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
Let’s Examine Some Numbers
Drew McManus, Adapistration – 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
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
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
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
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
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!
An Evening of Chamber Music – Tuesday, 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.