Detroit Symphony cancels three programs

Posted on: October 14, 2010

In Thursday’s (10/14) Detroit Free Press, Steve Byrne reports, “The Detroit Symphony Orchestra announced that the ongoing musicians strike has led to the cancellation of all its orchestral concerts through Nov. 7. Non-orchestral concerts, DSO education programs and rentals will continue as planned. Canceled performances include: Bernstein & Rachmaninoff, Leonard Slatkin, conductor (Thursday through Sunday). Trick or Treat, Victor Vanacore, conductor (Oct. 28-31). Tchaikovsky’s 5th, Joana Carneiro, conductor; Xuefei Yang, guitar (Nov. 5-7). Ticketholders can exchange tickets for another event at Orchestra Hall this season, hold and switch to another event later or donate the value of the ticket to the DSO’s annual fund. Refunds also are available. More than 90 percent of ticketholders for the DSO’s canceled opening concert weekend opted to exchange, donate or treat their ticket as a rain check, DSO officials said. In a statement, the orchestra said further cancellations can be avoided if a settlement is reached by the end of October.”

Posted October 14, 2010