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2008 PROGRAM

Leonard Slatkin, Music Director Designate Peter Oundjian, Principal Guest Conductor and Artistic Advisor Principal Guest Conductorship supported by the Mardigian Foundation Thomas Wilkins, Resident Conductor Branford Marsalis, Fred A. and Barbara M. Erb Jazz Creative Director Chair Neeme Järvi, Music Director Emeritus Music Directorship endowed by the Kresge Foundation
First Violins Emmanuelle Boisvert ConCertmaster Katherine Tuck Chair Kimberly A. Kaloyanides Kennedy assoCiate ConCertmaster Alan and Marianne Schwartz and Jean Shapero (Shapero Foundation) Chair Hai-Xin Wu assistant ConCertmaster Walker L. Cisler/ Detroit Edison Foundation Chair Laura Rowe assistant ConCertmaster Beatriz Budinszky* Sarah Crocker* Marguerite DeslippeDene* Gina DiBello* Elias Friedenzohn* Joseph Goldman* Laurie Landers Goldman* Ni Mei* Eun Park* Linda Snedden-Smith* Ann Strubler* LeAnn Toth* Second Violins Geoffrey Applegate+ The Devereaux Family Chair Adam Stepniewski++ Alvin Score Lilit Danielyan* Elayna Duitman* Ron Fischer* Hui Jin*^ Robert Murphy* Lenore Sjoberg* Bruce Smith* Gregory Staples* Joseph Striplin* Marian Tanau* Violas Alexander Mishnaevski+ Julie and Ed Levy, Jr. Chair James VanValkenburg++ Caroline Coade Glenn Mellow Shanda Lowery-Sachs Hart Hollman Han Zheng Hang Su Catherine Compton Violoncellos Robert deMaine+ James C. Gordon Chair Marcy Chanteaux++ Dorothy and Herbert Graebner Chair John Thurman Mario DiFiore Robert Bergman* Carole Gatwood* Barbara Hall Hassan* Haden McKay* Una O’Riordan* Paul Wingert* Basses PrinCiPal Van Dusen Family Chair Stephen Molina ‡ Maxim Janowsky Linton Bodwin Stephen Edwards Craig Rifel Marshall Hutchinson Richard Robinson harp Patricia Masri-Fletcher+ Winifred E. Polk Chair Flutes Ervin Monroe+ Women’s Association for the DSO Chair Sharon Wood Sparrow Philip Dikeman++ Jeffery Zook piccolo Jeffery Zook oboes Donald Baker+ Jack A. and Aviva Robinson Chair Shelley Heron Maggie Miller Chair Brian Ventura++ Treva Womble english horn Treva Womble clarinets Theodore Oien+ Robert B. Semple Chair Douglas Cornelsen PVS Chemicals, Inc./Jim and Ann Nicholson Chair Laurence Liberson++ Shannon Orme e-Flat clarinet Laurence Liberson Bass clarinet Shannon Orme Barbara Frankel and Ronald Michalak Chair Bassoons Robert Williams+ John and Marlene Boll Chair Victoria King Michael Ke Ma++ Marcus Schoon contrabassoon Marcus Schoon French horns Karl Pituch+ Bryan Kennedy Corbin Wagner Denise Tryon Mark Abbott David Everson++ trumpets Ramón Parcells+ Lee and Floy Barthel Chair Kevin Good Stephen Anderson++ William Lucas trombones Kenneth Thompkins+ Nathaniel Gurin++ Randall Hawes Michael Robinson Jr. § Bass trombone Randall Hawes tuba Wesley Jacobs+ timpani Brian Jones+ Daniel Bauch++ percussion Robert Pangborn+ Ruth Roby and Alfred R. Glancy III Chair Ian Ding++ Daniel Bauch William Cody Knicely Chair Librarians Robert Stiles+ Ethan Allen personnel manager Stephen Molina Orchestra Personnel Manager Alice Sauro Assistant Orchestra Personnel Manager conducting assistant Charles Greenwell Stage personnel Frank Bonucci Stage Manager Larry Anderson Department Head Matthew Pons Department Head Michael Sarkissian Department Head Legend + Principal ++ Assistant Principal ‡ Acting Principal ^ Extended Leave ^^ On sabbatical * These members may voluntarily revolve seating within the section on a regular basis. § Orchestra Fellow Partial sponsorship provided by Warner, Norcross & Judd LLP and DSO’s William Randolph Hearst Educational Endowment. chairman of the Board James B. Nicholson president and executive Director Anne Parsons Activities of the Detroit Symphony Orchestra are made possible in part with the support of the National Endowment for the Arts, the Michigan Council for Arts and Cultural Affairs, and the city of Detroit. Detroit Symphony Orchestra is an affirmative action, equal opportunity institution.

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2008 theme explores “the power of change”
Peter Oundjian, Festival Artistic Director Tom Allen, Festival Creative Consultant and Host
Sponsored in part by the Ford Foundation, the Community Foundation for Southeast Michigan, the Maxine and Stuart Frankel Foundation, the National Endowment for the Arts and the Michigan Council for Arts and Cultural Affairs.

