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GREAT AMERICAN SONGBOOK SELECTIONS
SEPTEMBER 22 – 24, 2023
Music Director Fabio Luisi makes his first appearance on the Pops Series presented by Capital One. The evening opens with classic Gershwin, followed by selections from the Great American Songbook. These important and influential American popular songs and jazz standards began in the early 20th century and continue to be written to this day.
Morton H. Meyerson Symphony Center
SONGS OF LOVE & JUSTICE
OCTOBER 15, 2023
For her performance at Chamber Music Detroit, Slack performs Of Thee I Sing! Songs of Love and Justice, her incredibly moving program conceived during the turmoil in the summer of 2020, when the country was forced into a long-overdue racial awakening.
Varner Recital Hall
FRIENDS OF CHAMBER MUSIC
JANUARY 17, 2024
Star soprano Karen Slack returns to FCM’s member Series, this time in concert with the Pacifica Quartet. The varied program features songs by George Walker’s Lyric for Strings, a new commission by James Lee III, and Dvorak’s Quartet in A-flat Major.
WITH PACIFICA QUARTET
Gates Hall, Newman Center
MAY 8-10, 2024
Baroque and Classical expert Jane Glover conducts this program spotlighting Mozart. Bookended by his Symphonies Nos. 35 and 39 — both full of gorgeous melodies from beginning to end — the concert features his buoyant Oboe Concerto performed by NY Phil Principal Oboe Liang Wang. Ah, perfido!, by Beethoven, one of Mozart’s most eminent heirs, is a dramatic showpiece for soprano, sung by Karen Slack.
MOZART AND BEETHOVEN WITH JANE GLOVER
New York, NY
David Geffen Hall
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