City Slang: Detroit Symphony Orchestra to take National Anthem to Detroit Tigers

March 3, 2014
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City Slang: Detroit Symphony Orchestra to take National Anthem to Detroit Tigers

DSO musical director Leonard Slatkin will take a brass ensemble to Florida for spring training on Monday afternoon, March 3. A press release states, “Slatkin, who is in Florida on tour with the DSO in West Palm Beach, Miami, Vero Beach, Sarasota and Naples, is famed for his love of both teams. During his...
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City Slang: Grammy-winning trumpeter returning to the Detroit Symphony Orchestra

February 11, 2014
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City Slang: Grammy-winning trumpeter returning to the Detroit Symphony Orchestra

The DSO has announced that five-time Grammy winning trumpeter and composer Terence Blanchard will return as the Jazz Creative Director Chair next season. According to a press release, “e’s programmed an all-star 2014-15 Paradise Jazz Series season beginning with the virtuosic vocalist Dianne Reeves, followed by appearances by the legendary Count Basie Orchestra, award-winning...
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City Slang: DSO’s Teddy Abrams selected as Louisville Orchestra music director

October 30, 2013
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City Slang: DSO’s Teddy Abrams selected as Louisville Orchestra music director

The Detroit Symphony Orchestra’s assistant conductor Teddy Abrams as been selected by the Louisville Orchestra to be their new music director. This news comes just a day following Abrams classical subscription debut with the DSO. “My time in Detroit has been a vital part of my development as a conductor. I am very fortunate...
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Sneak peek at Sean Blackman’s extravaganza

September 23, 2010
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Sean Blackman on the nylon string guitar and Pathe Jassi on upright bass

Here at MT Music Blahg we’re excited to bring you a little audio sneak peek of Sean Blackman’s In Transit, happening tomorrow (Friday — not Saturday as we said in print) at the Orchestra Hall in the Max Fisher Music Center. Pick up a copy of this week’s Metro Times or read the story...
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