FRIDAY JUNE 13

Festival Opener: Day 1: Spiritual Progression
Sponsor and Vip pass holders party — Festival Lounge at 6:30 p.m. Live pre-concert music and Drinks — Atrium Lobby at 6:30 p.m. Inside the Festival with tom allen — Orchestra Hall at 7:30 p.m. opening night: Spiritual progression — Orchestra Hall at 8:30 p.m. Detroit Symphony Orchestra Peter Oundjian, conductor / Tom Allen, host MOZART Symphony No. 41, Jupiter Symphony HOLST The Planets post-concert party — Atrium Lobby at 10:30 p.m. Tony Bahu, dumbek

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new music Detroit — Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit at 10:30 p.m. (4454 Woodward Avenue) John Zorn Cobra Marc Mellits Selections from Consort Suite Saturday, June 14: DSo Gala concert, ¡Sinfonia Caliente! with arturo Sandoval at 8 p.m. in Orchestra Hall. Show your 8 Days Festival VIP Pass for Gala General Admission Seating!

SUNDAY JUNE 15

Day 2: The Changing Earth

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“metamorphosis” — The Music Box at 2:30 p.m. A Detroit Zoological Society celebration of the ecological “Year of the Frog.” Zoomanity presented by Mosaic Youth Theatre of Detroit. Frans Lanting’s LIFE: A Journey Through Time — Orchestra Hall at 4 p.m. Detroit Symphony Orchestra / Carolyn Kuan, conductor / Tom Allen, host Music by Philip Glass post-concert reception — Festival Lounge at 5 p.m. Bat Zone — Atrium Level 2 at 5 p.m. Cranbrook Institute of Science, BAT EXHIBIT

MONDAY JUNE 16

Day 3: The Technological Mind

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hyperscore composition Stations — Festival Lounge beginning at 6 p.m. Learn how to write your own musical works on this innovative software. Hyperscore stations will be available for the remainder of the festival courtesy of Harmony Line Music. chamber concert — The Music Box at 8 p.m. FLUX Quartet / Michael Chertock, piano / Tom Allen, host Tod Machover Flora Tod Machover Hyper-Dim-Sum TBD Detroit student Original Hyperscore Composition David Cope Experiments in Musical Intelligence Conlon Nancarrow Music for Player Piano Tod Machover Jeux Deux (performed by Michael Chertock and Yamaha Disklavier) www.8daysinjune.com

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Day 4: Patterns and Structure
chamber music concert — The Music Box at 8 p.m. FLUX Quartet / New Music Detroit / Tom Allen, host Steve Reich Different Trains John Adams Shaker Loops Frederic Rzewski Les Moutons de Panurge

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WEDNESDAY JUNE 18

Day 5: Being and Becoming
Being and Becoming — Orchestra Hall at 8 p.m. Detroit Symphony Orchestra Peter Oundjian, conductor / Tom Allen, host Stewart Goodyear, piano / Jean Laurendeau, ondes martenot Rachmaninoff Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini Messiaen Turangalila Symphony

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Demonstration of the ondes-martenot by Jean Laurendeau — Orchestra Hall at 7 p.m.

THURSDAY JUNE 19

Day 6: Civil Disobedience
Lecture on the Weather by John cage with text by henry David thoreau — The Music Box at 8 p.m. Donna Feore, director / Tom Allen, host Featuring Peter Oundjian, Tom Allen, Donna Feore, Kalimah Johnson, Mark Fewer, Malcolm-Jamal Warner and other special guests.

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Late night poetry Slam — The Music Box at 10:30 p.m. Featuring host Kalimah “Locmama” Johnson and special musical guest Malcolm-Jamal Warner and the Miles Long Experience.

FRIDAY JUNE 20

Day 7: Spontaneous Creation
model D three-year anniversary at the max — Reception at 5 p.m.

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model D Forum — changing the Face of Detroit — Atrium Lobby at 6 p.m. the Bill Frisell Quintet, Stephen Stubbs and mark Fewer — Orchestra Hall at 8 p.m. An experiment in and discussion on improvisation across instruments and genres moderated by Tom Allen followed by a full set by the Bill Frisell Quintet. Bill Frisell, guitar / Tony Sherr, bass guitar / Rudy Royston, drums Ron Miles, cornet / Chris Cheek, saxophone / Tom Allen, host post-concert Live music by nospectacle — Atrium Lobby at 10 p.m. Gm river Days — Detroit Riverfront at 7:30 p.m. A free family-friendly program: “Music That Changed Music” Detroit Symphony Orchestra / Carolyn Kuan, conductor www.gmriverdays.com

SATURDAY JUNE 21

Day 8: Chaos and Order
Festival in Review: a Look Back and Forward with tom allen — Orchestra Hall at 7:30 p.m. closing night concert: chaos and order — Orchestra Hall at 8:30 p.m. Detroit Symphony Orchestra Peter Oundjian, conductor / Tom Allen, host Mendelssohn Overture: A Midsummer Night’s Dream Schnittke (Not) a Midsummer Night’s Dream Beethoven Grosse Fuge Stravinsky The Firebird (1919)

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post-concert closing night party Hosted by Allied Media — The Music Box at 10 p.m.

