Detroit Symphony to play five community concerts before season opener

Posted on: September 9, 2011

In Friday’s (9/9) Detroit Free Press, Mark Stryker writes, “The Detroit Symphony Orchestra doesn’t formally open its 2011-12 classical season until October 8, but the orchestra takes to streets beginning the last week of September for five free community concerts. Led by music director Leonard Slatkin, the DSO will perform in five venues across metro Detroit. The program for each is concert amounts to about an hour of music with no intermission and includes excerpts from Beethoven’s Fifth and Symphony and Dvorák’s ‘New World Symphony,’ Paul Dukas’ ‘The Sorcerer’s Apprentice,’ and music by Wagner, Weber and Richard Rodgers. Tickets are free but in most cases tickets must be reserved ahead of time.”

Posted September 9, 2011