only in Stryker’s article, but also… Continue Reading


Dahae Kim Joins the DSO Cello Section

by Johanna Yarbrough

Dahae Kim was appointed assistant principal cello of the DSO in the spring of 2013.  Dahae’s first season with the orchestra began in September after graduating with a master’s degree from the New England Conservatory.  Dahae also… Continue Reading



Jennifer Wey Joins DSO as Youngest Member

by Johanna Yarbrough

Jennifer Wey joined the DSO in beginning of the 2013-2014 season as Assistant Concertmaster.  At 23 years old, Jennifer is currently the youngest member of the DSO.  Jennifer comes to us after completing the first year of her master’s degree at Rice University… Continue Reading

Young, Chinese Talent, Jing Zhang, Joins The DSO

by Johanna Yarbrough

Jing Zhang, one of our youngest new members, joins the second violins of the DSO.  Jing joined the orchestra in January of 2013 when she was 25 years old… Continue Reading

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Flute Talent, David Buck, Joins the DSO
by Johanna Yarbrough
David Buck joined the DSO in September of 2012 as the principal flutist.  David joins us after playing principal flute in the Los Angeles Philharmonic for two years and the Oregon Symphony for four years… Continue Reading


Hunter Eberly Begins “Dream Job” as Principal Trumpet of the DSO

by Johanna Yarbrough

Michigan native, Hunter Eberly, joined the DSO in April of 2013.  Before moving back to Michigan last spring, Hunter played in the Jacksonville Symphony Orchestra.  During his senior year of high school, Hunter studied with Charley Lea of the Grand… Continue Reading


Cellist Una O’Riordan to Perform Sunday, October 13, 2013

Chamber Soloists of Detroit presents Aaron Berofsky & Friends, Sunday, October 13, 2013, at 3 p.m. at First Presbyterian Church of Farmington, 26165 Farmington Road, Farmington Hills, MI 48334.  Internationally acclaimed violinist Aaron Berofsky is joined by celebrated colleagues, fellow University of Michigan faculty violist Kathryn Votapek, Detroit Symphony Orchestra cellist Una O’Riordan and… Continue Reading


Joseph Becker Joins the DSO

by Johanna Yarbrough
There’s a new set of sticks in town and they belong to our brand new principal percussionist, Joseph Becker.  Joe, 27, joined the orchestra in September of 2012 and successfully completed his first full season, resulting with the granting of tenure.  Congratulations… Continue Reading


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