Thursday, March 11, 2010

FREE DSO Concert "Music & Healing" at Henry Ford West Bloomfield Hospital 3/15 RSVP


Marking the second year in an innovative partnership, the Detroit Symphony Orchestra (DSO) and Henry Ford Health System will bring a free community concert titled "Music and Healing" to Henry Ford West Bloomfield Hospital on March 15. The performance, conducted by Charles Greenwell and located in the Ravitz Foundation Main Atrium, begins at 7 p.m.

Highlights of the all-string program include Tchaikovsky’s Serenade C major for Strings, J. Strauss and J. Strauss Jr.’s Pizzicato Polka, Anderson’s Plink, Plank Plunk; and Copland’s “Hoe Down” from Rodeo for String Orchestra.
Charles Greenwell is the DSO’s Conducting Assistant and serves as host for the Ford ConcerTalks, lively musical discussions which take place one hour prior to all classical series performances. As a conductor he has led the Detroit, Anchorage, Windsor, Ann Arbor and Toledo Symphony Orchestras as well as the Tulsa Philharmonic, among others. He served as a producer for the recordings of the DSO for Chandos Records of England, and was host of the DSO’s national radio broadcast series from 1978 to 1987.

Greenwell is Music Director of the Southern Great Lakes Symphony, Downriver Detroit’s premier classical music organization. In September 2005 he became Music Director of the Birmingham-Bloomfield Symphony Orchestra after serving as Pops Conductor there for 14 years. He holds degrees from Michigan State University and The Royal College of Music in London.

To reserve your spot for Music and Healing call (248) 325-1521. Reservations are required for the concert. Seating is first come, first served and space is limited. Free Parking will be available on site and valet is available for a $4 charge.


"Music and Healing" at Henry Ford West Bloomfield Hospital
Detroit Symphony Orchestra
Charles Greenwell, conductor
Mon., Mar. 15, 2010 7pm


GRIEG: Holberg Suite, Op. 40

BOCCHERINI (arr. Adolphe Dumont): Celebrated Minuet

TCHAIKOVSKY: Serenade in C major for Strings, Op. 48

HOLST: St. Paul’s Suite for String Orchestra

J. STRAUSS JR. & J. STRAUSS: Pizzicato Polka

ANDERSON: Plink, Plank, Plunk

GRAINGER: Irish Tune from County Derry (Danny Boy)

COPLAND: “Hoe Down” from Rodeo for String Orchestra


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