The Detroit Symphony Orchestra has announced details of its 2012 “Live from Orchestra Hall” webcasts from January through May. The webcasts began in September 2011, with initial funding from DSO board member Philip Fisher and a $90,000 grant from the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation. The first of thirteen webcasts this year, featuring the Franck Symphony in D-minor led by Hélène Bouchez, was streamed live on January 22. Webcasts include intermission features, which for the January 22 program included interviews with DSO Principal Oboe Don Baker; pianist Conrad Tao, who performed Saint-Saëns Piano Concerto No. 2 at the concert; and Aaron Dworkin, founder and president of the Sphinx Organization. Remaining 2012 webcasts include Schumann’s Second Symphony, conducted by Hans Graf (Jan. 28); Brahms’s Ein Deutsches Requiem, led by Music Director Leonard Slatkin, with the Michigan State University Children’s Choir (Feb. 26); and a season-ending program led by Slatkin of Respighi’s Pines of Rome, Cindy McTee’s Ballet for Orchestra, and John Williams’s Cello Concerto, with DSO Principal Cello Robert deMaine. To listen to DSO’s free webcasts, visit dso.org/live.
Posted January 24, 2012