Monday, April 15, 2013

FREE Detroit Symphony Orchestra (DSO) Concerts 5/1 Ann Arbor; 4/26, 5/5 Detroit

FREE DSO Ives Immersion concerts at Detroit Institute of Arts and Ann Arbor Kerrytown Concert House...

In preparation performances at New York's Carnegie Hall on May 9 and 10, the Detroit Symphony Orchestra (DSO) will present a Charles Ives Immersion with FREE chamber music performances around metro Detroit.

The DSO’s participation in Spring For Music is made possible with generous support from the General Motors Foundation and the William Davidson Foundation.

About the performances ----

April 26, 7 & 8:30 p.m.—Detroit Institute of Arts, Rivera Court, FREE 
“From the Steeples and the Mountains”
Experience the echo of the universe in Ives’ music as chimes and brass sound from four corners of the hall. The program casts the spotlight on Ives songs such as “The Things our Fathers Loved,” “The Cage,” and “Like a Sick Eagle,” Circus Band,” “Tarrant Moss” and “Variations on America” for brass quintet. The program also includes songs by iconoclastic composers Margaret Bonds, Florence Price, John Cage and Steve Reich.
Instrumentalists: Kevin Good, trumpet; Stephen Anderson, trumpet; Johanna Yarbrough, horn; Ava Ordman, trombone; Randall Hawes, bass trombone; Joe Becker, Principal Percussion; Keith Claeys, percussion, Ron Strnad, percussion; Leah Dexter, mezzo soprano

May 1, 7:30 p.m.—Ann Arbor Kerrytown Concert House, FREE (Requires Ticket)
“Remembrance: The Universe of Charles Ives”
DSO musicians bring to life Ives’ Violin Sonatas Nos. 2 and 3, and songs “Remembrance,” “Charley Rutlage” and the monumental “General William Booth Enters into Heaven.”
Instrumentalists: Sheryl Hwangbo, violin; Laurie Landers Goldman, violin; Shannon Orme, clarinet; Randall Hawes, bass trombone; Kathryn Goodson, piano; Stephen West, bass baritone

May 5, 1 & 3 p.m.—Detroit Institute of Arts, Rivera Court, FREE
“Sunrise, Sunset: All Four Ives Violin and Piano Sonatas”
In addition to the complete compilation of his four sonatas (Nos. 1 and 2 in the first set, 3 and 4 in the second), Ives’ last composition will be performed: Sunrise for voice, violin and piano.
Instrumenalists: Yoonshin Song, violin; Laurie Goldman, violin; Sheryl Hwangbo, violin; Marian Tanau, violin; Robert Conway, piano; Kathryn Goodson, piano; Leah Dexter, mezzo soprano

The performances at the DIA are not ticketed and open to the public. Admission to the Kerrytown Concert House chamber recital performance is free but a ticket is required.

For Ives Immersion Ticketed Event in Ann Arbor, get tickets on DSO website at this link or call 313.576.5111 or visit the Max M. Fisher Music Center Box Office at 3711 Woodward Ave.


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