Guide to cranbrook art: inspired by change, page 19.
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The Power
For eight days this June, the Detroit Symphony Orchestra challenges music lovers to set aside their pre-conceptions about the classical experience. The DSO’s second annual 8 Days in June, June 13-21, presents music in a socially, politically and environmentally relevant world context. It challenges audiences to engage in performances and programs and to think about the contemporary ideas and emotions those events explore. Newcomers are invited to give classical music a chance and “oldcomers” to leave formal attitudes behind, don a T-shirt and stomp, clap and cheer through the week’s unique and exciting concerts. The festival presents classical, jazz and chamber music, as well as drama, spoken word, film, lectures, visual art and more. Each work has been selected for its ability to speak to modern audiences. The year’s festival explores “The Power of Change,” approaching this subject from a variety of perspectives each day. 8 Days in June is the brainchild of DSO Principal Guest Conductor and Artistic Advisor Peter Oundjian along with Festival Creative Consultant Tom Allen, host of CBC Radio 2’s “Music & Company.” Throughout the festival, they engage with audiences, speaking from the stage about the ideas behind the programming. “The festival explores how music has exemplified dramatic change, whether cultural or technological, throughout the centuries,” says Oundjian. “The diverse programming is meant to demonstrate this in a variety of ways while focusing on different elements of change.” By drawing connections between the past and the present, the festival shows the changing nature of man in relation to his world. Festival-goers can experiences an eclectic mix of performances, including Mozart’s final symphony, the masterpiece “Jupiter,” the electronic-inspired music of Tod Machover, the improvisation of guitarist Bill Frisell and the avant-garde musical theater piece Lecture on the Weather by John Cage.
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The riveting images of National Geographic photographer Frans Lanting explore the evolution of life on Earth from its earliest beginnings to the present. His photographs are shown on large screens above the Orchestra Hall stage as the DSO performs the music of influential 20th century composer Philip Glass. Innovative composer Machover utilizes technology to create music that synthesizes acoustic and electronic sounds, the sounds of symphony orchestras and interactive computers. Machover’s piece Hyper-Dim-Sum was composed using Hyperscore, a musicgenerating computer software he invented, and the piece Jeux Deux combines a human pianist and pre-programmed Yamaha Disklavier. Showing how simple repetitive actions over time can evolve into complex structures and systems are minimalist composers Steve Reich, John Adams and Frederic Rzewski. The FLUX Quartet and New Music Detroit explore this program concept through one of the most contemporary concerts in the festival. Chance music composer John Cage’s Lecture on the Weather uses a formula to “randomly” excerpt text from Henry David Thoreau’s influential literary works famous for challenging Americans to think and react to the world around them, regardless of popular opinion. Cage uses Thoreau’s words as a jumping-off point to challenge the institutions of government. The dichotomy of chaos and order is evident in the contrasting pieces of Mendelssohn’s beautiful and elegant A Midsummer Night’s Dream and Schnittke’s “Not a Midsummer Night’s Dream” which, after an innocent beginning, dissolves into a chaotic mishmash of sound. Beethoven’s Grosse Fuge is famous for its extreme technical demands on the players, as well as for the critical opposition that greeted its premiere. Stravinsky’s The Firebird is the ultimate example of organized chaos, embracing the paradox of an ever-changing world, while serving as being a parable for the power of love overcoming the forces of evil. 8 Days in June invites audiences on a musical journey to explore the meaning of change over time and to experience the transformation that takes place within us as we listen to music. Get ready to open your ears!

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DAY ONE FRIDAY, JUNE 13 SPIRITUAL PROGRESSION
VIP Pass Holders Party — Festival Lounge at 6:30 p.m. Pre-Concert Music and Drinks — Atrium Lobby at 6:30 p.m. Inside the Festival with Tom Allen — Orchestra Hall at 7:30 p.m. Tom Allen welcomes the audience and discusses the artistic mission, theme and performances that are part of the 8 Days in June festival. Opening Night: “Spiritual Progression” — Orchestra Hall at 8:30 p.m. Detroit Symphony Orchestra Peter Oundjian, conductor / Tom Allen, host Mozart Holst Symphony No. 41, Jupiter Symphony The Planets

Post-Concert Party – Atrium Lobby at 10:30 p.m. Tony Bahu, dumbek New Music Detroit – Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit at 10:30 p.m. (4454 Woodward Avenue) John Zorn Cobra Marc Mellits Selections from Consort Suite New Music Detroit members, see page 18.

PETER OUNDJIAN
FESTIVAL ARTISTIC DIRECTOR • Oundjian is Principal Guest Conductor of the DSO, leading the orchestra in multiple subscription weeks each season. • He is in his third season as the Music Director of the Toronto Symphony Orchestra, where he launched a New Creations music festival. • He was the first violinist of the renowned Tokyo String Quartet, a position he held for 14 years. • He is the cousin of Monty Python member Eric Idle. In 2007, Oundjian conducted the world premiere of an oratorio by Idle based on the movie Life of Brian titled “Not the Messiah (He’s a Very Naughty Boy).”

