Articles Written By: dsomusicians

Fleur de Lys – April 22

Fleur de Lys Chamber Ensemble, Sunday, April 22 at 11 AM,  Art House.

We are pleased to announce the return of the Andrew Wu, Melody Wootton, Caroline Coade and Alicia Rowe in a program of Dvorak, Elgar and Mozart. Combined, these musicians have performed with many top orchestral and chamber music ensembles in the Detroit Metropolitan Area including the Detroit Symphony Orchestra, Continue Reading

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MDSO March 2012 Report

Where we are today . . .

Dear Board Members of the Detroit Symphony Orchestra, Staff, Volunteer Council, Volunteers and Colleagues,

The Detroit Symphony Orchestra will soon be approaching a very important anniversary date that serves as a point of reference to where the organization is today. Nearly one year ago today the musicians of the orchestra returned to work following a six month work Continue Reading

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Menahem Pressler and MDSO

Menahem Pressler  Tuesday, April 24, 2012  at 8:00 p.m., Temple Shir Shalom

Experience the legendary artistry of chamber music icon Beaux Arts Trio Pianist Menahme Presler  and DSO Musicians Kimberly Kaloyanides Kennedy (violin), James Van Valkenburg  (viola) and Una O’Riordan (cello) performing the music of Bach, Mozart and Dvorak. Continue Reading

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Avanit Summer MusicFest


The Detroit Symphony Orchestra (DSO), The Musicians of the Detroit Symphony Orchestra (MDSO) and Save Our Symphony (SOS) have announced a six-day intensive summer experience for young musicians ages 14-18, who will have the opportunity to train with DSO musicians. Avanti Summer MusicFest is scheduled for July 16-21, 2012 at Derby Middle School in Birmingham, Mich. and will Continue Reading

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Classical Brunch – Jan 22

The Community House Classical Brunch -  Sunday, January 22 at 12:30 PM
Featured artists:  Kim Kennedy, violin, Úna O’Riordan, cello, Yizhak Schotten, viola, and Katherine Collier, piano in a recital of Mozart Piano Quartet No. 1 in g minor K 478, and Brahms piano quartet in g minor, Op. 25.   The Community House is proud to announce the 2011 series of Classical Brunch in partnership with classical radio station WRCJ 90.9 FM.  Brunch will be served at noon. 

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Concert for String Quartet – Jan 15

A Chamber Music Concert for String Quartet, Sunday, January 15 2012 at 11:00 AM -  Art House

Presented in the intimacy and beautiful acoustics of Art House’s third floor ballroom, musicians Andrew Wu, Melody Wootton, Caroline Coade and Alicia Rowe combined their talents in a program to match the surroundings. Experience chamber music as it was intended.  Advanced registration is required Continue Reading

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A Classical Valentine – Brahms Double

“A Classical Valentine”, February 12, 2012 at 3:oo pm. -  Parcells Middle School 

MDSO violinist, Adrienne Ronmark,  and her mother Debra Fayroian-Jacobs, retired DSO cellist, will deliver a Valentine sweet treat, the magical  Brahm’s Double Concerto for Violin and Cello, with the Grosse Pointe Symphony Orchestra on Sunday, February 12, 2012 at 3:00 pm., Joseph Striplin conducting.   And don’t miss the icing Continue Reading

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The Lew/Lenny Legacy Fund

 A Very Worthwhile Charity

In 2005, as a memorial to Lew Waldeck, long-time musicians’ union activist and 1983-1994 Director of AFofM Symphonic Services, “The Lew Waldeck Fund” was established through the agency of Live Music Awareness, a Honolulu-based musicians’ support organization with AFofM affiliations.  With the passing in October, 2011, of Leonard Leibowitz, legendary negotiating attorney and ICSOM Continue Reading

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MDSO Addresses DSO’s Annual Meeting

December 8, 2011, MDSO bassoonist Victoria King delivers remarks to DSO’s General Annual Meeting

Good afternoon, Governing Members, Members, Board Members, Staff and Colleagues,

I am Victoria King and am currently musician liaison to the DSO’s Governing Members. I have been a Detroit Symphony Orchestra bassoonist for 28 years.  Continue Reading

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MDSO Gift Music To Less Fortunate


Detroit – Musicians of the Detroit Symphony Orchestra are once again bringing the gift of music to those less fortunate this holiday season.  The musicians will be performing seasonal favorites at three locations: 

1)    Monday, Dec. 5 at 2pm, the DSO Bassoon Quartet will perform Continue Reading

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Coade at Carnegie – Nov 29

New York Women’s EnsembleNovember 29, 2011 at 8:00 PM in Carnegie Hall, NYC

Caroline Coade, MDSO violist,  will travel to NYC to join an elite international group of 50 women to perform in an all-women’s chamber orchestra, called “New York Women’s Ensemble.”

NYWE will be playing it’s all-Mozart inaugural concert on Tuesday November 29 at 8pm, under the direction of music director and Continue Reading

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DCWS Holiday Sing-along – Dec 4 & 18

Holiday Brass and Sing-along -  Sunday Dec.4, 2011, 7:30 pm at  Cathedral Church of St. Paul, Detroit and Sunday Dec. 18, 7:30 pm at First Presbyterian Church of Royal Oak

DCWS brings tidings of the season with a holiday sing-along, traditional sounds and new favorites.  Join the festivities in these wonderful settings and celebrate along with us. Sing-along begins at 6:45 pm.

Get in the spirit with MDSO musicians! Continue Reading

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