Entity | Detroit Symphony Orchestra

Detroit Symphony Orchestra
The Detroit Symphony Orchestra (DSO ) is an American orchestra based in Detroit, Michigan. Its primary performance venue is Orchestra Hall at the Max M. Fisher Music Center in Detroit's Midtown neighborhood. Jader Bignamini is the current music director of the Detroit Symphony Orchestra. Leonard Slatkin, the previous music director, is the orchestra's current music director laureate. Neeme Järvi, music director from 1990 to 2005, is the orchestra's current music director emeritus. The DSO performed the first concert of its first subscription season at 8:00 p.m. on Monday, Dec. 19, 1887 at the Detroit Opera House. The conductor was Rudolph Speil. He was succeeded in subsequent seasons by a variety of conductors until 1900 when Hugo Kalsow was appointed and served until the orchestra ceased operations in 1910. The Detroit Symphony resumed operations in 1914 when ten Detroit society women each contributed $100 to the organization and pledged to find 100 additional subscribers. They soon hired a music director, Weston Gales, a 27-year-old church organist from Boston, who led the first performance of the reconstituted orchestra on February 26, 1914, again at the old Detroit Opera House.
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Inception: 1887

Alternate Names: Detroit symphony orchestra, Orchestre symphonique de Détroit, Orquesta Sinfónica de Detroit, Orquesta Sinfónica de Detroit, Detroit Symphony, DSO, Orchestre symphonique de Detroit., Symphony Orchestra, DSO Abkuerzung
Associated Place(s): Michigan--Detroit

Appears in:

National Association of Educational Broadcasters (NAEB) 47

Detroit Symphony Orchestra 47