The Detroit Symphony Orchestra, under the direction of Maestro Michael Francis, marks its 100th anniversary by performing the works from its first concert program this weekend. Today, the DSO is recognized as one of the most beloved orchestras in the world.
The DSO also has evolved to become the most accessible orchestra on the planet and invites those who can’t attend to enjoy the Sunday performance at 3 p.m. Click here to enjoy by livestream.
- WEBER – Overture to Oberon
- MOZART – Concerto for Two Pianos
- BACH – Concerto No. 2 for Three Pianos
- BEETHOVEN – Symphony No. 5
Details from the DSO: 100 years ago, attendees to the first DSO concert in Orchestra Hall experienced this same powerhouse program featuring Beethoven’s immortal Fifth Symphony. With its iconic opening measures and its climb from darkness to light, Beethoven’s Fifth is perhaps, as novelist E.M. Forster described it, “the most sublime noise that has ever penetrated into the ear of man.” Twin pianists Christina and Michelle Naughton perform an acrobatic four-handed piano concerto which Mozart intended to perform with his sister Nannerl; later, Keun-a Lee joins the Naughtons for a three-piano spectacle by Bach.