Articles from: October 2011

Looking Forward – MDSO Oct Report

MDSO’s October Report to the DSO’s Board of Directors

We are pleased and excited that the Musicians of the Detroit Symphony Orchestra are back in Orchestra Hall making wonderful music!  We are excited about the support we are receiving from the public and are encouraged by the quality of our music making.  We are also pleased with many of the meetings and events that have Continue Reading

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Is Philly Still Competitive?

Let’s Examine Some Numbers
Drew McManusAdapistration – published October 19, 2011

Among the largest budget orchestras, one of the most competitive issues is the ability to attract and retain the very best talent and perhaps unsurprisingly, one of the primary components in that equation is base wages. So I thought it would be helpful to take a look at what sort of impact the recent Philadelphia Orchestra Continue Reading

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MDSO lead Civic sectionals

MDSO coached hundreds of students Saturday in Civic sectional rehearsals at Orchestra Hall.  Ted Oien – clarinet, Haden McKay – cello, Corbin Wagner – French horn, Marian Tanau – violin and Shelley Heron – oboe were among more than a dozen DSO musicians who led  all-day classes, helping student prepare their repertoire for their upcoming concerts in November. Photos are posted at our photo gallery.

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Concert4aCause – Oct 16

Concert4aCuase – Sunday, October 16, 7:00 pm – Northside Community Church, Ann Arbor, MI

Performers from UM, EMU, Skyline High School and the Detroit Symphony Orchestra, including clarinetist Shannon Orme and cellist Una O’Riordan, will be  part of a benefit concert for the Corner Health Center which serves youth  ages 12 to 21.  Voluntary donations will be accepted.  Continue Reading

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Go Get’em Tigers


 Listen to Go Get’em Tigers.

. . . Thanks to the MDSO Librarians

Tiger fever has taken hold the Detroit Symphony Orchestra.  Audiences at the first two weeks of concerts this season have been treated to an encore that caught the concert-goers and the orchestra members by surprise.  DSO Music Director Leonard Slatkin notified the librarians and staff on the morning of the first concert he was interested in finding an orchestra arrangement of a Tiger fight song.  Continue Reading

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Randy Hawes at Northwestern U.

Les Arches et l’Architecture – Oct 11, 2011 – 7:30 pm – Lutkin Hall, Northwestern University, Evantson IL

Randall Hawes, bass trombone; Gail Williams, horn; Kathryn Goodson, piano

Bienen School faculty members Gail Williams and Randall Hawes present a recital with guest artist and frequent collaborator Kathryn Goodson. Their program includes arrangements of French repertoire Continue Reading

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Leonard Leibowitz 1938-2011

MDSO’s negotiating counsel passes away.

It is with great sadness that we share the news that long-time MDSO negotiating counsel Leonard Leibowitz passed away October 3th.  For almost four decades, Lenny represented the Musicians of the Detroit Symphony Orchestra with dedication, focusing our goals of building and maintaining a top notch orchestra for Detroit and Michigan.  Most recently he led DSO musicians in a six-month Continue Reading

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ARF Free Chamber Concert – Oct 7

ARF Chamber Concert,  Friday, October 7 at 7:30 pm – Schaver Music Recital Hall, Wayne State University

This FREE concert with Musicians of the DSO and Wayne State University, will feature compositions by Romanian composers Theodor Rogalski and Cornel Taranu, and it will close with the Black Angels String Quartet by the brilliant American composer Continue Reading

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CutTime Hallelujah! – Nov. 6

CutTime Simfonica’s Hallelujah – Sunday, November 6 at 7:00 pm  – Virgil Carr Cultural Arts Center

The award-winning CutTime Simfonica® celebrates rebirth with their new Detroit-styled music called Classical Soul. Rick Robinson has found the promised land of naturally infusing classical with urban pop. This string sextet music born in the Detroit Symphony Orchestra will be joined by DSO Principal Oboe Donald Baker and also by Haleem (Stringz) Rasul Continue Reading

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Orme & Nulty Join EMU Faculty

EMU appoints Shannon Orme and Dennis Nulty

Eastern Michigan University now has two of our own DSO musicians on faculty!  Dennis Nulty is now Professor of Tuba and Euphonium.  Shannon Orme joined the clarinet faculty and will be featured at EMU’s Clinic Day on Nov. 19th.  Congrats to both of them!

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MDSO and Brahms – Oct 28

Brahms Piano Quintet – October 28, 2011 at 8:00 PM – Our Lady Star of the Sea Church

Daniel Goiți (piano) and Amanda Gates Armstrong (violin) will be joined by MDSO’s Marian Tănău (violin), Jim VanValkenburg (viola) and Una O’Riordan (cello) in the first of four concerts in the new Enescu Series presented by the American Romanian Festival.  Continue Reading

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Pro Mozart Society/Kim Kennedy-Nov. 1

An Evening of Chamber MusicTuesday, Nov 1, 2011 -  8:00 pm. at Antioch Lutheran Church

MDSO Kimberly Kennedy (violin) joins Pauline Martin (piano) and Erik Ásgeirsson (cello) in The Pro Mozart Society of Greater Detroit’s chamber music presentation.  The program includes the music of Mozart, Brahms, Debussy, Grieg and Pärt.


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