Founded in 1946, this great ensemble has constantly reinvented itself, an evolutionary process that has refined the very definition of American chamber music, in their own performances and through their mentoring of generations of young musicians.
Curtis on Tour, a global touring initiative of the one of this country’s most renowned conservatories, features the Vera Quartet, its current Quartet in Residence, along with distinguished faculty pianist Meng-Chieh Liu, in their Detroit debut.
At once folksy yet sophisticated, tender yet rhythmic, One for the Foxes are gaining international renown for their incomparable interpretations of traditional ballads from both sides of the Atlantic and the respective instrumental music traditions of these places.
An ensemble formed of auditioned high school string players under the direction of Hai Xin Wu, the Youth Arts Project affords participants the opportunity to learn from accomplished guest teaching artists, to grow as musicians, and to have some fun along the way.
Regarded as one of the finest pianists of his generation, Goodyear is already a seasoned veteran of orchestras and concert stages worldwide, including the Philadelphia Orchestra, New York Philharmonic, Chicago Symphony, Pittsburgh Symphony, San Francisco Symphony, Los Angeles Philharmonic, Cleveland Orchestra, Academy of St Martin in the Fields, Bournemouth Symphony, Frankfurt Radio Symphony, Montreal Symphony, Toronto Symphony Orchestra, Dallas Symphony, Atlanta Symphony, Baltimore Symphony, Detroit Symphony, Seattle Symphony, Mostly Mozart Festival Orchestra, and the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic.
Longtime War Memorial partner and friend, Hai Xin Wu, Assistant Concertmaster of the Detroit Symphony Orchestra, returns to our lakefront ballroom for a Sunday afternoon unlike any other. You’ll enjoy a gourmet brunch – complete with bottomless mimosas! – followed by a delightful concert featuring two musical couples: Hai Xin Wu and Zhihua Tang; and Adrienne Rönmark and Erik Rönmark.
More than anything, music is a vehicle for storytelling. This program explores the many ways in which music can inform our identities, our experience of the environment around us, our own creative capacities, and the vastness of our collective history.
Experience the inaugural American tour of a new collaboration between Brazilian cellist Antonio Meneses (the last cellist of the famed Beaux Arts Trio) and Scottish guitarist Paul Galbraith. The duo’s innovative program includes the work that inspired their collaboration – Schubert's Arpeggione Sonata – paired with music by Brazilian composers Radamés Gnattali and André Mehmari arranged especially for them.
Now celebrating their 25th season in 2018–19, the Grammy Award-winning Pacifica Quartet is widely regarded as one of the leading string quartets of the world, a position firmly established through their concerts, recordings, and prestigious ongoing residencies at the Aspen Music Festival, New York’s Metropolitan Museum of Art and Indiana University’s Jacobs School of Music.