TOM ALLEN
FESTIVAL CREATIVE CONSULTANT AND HOST • Allen is host of the CBC Radio 2 morning show, “Music & Company.” He has been in broadcasting for 16 years. • He has published three books. His latest, The Gift of the Game, is about learning to play hockey and the role the game plays in the life of a divorced hockey parent. • An accomplished trombonist, one of his favorite musical memories is of joining 87 other trombonists at Fenway Park for the Boston Red Sox home opener in 1982.

DETROIT SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA
• Founded in 1887, the DSO is the fourth-oldest symphony orchestra in the United States. • Next season, Leonard Slatkin, dubbed “America’s Music Director” by the Los Angeles Times, will begin his tenure at the artistic helm of the DSO. • The DSO is heard live by over 400,000 people annually in a performance schedule that includes Classical, Pops, Jazz and World Music concerts, as well as fun and educational performances for children. • The DSO performs in Orchestra Hall, a venue with an illustrious history that is considered one of the top acoustical environments for symphonic music in the world. • The DSO’s Civic Youth Ensembles (CYE) program is one of the nation’s most comprehensive, innovative pre-professional music training programs. More than 450 young Classical and jazz musicians participate from Detroit and surrounding areas. Open auditions are held annually. • Visit www.detroitsymphony.com to learn more about the DSO. 10 www.8daysinjune.com

COMMENTARY
“ We have two great composers living at different times wrestling against huge forces of change in their lives. When Mozart wrote ‘Jupiter,’ he was struggling with illness and dire economic circumstances. Despite that, he composed this piece that strives for higher goals and reaches an amazing height… Holst’s The Planets is a mythological and spiritual piece that looks at humanity from the view of Greek mythology. It hopes that man can overcome adversity and reach a higher goal.” —Tom Allen

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DAY TWO SUNDAY, JUNE 15 THE CHANGING EARTH
“Metamorphosis” — The Music Box at 2:30 p.m. Rebecca Johnson from the Detroit Zoological Society gives a curatorial talk and presentation with live frogs in celebration of the ecological “Year of the Frog.” The event also includes a performance of Zoomanity by the Mosaic Youth Theatre of Detroit. Frans Lanting’s LIFE: A Journey Through Time — Orchestra Hall at 4 p.m. Detroit Symphony Orchestra Carolyn Kuan, conductor Tom Allen, host PHILIP GLASS Elements Beginnings Out of the Sea On Land Into the Air Out of the Dark Planet of Life

Arranged for orchestra by Michael Riesman Visual Design by Alexander V. Nichols Produced by the Cabrillo Festival of Contemporary Music, Music Direcctor Marin Alsop Post-Concert Reception — Festival Lounge at 5 p.m. Casual drinks and snacks Frogs available for viewing Mingle with Tom Allen, Carolyn Kuan and Rebecca Johnson Bat Zone – Atrium Level 2 at 5 p.m. Cranbrook Institute of Science, BAT EXHIBIT

“METAMORPHOSIS”
• The 2008 Year of the Frog campaign focuses attention on endangered amphibians and the critical work being done by zoos and aquariums to save them. • More than a third of the planet’s 6,000 amphibian species are threatened with extinction due to habitat loss, climate change, pollution, pesticides and more.

CAROLYN KUAN
• The Washington Post heralded Carolyn Kuan’s Kennedy Center debut with the National Symphony Orchestra, noting, “It’s exciting news when any young conductor makes a debut with a major ensemble… Kuan won her case.” • Kuan is currently Associate Conductor of the Seattle Symphony and has also served as Assistant Conductor for the North Carolina Symphony and Baltimore Opera Company. • She is an advocate of new music, having served as Assistant Conductor for the Cabrillo Festival of Contemporary Music under Music Director Marin Alsop since 2003. • She was the first female to be awarded the Herbert von Karajan Conducting Fellowship, an honor that resulted in her 2004 residency at the Salzburg Festival in Austria.

MOSAIC YOUTH THEATRE
• Mosaic’s mission is to empower young people to maximize their potential through professional performing arts training and creation of first rate theatrical and musical art. • Mosaic’s Youth Ensemble is composed of more than 100 actors, singers and technicians from ages 12 to 18. • These young artists, from different cities and backgrounds, join forces to blend their talents and achieve excellence in theatrical and musical performances. 12

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COMMENTARY
“Photographer-in-Residence for National Geographic, Frans Lanting has documented wildlife and our relationship with nature in environments from the Amazon to Antarctica. He portrays wild creatures as ambassadors for the preservation of complete ecosystems. A lyrical interpretation of life on Earth, this multimedia concert presentation depicts the natural world from its earliest beginnings to its present bio-diversity. The score for LIFE is adapted from works originally composed by Philip Glass for smaller ensembles or solo instruments. Considered one of the most influential composers of the late-20th century, Glass’ music serves as both a meditative reflection on the spirituality of nature and a cautionary tale about threatened ecosystems.” —Tom Allen “Seven years ago, I stood at the tide line of an estuary and began a personal journal through time. It is humbling to imagine the immensity of time covered by the history of life on Earth, but that is what I plunged into, with curiosity and wonder.” —Frans Lanting, photographer

