Saturday, June 12, 2010

FREE DSO Concert 6/25 6/26 6/27 8pm - Target Harmony in the Metroparks

Target Harmony in the Metroparks – FREE

Kensington Metropark, Metro Beach Metropark, Stony Creek Metropark

Detroit Symphony Orchestra
Thomas Wilkins, conductor

Fri., June 25 at 8 p.m. (Kensington); Sat., June 26 at 8 p.m. (Metro Beach); Sun., June 27 at 8 p.m. (Stony Creek)

SHOSTAKOVICH: Festive Overture

TCHAIKOVSKY: Eugene Onegin: Polonaise

OFFENBACH: Tales of Hoffman: Barcarole

VON SUPPÉ: Beautiful Galathea

LERNER & LOEWE (arr. BENNETT): My Fair Lady Selections

RIMSKY-KORSAKOV: Capriccio Espagnol Excerpt

Tickets: Purchase of Metroparks daily vehicle entry permit required

Sponsor: Target

The DSO, Target and conductor Thomas Wilkins will return this summer to bring the annual, free, weekend outdoor concert series “Target Harmony in the Metroparks,” to Kensington, Metro Beach and Stony Creek Metroparks, Friday through Sunday, June 25-27.

The program titled “Love at First Sight” will feature favorites in classical and popular music including music by Tchaikovsky, Shostakovich, Lerner & Leowe (My Fair Lady) and others. The scenic lakeside concerts take place Fri., June 25 at Kent Lake of Kensington Metropark, near Milford/Brighton; Sat., June 26 at Lake St. Clair of Metro Beach Metropark, near Mt. Clemens; and Sun., June 27 at Stony Creek Lake of Stony Creek Metropark, near Rochester. All performances begin at 8 p.m. The concerts are free, but regular vehicle entry charges still apply. A daily vehicle entry permit is $5; an annual pass is $25 or $15 for senior citizens.

Virginia born Maestro Thomas Wilkins is Music Director of the Omaha Symphony and Principal Guest Conductor of the Hollywood Bowl Orchestra. He served as Resident Conductor of the Detroit Symphony from 2000-01 until the close of the 2008-09 season. Guest conducting engagements have included appearances with such ensembles as the Cleveland and Philadelphia Orchestras, the symphonies of Dallas, Baltimore, Houston, Indianapolis and Oregon, the Louisville Orchestra and the National Symphony Orchestra in Washington, D.C.

Located along the Huron and Clinton rivers, the Huron-Clinton Metroparks provide a natural oasis from urban and suburban life as well as year-round recreational activities and events. A regional park system, the Metroparks consist of 13 beautiful parks covering nearly 24,000 acres, ten spectacular public golf courses and two marinas on Lake Erie and Lake St. Clair, respectively. The parks also offer scenic nature trails, breathtaking beaches, educational activities and exciting winter sports.

Minneapolis-based Target Corporation (NYSE:TGT) serves guests at 1,699 stores nationwide and at Target is committed to providing a fun and convenient shopping experience with access to unique and highly differentiated products at affordable prices. Since 1946, the corporation has given 5 percent of its income through community grants and programs like Take Charge of Education. Today, that giving equals more than $3 million a week.

For more information, call Metro Beach at (586) 463-4581, Stony Creek at (586) 781-4242 and Kensington at (248) 685-1561. Concertgoers should arrive early for best seating and should bring a chair or blanket. Picnic baskets are allowed, but no glass containers. Food will be available at the parks’ concession areas. General information is available by calling 1-800-47-PARKS or online at


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