The brilliance, elegance and virtuosity of Beethoven's final piano concerto, his "Emperor," is a perfect match for esteemed maestro Sir Andrew Davis and pianist Jeremy Denk — winner of a 2013 MacArthur "Genius" Fellowship, the 2014 Avery Fisher Prize, and Musical America "2014 Instrumentalist of the Year."
Cello superstar Yo-Yo Ma returns to Orchestra Hall along with his longtime collaborator pianist Kathryn Stott for a special one-night-only recital performance featuring works Bach, Schubert, Shostakovich and more.
Please Note: The DSO does not appear on this performance
A Night in Brazil
Her sensuous, alluring voice. That seductive Brazilian beat. Pianist, singer and songwriter Eliane Elias makes her Detroit debut performing the hottest cuts from her latest release, Made in Brazil. "Elias is among the major jazz pianists of our times" hails the San Francisco Examiner. Elias’ originals and sizzling interpretations of Brazilian classics will fill your heart, and stir your soul.
Rapidly rising French piano virtuosa Lise de La Salle makes her DSO debut with breathtaking Rachmaninoff, and Nashville Symphony's sensational Giancarlo Guerrero conducts Stravinsky's ballet burlesque, Petrushka — first performed by Diaghilev's famed Ballets Russes in 1911.
In 2012, Joel Schoenhals began a four-year performance of the complete piano sonatas of Ludwig van Beethoven. In this eighth and final concert, he will complete the journey by performing Beethoven’s final three.
Sonatas Op. 109, Op. 110, and Op. 111
Professor of Piano at Eastern Michigan University, Joel Schoenhals has performed in North and South America, Asia, and Europe. Fleur de Son Classics has released seven of his CDs, each to critical acclaim.
Hear the dashing and dazzling virtuosity of Franz Liszt's Second Piano Concerto, performed by internationally acclaimed pianist Simon Trpčeski! Also in his premiere appearance, Danish conductor Thomas Dausgaard leads a picturesque musical journey, from an Aegean sunrise in Nielsen's Helios Overture to the Nordic beauty of Sibelius' First Symphony.
Hailing from Utah, The Piano Guys are four dads who became an Internet sensation by way of their immensely successful series of strikingly original self-made music videos. They’ve made over 50 since early 2011, including their hit video, an innovative multi-handed version of One Direction’s “What Makes You Beautiful” and a gorgeous reinvention of the hit song “Let It Go” from Disney’s Frozen. It’s the Guys’ highly original blend of classical music with pop that has really been the cause of an Internet phenomenon and has led to over 500 million YouTube views. It is their endearing personalities along with their obvious will to inspire young and old, which keeps the fans coming back for more.
Cliff Monear and his jazz quartet are one of the busiest performing rhythm sections in the Midwest. Cliff's cascading, instinctively right piano is always on the money, never intruding, but always bright and punctual in time and personal color shadings.
Wed. & Thur. Mar. 2 & 3: Seatings: 6:00pm & 8:30pm No Cover
Fri. & Sat. Mar. 4 & 5: Seatings: 6:00pm & 8:30pm $15 Cover
A graduate of the University of Michigan, where he studied with Professor Geri Allen for five years. Along with Professor Allen, he counts among his professors and mentors Marcus Belgrave, Rodney Whitaker, Tad Weed, Rick Roe, Bob Hurst and Marion Hayden as well as other Detroit Masters.
Wed. & Thurs. Feb. 24 & 25
Seatings: 6:00 & 8:30 No Cover
Juliet Petrus and Lydia Qiu present an evening of selections from their 2015 debut CD release A Great Distance千里之外.’, sung in Mandarin and English. The evening explores the cross-cultural influence on art song by China and the West, with a program rarely heard outside of China, even more rarely interpreted by a Western artist. Petrus and Qiu are proud to return to their alma mater after completing a three-city tour of China, for this intimate evening of art song celebrating Chinese New Year. Free - no tickets required