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DAY THREE MONDAY, JUNE 16 THE TECHNOLOGICAL MIND
Hyperscore Composition Stations — Festival Lounge beginning at 6 p.m. Learn how to write your own musical works on this innovative software. Hyperscore stations will be available for the remainder of the festival courtesy of Harmony Line Music. Chamber Concert — The Music Box at 8 p.m. FLUX Quartet: Tom Chiu, violin / Conrad Harris, violin Max Mandel, viola / Ha-Yang Kim, cello Michael Chertock, piano / Tom Allen, host Tod Machover Tod Machover Detroit Student David Cope Conlon Nancarrow Tod Machover Flora Hyper-Dim-Sum Original Hyperscore Compositions Experiments in Musical Intelligence Study for Player Piano Jeux Deux (performed by Michael Chertock and Yamaha Disklavier)

Post-Concert Reception — Join Tom Allen, Tom Machover and David Cope in the Festival Lounge.

MICHAEL CHERTOCK
• Chertock is currently the Assistant Professor of Piano at the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music. • He has an elegant musical interpretation of contemporary American composers which prompted him to record several albums of American piano music. His latest release is A Time for Love. • He serves as Artistic Director of Linton Music’s “Peanut Butter and Jam Sessions,” an interactive music series geared toward children ages 2 to 5.

TOD MACHOVER
• Called “America’s Most Wired Composer” by The Los Angeles Times, he is celebrated for inventing new technology for music, including Hyperinstruments which use smart computers to augment musical expression and creativity. • He has designed hyperinstruments for some the world’s greatest musicians ranging from Yo-Yo Ma to Prince. • He is the inventor of Hyperscore and Co-Founder and Chairman of Harmony Line Inc., a Boston-based company devoted to developing musical tools and techniques to enhance creative music-making. • He has composed several operas, including a science fiction work and a “magic” work for magicians. • He has been Professor of Music and Media at the MIT Media Lab since 1985.

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COMMENTARY
“No change has been more obvious in our lives than the arrival of new technologies, and the very pace of that change is accelerating. The potential of that change is perhaps more clearly seen in music than in any other context, and in this concert we have tried to give you a sampling of the fruits of this new world. My piece Flora reinforces our knowledge of the simultaneous complexity and directness that can be achieved in the recording studio (something I first learned from The Beatles!). Conlon Nancarrow found that the complex rhythmic sonorities ricocheting in his imagination could only be realized by the robot control systems of his day – handcrafted piano rolls; in Jeux Deux I have used a modern interactive player piano to extend virtuosity by extemporizing a duet with the human pianist. And while David Cope has shown in his Experiments in Musical Intelligence (EMI) that computers can be good enough students of existing music to produce pieces that the great masters might have written, my team has used similar software smarts to let everyone try their hand at being a great master by using Hyperscore to create original music through lines and colors. Taken together, the works on this program tell a story of technology as a positive and powerful addition to our musical lives, intensifying musical expression, realizing our subtlest and most intricate imaginings, and bridging the gap between musical experts and everyone else. —Tod Machover

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PATTERNS AND STRUCTURE
Chamber Music Concert — The Music Box at 8 p.m. FLUX Quartet and Special Guests: Tom Chiu, violin / Conrad Harris, violin Max Mandel, viola / Ha-Yang Kim, cello / Sharon Roffman, violin Felix Fan, cello / Gregg August, bass New Music Detroit: Gina DiBello, violin / Adrienne Rönmark, violin Robert Tye, guitar / Erik Rönmark, saxophone Dan Bauch, percussion / Ian Ding, percussion Tom Allen, host Steve Reich John Adams Frederic Rzewski Different Trains Shaker Loops Les Moutons de Panurge

DAY FOUR

TUESDAY, JUNE 17

FLUX QUARTET
• “One of the most fearless and important new-music ensembles around” says music critic Joshua Kosman of the San Francisco Chronicle. • The quartet avidly seeks out collaborative relationships with genre-transcending artists such as Ornette Coleman, Joan La Barbara, Oliver Lake, balloon artist Judy Dunaway and the musical-visual artist collective, the Slave Pianos. • Partly as an homage to the 60’s Fluxus art movement, violinist Tom Chiu founded the FLUX Quartet in the 90’s with a quest similar to that of some of the original Fluxus artists: a search for a living art for all people with an embracing “anything-goes” spirit. • FLUX performs a vivid repertoire balanced between notable pioneers as well as visionaries of tomorrow, from “classics” by Conlon Nancarrow, Giacinto Scelsi, and Iannis Xenakis, to new works by Leroy Jenkins, Elliott Sharp, Welch and John Zorn.

