Ever wanted to play with the Detroit Symphony Orchestra? Now's your chance.
The DSO is putting together "Spirit of Detroit: A Symphony of the People," an interactive online project built from Gustav Holst's "Jupiter" from "The Planets." The piece has been freshy arranged for orchestra and choir, with new lyrics by Meaghan Henrich.
Musicians and vocalists wishing to take part can get instructions via dso.org/spirit. Video submissions are due by July 3, with the finished piece expected to premiere later this summer.
In a video, DSO violinist Caroline Coade explains that "'Spirit of Detroit" builds on the present times, reflecting the Covid-19 pandemic as well as the recent civil unrest. "As an orchestra, we understand the value of listening," Coade says, "and we know we have more to hear, more to learn and more to do. Maybe we can create something that will bring us all closer together."
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