New York Times

Detroit Symphony Tackles an Adventurous Premiere

By Zachary Woolfe
November 11, 2015

Detroit Symphony Tackles an Adventurous Premiere

The composer Tod Machover sat on the floor in a circle of third graders one recent morning at the brightly colored, mural-filled Detroit Achievement Academy.

He spoke with them about their city and asked for their help with his new piece, “Symphony in D,” which the Detroit Symphony Orchestra will play for the first time on Friday, Nov. 20.

“What do you think Detroit is going to look like when you’re in high school?” a teacher asked the students, guiding them in a brainstorming exercise.

Correction: Nov. 22, 2015
A picture last Sunday with an article about the Detroit Symphony Orchestra was published in error. It showed the Detroit Opera House —not Orchestra Hall, which is the Detroit Symphony Orchestra’s home.