PIANISTS ORLI SHAHAM AND JON KIMURA PARKER REPLACE JEAN-YVES THIBAUDET IN DSO’S AMERICAN PANORAMA FESTIVAL CONCERTS, FEBRUARY 14-17

Mr. Thibaudet unable to appear due to illness

Detroit, (February 12, 2018) – The Detroit Symphony Orchestra (DSO) today announced that pianists Orli Shaham and Jon Kimura Parker will step in for Jean-Yves Thibaudet in two programs this week as part of the DSO’s three-week American Panorama winter music festival. Mr. Thibaudet is regrettably unable to travel to Detroit due to illness.

“It is with genuine sadness that I must cancel my appearances with the Detroit Symphony Orchestra this week,” said Mr. Thibaudet. “Due to a severe ear infection, I am unable to fly on my doctor’s orders. I was so looking forward to performing these beautiful programs with both the orchestra and my dear friend Leonard and hope to come to Detroit very soon.”

Ms. Shaham will be featured soloist on Leonard Bernstein’s Symphony No. 2, The Age of Anxiety, on the first program in two performances on Thursday, February 14 at 7:30 p.m. and Friday, February 15 at 10:45 a.m.

Mr. Parker will be featured soloist on Gershwin’s Piano Concerto in F on the second program, which takes place Saturday, February 16 at 8 p.m. and Sunday, February 17 at 3 p.m.

Music Director Laureate Leonard Slatkin conducts. Programming for both concerts remains unchanged.

“We are very fortunate in securing the services of two wonderful pianists to replace the indisposed Jean-Yves Thibaudet,” said Mr. Slatkin. “Both Orli and Jackie will bring their individuality and musicianship to the works of Bernstein and Gershwin."

All performances take place at Orchestra Hall, within Midtown Detroit’s Max M. and Marjorie S. Fisher Music Center.

The Friday morning and Sunday afternoon concerts will be webcast for free at dso.org/live and via Facebook Live, as part of the DSO’s groundbreaking Live from Orchestra Hall series.

 

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