Detroit Symphony Orchestra (DSO) will return to seven Metro Detroit venues as the 2018 William Davidson Neighborhood Concert Series gets underway.

Music Director Leonard Slatkin will conduct the DSO in a program that includes Fauré’s Pelléas et Mélisande, Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No. 1 (with child piano prodigyHarmony Zhu), and Mozart’s Symphony No. 41, the “Jupiter.”

The concerts take place Thursday, January 11 at 7:30 p.m. in Southfield (at Congregation Shaarey Zedek); Friday, January 12 at 8 p.m. in Clinton Township (at the Macomb Center for the Performing Arts); and Sunday, January 14 at 3 p.m. in Beverly Hills (at Seligman Performing Arts Center on the campus of Detroit Country Day School). Slatkin will give a pre-concert lecture about the program one hour prior to each performance. After each show, he will meet fans and sign copies of his new book, Leading Tones.

The following weekend, Hungarian conductor Gábor Takács-Nagy will lead the orchestra in a program including Haydn’s Symphony No. 104, “London,” Tchaikovsky’s Variations on a Rococo Theme (with cellist Joshua Roman), and Beethoven’s Symphony No. 4.

The concerts take place Thursday, January 18 at 7:30 p.m. in West Bloomfield (at the Berman Center for the Performing Arts); Friday, January 19 at 8 p.m. in Plymouth (at Our Lady of Good Counsel Catholic Church); Saturday, January 20 at 8 p.m. in Bloomfield Hills (at Kirk in the Hills Presbyterian Church); and Sunday, January 21 at 3 p.m. in Grosse Pointe (at Our Lady Star of the Sea).

The William Davidson Neighborhood Concert Series is made possible by a generous grant from the William Davidson Foundation. The program is supported in part by a generous grant from the American Orchestras’ Futures Fund, a program of the League of American Orchestras made possible by funding from the Ann & Gordon Getty Foundation. WRCJ 90.9 FM also supports the Series.

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