NEW MUSIC DETROIT
• New Music Detroit’s founding members all hold permanent positions or close affiliations with the Detroit Symphony Orchestra. • New Music Detroit is dedicated to performing challenging and dynamic works from the late 20th century to the present day, from the seminal new music “classics” to the innovative and genre-defying works written by today’s emerging composers. • The groups members have collaborated with great composers such as Karlheinz Stockhausen, William Bolcom, Terry Riley, John Adams and Karen Tanaka, and have performed with esteemed artists including the Orpheus Chamber Ensemble, Bang on a Can @ Mass MoCA, the Dave Brubeck Quartet and Béla Fleck.

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COMMENTARY
“Patterns and Structure’ investigates how simple repetitive actions over time can actually become complex structures and systems. Reich’s Different Trains uses recorded speech as a melody source and incorporates train sirens and paradiddle (four-note) rhythms. In Adams’ Shaker Loops, each instrument is assigned a “loop” of melodic material that, when heard together, results in constantly shifting play. Rzewski began experimenting with live electronic music as a collective, collaborative process relying heavily on improvisation. His single page of sheet music instructs the musicians to “stay together as long as you can but, if you get lost, stay lost…” —Tom Allen “Playing music with some form of indeterminacy is a lot of fun because you’ll never get the same result twice.” —Dan Bauch

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DAY FIVE WEDNESDAY, JUNE 18 BEING AND BECOMING
Demonstration of the ondes-martenot by Jean Laurendeau — Orchestra Hall at 7 p.m. “Being and Becoming” — Orchestra Hall at 8 p.m. Detroit Symphony Orchestra Peter Oundjian, conductor Tom Allen, host Stewart Goodyear, piano Jean Laurendeau, ondes martenot Rachmaninoff Messiaen Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini Turangalila Symphony

JEAN LAURENDEAU
• Laurendeau has been teaching the ondes martenot, an early electronic musical instrument invented in 1928 by Maurice Martenot, for almost 30 years at the Conservatory of Music and Dramatic Art of Quebec at Montreal. • Also a clarinetist, Laurendeau taught clarinet and chamber music at the same institution. • He founded the Ensemble d’ondes de Montreal in 1976. • Has been a guest artist with the NHK Symphony Orchestra, Tokyo. • He wrote a book titled Maurice Martenot, luthier de l’electronique, about the ondes martenot.

STEWART GOODYEAR
• Goodyear is a composer and pianist and often performs his own works, including his solo piano work, Variations on Eleanor Rigby, and his Piano Sonata. • He is unusual among classical musicians for improvising cadenzas in his performances of concertos from the classical period. • A native of Toronto, he holds a master’s degree from the Juilliard School of Music where he studied with Oxana Yablonskaya. Peter Oundjian and Tom Allen biographies on page 10.

COMMENTARY
“ Tonight’s concert is a little bit like heaven and hell. The Messiaen piece is very celestial and spiritual; the Turangalila Symphony is really one of the great pieces of the 20th century. Rachmaninoff quotes the Gregorian Chant for the Dead in his Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini. It represents the darkest side of human nature.” —Peter Oundjian “I was honored to accept the invitation to perform both Rachmaninoff’s Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini and Messiaen’s Turangalila Symphony. Both landmark works of the 20th century, they embrace the world musically and emotionally and evoke the past and present to create a musical universe that transcends time and space. Legends of Faust and Tristan and Isolde are the centerpiece of the program as well, representing universal themes of love, death, joy and sorrow.” —Stewart Goodyear
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8 DAYS PRESENTS

Art Inspired by Change
meet the artiStS • Randy Bolton, Artist-in-Residence and Head of the Print Media Department • Elliott Earls, Designer in Residence and Head of the 2D Design Department • Iris Eichenberg, Artist-inResidence and Head of the Metalsmithing Department • Beverly Fishman, Artist-inResidence and Head of the Painting Department • Tony Hepburn, Artist-inResidence and Head of the Ceramics Department • Scott Klinker, Head of the 3D Design Department • William Massie, Architect-inResidence and Head of the Architecture Department • Heather McGill, Artist-inResidence and Head of the Sculpture Department • Mark Newport, Artist-inResidence and Head of the Fiber Department

or more than 75 years, Cranbrook Academy of Art has been home to some of the world’s most renowned designers and artists including Eero Saarinen, Charles Eames, Daniel Libeskind and others. Its students have included Florence Knoll, Harry Bertoia, Nick Cave, and many more legendary names. The work emanating from the Academy — located on the campus of the Cranbrook Educational Community in Bloomfield Hills — has changed the way people live, and the way they understand art and design. The 8 Days in June art inspired by change exhibition highlights the work of eight current Artists-in-Residence at the Academy, who inspire through their extensive experience, passion and knowledge, and through their dedication to mentoring students. A collaboration between the Cranbrook Academy of Art and the Detroit Symphony Orchestra, 8 Days in June art inspired by change will be on display through October 2008. The works are located on the Second Floor of the Atrium Lobby and in the 8 Days Festival Lounge. For a detailed description of the exhibition and biographical information on the individual artists, please stop by the Information Table in the Atrium lobby of the Max M. Fisher Music Center, or visit www.8daysinjune.com and www. cranbrookart.edu.

