The Detroit Symphony Orchestra's "French Festival," its fifth annual February music fair, will this year focus on a nation's music rather than an individual composer.
The festival runs Feb. 6-25.
The festival will include six orchestra programs, film screenings, wine tasting and a romantic Valentine's Day cabaret starring singer Cyrille Aimée.
At the upcoming Grammy Awards, the Detroit Symphony Orchestra will battle other major city ensembles for the Best Orchestral Performance award.
"Copland: Symphony No. 3; Three Latin American Sketches" with director Leonard Slatkin earned the DSO the nod. The same piece got producer Blanton Alspaugh a nomination for the Producer of the Year, Classical Grammy. Alspaugh won this award in 2013 and has been nominated several other times.
DETROIT (AP) — The Detroit Symphony Orchestra is playing a hometown send-off concert this weekend as it prepares for its Asian tour.
The orchestra says the free Detroit performance is Sunday, two days before departing. It will be webcast via the "Live from Orchestra Hall" series.
The tour itinerary includes its first concert in Japan in nearly two decades and the ensemble's inaugural trek to China.
Detroit Symphony planning 2017 Asian tour, 1st trek to China
DETROIT (AP) — The Detroit Symphony Orchestra plans its first concert in Japan in nearly two decades, and the ensemble's inaugural trek to China.
The orchestra announced Tuesday it will embark on a three-week tour in July with 11 concerts in the two countries. The Asia Tour 2017 kicks off with a free Detroit send-off show on July 9 that will be webcast via the "Live from Orchestra Hall" series.