The Detroit Symphony Orchestra’s (DSO) acclaimed concertmaster Yoonshin Song performs Prokofiev’s First Violin Concerto led by conductor Robert Treviño, making his DSO debut

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DSO CONCERTMASTER YOONSHIN SONG PERFORMS PROKOFIEV’S FIRST VIOLIN CONCERTO

Robert Treviño leads the DSO in Stravinsky’s 1919 Suite from ‘The Firebird’

Detroit, (January 20, 2015) – The Detroit Symphony Orchestra’s (DSO) acclaimed concertmaster Yoonshin Song performs Prokofiev’s First Violin Concerto led by conductor Robert Treviño, making his DSO debut. Treviño will also lead the orchestra in performing Strauss’ Don Juan and one of Stravinsky’s most popular pieces, The Firebird suite of 1919. The Firebird! concerts will take place at Orchestra Hall on Fri., January 30 at 10:45 a.m. and Sat., January 31 at 8 p.m.

Preceding the Saturday performance in Orchestra Hall at 7 p.m., DSO Assistant Conductor Michelle Merrill will host a question and answer session with DSO Principal Cellist Wei Yu. Yu joined the DSO this month after performing in the cello section of the New York Philharmonic for the past eight years.

Firebird! will be webcast to a global audience via the DSO’s “Live from Orchestra Hall” series during the Saturday performance at 8 p.m. EST (GMT-5). Go to dso.org/live to view the concert from your computer or download the DSO to Go mobile app to view the concert from your mobile device anywhere in the world.

About Yoonshin Song

Acclaimed as “a wonderfully talented violinist… [whose] sound and technique go well beyond her years,” violinist Yoonshin Song, was born in South Korea where she began her musical studies at age five. Making her orchestral debut at age 11, she has since built a successful performing career throughout Korea, the United States and Europe. Song earned her Master’s degree and Graduate Diploma under the tutelage of Donald Weilerstein at the New England Conservatory and recently completed the Artist Diploma and Professional Study programs at Manhattan School of Music, where she studied with Robert Mann and Glenn Dicterow.

Winner of the Stradivarius International Violin Competition, Song earned many prestigious prizes throughout her career. Some highlights include prizes in the Young Concert Artists International Competition in New York, Lipizer International Violin Competition in Italy, Henry Marteau International Violin Competition in Germany, Wieniawski International Violin Competition in Poland and Ima Hogg International Competition in Houston. In her native South Korea, Song has won virtually all the major national competitions.

Song currently plays on a 1707 Vincenzo Rugeri violin on loan to her by a generous sponsor in Michigan.

About Robert Treviño

Robert Treviño burst into the international spotlight with unprecedented success at the Bolshoi Theater in December 2013, when he led a new production of Verdi’s Don Carlo substituting for Vasily Sinaisky. The enthusiastic audience and Russian press praised Treviño, a native of Fort Worth, Texas by saying “There has not been an American success of this magnitude in Moscow since Van Cliburn.”

In summer 2011, Treviño was selected by James Levine to be the Seiji Ozawa Conducting Fellow at the Tanglewood Music Festival, where he led Mark Morris’ production of Milhaud’s Trios Operas Minutes. Treviño has spent a month with the Helsinki Philharmonic as a Conductor-in-Residence, at the invitation of Music Director Leif Segerstam, assisting on the complete cycle of Sibelius symphonies. His mentors also include David Zinman, Michael Tilson Thomas and Louis Langree, with whom he has been working closely during his tenure as Associate Conductor of the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra. Last year Treviño became the Principal Conductor of the Shippensburg Music Festival.

Ticket Information

Tickets to Firebird! begin at $15 and may be purchased at dso.org, via the free DSO to Go mobile app, in-person at the Max M. Fisher Music Center Box Office (3711 Woodward Ave., Detroit), or by calling (313) 576-5111. For group discount information (10 people or more), please contact Chuck Dyer at (313) 576-5130 or [email protected]

Performance

Firebird!

Fri., Jan. 30, 2015 at 10:45 a.m.

Sat,, Jan. 31, 2015 at 8 p.m.

Robert Treviño, conductor

Yoonshin Song, violin

STRAUSS

Don Juan, Op. 20
PROKOFIEV

Violin Concerto No.1 in D major, Op.19I. Andantino

II. Scherzo: Vivacissimo

III. Moderato

                        Yoonshin Song, violin

Intermission    
GUILLAUME CONNESSON

Cosmic TrilogyAleph
STRAVINSKY

Suite from The Firebird (1919 version)I. Introduction and Dance of the Firebird

II. Dance of the Princesses

III. Infernal Dance of King Kastchei

IV. Berceuse

V. Finale

M-1 Rail Construction

Attendees can find up-to-date details about the best route to take to Orchestra Hall during construction of the M-1 Rail streetcar in Midtown at dso.org/m1 and m-1rail.com. Woodward will always remain open in Midtown throughout the construction period. Complete closures are restricted to the downtown section of the rail line. Work has commenced on the north bound track between Temple and Canfield streets, shifting traffic to the southbound side of Woodward. There is one north bound, one south bound and one turn lane open on this stretch. Coming in to Midtown, an extra 15 minutes for travel time is recommended, as well as using Cass Avenue, instead of Woodward Avenue when possible.

About The DSO

Hailed by The New York Times as “cutting edge,” the internationally acclaimed Detroit Symphony Orchestra, is known for trailblazing performances, visionary maestros, collaborations with the world’s foremost musical artists, and an unwavering commitment to Detroit. Esteemed conductor Leonard Slatkin, called “America’s Music Director” by the Los Angeles Times, became the 12th Music Director of the DSO during the 2008-09.  Acclaimed conductor, arranger, and trumpeter Jeff Tyzik serves as Principal Pops Conductor while celebrated trumpeter and composer Terence Blanchard holds the Fred A. and Barbara M. Erb Jazz Creative Director Chair. The DSO’s performance schedule includes Classical, Pops, Jazz, Young People’s, Neighborhood concerts, and collaborations with chart-topping musicians from Smokey Robinson to Kid Rock. A commitment to broadcast innovation began in 1922 when the DSO became the first orchestra in the world to present a radio broadcast and continues today with the free Live from Orchestra Hall webcast series. Making its home at historic Orchestra Hall within the Max M. Fisher Music Center, one of America’s most acoustically perfect concert halls, the DSO actively pursues a mission to impact and serve the community through music. For more information visit the newly updated dso.org or download the free DSO to Go mobile app.

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