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Throughout 8 Days in June, Skye Gilkerson, currently a graduate student in the Sculpture Department at the Cranbrook Academy of Art, will actively be creating an original piece of art on the first floor of the Atrium Lobby. About this project she says: Skye Gilkerson “I turn my attention to places and objects from everyday life that are often unassuming and easily overlooked. It is here that I find curiosity and wonder… In my drawings of architectural space, I make marks using dust by applying thin lines of adhesive, and spreading dust over the surface of the paper. Dust is a record of the passage of time. The dust for my drawings is collected from the location that the drawing represents: the remnants of a space create its likeness… The drawings explore a sense of place and distance, while using the castoff history of the immediate environment itself as a medium.”

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DAY SIX THURSDAY, JUNE 19 CIVIL DISOBEDIENCE
Lecture on the Weather by John Cage with text by Henry David Thoreau — The Music Box at 8 p.m. Donna Feore, director Tom Allen, host Featuring Peter Oundjian, Tom Allen, Donna Feore, Kalimah Johnson, Mark Fewer, Malcolm-Jamal Warner and special guests. Late Night Poetry Slam — The Music Box at 10:30 p.m. Featuring host Kalimah “Locmama” Johnson and special musical guest Malcolm-Jamal Warner and the Miles Long Experience.

MARK FEWER
• Fewer taught violin and chamber music at the Glenn Gould School from 1997 to 2004. He currently serves on the faculty of the Domaine Forget and The Banff Center.

DONNA FEORE
• Feore has earned many accolades for her work with the Stratford Shakespeare Festival, including her direction of Oklahoma. • She is the wife of actor Colm Feore with whom she has three children. • She has worked on projects for the Canadian Opera Company and has choreographed such films as Eloise with Julie Andrews and Tina Fey’s Mean Girls.

• He is artistic director of the Scotia Festival of Music in Halifax and the SweetWater Music Weekend in Owen Sound. • He is a founding member of the Duke Piano Trio and a violinist with Canada’s SuperNova String Quartet.

MALCOLM JAMAL-WARNER
• An actor, he played favorite son Theo Huxtable on The Cosby Show from 1984 to 1992. He also starred as the voice of The Producer on The Magic School Bus and co-starred on the UPN sitcom Malcolm & Eddie. • He has directed several music videos and episodes for television series such as The Cosby Show, Keenan & Kel and Malcolm & Eddie. • Miles Long, Warner’s jazz/funk band, released its debut EP, …the miles long mixtape…, in 2003. In 2007, he released the album Love & Other Social Issues.

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KALIMAH JOHNSON
• Johnson’s performance poetry is based on her feelings about the beauty of being a spiritual Black woman. • She creates and hosts a weekly poetry series in the Detroit cultural center called the “PicNap Poetry Series.” • She won the National Poetry Slam in 2005, 2006 and 2007 and, as a result, became the Slam Master for the Detroit Slam Team.

STEPHEN STUBBS
• Stubbs has taught at the College of Music Bremen, Germany, since 1981. • He established a program in Seattle for professional young singers called the Seattle Academy of Baroque Opera and has conducted Baroque opera productions globally. • He has recorded a number of LPs and CDs with famous ensembles including the Hilliard Ensemble.

Peter Oundjian and Tom Allen biographies on page 10.

COMMENTARY
A pioneer of chance music, electronic music and non-standard use of musical instruments, John Cage was one of the leading figures of the post-World War II avant-garde movement. Lecture on the Weather “randomly” excerpts texts from Henry David Thoreau’s influential literary works Journal, Essay on Civil Disobedience and Walden, famous for challenging Americans to think and react to the world around them regardless of popular opinion. “Lecture on the Weather is a look across borders. It looks at political change. It looks at figuring out what you believe in and standing up for it.” —Tom Allen

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DAY SEVEN FRIDAY, JUNE 20 SPONTANEOUS CREATION
Model D Three-Year Anniversary at the Max — Reception at 5 p.m. Model D Forum — Changing the Face of Detroit — Atrium Lobby at 6 p.m. Panelists: Marsha Miro, director of MOCAD; Aaron Alston, developer of the Vinton Building downtown Detroit; Jason Huvaere, founder of Paxahau, promoters of the Movement festival; Phillip Cooley, founder of Slows BarBQ; Anne Parsons, President of the Detroit Symphony Orchestra; Moderator, Clare Pfeiffer Ramsey, managing editor of Model D. The Bill Frisell Quintet, Stephen Stubbs and Mark Fewer – Orchestra Hall at 8 p.m. An experiment in and discussion on improvisation across instruments and genres moderated by Tom Allen followed by a full set by the Bill Frisell Quintet. BILL FRISELL QUINTET Bill Frisell, guitar / Tony Sherr, bass guitar Rudy Royston, drums / Ron Miles, cornet / Chris Cheek, saxophone nospectacle — Atrium Lobby at 10 p.m. Detroit International River Days — Detroit Riverfront at 7:30 p.m. “Music that Changed Music” – Free family-friendly program Detroit Symphony Orchestra / Carolyn Kuan, conductor www.detroitriverdays.com

