04. April 2011 · Comments Off · Categories: News, Symphony

The Detroit musicians are going back to work:

DSO Musicians Decide to Return to Work Immediately – April 4, 2011

–Call 313.576.5111 to reserve your free tickets–
This afternoon orchestra members assembled and agreed to return to work at the Detroit Symphony Orchestra so that rehearsals could resume this Thursday in preparation for free weekend patron concerts conducted by Music Director Leonard Slatkin on Sat., April 9 at 8 p.m. and Sun., April 10 at 3 p.m. The repertoire performed will include classical favorites including Dvo?ák’s Symphony No. 9, “From the New World.”

The DSO announced earlier today that late last night a tentative agreement was reached between the negotiating committees after 27 hours of bargaining over the weekend. The DSO is not releasing details on this tentative agreement at this time.

The DSO will make other announcements later this week about the 2011 Spring Season at Orchestra Hall and in the neighborhoods it serves.

“As we return to our home, I’m confident that the artistic product will continue at the highest possible level. There is much to be done but the DSO will emerge a healthier and stronger institution,” said Slatkin.


Here is a bit more info about the free concerts this weekend:

The Detroit Symphony Orchestra will be holding two free concerts this weekend as a thank you to their fans as the musicians kick off the 2011 Spring Season.

The concerts, which will be conducted by Music Director Leonard Slatkin, will be held Saturday, April 9 at 8:00 p.m. and Sunday, April 10 at 3:00 p.m.

Tickets are open to everyone. However, they are general admission and can only be obtained by calling the DSO box office. The box office is open Monday through Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and can be reached starting Tuesday at (313) 576-5111.

Further announcements about the Spring Season will be made later this week.


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