Oakland Symphony Orchestra, Oakland Symphony Chorus to Perform at Detroit’s Orchestra Hall – 2022 – School of Music, Theater and the Arts – News – OU Magazine
Join the Oakland Symphony Orchestra at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, April 14 for a special performance at Orchestra Hall Detroit.
The OSO will perform Symphony No. 2 in D major, Op. 73 by Johanes Brahms and will be joined by the Oakland Symphony Chorus for Requiem, k, 626 by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart.
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“Mozart’s Requiem is one of the most iconic pieces of music in history, and students are thrilled to learn it and perform it in a world-class concert hall,” said Dr. Michael Mitchell, music teacher and director of choral activities. to OR. “That’s the kind of experience we’re proud to provide our students at Oakland University.”
The piece will also feature OU faculty members Angela Theis (soprano), Alta Boover (alto), Drake Dantzler (tenor), and John-Paul White (bass).
“I still love singing Mozart,” said White, professor emeritus of music at OU. “The great bass Ezio Pinza used to say, ‘Mozart is medicine for the voice.’ The Requiem, especially for the bass, has wonderful legato lines, combined with dramatic leaps that are difficult, but “medicinal” in that the voice doesn’t have to stay in one place for long, but has a chance to flex and stretch.
“And then, of course, it’s still meaningful to sing the Requiem, the last – and at his death, unfinished – work by one of the greatest composers who ever lived,” he added.
Orchestra Hall is located at the Max M. Fisher Music Center, 3711 Woodward Ave., in downtown Detroit. There is a parking structure adjacent to the hall. Directions and parking information are available on the Detroit Symphony Orchestra website.
Tickets are $12 for students and $22 for the general public. They can be purchased online at etix.com.
Masks are optional for the performance, but proof of vaccination or COVID test is required. For more information, visit www.dso.org/events-and-tickets/your-visit/safetyplan.
To learn more about Oakland University’s music, theater, and dance programs and performances, call (248) 370-2030 or visit www.oakland.edu/smtd.