On Saturday, April 13, 2019 at 8:00 PM EDT (GMT -4), the Detroit Symphony Orchestra will feature pianist Hélène Grimaud performing Beethoven’s Fourth Piano Concerto. Also on the program are Prokofiev’s Symphony No. 5, and a new work, Divisions, a commemoration of World War I, written by Sebastian Currier. Ludovic Morlot will conduct. You can see the concert at www.dso.org/live or on Facebook Live (https://www.facebook.com/detroitsymphony).
On Saturday, March 16, 2019 8:00 PM EDT (GMT -4), the Detroit Symphony Orchestra will present Mahler’s Symphony No. 5. The program will also include Mozart’s Violin Concerto No. 5, featuring violinist Yoonshin Song. Rafael Payare will conduct. You can see the DSO concert here.
Also on Saturday, March 16, 2019 8:00 PM EDT (GMT -4), the Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra will present pianist Jonathan Biss performing Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No. 3. The program will also include Beethoven’s Coriolan Overture, and Watermark, a Concerto for Piano by Caroline Shaw, a Pulitzer Prize-winning composer. Watermark is one of five piano concertos commissioned by the SPCO and Biss to coordinate with Beethoven’s piano concertos (read more about the Beethoven/5 concerto commissioning project here). You can read the composer’s comments on Watermark here. Mischa Santora will conduct. You can see the SPCO concert here.
Wherever your weekend takes you, I hope you will find some time to enjoy music!
Here are three great live concert webcasts to choose from, with music ranging from Haydn to Bernstein to Cage.
On Friday, February 22, 2019 at 8:00 PM EST (GMT -5) Leonard Slatkin and the Detroit Symphony Orchestra (DSO) will present works by John Cage, Leonard Bernstein, Samuel Barber, and Kristin Kuster. You can see the concert at https://www.dso.org/live. Here’s the program:
Kristin Kuster: Dune Acres (world premiere)
Leonard Bernstein: Symphonic Dances from West Side Story and other selections
But wait, there’s more! You’ll have to make a choice:
On Sunday, February 24, 2019 at 3:00 PM EST (GMT -5) Leonard Slatkin and the Detroit Symphony Orchestra will present “Maximum Minimal”, featuring music by Steve Reich, Philip Glass, and John Adams. You can see the concert here. Here’s the program:
Also on Sunday, February 24, 2019 at 3:00 EST (GMT -5), the Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra (SPCO), conducted by Tito Muñoz, will present “Reflections on Home”. You can see the concert here. Here’s the program:
Maya Miro Johnson: wherever you go, there you are (world premiere)
Lembit Beecher: Say Home (world premiere)
If you’re not available for the SPCO concert, it will be available for on-demand viewing later at the SPCO concert library website. Detroit Symphony Orchestra webcasts can be viewed at a later date with a subscription to their Replay program (a benefit of a tax-deductible contribution to the DSO).
Whatever you decide to watch, I hope you will enjoy it!
If you won’t be able to watch at that time, OperaVision typically makes the operas available on its website thereafter (with your choice of subtitles) for a limited time.
The Detroit Symphony Orchestra will present Shostakovich’s Symphony No. 8 on January 27, 2019 at 3:00 PM EST (GMT -5). The program will also include Robert Schumann’s Concerto for Piano, featuring pianist Lise de la Salle. Karina Canellakis will conduct. You can see the concert here. You can read the program notes here. You might also like to read this essay on the Eighth by conductor Mark Wigglesworth.
Whatever your choice, have a wonderful, music-filled weekend!
Tonight, conductor Nikolaj Szeps-Znaider and the Detroit Symphony Orchestra present an evening of Strauss (Johann II and Richard) and Schumann. The concert will feature cellist Jean-Guihen Queyras. You can see the concert at https://www.dso.org/live. Here’s the program:
In just two hours from now (10:45 EST, GMT -5), the Detroit Symphony Orchestra will present the Brahms Concerto for Violin, featuring Christian Tetzlaff, and Beethoven’s Symphony No. 5, conducted by Carlos Miguel Prieto. You can see it at https://www.dso.org/live.
If you’ve already missed it, or if it doesn’t fit into your schedule, I’d like to mention that a $50 donation (or more) to the Detroit Symphony comes with a one-year subscription to Replay, the orchestra’s online library of concerts, which includes their last four seasons as well as the Brahmsfest, Mozartfest, and Frenchfest series of concerts, over 200 works to choose from, as well as artist interview and pre-concert lectures.