BILL FRISELL
• Frisell won the 2005 Grammy Award for Best Contemporary Jazz Album for his album Unspeakable, and in 2004 he was nominated for the Best World Music Grammy Award for the album The Intercontinentals. • Some of his songs, including “Over the Rainbow” and “Coffaro’s Theme,” were featured in the movie “Finding Forrester.” • He has composed soundtracks for the silent films of Buster Keaton. • He made a guest appearance on Earth’s 2008 album The Bees Made Honey in the Lion’s Skull.

nospectacle
• nospectacle is an electronic music/video group made up of sound/film producer Chris McNamara (Thinkbox), and Jennifer A. Paull and Walter Wasacz of Paris ‘68 DJs. • The laptop band-DJ hybrid was founded in Detroit in 2008 and debuted in March at the Cranbrook Art Museum during the Eero Saarinen: Shaping the Future exhibition. • The group performed on the VitaminWater Main Stage at 2008’s Movement: Detroit’s Electronic Music Festival. Drones, dubs, subsonic bass immersion and video projections all come alive in nospectacle’s dream machine discotheque. Stephen Stubbs and Mark Fewer biographies on pages 20 & 21.

COMMENTARY
“Music for me has so much to do with people — relationships, communication and trust. I’m honored to have the chance to meet and play for the first time with Stephen Stubbs and Mark Fewer. I’m excited to see and hear what will happen and thank them for being open to this idea. I’m also looking forward to the opportunity to perform with my new “Quintet.” Individually, I have a long and rich history with each of the members, but as a group, this combination is still very new. There have been many fantastic and surprising chemical reactions occurring in the music, and I can’t wait for what comes next.” —Bill Frisell

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DAY EIGHT SATURDAY, JUNE 21 CHAOS AND ORDER
Festival in Review: A Look Back and Forward with Tom Allen — Orchestra Hall at 7:30 p.m. Closing Night Concert: Chaos and Order — Orchestra Hall at 8:30 p.m. Detroit Symphony Orchestra Peter Oundjian, conductor Tom Allen, host Mendelssohn Schnittke Beethoven Stravinsky Overture: A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Not) a Midsummer Night’s Dream Grosse Fuge The Firebird (1919)

Post-Concert Closing Night Party Hosted by Allied Media in The Music Box.
DSO, Peter Oundjian and Tom Allen biographies on page 10.

COMMENTARY
“ We start with Mendelssohn’s Midsummer Night’s Dream, a piece that is both beautiful and elegant. We then contrast that, showing how order can develop into chaos. Schnittke’s Not a Midsummer Night’s Dream is so contrasting in its ideas, textures and harmonies that it’s like hearing two different types of music from two different orchestras. Beethoven’s Grosse Fuge is the most contemporary piece Beethoven ever wrote. Stravinsky once said it will always be modern music. Then we end with Stravinsky’s The Firbird, one of the most beautiful and exciting pieces of music ever written.” —Peter Oundjian

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concert oF coLorS
Don’t miss the FREE 16th annual Concert of Colors July 17 through 20 at the Max M. Fisher Music Center! Resident Conductor Thomas Wilkins and the DSO kick off the four-day festival on Thursday, July 17 at 8 p.m. with a concert starring Academy Award-winning, Native American singer Buffy Sainte-Marie, presented by R.L. Polk & Co. A celebration of diversity in the arts, Concert of Colors is a world music festival co-sponsored by the Arab American National Museum, Arab Community Center for Economic and Social Services (ACCESS), New Detroit and the DSO. The festival returns this year with an expanded lineup of cultural activities, food and music, including 35 musical acts from 25 countries. For more information visit www.concertofcolors.com.
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A Disappearing Number
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Richard III – An Arab Tragedy
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Simon Mc Burney and Complicite present an exclusive US appearance of A Disappearing Number, the 2008 Laurence Olivier Awardwinning “Best New Play.” This story is one of the most mysterious and romantic mathematical collaborations of all time taking place in the chilly English surroundings of Cambridge during the First World War.
Individual performances are sponsored by

Michael Allemang and Janis Bobrin All of the participants of the 2002 RSC trip Made possible in part by the U-M Institute for the Humanities. Funded in part by the Wallace Endowment Fund. Additional promotional support provided by Between the Lines and Ann Arbor’s 107one.

Commissioned by the Royal Shakespeare Company as part of its “Complete Works” Festival, this engrossing Arab adaptation of Richard III comes from Kuwait. The play unfolds within the hothouse, feudal atmosphere of desert places in an oil-rich kingdom. In this world of tribal allegiances, family in- ghting, and absolute power, the questions of leadership, religion, and foreign intervention that are at the heart of Shakespear’s play take on powerful new meanings in a modern Arab-Islamic context. Shown only at UMS and the Kennedy Center.
The Performing Arts of the Arab World series is supported in part by TAQA New World, Inc; The Mosaic Foundation, Washington DC; and the Community Foundation for Southeast Michigan and Bustan al-Funun Foundation for Arab Arts. Additional promotional support provided by The Arab American News and Arab Detroit.

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