Apr 11, 2018 7:30 pm
Other Minds Festival
Other Minds Festival

Gertrude Stein and Virgil Thomson’s quadrilogue homage to Provence, Capital Capitals and works by others. An evening of time travel, exploring the roots of what would become known as Sound Poetry. An evening that is part of Other Minds Festival 23, April 9- 14, 2018

Radical disruption of the past’s Romantic poetry takes center stage with rarely performed, controversial works from the first half of the 20th Century. Hear masters of Italian Futurism Filippo Tomasso Marinetti and Fortunato Depero; Kurt Schwitters‘ provocative Dada-ist Ursonate; recently rediscovered “lost works” by composer Ernst Toch for speaking chorus; world premiere of Medical Fugue by Lawrence Weschler; seminal French sound poet Bernard Heidsieck’s poignant La Poinçonneuse; new music diva Cathy Berberian’s ode to the comics, Stripsody; Gertrude Stein and Virgil Thomson’s quadrilogue homage to Provence, Capital Capitals.

Oct 18, 2018 7:30 pm
Mademoiselle: An American Inspiration


  • N. BOULANGER Les Heures Claires (excerpt)
    • Cantique
  • L. BOULANGER Clairières dans le ciel (excerpt)
  • BERNSTEIN Simple Song from Mass
  • COPLAND Old American Songs (selections)
  • L. BOULANGER Les Sirènes
  • DAVID CONTE In Praise of Music
  • COPLAND An Immorality
  • THOMSON Seven Choruses from the Medea of Euripides
  • BARBER The Virgin Martyrs
    • A Nun Takes the Veil
  • LOUISE TALMA Three Madrigals
  • BERNSTEIN I Hate Music!​​​​​​​
Oct 31, 2018 | Nov, 2018 | Nov 2, 2018 | Nov 3, 2018 | Nov 4, 2018
The Washington Ballet: Contemporary Masters


  • MORRIS/THOMSON Drink To Me Only With Thine Eyes
Feb 8, 2019 10:45 am, 8:00 pm
Detroit Symphony Orchestra “American Panorama”

For five decades, Leonard Slatkin has championed the diverse music of America. This three-week festival begins with a cross-country musical travelogue of sorts from Virgil Thomson, Leonard Bernstein, Morton Gould, Joan Tower, plus Ferde Grofe’s colorful Grand Canyon Suite, and continues with film and concert music by John Williams.


  • GOULD Star Spangled Overture
  • TOWER Sequoia
  • BERNSTEIN Three Meditations from Mass
  • THOMSON Suite from The Plow that Broke the Plains
  • GROFÉ Grand Canyon Suite
Apr 27, 2019 8:00 pm | Apr 28, 2019 2:00 pm
The Orchestra Now "De Profundis: Out of the Depths"

A co-presentation with the Trans-Siberian Arts Festival
Part of the TŌN at the Fisher Center series


  • THOMSON De Profundis
  • RAFF Psalm 130: De Profundis (US Premiere)
  • LERA AUERBACH De Profundis (Violin Concerto No. 3) (US Premiere)
  • BOULANGER Psalm 130: Du fond de l’abîme (De Profundis)