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Detroit Symphony Orchestra Opening Night 2012 with Joshua Bell and Sasha Cooke

DSO Opening Night 2012 at Orchestra Hall VII - DSO Musical Director Leonard Slatkin Post PerformanceDSO Opening Night 2012 at Orchestra Hall IV - Mezzo Soprano Sasha CookeDSO Opening Night 2012 at Orchestra Hall VI - Guest Violinist Joshua Bell Post PerformanceA completely packed house bore witness last weekend to a rapturous performance of Leonard Bernstein’s “Serenade” featuring Grammy-winning guest violinist Joshua Bell as part of the Detroit Symphony Orchestra’s 2012 Opening Night at Orchestra Hall. The all-Bernstein program also included a dark and comtemplative rendition of Symphony No. 1, “Jeremiah featuring the voice of American mezzo-soprano Sasha Cooke. Read more about the prolific careers of both Bell and Cooke, as well as 64-time Grammy nominee and DSO Music Director Leonard Slatkin, in the online edition of the Fall 2012 issue of the DSO’s magazine, “Performance”. We also recommend you peruse the four very well written and informative articles regarding the evening’s Bernstein selections, and the first of an excellent three part article tracing the history of the DSO since its inception in 1887. Season opening concertgoers were surprised to be treated to a delicious slice of lemon or coffee flavored cake at the close of the show, courtesy of Zingerman’s Deli in Ann Arbor. Yum City! ~I♥DM

DSO Opening Night 2012 at Orchestra Hall II

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Dale Carlson grew up along the northeastern shores of Lake Michigan, where at a young age Detroit called out to him in his dreams. In 2008, after extended stays in ten different Michigan cities, the author settled permanently in southeast Oakland County where he currently lives and works in various capacities within the local real estate industry.