Naxos to Release New Recordings of Williams Concerti

The Detroit Symphony Orchestra (DSO)’s 2013-14 season will see the continuation of two recording projects spearheaded by conductor Leonard Slatkin. The DSO began a three-disc project last year with Naxos to record all six ballets by Aaron Copland, and the material for the second disc will be recorded in the new season.

An on-going endeavor to record a complete set of John Williams’ concerti featuring DSO Principal musicians will also continue in 2013-14 with performances of the Williams Flute Concerto and Tuba Concerto on March 27-30, 2014, as well as the release of Williams’ Five Sacred Trees featuring DSO Principal Bassoon Robert Williams (2013), and the Williams Cello Concerto featuring DSO Principal Cellist Robert deMaine (2013).

Past releases have included John Williams Horn Concerto (2010) featuring DSO Principal Horn Karl Pituch, and John Williams’ Violin Concerto featuring former DSO Concertmaster Emmanuelle Boisvert (2011).  The concerti are direct-to-digital recordings on the Naxos label available to download via the DSO to Go mobile app, iTunes and Instant Encore.