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Brahms Festival 2016

For the next three weeks, my hometown orchestra will be celebrating the music of Johannes Brahms.  My musical brother from another mother, Mike, would say the Detroit Symphony Orchestra is… 380 more words


Happy birthday, Yo-Yo Ma!

Wishing a very happy sixtieth birthday to Yo-Yo Ma, a great friend and frequent collaborator with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra!

Yo-Yo Ma made his debut with the Orchestra on December 13, 1979, at Orchestra Hall in Kabelevsky’s Cello Concerto with… 134 more words

58. Gershwin Variations

Axiom: Rhythm is one of the fundamental elements of music. Some might even consider it the fundamental element. Although usually involved in both melody and harmony, many times rhythm functions by itself. 3,781 more words


All Four in One, or One For All

When you pick up your smartphone and Google the definition of “symphony”, you will see this:


An elaborate musical composition for full orchestra, typically in four movements, at least one of which is in sonata form. 1,464 more words


Digital Tchaikovsky in Detroit

The crown jewel of music performance venues in Detroit is Orchestra Hall, the anchor of the Max M. Fisher Center.  It is the home of the Detroit Symphony Orchestra, and the acoustics of the hall are simply world-class.   597 more words