On Sunday, September 22 at 3 PM, the DSO will give a free performance at the Ford Community and Performing Arts Center, sponsored by the DTE Energy Foundation. Across all of its 2019-2020 programming, the DSO celebrates the centennial of Orchestra Hall, built in 1919 as the first permanent home of the orchestra. From 1941-1951, Orchestra Hall became the Paradise Theatre, a celebrated venue for jazz and blues artists. The 2019-2020 season also marks the 20th anniversary of the DSO’s Paradise Jazz Series, which takes its name from Orchestra Hall’s ten-year history as the Paradise Theatre.
Join conductor Jacob Joyce as the Detroit Symphony Orchestra celebrates the centennial of Orchestra Hall, featuring works performed during the Orchestra’s first season at Orchestra Hall. The DSO pays tribute to the hall’s jazz roots with a performance of Duke Ellington Fantasy, a nod to the Paradise Theatre’s earliest concerts, which included a date featuring Duke Ellington just four weeks after the venue opened.
Exciting things are happening in Orchestra! Students have been learning how to hold their instrument using good posture and practicing how to hold their bows. Yesterday we learned our very first piece “Hot Cross Buns”! Stay tuned for more exciting updates, concert announcements and playing test reminders 🙂
Our next playing test will be the Tuesday we return to school (1/9/18). You can choose which song you would like to perform. You may choose either Folk Dance or Jingle bells (A lines only). If you would like to play both songs I will give you up to 10 points of extra credit for the second song. Below are the audio files of the pieces for you to practice along with. Hope you are all having a great break, email me if you have questions. Happy practicing!!
The Woodworth Music Program will be holding our winter concert on Thursday, December 21 at 2pm in the Woodworth Cafeteria. We have invited the Fordson Band and Orchestra to come and perform alongside our 7th and 8th grade orchestras. We would love to have a full audience to cheer on our students and their hard work this semester!
Thank you for your support of our students and the music program. We hope to see you all there!