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The Detroit Symphony Orchestra (DSO) welcomes back conductor Jader Bignamini and violinist Augustin Hadelich to Orchestra Hall for the first Classical Series program of 2020.

Bignamini thrilled audiences after stepping in for DSO music director laureate Leonard Slatkin on short notice to conduct concert performances of Puccini’s Turandot in June 2018 and had a return engagement in October 2019. Hadelich, a renowned German violinist, last performed with the DSO in March 2018 and was praised in a subsequent New Yorker profile.

The concerts take place Friday, January 24 at 10:45 a.m., Saturday, January 25 at 8 p.m., and Sunday, January 26 at 3 p.m. at Orchestra Hall, within Midtown Detroit’s Max M. and Marjorie S. Fisher Music Center.

The program includes Paganini’s virtuosic Violin Concerto No. 1 (with Hadelich as featured soloist) and Berlioz’s entrancing and vibrant Symphonie fantastique.

Watch Live around the world: the Saturday, January 25 concert will be webcast for free at and via Facebook Live, as part of the DSO’s groundbreaking Live from Orchestra Hall series.

One hour prior to each evening performance, guests are invited to enjoy an informative onstage Concert Talk about the program. These lectures and discussions will be made available for later viewing on the DSO’s YouTube channel.

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