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Free Concert Webcast: Hilary Hahn and the DSO


Violinist Hilary Hahn

Violinist Hilary Hahn. Copyright Michael Patrick O’Leary.

On Friday, September 30, 2016 at 8:00PM EDT (GMT -5), the Detroit Symphony Orchestra will present a free live webcast featuring violinist Hilary Hahn.  Here’s a short video of Hahn performing a Bach sarabande.

The webcast will also include the world premiere of Ferran Cruixent’s Big Data.  Here’s a short video to introduce you to Cruixent’s work, in particular, his composition Cyborg.

You can watch the webcast at Here’s the program:

Bernstein:  Overture to Candide

Gershwin:  Lullaby for String Orchestra

Ferran Cruixent:  Big Data (world premiere)

Beethoven:  Concerto for Violin and Orchestra

There will be an informal pre-concert presentation beginning at 7:00PM.


Image attribution:  Photo of violinist Hilary Hahn © Michael Patrick O’Leary via


2 thoughts on “Free Concert Webcast: Hilary Hahn and the DSO

  1. Thanks for posting, Chris! I have mixed feelings about the excerpts of the Cruixent piece: the pseudo-electronic texture-color-music stuff is well-orchestrated and fun to listen to (but not really much beyond what Penderecky and Lutoslawsky were doing way back when); and what’s here of the other music seems way Hollywood and Son of John Williams tonal rehashes. But I’d love to hear the whole work, of course- not fair to judge it from snippets. The ring-tones are cute too! Nice to hear Hilary Hahn- she’s such a natural musician (and a really nice person- I got to hang around her some when she was doing a chamber piece of mine years ago- she’s delightful and quick-witted, with a fine skill-set). You’re doing a great service with these postings!



    • Thanks! I’m very interested in hearing the whole program, as it certainly seems to represent a juxtaposition of styles. Detroit has taken a keen interest in presenting new music in many of its programs.


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