Detroit Symphony Orchestra Celebrates the Life and Music of Russian Composer Tchaikovsky With Three Week Festival

February 11, 2015 9:41 PM

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The works of 19th century Russian composer Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky have long been appreciated from classical music audiences alike worldwide for almost a century and a half now. While the number of compositions he wrote was quite small in comparison to the likes of say Heiden or Mozart, there was a fantastical element of Tchaikovsky's concertos and symphonies that made him a unique player in the world of classical music. Like many of our musical heroes, Tchaikovsky's muse came from an inner-turmoil within, dealing with the lost of his mother at a young age, his own self-doubt, and even struggles with his own sexuality.

This month, the Detroit Symphony Orchestra, lead by music director/conductor Leonard Slatkin (pictured below) presents the Tchaikovsky Festival, highlighting the works and the life of the famed Russian composer with a series of performances, a panel discussion and much more over a three-week period....

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