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DSO – 25th Annual Salute to America

DSO – 25th Annual Salute to America

Join us for the 25th anniversary of our quintessential Fourth of July celebration. A mesmerizing joint concert by the Detroit Symphony Orchestra and the Jazz Ambassadors of the United States Army Field Band, the premier touring musical representatives of the United States Army, overwhelms Greenfield Village with goodwill. The finale is the DSO’s stirring rendition of Tchaikovsky’s 1812 Overture, played in harmony with authentic cannon fire under a canopy of fireworks.

DSO – 25th Annual Salute to America

DSO – 25th Annual Salute to America

Join us for the 25th anniversary of our quintessential Fourth of July celebration. A mesmerizing joint concert by the Detroit Symphony Orchestra and the Jazz Ambassadors of the United States Army Field Band, the premier touring musical representatives of the United States Army, overwhelms Greenfield Village with goodwill. The finale is the DSO’s stirring rendition of Tchaikovsky’s 1812 Overture, played in harmony with authentic cannon fire under a canopy of fireworks.

DSO – 25th Annual Salute to America

DSO – 25th Annual Salute to America

Join us for the 25th anniversary of our quintessential Fourth of July celebration. A mesmerizing joint concert by the Detroit Symphony Orchestra and the Jazz Ambassadors of the United States Army Field Band, the premier touring musical representatives of the United States Army, overwhelms Greenfield Village with goodwill. The finale is the DSO’s stirring rendition of Tchaikovsky’s 1812 Overture, played in harmony with authentic cannon fire under a canopy of fireworks.

DSO – 25th Annual Salute to America

DSO – 25th Annual Salute to America

Join us for the 25th anniversary of our quintessential Fourth of July celebration. A mesmerizing joint concert by the Detroit Symphony Orchestra and the Jazz Ambassadors of the United States Army Field Band, the premier touring musical representatives of the United States Army, overwhelms Greenfield Village with goodwill. The finale is the DSO’s stirring rendition of Tchaikovsky’s 1812 Overture, played in harmony with authentic cannon fire under a canopy of fireworks.

DSO – Soul Unlimited with Ellis Hall

DSO – Soul Unlimited with Ellis Hall

The “Ambassador of Soul”—Ellis Hall—in a tribute to Marvin Gaye, Jackie Wilson, The Temptations, The Four Tops, Earth, Wind and Fire, and Stevie Wonder. Plus, a special tribute to Ellis’ great friend Ray Charles. See music’s “Soul Man” in concert with Jeff Tyzik and the DSO.

DSO – Soul Unlimited with Ellis Hall

DSO – Soul Unlimited with Ellis Hall

The “Ambassador of Soul”—Ellis Hall—in a tribute to Marvin Gaye, Jackie Wilson, The Temptations, The Four Tops, Earth, Wind and Fire, and Stevie Wonder. Plus, a special tribute to Ellis’ great friend Ray Charles. See music’s “Soul Man” in concert with Jeff Tyzik and the DSO.

DSO – Soul Unlimited with Ellis Hall

DSO – Soul Unlimited with Ellis Hall

The “Ambassador of Soul”—Ellis Hall—in a tribute to Marvin Gaye, Jackie Wilson, The Temptations, The Four Tops, Earth, Wind and Fire, and Stevie Wonder. Plus, a special tribute to Ellis’ great friend Ray Charles. See music’s “Soul Man” in concert with Jeff Tyzik and the DSO.

DSO – League Conference Concert

DSO – League Conference Concert

This program will be live webcast Tuesday, June 6
at 7:30 pm EDT (GMT-4) on dso.org/live.

 

To celebrate the launch of the League of American Orchestras’ 75th anniversary and its 2017 national conference in Detroit, Music Director Leonard Slatkin conducts the DSO in an engaging program to include Bertolt Brecht and Kurt Weill’s thrilling, satirical Seven Deadly Sins with multifaceted vocalist and Detroit resident Shara Nova. This 20th century theatrical masterpiece is presented alongside several exciting contemporary works: Mohammed Fairouz’s Pax universalis, dedicated to children who have fallen victim to global conflict; former DSO Lebenbom Award winner Sarah Kirkland Snider’s Something for the Dark; Michigan native Jonathan Bailey Holland’s “Equality” (featuring the poetry of Dr. Maya Angelou); and Mason Bates’ homage to Detroit Techno “Warehouse Medicine” from The B-Sides. The concert kicks off with a special performance by the Detroit Symphony Youth Orchestra (DSYO) conducted by Oriol Sans.

Artists
Detroit Symphony Orchestra
Leonard Slatkin, conductor
Shara Nova, vocalist
Hudson Shad, vocal quartet
Dr. Tonya Matthews, narrator

Detroit Symphony Youth Orchestra
Oriol Sans, conductor
Joshua McClendon, cello

Program
KEVIN PUTS Hymn to the Sun (DSYO)
ELGAR Cello Concerto (DSYO)
Intermission
MOHAMMED FAIROUZ Pax universalis
WEILL The Seven Deadly sins, Ballet Chante
JONATHAN BAILEY HOLLAND “Equality” Text by Dr. Maya Angelou (Used by permission of Caged Bird Legacy, LLC)
SARAH KIRKLAND SNIDER Something for the Dark
MASON BATES “Warehouse Medicine” from The B-Sides: Five Pieces for Orchestra & Electronica