James Ehnes performs Mendelssohn’s Violin Concerto with DSO and conductor Juanjo Mena, December 5 – 7

Mike Lawson • News • November 22, 2019

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The Detroit Symphony Orchestra (DSO) welcomes conductor Juano Mena and violinist James Ehnes to Detroit for a program of Haydn, Mendelssohn, and Schubert on the Classical Series.

Ehnes is featured soloist in Mendelssohn’s Violin Concerto. The DSO will begin the program with Haydn’s Symphony No. 44, “Trauersinfonie,” and conclude it with Schubert’s Symphony No. 9, “The Great.”

The concerts take place Thursday, December 5 at 7:30 p.m., Friday, December 6 at 10:45 a.m., and Saturday, December 7 at 8 p.m. at Orchestra Hall, within Midtown Detroit’s Max M. and Marjorie S. Fisher Music Center.

Watch Live around the world: the Friday, December 6 concert will be webcast for free at dso.org/live and via Facebook Live, as part of the DSO’s groundbreaking Live from Orchestra Hall series. The series is presented by Ford Motor Company Fund and made possible by the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation.

One hour prior to each 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.

Thanks to a generous grant from the FCA Foundation, the charitable arm of North American automaker FCA US, the DSO welcomes military veterans, active military, and their families to access discounted tickets for the 7:30 p.m. performance on Thursday, December 5 and the 10:45 a.m. performance on Friday, December 6.

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