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Pictures At An Exhibition | DSO Live

Music Director Laureate Leonard Slatkin
Detroit Symphony Orchestra
Music Director Laureate Leonard Slatkin

Fri., Nov. 15 at 10:40am on WKAR Radio 90.5FM and streaming | Music Director Laureate Leonard Slatkin returns to Orchestra Hall to conduct the world premiere of Mohammed Fairouz's Another Time and Modest Mussorgsky’s Pictures at an Exhibition

Fairouz’s Another Time is the third collaboration between the DSO and the esteemed composer, most recently following 2016’s Desert Sorrows. Mussorgsky, blindsided by the sudden passing of his close friend Victor Hartmann, turned his pain into art: he composed Pictures at an Exhibition, a suite of musical paintings for piano, inspired by Hartmann's sketches. Maurice Ravel later brightened this imagined gallery with the orchestral arrangement that's so popular today.

Roman Carnival Overture

Mohammed Fairouz
Another Time (World Premiere)

Pictures At An Exhibition

The Detroit Symphony Orchestra, America’s fourth-oldest, has a history as varied and exciting as that of its hometown. The DSO has been at the center of Detroit’s musical heartbeat for more than 130 years, but it has faced plenty of challenges – including finding stages to play on, nearing (and sometimes entering) bankruptcy, saving its historic concert hall from demolition, and a bitter strike. Now, two decades into the 21st century, the DSO is spreading a forward-thinking, accessibility-first mission throughout Detroit and the world. 

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