DSO Live: Classical Roots

DSO Live: Classical Roots
March 2, 2020 paperlesslion
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The Detroit Symphony Orchestra, under the direction of Maestro Thomas Wilkins, celebrates African-American contributions to classical music this weekend. The performances on Friday and Saturday, March 6 & 7 feature the world premiere of Black Bottom, a new work by Nkeiru Okoye about the historic African-American neighborhood in Detroit. Also, pianist Terrance Wilson will perform Beethoven’s “Emperor” concerto.

Click here for tickets for the Classical Roots concerts on Friday and Saturday, March 6 & 7.

If you are unable to attend, catch the Friday concert live on WRCJ 90.9 FM. The broadcast begins at 10:30 a.m. Dr. Dave Wagner hosts the program.

The mission of the Detroit Symphony Orchestra’s Classical Roots Celebration is to increase awareness of the contributions of African-American composers and musicians through performance and recordings and to support increased opportunities for African-Americans in classical music through the DSO’s African-American Composer Residency, Emerging Composer Program, and African-American Fellowship.

Click here for tickets to the Classical Roots Celebration on Saturday, March 7.


If you are unable to attend, catch the Friday concert live on WRCJ 90.9 FM. The broadcast begins at 10:30 a.m. Dr. Dave Wagner hosts the program. The broadcast will be available statewide on WRCJ 90.9 FM Detroit, WKAR 90.5 FM East Lansing; WMUK 102.1 FM Kalamazoo; and WIAA 88.7 FM Interlochen; WIAA 94.7 FM Traverse City; and WIAA 88.5 FM Mackinaw City. Funding for our statewide broadcasts is provided by The Masco Corporation Foundation, The Kresge Foundation, Ann & Jim Nicholson, Barbara Frankel & Ron Michalak, Michigan Council for Arts and Cultural Affairs, and by listeners like you. Thank you.